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XType Plus confirmed for the Wii U eShop

Posted on February 18, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop

PhobosLab has confirmed plans to bring XType Plus to the Wii U eShop. The arcade shooter, first made available for browsers, will head to Nintendo’s console later this year.

PhobosLab’s Dominic Szablewski has confirmed to Nintendo Life that XType Plus will sport a few extra bells and whistles on Wii U – a Plus Mode, online leaderboards, a replay system, general gameplay enhancements, a new menu system, more music, more sound effects, and reworked visuals.

XType Plus has an entirely new game mode – the Plus Mode. It’s a bit more action oriented; you have to keep moving all time. It features some different enemy weapons, EMP bombs and time based gameplay – you play against the clock instead of having 3 lives.

Another big feature is the online leaderboard and the replay system. Each time you upload your highscore a recording of how you played is uploaded with it. Other players can browse through the highscores and watch these recordings. This is a great way to learn some new strategies or just to watch some Japanese dude totally owning the game.

I also spent a lot of time tweaking the gameplay for XType Plus. I balanced the scoring, implemented a bonus system for bigger kills, tweaked the health of the enemies, number of bullets. Basically the whole difficulty ramp.

On top of that, there’s a whole lot of polish. A new menu system, more music, more sound effects and revamped graphics.


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