Game Freak will break Switch with Giga Wrecker Alt.

Giga Wrecker Alt. Game Freak Rising Star Games Nintendo Switch

As some — but not enough — of us know, Game Freak does make games that aren’t Pokémon. In February of 2017, they released an action/puzzle platformer for Windows called Giga Wrecker. Now, a new announcement trailer reveals that the game is getting an upgraded port for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One as Giga Wrecker Alt., being worked on by Rising Star Games. In addition to receiving a digital release, the game will also see a brief physical release on Switch and PlayStation 4 thanks to Limited Run Games.

In this game you play as Reika, who is fighting her way through the remains of a destroyed world. Reika can use “ARCHE (Arms Creating and Handling Effect)” to manipulate rubble and other junk to solve puzzles or battle enemies. The above trailer makes it all look pretty frenetic. But it also looks messy to the eyes, figuratively and literally, which could potentially be an issue.

One more cool thing worth noting from the game’s press release is how the game came into being in the first place:

GIGA WRECKER was brought to life through Game Freak’s internal “Gear Project” where its developers are encouraged to come up with intriguing ideas for games outside the company’s normal. The game also features music by video game composer, Shinij Hosoe, known for Ridge Racer and Tekken, among many other titles.

In total, Giga Wrecker Alt. will receive 20 new puzzle stages in its Campaign mode, new characters to assist with difficult sections of the game, an “Ironman” (extra difficult) mode, an improved localization, and more language options. That sounds like a pretty reasonable, if not earth-shattering, upgrade.

Are you intrigued for Giga Wrecker Alt.? If so, tell us about it down below.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!