Twin-stick space shooter Project Aether: First Contact revealed for Switch

Project Aether: First Contact

Forever Entertainment and Sleepy Spider Studios have revealed that they are working to bring Project Aether: First Contact to Switch. The twin-stick space shooter promises intense arcade-style action and an engaging story. Check out the Switch announcement trailer below, which shows off the game in action and lists off a few features.

Here’s a little bit more info on Project Aether: First Contact.

As a threat from beyond looms over the solar system, Project Aether is ready to deploy! Take control of the powerful Aether mech in this rhythmic and tactical space shooter which combines classic arcade-style twin-stick action with stunning 3D environments and an engaging sci-fi story!

Fight the alien threat across 9 unique levels, each with a powerful boss to defeat.

Customize your mech’s loadout with an assortment of powerful weapons, including the rapid fire assault rifle, high impact railgun, concentrated particle beam, and more.

Choose your own approach to combat. Pick your foes off with ranged weapons, or get in close with devastating sword strikes. Adapt your tactics to the scenario at hand.

Use the enemy forces to your advantage! As you damage foes they become primed for a powerful EMP blast, which will destroy them and any ships caught in the blast.

Prove your prowess with boss rush and survival modes, and get your name on the leaderboard!

A range of difficulty modes allow hardcore players to experience the ultimate challenge, while providing a more forgiving experience for genre newcomers.

Leaderboards, strategic and customizable approaches to combat, and more should make Project Aether: First Contact a good buy for Switch owners who are looking for a little bit of twin-stick action. We’ll have to wait a little bit longer before we know about the game’s price and release date, but for now, the trailer above certainly at least shows potential for fun, interesting gameplay. What do you think? Does the game look like your cup of tea? Let us know in the comments below.


Nick Pearson
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