BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND – September 23, 2015 – Witch Beam’s arcade-style twin stick shooter set in a vivid sci-fi universe, Assault Android Cactus, is now available on PC, Mac and Linux.
Taking place on a spaceship commandeered by rogue robots, it’s up to Junior Constable Cactus and her fellow android heroines to blast their way through intense and dynamically changing levels in order to get to the bottom of what is causing the robots to go berserk.
Each of the nine playable androids comes equipped with their own primary and secondary weapons, dictating their style of play. Cactus is the capable all-rounder, picking off enemies with her assault rifle and charging in to deal big damage with her flamethrower. Coral prefers to get up close to maximize the effectiveness of her shotgun, but can drop an enemy repelling plasma field to keep in control of the battleground.
Assault Android Cactus’ gameplay revolves around its battery mechanic, which rewards an aggressive style of play. The androids’ batteries constantly drain throughout a level, and if fully depleted will shut down a character and end the level. The only way to restore power is by picking up batteries from fallen enemies.
- Fast paced twin stick shooting – play aggressively to stay alive
- Four modes of play including Campaign, Infinity Drive, Daily Drive and Boss Rush, all of which are playable cooperatively with up to 4 players
- Nine playable androids, each with their own distinct personality and style of play
- Dynamic stages that introduce new challenges for players to overcome, in addition to the hordes of enemy robots
- Unlockable EX features including mega weapons, a first person perspective and AI teammates
“Over these last few years, we’ve worked hard to polish and perfect Assault Android Cactus; keeping in mind everything we’ve learned from players in Early Access,” said Sanatana Mishra, director at Witch Beam. “Now that Cactus is finally out, we can’t wait to see what people think and are excited about all the new strategies they’ll develop to place crazy high scores all over the leaderboards!”
Assault Android Cactus can be purchased for $14.99 USD, but is 20% off during launch week for $12. The game is currently offered on Steam and The Humble Store.
Assault Android Cactus will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Wii U in Q1 2016.
The original soundtrack, featuring 20 songs composed by BAFTA award winning game audio designer Jeff van Dyck, is also available on Steam for $9.99 USD or can be purchased in a bundle with the game for $24.99 USD or $20 during launch week.
More information about Assault Android Cactus can be found at http://www.assaultandroidcactus.com/p/landing.html
About Witch Beam
Witch Beam is a Brisbane-based Australian indie developer. The studio is comprised of industry veterans whose resumes cite BAFTA and GDC awards for work on titles including L.A. Noire, Alien Isolation, Need for Speed and Hand of Fate.
Witch Beam strives to develop substantial experiences on core gaming platforms with polished gameplay that focuses on mastering select elements, rather than delivering a massive amount of unrefined features.
To learn more about Witch Beam please visit http://www.witchbeam.com.au/