13AM games is bringing a retro-inspired bubble-popping game to the Wii U and New 3DS later this month.
The game features Gameboy-era graphics and an arcade style of gameplay, along with plenty of weapons and power-ups. There’s also a twist in the form of gravity-altering mechanics, which influences that gameplay in new ways by rotating the screen at any given moment.
In Pirate Pop Plus, you’ll be bursting bubbles for the highest score by building chains and combos. You’ll also be battling the devastating Battle Pirate and dealing with the gravitational effects of the game.
Pirate Pop Plus will be released on the New 3DS and Wii U on October 20.
Are you excited about bursting bubbles in this retro-styled game? Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
View the press release below.
Toronto – October 5, 2016 – Ready the sails for classic, retro arcade action with the upcoming release of Pirate Pop Plus by independent developer Dadako and 13AM Shipping Solutions, the new publishing arm of Runbow developers 13AM Games. Launching October 20th on the New Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and on November 4th on Steam, Pirate Pop Plus follows brave pirate Pete Jr. as he pops, shoots, and stomps bubbles to defeat the evil Bubble Pirate. Pirate Pop Plus also features a cross-buy discount for Nintendo fans: players that pick up the game on either the New Nintendo 3DS or Wii U will get the game for free on the other platform.In Pirate Pop Plus, players have to pop bubbles to save the townsfolk while Bubble Pirate’s gravity gun forces them onto walls or the ceiling. Buccaneers will earn coins that they can spend on customizations for their “Pocket Game” handheld console, including new faceplates, stickers, backlights, and even music and characters for the game itself. Players can also spend coins on Hyper Mode, a faster, crazier and more difficult version of the core arcade game that rewards a players a multitude of coins.“We love everything about retro games, from the chiptune music to the pixelart,” said Hawken King, Founder of Dadako. “Pirate Pop Plus reminds players what it was like to have an addictive game on a handheld they could customize and call their own. Thanks to the help of 13AM Shipping Solutions, we’re able to bring Pirate Pop Plus onto the Nintendo systems and Steam.”In addition to chaotic gameplay, Pirate Pop Plus features artwork by Justin Chan, key artist for a bevy of video games such as Nuclear Throne, as well as music from Gyms, composer of Knuckle Sandwich, Dan Rodrigues, composer for Runbow, and 8-bit composers Matthew Ivic and Harry Waters, son of Roger Waters from legendary rock group Pink Floyd. The game also features a guest character cameo from Runbow’s Satura.