Blast Brigade charging to Nintendo Switch this year
An explosive trip back to the '80s
With a title like Blast Brigade vs. the Evil Legion of Dr. Cread, you just know this new game from Allods Team Arcade (a new team in the MY.GAMES development family) is going to be all about action. More specifically, 2D platformer action all Metroidvania style with a heavy dose of inspiration from ’80s movies.
In Blast Brigade, players will assemble a team of four playable heroes with unique abilities, switch characters on the go, upgrade weapons, face challenging bosses, and prevent doomsday.
Blast Brigade tells the story of a diverse group of special agents from across the globe that will have to unite against the evil genius Dr. Cread. A seemingly routine mission soon escalates into a mission to save the world, which sees the heroes working together to safeguard the ancient heritage of an island paradise.
The heroes will explore the remote island captured by the nefarious Dr. Cread. After many (failed) attempts at world domination, the doctor has now made his lair on the island paradise whilst enslaving its inhabitants to help him build his giant doomsday robot. The Blast Brigade will not only have to defeat the minions of Dr. Cread but also master strange, ancient technology in their quest to save the world.
Those four playable characters will sound somewhat familiar to anyone who ever spent Saturday afternoon in a theater or arcade in mid-’80s:
- The American Jeff (J. Jefferson), has never found a problem he can’t blast his way out of. Using his trusty grenade launcher, Jeff is an all-American hero who always charges into headlong confrontations with evil-doers and villains.
- Soviet KGB Agent Alexandra “Shura” Voron infiltrates hostile territory with her grappling hook to take out enemies of the motherland with her sniper rifle. A master manipulator and infiltrator, Shura preferably works from the shadows to achieve her goals.
- The Scotsman Gavin Henry Gale or “Galahad” is an MI6 spy who was recently captured by Dr. Cread. After being subjected to horrible experiments at the hands of the Doctor, he managed to escape and now uses his cyborg body to wreak havoc on his foes.
- Holy Sentinel Vartaxaklahun “Vortex” Paqarnusta works with the Blast Brigade to help liberate her island from Dr. Cread. Wielding Chakrams in a spinning dance of death, Vortex also has rudimentary knowledge of the ancient technology of the island.
That’s all the information we have on Blast Brigade vs. the Evil Legion of Dr. Cread for now, but the trailer above paints a pretty precise picture of gameplay.
Blast Brigade will be available for $19.99/€19,99 and will be ESRB rated E (Everyone) and PEGI 7. For more information, visit www.blastbrigade.com (but wait until they figure out the hosting issues).