Ahead of its Wii U debut next month, indie studio Petite Games talked to Nintendo News about their game Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself.
The one-man Europe-based developer is in the business of making small, affordable titles, Petite Games tells us, hence the studio’s name. When Super Destronaut 2 arrives on the Wii U eShop in North America this June, it will bring arcade action inspired by familiar retro-styled hits accompanied by assorted chiptune music tracks.
“I really like Space Invaders and Space Invaders Extreme, so yes, there are games that influenced it,” the game’s developer told us on Friday. “I also really like fast-paced arcade high-score games. The retro look for this type of gameplay is the best choice.”
Petite Games hopes to eventually bring the vertical shooter to Steam and Xbox One as well. A Nintendo 3DS version of the game, however, likely won’t happen due to limited resources. “I don’t think it will be released on 3DS. It’s a great platform, and I love it, but it’s expensive to develop on.”
Super Destronaut 2 will challenge players by offering different gameplay modes such as Classic Mode, Time Attack, Invaders Mode, and more. Support for Off-TV gameplay and the Wii U Pro Controller will be included options.
Fans in Europe can expect to see the game appear in their eShop in July or August of this year. There are currently no plans to release Super Destronaut 2 in Japan.
In addition, Petite Games tells us they are working on another Wii U game, which they plan to port to Steam or Xbox One; however, the studio is unable to provide more information at this time.
When it comes to Nintendo NX, the developer thinks it will be a hybrid portable/home console system. “I hope Nintendo will bring a new and fresh idea to the market.”
If Super Destronaut 2: Go Duck Yourself sounds interesting to you, feel free to check out some of the game’s footage in the video below.