Witch Beam’s arcade-style twin stick shooter set in a vivid sci-fi universe, Assault Android Cactus, is now available on PC with its Wii U, PS4 and PS Vita versions scheduled to debut in 2016. 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!”