Assault Android Cactus+ Finally Explodes onto Switch Next Month

Assault Android Cactus+ Launches March 8th

Despite being first announced for the Wii U eShop in 2016, Assault Android Cactus never got released on the flailing hardware. But with today’s announcement, Nintendo Switch owners will soon be able to play this frenetic action-packed twin-shooter.

Australian-based developer Witch Beam has confirmed a March 8th release date for Assault Android Cactus+, an enhanced edition of the original game with 60 fps gameplay, new character costumes, aim assist options and Campaign+, a completely reimagined version of the 25-stage campaign.

“We’re proud of what we achieved with Assault Android Cactus Plus,” says Tim Dawson, director, Witch Beam. “Campaign+ is our love letter to hardcore genre fans and aim assist is making our game even more accessible. More people are going to be able to get more out of it.”

Campaign+ rebuilds each stage with “new enemy waves and dynamic elements” that affect new encounters and boss fights. Even if you’re a cactus veteran, the new remixed campaign sounds like it’ll be worth playing again on Switch.

The Switch version, aside from its obvious portability, can also be played with a single Joy-Con. With the new aim assist function, “players focus on dodging, shooting and managing weapons, retaining the heart of the experience even without twin joysticks.” Below is a brief explanation of some new modes and extra options in the game:

“Boss Rush and Infinity Drive give determined players even more action, while Daily Drive gives them one shot at setting a worldwide high score in a newly generated level. Developer Commentary, Jukebox, and Sound Test modes are joined by a new Movie Gallery for revisiting cinematics. Unlock new costumes for all nine Androids and earn credits to enable EX options like first person mode, AI players and the newly re-balanced MEGA Weapons that are more destructive than ever.”

Assault Android Cactus+ launches on March 8th for only $19.99 USD. It can be pre-purchased now with a 25% discount from the eShop. Make sure you check out our original review by clicking here.