The ambitious multiplayer WiiWare game is coming very soon, and to celebrate Medaverse Studios has released a new trailer.
Medaverse Studios has announced that their first WiiWare title, Gravitronix, will be released on October 5 after two years of development.
Gravitronix is an action/battle game in which players control a gravity platform, throwing objects to other enemies with the goal of destroying their defense shields and winning the battle. The game will allow up to 8 players on one Wii console, using the Wii Remote and/or Nunchuck to control their platforms.
A "How to Play" trailer has been released that explains the concept of the game even further:
The title's official website has also gone live and it includes more details on the game, including character bios, gameplay videos and more.
Medaverse Studios Announces the Release Date and Price of Gravitronix
Dover, NH – September 28th, 2009 - Medaverse Studios is proud to announce the release of Gravitronix for the WiiWare™ download service on October 5th for 500 Wii Points™ in North America!
Gravitronix is an action/battle game in which players play as a “Gravity Platform” on the circumference of a circular arena. The object of the game is to defend your territory on the arena while assaulting enemy territories using only your wits, the projectiles that spawn in the arena and the two powerful beams of your Gravity Platform.
Each territory is lined with a wall of shield pieces when the game begins. Each shield piece will take three hits before being destroyed. If a projectile exits the arena through a territory, the territory and the players in it are defeated. The last territory standing is the winner.
Players can play with either the Wii Remote™ or Nunchuk™ controller. Twist your controller to move your Gravity Platform within your territory. Press the A or C button to push projectiles away and the B or Z button to capture projectiles and take aim at your opponents. Each of the four projectiles has different properties, such as arcing 90 degrees when fired from capture or creating a huge explosion when charged with energy.
Gravitronix is easy to learn but a challenge to master, and is designed to appeal to gamers of all levels. From players picking up a controller for the first time to veteran gamers who live for intense, heated battles with their friends, Gravitronix offers something for everyone.
Pick up and Play with a High Skill Ceiling - Anyone can pick up a controller and be enjoying Gravitronix in minutes, but only the most dedicated of players will be able to master all the tricks and secrets the Gravitronix arena has to offer.
Action-Based Gameplay with Strong Strategic Elements - Gravitronix offers a highly kinetic game experience with an arena constantly in motion with projectiles. In the midst of the battle, players can form and break alliances as they conspire against each other.
1-2 Player Campaign mode - Play cooperatively through 21 levels of increasing difficulty. Learn to play Gravitronix with 10 normal levels, then work your way through 11 challenge levels for a shot at the ultimate challenge itself.
1-8 Player Versus Mode - Up to eight players can play together on a single Wii console, with four players holding Wii Remotes and four holding Nunchuks.
Six Special Versus Modes - Six special versus modes, including “Hot Potatoes”, “Sudden Death” and “The Flood”.
Two Arena Configurations - Players can choose to divide the circular arena into 180° halves or 90° quarters, with up to four players per 180° territory or two players per 90° territory. Play in any number of team configurations with up to eight players, with optional COM players to fill in the other territories.
Over 40 Game Customizations - Players can customize the game with over 40 different game options. Players can change the speed of the projectiles, the explosion radius of each projectile type, the number of hits shield pieces take, the number of each projectile type that will appear in the arena (up to 30), and many more.
Five Music Tracks - Players can choose between five unique music tracks mid-game by pressing the “+” button to cycle to the next song.
Eight Selectable Characters - Select from one of eight eccentric characters to represent you on screen.
North American Language Support - Gravitronix supports English, French and Spanish as in-game languages.