Game Freak’s latest non-Pokemon game, Giga Wrecker, enters Steam Early Access

By James O'Connor, Thursday, 18 August 2016 23:56 GMT

Game Freak, best known for developing the Pokemon games, has just dropped a new 2D action game onto Steam.

Giga Wrecker is, by the look of things, a physics puzzle-platformer. This is Game Freak’s second Steam release, after Tembo the Badass Elephant.

The game is available now for $14.99. The trailer, which has been put up by the good folks at Gematsu, shows off the protagonist different abilities.

The page also lists some of the game’s features:

  • Mixture of exploration and physics: Smash down towering walls, use rubbles as platform and climb high cliffs. This game is an innovative mixture of physics and stage exploration.
  • Combination of puzzle and action: Choose the suitable weapon for each situation, judge which part of an object to break. Not just bashing through obstacles, you can enjoy the achievement of solving puzzles and gimmicks.
  • Special abilities: The player character has the power called ARCHE(ARms Creating and Handling Effect, the ability to construct various weapons using rubbles and scraps from broken objects. Each weapon has its own unique effect, so make full use of them to explore through the stages.

The first few responses on Steam have been largely positive, although several note that the game is still quite unpolished, as one might expect from an Early Access release.

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