Initially released on August 30, 2017, developed by EXOR Studios, X-Morph: Defence is a top-down strategic tower defence shooter and that is looking to Switch it up.
Today EXOR Studios have announced that X-Morph will “begin its assault” when it releases digitally on February 21, with Teyon handling the Japanese release of the game. Priced at $19.99, EXOR Studios have also revealed a physical release is also in the works in Europe, which is to be handled by Avance Discos.
For more on X-Morph: Defense, plenty of additional details can be gleaned from the trailer and overview below:
X-Morph: Defense ($19.99)
Unique fusion of a top down shooter and tower defense strategy. You are the X-Morph – an alien species that invades Earth to harvest its resources and terraform the surface. Strategize in the build mode by carefully selecting various types of alien towers or throw yourself right into heat of the battle. Build mazes for incoming enemies in an environment that provides exceptional planning freedom. Tear down buildings and collapse bridges to support your defense or to simply indulge in a spectacle of unprecedented destruction. Possess a range of unique alien weapons and use defense strategies like you’ve never seen before in this genre.
Your goal is to defend the X-Morph harvesters from waves of incoming human forces. Each enemy wave is preceded by a setup phase in which the player can check what types of enemies are going to be attacking him and to observe their paths. There is no time limit for this phase, so the player can carefully plan his defenses or choose to start fighting immediately and place towers when needed during the battle. One of the game’s key features is the ability to build towers virtually anywhere on the map and to shape enemy paths by connecting towers with laser fences. The player can choose between building long mazes out of basic towers or placing more advanced towers which are more effective at different types of incoming enemies.
As the X-Morph fighter you can engage enemy units directly with a diverse arsenal of weapons. There are four distinct forms which specialize in dealing with different kinds of threats. Each form has a basic attack and a special charged attack mode. The Plasma Fighter is the most universal one – good at destroying both air and ground units. The Dark Matter Bomber is great at decimating groups of ground units. It can slow down time and release a dark matter bomb that can cut down buildings. The Shredder fighter is perfect for annihilating large numbers of human air units. Finally the Laser Destroyer is best for smelting large single units.
The game’s environments are constructed with a lot of attention to detail and they are almost completely destructible. From small picket fences to huge skyscrapers. Any bridge or building in the game can be collapsed and its destruction is dynamically simulated using realistic physics. The destruction is not only a visual effect as it can significantly influence the layout of the battlefield. The combination of dynamic environments, laser fences and real time calculated enemy paths creates unique gameplay scenarios.
Humans are desperate to defend their home world. They have created huge, building size, mechanical war machines to fight against each other, but now they will use them to destroy the X-Morph. Each boss fight is unique and heavily influences the gameplay environment. Entire cities will be destroyed.
Split Screen Co-Op:
X-Morph: Defense includes a split screen co-op mode. All missions have different gameplay scenarios designed specifically for co-op play. Enemies attack in larger numbers and from new directions making good cooperation essential to winning. In this mode the game can be played in many different ways, one player can focus on optimizing tower placement while the other shoots at enemies, or they can both focus their firepower on the strongest attackers.
X-Morph: Defense Main Features:
- Dynamic system for destroying buildings. Every building in the game can be destroyed piece by piece, while realistic physics simulation makes every destruction scenario unique
- 28 different enemy types, both ground and airborne
- The Main Campaign offers close to twenty hours of adrenaline-powered gameplay, supported by three extensive DLCs
- Epic duels with challenging bosses
- 10-level Survival Mode campaign
- Numerous types of weapons, towers and upgrades that affect the strategic depth of the game
- Completely destructible environment and unique tower defense mechanics that create endless gameplay possibilities
- All-star voice cast – including Michael McConnohie, Natalie Roers, Ryan Laughton and Tori Kamal
- 13 language versions available.
Source: EXOR Studios PR
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This post was written by Jack Longman