Mediatonic, the creators of last year’s PlayStation Minis game Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess!, have just revealed the first details on their next title — Who’s That Flying?!.
The game’s writer and producer, Jim, gives an awesome overview on what you are in store for:
“You are the mysterious and powerful creature known only as the ‘Guardian of Earth.’ Your steely eye and HYPER-POWERED LASER ARM have kept the citizens of Earth safe for generations (as well as proving a hit with the ladies).”
“With all your awesome TALENT and FLAIR, surely it would be IMPOSSIBLE for a sudden and devastating invasion of colossal Doom Beasts to descend on your cities and cause havoc without your knowledge? (Even if you were MAYBE showboating for a magazine photo shoot at the time…)”
“Now, you must not only defend your cities from the ravenous hordes of Doom Beasts, you must defend yourself against accusations of gross incompetence from the Galactic Council of Justice! And this is all BEFORE you can even start to get to the bottom of just who OR what is really behind the attacks…”
“It’s a side-scrolling shooter meets tower defense (with courtroom drama and intrigue!) doused in sheer awesomeness… AND THEN SET ON FIRE.”
The core of the game is its Story Mode, which focuses on the hero going through 15 levels across six different worlds, preventing the invasion of Earth from the Doom Beasts. Similar to Mediatonic’s previous title, WTF?! features immensely beautiful animated cut-scenes as you play through the story. All the cut-scenes are set in the chambers of the Galactic council, with Earth’s Guardian being interviewed on the actions he has taken.
A creative mixture of side-scrolling and tower defense will be this game’s core mechanic. Being the hero brings the duty of preventing a certain number of enemies from escaping into the city in each level, which will save the city from invasion.
It only comes natural with being the hero that you are indestructible, but that doesn’t mean that getting hit enough won’t put you out of action for a while, which will in turn give your enemies a chance to flee. Obviously, if you let too many enemies past you, the city you’re defending will be destroyed, and you’ll lose the level.
The game will also feature four different “infinite” mode levels, and a special challenge mode with 25 unique challenges to undergo.
It certainly looks and sounds like Mediatonic has definitely managed to squeeze a great deal of content into their new game. What do you guys think? Drop us your comments or opinions down below. We’d love to hear what you think!
Who’s That Flying?! has been completed and is currently going through the age rating process, but Mediatonic is anticipating an early September launch on both the PSP and PlayStation 3.
Source: PlayStation Blog