Frankfurt, Germany, May 27th 2010– Today, the Slovak development studio Games Distillery releases a video highly interesting for the XBLA community. The video is focusing on the powerful arsenal of weapons in its naval shooter“AQUA– Naval Warfare”. The game was just released by Microsoft Game Studios on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for 800 Microsoft points.
“AQUA– Naval Warfare” features a wide range of powerful weapons for the different player ships. The primary punch is delivered by the turret mounted guns which cover various types of rapid firing gatlings, volley firing shotguns, armour-piercing cannons as well as some more sophisticated prototypes. One of those is the reflector cannon, firing magnetized steel discs which ricochet from target to target, spreading disaster among enemy formations. Powerful short-range flamers come in handy in this category as well. Operated directly with the analogue stick, the turret mounted guns are proficient in most situations and easy to operate for most naval commanders– true workhorses of any battlefield…
Torpedoes require more precision and planning in their use, since they have a narrow firing arc, but mastering their use can be helpful in many difficult battle-situations.
AQUA offers a variety of torpedo types– large guided torpedoes, salvo-firing fragment torpedoes as well as the rapid firing, zigzagging Anaconda torpedoes. Mines round-up the ships on-board armament– coming in different variations as high-explosive or stun-mines, these volatile projectiles are put to best use while the player is pursued by heavy numbers of enemies or when the enemy has to use a narrow approach corridor.
Along the on-board weaponry, the player will have the opportunity to use devastating special attacks to turn the tides of battle in the critical moment:
• The Cruiser can summon volleys of high-explosive“Angelstrike” rockets to destroy any enemies around it.
• The Gunship can call the secret“Angelcraft” prototype airplane to support it in battle.
• The Speedboat can utilize the“Angelstorm” impulse device to disable and stun enemies around it, making them easy prey even for its weaker board guns.
About“AQUA– Naval Warfare”:
“AQUA– Naval Warfare” is a stylish arcade-action shooter with numerous tactical elements, driven by an entertaining story with beautiful hand-drawn comic sequences.“AQUA– Naval Warfare” was released by Microsoft Game Studios on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system.“AQUA– Naval Warfare is funded and co-produced by fiftyeight Productions.
About Games Distillery:
Games Distillery, founded in 2008, is an independent game development studio based in Bratislava, Slovakia. The studio is owned and managed by Juergen Reusswig and Slavo Hazucha. Juergen Reusswig has 15 years experience in the international games industry and was responsible for more than 20 game productions, including the worldwide million-sellers ANNO 1602 and ANNO 1503. Slavo Hazucha has worked as Creative Director and Manager in the Eastern European industry for over ten years. Games Distillery teams up the best and most creative minds of the local and surrounding developer scene and an extensive network of freelancers and external experts. The studio concentrates on the development of cuttingedge Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC games tailor-made for digital distribution.
About fiftyeight Productions:
fiftyeight Productions is an independent, international production company specialized in the games market. fiftyeight Productions is working with a professional network of independent game developers and financial investors.
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