Level-5 have announced that Bugs vs Tanks! is now available via the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo 3DS costing £7.19.
The shooter has been created by video game legend Keiji Inafune, best known for his work on some of the industry’s most respected game series such as Mega Man, Onimusha and Dead Rising. Bugs vs Tanks casts players as a shrunken World War II tank in a battle for survival against swarms of hostile insects. Bugs vs. Tanks! was previously released only in Japan as part of the GUILD02 collection, featuring masterworks by some of the industry’s most respected game creators.
It is set during World War II and players are thrust into the role of a WWII panzer squad, which has, unexpectedly, been shrunk to the size of a bug. In order to survive, players must master their tanks and engage in heated battles against ants, bees, moths, and more, all while clinging to the hope of finding a way to be returned to normal size.
It also features authentic WWII tanks pulled straight from the history books which players can customize by changing the body, turret, and paint, obliterating swarms of bugs in their own style. There are co-op multiplayer missions available against some of the game’s baddest bugs, with up to four friends joining the fray and the ability to call for friendly cover fire via StreetPass.
Those who own either Liberation Maiden, Aero Porter or Crimson Shroud and have saved data will also receive an exclusive gold tank. Akihiro Hino, President and CEO of LEVEL-5 stated:
Keiji Inafune has gained immense global fame as a result of building a reputation as not only a great game innovator but also a master of delivering compelling, unique and exciting entertainment experiences, BUGS vs. TANKS! continues this legacy with an extraordinary premise, tense gameplay, fun player customization, and other features that will keep players squashing bugs for hours on end.
Keiji Inafune, CEO / Concepter of comcept added:
Akihiro Hino and I share the desire to deliver spectacular surprises to gamers. I have always wanted to work with him as I respect him as a creator, and I feel that we positively influence one another, This desire came to fruition with my involvement in the GUILD02 project in the form of BUGS vs. TANKS!, and I’m glad to have been able to develop a game that Hino-san ended up being very satisfied with. We’re very pleased that the title has been well-received by fans in Japan, but that being said, the game was created with players around the world in mind. I feel that the game is exceptional and enjoyable, and I hope everyone will feel the same.
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