Ion Assault will assault XBLA this summer

Black Inc. has announced that Ion Assault, developed by Coreplay, will hit Xbox Live Arcade later this summer. Ion Assault, the first XBLA game developed by a German studio, according to the press release, is a space shooter with an interesting twist. Rather than endow the main ship with unlimited ammunition, akin to Geometry Wars, Ion Assault requires players to draw in "free energy particles" and blast them at foes. Once the particles are blasted away, they are redistributed throughout the play area and can be drawn in for another attack.

The full game will run 800 ($10) and will include four different scenarios, multiplayer and plenty of power-ups. Check out the first trailer above and pore over some screens and artwork in the gallery below.
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