Ion Assault update adds new mode, simpler controls

Black Inc. has announced that Coreplay has released an update for its Xbox Live Arcade shooter, Ion Assault. The free update adds a new survival mode to the game which, unsurprisingly, has players fighting for their lives against waves of increasingly dangerous enemies. Additionally, the update also adds a new control scheme, which allows players to directly aim the ship using the right analog stick. Previously, the right stick rotated the ship left and right. It's not the most fluid control scheme, and was one of our only complaints about the game when it was released last year.

The new controls are available in the trial version as well as the full version, so you may want to give it a spin if the original controls put you off the first time.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.