Having found major critical success last year with the DSiWare release Shantae: Risky's Revenge, developer WayForward is returning to the download service tomorrow with Mighty Milky Way.

As "Luna," you have a magical power to create and destroy planets, and then hop between them, making a celestial path for yourself as you escape from ... a "laser-eyed T-Rex." In 40 stages, you'll use the gravitational fields of the planets to carry yourself around, collect "planet candy" and avoid obstacles and space dinosaurs.

Mighty Milky Way will cost 800 DSi Points.
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Mighty Milky Way Launches on May 9th, 2011 in North American Territories

Valencia, Calif. – 04/27/2011-Hot on the tail of the critically acclaimed Shantae: Risky's Revenge, WayForward announced today that its planet-hopping, j-pop blaring, candy-hoarding creation, Mighty Milky Way, will launch on May 9th, 2011 in North America, exclusively on Nintendo's DSiWare™ service.

Create and destroy planets with reckless abandon across 40 action puzzle levels. As Luna with her magical staff, explode vicious space monsters, avoid sizzling electrical barriers, and grab all the delicious planet candy you can while avoiding the scourge of the Milky Way-the laser-eyed T-Rex! Mighty Milky Way comes alive with j-pop, and a choral T-Rex anthem alongside the trademark 2D animation for which WayForward is known.

"The march of human progress over millennia has led us to this very moment. The release of Mighty Milky Way is the high water mark of mankind's creativity."
-Sean Velasco

Mighty Milky Way comes from staff responsible for A Boy and His Blob, and Contra 4. Mighty Milky Way will be available exclusively on Nintendo DSiWare™ for 800 DSi Points™ in North America. For more information on Mighty Milky Way and other WayForward games, please visit www.wayforward.com.

About WayForward

WayForward is an independent entertainment software developer operating out of Los Angeles County, California. In operation since 1990, WayForward has partnered with leading software publishers in bringing critically and commercially successful software across multiple platforms.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.