Colossatron: Massive World Threat coming from Halfbrick

Colossatron: Massive World Threat was just announced for iOS at PAX Australia by Halfbrick, creators of Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride and various other insanely successful and addictive mobile games. As the name might (?) suggest, Colossatron is a giant robot snake thing seemingly bent on global destruction.

TouchArcade has the description of the game: The player, rather than trying to stop Colossatron, is tasked with keeping the behemoth fully armed and operational by attaching colored segments to its body as they fly in from off screen. Each segment's color and relative position to other segments dictates the effect that it'll have on the creature as a whole. Segments can also combine into more powerful segments based on color and proximity.

We're keeping a cold, metallic tympanic membrane to the ground for more information about the game's release window and pricing structure.

Update: Halfbrick has sent us the game's official announcement press release, which has been tucked away behind the break. It teases that players will be able to "combine their destructive powers, with additional competitive and cooperative social features revealed soon," so we'll see what that's all about when further details are divulged "in the coming weeks."
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Halfbrick announces Colossatron: Massive World Threat

Brand new IP from the creators of Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride

July 19th, Brisbane, Australia – The most explosive game ever made from smash-hit mobile developer Halfbrick will be landing soon, with the world premiere trailer and first gameplay details being announced today.

Colossatron: Massive World Threat is the story of the biggest and most powerful being to ever wage war against mankind, with a unique style reminiscent of the craziest anime and cartoons of the 80s. And this time, the power is in the hands of the players in the ultimate role reversal, as they take control of Colossatron and wreak havoc across the globe!

From the unknown depths of space, the gargantuan robotic snake Colossatron crash-lands on Earth with no purpose other than causing ultimate chaos. With all the action being covered live by Rick Dalton and Katie Hazard of Metro 6 Action News, players must build and shape Colossatron to become an unstoppable force of destruction.

The military mobilizes under the command of General Moustache, and the battle begins! The key to victory is extending Colossatron by attaching red, yellow and blue Powernodes. Each color represents a different weapon or ability, and can also be combined to form new colors, stronger Powernode tiers, and more explosive secrets. Experimenting with how different build strategies hold up during the heat of battle is all part of the fun!

Success is measured by one key metric – dollars of damage caused. The more powerful Colossatron is, the more destroyed and the higher the score. Players can compare and even combine their destructive powers, with additional competitive and cooperative social features revealed soon.

Colossatron: Massive World Threat is fast, fun and non-stop action combined with signature Halfbrick design innovation and polish to make it something truly special. More details about the game will be surfacing in the coming weeks!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.