Gigantic Army paying homage to 16-bit mech shooters in February

Side-scrolling mech shooter Gigantic Army will launch February 5 on PC for $5.99. Developed by three-man Japanese indie studio and Satazius creator Astro Port, the side-scroller is described as an homage to mech shooters of the 16-bit era, such as Cybernator and Mech Warrior.

Gigantic Army has players taking control of a manned combat robot known as "GMR-34 SALADIN," customizing a set of explosive, projectile and plasma weapons across six stages. The game includes four difficulty modes and 12 "mid and end level" bosses. The developer is working to bring the game to Linux, and is currently vying for a spot on Steam via Greenlight.

The game is published by Nyu Media, which announced its localization plans for Gigantic Army in addition to other Japanese indie games like the crowdfunded Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm in October 2013.
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SIDE-SCROLLING, MECH-SHOOTING BAD ASSERY IS BACK!

London, UK. (Wednesday, January 22nd) Nuy Media are pleased to announce GIGANTIC

ARMY, an homage extraordinaire to 16-bit era mech-shooters such as Cybernator / Assault

Suits Valken, Mech Warrior, and Front Mission: Gun Hazard, will release on Wednesday the

5th of February 2014 for the PC (Windows).

GIGANTIC ARMY is a side-scrolling mech-shooter set in a 21St Century war against the

Ramulons – an alien race determined to stop humanity's advance into space.

The war against the Ramulons has reached the planet Ramulon itself and it is now down to

YOU to pilot the 'GMR-34 SALADIN' - a Manned Combat Robot - and take on the Ramulon

army. Customize your arsenal of explosive, projectile, and plasma weapons, and combine

them with melee attacks, thrusters and your shield to take the fight to the enemy and end

the conflict!

Developed by ASTRO PORT, the studio behind of critically acclaimed SATAZIUS, and fully

localized by Nyu Media for its western debut, GIGANTIC ARMY is a heartfelt tribute to the

mech-shooters of the 1990's, boasting awesome retro arcade stylings, slick animation,

superbly detailed mech, boss and stage design, and addictively frenetic game play.

GIGANTIC ARMY FEATURES:

• Six stages of intense mech-shooter action.

• Twelve mid and end level bosses of gargantuan proportions to take down!

• Four difficulty modes from 'Easy' to 'Insane' to cater for all skill levels.

• Customizable weapons load-out to suit your play style.

• Dash, thrusters and shield give your mech satisfying maneuverability and defensive

options.

• Rebalanced gameplay - making the western release of GIGANTIC ARMY the most up-
to-date version yet!

• The Steam version will add 42 achievements, trading cards, and more! A Linux

version for Steam is also in the works!

• Outstanding value: only $5.99!

GIGANTIC ARMY releases on February 5th for just $5.99 will be available directly from

GIGANTICARMY.com, Nyu Media, GamersGate, Desura.com, and Rice Digital.

The GIGANTIC ARMY teaser trailer can be found here:

http://youtu.be/iHC-SHd0ECQ

GIGANTIC ARMY is now on Steam Greenlight - please vote to show your support!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=218444700

For more information on GIGANTIC ARMY please visit the website at: http://

GIGANTICARMY.com

For more information about Nyu Media and other quality Japanese indie games, visit or

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Twitter: @nyumedia

About Nyu Media, Ltd.

Nyu Media, Ltd. is the world's leading localizer and publisher of independent Japanese

video games. By combining high quality localizations, broad distribution and accessible

price points, Nyu Media enables global gamers to fully enjoy excellent indie titles as well as

support the indie game development in Japan.

About ASTRO PORT

ASTRO PORT is a three-man Japanese development team whose collective message to the

world is, 'This is how fun action shooting games can be!" ASTRO PORT's deep catalog of rock

solid shooting games also features Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser, ARMED SEVEN, Witch-bot

Meglilo, SATAZIUS, and STEEL STRIDER.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.