Draining your wallet next week
Drainus was previously announced for Switch, and today brings us some more news on the shmup. First up, we can expect the game to launch sometime in Winter 2022/2023, meaning either late this year or early next. Second, the game will be getting a physical release courtesy of Strictly Limited Games, and pre-orders open on Nov. 20th, 2022.
There will be both a standard and collector’s edition of Drainus available, and there will be just 1,500 copies of each made available worldwide. The standard version of the game gets you a box and game card. The collector’s edition is priced at $70 and includes the following:
- Game for Nintendo Switch
- Collector’s Edition Box with magnetic latch
- Colorful Game Manual
- Material Collection Book with an exclusive manga in both English and Japanese, exclusive interview with the developer and behind-the-scenes material about the development
- Drainus Hanging Decoration
- DRAINUS Original Soundtrack, 1 CD
- Textile Patch with the emblem of the Kharlarl Empire
- DRAINUS Enamel Logo Pin
- Double-sided Poster
Gameplay is key and DRAINUS’ main draw is the mechanic of the titular spaceship ‘Drainus’, which allows it to absorb light energy attacks and then use the energy harvested for devastating counterattacks. Using these mechanics strategically is the key to clearing the game and performing well.