Narrative shmup Wings of Bluestar coming to Switch January 18, 2023
Stop the threat against free space!
The arcade style shootemup game Wings of Bluestar has been confirmed for a Switch release date of January 18, 2023. Originally announced for release earlier this year, the official eShop page now confirms the new release a few weeks from now. This game may seem familiar to fans of the genre, but publisher Eastasiasoft aims to shake things up with a much more involved narrative featuring choices and multiple endings.
Wings of Bluestar will be available on the Switch eShop for $14.99. See below for screenshots and the official description.
Blast off for a story-driven shoot’em up experience unlike any other! As mankind faces the remnants of a mysterious artificial intelligence, it’s up to trainee pilot Aya and veteran ace Zarak to investigate the resurgent threat against free space. Along the way, these defenders of peace will need to confront their past and learn more about themselves before they can uncover the truth of their enemies.
Combining elements of traditional side-scrolling arcade shoot’em ups with HD presentation, Wings of Bluestar is both familiar and modernized, accessible yet challenging. In addition to multiple ships, weapon upgrades and intense bullet hell gameplay, a deep narrative experience awaits with dialogue choices and multiple endings for both playable characters. To extend the experience even further, Wings of Bluestar features boss rush mode, training and a shop to unlock in-game rewards.
- Challenge 8 stages of side-scrolling bullet hell mayhem!
- Enjoy hand-painted sprites and story scenes.
- Choose between 2 playable pilots with unique ships.
- Upgrade weapons as you progress!
- Explore a deep narrative with dialogue choices and multiple endings.
- Unlock artwork, sound test, extra game modes and more!