Developed by Loomiarts, in collaboration with the film production company Fehorama Filmes, publisher WhisperGames has announced Squad 51 vs. The Flying Saucers, a brand new fast-paced 2D shooter. The concept and execution is very reminiscent of Cuphead, but instead of being based on cartoons from the 30s, it’s stylized like a live-action sci-fi movie from the 50s. It will be released for Nintendo Switch in Fall 2022, with an exact date yet to be confirmed. Check out the reveal trailer above and details below.

A group of extraterrestrials called the Vega Corporation one day visit earth to provide unlimited resources to earth to help the human race endure. When the darker side of the corporation rises to the surface and an uprising begins, Lieutenant Kaya and the rest of the squadron band together to stop Vega and its ruthless leader Director Zarog. Experience the story unfold through live-action cutscenes and dubbed voice overs in black and white.

Ascend through over 11 levels ranging from snowy mountains, busy cityscapes, and dense forests to defeat waves of alien ships. Face an onslaught of enemy ships around every corner, with difficulty settings to choose from so every rookie or veteran pilot can fly. Not ready to take on those pesky aliens by yourself? Invite a second player to enter levels at anytime and earn points together to unlock new weapons and upgrades.

Features List:

  • Classic gameplay - Squad 51 vs. The Flying Saucers is a SHOOT ‘EM UP! game with four different aircrafts to play and set up with special weapons.
  • Cinematic experience - Glorious black-and-white aesthetics, live-action FMV sequences and dubbed voices will tell the story of the battle between the squadron and Director Zarog’s alien supremacy.
  • 11 levels - Fight against enemy ships and bosses in many different environments - snowy mountains, forests, cityscapes, and many others.
  • Dynamic difficulty - No matter if you’re a rookie or a veteran shooting star, Squad 51 vs. The Flying Saucers supports dynamic difficulty which allows every pilot to enjoy the fight.
  • Multiplayer - Feeling lonely against Aliens? Invite a friend! A second player can enter a level any time. Earn points with your friend and unlock together new special weapons and upgrades.

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2y ago

This reminds me of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. I'm not into shmups but may check this out depending on reviews.