Hudson Entertainment today announced it’s bringing Star Soldier to WiiWare later this year.
This tournament-style outer space shooter challenges players to achieve a high score in either a Two-Minute or Five-Minute Mode. In Two-Minute Mode, players have just enough time to battle through one action-packed stage and one giant boss. In Five-Minute Mode, they also have enough time to fight their way through a second level with its own boss.
Additionally, Star Soldier players can play Quick Shot Mode to see if they have the fastest trigger fingers around. Once gamers have their scores, they can go to the online leaderboards to see how they compare with other players in their region and can keep playing to improve their ranking.
Like traditional vertical-scrolling shooters, Star Soldier features a top-down perspective and players fly from the bottom of the screen towards the top, shooting at any ship or structure that obstructs their path. As players progress, they can collect power-ups to increase their weapon or shield strength. Also, an all-new Force System enables gamers to collect up to five orbiting satellites that can be held close to the ship for defensive cover or can be sent out for additional firepower.
Players can also decide how they want to play Star Soldier, choosing from three control schemes: Nunchuk and Wii Remote, Wii Remote only (held sideways) or the Classic Controller.
We’ve got the first screens from Star Soldier for Wii below. Click on any of them for their high-resolution counterpart.