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Ion Assault

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: bitComposer
Developer: Coreplay
Release Date: Nov. 2010

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'Ion Assault' (ALL) Rolls Out Automatic Control Issues Patch

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2010 @ 11:40 a.m. PST

Ion Assault is a space combat action game in which, instead of conventional weapons, players use the free energy particles that are abundant in space to fend off swarms of aliens.

In 2183 humanity discovers an energy source that facilitates travel into new regions of space. Gigantic mother ships collect the newly discovered fuel from the distant energy fields and transport it to Earth. When the fleet is destroyed in an alien attack, the player sets out on a perilous journey home in a small harvester. In Ion Assault, instead of conventional weapons, players use the free energy particles that are abundant in space to fend off swarms of aliens. The particles are bundled and the player is able to shoot them at asteroids and enemy ships. The particles are not destroyed in this process, but are redistributed in space, ready to be magnetically attracted again and re-used. Their random distribution makes for dynamic gameplay and calls for a more strategic approach.

Ion Assault offers four scenarios with gorgeous, detailed visuals, each with different types of opponents, bosses and background themes. In the course of the campaign players get to upgrade their spaceships and will, in turn, be able to affect power-ups that enable things such as an increase in ship speed, or an enlarged collected particles radius. Thanks to special power-ups, such as the ability to create temporary black holes, even large numbers of opponents can be dealt with. Players also get to show off their skills in various multi-player modes, and compare their scores to those of the world's best Ion Assault pilots through online high score lists.

An update for Ion Assault (PC) is ready. The patch adds support for X-input compatible controllers and gamepads and also the possibility to control the spacecraft using the cursor keys in addition to WASD. The updates will be applied automatically when your STEAM client is restarted.

The sparks sure do fly in Ion Assault! The player finds himself in his spaceship surrounded by millions of nano particles; you’d better harness this swirling dust and use it to fend off swarms of enemies and obstacles. The player must use some smart particle suction and shooting to quickly blast adversaries out of the way. The player’s journey takes him through four different sectors each with 6 levels and a mighty boss waiting at the end of each sector. The “dynamic level intensity” in Ion Assault makes it easily accessible for beginners, while setting new challenges for hardcore gamers. The graphics and sound enhance the adrenaline-fueled atmosphere and make Ion Assault a must-have for fans of exhilarating arcade action!

Features:

  • Wield thousands of Ion Particles.
  • Blast 30 different enemies using a variety of patterns to attack.
  • Travel through 4 sectors, each guarded by a huge boss!
  • Beat the game on your own or with the help of a friend in coop!
  • Beat your friends locally or via Xbox LIVE in the unique versus-mode that offers its own gameplay mechanics!
  • Conquer the leaderboard by mastering the innovative multiplier-based scoring mechanic.

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