Today Eclipse Games announced the release date of their upcoming 2D side scroller, Spheroids. The game is scheduled to come out on January 10th for PS Vita and PS4 (cross-buy!).
According to the game’s description on Steam Greenlight, “Spheroids is a 2D sidescroller that mixes mechanics from classic platformers such as Super Mario Bros or Umihara Kawase with ‘combat’ sections inspired in Pang! (or Buster Brothers), within a comical science-fiction setting inspired by films and series such as Futurama, Rick & Morty, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future or Spaceballs.”
Spheroids starts you in control of Lucas, a jumpy, introverted, Canadian boy, currently on his way to Otto’s garage. Otto is a brilliant but paranoiac scientist that’s spent years trying to uncover a conspiracy to hide the existence of alternative universes. Turns out he was right, as the world now currently faces an unprecedented spherical invasion. It’s now up to Lucas to stop these dangerous aliens and save the world.
The game has a story mode with 32 levels in 8 different locations.
Here’s the trailer and some images: