Bullet hell shoot ’em up Terror Squid will launch for Switch via the Nintendo eShop, and PC and Mac via Steam on October 15 for $9.99 / €9.99 / £8.99, developer Apt Games announced.
“With Terror Squid we wanted to make a hypnotic score-attack game that’s easy to grasp, but difficult to master,” said Terror Squid creative director Syver Lauritzsen in a press release. “We also wanted it to feel haunted, just as the best 80s arcade games infect your brain in ways both terrifying and entrancing. Become one with the Terror Squid.”
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
A bullet hell with a sinister twist. Think fast and strategically as you weave through a bullet hell of your own making. Easy to learn and hard to master, Terror Squid is an arcade experience unlike any other.
- Create Your Own Bullet Hell – Conduct your symphony of destruction. Dodge tantalizing bullet patterns of your own design. Survive for long enough to release a primordial blast of dark energy, detonating your projectiles in gloriously satisfying chain reactions. Perfect your strategy to squeeze every precious second out of each run.
- A Vectorized Nightmare – Unique vector graphics and a thumping soundtrack combine to deliver a deliciously terrifying arcade experience. Feel the dopamine rushing through your veins and give in to the assimilation.
- Terrorize the Leaderboards – Reign havoc upon your friends’ high scores. Rise to the top of the gene pool. Ascend.
- The Flesh is Weak – Cast aside your puny human shell and give in to the darkness. Become Terror.
There is no hope. There is only Terror Squid.
Watch a new trailer below.