Ecco the Dolphin creator announces action-strategy game Space War Arena for Switch

Playchemy has announced Space War Arena, a strategic action game that combines real-time space combat and tactical gameplay, for Switch. Directed by Ecco the dolphin creator Ed Annuziata, it’s a tribute to the original space war game from the 1960s. It will launch via the Nintendo eShop on February 14.

Here’s a preview of the game, via Playchemy:


Large-scale spaceship combat has never been so addictive or accessible. Lead the tides of war in lightning-fast strategic battles and unleash astonishing arsenals against opposing fleets to destroy their bases and claim their space. space war arena is a unique tribute to the original video game. Build an armada from 30 different upgradable unit types, unleash your cunning, adapt to the enemy, and command your fleet in epic AI encounters or vicious same-screen multiplayer. Engage!

Main characteristics

  • Epic space battles – Enter a universe of exciting real-time space battles that are accessible, yet deeply strategic. Think quickly and deploy the right units at the right time, manipulating their launch trajectories for tactical depth.
  • Bridge construction – Mix and match over 30 unit types and experiment with different playstyles as you level up and lead your squads into battle. Deal and deal with agile fighters, sweeping lasers, drone factories and atomic warheads.
  • Single player campaign – Unleash the galaxy in a pitched battle against AI masterminds. A single-player campaign pits you against a variety of setups and scenarios, tasking future commanders with upgrading their fleets and becoming masters of all they see.

Watch a trailer below. Visit the official site here.

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