HyperParasite [Nintendo Switch]
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HyperParasite from Nicalis and Troglobytes Games for the Nintendo Switch is a rogue-lite twin-stick shooter that never plays the same twice. Collect and control 60 different characters as the body-snatching alien Parasite with a grudge against humanity.
With World War III nearing its end, the people of Earth are just beginning to catch their breath when yet another menace appears.
This time the threat is global: a parasitic alien organism that can possess human beings and use their abilities to wreak unfathomable havoc. No one knows the whereabouts of this dangerous invader except you... because YOU are the HyperParasite!
Invading a grime encrusted dystopia straight out the eighties, you're the monster the authorities warned about. Dragging your bloody tentacles on the greasy asphalt, you snatch body after body. You are the HyperParasite; an evil alien with a bone to pick with humanity... just because it’s fun.
Infesting the sickest corners of the most ass-kicking decade, you must fight your way to the top of the pop-cultural food chain, in order to push the Big Red Button and bring about the mushroom cloud of finality. Be the baddest, navigating the dangerous procedurally generated streets of a hopeless past, in this tough twin-stick roguelite brawling S.O.B.
Long Live the New Flesh
Look at all those juicy meat-sacks going to waste on those grotty humans! As the HyperParasite you can make better use of them, snatching hosts with your tentacles, absorbing them and their different abilities. Once they die you can discard their skin, but keep on snatching, since one shot as the parasite and it's permadeath. That is, unless you found some nice upgrades, so keep your eyes open…or your feelers high...or whatever a parasite does.
"Hosting makes me feel good."
Feed the parasite with over 60 different characters, as you collect and control hosts, each with their own unique attack and smack-down. Hunt down the host class boss, rip their brain off (they didn´t use it anyway), and take it back to Wito's, our ever-greedy shopkeeper.
Using some very weird machinery to store the brain, you can then unlock the character with your hard stolen cash. There's even a storage unit for your already collected hosts to come back to in later games.
"Yeah, Downtown must be the friendliest place on Earth..."
Since the game is procedurally generated, nobody knows what's waiting around the next dark corner. Can you survive the 5 Acts of this grungy-looking synthwave-filled world? Maybe yes, if you remember that what lies in the shadows is essential, as there are secrets within secrets to explore within its roguelite mapping system. And if you keep a tentacle out for the bosses, as they pack one mean punch!
Pump Up the Volume
Original beats served by Van Reeves and Joe Kataldo, delivering a thumping score with a pulsating synthwave bassline, punctuating every snatch and kill.
A Friend In Need...
Trouble loves company, as you can bring a mate to deliver twice the carnage in two-player local co-op mode.
HyperParasite is a relentless top-down twin-stick shooter that’s different every time you play it. Your ability to discard one human host and take control of another means that the possibilities are practically limitless - each character type has different strengths, weaknesses, capabilities and weapons. Literally, your enemies are your extra lives!
- Shared-screen 2P cooperative gameplay.
- Multiple character classes with different stats.
- Nostalgic 3D pixelated art style with absurdly bright neon colors.
- Set in a world inspired by the roaring ’80s with a dash of dystopia.
- Players can inhabit any of 60 different human hosts and use their weapons/special abilities.
- Procedurally generated levels with different gameplay objectives and secrets, ensuring high replayability.