2D Shmup ‘Drainus’ Launching for Switch February 2023

Publisher Playism has announced that the original shmup by developers Team Ladybug and WSS playground, Drainus, will launch for Nintendo Switch on February 2, 2023. The game has been available on PC via Steam since May of this year.

In this title, Planet Halpax endures the reign of the Kharlal Empire. A slave suffering from “Planetary Compatibility Disorder” must be sent back to Earth to be cured, and his daughter, Irina, desperate to save her father, steals the Drainus. Additionally, a bizarre humanoid frog named Ghenie appears before Irina, claiming that they have time-traveled from 30 years in the future to rid the universe of the Kharlal Empire’s rule, which supposedly destroyed over 5,000 planets in that timeframe. Irina reluctantly teams up with the odd creature since she has no one else to rely on.

This side-scrolling shooter has players pilot a superb craft known as the “Drainus,” which can absorb enemy fire with the Reflector. This absorbed energy can further customize the Dranius with new powerful weapons. Counterattacks can also be launched with their strength dependent on enemy projectile absorption quantity.

You can view the primary cast’s profiles and portraits via our gallery below:

You can view the title’s Nintendo Switch port announcement trailer below:


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