2D Shmup ‘Drainus’ Releases on Switch With New Gameplay Trailer Streamed

Playism has launched the Team Ladybug and WSS playground-developed 2D shmup, Drainus, on Nintendo Switch. The game has been available on PC via Steam since May 2022.

In Drainus, 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.

We’ll keep you updated on future releases from this publisher and developer.

You can watch the Switch launch trailer below:

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