As it turns out, rumours of the existence of Geometry Wars: Galaxies for the Wii and Nintendo DS were not greatly exaggerated. The simple, addictive shoot-'em-up game will indeed be coming later this year to the Nintendo platforms, developed by UK-based Kuju Entertainment's Surrey studio and Bizarre Creations.
The game will be a follow-up to Bizarre Creations' Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, which was released on Xbox Live Arcade in 2005 and has since been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times. Geometry Wars: Galaxies will be the first in the series to feature a variety of multiplayer modes--namely hot seat, co-op, simultaneous, and versus.
The game will also have a number of new features, including using the DS touch screen and Wii Remote to execute "hotshot" moves, a fresh mission-based campaign, and new battle grids.
Geometry Wars: Galaxies' producer Roger Carpenter commented, "The ship has become a bit of an icon, so that's going to stay as is. Everything else is getting a bit of a shake-up; familiar foes will endure, but there'll be new enemies, weapons, and a healthy number of totally new 'things,' too."
The game, which will be published by Sierra, will also include the full version of the previous title, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. It is expected to be ready for release for this year's holiday season.
For more on Geometry Wars: Galaxies, please read GameSpot's full interview with producer Roger Carpenter.