Publisher GungHo Online Entertainment America announced today that Galak-Z, the arcade "roguelite" shooter that launched for PlayStation 4 and Windows PC systems earlier this month, will be coming to mobile platforms as Variant Mobile next year.
Variant Mobile will feature the same top-down 2D shoot 'em up formula from ye olden arcade days that The Dimensional did. Developer 17-BIT hopes to deliver the Galak-Z experience on mobile platforms, and Variant Mobile is optimized for mobile gamers with touch-screen controls and a brand new user interface. There are no details regarding exactly how much of the original Galak-Z title will make it to mobile devices, but studio CEO Jake Kazdal promises that Variant Mobile will retain similar gameplay.
Galak-Z: Variant Mobile will have all the explosive high-level combat and skill-based action as the original, but tailored and optimized for the mobile player on the go.
For those who have not yet heard of Galak-Z, 17-BIT released a launch trailer this month when the game released on PlayStation 4. It introduces two main characters; A-tak and Beam, as well as the Imperials and Void Raiders that will fight the player in deep space. The trailer also shows off the game's customizable ship parts and highlights a feature called "Mech Mode" that allows pilots to transform their ships into powerful mecha. Imagine sci-fi anime meets deep space arcade shooting on a 2D plane and you have Galak-Z.
Galak-Z: Variant Mobile is set to rocket onto unspecified mobile platforms in 2016. As it is being published by GungHo Online, the title could be free-to-play at launch.