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  Game Freak’s ‘GIGA WRECKER ALT.’ to Begin Breaking Its Way onto Consoles Next Week!
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Gothenburg, Sweden – April 24, 2019 – Rising Star Games, the home of Japanese Games within the Thunderful family, is excited to reveal Game Freak’s latest Gear Project title, GIGA WRECKER ALT., is arriving on consoles later this month. Players will be able to digitally purchase GIGA WRECKER ALT. on all major consoles starting with the PlayStation® 4 on April 30th, then followed by the Nintendo Switch™ arriving on May 2nd and Xbox One version on May 3rd.

World-renowned developer, Game Freak, created brand-new content for the console release of GIGA WRECKER ALT. that includes 20 additional puzzle stages to the games creative and unique platforming gameplay and an Ironman mode that increases the enemy’s strength. There’s also a companion character to guide players through some of the more difficult puzzles. This content is only going to be available on the console version of the game and will not be added to the Steam version.  


GIGA WRECKER ALT. features destructible environments to navigate and increasingly challenging puzzles to solve as players progress to unearth the mysteries of a sudden invasion that left the world in ruins. As players explore, they’ll use the abilities of Reika – the game’s main protagonist – to destroy and reconstruct their surroundings for solving each puzzle and fighting back against the invaders in this fast-paced 2D action and physics-based platformer.


Mixture of Exploration and Physics

  • Smash down towering walls and use rubble as platforms to climb high cliffs. GIGA WRECKER ALT. provides an innovative mixture of physics and stage exploration.
Combination of Puzzle and Action
  • Crush enemies with falling objects and be sure to closely evaluate the situation and select the right weapon for the next steps…You can enjoy the achievement of solving puzzles and gimmicks, while also beating traps and enemies.
Special Abilities
  • The main character Reika has the power called ARM (Arms Reconstruction and Manipulation): the ability to construct various weapons using rubble and scraps from broken objects. Each weapon has its own unique effect, so make use of them to explore through the stages.

New Content for Consoles

  • Twenty brand-new puzzle stages added to the game’s Campaign mode
  • New non-playable secondary character that assists players with more difficult puzzles/challenges if they become stuck for a period of time
  • A new hardcore ‘Ironman’ mode that increases the damage to 5 times greater impact than normal mode.
  • Overhaul of the original localization to enhance the user experience
  • Italian and Traditional Chinese languages added for a total of 11 in-game languages (Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese).

Limited Run Games will be also be making announcements about the pre-order for the physical edition on both Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation® 4 soon. Follow them on twitter @limitedrungames or go directly to their website for more information

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Game Freak, founded in April 1989, is a video game developer headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and is famed for developing the Pokémon series. The “Gear Project" is an internal system whereby employees can form their own teams and submit game projects. Approved projects then proceed with development for release. So far, games such as “HarmoKnight", "Pocket Card Jockey", "TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT" and "GIGA WRECKER" have all been developed and released through the “Gear Project" system.


Rising Star Games, ‘The Home of Japanese Games’, is a privately held video games publisher with a global reach. With operating offices in Europe and USA the company publishes video game entertainment across all gaming platforms from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and via Steam. With decades of combined experience and a genuine passion for interactive entertainment, Rising Star Games is proud of its ever-expanding and enormously diverse catalogue of over 130 titles.



Thunderful Publishing was founded in December 2017 as a sister company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful studios in the Swedish gaming industry. This new addition to the family positions Thunderful as a veritable videogaming powerhouse on all platforms. The companies can now act more forcefully and bring something very attractive to the market. The Thunderful family consists of four sister-companies wholly owned by Thunderful AB: Image & Form International AB, Zoink AB, Thunderful Publishing AB, and Rising Star Games Inc.



Limited Run Games is a Raleigh-based publisher founded in 2015 that focuses on preserving games in a physical format. Publishing over 200 games in its lifetime and winning awards for its bespoke Collector’s Editions, Limited Run is the gold standard in bringing digital-only games to physical form for casual fans and collectors alike. Visit for the latest offerings, or follow the brand on your social media platform of choice for all LRG-related updates: @limitedrungames.

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