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Moon Diver was developed by feelplus and published by Square Enix. It was released on May 4th for 1200 MSP.
In the late 80’s there was a little game known as Strider, the development of which was lead by Koichi Yotsui. Yotsui draws back on that experience to direct Moon Diver, a side-scrolling platformer with enough style, action and frustration to blow up a planet. Ironically, that’s essentially the story to Moon Diver — Earth’s days are numbered and the Moon Divers have to come reclaim it from evil mechanical beings.
Players choose from multiple divers, each with different stat growth patterns. As they progress through the story mode characters gain stat points and MCs, or Moonsault Combinations, which manifest themselves as a variety spells and skills. Four players can jump in together offline or online, but only one player per box can join in the online experience.
With no hint of when Moon Diver will drop onto our consoles other than sometime in 2011 (the sooner the better), we are teased with more screenshots and character art. Feelplus inc. and Strider director Kouichi Yotsui are creating what looks to be a fast paced co-op action sidescroller in the vein of classics such as the aforementioned Strider and Ninja Gaiden. If you have not seen the trailer for Moon Diver yet, then find a way to pull yourself away for the pictures below and check it out here.
New screenshots for Moon Diver (formerly known as Nechromachina) have been released, along with an updated trailer for the game. Being developed by Feelplus and published by Square Enix it combines one part anime, one part Castlevania, and one part four player coop. Consider our interest piqued, this is definitely a game worth following. No release date has been set, but we’ll continue to report on the game as more information is released. Check out the debut trailer and some screenshots after the jump.