‘Duality ZF’ and Xona Games get some love from CBC News
It’s a sad fact of the video game industry: small studios have the hardest time getting anyone’s attention, especially in a world of juggernauts like EA and Actiblizzard. But for two Canadian developers, Jason and Matthew Doucette (did I mention they’re brothers), they’ve got a game that’s so good, the Canadian news network CBC couldn’t help but notice. The brothers, owners and operators of ‘Duality ZF’, is a Shootem-up inspired by the greats of the genre (think Raiden and DoDonPachi), but with a few twists. First off, it’s a wide screen, HD shmup (which I believe is a first). Second, it’s got every kind of mode from every kind of shmup you could think of. Best of all, it has four player co-op (which I also think is a first) and allows for each player to control two ships with one controller, which is just effing nuts. I mean it requires Ikaruga-like-dual-boxing skills.
According to the brothers and the news segment, the game should be coming to Xbox Live this fall and will likely sell for $2-$5 dollars. If you have an inkling of admiration for the genre some might call “the destroyer of controllers” (okay, I call it that) check this game out when it’s released. I certainly will be.