Pokemon Devs New IP, Giga Wrecker, Features a Cyborg Girl Fighting Robots

Game Freak, the game studio behind the worldwide gaming phenomenon Pokémon, have just released their second Steam title, GIGA WRECKER.

Still in Early Access, GIGA WRECKER is a 2D puzzle-platformer action game where you control a cyborg girl with the power of gathering debris from broken walls and objects, and reshape them to solve puzzles and fight robots.

The game will involve exploration of a devastated world infested by mysterious robots and mastering the powers of ARCHE (ARms Creating and Handling Effect). Fans of manga and Anime may recognize the influence coming from titles such as Akira, Project ARMS or Texhnolyze.

GIGA WRECKER is available on Steam.

Key Features:

  • Mixture of exploration and physics
    Smash down towering walls, use rubbles as platform and climb high cliffs……This game is an innovative mixture of physics and stage exploration.
  • Combination of puzzle and action
    Choose the suitable weapon for each situation, judge which part of an object to break……Not just bashing through obstacles, you can enjoy the achievement of solving puzzles and gimmicks.
  • Special abilities
    The player character has the power called ARCHE(ARms Creating and Handling Effect), the ability to construct various weapons using rubbles and scraps from broken objects.
    Each weapon has its own unique effect, so make full use of them to explore through the stages.


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  1. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    August 18, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Seems interesting. It’s nice to see Game Freak release some of their stuff outside of Nintendo platforms. I wonder if we can convince them to make a new Pulseman game now?

  2. Extrange
    August 18, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I’m using a new formatting for Steam’s webm files. Please do report to me if you encounter any bug.

  3. Jack
    August 18, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    looks pretty neato

  4. InkBrush
    August 18, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Depends if they want to. I did enjoy their Tembo the Badass Elephant game.

  5. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    August 18, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Any idea who did the translation?

  6. scemar
    August 18, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    heard game freak and wasn’t particularly excited, it’s not like if they’ve done a great job with pokemon or anything

    but that actually looks cool, the graphics look vibrant, and the gameplay looks like it has some good ideas to mix the platforming with puzzles and action

    and the girl looks edgy, good thing I find that cute in a way

    glad they’ll have it on PC, it wouldn’t look good on a low res tiny 3ds screen

  7. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    August 18, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Game Freak tends to, frankly, do better when they aren’t working on pokemon. Games like Pocket Card Jockey and Harmoknight feel like they’ve actually got a soul to them compared to something like Pokemon X, which while I enjoy it’s clearly just another pokemon game they made for the cash.

  8. scemar
    August 18, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    agreed, they might just be better at coming up with stuff than refining it and improving it

    pokemon games haven’t gotten bad or anything, they just haven’t done anything great or memorable either

  9. Extrange
    August 18, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I think they’re changing things even with Pokémon. Sun and Moon is daring to change a lot of stuff for the better

  10. FahBrah
    August 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Looks really interesting, but the girl just looks so tiny in the screen, so very tiny

  11. scemar
    August 18, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    true, it’s why I’m actually excited for this one and following it closely

    no matter how well it turns out I’m glad they took the chance to change things up a bit

  12. Schrodinger's Clit
    Schrodinger's Clit
    August 18, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Another shit fest like Teemo the fatass Elephant.

  13. NuclearCherries
    August 18, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Looks like a fun little time waster. Might pick this up in a steam sale.

  14. Minuteworld92
    August 18, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    It keeps freezing.

  15. Didney Worl
    Didney Worl
    August 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Hmm, it’s got potential. I’ll keep an eye on this one.

  16. Extrange
    August 18, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Which browser are you using? Are you letting it preload?

    (this is straight from Steam, so check if you have issue with steam vids too)

  17. Minuteworld92
    August 18, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Stuck on android using chrome. YouTube vids play fine. Guess I’ll try again

  18. Extrange
    August 18, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Oh. ANDROID……

  19. Guin
    August 18, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Pulseman 2.0

  20. Minuteworld92
    August 18, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Hey don’t look down on me, both my computer and laptop broke down

  21. sanic
    August 18, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    This better not delay pokemon hydrogen and carbon.

  22. FreshSnug
    August 18, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    She’s cute.

  23. Etherblaze
    August 18, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Game Freak are actually quite awesome when they’re not working on Pokemon

  24. PenguinPlayer
    August 18, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Looks very cool but I’ll wait until it’s out of early access to avoid nasty glitches and possible save erasing.

  25. Zombie_Barioth
    August 18, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    I seriously doubt they do it for the cash, after all there’s got to be a reason they and they alone have handled the main series of games all these years.

    I get the feeling Game Freak just don’t like making radical changes, they’ve taken things slow and steady with Pokemon, part of which likely has to do with the fan base.

    Between Projects like this and Sun&Moon though its a pretty nice change of pace. They’re really stretching their creative muscle.

  26. Waifu Engineering
    Waifu Engineering
    August 19, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Non-doujin Jp devs making Windows first games, what sorcery is this. Is this finally the collapse of the console industry

  27. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    August 19, 2016 at 1:41 am

    The gameplay looks okay, but the graphics and animations look terrible.

  28. Black_Bob
    August 19, 2016 at 8:55 am

    It immediately went to 60FPS for me so I love the new webm format.
    Browser: Firefox

  29. Kev Lew
    Kev Lew
    August 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    started weak but the trailer got better, initially reminded me of terraria/worms/sonic (sand level ion sonic 3) terrain but the abilities and enemies may make this worth taking a look at. not yet convinced though.

  30. Scoobs & Doobs
    Scoobs & Doobs
    August 20, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Yeah, a lof of people think that Game Freak only does Pokemon, but they dont only make Pokemon games…

    they also make good games!


  31. Scoobs & Doobs
    Scoobs & Doobs
    August 20, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Eh they got their highs and lows, Drill Dozer was the shit!