Mad Fellows, developer of tremendous musicy, shooty, sci-fiy action game Aaero, have today announced brand new DLC to come before the end of 2017. Why do I sound so excited about that? Well head honcho here, LAW3, slapped an editor’s choice award on Aaero when he reviewed it earlier this year. We do not hand those out willy nilly.
We weren’t the only ones either – Aaero currently sits at a more than respectable 80 over on Metacritic.
3 new ships have been created to give players the option of a new look while riding the ribbons.
With names chosen by the Aaero community via Twitter; ‘Sol’, ‘Comet’ and ‘Phaser’ will be priced a $0.99 (£0.69) each. Mad Fellows are aiming to make these available before the end of the 2017.
A video of the new ships in action can found here: https://youtu.be/CW-mGLur2MI
“We wanted to respond to the call for more ships but also avoid fragmenting the leader-boards. Our answer was optional cosmetic ship skins. You can buy just the one/ones you like and, if you prefer to stick with the original, you’re not at any sort of disadvantage for doing that.”
“We always said that we’d love to support Aaero with DLC if there was call for it. The community asked for more Drum & Bass, so that’s what we set out in search of first.
Finding content for Aaero isn’t easy. We’re looking for awesome music as well as tracks that provide the basis for compelling gameplay. We won’t compromise at all on either of these criteria so selecting tracks is a lengthy process.
A friend pointed me to 1000DaysWasted on Soundcloud, it was one of those times where I knew straight away that we had to get these tracks. As I listened, I could immediately imagine how the ribbons would work… Then comes the tense wait after reaching out to the artist to see if they’re up for working together.
Fortunately, 1000DaysWasted was as excited as we were. Before long we’d identified the perfect 3 tracks for a DLC pack dedicated to his music.”
The new pack’s trailer can be found here: https://youtu.be/-dRgpBeqHE0
The pack contains the tracks “The Sickness”, “Rage” and “Dissonance Constant” fully licensed from 1000DaysWasted’s own label “Night45uk”.
New achievements/trophies are up for grabs as you explore further into the world of Aaero, uncovering more clues to the story behind the events in the main game.
The1000DaysWasted – Drum & Bass Pack is also slated for release before the end of 2017 and will be priced at approximately $4.99/£3.99.
Independent two-man team Mad Fellows bring you Aaero. Originally released on April 11th 2017 to rave reviews, Aaero synergizes high-speed sci-fi shooting action with immersive music elements to deliver an amazing audio-visual experience. Speed through stunning, stylized environments as you trace ribbons of light, all the while releasing the energy in the game’s music. Encounter strange enemies, evade incoming obstacles, and overcome epic boss battles – all driven by an incredible licensed soundtrack from Noisia, Flux Pavilion, Katy B, The Prototypes, Neosignal and many more.
- Pilot your craft through dynamic environments, negotiating obstacles and battling enemies, all synced to a banging soundtrack.
- Licensed music from the superstars of the EDM genre including Noisia, Flux Pavilion, Katy B, Neosignal, Astronaut, Barely Alive and many more.
- Soar through 15 different levels, each painstakingly crafted by the music in mind to create vivid soundscapes
- Encounter mammoth boss creatures and use strategic shooting and music energy to defeat these monstrosities.
- Ground-breaking technology that pulls freeform gameplay into perfect time with the music.
- Four game modes – Normal, Advanced, Master and Chill-out (a relaxed, practice-focused mode)
- Online leaderboards – Compete for the top score on each level.”
Expect this one to pop up on our stream over the Christmas period as it really is excellent. $4.99/£3.99 sounds like a pretty reasonable price as well.