If you have not played Jet Lancer, you really should. It is an awesome and totally under appreciated hidden gem of a game. This amazing game is also going to be getting a free update that includes a new mode. Details from the dev here:
Developers Vladimir Fedyushkin and Nicolai Danielsen of development studio Code Wakers and publisher Armor Games Studios, are delighted to unveil a brand-new Arcade Mode for May’s breakout aerial combat hit, Jet Lancer.
After a wildly successful launch on PC and Switch, Code Wakers are pleased to reveal the extensive free update for Jet Lancer, which is available now on Steam. Arcade Mode aims to offer a whole new outlet for fans of the game’s frenetic dog-fighting, with a new take on wave-based arcade shooting.
Survive endless waves of enemies, deadly multi-boss battles, and stretch three lives to the limit as players put their Jet Lancer skills on the line for the ultimate bragging rights.
Influenced by roguelite games of recent years, players will earn different, stacking upgrades to their base jet over the course of each run, which provide a completely unique playthrough experience each and every time.
Vladimir Fedyushkin, Lead Designer at Code Wakers added, “Tweaking Jet Lancer’s formula to utilize existing mechanics in a new way is an avenue I really wanted to explore, and Arcade Mode is a perfect way to do it.”
The update will include:
- An endless wave-based score-attack mode.
- Unique, stacking upgrades, making each run one-of-a-kind. The longer you survive, the more powerful you become.
- Multi-boss battles – fight multiple bosses from the story mode at the same time.
- Three new pilots with unique jets and handling.
- New Progressions system to unlock additional pilots and their jets
- Three new primary weapons
- Flamethrower: Immense repeatable damage at very close range.
- Railgun: Instantaneous precision shots.
- Coil Gun: Chain lightning between grouped enemies.
Jet Lancer’s Arcade Mode is available as a free update on Steam from today, August 21st. An update for the Switch version will follow, date TBC.