According to the developer, VALA is the "world's best mass llama-slaughter roguelike-lite-ish couch co-op top-down twin-stick shooter." What that means is that the game requires you to navigate various areas, shooting as many llamas as possible. We've seen many twin-stick shooters release on Xbox One in recent years but this one is definitely the craziest. "Roguelike-lite-ish" means that you die a lot, but become stronger after every run despite the fact that you may have to start from the beginning.
If you look at the trailer, you can see that the title features some great visuals. What's most impressive is the number of llamas on screen at any given time. Some of the main features of VALA are as follows.
- Up to four-player local couch co-op.
- A massive, changing city to explore.
- Campaign and endless modes.
- Dozens of weapons to unlock.
- Option to turn off blood and gore.
- Hundreds of bad puns, narrated for your pleasure.
The game was scheduled to launch before the end of the year but today the developer revealed a new release date. VALA is coming out on February 26, 2018, on Xbox One and PC. Hopefully the game will be just as polished as it is unique. If you've ever wanted to save the world from endless llamas who go around murdering humans, then this is the title for you.
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I used to play this a lot on my old Windows Phone but it was in the early dys so there was no progression which got boring pretty quickly. The Rogue-like elements will definitely get me to come back to it.
Is Jeff Minter involved with this game in any way? The #1 llama god, Yakman himself?
I was thinking Minter must be horrified at this with the slaughter of all the Llamas.
You have a point, but there was plenty of fur flying in Attack of the Mutant Camels.
Why in earth should I want to shoot at lamas???
Because apparently lamas are vicious ;-)
Yarp. Try Llamatron and you'll find out just how hard a llama can be. Forget those Tibetan chappies, these guys are full metal Yaket!
Maybe you are mad at not having Winamp development for the past few years? =P
At least someone is still making couch co-op games. I'd buy it just for that.
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