NCS Product Synopsis
In an alternate reality, the Earth and
particularly Europe has been ravaged by the
effects of an invasive force known as the Neuroi.
To counter their assaults, humanity develops the
"Striker Unit" which is an all-in-one device which
grants wearers the power of flight, defensive
measures, and enhances one's propensity for magic.
In the world of Strike Witches,
cat-eared girls serve as the warriors who don the
Striker Units and thrust through the heavens to
battle the insidious Neuroi.
Originally a manga/anime, Strike Witches expands
its reach with a horizontal shooter on the Xbox
360. The game features a cast of 11 cat-eared
girls who are grouped into cadres of three whom
take to the skies and shoot down waves upon waves
of Neuroi attackers. The girls are:
Miyafuji, Mio Sakamoto, Lynette Bishop,
Minna-Dietlinde Wilcke, Erica Hartmann, Gertrud
Barkhorn, Perrine-H. Clostermann, and others.
Strike Witches uses a control scheme that's reminiscent of
where the left thumbstick on the Xbox 360
controller is used for movement and the right
thumbstick shoots. This control mechanism allows
for flighty movements and rapid-fire 360˚
directional shots as Neuroi enter the screen from
all quarters. Furthermore, the trio of girls that
the player selects may be arranged in various
flight formations to counter threats and overcome
obstacles during the course of the game.