Twin-Stick Arcade Game Breakpoint Announced for Switch and Steam

Twin-Stick Arcade Game Breakpoint Announced for Switch and Steam

by William D’Angelo , posted 1 hour ago / 69 Views

Publisher The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild and developer Studio Asethesia have announced twin-stick arcade game, Breakpoint, for the Nintendo Switch and Windows PC via Steam. It will launch in 2020.

“We really wanted to capture the purity of retro arcade games, but mixed in with a few modern sensibilities,” said Studio Asethesia. “The melee weapons force you to weave through enemies and get up close and personal, while the weapon explosion system allows you to turn a tense situation into a huge comeback, leading to some really exhilarating moments.”

View the announcement trailer below:

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Here is an overview of the game:

Breakpoint is a stylized twin-stick arcade game. Defeat waves of enemies with melee weapons that EXPLODE after reaching their breaking point, dealing devastating damage across the blast zone.

Breakpoint is inspired by early 2000s arcade titles like Geometry Wars, where action and mayhem go hand in hand. Grab hold of a hammer, double-sided ax—even a katana!—and other weapons to conquer waves of enemies.

Key Features:

  • Unlike traditional twin-stick titles, Breakpoint uses melee combat.
  • Destroying enemies gains XP for the weapon, not the player.
  • Many layers of discovery, including evolution trees for each weapon.
  • Maxed out weapons become powerful area-of-effect attack opportunities.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D’Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let’s Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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