A 2D golfing game from developer Touchfight Games, Nuclear Golf is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in summer 2016, with a PC launch happening in fall 2016. It will include cross-buy on PlayStation, with PlayStation Plus members receiving a launch discount.
Set in and around a radiation-filled post-apocalyptic country club, Nuclear Golf features explosions, destructible terrain, and boss battles, as the above trailer shows off. Thanks to the ever-present radiation gauge, you have to complete holes quickly, otherwise “you’ll find your insides have suddenly become your outsides,” Touchfight’s Nathan Meunier says. “With its boss battles, omnipresent threat of irradiated doom, and skill-based gameplay, Nuclear Golf doesn’t hold your hand and wade with you into the kiddie pool. No, it gnaws your arm off and punts you into a boiling vat of brutal nuke stew.”
Meunier then explained how leveling up your balls works in Nuclear Golf:
Being the closet RPG nerds that we are, we couldn’t resist the idea of creating golf balls that level-up and gain cool abilities. Each of Nuclear Golf’s unique balls gain experience the more you use them, unlocking powers that impact gameplay in fun and useful ways. Leveling-up your balls is vital for progressing through the game, but it also makes for a lot of insane moments when shots explode across the screen with unexpected results.
The core “boost” mechanic we’ve given to your primary ball, for example, kicks things up a few notches. Triggering the boost mid-flight gives your ball a blast of extra momentum — and then lights it on fire, which burns grass and causes additional destruction. Once you level it up, you can backspin-boost to pull off some gravity-defying shots and then eventually double-boost in a single shot. Other unlockable balls get even crazier from there.
There’s also unlockable secrets and bonus modes in Nuclear Golf, but they’re staying under wraps for now.
[Source: PS Blog]