A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher Announced

By Cindy Minguez,
Ask An Enemy Studios out of El Paso, Texas has announced a new shoot 'em up entitled A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher Trophies. The game sees players on the planet of Zastrus with two ships - one which mines for material from the planet's core while the other protects the miner from danger. Where it gets tricky is that both ships must be controlled at the same time via a dual stick control system. What results is a shooter that keeps gamers on their toes.

Creative Director Jaycee Salinas gives us more details:

Your mission takes place on the planet of Zastrus. The screen is split in half. On the left side we have the HR-D Assault Vessel defending the entrance to Zastrus’ Core while the DF-R Reclaimer is inside recovering resources. The HR-D will not take damage but you must manage your fuel consumption. The DF-R will take damage and if it’s destroyed the result is mission failed and zero score. Amidst the chaos the DF-R can sacrifice Material to refuel the HR-D.

“Parts” are the resource that enable the DF-R’s defences and you must have at least four in your inventory to leave the planet safely and — most importantly — with your score intact. Your final score is multiplied but how much Material you were able to retrieve during your mission. The tagline here is “your score is meaningless unless you exit.”
What gives the game an interesting twist is the leaderboard system. Each time one begins a new game, he will wager part or all of his previous score on how he expects to do next time. If the score is beaten, one gets a bonus bump on the leader board. If not...well, a gamer could fall from the very top to the very bottom in a hurry.

Salinas continues:

ADHD is an arcade-like score-chasing shooter centred on two themes: risk and focus. The challenge comes not only from controlling two ships simultaneously but from the player’s ability to focus on his score and deciding if it’s best to stay in and risk losing everything or leave with the score at hand. If his ship is destroyed any score he had becomes a big whopping zero.
It's rather clever that a game requiring so much focus is abbreviated as ADHD...

We have a video for you, as well, showing the gameplay in action.

A Duel Hand Disaster: Trackher will be coming to both PS4 and Vita sometime this year.
Cindy Minguez
Written by Cindy Minguez
Cindy is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds here at TT and has been writing for TA/TT for four years now. She's an English instructor at a small college and is considered a remarkably cool teacher for knowing all about Mass Effect, Skyrim, and Diablo III.