The upcoming Geometry Wars title adds more than merely one dimension to the popular mini game.
Geometry Wars is actually a mini game found in Project Gotham Racing 2.
Owing to its popularity, developer Bizarre Creations made it a stand alone game in 2003 and later released Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 in 2008.
A third installment to the popular arcade game was announced on August 12, 2014.
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is currently being developed by Lucid Games, and is slated for a release on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC in fall 2014.
Like the original game, players will control a claw-shaped “ship,” travel about a playfield, and destroy as many geometrically-shaped enemies as possible to get the highest possible high score.
Unlike the original game, Geometry Wars 3 plays out in a number of 3D playfield, which makes the game more challenging as the player cannot always seen approaching enemies around corners in oddly shaped playfields and dodge them in time.
In a behind the scenes trailer, Lucid Games creative director Craig Howard also talks about the new boss battles, which never featured before in previous iterations of the game.
“They work very much as their own special level,” Howard said.
“There’s a lot of puzzles and unique tricks to kill the boss where different strategies and different game play tactics are really important… to conquer the boss.”
The most interesting new feature of Geometry Wars 3 must be multiplayer mode. Previously, the only way that players could “compete” against each other was by getting huge high scores on the leaderboards.
The new multiplayer mode allows players to go head-to-head with each other, and master new game play tactics as they seek to control the playfield.