The space shooter offers four scenarios, with typical features such as powerups and upgradeable spaceships. nope A gameplay element based on energy particles provides the game's primary twist. As publisher Black Inc. describes:
In Ion Assault, instead of conventional weapons, players use the free energy particles that are abundant in space to fend off swarms of aliens. The particles are bundled and the player is able to shoot them at asteroids and enemy ships. The particles are not destroyed in this process, but are redistributed in space, ready to be magnetically attracted again and re-used. Their random distribution makes for dynamic gameplay and calls for a more strategic approach.The game will also include multiplayer modes and leaderboards. The price: 800 Microsoft Points ($10).