August 21st, 2013, 10:18 Posted By: wraggster
Housemarque, the team behind the Stardust series, has officially announced the PS4 exclusive Resogun.
Mikael Haveri of Housemarque made the announcement on thePlayStation Blog, explaining that it adds a twist to the shooter genre while remaining true as a "spiritual successor" to the Stardust series.
"[Resogun] doesn't shy away from remixing ideas and influences of classic arcade titles such as Defender, Data Storm, or Japanese shmups like DoDonPachi and Death Smiles."
Described as an intense, fast-paced shooter, Resogun is said to represent all of Housemarque's expertise. "The cylindrical gameplay is closer to old school 2D shooters, and one interesting side effect of that is that the world has gravity now," Haveri said. "You actually expect things to fall down, there are ground enemies... these elements completely change the playfield compared to the Stardust series."
Haveri promises that Resogun will not be a traditional twin-stick shooter. Power-ups and shields can be unlocked to add strategy to the game, and co-op multiplayer will feature.
Resogun is "the perfect example of 'easy to pick up but hard to master,'" Haveri said. "We are deeply convinced it will bring back memories of the good old arcade-destroying days."
Resogun was first confirmed as a Stardust spiritual successor earlier this year, when it was also revealed Housemarque would be working on two PS4 exclusives.
Sony confirmed at Gamescom that the PS4 will launch November 15 in the US, and November 29 in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
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