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Matterfall, Housemarque’s Take on Mega Man, is Finally Launching August 15

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Housemarque have announced Matterfall is finally launching.

While the game was announced way back in 2015 and we haven’t really heard anything since, it’s come back to life and is primed for an August 15th release date. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game.

If you pre-order the game, you’ll get the Insignia 1, Insignia 2, Avalon Darrow 1, Avalon Darrow 2, and Rammer PlayStation Network avatars.

Here’s a rundown on the game, via Sony:


Matterfall is the next game from veteran developers Housemarque who are renowned for their arcade action.

In Matterfall you must survive a unique combination of platforming and bullet hell action within a massively vertical futuristic city that is being overrun by the mysterious Matter.

Key Features

  • A unique combination – Survive a unique combination of platforming and bullet hell action in a vertical city overrun by mysterious Matter.
  • Manipulate your environment – Avoid the deadly Red Matter and manipulate Blue Matter to turn the environment to your advantage.
  • Master your movements – Master aerial agility, sliding, leaping, flying in Zero G, and blasting, to destroy waves of enemies.
  • Experiment with weapons – Experiment with augmented weapons as you explore landmark locations of Fortuna City, Hydroponics and Matter Mines.
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11 comments
  1. sanic
    sanic
    June 20, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Looks cool, not a person who preorders digital games.

  2. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    June 20, 2017 at 1:59 am

    This game gives me some MN9 vibes, but doesn’t seem to have done the stupid shit that made that game flunk. Could be interesting.

  3. nine_ball
    nine_ball
    June 20, 2017 at 4:00 am

    It looks very visually cluttered.

  4. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 20, 2017 at 4:49 am

    Housemarque does good stuff, could be fun.

  5. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 20, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Looks great. Reminds me of Velocity 2X, but with more particles. Housemarque create good challenging games, so I’m looking forward to this one.

  6. Nagato
    Nagato
    June 20, 2017 at 6:35 am

    As someone who followed and (regrettably) funded MN9, I really can’t see how it can give remotely similar vibes other than both being 2.5D action titles. This looks much better imo.

    Edit: Nevermind that imo too, it’s just looks better and that’s a fact.

  7. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 20, 2017 at 10:38 am

    How the hell is this a take on Megaman? Seems closer to Metroid or Bionic Commando (something keeps making me think about that game in the trailer).

  8. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    June 20, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Based on the first trailer, I thought it was an FPS.
    Looks a little to busy imo.

  9. sAy_YaS
    sAy_YaS
    June 20, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Look cool but I gotta see reviews first.

  10. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    June 20, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Okay, you are right, it really doesn’t look like it. I guess I saw the dashing and made the connection somehow.

  11. [Your Unoriginal Name Here]™
    [Your Unoriginal Name Here]™
    June 21, 2017 at 12:45 am

    I think of Strider meets Metroid w/ a hint of Megaman. Looking forward to this which releases in August 15, cant wait. Right now Im enjoying the hell out of Nex Machina.