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Xeno Crisis Limited Edition Heads to PlayStation Vita, Pre-Orders Begin July 9

Xeno Crisis

Eastasiasoft have announced they will be bringing Bitmap Bureau’s Xeno Crisis to PlayStation Vita as a Limited Edition.

As we previously covered during our Niche Spotlight, the game focuses on two marines sent undercover to the alien-overrun Outpost 88. In single-player or co-op, players must rescue any survivors and eradicate the extraterrestrial menace before it spreads further.

The game was originally crowdfunded and released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. Truly hardcore retro collectors can still buy copies for the Mega Drive/Genesis, Neo Geo, or Dreamcast from Bitmap Bureau’s official store.

Now, Easasiasoft have confirmed a Limited Edition version for PlayStation Vita. It will include a collector’s box and numbered certificate, printed manual, and original soundtrack.

The Limited Edition will be available exclusively through PlayAsia. Pre-orders begin July 9th at 11 a.m. ET, and 2000 units will be produced.

You can find the Limited Edition teaser trailer below.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.


OVERVIEW

A port of the successfully crowdfunded Sega Mega Drive / Genesis title, Xeno Crisis is an arena shooter that can be played solo or in local co-op mode. Take control of battle-hardened marines embarking on a deadly mission to confront an alien menace and get home alive! Run and gun your way through thousands of adversaries as you explore the devastated research outpost, searching for survivors, and ultimately facing the origin of the outpost’s demise.

Outpost 88 is divided into seven distinct areas, each being randomly generated with each play, meaning that your strategy must evolve on the fly if you’re to succeed in your mission. Collect dog-tags from vanquished enemies to upgrade your equipment between areas and look out for special weapons which will give you a momentary advantage.

There are several weapons at your disposal, each with their own characteristics. Although your standard issue pulse rifle is perfectly capable of taking on the enemy, other weapons can give you advantages in certain situations, so picking them up is generally advisable – just don’t run out of ammo!

As you progress through the colony you will come across many different enemies, each with their own traits and means of attack. Many of them can be gunned down without too much thought, but others will require the player to outflank them, attack them within a certain time window, or be avoided altogether!

At the end of each area you will be given the chance to exchange any dog-tags you’ve collected for upgrades ranging from extra health to weapon power-ups to extra continues. Which upgrades you go for will depend on your style of play.

FEATURES

* A faithful port of the hit 16 bit game with added extras.

* Incredible pixel art from the legendary pixel artist, Henk Nieborg.

* Intense FM chiptune soundtrack by Savaged Regime, originally created for the YM2612!

* Two difficulty levels and three modes of play.

* Seven varied areas to traverse.

* Many different enemies to tackle.

* An arsenal of 10 weapons to master.

* Upgrade system allows you to change your tactics each playthrough.

* Play solo or local co-op with a friend! (2 player requires at least one controller)


Xeno Crisis on Windows PC, Linux, Mac (all via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Dreamcast, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Neo Geo, and via pre-order on July 9th PlayStation Vita.

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