Arena-style shmup Rising Heat announced

Rising Heat

Publisher Apogee Entertainment and developer Fuzzy Sock Studios have announced Rising Heat, a new arena-style shoot ’em up game.

Rising Heat is currently in development for Windows PC (via Steam), though a release date wasn’t announced.

Here’s a rundown on the game, plus its reveal trailer:

Fight your way through the Rising Heat, a gladiator style space spectacle bankrolled by the Extraterrestrial Elite! Take flight with a diverse cast of pilots, ships and weapons! Choose upgrades, discover synergies and construct a build powerful enough to give yourself a fighting chance!


  • ENTER THE RISING HEAT – The infamous Rising Heat is a gladiator-style spaceship spectacle, a tournament backed by the exorbitantly wealthy, extraterrestrial elite. Wingmen from across the cosmos test their skills and compete for a chance to achieve prestigious victory. Can you beat the heat?
  • BULLET HEAVEN OR HELL – Fight back and forth through waves of enemies and huge bullet hell-styled boss battles. Balance your upgrades to suit your playstyle to switch between these two types of challenges.
  • DASH AND SMASH – Master a dynamic movement system that allows you to weave through bullets, dash to avoid enemies or smash right through them.
  • BUILD YOUR FIGHTER – Each pilot has their own strengths and weaknesses with unique play-styles and abilities. No two pilots or ships are the same, so no two runs are the same. Choose from more than 60 game-changing upgrades to craft the ultimate build that complements your pilot and suits the challenges ahead.
  • FLY WITH A FRIEND – In co-op mode, both players have their ships connected by a deadly energy beam. While the beam can be used to destroy enemies, uncoordinated movement can yank your wingman into danger.
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