Vision Games Publishing and developer Climax Studios (Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, the Rocket Knight reboot) have announced RiftStar Raiders.
The new game is described as a top-down, space-faring shoot ’em up, and it’s heading to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime later this year.
Featured above, you can view the reveal trailer for the game. Here are some screenshots:
Here’s a rundown on the game, via Climax Studios:
The Spiral Arm has been plunged into chaos, and it’s fallen to the poster boy for the Federation’s ‘Most Wanted’ to save the galaxy… and turn a profit. Hordes of Warswarm, a hive-mind of alien AI, have waged war on humanity, launching overwhelming attacks against federation space and now it falls to you and your ragtag team of Raiders to take them out.
Hailing from the orbital city of Arcadia, located at the heart of the Far Reach and home to the galaxy’s pirate guilds and criminal elite, Raiders are infamous hot shot pilots, scavengers and mercenaries. But working for the feds doesn’t mean you’re about to let all that loot slip between your fingers without a fight, even with a much greater threat on the horizon.
Enlist your most reliable teammates to shoot and loot your way through 9 formidable four player co-op missions, wiping out swarms of aliens, feds and rival pirate gangs in this deep space, top down, shoot ‘em up.
Collect perks and loot as you clash with mobs of enemies in intense combat and reap the rewards to craft and upgrade your ship. Customize your spacecraft with tons of combinations to create your perfect loadout, whether you want to be a tank to take the hits, a support to snatch your comrades from the jaws of death, an agile damage dealer and more.
- It’s all about the loot – Obliterating hordes of enemies is risky, but there’s nothing like the promise of loot to whet the appetite of a Raider. The more enemies you put down, the more gear you pick up. Craft and equip weapons, shields, boost engines and more to your constantly improving ship to hit harder, move faster and play better.
- Raid as a team – Cooperation is key to taking down the vast numbers of alien Warswarm, not to mention the Spiral Arm’s underbelly of rogues, pirates and rival smugglers all looking to strip you down to scrap metal. Work with your team to play through 9 handcrafted story missions, collecting loot and crafting ship systems to match your squad strategy, overpower your enemies and live to raid another day.
- Intense, empowering combat – No one said taking down the bad guys would be easy, so take advantage of your ship’s upgraded loadout and get the upper hand on your foes through waves of addictive, fast paced combat. It’s not only the bad guys you have to watch out for though; there’s no honor among thieves as teammates can swoop in and steal your most valuable loot drops at any second, and pilfer your perks and cash for themselves.
- Progression every session – Feel your Raider spacecraft evolve and improve with every mission. With the ability to collaborate and strategize with your teammates and experiment with the wide variety of possibilities each ship tech tree offers, no two runs will play out the same.