RESOGUN was another new PlayStation 4 exclusive revealed at Sony’s gamescom press conference earlier this week.
The game is currently in development at Housemarque, the team behind the popular Super Stardust series.
Even though RESOGUN is said to be a spiritual successor to the Super Stardust series, it also promises to “add a twist to the shooter genre” in that it “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.”
Here’s a description of what you can expect from RESOGUN, followed by the debut trailer for the game:
“RESOGUN is an intense, fast-pace shooter that expands our love for the genre and represents a sort of culmination of all our expertise, both technical and gameplay-related. The cylindrical gameplay is closer to old school 2D shooters, and one interesting side effect of that is that the world has gravity now. You actually expect things to fall down, there are ground enemies… these elements completely change the playfield compared to the Stardust series.”
The development team are quick to point out that RESOGUN is not a traditional twin stick shooter. Instead they found the horizontal-only constraint for the ship arsenal created a better gameplay experience.
“It’s not all destroying everything that moves though. On top of shooting down the enemy forces players get to rescue small dudes trapped by the invading alien swarm: freeing them will release power ups and shields, and that adds a lot of strategy to the game. There will also be a bunch of different ships, co-op multiplayer, plus a ton of things that we can’t really talk about just yet.”
The game will include Arcade and Endless play modes, and you’ll be able to team up with a friend in co-op multiplayer too. There will also be global leaderboards for each game mode and difficulty setting.
Yet don’t be put off by its core focus, because RESOGUN is described as a “fun, vivid and an accessible game all around, the perfect example of ‘easy to pick up but hard to master’.”
RESOGUN will be available as a digital download for the PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Network in 2013. Prepare to unleash mayhem in this shoot ‘em up at 60 frames per second!