If you’re looking to get your old-school arcade fix on the next-gen consoles, Resogun on the PlayStation 4 is the place to do it.
James Hawkins, Executive Producer at XDEV Studio Europe, posted an update on the PlayStation.Blog showcasing new details of its upcoming arcade-style shooter. “Every PlayStation console has delivered great shoot-em-ups, and I can’t think of anyone better qualified than the team at Housemarque to continue this tradition on PS4. Coming from the creators of the critically acclaimed Super Stardust games for PS3 and PS Vita, Resogun is a pure arcade action game with addictive and challenging play, mesmerizing special effects, co-op multiplayer, and the biggest explosions ever,” said Hawkins.
In watching the gameplay trailer, you get a feel for the fast-paced action that will surely appeal to all you old-school shoot 'em-up (or “SHMUP”) fans out there.
One of the most enjoyable things about aracade games back in the day was to drop a second quarter into the machine and help your buddy bust up some baddies. Hawkins hopes that Resogun will recapture that feel and explains how the dynamic of the gameplay changes in 2-player mode. “All of the ships really come into their own in the co-op multiplayer mode where you can use different combinations of ships to play with a lot of style. And because each ship leads you to play Resogun differently, there are Trophies for completing the game with each ship, and some of the other Trophies will be somewhat easier to unlock with a particular ship than others.” he says.
Resogun is available now on the PS4.