Portsmouth, UK – February 28, 2018 – RiftStar Raiders, the four-player online co-operative space shoot ‘em up, launches today for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (Steam). RiftStar Raiders will retail for $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99, and Steam customers can take advantage of a 10% launch discount.
Inspired by retro and arcade classics, RiftStar Raiders is a modern take on top-down space shoot’em ups providing a visual and tactile feast of rich, striking environments and intense, fast paced combat.
In RiftStar Raiders, set in the outer reaches of deep space, the Spiral Arm galaxy is under threat. The WarSwarm, a deadly AI hive mind, is seeking to destroy and conquer the known universe, and it’s up to the players to save the day. As the Federation’s most infamous outlaws, Raiders are enlisted to team up, using their guile, guts and guns to protect the galaxy… and turn a tidy profit in the process.
Shooting, looting and spacecraft customization take centre stage in RiftStar Raiders with teams of up to 4 players battling their way through nine challenging story-based missions. In this modern take on a top-down space shoot’em up, pilots maximise their profit by looting cash and perks from enemies, using them to craft and upgrade their ship’s systems, weapons, shields and boost engines. Be it against rival pirate gangs or the alien WarSwarm, players have to adapt their play style to each mission, with a wide variety of loadout combinations available: from a tank that takes the hits, to team support or a damage dealer that goes first into the fight.
A free trial version of RiftStar Raiders is also available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, giving a sneak peak of the first two story missions which can be completed in singleplayer or in cooperative online multiplayer.
Some of RiftStar Raiders key features are:
- It’s all about the loot – Shooting and looting is core to craft and equip weapons, shields and boost engines to hit harder, move faster and play smarter!
- Raid as a team – Teamwork is the key to success in this online co-op experience for up to 4 players. Cooperate with friends to complete objectives but compete to be the first to grab the loot.
- Intense empowering combat – Players can utilise a huge range of gear and weapons to get the upper hand on their opponents in this fast paced combat experience. Fight through waves of enemy unit types, each with their own unique challenge.
- Progression every session – The Raider spacecraft will evolve and improve with every mission. By collecting perks and loot pilots can customise their ship to face each new challenge. With a wide variety of possible combinations, no two runs will play out the same.
For more information check out RiftStar Raiders official website or follow the game on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.