RiftStar Raiders, the four-player online co-operative space shoot ‘em up from independent game developer, Climax Studios has been released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam. The game is inspired by retro and arcade classics, with the developer calling it a modern take on top-down space shoot ’em ups. It promises a visual and tactile feast of rich, striking environments and intense, fast-paced combat.
Climax described the game in detail:
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.
You can also try the game for free via a trial version of RiftStar Raiders that is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The trial gives you a sneak peek of the first two story missions which can be completed in singleplayer or in cooperative online multiplayer.
RiftStar Raiders retails for $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99, and Steam customers can take advantage of a 10% launch discount right now. For more information be sure to check out the game’s official website.