Save The Galaxy And Get Paid For It

Developer Climax Studios and Vision Games Publishing released some information today about their upcoming release RiftStar Raiders. Set to hit the PlayStation 4 on February 27 for $19.99, the game puts you and up to three other players in charge of saving the galaxy and earning that sweet sweet loot along the way in the top-down space shooter. If that wasn’t enough to get your interest piqued, perhaps a run at the game with the FREE trial that is out now on the PlayStation Store will.

Checkout the multiplayer trailer here.


Read the press release below.

Portsmouth, UK – February 6, 2018 – The intense space shoot ‘em up RiftStar Raiders puts shooting, looting and spacecraft customization center stage for teams of up to 4 players and will launch February 27 on PlayStation 4, coming a day later February 28 to the Xbox One and PC (Steam). RiftStar Raiders will retail for $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99 and will also feature a 20% pre-order discount for Xbox One owners and PS+ members in Europe.

To celebrate the upcoming launch, developer Climax Studios and publisher Vision Games Publishing have released a free, Trial Version of RiftStar Raiders today on PlayStation 4, giving a sneak peak of both the single player and cooperative multiplayer. The Trial will also become available tomorrow, February 7, on Xbox One and PC (Steam).

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.

Inspired by retro and arcade classics, RiftStar Raiders is a modern take on top-down space shoot’em ups and lets players shoot and loot their way through nine formidable story-based missions, raiding solo or taking them on as a team of up to four players. Be it against rival pirate gangs or the alien WarSwarm, pilots maximize their profit by looting cash and perks from enemies, using them to craft and upgrade their ship’s systems, weapons, shields, and boost engines. With a wide variety of loadout combinations available, players can adapt their play style to each mission: from a tank that takes the hits, to team support or a damage dealer that goes first into the fight.

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 utilize 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 customize their ship to face each new challenge. With a wide variety of possible combinations, no two runs will play out the same.

About RiftStar Raiders
In Riftstar Raiders players can fly solo or recruit up to three teammates to shoot and loot their way through nine formidable story-based co-op missions. They will face off against the galaxy’s four most deadly factions, from rival pirate gangs to the AI hive mind known as WarSwarm. Pilots maximise their profit by looting cash and perks from adversaries, using them to craft and upgrade their ship’s systems, weapons, shields and boost engines. They can experiment with a wide variety of potential loadout combinations to modify and adapt their play style to each mission. RiftStar Raiders is coming to PlayStation 4 on February 27th and Xbox One and PC (Steam) a day later, on February 28th, 2018.

Written by Ben Palmer

Ben Palmer

An avid video game enthusiast who loves collector’s editions, retro gaming & the history of this great hobby.

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