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Cinematic Shooter Astebreed Coming to PS4 June 25th

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Cinematic Shooter Astebreed Coming to PS4 June 25th

Hey everyone! Nayan here for Playism. We’re all busy with a ton of projects, but one thing we’re always hard at work on is bringing amazing Japanese indie games to western shores, and what I’m here to show you today is one such title.

Astebreed on PS4

Originally released on PC, Astebreed is a shoot-em-up with a cinematic twist: once you climb into your mechanized warmachine, you’ll be screaming through every environment shooting lasers and missiles at everything around you. While all this chaos is going on, the in-game camera seamlessly swoops around you, changing the game from side scrolling shoot-em-up to vertical and more.

You’re never quite sure what’s coming next.

Astebreed will launch as a digital download on PS4 June 25th for $19.99.

Standing on the Edge of Oblivion

In Astebreed, your warmachine has access to two powerful weapons: the thought-controlled Lucis system, and a large sword capable of cutting through anything.

Astebreed on PS4Astebreed on PS4

The Lucis system is a swarm of nodes that float around your mech, firing lasers. You can either rapidly press the fire button to fire lasers in a straight line, or lock onto enemies and command your Lucis nodes to close in and deal serious damage. While Lucis nodes are locked on a target, however, your available firepower decreases. It’s a good thing you have that sword.

The blade you’re equipped with is not just large, it’s incredibly fast. At close range, you’ll be able to slice enemies open with blindingly fast swipes, ending encounters almost instantly. Using these two unique weapons in tandem is the key to survival (and a high score, of course).

Bringing the War to PS4

When Astebreed developer Edelweiss decided they wanted to bring Astebreed to PS4, they looked at it as a chance to revisit the game and add aspects to the game that they weren’t able to do with the original version. It was also a chance to take advantage of what PS4 has to offer.

Astebreed on PS4

Graphically, the PS4 version of Astebreed has gotten a facelift. It now runs at a solid 60 frames per second at 1080p, and with no screen tearing, thanks to Vsync. The team is also utilizing emissive lighting and improved texture compression, and upping the quality of the 3D models and textures just for the PS4 version.

That isn’t the only addition we’re bringing to Astebreed on PS4! We’ve added a bunch of new upgrades to your mech, including the ability to control the direction of your focused targeting system using the right stick, and the ability to instantly dash. We’ve also adjusted enemy patterns and placement, and created a new “Arrange Mode” in addition to the initial version’s “Original Mode.”

We’re super pumped to bring Astebreed to PS4 in North America, and we can’t wait all of you to get your hands on it on the 25th.

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26 Comments

  • Just having 60FPS and Vsync is enough to make the game work at its finest. Precision is everything in STGs.
    Bring more stuff from Playism, please. There’s treasure trove of niche games not available anywhere else but on PC.

  • YES!!!! This looks like something that’s right up my ally. I can’t wait to play!

  • Nice, this looks awesome, I can always use more giant robot goodness! Now cmon and bring us some of those intense Japanese Gundam games for vita and ps4

  • Just what I’ve been looking for :)

  • This looks like a damn good game for $20. Keep up the good work!

  • I couldn’t approve of this any harder. It’s like some wild mashup of Panzer Dragoon and Zone of the Enders, what in the heck, I’m so happy that Sony are aggressively courting the indie developers.

  • Bought this on Steam when it released and enjoyed it quite a lot.
    Saw it on the Japanese PSN store a while back and was wondering if the PS4 version would get a Western Release, guess I got my answer today! :D
    I’ll definitely pick it up for my PS4 on the 25th.

  • yes I’m been waiting on this now we just need croix siglar or however you spell that game! #ThankYouBasedPlayStation lol

  • So is this on rails?

  • Awesome i have been waiting for this game to hit PSN soon. I have gut feeling it was coming to PS4 soon. :)

  • I hadn’t seen this game untill now.
    Searched n I must say… I’ve now very eager to give it a try. Really liked the gameplay youtubes.
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  • You can count me in for some mecha action. Game looks pretty neat and the solid performance is a big plus. Will definitely put it on my wishlist.

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  • PS4 version is better than the PC version!

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  • The locking on portion reminds me heavily of RayStorm and/or RayCrisis from the PS3 days. This game is an automatic buy for me as I love these styles of games. Wish there was an equivalent for the Vita as well.

    Oh, and these types of “indie games” are the ones that I will always support – no retro graphics….finally! :)

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  • Wow. Reminds me of Omega Boost, Zone of the Enders, and Einhander. And that’s amazing in every way possible.

  • Hey guys, it’s June 25! Where is the game? I’m at the ready, take my $$ pls

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