But first, the basics: In Capsule Force, your primary objective is to ride a tram into your opponent’s base and steal the capsule before they can steal yours. Early matches might be more of a spamfest, but once you and your opponents ramp up, every death will count — you must learn the techniques and abilities of a master if you wish to lead your team to victory!
Your first technique to master is the Shield Pulse. Activate the shield by tapping the Circle button on your controller. In Capsule Force, shields are quick and must be timed precisely — you must be one with the shield. Shield Pulse can deflect both opposing players and projectiles. Hit the button as soon as a projectile is about to strike to deflect it back in the direction it came from!
If you successfully deflect a bullet, the shield will instantly recharge (which can make for some insane bullet volleying matches).
Hot Tip: Unlike firing your weapon, shielding won’t stop the tram (you can bump the opponent off of a tram with the shield)!
Fully charged energy beams are unblockable, but skilled players take advantage of the Dash ability! Hold down the direction you want to move, and hit R2 to execute a Dash. Dashing will allow you to phase through normal shots, energy beam shots, and energy-based environmental hazards. Be sure to watch your back! When your dash finishes there’s a brief window of vulnerability!
Now that you’re a pro at dashing and shield wielding, let’s take this dance to the air! Normal players jump and double jump, but to get some epic retro-anime air battles, we wanted to add the ability for infinite jumping! Any time you shoot, dash, or shield, your double-jump resets; alternate using jumping and another action for unlimited aerial fighting!
One of the most challenging and useful techniques to master is the Blast Jump. Aim your gun at the ground, and fire a normal shot — once the shot explodes on the ground, Jump! Were you hurled into the air? It’s a bit tricky to pull off — make sure your fire before you jump (the key is to jump while the explosion is there). Experiment with shooting the ground at different angles to change the direction and speed at which you fly.
Master all of the above techniques to become an unstoppable Capsule Force train of destruction! But before you can do that, go get Capsule Force for PS4 today!