Ever since the 1980s and the debut of R-Type, the humble 2D side-scrolling shoot ’em up has captivated audiences, with its addictive ‘one more go’ loop, and the lustful draw of topping those leaderboards. That is the idea behind the Xbox, PlayStation and Switch release of LASERPITIUM.
An Uber-Futuristic Shooter
LASERPITIUM, from the team over at Eastasiasoft, is the next game in the shoot ’em up genre that is vying for your attention, with all the bright colours and bombastic explosions that one would expect from such a game.
It is the year 2357, and in the galaxy S-08G a peace and corporation treaty has kickstarted the growth of a fully autonomous military unit, designed to protect the shuttling of goods across the galaxy. With a corrupt government in charge of the military, it relies upon a group of resistance fighters to take down the AI programme EVA, which resides on the planet of HELIOS.
Across ten stages of side-scrolling action, you will deploy one of three ships, each with a unique playstyle, and fight through waves of oncoming enemies.
- Experience intense shoot’em up action with multi-directional stage scrolling!
- Choose from 3 ships, each with unique stats, appearance and weaponry.
- Test your skills in Classic or Full campaigns!
- Navigate through the tricky terrain of caverns, cities, ruins, tropics and more.
- Master 10 unique levels and face massive enemy bosses.
- Fight solo or team up for local cooperative play!
Take to the Battle with a Friend
After mastering each of the ten levels on offer, and destroying bosses in epic battles, then start calling up your mates. LASERPITIUM has two-player local co-op, in which you can synergise your moves across the three ships available, and see the game in a totally new light.
Play LASERPITIUM on Xbox now!
LASERPITIUM is now available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and Switch. To pick up a copy on Xbox, the Xbox Store has copies for £12.49, optimised for Xbox Series X|S.
Now get blastin’ and stay tuned for our full review.
Blast off on a critical mission to free the galaxy from artificial governance in this side-scrolling 2D shoot’em up!
In 2357, leaders of the galaxy S-08G signed a peace and cooperation treaty. In order to optimize the management of goods, the control of military forces and the well-being of the population, the computer program EVA was created on the artificial planet HELOS. A few years later, the EVA program’s governance caused social unrest across the galaxy. Military forces, now fully automated, directly attacked any attempt at rebellion.
Now a group of resistance fighters aims to restore freedom to the planets. Their mission is to attack EVA’s military bases and annihilate HELOS. LASERPITIUM is a side-scrolling 2D shoot’em up with multi-directional scrolling and parallax presented in hand-drawn HD graphics. Take control of one of three ships, each with a unique playstyle, and blast through enemy swarms across 10 cosmic stages of arcade-inspired action!