Who wants to be a RiftStar Raider? Yeah, thought you might because it sounds pretty awesome. Well great news – you’ll be able to become one later this year.
RiftStar Raiders has today been revealed by Climax Studios. A new co-op space shoot em up, it’ll be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC later on in 2017.
But what is it? Well, in RiftStar Raiders ,players will enlist their most reliable teammates to shoot and loot their way through no less than nine unique co-op missions, facing off against the galaxy’s four most deadly factions, from rival pirate gangs to the AI hive mind known as WarSwarm.
You’ll need to be able to maximise your profit by looting cash and perks from adversaries, using them to craft and upgrade their ship’s systems, weapons, shields and boost engines. Experimentation is key and with a wide variety of potential loadout combinations to modify and adapt to each play style through each mission, you’ll get plenty of chances to mess around with the options available. From a tank that takes the hits, to a spacecraft that focuses on team support or a damage dealer that goes first into the fight – players need to collaborate and strategize to create the ideal squad.
Why are you doing this? It’s all because the Spiral Arm galaxy is under threat from imminent WarSwarm invasion in RiftStar Raiders, as the Federation’s most infamous smugglers and outlaws it is the player’s chance to save the day… and profit. Obviously!
Anyways, if you have interest, then the key features you need to worry about are as follows…
- 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. Co-operate with friends to complete objectives but compete to be the first to grab the loot.
- Intense empowering combat – Players can utilise 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 – Raider spacecraft will evolve and improve with every mission. By collecting perks and loot pilots can customise their ship to face each new challenge. With a wide variety of possible combinations, no two runs will play out the same.
We’ll let you know when that cemented release date hits the airwaves, but for now, check out the trailer.