Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Twin-Stick Shooter

Twin-stick shooter, RPG NeuroVoider launches in full for PC

Hybrid twin-stick shooter and role-playing game NeuroVoider has left Early Access. Players, alone or with up to three friends locally, face off against hordes of dangerous robots using nuclear rocket launchers in levels filled with procedurally generated hazards. Each heap of junk that’s left after a firefight can then be used to augment the player’s character. And there will be plenty of heaps, given that developer Flying Oak Games estimates that there are 8,736 unique enemies. Check out the launch trailer below.

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Forced Showdown – Drone Invasion to hit Steam on July 31

Forced Showdown is set to receive its latest expansion pack, Drone Invasion, on July 31. The add-on will feature a new campaign, world, 10 enemies, 10 bosses, 22 cards, 10 modifiers, 18 quests, and mode, Mentor’s Maze Show. Players will be able to tackle the extra content with a new character, the mech-suited ex-soldier Settsu. Dubbed a “bullet-hell crawler,” players build decks of power-up cards and engage in twin-stick combat to survive a roguelite experience.

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DLC, PC News

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved hits PSN for PS Vita

Sierra has released Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved for PS Vita. Even better, PS Plus members can grab the title for free as part of the July Instant Game Collection promotion. The twin-stick shooter from Lucid Games features the 50-challenge Adventure mode, 40-stage Ultimate mode, Hardcore mode (similar to the original Geometry Wars), and six-stage Classic mode, plus six upgradeable companion drones and six upgradeable abilities. Multiplayer is supported with online versus play, community leaderboards, and local co-op that utilizes both the front and rear touchscreens. Longtime fans will also want to note that Lucid Games was formed by senior developers from series creator Bizarre Creations.

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PlayStation Vita News

Halo: Spartan Strike brings back twin-stick action, out for mobile, PC

A new Halo twin-stick shooter has gone live for mobile devices and PC, Halo: Spartan Strike. The $5.99 download-only release is set in New Mombasa during the events of Halo 2. Players take on the role of a Spartan in an ONI simulation, guiding UNSC troops through 30 missions set throughout cities and jungles. Throughout the missions, soldiers gain access to new abilities, weapons, and vehicles. Windows 8 versions also include support for weekly challenges, leaderboards, and Achievements with accompanying emblems, avatars, and nameplates.

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Apple Handheld, PC News

(PlayStation 4) Helldivers

“… a funny, addictive twin-stick shooter that’s fun solo and even more so with friends but suffers from connection issues.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

(PlayStation 3) Helldivers

“… a funny, addictive twin-stick shooter that’s fun solo and even more so with friends but suffers from connection issues.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

(PlayStation Vita) Helldivers

“… a funny, addictive twin-stick shooter that’s fun solo and even more so with friends but suffers from connection issues.”

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PS Vita Reviews

Gatling Gears putters onto PC

Gatling Gears (360, PC, PS3) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Vanguard Games’ twin-stick shooter Gatling Gears has launched on Origin, EA’s rebranded online distribution store. Currently available for the 360 and PS3, the $9.99 top-down shooter puts players in the shoes of Max Brawley and his Gatling Gears mech as he faces down the might of the Empire to stop them from harvesting the Earth’s resources. Alone or with a friend in on- or offline co-op play, players will fight the Empire through 30 environments using gatling guns, grenades, and rockets, collecting the leftover debris to earn point multipliers and upgrades.

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