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Resogun for PS4 is 'spiritual successor' to Super Stardust

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Aug 20, 2013 2:35PM PDT

Finnish developer Housemarque has revealed Resogun, their spiritual successor to Super Stardust. Like its predecessor, Resogun is a twin-stick bullet-hell shooter, which will take advantage of many of the PS4's hardware capabilities.

Unlike its contemporaries, Resogun takes place along a cylindrical plane and allows players to switch directions at any time to address incoming enemies. "RESOGUN is an intense, fast-pace shooter that expands our love for the genre and represents a sort of culmination of all our expertise, both technical and gameplay-related," said Housemarque's Mikael Haveri on the PlayStation.Blog. "The cylindrical gameplay is closer to old school 2D shooters, and one interesting side effect of that is that the world has gravity now. You actually expect things to fall down, there are ground enemies… these elements completely change the playfield compared to the Stardust series."

In addition to shooting anything that moves, players can complete various objectives, such as rescue missions that reward power-ups when completed. Resogun can be played solo or cooperatively with friends.