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The Red Star

Platform(s): PSP, PlayStation 2
Genre: Action
Publisher: XS Games
Release Date: Spring 2010

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'The Red Star' (PS2) Coming to PSP - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. PST

Enter a world of chaotic warfare, industrial technology, and arcane magic in a parallel universe, where soldiers of a Soviet-style superpower fight for their liberty and their lives against the powerful forces of an evil Dark Lord and his ruthless assassin.

The Red Star is an ingenious mashup of top down shooter and beat ‘em up gameplay, based upon the graphic novel of the same name by Christian Gossett.

The Red Star is a proudly old school combination of classic action genres, much in the spirit of Contra and Streets of Rage,” said Steve Grossman, Chief Executive Officer of XS Games. “PSPgo and iPhone are the perfect platforms for this game in terms of controls, visuals, and price.”

The Red Star brings to life the dystopian United Republics of the Red Star (URRS), a mystical and technologically advanced alternate reality resembling Soviet Russia. In this alternate reality, the world has been wracked by vicious conflict between the world’s powerful nations, who use advanced technology to harness soldiers’ latent mental powers. Players can choose to play as one of the graphic novel’s three most prominent characters: Maya Antares, a powerful sorceress in search of her husband lost in battle, Kyuzo, Maya’s personal bodyguard as well as a powerful fighter, or Makita, a quick and agile warrior forced to abandon her life as a world-class athlete when her homeland was invaded.

Compared the PS2, the PSPgo version offer fresh visual polish and improved controls.  The Red Star is the perfect “pick up and play” action game for when on the go.

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