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RiftStar Raiders

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Developer: Climax
Release Date: Feb. 27, 2018

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'RiftStar Raiders' (ALL) Gets Release Date, Launches Trial Versions - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2018 @ 2:30 p.m. PST

RiftStar Raiders is a 4-player co-op space shoot 'em up that takes you on a galactic adventure with tons of loot and ship customization.

In the outer reaches of deep space, the Spiral Arm galaxy is under threat. The WarSwarm, a deadly AI hive mind, is seeking to destroy and conquer the known universe, and it’s up to the players to save the day. As the Federation’s most infamous outlaws, Raiders are enlisted to team up, using their guile, guts, and guns to protect the galaxy…and turn a tidy profit in the process.

Inspired by retro and arcade classics, RiftStar Raiders is a modern take on top-down space shoot’em ups and lets players shoot and loot their way through nine formidable story-based co-op missions against the galaxy's four most deadly factions, raiding solo or taking them on as a team of up to four players.

Be it against rival pirate gangs to the AI hive mind known as WarSwarm, pilots will maximize their profit by looting cash and perks from adversaries, using them to craft and upgrade their ship's systems, weapons, shields and boost engines. They can experiment with a wide variety of potential loadout combinations to modify and adapt their play style to each mission. 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.

With a wide variety of loadout combinations available, players can adapt their play style to each mission: from a tank that takes the hits, to team support or a damage dealer that goes first into the fight.


RiftStar Raiders will launch February 27 on PS4, and a day later (Feb. 28) to the Xbox One and PC (Steam) for $19.99 / €19.99 / £15.99 with a 20% pre-order discount for Xbox One owners and PS+ members in Europe.

To celebrate the upcoming launch, developer Climax Studios and publisher Vision Games Publishing have released a free trial version of RiftStar Raiders on PS4, featuring 2 story missions for up to 4 players and endless gear to build, customize and reinvent your ship.

The Trial will also become available tomorrow, February 7, on Xbox One and PC (Steam).

Key Features:

  • 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 four players. Co-operate with friends to complete objectives but compete to be the first to grab the loot
  • Intense empowering combat - Players can utilize 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 customize their ship to face each new challenge. With a wide variety of possible combinations, no two runs will play out the same.


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