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Time Crisis: Razing Storm Goes Gold, Hits October 19th

Posted by James Newton

Namco shooter on the way

Time Crisis: Razing Storm is packing a lot of heat into a single Blu-ray disc when it launches in North America on October 19th, as it features Time Crisis 4 (Arcade Version) and swashbuckling shooter Deadstorm Pirates.

The package will naturally utilise the Move controller for precision shooting, although the Guncon 3 is also supported, with a competitive online mode making its debut alongside online leaderboards.

We'll have a full review of Time Crisis: Razing Storm shortly after its North American release on October 19th. The game currently has no confirmed release date in Europe.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Leading video games developer and publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., today announced that Time Crisis: Razing Storm has gone gold for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. The next iteration in the popular arcade shooting franchise will charge into homes with enhanced gameplay, a new multiplayer online battle mode and special content. Compatible with the PlayStation Move motion controller or Guncon 3, Time Crisis: Razing Storm will deliver the most intuitive point-and-shoot experience when the game is released throughout North America on October 19, 2010.

Featuring four extensive gameplay modes, Time Crisis: Razing Storm combines the series' traditional shooting action with fully destructible environments. Arcade Mode provides the perfect coin-op adaptation to experience the adrenaline rush of annihilating an onslaught of enemies. In the game's free-roaming Story Mode, players can take cover and shoot at-will in a variety of new stages. New to the series, a multiplayer Online Battle Mode will allow up to eight friends from around the world to participate in cooperative and competitive fun. Sentry Mode offers up to four players the offline opportunity to stop prisoners from escaping during a penitentiary riot that unfolds in the beginning of the main story.

As a bonus, Time Crisis: Razing Storm will include two additional games: Deadstorm Pirates and Time Crisis 4 Arcade Ver.

Set sail and step into the shoes of a young swashbuckler in Deadstorm Pirates. Recently released in the arcades, players partake in single or two player co-op arcade adventures while shooting down hordes of enemies and monsters. Players will man the helm, fire guns and cannons, as they travel across the open seas in search for Poseidon's Treasure.

Revisit the dynamic partnership of Giorgio Bruno and Evan Bernard as they prevent a biological weapon from falling into the wrong hands in the arcade version of Time Crisis 4. Based on the 2007 hit, Time Crisis 4 features fast-paced action that allows players to take cover from a barrage of bullets, lead out, and then engage their enemies in either single or split-screen multiplayer modes. An online ranking system will be available in both Deadstorm Pirates and Time Crisis 4, so players can see how their performance stacks up against the world. Both games will also be compatible with the PlayStation Move motion controller and Guncon 3.

Time Crisis: Razing Storm is rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB and will have an MSRP of $49.99. For more information about the game, please visit

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User Comments (5)



JamieO said:

I am really excited about this one, I do not know much about Deadstorm Pirates, so hopefully that game will be a surprise treat.

I am pleased that this game includes the 2006 arcade version of Time Crisis 4, because I remember reading that the 2008 PS3 release made the game unnecessarily complicated and that the Guncon 3 did not feel as natural as was hoped.

For this reason, I did not buy number 4 when it was first released, so it has a second chance to shine as an arcadey Move title. Anyone who knows more about the 2007 PS3 release, and has actually played it, can correct me if I'm wrong, but I see Time Crisis: Razing Storm as a fresh start for the franchise on PS3.



CanisWolfred said:

I'll be getting it, even if I don't get Move. I loved Time Crisis in the arcades, and I love it when companies provide extra bang for your buck. Now we just need a compilation of TimeCrisis 1-3, and we're golden.



SwerdMurd said:

@Jamie - [youtube:iccLf4QFegc]

I actually got to try it in an arcade a few months ago when I was's loads of fun.

I played the TC 4 PS3 release back when it came out (was demo-ed in the store I worked in at the time) and I really didn't have any problems...the Guncon 3 felt just fine. Granted, they did make a kind of FPS-ey additional mode that required moving with the stick on the side (kinda like those parts on Link's Crossbow training) and given the small size of the analog nub on the side, it did get a little bit annoying...

Something to keep in mind--it comes with the arcade version of TC 4 only, so this kind of strange hybrid mode that muddied the original release's reception won't be present this time around anyway



JamieO said:

@Swerd_Murd Cheers mate, like I said I am excited about Time Crisis: Razing Storm, and the video you posted for Deadstorm Pirates looks action packed, with on-rails set piece shooting galore. It was the FPS additions to the older PS3 release that I read about as over complicating the basic formula, but I did not realise that it was like Link's Crossbow Training, I would have been more up for it if I had known.

At the time I could not afford a GunCon 3 anyway, so already owning Move makes this new version an easier purchase for me. I wonder if many shops will have a deal with it, by including Sony's PS Move shooting attachment.



SwerdMurd said:

We'll see....tbh, I'm that guy who has 3 gun attatchments for my Wiimote but still tends to play games Wiimote only, so I'm gonna skip the plastic shells this time around SO PSYCHED FOR THIS GAME! My favorite rail shooter series since Virtua Cop derailed (are we ever gonna get a port of Virtua Cop 1, 2, and/or 3--especially 3 since to my knowledge it's never come out on consoles?)

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