Arcade is dead
Housemarque is renowned for its arcade games, but the Finnish developer is moving on from the kind of coin-op experiences you’d typically associate with the company. Writing on its website, CEO Ilari Kuittinen explains that despite high reviews for releases like Nex Machina and Resogun, the studio’s games don’t sell in...
Housemarque be like: we need some more voxels in here, we need some more voxels in here. The latest game from the Finnish developer Nex Machina builds upon the blueprints laid by Resogun, but instead of being a twist on Defender it better resembles Smash TV. Check out the video for a look at the first world and so
Nex Machina reinforces Housemarque’s status as the undisputed king of the dual-joystick shooter. This collaboration with arcade veteran Eugene Jarvis (he of Defender and Smash TV fame) is a borderline perfect spin on the genre, as you take control of a futuristic space pilot pushing back against hordes of voxel-based robots. Your...
Sony unveiled our first glimpse at Housemarque's latest arcade shooter, Matterfall, during its pre-conference showcase. As you'd expect, it looks fast paced, frenetic, and full of visual flair - your standard Housemarque fare, then. Check it out above. It seems that a key aspect of the gameplay will hinge around creating and destroying...
Local co-op confirmed
Who’s up for some Housemarque X Eugene Jarvis action? What if we told you the collaboration also had local co-op? Exactly. The popular Finnish developer has announced that twin-stick shooter Nex Machina will explode onto the PlayStation 4 on 20th June, so that’s certainly something to help you beat the post-E3 2017...
Watch almost 20 minutes of gameplay
If you were turned off by the relative complexity of Alienation, then Housemarque’s next title Nex Machina looks to dial things down again and focus on the arcade thrills and spills that the studio is so good at. Designed in conjunction with industry legend Eugene Jarvis, the PlayStation 4 game is like a modern...
It's hard not to be excited for new Housemarque, and the Finnish outfit has this week outlined a little more about PlayStation 4 and PC shooter Nex Machina. On top of the blistering arcade action, you can expect to find a Seasons mode, which will change up the rules on a regular basis and see you competing with the community for a...
Run and gun
It's hard not to get excited for a new Housemarque game – especially one where Defender maker Eugene Jarvis has played a part in its production. Good news, then: Nex Machina will launch on 23rd May according to a PlayStation Store pre-order page in Europe. There's no date for North America just yet, but we assume that it'll be the...
Housemarque's latest manages to wow again
At PSX 2016 this year, the popular Finnish developer, Housemarque, unveiled the latest in its long lineage of arcade shooters. With titles such as Resogun, Super Stardust HD, and Alienation under its belt, the studio's got a lot to live up to, but it seems that the new game, Nex Machina, will rise to the...
You can't really beat Housemarque, can you? They may trade primarily in dual-joystick shooters, but they've pretty much perfected the formula. It won't come as much of a surprise that Nex Machina, the latest title from the Finnish firm developed in collaboration with industry legend Eugene Jarvis, looks absolutely awesome, then. Complete with...
Resogun developer Housemarque unveiled its new project at Sony's PlayStation Experience conference today, and it looks appropriately stressful. Titled Nex Machina, the game appears to be a fast-paced top down shooter designed in conjunction with arcade classic
"I like to keep this handy, for close encounters"
Housemarque is renowned for a couple of things: its consistently brilliant arcade titles with incredibly moreish gameplay, and its gloriously colourful visual effects. The Finnish developer's body of work is a kaleidoscopic tour-de-force, the games as vibrant as they are deceptively deep. It should...
At just 42
There's a bit of sad news coming out of Housemarque today: veteran Finnish developer Antti Kallioinen has passed away. Having worked in the industry for many years all around the world, Kallioinen joined the Resogun developer in 2012 in order to serve as the Art Lead on its upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, Alienation. "Antti...
The time's come to argue with your friends over who gets to use what character class in upcoming PlayStation 4 shooter Alienation. Naturally, each class has its own strengths and weaknesses, and is largely defined by which abilities it has at its disposal. Along with a gameplay trailer, the three images that we've embedded should...
In many ways, Resogun is the modern day equivalent of Defender, so we're stoked to learn that developer Housemarque has teamed up with the creator of the 1981 arcade classic, Eugene Jarvis, to make something "explosive". The aforementioned industry veteran has a stunning track record, with Robotron and Smash TV also created under his...
The crowd goes wild
Like many of you, we blindly bought Resogun’s season pass earlier in the year, despite not knowing what it would actually entail. It’s been a few months since the title’s first pack, Heroes, deployed, so we’ve been patiently waiting for a fresh excuse to save the last humans. Fortunately, developer Housemarque has hinted...
Out of this world
Finnish developer Housemarque has been hinting at some kind of Gamescom 2014 announcement for a while now, but it’s stepped up its efforts with this cheesy faux news broadcast. In the video, the Resogun maker reveals that it will be in attendance at the German show – and suggests that it will have something new to announce...
You may have seen the article that we just posted about an Independence Day Easter egg that was recently added to Battlefield 4. Not to be outdone by the mega-franchise, Resogun developer Housemarque has released a small, but still humorous, patch for its popular shooter. As you can see in the video below, the update morphs the...
Standby for arguments
Resogun is a remarkably intense solo experience. Dodging and weaving your way through millions of voxels is a complete thrill by any standard. But as we noted in our review, the game quite notably lacks a local co-op mode. And while the online multiplayer may be fun, it's not quite the same as having a friend sitting mere...
The portable dead
Dead Nation was announced for the PlayStation Vita at E3 last year, and then was promptly forgotten about. A port for the PlayStation 4 came and went, offering the ultimate version of the zombie-filled twin stick shooter for fans who wanted better graphics and all of the DLC. Finally, almost as an afterthought, Housemarque’s...
Do you like mysterious and intriguing tweets that hint at new and exciting games, without ever actually giving any concrete details? No? Neither do we really, but, in the words of the Rolling Stones, you can't always get what you want. Housemarque, the talented team behind Resogun – one of our favourite games of 2013 – is hard at...
Free for PlayStation Plus subscribers
As already heavily rumoured, Housemarque is reloading undead-‘em-up Dead Nation for the PlayStation 4. Dubbed the ‘Apocalypse Edition’, the re-release will boast a number of improvements over the original PlayStation 3 version, including enhanced broadcasting capabilities and an extra layer of visual...
Dead good news
It may not be officially announced yet, but it seems almost certain that Sony is reanimating dual joystick shooter Dead Nation for the PlayStation 4. Overnight, the platform holder listed an enhanced version of the popular undead-‘em-up on the Asian iteration of the PlayStation Blog, leaving many to ponder when we may find out more...
Don't lose your head
It looks like Housemarque's twin-stick zombie shooter Dead Nation really is coming to the PlayStation 4, as the Asian iteration of the PlayStation Blog has marked it down as a PlayStation Plus freebie for subscription holders. The title was rumoured to be part of the European Instant Game Collection recently, too,
More humans to harbour
Assuming that you’re not a fan of buxom British archaeologists and elaborately attired thieves, the PlayStation 4’s immediate release schedule is looking a little on the light side. Don’t distress too much, though, because Finnish outfit Housemarque is hard at work on some additional content for its free with PlayStation...
Feeling fuzzy about Vita's cutest puzzler yet
Finnish developer Housemarque’s smartphone favourite Furmins is set to cuddle up to the PlayStation Vita next month. The adorable iOS outing originally released on fruity formats last year, where its whimsical take on old-school puzzlers such as Lemmings and The Incredible Machine proved an instant...
Finnish outfit is falling for next generation console
We’re mere days away from getting our first look at Housemarque’s inaugural PlayStation 4 project, a supposed “spiritual successor” to the sublime Super Stardust HD. The company confirmed earlier in the month that it will be jetting off to GamesCom next week, where it will pull back the...
We already predicted that Super Stardust HD developer Housemarque would be dropping some PlayStation 4 related bombs at GamesCom earlier in the week – but now the developer has confirmed as much. Writing on Twitter, the Finnish studio simply responded “yes” when asked by a fan if it would be
We're already drooling
Super Stardust HD developer Housemarque is set to swap its humble home of Helsinki for the bright lights of Cologne later this month, as it heads to GamesCom – presumably to make some PlayStation 4 related announcements. The company confirmed that it’s attending the German convention on its Facebook page, explaining that...
Studio has second next generation title in the works
Super Stardust HD developer Housemarque is working on a “spiritual successor” to its legendary arcade shooter for the PlayStation 4. The Finnish studio confirmed the news on its official website yesterday, revealing that the title will be released as an exclusive for Sony’s supercharged...
Bullet to the brain
It seems like a sequel to Housemarque’s popular dual-joystick shooter Dead Nation was on the cards at one point. The official website of concept artist Amar Djouad features three pieces of artwork from the hypothetical follow-up, one of which includes dinosaurs. Sadly, according to the employee’s CGHub portfolio, the...
Ubisoft really beefed up its downloadable portfolio in 2011, publishing some pretty popular digital titles on the PlayStation Store
Now the publisher's looking to extend those titles into the retail space, if a listing on British website Play.com is to be believed. The site appears to reveal an Ubisoft triple pack, boasting Beyond Good & Evil HD, From Dust and Outland
It's about time the PlayStation Vita got some new content in Japan
Despite a stacked launch line-up, the system's been something of a barren wasteland for almost a month. That's all starting to change now, though. The release of WipEout 2048 this week has kick-started the system into life — with a demo for Super Stardust Delta the latest content to drop onto the device's native store. The demo..
There's no bigger advocate for the PlayStation Vita's dual-analogue sticks than Super Stardust Delta
Housemarque's intergalactic shooter series has been a poster child for the PlayStation Network for years, and on PlayStation Vita it is no less important. The game offers a smattering of play options, divided between traditional and modern controls. The former is the classic Super Stardust..
Y'know, we didn't like Dead Nation as much as other people did
It all got a bit frustrating for us. That said, we'd love to hop back int0 the game — and the upcoming Road Of Devastation DLC pack is tempting us. In addition to picking up where the story left off, Road Of Devastation also includes new weapons and equipment to play with. Catch a...
Riding high on the exposure from Sony's recent outage apology giveaway, Housemarque has announced a fresh batch of DLC is coming to its twin-stick zombie blaster Dead Nation
Entitled the 'Road Of Devestation', the DLC sends players to a ruined laboratory. The pack's set to include new levels, weapons and enemies. Naturally it will support full...
If you are not excited by the prospect of a new Super Stardust, then we're convinced your not human
We're picturing lumps of meat at the other end of the Internets, staring blankly at the amazing trailer we've embedded after jump. Seriously, it's more of the game with touch commands tacked on — but it looks beautiful. And honestly, that's all that matters.
Super Stardust HD is one of the best games available on the PSN to this very day
So it's insanely exciting to see the NGP get a follow-up in the franchise. Super Stardust Delta not only looks glorious on the NGP's five-inch screen, but also makes use of the device's fairly ordinary dual-analogue controls. That extra stick really does make a difference, especially for something as slick as Super..
Finnish developer Housemarque's confirmed that they will return at the end of the month with another super attractive PSN title: Outland
The studio known for Super Stardust HD and Dead Nation bill the abstract Outland as a cross between Ikaruga, Tron and Super Metroid. The studio's slapped an April 26th release on the North American version, and...
Super Stardust HD might be old, but it's still one of the best PlayStation Network titles available
It seems both Sony and Housemarque recognise that, as they've decided it's timely to release a new set of DLC for the intergalactic shooter — despite the game being practically ancient in gaming terms. The new DLC — dubbed "Impact Mode" — is...
Dead Nation is a really good top-down zombie blaster, and it's definitely most enjoyable in co-op
The problem is, the game's online co-operative component doesn't have voice chat. Bizarre, right? A little bit. Housemarque's said that they are working to implement the feature with a post-release patch, and hope to introduce it as quickly as possible. So it's annoying that it missed the proper..
Yes, Dead Nation is technically another zombie game
But it's a rad one. We know because we've been playing it and it's awesome. The game's from the makers of Super Stardust HD, basically the masters of the dual-stick shooter. And Dead Nation is a dual-stick shooter. So regardless of whether you're sick of zombies or not, you're going to want to buy this. It's out this week on the PlayStation Store..
We've been waiting a long time for Housemarque's next PlayStation Network title, but finally the wait ends as December nears
Sony's placed a November 30th date on Dead Nation in the US, with Europe getting it just a day later on December 1st. The game will cost £9.99 / $14.99 but will include a platinum trophy. Of course, Dead Nation's ambitious...
What's more exciting than shooting hordes of zombies in the face? Doing it with friends
Ask the millions of people who bought Left 4 Dead on the PC and XBOX 360. We've been sorely missing some co-operative zombie head popping on PlayStation 3, so its with some jubilation that Housemarque's announced their upcoming PSN shooter Dead Nation will be...
Dead Nation's not out until the Fall, but Housemarque's taken some time out to announce their new PSN project today - Outland
The game's being published by Ubisoft and is described by IGN as "a cross between retro platformers like Prince of Persia or Out of This World and the color-switching of shoot 'em up Ikaruga". The hook is that you...
SCEA's began inviting people to test out Housemarque's latest PSN shooter -- if you're in the US and are a regular PSN user, check your PlayStation account's associated e-mail address for an invite to the Dead Nation beta
The terms of the beta are simple: "Make sure you are signed in to the PSN while trying to kill as many dirt-ridden flesh...
Housemarque, the developers of upcoming PSN zombie shooter Dead Nation, has a few tips in the game's latest trailer
It's expected later this year. We got a chance to play this recently and its ace. Read more about that through here.
Housemarque don't need a new title to prove that they're the masters of the PSN dual-joystick shooter
We've put more hours into Super Stardust HD than we care to imagine, so it was with lofty expectations we checked out the studio's latest zombie driven PSN endeavour - Dead Nation. The first thing you notice about the PSN download - due later this...
Housemarque's upcoming PSN dual-stick shooter, Dead Nation, continues to look particularly excellent -- even if this latest trailer is only showcasing zombies in baseball shirts
It's all completely cliche, but look at this game's engine - the lighting is sensational. Sony's promising more Dead Nation related announcements at Gamescom next month...
Have any of you guys seen Planet Terror? It's terrible
Really, really bad. But that's what makes it totally awesome. This live-action Dead Nation trailer reminds us of that. The actual game's looking rather exciting too - it's from HouseMarque (Super Stardust HD) and looks to have the same trade-mark silky-smooth control set-up. It's just, this...
Sony are looking for zombies (or perhaps more reasonably, people who can dress as zombies) to appear in an upcoming trailer for a zombie-related video game
That game is presumably Housemarque's Dead Nation. You'll need to follow some instructions over on the Playstation Blog to take part. Let us know if you get involved.
Hands up if you haven't played Super Stardust HD
Ok, we see maybe one hand out of a room full of people. Well what's your excuse then? It's too expensive?! Well, hm, ok, you really should have bought it earlier but hey, you know what, we'll let you off because today the game is celebrating its second birthday and as such will set you back just...