As well as a series-first Online Battle Mode for up to eight players, there's extra bonuses in the form of included games Deadstorm Pirates and Time Crisis 4: Arcade Version, so hopefully Razing Storm can avoid the pitfalls of poor longevity and lack of variety that often trap other lightgun games.
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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 www.namcobandaigames.com.