If you didn’t play the original Habroxia, then you should dig out your PlayStation 4 or PS Vita and remedy that right now. Despite looking like an uneventful arcade shooter, Lillymo Games proved that it has a good command over old-school gameplay mechanics, and we found ourselves glued to this one for a good few hours in pursuit of the Platinum Trophy.
Now, the title’s getting a sequel, Habroxia 2, on the PS4 and PS Vita. Building on the original, the developer’s promising a “non-linear, old-school space shooter with upgrades, boss fights, and even New Game+, all wrapped in a retro package combining pixel graphics, chiptunes, and stellar gameplay”. There’ll be all-new boss fights, and more ship upgrades than the previous release.
The game’s due out on 3rd February on the PlayStation Store, where it’ll cost $9.99. However, if you prefer physical editions, then eastasiasoft will publish a retail release for PS4 and PS Vita, which includes an original soundtrack and printed manual. You’ll be able to pre-order that from import retailer Play Asia, from 10AM ET on 3rd December.
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