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Vertically scrolling shoot-em-up 'Sophstar' launches digitally on consoles on October 28

Vertically scrolling shoot-em-up 'Sophstar' launches digitally on consoles on October 28

Published: Wednesday, September 21, 2022Tagged: Gaming, ID@Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X|S

Red Art Games announced today that the digital version of Sophstar, a vertically scrolling Shoot-Em-Up developed on PC by Banana Bytes and ported to consoles by Red Art Games, is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch consoles on October 28th. The game's physical editions will be available a few weeks later..

Vertically scrolling shoot-em-up 'Sophstar' launches digitally on consoles on October 28

Sophstar is a vertical arcade shoot'em up with heavy inspiration from the best games of the genre from the 90s, while adding new-exciting features and regular game modes for both casual home players and hardcore arcade fans.

Sub-Lieutenant Soph has lived in Galanian for her whole life, having no memory of when her existence started, and no idea of how she developed her teleporting powers. But after being sent for a recon mission, all of what she knows about herself is about to change.

Sophstar Features

  • Proper arcade 240x320 resolution.
  • 6 Different game modes.
  • 8 Stages on Arcade/Story mode.
  • 60 Stages on Cadet School mode.
  • 9 ships to choose from, each one with different main weapon, subweapon and teleport. Pick the one that suits you style better or just go the extra mile and master all of them!
  • Tons of unlockable features.
  • 6 Difficulty levels
  • Different endings depending upon player skills.
  • More than 20 bosses/mid-bosses to fight.
  • Smooth controls with "Focus Movement" which allows for pixel-perfect movement.
  • Approachable score systems for both new and veteran shmup players.
  • Full control support, supporting both digital DPads and Analogue Sticks (But allowing only 8 way constant speed movement).
  • Vertical (Tate) screen mode for authentic arcade feeling.
  • Innovative teleport system .
  • Score Attack, Timed Challenge, Endless Mode and Ultimate Challenge are some of the modes that give you extra content and hours of gameplay.

Sophstar releases digitally on Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and Nintendo Switch on October 28th, 2022, on the Microsoft Store, PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop, the game will cost €12.99/$12.99.

Physically, Sophstar will receive a couple of limited edition releases. The Standard Nintendo Switch, PS5 and PS4 edition will be limited to 2,900, 999 and 999 copies respectively. The Nintendo Switch Standard edition will cost €29.99 while the PlayStation Standard Editions will retail for €24.99. A double-sided poster will be included in every box as a bonus.

In addition to the Standard edition, Red Art Games will also release an extremely limited Sophstar Arcade Edition on Nintendo Switch, PS5 and PS4. Only 99 copies of the Sophstar Arcade Edition will be manufactured on each platform. Priced at €39.99 (PlayStation) and €44.99 (Switch), the Sophstar Arcade Edition comes with an exclusive poster inspired by Japanese Arcade posters. This second poster measures 120 x 80 cm (31.5 x 47.24”) and comes in a separate poster tube. Pre-orders for the two Sophstar physical editions are now up exclusively on the official Red Art Games online store.

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