XS Games Announces The Red Star
Hard-hitting combat meets old-school shooter gameplay in comic writer Christian Gossett’s war-torn relentless alternate reality on PlayStation®2 this spring.
New York, NY – March 27, 2007 – XS Games today announced it has signed an agreement with Archangel Studios and writer/creator Christian Gossett to publish videogames based on its Eisner Award nominated comic series, The Red Star. Published by XS Games for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, The Red Star is anticipated to be released on 6 April 2007.
Enter a world of chaotic warfare, industrial technology and arcane magic in a parallel universe, where soldiers of a Soviet-style superpower fight for their liberty and their lives against the powerful forces of an evil Dark Lord and his ruthless assassin.
Game features include:
- Three playable legendary warriors, each with unique fighting skills and weapons
- Two player cooperative gameplay that lets you enter the fray with a friend
- Relentless action that seamlessly blends brutal melee with “old-school” shooter gameplay
- Unlockable secret characters, hidden gameplay modes and more for extensive replay value
The Red Star saga follows Sorceress Major Maya Antares and her faithful guardian, combat and weapons expert Kyuzo. Maya and Kyuzo have devoted their lives to the defense of the United Republics of the Red Star (U.R.R.S.), and have victoriously led the crew of the massive battleship, Skyfurnace Konstantinov, through countless battles.
While entrenched in the war to control the rogue Republic of Nokgorka, Maya and Kyuzo meet a fierce Resistance Fighter named Makita who holds the key that reveals the entire U.R.R.S. to is under the control of the Dark Lord Imbohl and his chief assassin, Troika, the Harvester of Souls. Makita, Kyuzo and Maya unite against Troika’s tyranny. Troika, at the helm of the flagship vessel, the Taktarov, unleashes a deadly assault against the rebels. Under the watchful command of Urik and Maya, Kyuzo and Makita embark upon a final fight to unite the scattered Republics of the Red Star and liberate them from Troika’s rule.
“The Red Star is an exciting title that we’re thrilled to be bringing to gamers,” said Steve Grossman, CEO of XS Games. “Its unique combination of combat and shooter gameplay styles and the rich universe of its comic book heritage delivers an experience unrivalled on PlayStation 2.”
The Red Star for the PlayStation 2 is rated T and will be available in North America on 6 April 2007 for $19.99. For further information, visit redstar-us.com.
About XS Games
XS Games Limited is a Publisher of PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Games.
About Christian Gossett
Internationally published as an artist and writer at the age of nineteen, Christian Gossett was one of the first designers hired by Lucasfilm Licensing to retro-design the Star Wars galaxy in 1993. The Phantom Menace included Gossett's work in the form of Darth Maul's double-edged lightsabre. Gossett then worked on the Apocalypse videogame, starring Bruce Willis, for the Sony PlayStation; he designed the main characters and wrote the final draft of the script. On Pitfall 3D, starring Bruce Campbell, Gossett performed the same duties and wrote, co-directed and drew nine minutes of additional story animation. His latest project, The Red Star, is a comic book mixing traditional drawings and computer generated images. Gossett was represented in this deal by Ken Levin, Esq. and Richard Leibowitz, Union Entertainment.
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