Ultratron Blasts Away on PS4, PS3 & PS Vita This Month

May 1, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

Announced back in December, Ultratron from creator Puppygames and Curve Digital is coming to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita on May 12 in North America and Europe. Including three-way cross-buy, it will cost $9.99/€9.99/£7.99 and “launch discounts will be available.”

A twin-stick shooter that pays homage to the 80s arcade machines, here’s the description for Ultratron:

The last human has been slain by evil killer robots. You are the one remaining humanoid battle droid. Your mission: avenge the human race. Boost your battledroid with power-ups, buy cute but deadly pets in the shop. Blast your way through 40-plus glowing neon levels, avoiding Chasers, Turrets, Spawners, Minelayers, bombs, and bullets, and take on the four giant boss ‘bots of the Apocalypse – Ieiunitas, Bellum, Lues and Letum.

Ultratron is a homage to the 80s arcade machines of years past. The game hails from developer Puppygames and combines the captivating experience of an old-school Robotron-esque arcade shooter with a unique retro-futuristic soundtrack and slick, stylised graphics, complete with simulated CRT-curve.

With unique retro-futuristic sound and graphics, player responsive difficulty and a subtle system of tactics combined with classic gameplay, Ultratron is a fun and hypnotic arcade blast which has already thrilled players on Steam – indeed, with its 92 per cent positive user rating, it’s regarded as one of the best examples of the genre.

Ultratron’s Trophy List includes 1 Gold, 4 Silver, and 7 Bronze.

Will you be buying Ultratron this month?