Need an arcade shooter to perk your gaming senses up? Housemarque has you covered, as the studio’s latest title, Nex Machina, launches today on the PlayStation 4 and PC for $19.99.
If you’re not familiar with Housemarque’s previous works (Alienation, Dead Nation, Resogun), then you’re in for one psychedelic treat. Prepare to be bombarded with a shower of colors, explosions and all sorts of colors that will assault your senses. Collaborating with Smash TV creator Eugene Jarvis, Nex Machina is a tribute to arcade classics of the ’80s, with the added sheen of today’s graphics.
In the vein of cult classics like Resogun and Robotron, Nex Machina is the ultimate top-down voxel shooter where everything can be blown to pieces. Enter the zone, become one with the game and pull off the most incredible feats. Nex Machina is packed with opportunities to create your own playstyle in order to best the tough challenges and ruthlessly competitive environments you’ll experience. Nex Machina is what arcade games deserve to be in the 21st century.
Nex Machina features world, country, city and friend-related leaderboards, player ranks and monthly tournaments, a full built-in spectator scene mode and various online challenges and feats.
In case you’re on the fence, check out our Nex Machina review where we say, “Eugene Jarvis and Housemarque have come together to create one of the best playing twin-stick shooters ever made.”