XS Games’ ‘The Red Star’ is now available for PSP/PSP Go and gamers can download it from the PlayStation network for $14.99. The game is based on a graphic novel by Christian Gossett and was originally released on the PlayStation 2 all the way back in 2007. ‘The Red Star’ skilfully blends together side-scrolling fast paced retro beat ‘em up gameplay with the action of a top-down shooter.
The game itself is set in mystical, technically advanced United Republics of the Red Star (URRS) and sees the once powerful empire now distorted into a dystopia which has millions of its own people slaughtered under the orders of Imbohl who is a corrupt sorcerer revered as the leader of the Great Revolution. The heroes of Red Star set out on a mission to liberate the URRS people from Imbohl’s rule and hopefully return the empire to its former glory.
Players can choose to play as either Maya Antares, a powerful Warkaster (sorcerer and human energy cannon) in search of her husband lost in battle, Kyuzo, Maya’s personal bodyguard and deadliest of all guardsman, or Makita, a quick and agile Nokgorkan rebel orphan.
‘The Red Star’ can currently be purchased on the PlayStation Network at the price of $14.99.