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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Top-down shooter Crimsonland paints the PS4 red this week

News by Jedediah H.

It takes guts to be a trooper. Zombies, aliens, giant spiders (eeeek!): they're par for the position, and rush at you with visceral malice in overwhelming waves. So you do the only thing you can to keep your torso intact - shoot 'em in the face and /or belly. This is Crimsonland, and today it's rushing onto the PS4 through PSN.

Top-down twin stick shooters are a boiling load of fun (anybody remember Dead Nation?); you pretty much shoot the aggressiveness out of every pod of flesh on screen to the tune of auditory adrenaline. Crimsonland, by Finnish developer 10tons, seems to keep this simple formula and, while appearing less graphically polished than the likes of Dead Nation, looks to have the capacity to supply countless hours of amusement, especially when you're snuggled betwixt your friends, who argue about the practicality of Solid Snake's moustache, during a congenial game of couch co-op.

Here are the features the game promises to have:

  • Quest mode with six chapters
  • Five survival modes: Survival, Rush, Blitz, Weapon Picker, and Nukefism
  • 30 unique weapons
  • 55 awesome perks
  • PSN Trophies and leaderboards
  • Up to four player local co-op

It must be noted, from what I've gathered, there is only local co-op; the game wasn't designed for on-line play. But for those of you who can bring together or abduct your pals for local play, the game adds a multiplier for each player, meaning the more players you have (and depending on the difficulty), the more visceral malice there is rushing to dismantle your torso.

Crimsonland will be available today as soon as the PSN updates, for 13.99 USD and 9.99 EUR.

If you're interested but hesitant to take the chance, wait for our review, which should be published within the next week.

-Jedediah H.
Top-down shooter Crimsonland paints the PS4 red this week
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