Hey everybody! My name is Remy from Deep Silver, and I wanted to share with you some more information on our upcoming arcade twin-stick shooter Narco Terror for PlayStation Network. Also, we wanted to take this opportunity to shed some light on the development of our newest title.
Narco Terror follows the story of ex-special ops agent Rick Quinn, a one-man army that goes on a mission from the docks of Miami to the rivers of South America to rescue his daughter. Quinn has been working on a secret technology to stop the drug cartels’ latest trafficking technique: Narco submarines. This has put him in the cross-hairs of his ex-partner, Jay Delgado, who is running the subs and the cartel that took his daughter. This fire-powered vendetta just got personal.
Key inspirations for the development of Narco Terror were arcade classics such as Commando, MERCS, Ikari Warriors and Space Invaders, and modern titles such as Assault Heroes, Renegade Ops, Geometry Wars and Lara Croft: the Guardian of Light. With this approach, we’ve drawn inspiration from some of our favorite games of all time while instilling modern sensibilities to create a fun mix for today’s arcade gamers.
As a result, you will see that the game consists of many different arcade elements typical to retro games, combined with an over-the-top story and style straight from 80s action classics. We’ve also added seamless offline and online drop-in, drop-out CO-OP multiplayer, so you can give pain a new name with your friends across the world.
Because you will be shooting a LOT, weapons can be upgraded with the money you get by exploding the world around you, or by finding hidden collectibles. That’s how heroes make money, right? On top of that, each weapon can use up to four different ammo types – at the same time! – which vary from armor piercing rounds to bullets that set enemies on fire. For those pesky groups of enemies, trusty grenades are handily mapped to the R1 button. To top it off, there are also special weapons with limited ammo to pick up for special celebratory occasions, like the Laser Rifle and screen-filling Flamethrower.
As you progress through the game, you will get access to better weapons suited for the next over-the-top scenario that you and your partner will be facing in the game. In true arcade-style, not only will you see that the upgrades you choose cause greater damage to your opponents, you will hit them with bigger bullets, too. Yes, you read that right.
To spice up the variety of blasting everyone on the group, we’ve also added some retro top-down shoot ‘em up sections with aircraft and boats, and from time to time Quinn can go mad with power by turning enemy weaponry against them. They really shouldn’t have taken his daughter! You will face an enormous amount of artillery, massive tanks, armed helicopters and fast planes in this arcade experience as the story unravels and the true intentions of the drug cartel are revealed.
I hope that you have an appetite for some wanton destruction and that you are ready to be:
Dishing out justice, one grenade at a time!
Narco Terror is available from tomorrow onwards on PlayStation 3 for €9.99/£7.99. Check out the demo and let us know what you think!