Greetings! Anyone heard of Gravity? Interstellar? Jupiter Ascending? Pluto’s surface? While everyone seems to be in a space frenzy nowadays, it sounds like a great time to talk about space shmups too! No, not another 2D retro look-a-like. Something more respectful of what this great genre deserves. A truly 3D space shmup that pushes it both on challenge and visual treat aspects. This is Hyper Void!
Hyper Void is a game made after growing to awesome games like Gradius, Tempest and Wing Commander. Those were the days just before the 21st Century came in, ironically bringing with it a decline in new space shmup games. That just doesn’t sound right!
- Taking the challenge to new dimensions (literally). This time the fight is not just in outer-space. It is right inside cross-dimensional wormholes that twist and turn into the most obscure configurations that would drive Einstein himself even crazier!
- Bosses, and lots of them! Over half of the game’s 29 levels have boss fights!
- Even bigger boss fights! Three mega encounters you will remember for quite a while. Like this dude below:
As a little heads-up: Hyper Void is not about going blind shooting stuff. You fly the RM-24, a combat/defence space craft on a mission to investigate what seems to suddenly drive the entire universe into attacking your race. In addition to battling hordes of enemies from a wide variety of sources, you will run into intricate manoeuvrability challenges, mazes, as well as light-speed races through enemy defences.
A piece of warning: this game IS CHALLENGING! It’s not only about your reflexes, your mind must quickly analyse and build strategies for each new enemy and drive those finger muscles of yours in time to survive. And for the godly-skilled among you, try your luck in Hyper Mode, where you fly a slicker fighter that you will surely need for the additional challenge awaiting you.
To bring its gorgeous 3D graphics to life, Hyper Void relies heavily on your PS4’s strong processing capabilities. Almost everything is procedural. Meaning what you see is all made of math formulas and numbers crunched on the spot to deliver Hyper Void’s dynamic environments at 180fps. Actually, it is capped to 60 FPS on your TV, but it also means when you get Morpheus, you will experience a silk-smooth Hyper Void VR experience!
Hyper Void will be available on your PS4 from 8th September 2015 exclusively through PlayStation Store! And will offer the Morpheus-enabled update right as the device hits the markets.
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