Hello everyone. I’m really happy to be back on PlayStation Blog to tell you that Laughing Jackal‘s firefighting action Roguelike, Flame Over, is finally making the jump to PS4 and will be available from Wednesday 16th September for the bargain price of £8.99/€11.99. Yay!
First up, a video reminder on exactly what Flame Over is all about:
Pretty cool, huh? Actually, pretty hot I guess… ^^
So, for those who haven’t tried, or don’t remember the PS Vita release at the end of May, Flame Over is a top down shoot ’em up firefighting game featuring 16 randomly generated levels, four environments, stacks of secrets and a ton of replayability.
Unlike other shoot ’em ups, you’ll be using hoses, extinguishers and waterbombs (plus a ton of power-ups you’ll grab along the way) as you struggle to take down the toughest fires ever seen in a video game. And believe me when I say these FIRES. ARE. TOUGH.
As a game inspired by the roguelikes of old, as well as more modern interpretations like Spelunky, Flame Over is a brutally difficult game, but one in which you’ll learn as you go, getting a little further each time and inspiring you over and over again to try one laaaaaaaaaast time (honest!) to make it the whole way through, rescuing all the people and cats trapped within and maybe even speed-running your way to the top of the Leaderboards!
As you’d expect, the PS4 version of Flame Over boasts a ton of improvements over the PS Vita original, including:
- Amazing graphicalness: You’ll be blown away by the amount of detail in our 3D environments, which really get to shine on the big screen, plus we’ve thrown in lots of sexy touches like bloom, real time shadows and all that jazz. The game also loads near-instantly and is full 1080p 60fps.
- Interactive tutorial: We’ve made a training-friendly tutorial where you can play through two levels of the game fully powered up, getting to test out lots of the games extra equipment and power-ups in a *slightly* less dangerous environment. This is firefighting, however, so you’ll still need to be on your toes if you don’t want to fry!
- Even more extra stuffs: The PS4 version of Flame Over features additional rooms, secrets and mechanics to make it the ultimate version of the game.
Flame Over has already received some excellent reviews on Vita, for example:
“Flame Over isn’t just one of my favourite PS Vita games of the year but one of my favourite games full stop. I seriously cannot stop playing it” 10/10 – PS Nation
“Flame Over is a surprisingly deep and interesting game… easily one of the funnest Rogue Like titles in recent memory.” 90% – GameOn Network
“Flame Over is a great game that is sure to get Vita owners hooked with its simple to pick up, difficult to master style of play that will have you wanting to better your previous run every time you pick it up.” 4.5/5 – The Vita Lounge
We’ve also been honoured to get awesome videos from Youtubers such as NerdCubed and SSundee, and now the PS4 is set to receive what we think is the best version of a unique, fun and frantic game that we are so proud of.
So, for those of you who are up for a challenge and a lot of laughs (and tears!) along the way, be sure to check out Flame Over from next Wednesday. Look forward to seeing you on the Leaderboards! ^^
Thanks for reading and hope to see you heading into the fire next week!