When it comes to no-nonsense arcade twitch gaming, Finnish studio Housemarque is the safest pair of hands in the business. Coming off a sizzling PS4 hot streak which includes Resogun, Alienation and last month’s phenomenal coin-op throwback Nex Machina, it has yet another slice of irresistible bullet hell coming down the pipe.
Matterfall, out exclusively for PS4 on 16th August, is a slick twin-stick side-scroller that transports you to the towering vertical cities of a distant future. You’ll need to suit up and fight for control of the mysterious “smart matter” that is over-running your world and giving rise to hordes of matter-infected enemies. Cue thumb cramps and massive explosions.
To get a closer look at exactly how the studio’s latest offering works, we grabbed Senior Level Designer Jari Hokkanen at E3 last month to take us through a full level playthrough, including a fearsome boss fight. Check out the full video above – then head on over to PlayStation Store to secure your pre-order.