Frantic twin-stick shooter Tesla vs Lovecraft launches 14th March on PS4

Arcade expert 10tons returns with an unusual take on two historical figures

Hi everyone! I’m Jaakko from 10tons, and I’m happy to be back on PS Blog to talk about what to expect from our latest game, twin-stick shooter Tesla vs Lovecraft.

Some of you may know we’re no strangers to top-down twin-stick shooters. We’ve made quite a few, with various flavors. We loaded Neon Chrome with RPG and roguelite elements, while its spinoff title Jydge is all about bite sized missions and customisation. In Time Recoil we focused on time slowdown mechanics and story. With Tesla vs Lovecraft we’re going back to our roots with Crimsonland-style all-action arena gameplay with tons of monsters.

Tesla vs Lovecraft for PS4

Tesla vs Lovecraft for PS4Tesla vs Lovecraft for PS4

In Tesla vs Lovecraft, however, the arenas are fully architectured with obstacles, gaps, walls, and buildings. Structured levels are the base for the first core feature of Tesla vs Lovecraft, the Quantum Teleport. The hero of the game, genius inventor Nikola Tesla, is not limited to just running while gunning. With the Quantum Teleport backpack he, or rather you, the player, can teleport a short distance in a blink of an eye.

Better yet, it makes no difference if there’s a brick wall or a horde of monsters in the way; you can blink through anything. There’s a cooldown involved however, so you can teleport only three times in rapid succession. After that you’ll need to survive precious seconds for the teleport charges to come back up. The Quantum Teleport feature turned out great, and we’re really happy with how teleporting gives the player more opportunities to do risky stuff. Risky is fun!

The highlight of the game, however, is the Tesla-Mech battle robot. This juicy bit of monster slaying goodness is assembled from six pieces, one of which is always somewhere in the level waiting to be picked up. After collecting six pieces you can activate the Tesla-Mech for an immense boost in firepower.

While all the weapons, power-ups, and perks of the game are plenty powerful, nothing comes close to the Tesla-Mech. You’ll be instantly able to turn the tables on even the most massive swarm of monsters and to just shred everything in a very gratifying way. Like all good things, the Tesla-Mech only lasts for a while before exploding, scattering its pieces around the level to be collected and assembled once again.

Tesla vs Lovecraft for PS4

Tesla vs Lovecraft will be available for PS4 at PlayStation Store on 14th March, 2018. If you’re looking for a new shooter, check this one out!

3 Author replies
nukualofaperson 08 March, 2018 @ 18:14

I loved Crimsonland’s gameplay, but it wasn’t really a looker. This game on the other hand, it looks gorgeous. If the gameplay is on level with Crimsonland, it would be brilliant.

Jaakko Maaniemi 08 March, 2018 @ 19:32

Heh, ain’t that the truth! The 2014 remastered Crimsonland is still fully based on the 2003 classic version, or rather its renderer. It was the first game 10tons ever made. Even with completely redone art assets, there was only so much we could enhance the looks. Tesla vs Lovecraft, on the other hand, represents our current capacity, and it sure does look nice. There’s a lot of similarity to Crimsonland in gameplay, like perks and powerups. Secondary abilities/weapons is a cool addition, the teleport meshes nicely with the non-empty levels, and the Tesla-Mech is just fun, fun fun. A lot of people like it!

ultravioletblade 08 March, 2018 @ 21:16

looks good! can’t wait to play it :-)

Jaakko Maaniemi 09 March, 2018 @ 07:11

Great! We’re really excited to hear the feedback from PS4 gamers.

Carnivius_Prime 09 March, 2018 @ 04:51

This looks great to me. Loved Neon Chrome and I’m liking the setting concept here. :)

Jaakko Maaniemi 09 March, 2018 @ 07:11

Thanks, great to hear! We’re happy Neon Chrome found a lot of fans on PS4, and the spinoff prequel JYDGE is doing all right too. Tesla vs Lovecraft is hands down the most action oriented title of the three though, it’s pure blasting bliss :)

Kinky_Friedman 09 March, 2018 @ 12:24

I’ll always have time for a good twin-stick shooter.

Is there any chance this’d come out on the Vita too? Sounds like it’d be perfect for it.

Oh my gosh, can’t wait to play it. I love games like that one. And I found it )))

But I want to ask. Will you add multiplayer or split screen. I think co-op in this game will look great

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