Hidden Trap and Newt Industries have announced the release of the anime shoot-em-up (or shmup) Risk System on the PS4 and PS5. This handcrafted sci-fi adventure is now available for US$9.99/â‚¬9.99/Â£7.99. It was originally released on Nintendo Switch in July 2021, and PC via Steam back in 2019.
Risk System brings a unique twist to the genre: rather than having an arsenal of weapons at your disposal, you charge your attacks by getting as close as possible to enemy fire or taking damage. The more risks you take, the more powerful you get — but if you get too close to danger, your ship will eventually be destroyed.
It’s a horizontal shoot-’em-up with a unique core mechanic where you boost your ship’s firepower by performing stunts and weaving between enemies’ fire. It was handcrafted by Newt Industries, a two-person studio with an emphasis both on aesthetics and the feel of gameplay. The complete cohesion between the gameplay and its visual aspect transforms the game into an incredible roleplay experience.
After a race of energy parasites overcome mankindâ€™s defences, all hope rests in the RSK9, an experimental ship that feeds on the parasite energy to deploy its incredible arsenal. Piloting the RSK9 is Alys, an ace pilot previously missing in action that has returned seemingly immune to parasite control. Her skill and resistance to the parasite energies influence make her the only pilot capable of preventing the extinction of mankind.
Check out the trailer below: