Apparently titans of every variety are a big deal these days. There’s the hugely popular anime Attack on Titan, the Xbox One shooter Titanfall and, now, the PlayStation cross-platform offering from Curve Digital and Puppygames, Titan Invasion.
Despite the similarity in name, none of the above listed properties actually resemble one another. Attack on Titan is about mankind’s struggle to survive a race of cannibalistic giant people and has recently received a portable video game mirrored after the popular anime, Titanfall features massive mechs with guns and is set for release this March, and Titan Invasion is a game compilation that features retro graphics and invading swarms of aliens.
That’s right, Titan Invasion is actually two games rolled into one, featuring Puppygames’ Titan Attacks! and Revenge of the Titans. No word on pricing yet but a “summer” release window has been established. Publisher Curve Digital has also announced that the game will be cross-buy, making Titan Invasion available on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita for a single purchase.
“Titan Attacks and Revenge of the Titans are two full games in their own right, so being able to release them as a single collection in Titan Invasion--and to also be able to offer that as a cross-buy title—represents great value for money for PlayStaiton gamers,” said Curve Managing Director Jason Perkins.
And while the names are very similar, as are the aesthetics and invading baddies, the games themselves are actually quite different offerings.
“Titan Attack is a straight-up, highly polished arcade action title inspired by games like Space Invaders and Galaga, but with many modern features including a full ship upgrade system, online leaderboards and stylish, neo-retro visuals,” reads a statement from Curve Digital. “Revenge of the Titans keeps the frantic action and the distinctive visual style, but expands the game into a unique mash-up of real time strategy and tower defense, including over 25 different types of buildings and a deep upgrade system as players progress through 50 challenging levels.”
It looks like the indie revolution isn’t slowing down on the PlayStation front anytime soon. These types of games have done particularly well on the Vita, with smaller bursts of action, retro graphics and bright colors being a perfect fit for Sony’s handheld. It’s a nice bonus, then, that the game can then be dropped on your PS3 and PS4 for big-screen gaming, too.