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Originally released for PC last year, after going through a successful Kickstarter in 2012, Strike Suit Zero is getting re-released in the form of a director's cut not only for PC but for home consoles, too.
Eurogamer picked up news from Born Ready Games who announced that the sci-fi, mech-shooter game would be arriving for the new generation home consoles.
As noted in the article...
“It features a restructured campaign, new ship models, enhanced textures and lighting, two additional Strike Suits and the Heroes of the Fleet add-on campaign.”
They were even kind enough to send along an embed of a 3D model viewer so you can see how the Strike Suit looks in its mech form as well as in ship form. Check it out below.
U.N.E. Strike Suit (click to view in 3D)
As for the gameplay... I've always felt Strike Suit Zero was a new-generation take on the classic side-scroller, Thexder. The similarities are uncanny.
Nevertheless, Strike Suit Zero is more than just a typical 3D rendition of an age-old concept, the game brings dynamic gameplay to life with very challenging levels that most gamers will probably rage-quit on since it isn't like Call of Duty, and a strong enough visual presence to at least entice some of the graphics whores out there.
The game hasn't been in the news spotlight all too much, and the last notable update took place last year in the spring. The team has apparently been hunkered down, working hard on bringing the director's cut to life for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.
Quite naturally, the jump from being a Kickstarted, independent, space-shooter for PC to a full-fledged digital title for home consoles puts gamers in a position to question what sort of features the team will bring to the table to make full use of the new generation home consoles?
Even more than that, the real question that comes to mind is: will the game run at full 1080p at 60fps on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One? Or, will the game be limited to running at full 1080p HD for the PlayStation 4 and something a bit lower for the Xbox One? I mean it would be embarrassing if an indie title couldn't hit full 1080p on the Xbox One, but then again it wouldn't be unsurprising given that Watch Dogs, Thief, The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes won't be hitting 1080p on the Xbox One either.
Maybe Born Ready Games will join that rare and exclusive club where only sports games and Forza 5 are hitting 1080p at 60fps. I guess we'll find out soon enough when the game launches on the new-gen consoles in just a few months for a little under $19.99.