XS Games announced the availability of The Red Star for the PSPgo exclusively on the PlayStation Network. The game, originally released in 2007 on PlayStation 2, is based on the sci-fi/fantasy graphic novel of the same name by Christian Gossett. Featuring fully polished and improved controls, The Red Star skillfully blends together side-scrolling fast paced retro beat ‘em up gameplay with the blasting power of top-down action packed shooters.
The Red Star takes place in the mystical, technically advanced United Republics of the Red Star (URRS), an alternate reality universe loosely resembling Soviet Russia. Once deemed a powerful empire, the URRS quickly transforms into a dystopia thanks to the slaughtering of millions of its own people under the orders of their leader, Imbohl, a corrupt sorcerer revered as the leader of the Great Revolution. Haunted by their nation’s tragic past, the Heroes of the Red Star quickly discover their true calling, abandon their duties as soldiers of the Red Fleet, and embark upon a life changing journey to liberate their people from Imbohl’s sadistic and dark ruling.
Players can choose to play as either Maya Antares, a powerful Warkaster (sorcerer and human energy cannon) in search of her husband lost in battle, Kyuzo, Maya’s personal bodyguard and deadliest of all guardsman, or Makita, a quick and agile Nokgorkan rebel orphan.
The Red Star can currently be purchased on the PlayStation Network at the price of $14.99. Keep a lookout for the iPhone version coming out later this year.