Quantcast
Rejoice shoot-em-up fans: Under Defeat HD is set for PSN! - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Under Defeat HD  



Rejoice shoot-em-up fans: Under Defeat HD is set for PSN!


6:00 PM on 08.22.2012
Rejoice shoot-em-up fans: Under Defeat HD is set for PSN! photo



If I made a list of Japan-only shooters that are most deserving of a western release, G. Rev’s one-of-a-kind helicopter shooter Under Defeat would be at the top of the list. Well, maybe it’s time I cross it off.

Following their excellent Western release of Akai Katana, Rising Star Games will publish this touched-up version of a Dreamcast/arcade classic in the US via retail and PlayStation Network for $39.99 this fall. Unfortunately, there is no planned Xbox 360 release. At least you have something to brag about to your friends after the burn of Akai Katana and Sine Mora!

This HD re-release will features redone artwork, high resolution textures, and improved animation and lighting. There is also a new two-player mode that takes advantage of widescreen TVs. In addition, there are practice modes and the usual arcade mode. The real reason you’re going to buy this though is because you love shooters, especially when they are as fast, furious, and unique as Under Defeat.

I’m not singing this game’s praises blindly. I feel in love with it when I visited Tokyo last fall and was looking forward to spending more time with it next month -- except now I can do it from my own home which is awesome.

Rejoice shoot-em-up fans: Under Defeat HD is set for PSN! photo
Rejoice shoot-em-up fans: Under Defeat HD is set for PSN! photo
Rejoice shoot-em-up fans: Under Defeat HD is set for PSN! photo
Rejoice shoot-em-up fans: Under Defeat HD is set for PSN! photo
Rejoice shoot-em-up fans: Under Defeat HD is set for PSN! photo
Rejoice shoot-em-up fans: Under Defeat HD is set for PSN! photo







Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Under Defeat HD



2:00 PM on 11.28.2012
Review: Under Defeat HD

Helicopters are complex, unwieldy machines. In games, their difficulties are either flat-out ignored (Twin Cobra) or make for one of the steepest learning curves you’ll ever face (Battlefield 2). Under Defeat is a ba...more





Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Shmups

11:00 AM on 07.07.2014
Cuphead is 40% done, going to be a trilogy

I can't believe Cuphead has only been in my life for less than a month after its quick E3 showing. I'm so attached to it already. It's the game I didn't know I needed. Forget these tired, 20-year old nostalgia trips. Ev...more



11:30 AM on 06.25.2014
Resogun's new massive update gets a stylish trailer

Recently a free update dropped for Resgoun that added new features to the game, like a ship creator and full-on local co-op. Now we're getting a DLC in the form of Resogun Heroes, which adds two new modes and a new game worl...more



1:00 PM on 06.23.2014
Free Resogun update adds ship editor, co-op

Resogun is still one of the best games on the PlayStation 4, and over the weekend, it got a free update that added quite a bit of content. In addition to a pretty badass ship editor (which people have already gone to town wit...more



View all Shmups






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more