Astebreed: Definitive Edition

Major updates!

Astebreed is getting a major update to its “Definitive Version” for PC, including all of the PS4 features! Users who already own Astebreed will receive this update for free.

What has been updated?

  • Newly added “Arrange Mode”
  • In the Gallery, you can find various artworks commissioned after the PS4 version. Exclusive to PC!
  • Optimized controller system
  • Additional (and improved) upgrades
  • Adjusted enemy placement and behavioral patterns across all stages & difficulty levels
  • Additional episodes and demo scenes adding to the story
  • Additional new music
  • Improved graphics and 1920x1080 support
  • Improved 3D models
  • Improved textures and higher resolution
  • New compression format to improve details, lighting etc.
  • Improved backgrounds and detail effects
  • A wide variety of various adjustments and improvements

*Due to the major updates listed above, the price has been increased to $19.99 as of Nov. 7th, 2017

STORY


You play as Roy Becket, a young pilot with dreams of becoming as skilled as his adoptive father. When a galactic war against an ancient mechanical alien race reaches its boiling point, Roy is forced to spring into action and take control of an otherworldly bipedal war machine in hopes of saving what's left of humanity.
Joining Roy is a young girl who claims to have escaped the clutches of the nefarious aliens. Forever altered through the horrible experiments to which she was subjected, she now possesses the very abilities humanity will need to push back the Doomsday Clock.
Together, the pair must face an unrelenting army alone and reunite their shattered families.
The end of civilization as we know it is on the horizon. Between humanity and eradication stands Astebreed.

The Arcade Shooter Genre, Evolved

Astebreed breathes new life into the classic arcade shooter genre. Using painstakingly crafted 3D models, cutting-edge particle effects, and old-school Japanese mech designs, Astebreed delivers an unparalleled experience of beautiful destruction.

Armed to the Teeth

Roy has a considerable arsenal at his disposal. Armed with the mysterious Lucis device, Roy's mech can unleash long-distance attacks, paint targets with a laser for precision homing attacks, and even get up close and personal for a killing blow with a powerful blade attack. No enemy shall escape your wrath, no matter where they hide.

Dynamically Changing Perspective

Your enemies are not always up in front of you. Your enemies swarm, fly, and intercept, and Astebreed's dynamic perspective always keeps the action in view. Seamlessly switching between vertical, horizontal, and 3D shooter, Astebreed will keep you guessing what your next threat will be, without ever interrupting the action.
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Processor: Core 2 Duo or faster
Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 compatible, GeForce 8600GT (2007 model) or better
DirectX: Version 9.0
Additional Notes: Controller recommended
  • Stunning to look at, slick and fluid to play as well as being a satisfying -- but never insurmountable -- challenge, Astebreed is a top-quality game that everyone with even a passing interest in shoot 'em ups should have in their collection.

  • This is one of my favorite shoot-'em-ups in years, and fellow STG enthusiasts would be remiss to overlook such a gem. Astebreed is a masterstroke. Spread the word.

  • Astebreed is a deep and fun arcade mecha shooter. Short but a must-try.

  • A spectacular 2D/3D side scrolling shooter that combines all that is good in the genre with modern ideas and a classic, sci-fi mecha anime story.

  • A savvy mix of sweetly balanced mechanics, dazzling speed and spectacular graphics.

  • One of the most impressive indie titles of the year and arguably the most cinematic and accessible 2D shooter of the modern era.

  • Astebreed is a candidate for best "shmup" of the year.

  • One of the best space shooters we've seen this year. If you're a fan of the genre it should be in your wishlist, and even if you're not it deserves a try.

  • If you like shoot'em-ups, you will definitely love Astebreed.

  • Viewed on its underlying merit, this is a weaker game than its years-old inspirations - both Radiant Silvergun and Einhander best it in terms of interesting systems and set-pieces - but Astebreed is, nevertheless, a strong and idiosyncratic proposition.

  • Astebreed is a brilliant shoot 'em up, which incorporates many features from Danmaku and reuses them in a complex and well-calculated way, giving rise to a formula suitable for both experienced players and beginners.

  • Astebreed is a two-faced retro arcade game. It presents a clever scoring system along with a great fun, though it can be also boring and stereotypical. Fortunately, it gives you a choice from which perspective you wish to get to know the game.

  • CD-Action

    Astebreed is most fun when you try to beat it on high difficulty level without using continues while improving your score over and over again. If you’re not interested in that, you’ll spend no more than one evening with this game. [08/2014, p.73]

  • A pure fast-paced action manganime shoot 'em up which isn't unforgettable, but it's still a good indie game if you like the mix between shots and japanese flavour.

Astebreed: Definitive Edition
$19.99 $7.00
Title: Astebreed: Definitive Edition
Genre: Action, Indie
Released: 30 May 2014
Developer: Edelweiss
Publisher: AGM PLAYISM
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Full controller support
UI Audio Subs
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