Updated: I have been told the Xbox One version is coming it’s just taking a little longer and Infinite State Games hopes to announce a release date soon.
After knowing about and following this game for almost a year, Infinite State Games have finally announced that Rogue Aces will be coming to PS4, PS Vita & Nintendo Switch on 12 April 2018.
No Xbox One version in this announcement though which makes me sad but there was an Xbox One version mentioned when I first heard about the game last year so I will reach out the developers and ask if the Xbox One version is still coming.
Infinite State Games have partnered with award winning publisher Curve Digital for Rogue Aces. The game will be available on each platform’s digital store for £9.99/€12.99/$12.99.
The game is a 2D arcade style shoot em up where you fly World War 2 era planes in fast paced dogfighting action against other planes and ground targets such as tanks and enemy bases. It’s a game where you want to chase high scores and play again and again to do better in the levels each time. There’s a neat mechanic where you can jump out of your own plane and hijack someone else’s which sounds like incredible fun.
One of our other writers, Peter Watts, went to Infinite State Games’ studio in Bristol last year and got to sit down with the devs, chat and play the game. He was mighty impressed and you can read his full feature by clicking on this link.
The game will feature 100 procedurally generated levels that are both challenging and addictive you’ll want to play again and again according to the developers. Here is a quote from Mike Daw, Creative Director at Infinite State Games.
“Rogue Aces’ gameplay is perfectly suited for pick up and play sessions. Its short, frenetic levels are great if you’ve got a spare 5, 15 or even 50 minutes. And while Rogue Aces’ aerial combat might initially appear simple our controls and mechanics keep the proceedings super fun and deep.”
Jason Perkins, Managing Director of Curve Digital, had the following to say.
“Rogue Aces looks fantastic and we’re extremely excited to announce that Infinite State Games is becoming part of the Curve family. As a team of handheld devotees, we can’t wait for players around the world to experience Rogue Aces’ portable pick up and play fun.”
I’ll let you know if there’s any update on the Xbox One version and any other news as it comes in on this great looking arcade game.