Previously released for the PlayStation 2, XS Games has announced that they will be releasing The Red Star in early Spring 2010. The Red Star, a mish-mash of shooter and fist fighting action based on the graphic novel by Christian Gossett, will be available for both the iPhone and the PSPgo. Compared to the PlayStation 2 though, this new release will showcase improved controls and cleaner visuals.
“The Red Star is a proudly old school combination of classic action genres, much in the spirit of Contra and Streets of Rage,” said Steve Grossman, Chief Executive Officer of XS Games. “PSP®go and iPhone are the perfect platforms for this game in terms of controls, visuals, and price.”
The Red Star is set into a war torn United Republics of the Red Star, an alternate reality that is in the midst of a violent conflict among the world’s most powerful nations. Soldier’s are being used as pawns by these nations, with advanced technology that controls their hidden mental powers.