Videogame developer and publisher Mastiff have announced the latest instalment in the Heavy Fire series is now available on PC and PlayStation 4,complete with support for the PlayStation VR. The Heavy Fire series began as an arcade-style on-rails shooter for the Nintendo Wii and 3DS in 2010. Now Heavy Fire: Red Shadow is available for download on PC and PlayStation Store, with an Xbox One release due later in the year.
The setting of Heavy Fire: Red Shadow is a bleak near-future where tensions between the United States and North Korea have escalated into outright war. The player takes on the role of Sergeant Will, a grizzled soldier who needs to defend the USA from North Korean assault.
Sergeant Will just barely survives a North Korean missile attack on Guam, and ultimately ends up being the only remaining line of defence against a planned large-scale North Korean raid.
Heavy Fire: Red Shadow brings its rails shooter pedigree into virtual reality (VR), giving players a 360-degree view of surroundings as an endless onslaught of enemy forces attempt to take out Sgt Will.
Players can take control of a powerful turret-mounted machine gun along with a rocket launcher in combination to take out enemies. There are eight stages in the Campaign Mode, or players can choose to see how long they can hold out in Endless Mode.
If players get into trouble they can call in support from elite infantry troops, fighter aircraft, attack helicopters and more. There is also advancement available, with 30 unlockable field promotions which lets players upgrade and customise their machine-gun, rocket launcher, health or support skills.
The PlayStation 4 special edition of Heavy Fire: Red Shadow is available at Walmart in the US, priced at $19.99 (USD). This version includes the PlayStation VR edition for no extra cost. The release trailer for Heavy Fire: Red Shadow can be viewed below.
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