Radical Fish-developed 2D action RPG CrossCode, which first launched for PC via Steam Early Access in May 2015 and will see a full release this summer, is coming to PlayStation 4 later this year via publisher Deck13, which has just announced a rebranding of its publishing division as Deck13 Spotlight.
As you may know, the game is currently available on PC via Steam Early Access – where it launched back in 2015 – and has a release date set for sometime this year. It’s currently unclear whether or not the PS4 edition will launch alongside the PC edition.Publisher Deck13 Interactive and developer Radical Fish Games have announced that their retro 2D action-RPG, CrossCode, is coming to PlayStation 4.
As you may know, the game is currently available on PC via Steam Early Access – where it launched back in 2015 – and has a release date set for sometime this year. It’s currently unclear whether or not the PS4 edition will launch alongside the PC edition.
More specifically launching in Steam Early Access back in May 2015, CrossCode is notably coming up on its three year early access anniversary. Three years in early access is quite a long time, however, everything shown off of the game so far suggests the final product will be worth the wait.
If you can’t wait any longer and happen to be attending PAX East – which started yesterday and is running until April 8th – you’re in luck, the PS4 version of the game is playable at the show, though in what form wasn’t divulged.
How much CrossCode will cost when it launches remains a mystery. Presumably, it will come in at a more budget-friendly indie price.
For those that don’t know: CrossCode is an action RPG set in a distant future that combines 16-bit SNES-style graphics with a fast-paced combat system, a sci-fi story, and puzzle mechanics. You can read more on the game below, courtesy of an official overview via Deck 13:
About The Game
CrossCode is a retro-inspired 2D Action RPG set in the distant future, combining 16-bit SNES-style graphics with butter-smooth physics, a fast-paced combat system, and engaging puzzle mechanics, served with a gripping sci-fi story.
You follow a player called Lea as she logs into CrossWorlds – a fictional MMO of the distant future. Lea is not your average player though. She hast lost her memory and is (literally) mute. Now the only way to regain her memory is to play CrossWorlds, disovering all the places the game has to offer and meeting other players on the way – hoping they won’t mistake her for a bot. As Lea’s memory returns, a deep mystery surrounding CrossWorlds will be unraveled – and you may come to understand why a mute player is stuck in this game in the first place. CrossCode combines features of the Action-Adventure and RPG genre, delivering both, a great variety of puzzles and an engaging, fast-paced combat system with plenty of options for character growth.
- Feel the Retro-Hype! CrossCode delivers action oriented 16-Bit SNES feelings with a modern physics engine
- Solve epic puzzles & quests! You‘re a fan of the Zelda series? In that case you shouldn‘t miss CrossCode as its puzzles can hold up to the classics!
- Explore the Dungeons! Even in a futuristic sci-fi world dungeons belong to a RPG which wants to achieve greatness
- The Players have spoken! As of now 98% of the Early Access user reviews are positive – and there are quite a lot of them!
- Discover the CrossWorlds! Join Lea on her journey through the extremely colorful CrossWorlds rich in variety
- Multiple Modes! There‘s more than just the story to explore. Feel free to discover the world in the exploration mode or just get into the ring and give the combat mode a try
WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATE OF THE EARLY ACCESS VERSION?
“The current version comes with most core mechanics completed and polished, including movement, physics, combat, puzzles, menu systems, NPC etc. It also features 70-80% of the planned areas and about 30-40% of the story. Quickly playing through the incomplete story will result of a playtime of around 6-10 hours. If you take your time exploring the environment, beating the dungeons not integrated into the story yet, and solving quest, you can reach a playtime of up to 40-50 hours with the current version already. Note that playing beyond the current “end of the story” will not break your save. You can still continue the story later on but you will keep your level, items and dungeon progress. The only downside of this is that your character might be overpowered so playing the story might be less challenging and enjoyable. We recommend you keep a save at the current end of the story!”