The Red Star was released late in the PS2 run, and now will be ported to the PSP and iPhone.
Full release from XS Games:
New York, NY – March 5, 2010 – XS Games today announced the early Spring 2010 release of The Red Star for iPhone and PSPÃ‚Â®go. Previously released on PlayStationÃ‚Â®2 and met with widespread acclaim, The Red Star is an ingenious mashup of top down shooter and beat “Ëœem up gameplay, based upon the graphic novel of the same name by Christian Gossett.
“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. “PSPÃ‚Â®go and iPhone are the perfect platforms for this game in terms of controls, visuals, and price.”
The Red Star brings to life the dystopian United Republics of the Red Star (URRS), a mystical and technologically advanced alternate reality resembling Soviet Russia. In this alternate reality, the world has been wracked by vicious conflict between the world’s powerful nations, who use advanced technology to harness soldiers’ latent mental powers. Players can choose to play as one of the graphic novel’s three most prominent characters: Maya Antares, a powerful sorceress in search of her husband lost in battle, Kyuzo, Maya’s personal bodyguard as well as a powerful fighter, or Makita, a quick and agile warrior forced to abandon her life as a world-class athlete when her homeland was invaded.
Compared to PlayStationÃ‚Â®2, the iPhone and PSPÃ‚Â®go versions offer fresh visual polish and improved controls. The Red Star is the perfect “pick up and play” action game for when on the go.