Rising Star Games Inc. today announced it will be bringing the classic shmup (shoot ’em up) arcade game, Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition, to North America exclusively for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PlayStationNetwork. Developed by Japanese arcade video game company G.rev, Under Defeat is widely regarded as one of the best-selling and finest shooting games ever made.
"Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition is another highly anticipated title that has been regarded as one of the all-time classic games by the shmup community," said Phil Robinson, VP of Rising Star Games Inc. ‘G.rev has a great reputation within the industry and we’re thrilled to be working with them to bring Under Defeat HD to North America.’
Set in an alternate universe during a World War-esque conflict, Under Defeat HD lets players take on the role of a helicopter pilot in a territory divided by struggle between the Empire and the Union.
Under Defeat HD builds off of the classic arcade version with a new set of upgrades and modes. Some of the new features include: destructive realism, presenting a further refined iteration of the original with improved artwork, textures and shadowing; and dual stick compatibility. The game also includes two engaging player modes, including Classic Arcade Mode and a 16:9 New Order Mode, which takes full advantage of HD TV screens. Moreover, practice versions of both modes will also be available for players looking to refine their skills on individual levels.