Graceful Explosion Machine, the vibrant side-scrolling arcade shooter from Vertex Pop, will touch down on PlayStation 4 and PC for $12.99 / €12.99 on Aug. 8, 2017.
Graceful Explosion Machine embeds players into the cockpit of a lone surviving space fighter besieged by an unrelenting alien armada. To find a way home, this intrepid pilot fends off waves of enemy warships in furiously-paced dogfights, juggling four ludicrously overpowered weapons.
Each armament in the dynamic quad-weapon array – featuring a blaster, energy sword, missiles and sniper beam – has a specific role on the battlefield, but also comes with limitations. Players must use every tool at their disposal, cycling through the arsenal to chain massive combos and kill swarms of aliens, while collecting crystals off fallen adversaries to replenish their munitions.
The experience is approachable but deep, challenging players not only to survive 30+ levels across four distinct planets, but also to rack up high scores and compete with other players. Graceful Explosion Machine features extensive statistics and ranking systems, encouraging the community to go back and master stages in the pursuit of high scores while becoming entranced by the beautiful jewel-hued environments and hypnotic synth-driven soundtrack.
“Whether you’re in the mood for a Zen-like experience or running up the leaderboards, Graceful Explosion Machine will have something for you this August,” said Mobeen Fikree, Founder, Vertex Pop. “We saw a wonderful reception when the game launched on Nintendo Switch this spring and look forward to the PlayStation community and PC gamers getting in on the fun.”
Graceful Explosion Machine will be available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese. The game is currently available for Nintendo Switch across North America, Europe as well as Oceania, and will release in Japan via the Nintendo eShop on July 27, 2017.