Rangok Skies – retro-styled arcade shmup coming to Switch, PS4, and Steam

Indie publisher Digerati is thrilled to announce vertically-scrolling shmup Rangok Skies for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam. The game will launch in Q4 2020/Q1 2021. Developed by Samurai Games, Rangok Skies offers an authentic old-school challenge with shoot ’em up gameplay inspired by genre classics, such as DoDonPachi, Gunbird, and Strikers 1945.
Rangok Skies – retro-styled arcade shmup coming to Switch, PS4, and Steam
Rangok Skies demo has been released to coincide with the imminent PAX X EGX online event, which starts this weekend, and is available to download and play now on Steam. In addition to giving players an opportunity to sample the explosive over-the-top action, the demo includes three of the game’s four available characters, each with their own ship and attacks, and features online leaderboards.

Rangok Skies – retro-styled arcade shmup coming to Switch, PS4, and Steam

The Rangok Skies demo can be downloaded now from the game’s Steam page:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1262140

Rangok Skies announcement trailer has also been released: https://youtu.be/1K4jBCW3tC0

Rangok Skies – retro-styled arcade shmup coming to Switch, PS4, and Steam

About the game
War has started! Rangok Skies is a vertically scrolling arcade shooter inspired by the genre classics, such as DoDonPachi, Gunbird, and Strikers 1945. Highly replayable with 4 different characters, each with their own unique ship, weapons, and bombs. Includes 2-player local co-op.

Key features

  • Choose your pilot: Four different characters, each with their own unique ship, weapons, bombs, and story endings
  • Solo Mode: Start with three lives and three continue credits, and try to beat the game!
  • Online rankings: Which leaderboard you’re ranked on – Terminators, Masters, Heroes, or Babies – is determined by lives lost, continues used, and score
  • Auto-Shoot Accuracy: Hold down fire to slow your ship and enable more precise movements
  • Special Weapons: For targeted mass destruction of most enemies and bullets
  • Mega Bombs: Inflict screen-clearing devastation, perfect for tight situations
  • Collect mini-items and rewards: Increase firepower, charge the Mega Bomb meter, boost your score
  • Five intense stages: Each with their own enemies and huge end-of-level boss
  • Local Co-op Mode: Play with a friend and defeat Lord Rangok together
  • TATE Mode (縦): Supports turning your monitor vertically for the full arcade experience

Jim Smale

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