Press Kit – Ghost Blade HD
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Press Kit

Ghost Blade HD

The Key Details

  • Game: Ghost Blade HD
  • Platforms: Steam, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Wii U
  • Release Date: 2017
  • Price: €8.99 / US$ 9.99
  • Languages: English
  • Players: 1-2
  • Developer: Hucast Games (Germany)
  • Publisher & Support: 2Dream (USA)

About the Game

Ghost Blade HD is an intense Bullet-Hell top down shoot 'em up, composed by frenetic and addictive score-based gameplay. With its inspiration going back to the shooting games of the 1990s era, Ghost Blade HD ties old memories to current tones and techniques. Designed with a modern graphic style and special effects, Ghost Blade HD also features an awesome 2-player mode! Ghost Blade HD is easy to learn, hard to master.

Key Features

  • Beautiful, detailed HD Graphics
  • 5 Stages with HUGE Boss Enemies with 3 difficulty levels
  • 3 Player battle ships with different gun types
  • Arcade-style gameplay and addictive scoring system
  • 2-player local co-op mode and online Leaderboards
  • 37 Trophies/Achievements

The Music

The Soundtrack is based on the heydays of Japanese shmups and arcade sounds: Composer Rafael Dyll has already scored several console games (Söldner X-2, Rainbow Moon) and returns to his signature sound with the music featured in Ghost Blade HD. Fusing J-Pop influences and typical 90s synths and with modern production values, Rafael provides an action-packed soundtrack with catchy leads and electronic beats.

The Story

10,000 years ago an Artificial Intelligence known as Shira was built to protect the residents of Mars.

As time passed the AI became corrupted and Shira started to attack the Mars colonies. With no way to defend itself against "Evil Shira", Mars calls for help. The Earth Defense Force fleet fights its way to "Evil Shira" and uses powerful lasers to destroy it. However, "Evil Shira" secretly had a backup that flees into space and takes over an abandoned space station at the outskirts of the solar system.

When the EDF notices the escape they send their bravest fighter after "Evil Shira". You are this pilot, and your mission is to destroy "Evil Shira" before it can complete its new attack force and threaten the existence of the entire universe.

About the Developer

Hucast Games is a German-based game company. “We are an indie game developer who is specialized in new games with a classic vibe for next-gen gaming platforms”.

Ghost Blade HD is officially licensed for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Wii U, coming to next-gen consoles in March 2017.

About the Publisher

2Dream is a video game company, which was established in Muscatine, Iowa, USA. The company was founded by one of the co-founders of Watermelon Company, Tulio Goncalves and the current members of the team are located in more than five different countries around the world.

The main products include video games for Playstation 4, Nintendo Wii U, Microsoft Xbox One and more. 2Dream also publishes services for other video game developers, as well as consulting for certification to publish on the platforms mentioned above.

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