Hello! Two weeks after launching Aqua Kitty DX on PS4 and PS Vita, we have another title pumped full of retro nostalgia — although this time it goes beyond the 16-bit era, all the way back to 8-bit days!
Rock Boshers DX: Director’s Cut will arrive on PS4 and PS Vita today, with cross buy and cross save support.
What’s the Story?
A young Queen Victoria, bored and looking for adventure, dresses up incognito and sneaks onto a transport shell headed to Mars.
But oh no! Upon landing, all the travellers are rounded up and put to work deep underground in the Martian mines.
Why? How? Who is behind this dastardly plot?
Victoria must battle her way across Mars, and attempt to find a way home whilst collecting special food items as she goes.
Did Someone Say “Scones?”
Yes! Tea, Cheese, and Jammy Scones, the 3 most important foods for survival, are spread about each level, sometimes hidden and at other times VERY well hidden.
Good hunting is rewarded, of course, unlocking mini arcade games.
A small, twin stick adventure shooter, Rock Boshers DX mixes top-down and side-on perspectives on different levels.
Battling across the planet, you’ll encounter all manner of enemies and sometimes extra weapons such as Coal Rockets or Steam Lasers to help you on your journey.
Such Color, Such Beauty!
With supremely authentic, hand-drawn, retro pixel art, each level is created from a mind-boggling palette of 15 colors. There’s even a screen zoom function to further immerse yourself in the chunky pixel goodness.
Mini Arcade Games
Beyond the main game, unlocking the arcade gives you access to four different arcade style games:
CHEESE DREAMS sees you chasing down a giant lump of Cheddar.
AQUA KITTY is a mini spinoff from the DX version, where you must protect a milk pipeline.
GHOST PYRAMID places you in the shadow of some ancient Martian pyramid as you dash to collect gems.
And finally BOSHTEROIDS lets you take to the stars in your very own spaceship.
PS4 Battle Mode
Have more than one PS4 controller? Great, the PS4 version has an exclusive four-player local battle mode. Play as Victoria, Darwin, Ada Lovelace, or Lewis Carrol and duke it out in a range of different fighting arenas.
So in summary, you get to play through a small chunk of 100% accurate history from an alternate universe, as well as both PS4 and PS Vita versions, for one low price! There are Trophies to earn, leaderboards to compete on, and a cross save function to let you easily switch between platforms.
We’re pretty excited to launch our second PSN title in as many weeks. That’s all for now — if you have any questions, please pop them into the comments below.