Dutch indie powerhouse Vlambeer (Ridiculous Fishing, Super Crate Box) and the devilishly handsome gentlemen of Devolver Digital (Hotline Miami, Serious Sam 3) announced today that the fast-paced and exceptionally stylish Luftrausers has been cleared for takeoff on the PlayStation®3 system and PlayStation®Vita this spring.
Luftrausers is a massive evolution of Vlambeer’s 2011 browser game, Luftrauser, in which you control the most incredibly agile aircraft ever piloted in insane dogfights over the open sea. Luftrausers features 125 different combinations of plane guns, bodies, and engines for gamers to control in over 100 frantic missions set against a stylish crimson and cream sky teeming with enemy aircraft.
“The PlayStation team is full of Vlambeer fans so we’re absolutely delighted to see Luftrausers launch on PlayStation platforms,” said Shahid Ahmad, Senior Business Development Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE). “Vlambeer’s unmistakable style and wonderful attention to detail will most certainly shine on the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.”
Developed by Vlambeer, creators of the critical darling Ridiculous Fishing, co-founder Rami Ismail had this to say, “We’ve had a great time working with Sony on previous projects and we’re glad to finally announce that we’re working with them again. It was kind of a no-brainer that Luftrausers would be a perfect fit for the systems and we’re delighted to say that our screenshake translates really well to both a TV and the Vita.”
Luftrausers will also be available this spring on the PlayStation®Network as well as PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam and other digital download services for $9.99.
Find Luftrausers at PAX East in booth 882 and at GDC in the Sony booth, #1202. For insightful gameplay tips and relentless superlatives, follow @BestRauser on Twitter.