Arcade-Style Shmup ‘Sophstar’ Locks on physical release when the switch is on

Adding to what has been a stellar year for classic-inspired shooter games, Red Art Games today announced that it will oversee a physical release for Sophstar which one will launch December 16, 2022.

There will be two different versions of the release for you to join: Standard and Sophstar Arcade Edition. The Standard Release is pre-ordered for 29.99 € and contains only the game, while the Arcade Edition will cost 44.99 € and also includes an exclusive poster inspired by Japanese arcades which you can find below. Both versions are now available for pre-order from Red art game store.

Sophstar Poster
Image: Red art game

For those of you inclined to want to grab a digital copy of the game, Red Art has also announced that it will be running a special pre-order sale on Switch ahead of the game’s digital release. October 28. Digital games currently listed at 12.99 euros / 12.99 dollars / 11.69 poundsbut those who pre-order the title between October 21 and October 27 will receive a 10% discount.

Like brilliant Radiant Silvergun and Moon dancerSophstar is a vertical scrolling shmup inspired by classic arcade gameplay. You play as Soph, an intergalactic traveler with teleportation abilities whose life is forever changed after going on a reconnaissance mission – how mysterious.

Check out the following features and some screens to see the game in action:

-Proper arcade 240×320 resolution
-6 different game modes
-8 stages on Arcade/Story mode
-60 stages on cadet mode
-9 ships to choose from, each with different primary weapons, secondary weapons and teleporters. Choose the one that suits your style better or just go the extra mile and master them all!
– Many unlockable features.
-6 difficulty levels
-Various endings depending on the player’s skill.
-More than 20 bosses/middle bosses to fight.
-Smooth control with “”Focus Movement”” allows perfect pixel-by-pixel movement.
-The point system is applicable to both new and veteran shmup players.
-Vertical screen mode (Tate) for a realistic arcade feel.
-Advanced teleportation system
-Score Attack, Timed Challenge, Endless Mode and Ultimate Challenge are some of the modes that give you extra content and hours of gameplay.

Sophstar releases digitally on October 28, with physical copies to roll out from December 16.

What do you do about this latest addition to the Switch shmup category? Fly down to the comments section to let us know!


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