"We are also proud to offer our community a new and improved version of the game with lots of playability tweaks and bug fixes to make the game generally more fun for new and existing players," said Dave Hagewood, the lead pilot at Psyonix.
Psyonix previously made Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars for PSN. We know that's a random thing to bring up, but it's just so much fun to write a ridiculous title like that down.
A Major Update to the Original Critically acclaimed "ARC Squadron" on iOS "ARC Squadron: Redux" Hits App Stores On October 17th for iOS and Android
San Diego, USA – October 10, 2013 – Independent development studio, Psyonix, today announced ARC Squadron: Redux for iOS and Android that features a new streamlined game progression with improved performance and graphics and is now free forever.
"We were thrilled with the critical acclaim that ARC Squadron received last year with the launch on iOS and are happy to now be able to offer the game to Android users as well", said Dave Hagewood, Director of Psyonix. "We are also proud to offer our community a new and improved version of the game with lots of playability tweaks and bug fixes to make the game generally more fun for new and existing players. And as a special thank you to our fans, we are also going free forever".
In the far-reaches of the galaxy the epic battle for freedom wages on. An evil race known as the Guardians is taking over the universe, ravaging planets and killing all peaceful life forms. As the sole remaining members of the ARC Squadron, players are tasked with discovering weaknesses in the Guardian defenses and bringing about its downfall. With simple one-touch controls, players can shoot, blast and annihilate enemy forces to hunt down each of the nine Guardian lords and destroy the evil empire once and for all. Hours of gameplay await, with nine complete missions – each of which contains a wormhole for an added challenge, along with a huge boss battle at the end of each mission – three difficulty modes, six ships to choose from and ten upgradeable weapons with different characteristics and destruction options.
Founded in 2001, Psyonix is an independent game development studio focused on original IP creation and cross-platform Unreal Engine based productions. Located in San Diego, the studio has contributed to a number of blockbuster titles including XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Mass Effect 3, Bulletstorm, and Gears of War. Clients include EA, Epic Games, Microsoft, Sony, 2K Games, and Square Enix.
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