It may have slipped under your radar, but renowned developers Housemarque’s latest game Matterfall comes out tomorrow on PS4.
You may know Housemarque from their beloved high score focused games such as Super Stardust, Nex Machina and Resogun on Playstation platforms but they have in fact been around a lot longer. Their first release was actually way back in 1993 for the Amiga, mad.
The latest in their long lineage of great arcade games is Matterfall, a sidescrolling run-n-gun game akin to Contra. The game is short in length but mechanically deep (from what I can tell from the videos) with a focus on replaying to climb the online leaderboards. The visual style is very reminiscent of (obscure reference incoming) Bionic Commando 2009 which is one of my favourite games so I am in for this.
With so many games coming out this year it is easy for something like this to slip by unnoticed but I am definitely worth checking out the video below to see what you think. To say Housemarque’s games are for an acquired taste would be doing them a disservice, but if you are expecting a deep story or world building you will need to look elsewhere. This is purely an arcade game.
If you would like to preorder Matterfall, you do so at this link right hurr.