Players will face an array of challenges in over 100 frenetic scenarios. Missions include freeing prisoners of war, halting enemy parachuters and protecting ally buildings from enemy bombers. The game’s in-depth arcade scoring system encourages multiple playthroughs while Barons, the toughest propeller plane enemies in the game, are staunch in-air adversaries. Rogue Aces also features multiple game modes. In addition to its campaign, six other modes can be unlocked including Veteran Campaign, Bomber Defence and Rogue Ace Mode alongside PlayStation online leaderboards.
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“We developed Rogue Aces within our custom-built engine to make sure the 2D aerial combat action is as sharp, responsive and fun as it possibly can be,” said Mike Daw, Creative Director at Infinite State Games. “We’ve tried to rediscover the essence of those early arcade gameplay experiences, giving it an irreverent, colourful lick of paint and personality in the process!”
“Charlie and Mike have done a fantastic job with Rogue Aces”, said Jason Perkins, Managing Director of Curve Digital. “The 2D action is crisp, absurd and even occasionally balletic and plays perfectly on a home or portable console.”
Rogue Aces asks players to turn the tide of the war as they battle for supremacy across the air, sea and ground over 100 increasingly challenging procedurally-generated missions. Using one analogue stick to control the direction of the propeller plane while the other controls the throttle, combat is frantic but graceful, encouraging daring acrobatic maneuvers. Each plane carries a finite amount of fuel to capture enemy bases and destroy enemy forces making strategic planning, replenishing and repairs a must across its colorful 1940s styled levels.
The first air combat game released on the Nintendo Switch, Rogue Aces is also available on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita for £9.99/€12.99/$12.99. An Early Adopter Reward of 20% is also on offer for those that purchase the game on Nintendo Switch in Europe and North America. PlayStation Plus Members in North America and Europe can also take advantage of this offer.