There are a million and one twin-stick shooters already available on console, but that’s not going to stop Troglobytes Games from pushing out another – and right now we see the launch of HyperParasite on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Available to purchase and download right now on all the usual formats, HyperParasite is the latest twin-sticker to try its arm at combining multiple genres, mixing brawling, shooting and a smattering of rogue-lite action together.
Running with a price point of £12.49, HyperParasite on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC sees you playing as the titular parasite, as you attempt to move between bodies and a variety of characters in order to find the ultimate host – that of the President. And once you’re there, your final goal will be within reach, pushing the Big red Button and ending the human race.
HyperParasite looks set to deliver nothing short of some utterly relentless top-down SHMUP action, with cooperative moments available for those who want them, and a glorious synthwave soundtrack pushing things along whether you like it or not. With tons of shooting options and a host of replayability opportunities, any fan of the SHMUP scene, the rogue-lite worlds, or of the brawling landscape should find plenty of pleasure.
Our full review will be turning up soon and that will be sure to let you know whether or not HyperParasite on Xbox One is worth the £12.49 asking price. If you can’t wait till it is live though, take a punt and head to the Xbox Store, the PlayStation Store, or the Nintendo eShop. You’ll also find it available on Steam where it should now be out of the previous Early Access phase.
A rogue-lite twin-stick shooter/brawler that never plays the same twice. Collect and control 60 different characters as the body-snatching alien Parasite with a grudge against humanity. Fight to the top of the food chain: possess the President, push the Big Red Button and one-up the human race. Invading a grime encrusted dystopia straight out the eighties, you’re the monster the authorities warned about. Dragging your bloody tentacles on the greasy asphalt, you snatch body after body. You are the HyperParasite; an evil alien with a bone to pick with humanity…just because it’s fun. Infesting the sickest corners of the most ass-kicking decade, you must fight your way to the top of the pop-cultural food chain, in order to push the Big Red Button and bring about the mushroom cloud of finality. Be the baddest, navigating the dangerous procedurally generated streets of a hopeless past, in this tough twin-stick roguelite brawling S.O.B.