Curve Digital, has partnered with Infinite State Games to publish Rogue Aces, an aerial combat, arcade rogue-lite in which players must outflank, barrel-roll and dogfight their way through a series of vibrant 2D procedurally generated World War 2 scenarios. Rogue Aces will launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on April 12th for £9.99/€12.99/$12.99.
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 manoeuvres. 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 colourful 1940s styled levels.
“Rogue Aces’ gameplay is perfectly suited for pick up and play sessions,” said Mike Daw, Creative Director at Infinite State Games. “Its short, frenetic levels are great if you’ve got a spare 5, 15 or even 50 minutes. And while Rogue Aces’ aerial combat might initially appear simple our controls and mechanics keep the proceedings super fun and deep.”
“Rogue Aces looks fantastic and we’re extremely excited to announce that Infinite State Games is becoming part of the Curve family,” said Jason Perkins, Managing Director of Curve Digital. “As a team of handheld devotees, we can’t wait for players around the world to experience Rogue Aces’ portable pick up and play fun.”
Players will face an array of challenges in Rogue Aces. 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. Veteran Campaign, Bomber Defence and Rogue Ace Mode all offer vary experiences while PlayStation 4 and PS Vita owners will be experience cross buy and cross play alongside online leaderboards.