Luftrausers, from Vlambeer and Devolver Digital is an odd little shoot-em-up for the PS3 and PlayStation Vita, which will also be heading to Linux, PC and Mac. You control the most powerful plane imaginable but get shot down in 30 seconds. You rack up score combos and survive against ever-toughening waves of opponents but only to extend your time by a few seconds.
So what’s the deal? Luftrausers essentially challenges you to collect points, upgrade your plane with over 125 different combinations and complete the 100 odd missions in an effort to succeed. You need to get better, stronger, faster and smarter as the game wears on, if you want to beat the final boss.
Commnuity challenges help keep the game fresh, though the developers are incredibly keen on the challenging nature of the game to ensure that. Luftrausers will be out later this year on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita along with PC, Linux and Mac.