The Red Star

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The Red Star
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Acclaim Entertainment
XS Games
Action
PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable
PlayStation Store
Ratings
This title has been rated E by the ESRB
United Nations International Release Date(s)
PlayStation Store and PlayStation Portable
March 2010
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
PlayStation 2
February 142007
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The Red Star video game is an action game consisting of constant close and far range combat, based on the The Red Star graphic novel.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

This game is a mix of different types of games. It has been described as a fighting, action, and shooter game rolled into one.[1] RPG elements are also apparent as players have the option of upgrading certain attributes of a character depending on how well levels are completed.

Story[edit | edit source]

This story is based on The Red Star graphic novel, set in a futuristic, magic-using Soviet Union, which uses floating Skyfurnaces (gigantic magical ships, reminiscent of all-metal blimps) and Warkasters (sorcerers) to conquer its enemies.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Characters playable are Makita, a Nokgorkan rebel, Kyuzo, a bodyguard of Maya Antares, and Maya Antares herself, a warkaster (sorcerer and human energy cannon).

Versions[edit | edit source]

Xbox[edit | edit source]

An Xbox version of the game was originally developed in parallel with the PlayStation 2 version, but not released. A few months before Red Star was to be released, it was featured as a playable demo on Demo Disc #35 of OXM, the Official Xbox Magazine (US).

PlayStation 2[edit | edit source]

The Red Star was originally scheduled for release for the PlayStation 2 in the fall of 2004. The first time that gamers could get their hands on The Red Star was in August 2004 on the Official PlayStation Magazine Demo. Soon after, the maker of the game, Acclaim Studios, went bankrupt. XS games and Jak of All Games picked up where Acclaim left off.

PlayStation Portable[edit | edit source]

The PSP port has been released on March 2010, exclusively through PlayStation Network.

iPhone OS[edit | edit source]

XS Games announced the iPhone OS version of The Red Star on March 5, 2010, for release in Spring 2010.[1]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Vo, Long. "The Red Star Review". The Next Level. Retrieved 2007-05-01.

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