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Mecha shoot ’em up Astebreed gets definitive edition and $19.99 price hike


Astebreed is a frantic indie action game in which you play a young mech pilot, and shoot a lot of aliens. In a little over three years it’s built up a cult following and an 89% approval rating on Steam, and now it’s getting a definitive edition (with an according price increase).

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If you already own Astebreed, you’ll get the definitive edition upgrade for free. If you don’t, you can still get it at its current price of $14.99 before it rises to $19.99 later this week.

The climax of humanity’s apocalyptic war with an ancient race of mechanical aliens is Astebreed’s backdrop. You are aspiring pilot Roy Becket, determined to live up to your adoptive father’s legacy, and joined by a young girl who claims to have escaped a series of horrific experiments at the aliens’ hands.

Expect Japanese anime aesthetics and lots of explosions. To this winning formula, the definitive edition adds:

  • A new arrange mode
  • Optimised controller support
  • Added and improved upgrades
  • Adjusted enemy arrangements and patterns for all stages and difficulties
  • New episodes and scenes, extending the story
  • New songs
  • Improved graphics and 1920×1080 support
  • Improved 3D models
  • Improved textures and higher resolution
  • New compression format to improve details, lighting, et cetera
  • Improved backgrounds and detail effects

Astebreed gameplay

Head to Steam to pick it up if you’re interested.Here’s the definitive edition news from publishers Playism.