Nex Machina Has Been Launched

Posted on 20 Jun 2017 by
Lee Braden

Housemarque Games has announced their new game: Nex Machina, a twin-stick arcade-style shooter, now available on PlayStation 4 and PC. Harking back to the days where you had to visit a not-so-brightly-lit Arcade to play anything other than board-games with the family, and would cause you to lose countless cash on replay after replays.

Nex Machina is an arcade twin-stick shooter, where skill was not determined by the DPI of your mouse, but by your hand-eye co-ordination and tenacity. The story of Nex Machina is that Human civilization is so deeply dependent on technology, every waking moment is spent glued to a screen, be it a smartphone or a desktop. That technology progressed further and further to the point that Robots have spawned consciousness of their own and have even surpassed Human intelligence. Sparking the grand idea that it’s the perfect time to get rid of all of Humanity.

Keeping with what Housemarque Games has done before, the world is a top-down voxel shooter where everything can be blown up or destroyed. Though there isn’t a single way to play, as everything is different each time, the challenge isn’t just to win, but to beat your friends while looking bad-ass. There is also split-screen double action as well for those that want to try to be closer to the olden days, which is a feature PC games should have more often.

So, aside from the bright lights and loud cyberpunk noises, strap in, grab your energy Katana and get to eradicating robots after robots after robots, as arcade gaming hits the 21st century in Nex Machina.

Official Press Release

Housemarque’s Intense Arcade-Style Twin-Stick Shooter, Nex Machina, Available Now For PlayStation 4 and Windows PC

Taking hints from both Robotron and Smash TV, Nex Machina focuses on pure action, voxel destruction and competition in the distant, cablepunk-themed future

Helsinki, Finland – June 20, 2017 – Housemarque Games, the studio behind the hit titles Resogun, Alienation and Matterfall, today announced that its latest arcade shooter, Nex Machina, is now available on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Steam for Windows PC. Working in collaboration with Eugene Jarvis—legendary creator of Robotron 2048 and Smash TV—the game is a tribute to the arcade classics of the 1980s. In Nex Machina, humans have become deeply dependent on technology, while around them, machines have reached consciousness and surpassed human intelligence tenfold. The machines turn on their creators and make it their mission to eradicate human life. Nex Machina features explosive classic arcade gameplay, while making full use of today’s technology to complement highly developed twin-stick play.

Nex Machina is an intense, frenetic shooter that will test your skills in deep, layered gameplay, forcing you to juggle human lives while trying to stay alive”, said Ilari Kuittinen, CEO of Housemarque Games. “We’ve created a fully fledged arcade campaign that can be played solo or in local co-op with a friend. There are tons of alternative paths, secrets and an upgradeable character with access to six different special weapons.”

In the vein of cult classics like Resogun and Robotron, Nex Machina is the ultimate top-down voxel shooter where everything can be blown to pieces. Enter the zone, become one with the game, and pull off the most incredible feats. Nex Machina is packed with opportunities to create your own playstyle in order to best the tough challenges and ruthlessly competitive environments you’ll experience. Nex Machina is what arcade games deserve to be in the 21st century.

Nex Machina features world, country, city and friend-related leaderboards, player ranks and monthly tournaments, a full built in spectator scene mode and various online challenges and feats. For more information, please visit as well as Housemarque’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Twitch

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David Pink
Posted 21 Jun 2017, 21:56
I've played this for about 2 hours straight yesterday, SOOOOOO FUN!!! SOOOO HARD!!! Throwbacks to the good 'ol days of gaming with the chaotic feeling of Geometry Wars. Loving it!