Phantom Beasts – Redemption – Announcement

Posted on 06 Oct 2021

Indie developers Ready Steady Games have revealed Phantom Beasts – Redemption, a 2.5D side scrolling platformer set in a post apocalyptic city controlled by corporations and gangs. The player can “bond” with the titular Phantom Beasts to gain their powers and help, and it looks like they can even transform into some kind of Owlbear type rage mode. A demo is available via the game’s Steam page.


Official Press Release

READY STEADY GAMES ANNOUNCES PHANTOM BEASTS: REDEMPTION

Unleash your inner beast and shoot your way through a post-apocalyptic city in this indie 2.5D side-scrolling shooter

Indie studio Ready Steady Games announce today their debut game, Phantom Beasts: Redemption — a heart-stopping 2.5D side-scrolling shooter set in a dystopic, post-apocalyptic city, controlled by all-powerful corporations and best by roaming gangs, deadly mutants… and the strange phenomenon of the Phantom Beasts. These mystical creatures with astonishing powers are savage and unpredictable — but sometimes they allow certain people to bond with them, lending them their unique powers to help them survive in the unforgiving streets.

Phantom Beasts is participating in the Steam Next Festival — check out its demo here!

You are one of these trainers — a man known only as Hunter who makes a living as a gun for hire in the streets. Your new job will force you to confront a traumatic event from your past that connects you with the Phantom Beasts phenomenon — and to achieve your goals you’ll have to face not just the usual dangers of the streets in St. Petersburg, but also other Phantom trainers, and the many enemies the corporations that run the city will throw against you. Thankfully, you have your Phantom Beasts fighting by your side — but you’ll have to learn to control them even better if you are to survive this…

Ready Steady Games is publishing a video dev diary of Phantom Beasts: Redemption; you can check it out here.

KEY FEATURES

  • Fight in fast-paced and intense gory gunplay battles…
  • …or make it personal by switching to melee slasher combat!
  • Get to cover! In your street scuffles, finding cover, hiding and gaining your enemies’ backs will be essential to survive
  • Immersive dynamic 2.5D environments in a neon-lit gloomy city
  • Train unique Phantom Beasts, each with their own special abilities, strengths and weaknesses. The stronger your bond with them, the more powerful skills you’ll have access to!
  • Gain experience to upgrade through a skill tree of Phantom abilities
  • Drop your enemies in epic bullet time
  • Unleash your Rage and stomp everything and everyone in an orgy of destruction!
  • Discover the secrets behind the cyberpunk dystopia of St Petersburg in an intriguing, dark story, where scheming corporations pull all the strings

ABOUT PHANTOM BEASTS: REDEMPTION

Phantom Beasts is a side-scrolling action game in 2.5D that mixes the fast-paced combat of the ‘shoot’em up’ genre with the emotion of training powerful creatures in a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk future. You’ll take on the role of Hunter, a man who makes a living as a gun for hire in the streets. After his last job ended up being a complete mess, this ex-law enforcer is compelled to confront a traumatic event from his past that has to do with the Phantom Beast phenomenon. There’s not a clear story about its origins, but most people think that these creatures are linked to the most recent nuclear disaster. To fulfill his new mission, Hunter will dive into the most hellish neighborhoods of the city and face dangerous mutant giants and other Phantom Beasts trainers, as well as the corporate forces who will try to stop him from discovering the truth. Be ready to bash some heads with your gun and the help of your new feral companions!

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