Novastrike shoots up PSN

Tiki Games' shooter joins free Guitar Hero III version of God of War II theme in Sony's weekly online store update.

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Regardless of a gamer's console of choice, this current generation of gaming has the shoot-'em-up crowd covered in spades thanks to a continuous outpouring from indie shops. The latest independent developer to get in on the shoot-'em-up action is Tiki Games, formed at the beginning of 2006 in San Diego by a number of industry veterans including Planetside lead developer Kevin McCann.

Aliens and shoot-'em-ups go hand in hand.

In a post to Sony's official PlayStation Blog this week, McCann revealed that Tiki's first project, Novastrike, will touch down on the PlayStation Network as part of today's regularly scheduled update. The first self-published game for the PSN, according to McCann, Novastrike is a free-roaming top-down shooter where players hop into a high-tech aircraft to ward off an alien invasion with a nonstop spray of munitions. Players will be able to upgrade their ship's nine base weapons a total of three times each, and the game spans seven levels.

Also as part of today's PSN update, Sony has said that a rock rendition of the God of War II theme will be added exclusively to the PlayStation 3 edition of Activision's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Titled, "The End Begins (to Rock)," the tune will be available as a free download when the update goes live later today.

Discussion

29 comments
Rhen_Var
Rhen_Var

I hope it will be way better then Crash Gun Chaos, that game wasn't all that good.

jnvwv
jnvwv

GameSpot bias showing up again... ever see a X360 article begin with "Regardless of a gamer's console of choice...". Nope.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Well I'll be getting them

Kratos1235
Kratos1235

yeah really. this is sorta annoying

Knightmare22
Knightmare22

wow its about 10 pm in east US and no update is there someting wrong or is sony being lazy

EPaul
EPaul

I'm interested in Novastrike seems like it has potential

-DeStijl-
-DeStijl-

Ok where is the update its 6:00 here and it never updates this late, whats the deal?

Loucetios
Loucetios

Wakasenshi yea both consoles got a free special song, but the Ps3 also comes with a free mp3 download of the song (The PSN sells music now)

Wakasenshi
Wakasenshi

About time... The music on God Of War games is great. GH2 on X360 got the theme song for Halo (For free).

Tyler_16
Tyler_16

Well I'll have to download that game and see how it goes. As far as gutar hero goes... well I don't have guitar hero for the ps3. But oh well cool anyway:D

normsta
normsta

LOL wow GOW for GH, i'm trying that out fo sure!

clawboy
clawboy

I still don't see it in the PSN store.

akiwak
akiwak

The title of the article confused me. Cool download though?

ClassicPlayer
ClassicPlayer

God of War 2 Theme on GH sounds promising, might see what it's like when I get PSN summer time.

-DeStijl-
-DeStijl-

is this update live for anyone yet?

kos1085
kos1085

Another bad article title for gamespot...(sigh)

Gagga666
Gagga666

Novastrike will be $9.99 ^^

Loucetios
Loucetios

Thats strange i made a post here but its gone o.o

lamplan
lamplan

OOOO a guitar hero song..... How much for the shooty dooty game? (store update isn't until about 6P eastern-ish. btw)

loggerz
loggerz

I'm sorry I would care about this but MGS4 ONLY 7 DAYS AWAY WOOO!!!! YEAH BABY MGS 4 :D Can't wait any longer for it to show up ^-^.

Loucetios
Loucetios

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clawboy
clawboy

It's still not in the store. What gives?

ocdog45
ocdog45

i saw the blog, i want ot see the update. i see nothing about qore.

Razzi65
Razzi65

kretos.... we'r waiting...

LURCH87
LURCH87

god of war II.............guitar hero III...........huh? :lol: