Time Crisis: Razing Storm goes gold

Namco Bandai wraps up development on Move-compatible on-rails shooter for PlayStation 3, release set for October 19.

Namco Bandai's next Time Crisis game is officially locked and loaded. The publisher today announced that Time Crisis: Razing Storm for the PlayStation 3 has gone gold and will arrive in stores October 19.

Storm's a-coming.

The latest installment in the on-rails light gun franchise won't actually require a light gun, as Razing Storm is fully compatible with the just-released PlayStation Move motion controller. Purists who prefer using a light gun will still be able to, as Namco Bandai has also made the game compatible with the Guncon 3 controller, originally released in 2007 with the PS3 edition of Time Crisis 4.

Razing Storm's storyline follows a special task force that has been sent to South America in an effort to take out the mastermind behind a plot to topple the United States. In addition to Arcade mode, which pits players against waves of enemies, Razing Storm will include a free-roaming Story mode. The mode lets players hunt down the villainous cabal through destructible environments, using cover and the new auto-look function.

Namco Bandai's latest shooter will also introduce an online multiplayer component to the franchise. Up to eight players will be able to engage in both cooperative and competitive modes in Online Battle. Notably, the publisher is incentivizing the purchase of Razing Storm by packing in the arcade editions of 2007's Time Crisis 4 and the just-released Deadstorm Pirates.

For more on the package, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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MOwens9512
MOwens9512

Played the demo on the Move Bundle demo disc. It was pretty cool. It's been a minute since I've played a game like this, so it had me thinking back to my younger days stopping by arcades at fairs and amusement parks to play games like Operation: Wolf and what not. Targeting was good; considering I'm a new comer to motion gaming, I was pleased to know what I pointed at was what I was shooting. The crosshairs twich a little when you shoot, I'm assuming to simulate how shooting a real gun would cause shots to drift a little, but dude seems to be really twitchy in the video clip LOL When I first played I had to get comfortable with playing a shooter with a motion control. And that would be my only real complaint, that in the beginning it felt awkward standing there pointing teh Move controller at the screen, but again that may have been due to my lack of experience with motion controllers. Looks like it'll be a nice throwback game to get, depending on price. Definitely seems like it'll be a cool game for those who want some FPS action who suck at them LOL Little to no learning curve with this one.

styx56
styx56

I wonder how the multiplayer is going to work.

styx56
styx56

I wonder how the multiplayer is going to work.

metalkid9
metalkid9

@meleekill989, I just noticed, our names are awfully similar :P

wars45
wars45

hope it rocks and u want to play it more than once

Son_Jazrin
Son_Jazrin

Glad to see that Namco is still doing their thing. If only Sega would take the hint and release Virtua Cop 3 on a system, any system at this point in time.

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

they just gave me a reason to get move i hope it goes 4 my time crisis 4 copie 2

anthonycg
anthonycg

@ killa32130 Try looking for a "Dave & Busters." There are a good number of those arcades around.

green_dominator
green_dominator

@Mickleohb that's not what I meant. if there is a drop in/out feature that's cool but it's not the same as being at the arcade machine and having some random person jump in the game with you. or having a big crowd watching you play, Besides I like the actual guns at the Arcade you have the sights on the gun and it's pretty accurate and if your good you can hit targets without aiming.

KillerWabbit23
KillerWabbit23

I'm buying Move today, and this is exactly why. :D Can't wait.

R_D_L
R_D_L

@meleekill989 Way funny! I thought the same thing- a ton of terrorists bunch up together and wave their guns in the air, you shoot them, then they all explode? WFT!?

RoOodriGowW
RoOodriGowW

Well I hope to find some badass gun attachments on ebay for my move controller. :P

Miroku_of_Nite1
Miroku_of_Nite1

I wish Namco would bring back the Point Blank series. I'd buy a lightgun for that.

Mickleohb
Mickleohb

@green_dominator I think this game allows people to drop in/out during the preview there was a "pull trigger or press X" in the bottom right of the screen that I can only imagine is a way for another person to enter

Auction_Sniper
Auction_Sniper

I wonder why they felt the need to add 'Time Crisis' to the title, when the Arcade release did well on it's own name.....

fattass21
fattass21

wow, this game series brings back such childhood memories. remember going to the supermarket and waste countless dollars on this lol. glad to see its still around :D

meleekill989
meleekill989

@ killa32120 i'm actually more of a console and pc gamer, so no, i don't play many arcade games. and i don't mean to bash on time crisis, i might end up picking up a copy. i just find it funny when all the terrorists run up in a bunched up croud and wave their guns around like they're yelling "shoot me! shoot me!" but what do i know? it could be an awesome game.

killa32130
killa32130

@meleekill989 have you never played the arcade game? it's a classic and it gets hard very quick once you get going.

meleekill989
meleekill989

not to mention that they all seem to be filled with some sort of explosive gas that ignites when you kill them...

meleekill989
meleekill989

this like the most unrealistic game i have ever seen in my life. i mean, all the terrorists run up to about a yard away from you and just stand there waving their guns in the air? what the crap?

killa32130
killa32130

I don't know if i'll get the Move but if i did this is the first game i am getting for it (unless reviews suck obviously.) I use to love going to arcades and playing time crisis 1, to bad there are no more arcades where i live :(

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

One of the few titles I want to get with the Move.

kohwil
kohwil

considering the online mode i will buy this move game same old game over and over again not a time crisis fan though

green_dominator
green_dominator

I like Time Crisis in arcades but it's just not the same at home. You don't have a weighted gun with recoil, you don't have the foot pedal and you don't have the possibility of someone else watching you play and jumping in.

SPYDER0416
SPYDER0416

I love light gun games, after the last disappointment I'm hoping this one is good.

Hanzoadam
Hanzoadam

I will get Move just for this

styx56
styx56

it's just hard to line up shots correctly but it's still fun to play (especially that part in the demo when your surrounded by a crowd of enemies and you can just go insane with that machine gun :P). I hope this gets pretty popular.

styx56
styx56

it's just hard to line up shots correctly but it's still fun to play (especially that part in the demo when your surrounded by a crowd of enemies and you can just go insane with that machine gun :P). I hope this gets pretty popular.

blackace
blackace

I still haven't gotten Time Crisis 4 for the PS3. Glad this one still supports the GunCon 3 controller. I'm going to have to get this games since it include TC4, plus another bonus game in Deadstorm Pirates. I could care less about Move support for these games. I played the TC4 demo awhile back and it was a lot of fun. The only thing bad about these games is the replay value, but with online support, that should increase the longevity of these games. Will stop and preorder this today. Only bad thing I see with playing the game with the MOVE is the control cursor is all over the place. Looks like it's very hard to line up shots accurately. Either that, or the guy playing the game just sucked really bad.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@MightyWings remember when kevin butler made that commercial and he said "pew pew pew!" makes you wonder what he thinks gamers will do while playing this game? "bang bang bang!" HA!

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

finally a game possibly worthy of purchasing the move?

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

any reason why the graphics are dissapointing?

UnitedGamerz
UnitedGamerz

How this game awesome cuz i dont get it. I mean a bunmch of terrorists come runing at you then stop and then put their hands in the air like they just dont care. Its Iike their fist pumping

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

I know that Time Crisis has been a Sony exclusive but it would be cool if they released a shooter onto the Wii!

tekken220
tekken220

Awesome, I loved the Time Crisis games on the arcades :D

tekken220
tekken220

Awesome, I loved the Time Crisis games on the arcades :D

Jackc8
Jackc8

So a bunch of idiots run up to you and wave their arms in the air as you mow them down? WTF?

MightyWings
MightyWings

They should come up with someting to make move feel like a gun for this game cus right now move controller would feel like im pointing a wand towards the screen and shouting Avada Kedavra to make em dead :) they can even put in a green bolt effect on screen to make it realistic.

yixingtpot
yixingtpot

lol OMG it looks horrible, the dudes come running out waving their weapons overhead like a duck shoot... i hope the MOVE is not nearly so laggy looking as this depicts, if so it's a step backwards from old light gun games like RE Dead Aim. Those games let you aim like a real gun straight down the sites, so if you calibrated it right you got the feeling of actual accurate shooting minus the recoil of course. I hate the lame bonking aiming reticle, it makes the games look like sloppy controlled poo poo, it is a step back from light guns for this game at least. Looks stupid.

shippou555
shippou555

Anyone else thought Modern Warfare when he saw the beginning of the video?

Genexi2
Genexi2

Hope this game will showcase proper point/aim precision on the Move without the reliance on a crosshair, otherwise I'm going to pass on this unless I can find a Guncom3 separate from the Time Crisis 4 bundle.

warrner11
warrner11

3 for 1 ???? Hell ya im buyin this!!!!!

pc-ps360
pc-ps360

this will own for the move

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

At last, I can remove the dust off my GunCon 3!

Marky360
Marky360

I am so pumped I can't wait for this game I'm gettin ps move for christmas and this is the first game I want for it. hope they release more light gun shooters for move

GSTom11
GSTom11

like that it comes with the arcade version of Time Crisis 4. That game is so addicting but I never have enough money to beat it

jmizzal
jmizzal

@brandojones The reason why this doesnt work well with move unlike how Wii on rails shooter worked well is due to the Move control not having IR in it, its also the reason FPS on Move will not be as responsive as Wii FPS

monson21502
monson21502

i miss on rails shooters. havent played one since the house of the dead for the dreamcast. ill be buying this next year when i get move when this game is 20 bucks.

acerpg007
acerpg007

I remember the days when I would cut classes back in HS just to go to the mall's arcade and play this game..