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.

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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.
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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