NOTE: All in-game text is available in English.
As of July 1st, Astebreed is now available for $14.99.
Complimentary Steam Key
Purchase the DRM-free version of Astebreed on Playism and received a complimentary Astebreed Steam key as well! All users that purchased Astebreed prior to the release of Astebreed on Steam will also receive complimentary Steam keys for the game.
NOTE: Steam keys will become available once Astebreed has been released on Steam.
Humanity Fights a Losing Galactic War! Their Only Hope: a Young Pilot and a Girl Forever Changed
You are Roy Becket, a young pilot with dreams of becoming as skilled as his adoptive father. When a galactic war with an ancient mechanical alien race reaches its boiling point, Roy is forced to spring into action and take control of an otherworldly bipedal war machine in hopes of saving what's left of humanity.
Joining Roy is a young girl who claims to have escaped the clutches of the nefarious aliens. Forever altered through horrible experimentation, she now possesses the very abilities humanity will need to push back the doomsday clock.
Together, they must battle an unrelenting army alone and reunite their shattered family.
The End of All Things is in sight. At the edge of eradication stands Astebreed.
Astebreed takes the classic arcade shooter and breathes new life into it. Using lovingly crafted 3D models, cutting edge particle effects, and tried-and-true Japanese mecha designs, Astebreed delivers an atmosphere of beautiful destruction not seen in most indie games.
Your enemies are not always ahead of you, though. Your enemies swarm, fly and intercept, and Astebreed's dynamic perspective always keeps the action in view. Seamlessly switching between veritcal, horizontal, and 3D shooter, Astebreed will keep you guessing what your next threat will be, without ever interrupting the action.
Roy has a considerable arsenal to combat his foes, as well. Armed with the mysterious Lucis device, Roy's mech can shoot from a distance, paint targets for precision homing attacks, and even get close for a killing blow with a powerful blade attack. No enemy shall escape your wrath, no matter where they hide.
A cleaner that inherits the legendary hero’s Blade skills (Voice by Touma Simotsuki)
One of the twins converted into Lucis (Voice by Hiro Sakurase)
Fio’s twin elder sister who promises revenge (Voice by Hiro Sakurase)
The admiral of S.D.F., trying to stick his guns. (Voice by TETSUYA)
"Whereas some titles rely solely on their strangeness to make a name for themselves, others pair it with solid gameplay to strengthen their hand. Edelweiss' Astebreed falls into this latter category." - Destructoid -
"The graphics themselves are high-resolution and the effects are eye-watering, in a good way. I really didn’t want to blink." - SteamFirst -
"...classic in all the right ways with some pretty excellent twists." - Twinfinite -
"By the end of the level, I was ready for more–so much so that I may or may not have snuck in a second play session while the folks at Playism weren’t looking." - Oprainfall -
Astebreed is a gorgeous scrolling shooter with deep combat that controls like a dream - IndieGames.com -
If you have any interest in Japanese indie games, go buy Edelweiss’ latest. 9/10 - The Editing Room "Review: Astebreed, Edelweiss’ radical new PC shooter" -
Stunning to look at, slick and fluid to play as well as being a satisfying -- but never insurmountable -- challenge, Astebreed is a top-quality game that everyone with even a passing interest in shoot 'em ups should have in their collection. 5/5 - USgamer "Astebreed PC Review: Stunning Shmup Action" -
Astebreed is a deep and fun arcade mecha shooter. Short but a must-try. 9/10- Multiplayer.it "ASTEBREED RECENSIONE"-
A spectacular 2D/3D side scrolling shooter that combines all that is good in the genre with modern ideas and a classic, sci-fi mecha anime story. 9/10 - GameOver.gr "Astebreed" -
One of the best space shooters we've seen this year. If you're a fan of the genre it should be in your wishlist, and even if you're not it deserves a try. 8.7/10 - Vandal Online "Astebreed" -
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Astebreed coming to PlayStation 4 in 2014!
Playism is bringing Edelweiss' Astebreed to the PlayStation 4 in all its HD glory! More information coming soon.
One concept for Astebreed was, what if we created a shooting game now but similar to games from back when shooting games were mainstream and also with a serious consideration taken towards production.
Nowadays, when you say shooting games, many seem to be sharply focused toward hardcore gamers, but for me, I feel like shooting games can appeal to all kinds of players just looking for a good time. Something just 'Fun.' With this game, the threshold is low, but my goal was to create a traditional shooting game that can be enjoyed by as many people as possible.
There are many areas to improve on, but this is a game that we have put every ounce of our energy into. Definitely give it a shot.