You are the last hope against the Filune.
Humanity Fights a Losing Galactic War!
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.
Major updates! Definitive Edition!
Astebreed is getting a major update to its definitive Version, bringing with it the features of the PS4 version to PC. Users who already own Astebreed will get this update for free.
What is Updating?
- New arrange mode
- In the "Gallery", you can find the artworks commissioned after the PS4 version. Exclusive for this PC version!
- Optimized controller system
- Added and improved upgrades
- Adjusted enemy arrangements and patterns for all stages & difficulties
- Additional episodes and scenes adding to the story
- Adding new songs
- Improved graphics and 1920×1080 support
- Improved 3D models
- Improved textures and higher resolution
- New compression format to improve details, lighting etc.
- Improved backgrounds and detail effects
- Various other things
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
One concept for Astebreed was, what if we created an indie 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 an indie 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.
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.
The graphics themselves are high-resolution and the effects are eye-watering, in a good way. I really didn’t want to blink.
...classic in all the right ways with some pretty excellent twists.
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.
Astebreed is a top-quality game that everyone with even a passing interest in shoot 'em ups should have in their collection.
If you have any interest in Japanese indie games, go buy Edelweiss’ latest.
The Editing Room9/10
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.
Astebreed is a deep and fun arcade mecha shooter. Short but a must-try.
- Operating SystemWindows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
- ProcessorCore 2 Duo or faster
- Resolution640x360 - 1920x1080
- GraphicsShader Model 3.0 compatible, GeForce 8600GT (2007 model) or better
- SoundXAudio2 compatible sound card, 2ch - 5.1ch output compatible
- InputGamepad with 4 or more buttons, keyboard compatible