Digerati are known for their indie darlings and they have been in full support of the Nintendo Switch for the past two years. That’s not slowing down with their new announcement of Black Paradox, a bullet-hell SHMUP with many references to 80s pop culture.
11 April 2019 – From indie publisher Digerati and Italian developer Fantastico Studio comes the galactic side-scrolling roguelite shoot ‘em up, Black Paradox. The retro-stylish shmup is set to launch on PlayStation 4 on 30 April/1 May (NA/EU respectively), and Nintendo Switch™ and Xbox One on 3 May. Black Paradox also makes the hyper jump from Steam Early Access into full release on 2 May.
During its time in Early Access, Black Paradox has garnered an 8.5/10 positive rating on Steam, praised by users for its intense boss fights and side-scrolling action, variety of enemies, weapons and upgrades, and stylish 80s-infused aesthetic and powerful retro soundtrack.
“Flying space cars, masked bounty hunters and big bad bosses. All spiced up with pixel art and a synth-wave soundtrack. That’s what we wanted to bring to our game with Black Paradox!” Enthuses Fantastico Studio CEO, Daniele Bianchini. “We think the roguelite shoot ’em up genre hasn’t been explored enough and Black Paradox brings a fresh take on it.”
About the game
Black Paradox is a fast-paced roguelite shoot ’em up. Unleash an arsenal of weapons, power-ups, drones, and other upgrades to survive waves of enemies, against a backdrop of vibrant pixel art and synth-wave soundtrack. As the infamous bounty hunter Black Paradox, travel through space and defeat the most dangerous criminal organization in the galaxy: the Hellraisers and its seven lieutenants.
Enter the cockpit, ready your weapons, and prepare for the ultimate galactic showdown.
- 20 weapons, 37 powerups, 13 deadly drones, 8 amazing power-up combos, and the ultimate space-bending move: the “Black Paradox”
- 62 different enemies, each with its own attack patterns
- 14 deadly bosses with unique attacks + 1 secret boss
- Upgrade your stats and unlock new powers
- 2 player local co-op
- Amazing pixel art, awesome synth-wave soundtrack
- Extra hardcore boss rush mode to unlock
Black paradox is set to release on 3 May on Nintendo Switch.