XS Games announced that The Red Star for iPhone is now available on the App Store. Appearing previously on PlayStation 2 and PSP go, The Red Star combines intense brawler action and mesmerizing gunplay with the rich lore of Christian Gossett's celebrated graphic novel of the same name. More info and screens:
The Red Star takes place in a war-torn, technologically advanced land known as the United Republics of the Red Star (URRS), a place reminiscent of Soviet era Russia. In this world, the URRS maintains control over their people through forceful use of their technologically advanced army, an army made even more powerful by the use of sorcerers, soldiers trained to wage war through the use of mystical powers. However, the URRS?s power is not confined merely to military strength. The nation holds a dark secret about how it actually maintains its might, that when revealed by The Red Star?s main characters leaves them no choice but to fight the URRS head on.
People can play through The Red Star?s complex universe as one of three characters pulled directly from the graphic novel. Initially, players can choose to play as either Kyuzo, a highly-trained soldier of unequaled power, or Makita, a swift and lethal freedom fighter. Later on, players have the opportunity to unlock and play as Maya Antares, one of the URRS?s most skilled sorceresses.
The Red Star can be purchased from the App Store for $4.99. For those who wish to try the game before buying, a free lite version of The Red Star is also available.