The intense side-scrolling shooter that is Graceful Explosion Machine is making its way to the PlayStation 4 and Steam next month. The studio behind the gorgeous 2D shoot-em-up, Vertex Pop, put the game onto the Switch earlier this year and have now announced the release date for the PS4 and Steam version, which is August 8.
Here’s a rundown of how the gameplay works in Graceful Explosion Machine and just how frantic the game can get:
“Graceful Explosion Machine (GEM, for short) goes light on story and all-in on intense action gameplay. Sure, you’ll face an overwhelming swarm of enemies, but to help you out you have access to four unique and devastatingly powerful weapons at all times.
Each weapon is mapped to a face button, so switching between them is instant and effortless. Before you know it, you’ll be chaining weapons attacks together, building stylish combos, and racking up huge scores. But it’s not just fun to play, the whole thing looks gorgeous in motion. GEM features only the most vibrant of colours, a distinct, stylized aesthetic, and lots of explosions.”
Graceful Explosion Machine is out now for the Nintendo Switch and will launch on August 8 for the PS4 and Steam.