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Rift Rangers

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Developer: Epic Story Interactive
Release Date: May 24, 2023

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'Rift Rangers' Leaving Early Access, Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 5, 2023 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT

Rift Rangers is roguelite, sentai-heavy, and bullet-heaven. Obliterate inter-dimensional hordes, upgrade fast, and try to survive until your Mega Mecha can secure the rift!

Players take command of the Rift Rangers, powerful sentai tasked with protecting the Earth from evil forces – especially those with lasers and sharp claws pouring through a rift in space-time from The Master Brain. To save the planet, the Rangers must enter the rift and fight overwhelming hordes of inter-dimensional monsters. If they can hold the line for 20 increasingly intense minutes, their Mega Mecha will finalize its power-up cycle and stomp them all!  

Rift Rangers takes inspiration from the sentai sub-genre of the Japanese tokusatsu entertainment style, with cool costumes, cheesy lines, comedically evil monsters, and awesome helmets.  

As they fight to level up and stay ahead of the relentless enemy swarms during a run, players are given randomized upgrade options with each level. In true “die, learn, retry” style, when the run ends, upgrades reset, and they can try again using what they learned. To help improve the next attempt, energy chips collected in previous playthroughs can be used to buy permanent upgrades between runs.

Become an unstoppable force or suffer crushing defeat!

Developer Epic Story Interactive will be unleashing Rift Rangers out of Steam Early Access for full launch on PC (Steam / Epic Games Store) starting May 24, 2023, just over five months after their initial launch in early access! 

The development team used invaluable player feedback throughout the five-month early access period to adjust and add features and content. With the upcoming launch, players can look forward to a host of updates, unlockables, and content, including: a new level, Ranger, enemies, turrets, cutscenes, interface, modes and more!

“We’re always creating games – and when we find that magical spark in a game that pulls us in, we get really excited,” said Dennis Leong, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Epic Story Interactive. “We couldn’t stop playing Rift Rangers. Every time we died, we found ourselves restarting the level, thinking, ‘OK, one more time’. The reward loop, over-the-top sentai style, and crescendo of frantic action is simply fun!”  

Key Features:

  • The Rangers are roguelite; no saves, no extra lives. Randomized power-ups mean that every mission will require a different strategy.
  • For now, the Rift Rangers are a 3-person team (soon a new hero shall join the fight!) each with their own unique ranger ability.
  • Enhance your sentai with ultra upgrades and unlocks for a permanent advantage against the forces of darkness.
  • Unleash a variety of weapons and become an unstoppable fighting force.
  • Sentai awesomeness – ultra-cool helmets, poses, and tokusatsu inspired enemies!
  • With 13 different levels of difficulty to unlock, your battles against The Master Brain will rage on for so long, the glory of your battles will be legendary!

Currently available through Steam Early Access, Rift Rangers is coming to PC (Steam / Epic Games Store) on May 24, 2023 at $4.99.

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