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The Deadly Tower of Monsters Smashes Onto PS4 Today

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First off, Happy New Year! I mean, sure it’s mid-January, but it’s still okay to say Happy New Year, right? Regardless, I’m here to share the gloriousness of Ace Team’s upcoming action adventure game, the monster movie-inspired The Deadly Tower of Monsters. This sci-fi themed intergalactic planetary voyage it out today on PS4.

How would I describe the game? I would say it’s very similar to one of life’s greatest guilty pleasures. You know what I’m talking about. It’s 3:00 AM, you’ve got the late night munchies, but you’re not moving away from the TV. You’re going deeper and deeper into the Netflix rabbit hole, desperately searching for… the one.

Before all hope is lost, you see it — nestled in the depths of the Sci-Fi section — the perfect movie. It’s a lowest-of-the-low budget 1970s B-movie full of amateur actors, dialogue written by someone who once met a person that went to film school, laughable production values, second rate special effects, monster costumes courtesy of a local flea market, etc.

Sure, it may not have won Oscars or have some profound message, but darnit, it’s just the thing for your spaced-out, late-night state of mind.

The Deadly Tower of Monsters on PS4The Deadly Tower of Monsters on PS4

The Deadly Tower of Monsters has you playing inside that kind of movie, where your controller guides all the acting queues and fighting choreography! The game is framed as a 1970’s sci-fi film — directed by Dan Smith, and starring actors Jonathan Digby as the valiant space explorer Dick Starspeed, Stacy Sharp as the fiery Scarlet Nova, and a poor uncredited actor as the trusty co-pilot, Robot.

Dick Starspeed and Robot crash land onto the hostile planet Gravoria where they eventually team up with Scarlet Nova. Long story short, players must guide Dick Starspeed and company up the eponymous Deadly Tower of Monsters in order to confront Gravoria’s cruel emperor (Who also just happens to be Scarlet Nova’s father… dun dun dun!).

The Deadly Tower of Monsters on PS4

It won’t be an easy task for our intrepid space heroes. A flood of horrible beasts, gross abominations, and creatures from out of this world populate the tower. We’re talking horrific monstrosities such as stop-motion dinosaurs, gross slime creatures, giant nuclear (that’s “nukular”) ants, vicious lizard men, and diabolical puppybots galore! If you can see a zipper or some human feet, just uh… ignore that.

The good news: Dick, Scarlet, and Robot have an arsenal of weapons and skills to zap, whack, burn, and disintegrate their way up the tower. But wait, there’s more! Due to the lax insurance concerns and actor safety regulations of the 1970s, players can freefall off the tower to find secret areas and treasures without fear of death… unless they’re not careful. Plus, you won’t want to miss director Dan Smith’s “insightful” commentary on the filming process as he explains his genius: “There’s something so invigorating about the freefall shots! Like sticking your head out of the sunroof on the freeway!”*

The Deadly Tower of Monsters is truly an homage to classic Ed Wood-ian type schlock films; and kudos to Ace Team for making looking bad look so good on the Unreal Engine — from the film grain effect to the non-claymated claymation animations. So if you love deliciously cheesy sci-fi B-movies or have a knack for a solid action game, you can’t go wrong with The Deadly Tower of Monsters. Good luck out there, and don’t feel too bad for the stuntmen. It’s their job.

*Atlus USA cautions readers to not stick their heads out of sunroofs while driving on the freeway as it is probably dangerous.

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grinderX19 said:

January 19th, 6:20 am

The game looks like a total fun! Gotta grab it.

KidGreengene said:

January 19th, 6:31 am

Never heard of this game… but I have to admit I had fun now just reading about it. I’ll have to check this out in some Twitch streaming but you have my attention.

Anddo said:

January 19th, 6:41 am

For anyone interested, check out AngryCentaurGaming review on Youtube.
I gotta say say, this came out of nowhere, looks quite fun.

GrafUlrich88 said:

January 19th, 6:49 am

Hey John,

Thanks for the awesome write up! This made me feel like I was reading a Mystery Science Theater 3000 movie review.


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    John Hardin said:

    January 19th, 9:36 am

    I think that’s what ACE Team was going for! The game is rife with that kind of humor :D

my360broke_again said:

January 19th, 7:21 am

Why is directing me to my yahoo log in when I click on one of the articles included pictures. Weird!

VeritableHero said:

January 19th, 7:52 am

It might have been prudent to embed a trailer or game play clip in this blog post. After seeing this post, I found one and was immediately interested.

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    John Hardin said:

    January 19th, 9:39 am

    We sent them one! I’m not sure where it is!

    CrusaderForever said:

    January 19th, 8:36 am

    I agree!

    FeistFan said:

    January 19th, 9:05 am

    Totally agree.

    YouTube has a few videos, but it’s not clear what platform they’re from (PC, I presume) or how close they are to what we’ll get. It gives you a few more hints at gameplay than what you see here, though.

The_Bunn said:

January 19th, 8:29 am

Looks cool, but I always assume those top down games are multiplayer. It was kinda disappointing to discover it isn’t (just personal preference, don’t need to be offended by it, internet). I’ll definitely buy it sometime down the line

    LeandroDiFini said:

    January 19th, 9:25 am

    Man… If that’s so, I’m disappointed by the lack of multiplayer too. I can’t play games without my wife participating on the action anymore. :)

Fuhr31 said:

January 19th, 8:33 am

Sounds interesting… But no idea without any gameplay footage to show it off.


CrusaderForever said:

January 19th, 8:34 am

Pictures don’t do this game justice. Check out Destructoid’s review There is a trailer as well. This game looks very fun!

Anddo said:

January 19th, 8:49 am

^^@ Fuhr31

Wacth the AngryCentaurGaming review on Youtube. If that doesn’t sell you nothing will.

Trendy_Kid said:

January 19th, 8:58 am

I’m going to buy this.

FeLiPe_MachiN3 said:

January 19th, 9:04 am

It looks fantastic, i have $20.92 on my wallet so i hope this game is like $20

LeandroDiFini said:

January 19th, 9:19 am

An Ed Wood inspired video-game?! I WANT IT! I WANT IT! I WANT IT!

Anddo said:

January 19th, 9:43 am

Wow $10? and it clocks in at around 5-7 hours.. Not bad.

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    John Hardin said:

    January 19th, 9:58 am

    *Technically* it’s $14.99 on sale for $9.99 for two weeks, but still!

sfbsfb said:

January 19th, 10:37 am

ACE Team always has some interesting ideas. I enjoyed playing Abyss Odyssey, partly because of the creative combination of ideas. Rock of Ages also was clever. This team clearly understands the concepts of fun and experimentation.

Others have mentioned AngryCentaurGaming on YouTube – his reviews are extremely thorough, informative, and entertaining. Among the very best game reviewers.

EmmaGees said:

January 19th, 11:05 am

I’ve been checking the PSN Store all morning, and Deadly Tower of Monsters isn’t showing up in “new games,” or via search. Anyone else have this problem?

    CrusaderForever said:

    January 19th, 11:11 am

    The PS Store doesn’t update until 4pm CT on average. It will arrive soon you just have to be patient.

    EmmaGees said:

    January 19th, 11:24 am

    Didn’t know that, thanks!

allegretto2500 said:

January 20th, 4:34 am

Still missing from the ps4 psn store.

larshar6 said:

January 20th, 10:52 am

when is it coming out says comes out today but don’t see it

FeLiPe_MachiN3 said:

January 20th, 6:35 pm

I still can’t find this game on the store, was the release delayed?

MaxieMostel said:

January 20th, 8:43 pm

Is this game not available in NA? Still not seeing it in the PS Store. Any ETA?

Hypergyaos said:

January 20th, 9:25 pm

This game took me completely by surprise and is really awesome. I had a big grin on my face throughout the demo and immediately bought a copy. If you love B movies, this will make your day. Great work ACE Team!!!

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