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Matterfall: Get Acquainted With Housemarque’s New Shooter with 8 Minutes of Gameplay

Our new Housemarque-narrated gameplay video recorded at E3 details the mechanics players will learn -- and eventually master -- when Matterfall launches August 15.

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When it comes to no-nonsense arcade twitch gaming, Finnish studio Housemarque is the safest pair of hands in the business. Coming off a sizzling PS4 hot streak which includes Resogun, Alienation and last month’s phenomenal coin-op throwback Nex Machina, it has yet another slice of irresistible bullet hell coming down the pipe.

Matterfall, coming to PS4 on August 15th, is a slick twin-stick side-scroller that transports you to the towering vertical cities of a distant future. You’ll need to suit up and fight for control of the mysterious “smart matter” that is over-running your world and giving rise to hordes of matter-infected enemies. Cue thumb cramps and massive explosions.

To get a closer look at exactly how the studio’s latest offering works, we grabbed Senior Level Designer Jari Hokkanen at E3 last month to take us through a full level playthrough, including a fearsome boss fight. Check out the full video above – then head on over to PlayStation Store to secure your pre-order.

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steeler192 said:

July 14th, 9:00 am

Looks like fun! Reminded me a bit of the indoor sequences of Velocity 2X

Thwip said:

July 14th, 9:22 am

Looks great! I’ll suck at it, but it looks great!

paulogy said:

July 14th, 10:57 am

Looks great! And that zero-gravity section seems to open the game up for the more traditional type of twin stick gameplay too :-)

JKar275 said:

July 14th, 11:52 am

This game reminds me of another game that I really loved a lot: Shadow Complex Remastered.

I’m very much looking forward to game on Aug.15.

Will it have selectable difficulty modes like easy (casual), normal, hard, etc?

Gitaroo said:

July 14th, 9:55 pm

How come no psn+ discount for this? This is a Sony published game it it not?

Raizo_Is_Here said:

July 15th, 11:46 am

Still nex machina on my end but looling forward to this from housemarque

cusman said:

July 15th, 11:14 pm

Got my Nex Machina Platinum trophy just couple hours ago, and here is Housemarques next game coming out soon already. Gaming life is good.

xBOBARINOx said:

July 19th, 5:28 pm

Looks cool. Metroid or Contra anyone !!!!!


July 19th, 6:13 pm



For a 1990’s game.

$3 and that’s it. Not paying for cheap crap.

For a little more I get destiny 2.

Get lost.

swatyg said:

July 19th, 7:48 pm

after watching the trailer last year for this game Matterfall was my #1 anticipated release but after this gameplay reveal it’s now the most disappointing thing I have ever seen

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