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‘ARC Squadron’ Looks Like a Modern, Unreal Engine Powered ‘Star Fox’

Nearly a year ago at PAX East, developer Psyonix was showing off their brand new mobile space shooter ARC Squadron. While busying themselves with PC and downloadable console games since then, presumably there was somebody still toiling away at their promising looking space combat game.

And apparently it’s finally getting closer to completion, as they’ve recently released a new trailer showing off the gameplay in ARC Squadron. First off, the visuals are quite impressive, and I’m getting a heavy Star Fox vibe from what I’ve seen of the combat mechanics. This is definitely a good thing. Check it out for yourself.

While ARC Squadron certainly looks good, which is not surprising as it’s powered by the Unreal Engine, one thing I have no idea about is how the game controls. I don’t see virtual sticks or buttons, so I’m guessing it’s a tap-to-shoot type of affair with swipe gestures for performing barrel rolls and the like. That’s just a guess, though.

We’ve reached out for more info on ARC Squadron, and hopefully can get our hands on a build soon. There’s no set pricing or release date just yet, but it sounds like it’s heading for a release before the end of the year. Stay tuned for more details.