Xenocider Pre-Orders Open, New Demo Available

The tale of Retro Sumus' ambitious Sin & Punishment-style shooter Xenocider has been well documented here at the Junkyard, but things are looking up for the Spanish outfit. How so? Well, pre-orders for the game are now open, and it also appears to have become a Dreamcast exclusive! From the Retro Sumus website:

"We like to believe we listen to our audience. After the hangover of our failed Kickstarter campaign, fans of both the Ameba and Xenocider projects suggested good old pre-orders. We weren’t sure if that was a feasible option, as we have never wanted to become just another dev team who make promises they can’t deliver. As we have claimed many times, our goal is total transparency, and the last thing we wish is to lose the little trust we earned from those fans.

So we listened. We considered. We re-considered. We re-evaluated our options, our means, our objectives, our possibilities. We solved our differences via Virtua Fighter matches, because that’s what well educated guys do.

And here we are. After all that careful consideration, we agreed to focus our efforts on developing Xenocider for Dreamcast exclusively. This may well reduce our potential profit to almost none, but who cares. Xenocider is still alive, with three stages virtually finished, and our plan is to complete development in less than a year from now. And you can pre-order the regular, limited, PAL or steelbook editions of the game from our new shop today!"
- Retro Sumus

As stated, the game comes in four distinct flavours - Regular, Special, PAL and Steelbook. Both the Special and Steelbook editions also boast a bonus music CD. The most impressive part of this though, is the new three stage demo. As with the Kickstarter campaign, Retro Sumus really want to show potential buyers what they are investing in, and so this demo (which includes the original stage, Space Harrier bonus stage and new swamp stage) will hopefully give buyers a taste of the Xenocider experience. The demo will run on Dreamcast and is available to burn in three different formats (Nero, Discjuggler and CloneCD). Below is footage of one of the new stages playable in the demo:


For more information, visit the Retro Sumus official website here, the Retro Sumus store to pre-order here, and check out the new three stage demo here.

8 comments:

Henrick said...

AWESOME. PAL version looks great

sega max said...

this is great news, i wish i could buy the one at 100€ a bit overpriced, but well the regular is affordable :)

Anthony Harrap said...

I was almost up to payment before realising how expensive that PAL version is. Sorry but that's well over-priced. Oh well.

Florian Wallin said...

Pal edition pre-ordered ! Looks awsome, cmon guys we must support the indie developers ❤

Untitled said...

For 50 bucks they can fuck off

Tom Charnock said...

Thanks for your input, untitled.

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Unknown said...

I agree about supporting the indie developers! This looks fun to me. And I don't feel the price is bad.