Apogee Announces Rising Heat: An Interstellar Roguelite Shooter Set to Launch in Q1 2025

Rising Heat

Apogee Entertainment, in collaboration with indie developer Fuzzy Sock Studios, has unveiled Rising Heat, a thrilling sci-fi horde survival shooter set to make its debut on Windows PC via Steam in the first quarter of 2025. Prepare to embark on a pulse-pounding bullet-hell adventure in the deadly and prestigious Rising Heat tournament.

Step into the shoes of a daring pilot entering the infamous Rising Heat tournament, a gladiator-style spaceship spectacle sponsored by the immensely wealthy extraterrestrial elite. As you start with a single ship and pilot, your goal is to survive and thrive in the chaotic arena, unlocking new wingmen and vessels with unique strengths along the way.

Check out the Reveal Trailer below:

The gameplay of Rising Heat revolves around intense space battles against relentless waves of enemies. Utilize a dynamic movement system to maneuver through the alien skies, executing swift dashes, barrel rolls, and evasive maneuvers to dodge enemy fire and environmental hazards. Engage in thrilling combat as you face off against swarms of robotic insects and massive mechanized flying robots, leaving a trail of destruction in your wake.

Customization is key in Rising Heat, offering players over 60 game-changing upgrades to tailor their ship builds to suit their playstyle. Experiment with various stats such as damage, fire rate, reload time, armor, mobility, and more to create the ultimate killing machine. Take advantage of on-hit effects to enhance your firepower, inflicting bleed effects for added damage over time or freeze effects to halt enemy advancements temporarily.

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The game features a diverse roster of pilots, ships, and weapons, each with its starting attributes and passive abilities. Unlock new content by completing runs and conquering challenging multi-stage boss battles with complex attack patterns. Team up with a friend for co-op chaos, inspired by classic arcade titles like Space Duel and Apogee’s multiplayer hit Bread & Fred, where coordinated maneuvers yield increased attack power.

Ronnie Lusso, Project Lead for Fuzzy Sock Studios, emphasizes the game’s focus on player experimentation, stating: Rising Heat empowers commanders to experiment with an unimaginable amount of interchangeable builds to absolutely annihilate mobs of challenging creatures and dangerous bosses.

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Get ready to dive into the heart-pounding action of Rising Heat as you fight for survival, glory, and untold wealth in the unforgiving depths of space when it comes out on PC via Steam next year. A Steam page for the game is now live and you can add it to your wishlist right now.

Let us know in the comments section below about what you think about Rising Heat and if would you be interested in playing it.

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