SEGA of America today announced today that Alien Syndrome has shipped to stores nationwide for the Wii and PSP (PlayStation Portable) system. Alien Syndrome is a lightning-fast game combining RPG and shooter genres in a stunningly imaginative sci-fi universe. The game offers a dramatic and engaging single player adventure in addition to an infinitely replayable co-op multiplayer mode for up to four players. Derived from the classic SEGA arcade game, Alien Syndrome’s new shooter-RPG gameplay makes it easy to pick up and play, while its depth and wealth of features keeps it challenging for all gamers.
In Alien Syndrome, players take control of the game’s strong and enigmatic heroine – Earth Command Trooper Aileen Harding – and battle a variety of fearsome aliens and colossal bosses. Gamers will unlock a wide selection of character specialties and skills upgraded as they progress through an engrossing campaign, protected by many different types of armor and using a variety of increasingly powerful melee and ranged weaponry. Players can improve their heroine’s statistics and discover a huge number of powerful new abilities as they fight through infested spaceships and bizarre alien planets.
Alien Syndrome features 20 different weapon types including flamethrowers, quad-barreled lasers, nanobot swarms that dissolve enemies, and incendiary grenades that shoot fiery geysers from the ground. Each weapon offers advantages and disadvantages, depending on how it is used and the specializations players have chosen to adopt. Alien Syndrome’s fast-paced combat also allows for any number of combat strategies to defeat over 100 different alien enemies at one time.