April 8th 2014 5:47 am PT

Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut is Now Available on Xbox One

Strike Suit ZeroContent: Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut

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In the year 2299, an interstellar war rages. Take control of the Strike Suit – a craft with the ability to transform into a hulking suit of space armor – in a bid to save Earth from destruction. Immerse yourself in massive fleet battles where your dogfighting skills will directly affect the fate of the cosmos. Discover a colorful and vibrant universe, with an epic story spanning 13 unique missions. Engage intelligent enemy fighters and take on colossal capital ships, exploiting weak points in their super-structure to blow them apart piece by piece. Upgrade your Strike Suit and customize your weapon load-outs to tailor combat to your tastes. Take advantage of six craft, including three Strike Suits, to experience dogfighting action as you’ve never seen it before.

For more on Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut, check out Xbox Wire, and if you’re in the Boston area, join us to go hands-on with this and other ID@Xbox titles at our Pre-PAX Meetup!

ID@Xbox, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Ed Harrison

    I’m not quite sure where it would say on the web store, but is there a demo available?

  • http://twitter.com/rogXue rogXue

    Was excited until I saw the price, sadly I’ll have to pass.

  • Gobl1n

    So I take it that since these are self-published, Born Ready Games decide on the price? If that’s the case, then tell ‘em they’re dreaming! It looked like something I could have seen myself owning, but when it costs $26.95, slightly more than 1500 MS Points, I think I will wait for a 33% off sale.

    • evilfangs .

      That is American dollars? £15.99 here in the UK which is still too much but if that is American dollars and the game is at $26.95 I’m sorry but YES! finally America are being killed by the exchange rate.

      • A. J.

        It is $20 in the US.

      • Technobeatdown

        Lol never

      • Bennijin

        And those £15.99 games used to be £13.49. The pricing structure changed for the worse in November. Yanks still paying the same prices though.

        • evilfangs .

          Some arcade titles use to be £9.99 and it was only the top notch arcade titles that were £13

          • Bennijin

            Let’s be honest, most of those weren’t “top notch” by any means.

          • evilfangs .

            Well they were according to Microsoft lol.

      • Avalanchian

        Got no clue what he is talking about. In my Xbox One it says $20.

  • beardyman3218

    £16! No thank you. I know these are self published so does that mean the developer chooses the price? If so Microsoft need to crack down on this so publishers dont charge even higher prices, digital is looking like a far FAR distant future. Indie games for £16 and AAA games for £54. No offence as it looks like a good game but without a trial and with a price like that im not going to buy it.

    • xPutNameHerex

      I think Microsoft gives them price points to choose from. I base this on the fact their is a slight discrepancy between the Xbox One price and the PS4 price (the American dollar values are the same ($20), but it is £15.39 on the PS4 and £15.99 on the One in the UK). However, the developer likely chooses which one of those price points they want.

      And to be fair, a lot of indie games are released for $15-20, even on the PC (it’s currently $20 on Steam. It’s just that especially with indies, no one pays attention to them until they are on sale or bundled with other games like the Humble Bundle, so the fact they release for much higher prices isn’t typically noticed.

      It’s now up to MS/Born Ready Games/other ID@Xbox developers to work together to make sure they bring those PC-style discounts to the Xbox One if they want their games to really succeed on the new platform.

      • usrev

        strike suit zero is getting a discount in the US on ps4 with psn+ as well. not sure if xbox is getting it. but in the US is $15.99 for the first week if you are psn+ member.

    • A. J.

      Just don’t buy them. If a developer sets a high price, then they should suffer with lost sales. It looks like this game is $20 on Steam as well.

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    LOL $20? what you think i’m Loco?

  • Gazza!!!

    Seeing as how everyone loves to compare Steam prices to MS its actually cheaper here than on PC for the same package.

  • Some guy

    How long are those 13 missions?
    And how good is it compared to project sylpheed?

    • usrev

      If you like project sylpheed you will probably enjoy it. I got 1000 gs in project sylpheed. this game reminded me a lot of it aside the story was less anime in this game. you also can’t annihilate an entire enemy fleet with your fighter.

      lots of missions include attacking capital ships, which I think is cool, because you don’t just kill it yourself, you help your team mates kill it by destroying it’s guns mostly. destroying flack turrets means friendly torpedos have a better chance of hitting, destroying beam cannons reduce it’s damage done to friendly capital ships etc.

      most of those 13 missions are about as long as a normal project sylpheed mission. a couple are short though.

      • Some guy

        Impressive, I never managed to get all those side mission in sylpheed.
        Not sure I like the idea of this game though, what I liked about sylpheed was its scale, huge army of ships shooting everything with hundreds of missiles.

        • usrev

          that happens in this game, but remember how your team’s ships in slypheed did like no damage? this game it’s the other way around, many missions involve killing enemy capitals and you start by killing their turrets, destroying the beam turrets helps your friendly ships not take damage, sometimes you kill the flak turrets so your friendly bombers can hit them with torepedos, in sylpheed your friendly ships almost did no damage per hit as you were supposed to kill everything, not in this game.

          having beaten it today, I have to say slypheed has the better story and is longer, but if you have an itch for a game like it strike suit zero isn’t bad. I’l probably replay the game to improve my scores in the missions too.

          • Some guy

            Could be interesting then, thanks.

  • EldritchWarlord

    I look forward to playing this game when it’s on sale.

  • scot atkin

    That price tho!!! maybe when its on sale.

  • ungeheier

    Guys, buy it when its $10.

    • A. J.

      Maybe when it’s $5. It’s not a game I really want, but I might impulse buy it if it was cheap.

  • B00ME

    $20? That’s way too high imo. I usually don’t complain about prices, I know developers work hard on their games, but I don’t think I’d pay more than $10.

  • Chad_7Eleven

    Can someone who has actually played the game on PC comment on the price here please? All these people saying it is to high after seeing nothing but box art, screenshots and a couple videos.

    • usrev

      there is like 12 total mission in the campaign, a few of those missions are short there is some side missions too which are basically challenge missions I think there are like 10 of those but I forget. don’t get me wrong, it’s fun but it’s just so short.

      the problem is, that’s it. you can beat the game in a day and atm i don’t know if it’s worth replaying 20 times to make up for the price tag.. unless you are itching for a space combat shooter I wouldn’t get it. if you have a ps4 with psn+ though it’s discounted too $15.99 instead of the $20 price, so I’d get it there if you can.

      • Chad_7Eleven

        i do have PS plus – may check it out there. thanks. I do hope MS takes note of this comment:

        I own both a PS4 and X1. If you want to fight for my dollar in terms of software, you will need to at least compete with Sony when releasing the same game on the same day in the digital space.

        • Liquidfx Xboxdude

          x1 arcades games get no money from me until they start releasing demos. i bought the first 2 locoC. and Crimson dragon and boy was that a slap in the face. i bought blindly which was in part my fault but who would have thought microsoft would try and shaft us like that.

          • Chad_7Eleven

            Is there a demo for Spartan Assault on X1? If not, that is BS b/c the 360 version has a free demo.

          • Jon Taylor

            Agreed, no demos then no purchase from me either, I haven’t bought any yet and won’t do until I get to try it first, like I did on 360 and spent £100+ on arcade titles. This is a ridiculous step backwards with not having demos, and along with their frankly hilarious pricing for the indie stuff we’re starting to see, I’m beginning to regret my purchase of the xbox one

      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        at least they are trying to help the game out. ps+ always does that with new arcade games usually. i still will not pay that much though. crazy.

    • Tyler J

      I guess I’ll chime in because I bought the game yesterday on xbox one and have played a few hours of it. It really depends on what price you consider to be high. There are 18 levels in the game that each take 12-15 minutes to complete (unless you “fly” through them…heh) and offers little to no replay value aside from bonus objectives in each mission that unlock upgrades for your ship. There is also no co-op mode which the game is literally begging for and the graphics are subpar for a space fighter game.
      However, this is a fun spaceship flying action game made by a small independent development team, not a big budget flashy AAA shooter. For me personally, I have zero buyer’s remorse. I’m enjoying the game and do not feel bad about supporting the developers. $20 is just a movie ticket and a (most likely small) popcorn.

    • Avalanchian

      The same version is $20 on Steam. It’s a decent game. Not outstanding and not bad. I enjoy it on PC.

  • Technobeatdown

    Wow I hope all the ID@xbox games aren’t this pricey. I want this one but i’ll definitely wait for the sale

    • Some guy

      That’s indie game for you and considering that, it’s actually a good offer.
      Usually it’s 30$ for a early access that will give you the full game years later.

  • http://twitter.com/dat_gap_doe KaosTheory

    No demo/trial for any games being released. No thanks then! I wouldn’t pay $20 for these so called ID@Xbox titles anyway. They are shooting for the stars, but will doubtfully ever get off the ground.

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    i hope the devs that made this game $20 get the love that they deserve. none. if you want to make quick money like that stick with mobile games.

  • Rodrigo De Camargo Rodrigues

    worst graphics on the one. bad game run from it

  • Bennijin

    Sixteen quid for an indie game haha no.

  • Jon Taylor

    Too expensive…as usual, no ones going to buy this, MS you really need to look at your pricing for digital games.

    • Avalanchian

      It’s not their game. It’s $20 on Steam also. It’s a nice game.

  • deadbox102

    Haven’t heard of this one. Opinions?

    • THATdoodNAHmean

      Granted I’ve only played for 2 hours, I have no buyers remorse what so ever. It scratches my itch for a Star Fox ish kind of game, with some very simple space shoot em style added to it. The visuals of planets and space are awesome, thats just IMO though. It’s 20 bucks, I can’t believe so many people are crying over 20 bucks, when if this is a choice they’ve already spent $500. So what’s $20? It’s literally a few drinks at the bar, big deal.

      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        or a 24 pack of 12oz coors beer. oh wait i would still have change to buy some rubbers too.

        • THATdoodNAHmean

          You’ve got the right idea! Can’t forget the rubbers!

  • Elan Gabriel

    No Demo +
    19.99$ for arcade style game =
    No buy.

    It’s not that I’m doing this on purpose, I would love to support the indy community, but not like that…

  • Lance Malcomson

    $19.99?! I’ll wait until it comes down to $5 on sale since I hear it’s short.

  • Michael Košut

    Lol u are the first one with both consoles that is using ps4 more :D

  • Aimless Gamer

    Please add trials for arcade games again

  • Tachyonic Cargo

    As much as I am interested in this game, there is simply no way on Earth I am buying it without a demo. How Xbox can justify going from XBLA, to Xbox One and not making the level-1 demo a requisite for digital-only games, is beyond me. But it’s got to be costing them money in lost sales.

    I have literally purchased hundreds of XBLA and XBLIG games (at all price points), on the back of having a demo that I fell in love with. That’s hundreds of game sales from a single customer, going directly to digital content. I am a very prolific buyer, and have no problems laying down cash for something I really want. Yet I sit here with my Xbox One, a growing list of digital games (Strider, Powerstar Golf, Max and the Curse of Brotherhood, Strike Suit Zero, et al.) that I THINK I would like to purchase on the system, and the only one I have purchased is Killer Instinct. Why? Because I can demo that game and make sure it is something I am not going to regret after I purchase it. So I have no problems dropping coin to get it.

    Major. I know you are at PAX East now. And I have no idea what kind of pull you have at Xbox. But man, you need to get them to do something about bringing those level-1 demos back. It’s just good customer service, and sound business.

    • Death Dealer

      XBLA is no more on the next (now current) generation. Certain developers have complained about the mandatory demo being an extra burden on development time and thus the requirement has been dropped and all games fall under the “Games” nomer.
      I do agree with you about this though, especially if the games are on the Xbox 360 as well and those have the demos integrated. But releasing a separate demo requires separate certification for release on the Xbox One. It’s indeed a bit backwards.