Information on Square-Enix’ new spaceshooter is scarce but the latest issue of Famitsu changed all that. IGN translated some info and scans of the article started popping up on the internet. Project Sylph is a new game in the Silpheed franchise according to IGN, it’s not a direct sequel but it expands on previous games in the series. Sylph is takes the space-combat genre to the next-gen and will feature environments with “over a thousand enemy ships, along with giant mother ships”. In true Squeenix fashion this game is going to feature a lot of CG FMVs to accompany the storyline. Scans after the jump.
Project Sylph looks like it will offer an intense arcade-style shooting experience. The stages that have been revealed so far are set in space and feature scenes with over a thousand enemy ships, along with giant mother ships. All of this is presented like never before thanks to the power of Xbox 360.
As you blast your way through the stages, an on-screen display provides you with information about your ship and your surroundings. The game displays a simple radar output, showing where your enemies are, and also shows gauges for shield and armor. The screen also provides details on your current formation; it appears that you fight along side at least two other ships.
It’s unsure wether or not Project Sylph is going to be released outside of Japan, the market for spaceshooters like this one is fairly small in the western world so we doubt that it’ll be released here. We’ll let you know when we know for sure.
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