Jeff Minter’s Psychedelic Arcade Shooter Akka Arrh Gets a March 8 Release Date

The Retro-Inspired Headbanger is a Kaleidoscopic Tapestry of Colors, Shapes, and Sounds Where Players Must Think on Their Feet to Create Dazzling Exposions

New York, NY (February 15, 2024) – Rally your trip sitters — you’re about to undertake a psychedelic journey unlike any other on March 8, 2024, with the release of Akka Arrh on PlayStation 5 and PS VR2. From the frenetic mind of legendary developer Jeff Minter of Llamasoft and the retro experts at Atari, Akka Arrh is an arcade-style shooter bursting at the seams with color and sound against a tapestry of shapes and neon lights. 

In this unexpected VR rendition, Akka Arrh transcends its 2D constraints, unveiling a new dimension of gameplay that is as immersive as it is intuitive. The PSVR2 experience elevates the game from a mere visual spectacle to a fully enveloping journey into Minter’s hypnotic universe.

Here, players don’t just witness the chaos; they step inside it. Each layer of techno-infused action, previously compressed in the 2D space, now unfurls in a rich 3D landscape. In this surreal VR world of cascading shapes, colors, and sounds, every element of Minter’s vision comes to life with an intensity and clarity that was once unimaginable, transforming Akka Arrh into an unparalleled sensory odyssey.

In Akka Arrh, players control a command center poised to destroy oncoming enemies. Players start with bombs that trigger a chain of reactions on-screen. When enemies are defeated, players accumulate bullets that are used to keep the multiplier up. Ultimately, Akka Arrh is a unique shooter that challenges players to plan each carefully timed shot to maximize their high score!

Key Features: 

  • Meant to Be: Enjoy Minter’s unique brand of retro-inspired bliss the way the gaming gods intended — in virtual reality! Become fully engulfed in frenzied kaleidoscopic action and pure arcade bliss.
  • Simple Perfection: You’ll be thrown directly into the action where combos, high scores, and survival are your only goals
  • Unleash Neon Insanity: Create massive chains of enemy explosions and rack up ammo for precision shots to keep a combo and your rings (or life force) protected. Lose them all, and it’s game over.
  • A Ride Through Space and Time: Start from the beginning of the 50 unique levels, or pick up where you left off to power through to the end
  • Accessibility-Friendly: Sensitive to flashing lights or just not a fan? Not to worry, as there is an option to disable the more intense visual effects so that the experience can be enjoyed by a wider audience.
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