Housemarque debuted the first gameplay trailer for its platformer/shooter hybrid Matterfall last night at E3 and it looks quite good. The trailer shows off fast-paced gameplay, bullet hell-esque moments of dodging bullets, and the ability to create platforms in specific places using what is called “Blue Matter.” As with other Housemarque games, Matterfall is said to be quite challenging.
Having thoroughly enjoyed Outland, I am looking forward to playing another platformer from Housemarque that has bullet hell elements. The platform creation elements also intrigue me, as I imagine that the game will often require you to create platforms in split-second moments as you try to avoid falling to your death.
Matterfall is set to launch on PS4 on August 15th. You can pre-order the game now via the PlayStation Store for $19.99. Those who pre-order will get a few exclusive avatars as bonuses.