Retro inspired survival horror "Alisa" launches for consoles today
06 February 2024
Publisher and expert porting studio Top Hat Studios, Inc., and developer Casper Croes are pleased to announce the worldwide, long-awaited launch on consoles of cult-classic 90's homage survival horror, Alisa. Releasing today, Alisa is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and the Xbox family of consoles, and will be purchasable in each store starting at 9 am US Pacific Time (noon Eastern, 5 pm UK time). The game launches with a 15% discount on Switch and Xbox, and a 15% discount on PlayStation systems for PS+ subscribers. A free demo will also be available on all systems today starting at launch.
A fan favourite amongst retro, low-poly and survival horror enthusiasts, Alisa is a genuine throwback to PS1 and N64 style gaming - complete with pre-rendered backgrounds, a whopping 480p resolution (with the ability to render in an even more amazing 240p being technically investigated), and fixed camera angles. For player comfort, the choice between various schemes of classic tank controls or modern control styles is available in-game. The console release is the Developer's Cut, which includes all content and updates for the PC version along with new options for accessibility, including new control mappings.
The charms and authentic recreation of 90's style survival horror aesthetics are fully on display and celebrated with a new launch trailer to accompany the release of Alisa below.
Originally developed in Unity 5 - an extremely old version of the popular engine, almost a decade old - Alisa required the use of several engine and technological innovations to make the game compatible with modern console systems. The game runs faithfully to the original on all platforms, and the port team is proud of the result. This Developer's Cut contains all updates and new content previously added to the PC version, as well as numerous fixes and quality-of-life optimizations. With this release of Alisa, out today, gamers on all major platforms can now enjoy the game the way it was intended to be.
- Classic Survival Horror gameplay - Real pre-rendered backgrounds and authentic low-poly models presented in a mindblowing 480p - Currency, items, and outfits with unique player stats boosts - Weapon load-outs, ranging from a sabre to a blunderbuss to an SMG - A large variety of enemies and locations with surprises around every corner! - Choice between modern or classic tank-control movement styles - A weird sense of humour - A nostalgic trip to the late 1990s, right down to the voice acting