Mars Lightcon Reveal
Light gun games are an old school favorite of mine. From the days of Duck Hunt, Lethal Enforcers and Virtua Cop. I think my biggest favorite was on the Sega Dreamcast called House of the Dead which was a rail shooter with a Resident Evil feel to it. Things became revolutionary with the debut of Time Crisis and Ghost Squad which I go to arcades till this day to check out. However, the light gun genre fizzled out after Xbox 360, PS3 and the Wii which was disappointing. Today might be a rival.
Mars Lightcon revives rail shooters?
It is pretty straight forward having a customizable light gun with a web camera to use for tracking your shots. There are 3 games available on launch and I have to agree that they are a bit lackluster. But I am hoping this opens the flood gates to new gun games that are currently popular in the Arcades.
- Tomb Raider Arcade Game
- Time Crisis 5
- Ghost Squad
- House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn
Mars IR Station
In order for our MARS LIGHTCON (lightgun) to have unprecedented accuracy, we needed to develop a MARS IR STATION (camera) that would fit right into your living space and we needed to make sure it could smoothly track the movements of all 4 players during couch co-op.
The camera is key when it comes to compatibility with modern LCD and plasma screens. With a low power IR laser, gamers can make sure every single MARS LIGHTCON shot lands where it’s supposed to.
Even though the Light gun will be available for both PS4 and Xbox One, I would be comfortable obtaining it for the Xbox One. They are doing things right when it comes to backwards compatible games and PlayStation used their move controllers for their light guns so it raises some questions on how it would work.
Mars Light Gun
Ready, aim, fun! Hit your targets with the unmatched precision of the low-power laser in the MARS LIGHTCON (lightgun). The unit includes three buttons for different modes of play, while the accelerometer enhances motion. These features in the LIGHTCON help to build a unique and exciting gaming experience.
Of course we have the games in question to show you.
All titles will feature a co-op mode up to 4 players on one camera. It is a fun experience and I would recommend having a bigger screen for all players. But since the camera is capable of dong that it brings me back to having an online experience for future titles not just local play.
You have your choice of getting the bundle option that comes with the game, the lightgun and the camera or you can get the gun solo. You can pre-order right now by clicking here. The Mars Lightcon is planned for release on Fall of 2019. Share your thoughts below about light guns returning. – Beast Out –