Free-Roaming Shmup Project Root Now Available

“Free-roaming shmup” isn’t the kind of gaming buzzword you hear all the time, which makes today’s launch of the ambitious Project Root all the more curious.

OPQAM and Reverb Triple XP’s Project Root is now available for download on PS4, Vita, and Xbox One. Usually $9.99, the game has a launch sale for PS+ and Xbox Games With Gold members: only $6.99. PS4 and Vita owners also get cross-buy support, so they get both versions for the price of one.

Project Root mixes open-world exploration with classic 2D shooting, a unique blend that opens up the doors for an otherwise straightforward genre.

Check out the launch trailer below and pick up Project Root yourself on PSN or Xbox Live.