Blue Estate Brings Dark Rail Shooting Comedy to PS4 and Xbox One


Most people probably won’t get too excited over the announcement of a new rail shooter, but I am not like most people in that I absolutely LOVE rail shooters, so the news that HESAW and Focus Home are working on a Blue Estate rail shooter for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has me pretty jazzed.

Apparently Blue Estate is a comic series created by Viktor Kalvachev. I don’t know anything about the comics, but judging by the trailer for the Prologue PC release built for the Leap Motion Controller last year, Blue Estate the game is going for over the top action with a strong punch of dark humor. I’m kind of getting a Red Steel meets Shadow Warrior vibe, only on rails and without swordplay.

Similar to the Leap version, Blue Estate‘s console editions will make use of the different motion control tech offered on PS4 and Xbox One. More specifically, it will support Kinect and the DualShock 4’s gyroscope. Oddly, there is no mention of support for PlayStation Move, which is compatible with PS4.

Here is more info about Blue Estate from Focus Home’s press release:

In Blue Estate, the players will play as Tony Luciano, the homicidal maniac son of LA’s crime boss Don Luciano, and Clarence, a broke ex-navy seal who has been hired to clean up Tony’s mess. While Tony wages war with the Sik gang in an attempt to get back his kidnapped “Helen of Troy”, Clarence has to try to end that war against increasing odds.

While experiencing the smoothness of motion control in a rail shooter, using the unique motion sensor capabilities of the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One®, the player will enter a fight for his life against the most absurd and dangerous enemies, such as scar covered champions that fight-to-the-death, Tony’s own hair and Chihuahuas that are too happy to see you. Players are given a series of primary and secondary weapons to help make their way through the hilariously perilous missions which will come in handy defeating the bosses who’ll try to end your game and your life. But sometimes firepower isn’t enough, so think before shooting and use cover to prepare your strategy, reload often, and try not to get turned into grated cheese.

A killing spree is always better when shared, and that’s why Blue Estate offers the opportunity for a second player to join the fun, through a cooperative mode where every headshot counts to show who’s the best trigger in da house!

Release date and pricing are still to be announced.

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