RIVE Explodes Onto PC and PS4 Next Month

Life’s a (literal) blast in RIVE!


Developer Two Tribes’ upcoming, action-packed shoot ’em up (and video game swansong) RIVE is heading toward release faster than a speeding bullet, and has officially been confirmed to hit release on September 13th! RIVE gives players control over Roughshot, a seasoned space scavenger who suddenly finds himself trapped while on-board a mysterious starship. Armed with nothing more than his top-notch hacking skills and a pair of impressive cannons, Roughshot soon finds himself in a fierce struggle to not only escape, but to stay alive while doing so.

RIVE‘s gameplay features a hybrid of SHMUP/platforming gameplay, with near-nonstop 360-degree shooting action that guarantees  an experience that is anything but boring. With multiple game modes available such as “Single-Credit” and “Speedrun”, RIVE also promises to deliver on the replayability aspect as well.


While news of RIVE‘s upcoming arrival is exciting, it also marks the end of developer Two Tribes’ career. Initially started all the way back in 2000, Two Tribes has been in the video game development buisness for over 15 years, having created titles such as Swords & Soldiers and the Toki Tori series.

Two Tribes states the reason for their early retirement is that of falling behind the times, and likens itself to someone’s grandfather. “As said, we’ve been working in the games industry since early 2000”, Two Tribes stated in a recent press release, “making us dinosaurs, old farts, grandfathers, or whatever you want to call us. This is great, because we’ve got a lot of experience, but it also means that we act like a typical grandfather: slow and totally unaware of what is hot and what is not. DOn’t get us wrong: we absolutely love making games, and we strongly feel that we’re good at making them. However, ask us anything about new industry developments, and often a big question mark will appear above our heads.”


RIVE is slated for a release on September 13th, for the PC (Windows, Mac, and Linux) via Steam, and PS4. Two Tribes has stated that they will continue supporting RIVE, even after their retirement. If interested, you can check out their full scoop on their retirement here.


Starting out with nothing more than a Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Kenny has happily been gaming for almost his entire life. Easily-excitable and a bit on the chatty side, Kenny has always been eager to share gaming-related thoughts, opinions, and news with others and has been doing so on Hey Poor Player since 2014 and has previously worked with both PKMNcast and SCATcast. Although his taste in gaming spreads across a wide number of companies and consoles, Kenny holds a particular fondness for Nintendo handheld consoles. He is also very proud of his amiibo collection. You can also find him on Twitter @SuperBayleef talking about video games and general nonsense. Some of his favorite games include Tetris Attack, Pokémon Black Version 2, The World Ends With You, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, Yo-kai Watch, Donkey Kong Country 2, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Kirby's Dreamland 3, Mega Man X, and Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (among many others).

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