If you’re a fan of RoboCop, you’re likely to find plenty in the new Rogue City game that’s familiar, even with its new tale.
This week has so far held a good deal of news as goes RoboCop: Rogue City, the new first-person shooter starring the iconic 80s cyber-cop. That’s a good thing too, since NACON and developer Teyon’s latest arrives next week. And as goes that game, it’s sounding like it should make longtime fans of the property pretty happy.
For one thing, while the game serves up a completely fresh story that involves a new villain, it’s seemingly got plenty of content that ties it into the films’ universe. The mystery man known only as “the new guy in town” is assembling the various gangs of Old Detroit, and he’s been trafficking Nuke as well, which fans should remember as the drug that powered Kane in RoboCop 2.
As fans ourselves, it’s looking (and sounding thanks to actor Peter Weller reprising his role as Robo) all kinds of cool.
Old Detroit is being plagued by gangs, who have decided to throw in with the “new guy in town”. This new foe, previously unknown to the police, is behind a reign of terror: between disappearances, crimes of all kinds and trafficking Nuke, the city has been plunged into chaos. You play RoboCop, the iconic part-man, part-machine, all-cop, primed to restore order. You will be closely monitored by the mega-corporation Omni Consumer Products (OCP), tracking your actions and analysing how you perform in your most dangerous missions – to ensure that you remain glitch-free, or perhaps the better to control you? Just like the apparently more compliant robot army with which OCP intends to replace the Detroit Police Department…NACON press release
Don’t forget ED
So if you watched the above, then you have a rundown as to the story that’ll frame RoboCop: Rogue City’s action. But what about that gameplay? We honestly haven’t seen all that much of that either, and unless you tried out the pretty highly regarded Steam demo during Next Fest, you probably don’t know exactly how Rogue City will play.
Well if you did miss out on that, wonder no more as there’s another trailer, and this one is all action. Released as a part of the Xbox Partner event the other day, video #2 showcases Robo’s gunplay, melee abilities, and what look to be some upgrades he can acquire. There’s also a bit of driving included, though it’s unclear if that’s something you’ll control or if it’s just a part of cut-scenes.
Oh, and there’s this guy called ED… 209. You might remember him.
Ready for action? RoboCop: Rogue City hits the PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S on November 2nd.