The stylish, isometric cyberpunk shooter Tokyo 42 is releasing later this month. Here’s a new trailer giving you a (very) brief look at the gameplay.
Cyberpunk is making a long-awaited comeback, and this week alone saw the release of the Blade Runner 2049 trailer. Riding on its cyber-coattails is the much-brighter-looking Tokyo 42, an open world shooter set in an absolutely delectable, isometric rendering of Tokyo. The game will release on May 31st for PC and Xbox One, according to publisher Mode 7. A PS4 version will follow sometime in mid-July.
To celebrate the announcement, there’s a new trailer that takes the whole ‘micro’ aspect of the game to a whole new level by compressing the gameplay to 4.2 seconds. At least they feel longer than you’d think.
Tokyo 42 cites inspiration from the likes of Syndicate and the very first Grand Theft Auto. While setting you loose in its candy-like world, it will feature bullet physics, stealth and crowd simulation. So that’s also kind of like Hitman? And Assassin’s Creed? Maybe Deus Ex? It’s hard to put an exact finger on all the different things Tokyo 42 seems to be blending together, which is no doubt its best quality.
Details on the story are mostly scant, but here’s what the developer has to say about it: “Framed for a murder you didn’t commit, you’ll delve into a world of assassins, deadly corporate intrigue and…tactical cats.” Apart from the single-player story mode, there’s also a bunch of multiplayer modes.
For a more substantial look at the game, have a look at the Combat Styles trailer for the game, which shows off a bunch of ways to do the same mission.
Tokyo 42 is being developed by SMAC Games, a two-brother studio in North London. Mode 7, the developers of Frozen Synapse, are handling publishing duties. Check out the official website here, and the Steam page here.