June 21, 2024

A brand new G.I. Joe beat ’em up is on its manner. Hasbro, developer Maple Powered Video games and writer Freedom Video games introduced G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra at present. The upcoming retro recreation will allow you to play as collection stalwarts Duke, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Roadblock and different basic characters. It joins TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge and Double Dragon reboot as the newest proof that 2D side-scrolling punch-fests are having fun with an surprising 2020s renaissance.

The sport’s builders promise a wide range of locales to bash and kick your manner via as you attempt to defeat Cobra. “Navigate land, air, sea, and even house via iconic places like Cobra Island, the Pit, Cobra’s top-secret underwater base, and extra as you thwart the devious Cobra Commander’s newest scheme to take over the world,” the sport’s announcement reads. It guarantees an arsenal of weapons, explosives and extra.

Gameplay still from the upcoming beat ‘em up ‘G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra.’ Duke (gold shirt, green jeans) swings an uppercut as various Cobra soldiers go flying. Blue background with futuristic windows and red pipes in a retro 80s / 90s art style.

Hasbro / Maple Powered Video games / Freedom Video games

G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra has story and arcade modes, every supporting as much as 4 co-op gamers (on-line or regionally). It consists of “lovingly hand-drawn pixel artwork” and “basic fashion cartoon cutscenes.” The soundtrack, crafted by Tee Lopes (composer of its non secular sibling, TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge), seems to incorporate a contemporary tackle the animated collection’ basic theme tune. (No phrase but on whether or not it should take timeouts for “Realizing is half the battle” PSAs.)

“G.I. Joe is one probably the most iconic manufacturers from the 80s and it was the golden period of arcade video games. To have a good time the rising recognition of retro themed video games we’re thrilled to associate with Maple Powered Video games and Freedom Video games to convey G.I. Joe followers our first ever Hasbro Retro Arcade expertise on this thrilling interpretation of a basic 2D beat ‘em up,” stated Eugene Evans, Hasbro’s SVP of Digital Technique and Licensing.

G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra will launch on Swap, Home windows, macOS and Linux in Q1 2024. You may wish-list the sport at present on Steam and Epic.

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