As the Polish studio Teyon hasn’t really shined in the video game landscape so far (between a boring Rambo and a forgettable Terminator: Resistance), the publisher Nacon seems to be betting big on their new offspring after all RoboCop: Rogue City. The Eastern European company therefore continues to operate licenses straight from the 80s/90s (who would dare say that the said franchises continued into the 2000s? We wouldn’t anyway). It seems that Teyon has aimed much higher for Agent Alex Murphy’s return than for his previous productions.
Dead or alive, you’re coming with me!
Mr. Alex Murphy connoisseurs will surely enjoy listening to the new gameplay trailer to grab a lot of references to the lore RoboCop. From the aiming grid superimposed on the hero’s subjective image, to the iconic sound effects marking his strenuous strides, through the instructions displayed on the screen/sight and the bloodshed so dear to the saga, without the presence of Peter Weller to the dubbing Robo-Cop… Teyon seems to want to caress the fan in the direction of the hair.
There are still many unknowns about the software: what about its place in lore? RoboCop ? Will it be a spin-off, or will it take place in the continuity of Paul Verhoeven’s film (or its superfluous sequels), or even the TV series of the same name, or even RoboCop: The Animated Series ? How will the protagonist’s slow movements be experienced and managed in the long run? Are there several possible approaches or must everything end in a bloodbath?
The questions will have to wait several months before they can be answered. RoboCop: Rogue City will shine its armor on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and PC in September 2023.