There’s a new 16-bit action arcade shooter coming soon to PC and consoles called Huntdown.
The ’80s action movie-inspired game releases on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on May 12. And it’s delivering more than just co-op fun and beautiful pixel art backgrounds.
Here’s a description from Andreas Rehnberg, the game’s lead programmer:
Players must run, jump, shoot and take cover in the mayhem-filled streets of the future. You play as one of three bounty hunters, in two-player co-op, or alone, thrown immediately into the criminal underworld to stop the gangs controlling the dystopian, graffiti-filled streets. Visually, Huntdown is drawn by hand, pixel by pixel. The game’s design is thoroughly made like a 16-bit game from the old days, but with modernized fluid gameplay.
The concept and world we’ve built in Huntdown is heavily inspired by our favorite action movies and sci-fi pictures from the 1980s like “Blade Runner,” “Robocop,” and “The Terminator.” From our cheesy bounty hunter one-liners to synthesized soundtrack, we’ve tried to deliver a world and action-comedy feel that captures the grit and style of these properties.
Where to buy
It will be available on PC via Steam, Xbox One via Microsoft Store, PS4 via PlayStation Store, and Switch via Nintendo eShop. It retails for $19.99. Plus, you’ll need about 900MB of free space to download it.