It’s fair to say that not just video games but media in general has gotten awfully cozy with the idea of ’80s nostalgia. In fact, it’s actually a little weird how ’80s and ’90s nostalgia both have practically become industries unto themselves. Nevertheless, some pretty cool stuff is coming out of this obsession with refusing to let things die. We can now add retro futuristic 2D action adventure game Neon City Riders from developer Mecha Studios and publisher Bromio to that list.
Here’s how Bromio describes the upcoming title:
Take on the role of Rick, a masked vigilante who needs to explore the decaying futuristic Neon City in search of items, abilities and companions to defeat the four super-powered gang bosses and free all its turfs from their claws.
Neon City Riders is an action-adventure game inspired in ’80s sci-fi scene. Each turf is composed by different aesthetics, enemies, mechanics, puzzles and side-quests, creating a nostalgic multi-ending solid experience.
The game also promises to have “a catchy and jolly 16-bit based soundtrack and a light-hearted narrative tone,” even though the cyberpunk genre is often known for having dark narratives. Neon‘s teaser trailer doesn’t offer a lot to munch on, but it still has a strong atmosphere to it.
Neon City Riders will come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam in 2020. Let us know what you think of Mecha Studios’ project so far!