As promised, Huntdown – an ’80s-inspired bounty-hunting pixel art action comedy game – has blasted onto Nintendo Switch today. A new launch trailer has been released to celebrate.
Set in a bleak dystopian future and full of gorgeous-looking 16-bit pixel art graphics and hand-drawn animations, Huntdown could well be an ideal – and particularly gritty and violent – throwback to the wonderful action movies and pop culture of the ’80s. It’s said to feature “fluid action-packed 60-FPS gameplay and an epic ’80s soundtrack”, which all sounds rather good to us.
If you need to catch up on this one, here’s a list of key features:
Two player local co-op
Three legendary bounty hunters to play as:
– Anna Conda: Ex-commando and firearms expert. A loose-cannon trained to assassinate without question or mercy.
– John Sawyer: Special forces cop who left the law behind. This scarred veteran has lost so many limbs in combat he’s half robot.
– Mow Man: Modified recon droid, stolen and empowered with banned software. Trades bodies for cold hard cash.
20 levels: Gritty, neon soaked, graffiti strewn 80s cityscapes to cleanse, each with their own infamous gang boss to terminate and bounty to collect.
Unique gangs to target:
– Hoodlum Dolls: Violent feral punks winning the gang war with the toothless authorities
– Misconducts: Organised hockey hooligans, experts in robbery and extortion with a penchant for explosives
– The Heatseekers: Murderous motorcycle club. These rockabilly villains style themselves on the centurions of Ancient Rome
– NO.1 Suspects: Masters of discipline and organised crime. Martial arts experts, these slick psychopaths control the night through their casinos and nightclubs
Choose your weapon: Confiscate machine guns, laser weapons, katanas, grenades and more, and turn them on their owners. Stab, shoot and explode your way through swathes of gangs and bosses and collect your bounty.
We’ll make sure to have a full review of the game for you as soon as we can. In the meantime, let us know if you’re already set on picking this one up with a comment below.