Fast-paced 2D shooter and a blood-soaked love letter to the cult classics of the genre, BUTCHER – developed by Transhuman Design – will be published on Xbox One by Crunching Koalas on May 10.
As a cyborg programmed to eradicate the last vestige of humanity, your sole purpose is to annihilate anything that moves. Grab your weapon of choice (from chainsaw, through shotgun, to grenade launcher) and kill your way through underground hideouts, post-apocalyptic cities, jungles and more. And if you’re feeling creative, there are plenty other ways of ending your enemies’ misery – hooks, lava pits, saws… no death will ever be the same.
If kicking corpses into a lava pit and adorning walls with blood is your idea of a good time, then it seems BUTCHER may well be the game for you.
•Ultra-violent uncompromising carnage in the spirit of Doom and Quake (chainsaw included).
•Release your inner artist, paint the walls with (permanent) blood (up to 4 million pixels available to be painted per level).
•Use the environment (saws, hooks, lava pits, animals and other) to brutally dispose of your enemies.
•Put your reflex and patience to the ultimate test.
•Choose from an array of weapons (featuring classics like chainsaw, railgun and the deadly grenade launcher).
•Soak in the dark atmosphere reinforced by a wicked, heavy soundtrack (while you kick corpses around).
•Die painfully: melt in lava, become piranha food, get crushed by heavy doors… and more!
BUTCHER certainly sounds like it lives up to its name and the classics it means to imitate. We’ll know more in just over a week.