Bushiden brings its Strider stylings to PC and consoles in 2021

Robo-Ninja arcade action

Humble Games has announced that it has secured the rights to publish upcoming retro arcade-action title Bushiden, which is currently in development for PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.

Developed by Pixel Arc Studios, Bushiden is a callback to the heady coin-op titles of the late-’80s and early-’90s, and sees a “cybergenetic” ninja on a do-or-die mission to rescue his missing sister, seemingly abducted by the diabolic Gaoh and his cyberised army of martial-arts masters. Our hero must pick his way through a stylised sci-fi universe, carving a swathe through a wide variety of villains and bosses is his to get to the bottom of his sister’s disappearance.

You can check out a new trailer below, courtesy of Gamespot.

Players will guide our hero through seven stages of frantic actions, utilising a range of melee attacks, special abilities, and honed acrobatic skills to defy impossible odds. With an emphasis on “crowd control,” Bushiden will offer players a combat system built around fast-‘n’-fluid fighting, with attractive pixel-art visuals that seems to be quite the homage to Capcom’s 1989 classic, Strider.

Bushiden is penciled in for a 2021 spring/summer launch on PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

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