RoboCop: Rogue City hits the streets of Old Detroit in June 2023

RoboCop: Rogue City screenshot

Peter Weller is on board

Yes, there’s a RoboCop game on the way, and not to jinx us, but it looks good! Nacon and Teyon — who you might remember from another recent licensed game, Terminator: Resistance — debuted the RoboCop: Rogue City gameplay trailer at Nacon Connect 2022.

It’s hard to adapt a perfect movie into a video game, but they’re going for it.

In line with the 1987 movie, OmniCorp has taken control of the Detroit Police Department, and it’s now on RoboCop to clean up the streets by popping scumbags’ heads. Today’s gameplay trailer showed several first-person skirmishes, including RoboCop’s iconic targeting system, and I hope Teyon goes all the way with the HUD elements.

I’m not expecting glossy high-budget FPS action, but that’s okay if they nail the little details. If this one’s “for the fans,” that’ll be fine. I hope it’s widely enjoyable, though.

“You have the power to decide how to fulfill prime directives in your own way, but as the story unfolds proceed with caution because corruption and greed know no limit,” according to the summary. It’s also confirmed that RoboCop himself, Peter Weller, will return for “voiceover work on the game.” It’s a check they needed to write, for sure.

The Steam page has a few more screenshots, including one with ED-209.

RoboCop: Rogue City ED-209

Remember those directives

I’m curious what kind of progression this game might have — how do you make RoboCop feel powerful without going overboard? To be honest, I wouldn’t mind being totally OP. As the crime wave escalates, I’m sure OCP’s heavy weaponry will come out in full force.

RoboCop: Rogue City is in development for PC (Steam and the Epic Games Store), PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch. (I was surprised by that last one, but there’s a logo and everything at the end of the trailer.) It’s launching in June 2023, and I’m hopeful.

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