That’s life in the big city
During today’s Nacon Connect live stream, the French publisher released a new gameplay trailer for RoboCop: Rogue City, which is currently in development at Treyon for PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X.
The new title, representing the first video game adaptation of the RoboCop franchise in many years, will see players mount the leg holster of Alex Murphy, slain in the line of duty and resurrected as The Future of Law Enforcement. The new gameplay clip sees our boy Go Robo through the slums of Old Detroit, where he investigates, (ie decimates), a suspected inner-city drug trafficking operation.
In the clip, we see Murphy note evidence littering the crime scene, before encountering an addict of the city’s most prominent and destructive drug, NUKE. Having followed police procedure to this point, Murphy then executes a search warrant — Which basically means he punches down the door of an arcade and slaughters everybody inside. Rogue City looks to be replicating much of the iconography from Paul Vehoeven’s 1987 masterpiece — including grid-based aiming, the recording of evidence, and buckets and buckets of the red stuff. Actor Peter Weller has returned to voice Murphy in-game.
Also of note is a similar vein of black humor, such as a gang of buggy-whip-armed thugs even considering taking on our titanium-covered walking tank. RoboCop: Rogue City is certainly being developed in an interesting era, when the movie’s underlying themes of capitalism gone amok, corporate-run crime, and the overbearing police state have reached upsetting highs in the real world. Hopefully, Treyon will be able to finely balance the carnage and violence of Murphy’s actions with the satire, commentary, and heart that lies buried within the film’s narrative.
I might be asking too much, but I’d still buy that. For a dollar.
RoboCop: Rogue Nation is scheduled to launch in September on PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X.