Huntdown: Dystopian E3 2016 Trailer

     The pixelized, side-scrolling platformer, and old-school shoot-em-up Huntdown has a second trailer out, and it is every bit as wonderful as the first teaser.  In the future crime has overrun a city and it's up to the player to hunt down these villainous gangs.  The future is going to be full of bloody justice.

In the future, crime is king. Mighty gangs rule the streets while the police desperately lose control. The authorities put their trust in hired guns to do their dirty work. A price is set on all the gang leader´s heads. 
It´s time for the Bounty Hunters. 
It´s time to hunt ´em down.
     Creators Tommy Gustafsson and Andreas Rehnberg have been heavily influenced by action movies of the 80's, with films like John Carpenter's Escape from New York and Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon and it definitely shows.  This game looks to be a perfect homage to the action games of that time

     As I wrote back in early March, the creators say they're sick of IAPs and microtransactions for health and weapons and so on creating barriers in mobile gaming.  They wanted to make an old school game that had some challenge, but more importantly- was the type of game they wanted to play- with fun gameplay.

     Huntdown looks to be a glorious homage to classic arcade shooters made by people that actually grew up playing these type of games.  Games like Contra, Rush'n Attack, and the ever-persistent Metal Slug series.  Honestly, this trailer brings me back to the days of playing Blackthorne, Robocop vs Terminator, and Alien 3.  Frankly, it looks like simple and amazing fun.

     Huntdown is expected to release in 2016 for iOS and Android devices.
          In addition, the creators have announced it will now also arrive on PC and consoles!

     Source [ Huntdown ]

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