The Microsoft press conference at E3 is happening right now, and a trailer for a new game by Odd Tales/Raw Fury, titled The Last Night, has been revealed. Combining cyberpunk sensibilities with retro style graphics, it has a very Blade Runner/noir feel to it. Check out the trailer and game description below.
"Xbox One console launch exclusive. The Last Night lets you explore a two-dimensional cyberpunk open world, built with four unique districts each with distinct architecture, cultures and industries. Experience action and infiltration gameplay in the great tradition of cinematic platformers and travel between districts using taxis, ferries, or monorail while trying to keep a low profile and remain undetected.
Meet a diverse, inclusive cast of complex characters to interact with through meaningful, branching dialogue and enjoy varied gameplay such as driving down epic highways, flying drones, and hacking droids to do your dirty work."
Platform gaming is the best kind of gaming, and the cinematics mixed with the retro style give it a cool vibe. And even with the dour visuals, it still feels vibrant and highly stylized. This is going to be a launch title, as well, so you won't have to wait very long to play it. PC gamers will get to enjoy it, too.
From the looks of things on Twitter, people seem to be responding well to it, with some even calling it the best looking game of E3 so far (I still think it is Star Wars Battlefront 2, but I guess that's just me). I am a sucker for the retro style though, so they will be getting my money already, darn it.
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