The retro-styled Rogue Invader teased a few years ago, and we haven’t heard anything since then, but here’s the surprise: it will release on February 21, 2021.
The latest trailer showcases how you select your gear, customize it, and prepare to storm an alien world. Space Marines must move between cover, shoot and dodge to destroy the aliens, which looks a little more dynamic than other side-scrolling shooters. There is also a research and development system for creating new weapons and their modifications, and you can name your guns.
The real advantage is the old-school Mac black and white graphics. The use of vectors and motion in this type of art isn’t just stylish. It’s a conservative technique that makes the animation look fluid in its way.
You can visit the game’s website or the Steam page below.