The genre of cyberpunk is currently in a golden age, filled with some excellent titles here and on the way. You have top-down shooter Ruiner, delivery adventure game Cloudpunk, and much more making great use of the atmosphere. That’s not even talking about the elephant in the room, the upcoming RPG Cyberpunk 2077. Things are looking great, and they’re only going to get better with the upcoming Ghostrunner from One More Level. At the Future Games Show this weekend, the team showcased a trailer with new abilities, enemies, and levels to boot.
The trailer starts showing off surreal pieces of Dharma Tower, the massive city you ascend throughout Ghostrunner. There’s also the new abilities, including the Tempest air blasts to send foes falling to their death. There’s also the abilities we’ve come to know and love already, such as the time slow and dash to combo a clean kill. As the player gets stronger though, so have the enemies. Some will shoot off massive wave attacks that you’ll have to duck and dodge, while others may have frontal shields to block deflected bullets. You’ll have to think quickly on your feet if you are to stand a chance of survival in Ghostrunner.
Overall, the trailer adds more promise to a game already brimming with potential. There was a demo showcased a while back, and I can vouch the game is really fun to play. The abilities feel great to use together, and the levels give a massive sense of scale for a city located in a tower. I have no doubts you’ll find a lot to love when you get the chance to pick up the game. Ghostrunner slashes onto PC, PS4, and Xbox One later this year.
What are your initial impressions of Ghostrunner? Are you excited to hack and slash your way up Dharma tower? Let us know, and stay tuned at The Nerd Stash for all your news, reviews, and more!