Apogee Entertainment revealed this week that Trigger Happy Interactive‘s fast-paced cyberpunk FPS Turbo Overkill will hit Steam Early Access on April 22nd.
The Early Access build will include the first of three planned episodes, letting gamers access eight playable stages, featuring plenty of enemies to blast apart, secret arenas, difficulty modifiers and other niceties. All in all, the developers say that we should get five to eight hours of gameplay out of this Early Access launch, which sounds great if you ask me. The full game should be out later in 2022, and our console brethren won’t be left behind, as Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4/5 and Xbox One/Series X/S versions are also planned for release this year.
Half-metal, half-human, half-crazy
Heavily inspired by some of the all-time greats like Doom, Duke Nukem and Quake, with stunning cyberpunk visuals, Turbo Overkill is the most savage FPS ever released by Apogee. You play as half-metal, half-human, half-crazy Johnny Turbo, augmented with hidden arm rockets and a chainsaw that extends from your lower leg allowing you to kick-slice enemies wide open.
In this Blade Runner-meets-DOOM hellscape, Johnny returns to his hometown of Paradise and finds its entire population possessed by Syn, a rogue AI, and its army of augmented minions. Desperate for enough money to outrun his past mistakes, Johnny takes on the impossible job of destroying the greatest AI ever created. Rival bounty hunters want to claim the prize first. Nothing is easy in paradise.
Hero Time, wall-running, dashing and grappling hooks, oh my
Turbo Overkill takes over-the-top to never-before-reached heights. Activate Hero Time(™), a new form of slow motion with a twist. Build incredible speed by wall-running and dashing. Slide on your chainsaw leg, eviscerating foes and opening up bosses for critical damage, and go car-surfing on the hoods of flying cars. Blast away with the Twin Magnums, which lock-on and instagib several foes, the Boomer Shotgun and its attached grenade launcher, or the Telefragger sniper rifle, which teleports Johnny inside an enemy before they explode from within. The FPS genre is about to get wild and fun again.
Race through two dozen stages packed with secrets, bonus arena stages, and white-knuckle combat puzzles. Find game-changing collectibles to unlock punishing modifiers like triple-monster-speed and insta-kill. Combine all of Johnny’s weapons and powers to outsmart, outgun and outrun the corrupted legions.