Blazing Chrome's developers are working on a great Contra tribute to the retro ninja action genre

Blazing Chrome's developers are working on a great Contra tribute to the retro ninja action genre ...

Blazing Chrome, a run-and-gun shooter inspired by the 16-bit Contra games, will release its next game this autumn. It's called Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider, and it draws its inspiration from side-scrolling ninja action games like The Revenge of Shinobi, Strider, and Ninja Gaiden.

Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider was unveiled by JoyMasher and publisher The Arcade Crew on Thursday with an action-packed trailer. The game's protagonist, the Moonrider, is described as a gloomy world in which humanity is oppressed by an authoritarian government and powerful super soldiers. The game's cyborg ninja hero, the Moonrider, is rejected by its creators and refuses to develop it.

Moonrider's retro influences are clear: Moonrider slashes and climbs like Strider Hiryu and Ryu Hayabusa, and leaps gracefully and unleashes ninja magic like Joe Musashi, and there appears to be a new level of depth to Moonriders' ninja abilities, according to the author and developer.

This autumn, Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider will be available on Amazon Luna, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows PC via Steam.