Blazing Chrome, a run-and-gun shooter inspired by the Contra games from the 16-bit era, will be released this fall. The next retro-inspired game is called Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider, which draws its inspiration from side-scrolling ninja action games such as The Revenge of Shinobi, Strider, and Ninja Gaiden.
Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider was unveiled by JoyMasher and its publisher The Arcade Crew on Thursday with an action-packed trailer. The game's protagonist, the Moonrider, was created as a tool to uphold that totalitarian state, but it rejects its programming and fights its creators.
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 layer of depth to the game's ninja abilities: powerful modifier chips are guarded and hidden throughout the adventure, allowing the cyborg super soldier to customize its fighting style while gaining powerful abilities and advantages, according to the
Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider will be available on Amazon Luna, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows PC this fall via Steam.