Fans of fast paced cyberpunk themed first person shooters can get to look at Turbo Overkill for the PC today. This video game has been in steady development during the pandemic and players can now get to see how it’ll work for the PC.
This game published by Apogee Entertainment (better known for Max Payne, Rise of the Triad, Duke Nukem3D, Wolfenstein 3D, Prey, and more) is a delicious mix of retro and modern graphics, and it looks wild! Developer Trigger Happy Interactive is handling farming out the work to port it to other systems like the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Those are expected to release later this year.
But for now, PC users can take this game for a spin on Steam. Turbo Overkill enters Early Access with eight dense, multi-layered stages, plus secret arenas, multiple difficulty settings, tons of character upgrades, and unlockable content. Five to eight hours of gameplay await even the most diehard shooter veterans, with more stages, abilities, guns, challenges, and quality-of-life features set for the coming months.
From the Press Release:
Johnny Turbo returns home to the cyberpunkhellscape of Paradise and finds that a rogue AI named Syn has seized control of thousands of augmented bodies. To take back his city, Johnny must augment his own. Rev up the chainsaw leg, reload your arm rockets, and unleash a torrent of high-powered weapons against an entire city that wants you dead—just another day in Paradise.
“To this day, the classic shooters I grew up on are still masterclasses in tight, focused design,” said Sam Prebble, one-half of Trigger Happy Interactive. “Turbo Overkill kneels at the altar of the greats, but I admire how modern games give us more ways to express ourselves. I can’t wait to see how players and their badass creativity blow my levels wide open.”
Turbo Overkill is out now via Steam Early Access for PC at $19.95 with support for English text and voice. Speed over to Twitter and follow @turbo_overkill and @Apogee_Ent, subscribe to the Apogee Entertainment YouTube channel, and join the official Trigger Happy Interactive and Apogee Discord servers.
About Trigger Happy Interactive
Founded by Sam Prebble, the lone developer of acclaimed, award-winning DOOM II conversion mod Total Chaos, Trigger Happy Interactive is a group of hardcore first-person shooter fans making games they want to play. Turbo Overkill is their debut release.
About Apogee Entertainment
Apogee Software’s pioneering journey began in 1987, when Scott Miller decided to split his new game, Kingdom of Kroz, into three episodes, with the first episode available as free shareware. The “Apogee model” of distribution revolutionized PC gaming and catapulted Apogee Software to global renown. As an indie publisher, Apogee (and its later incarnation, 3D Realms) would introduce the world to id Software, Remedy Entertainment, Parallax Software, and other video game superstars in the making. As a developer, Apogee would innovate and inspire in equal measure, creating treasured characters and franchises like Duke Nukem, Max Payne, Shadow Warrior, and Prey en route to earning over a billion dollars. The new Apogee Entertainment, with founder Scott Miller and longtime partner Terry Nagy at the helm, will empower today’s incredibly talented indie developers, paving the way for their global success with innovative ideas, cutting-edge marketing, and the same fearlessness that changed the industry.