Apogee Entertainment and Trigger Happy Interactive have announced that their ultraviolent cyberpunk first-person shooter Turbo Overkill is in development for Nintendo Switch.
Set in a Blade Runner-meets-DOOM hellscape, mercenary Johnny Turbo returns to Paradise to clean up his crime-ridden hometown.
He discovers that the city’s entire population has been possessed by the rogue AI Syn, and its army of augmented minions. Desperate for enough money to outrun his past mistakes, Johnny agrees to compete against rival bounty hunters to be the first to destroy the greatest AI ever created.
In looking to take “over-the-top to never-before-reached heights,” the game uses Activate Hero Time – a new form of slow-motion with a twist. You will be able to build incredible speed by wall-running and dashing, sliding on your chainsaw leg and even ride on the hoods of flying cars.
The guns at your disposal include the Twin Magnums which “lock-on and instagib several foes,” the Boomer Shotgun and its attached grenade launcher, or the Telefragger sniper rifle that teleports you inside an enemy before exploding them from within.
“Turbo Overkill is fast, frenetic, and ferocious—excess personified,” explains Trigger Happy Interactive’s Sam Prebble. “This is the game we’ve always wanted to play; making it is a dream project. Relentless enemies, extremely deadly and fun weapons, speed and precision above all else—if you love Quake III Arena, modern and classic DOOM, or Apogee’s legendary first-person shooters, you’ll feel right at home in Paradise.”
Apogee Entertainment founder Scott Miller adds: “As the guy who helped launch the shooter genre with Wolfenstein 3D, Rise of the Triad, Duke Nukem 3D, Max Payne, and Prey, I haven’t been this excited about an FPS since the golden era of Apogee/3D Realms. Turbo Overkill is a sandbox of fun and original gameplay ideas that come together like a night of melty hot pizza and your favorite cold, frothy brew. Playing this game made me a Turbo Lover all over again.”
Turbo Overkill will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2022.