The stylish roguelite shooter Void Bastards is ditching Xbox One exclusivity and coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on 7th May.
Developed by Blue Manchu, the game is heavily inspired by the likes of BioShock and System Shock 2, but views them through the lens of a roguelite game structure. Set in the Sargasso Nebula, you’re trying to guide you prison ship to safety, docking with derelict ships and trying to scavenge the resources needed to keep progressing.
There’s plenty of inventive weaponry to use, like a cat bomb, and a comic book cel shaded art style that features ‘Kapow’ and ‘Kaboom’ words for explosions, but while there’s plenty of action to be had, you might want to take a more cautious approach. You’ll encounter plenty of nasties on the way, with each death sending your right back to the beginning as your ship AI thaws off a fresh prisoner with distinct perks and abilities to use.
The game launched in May of last year, as an Xbox One console exclusive, launching straight into Xbox Game Pass via Microsoft’s ID@Xbox programme. Of course, it was also out for PC at the same time, but now it’s making the jump to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
“On the surface, Void Bastards may just seem like another FPS, but there’s an element of strategy layered in which sets it aside from the rest. It takes a bit of the old, mixes it with the new, splashes it with a comic style aesthetic to make a truly wonderful experience that will challenge you to make good decisions, enable you to play how you want and you get to be called a Void bastard, which is brilliant. It feels like a breath of fresh air in a sea of FPS games that all do the same thing.”
Source: Blue Manchu