We’ve gotten a number of announcements at E3 this year, and we’ve gotten news about a new cyberpunk-style game. Publishers Coatsink and developers Sad Cat Studios announced REPLACED as part of the Xbox Games Showcase. The game is inspired by cyberpunk stylized films like Blade Runner 2049 and Upgrade as developers Sad Cat Studios wanted to build an in-depth, complex world, with pixel art at the heart of REPLACED’s gritty, dystopian past.
REPLACED is a 2.5D sci-fi retro-futuristic action platformer where you play as R.E.A.C.H., an artificial intelligence trapped in a human body against its own will. The game is a mix of cinematic platformer, pixel art, free-flow action combat and deep, engaging dystopian story set in an alternative 1980s.
In and around Phoenix-City, Outlaws are rife in society. Everything is ruled by corruption and greed, and the ones in power see humans and their organs as nothing more than just currency.
The player gets to explore and uncover the mysteries from the perspective of R.E.A.C.H, who is beginning to understand what it’s like to be human in a broken world. You can watch the announcement trailer down below.
REPLACED is planned for release in 2022 and will be available to play on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Steam & Epic Games Store with an optimized version for Xbox Series X|S.