As part of the Xbox Games Showcase during E3, we were shown an announcement trailer for REPLACED. A 2.5D action platformer where you play as an AI trapped in a human body. Check out the press release below followed by a couple of in-game screenshots. Spoiler alert, it looks class!
Today, Publishers Coatsink and developers Sad Cat Studios announced REPLACED as part of the Xbox Games Showcase.
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 1980’s.
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.
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.
Inspired by cyberpunk stylized films like Blade Runner 2049 & Upgrade, Developers Sad Cat Studios want to build an in-depth, complex world, with pixel art at the heart of REPLACED’s gritty, dystopian past.
REPLACED is planned for release in 2022 and will be available to play on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Steam & Epic Games Store with an optimized version for Xbox Series X|S.
I absolutely love this game’s art style so far, modern enhancements and 2.5D with a retro-style twist. I love it! How about you? Check out the trailer below on our YouTube.