Ghostrunner is a cyberpunk-style mix of Dishonored and Mirror's Edge

Ghostrunner is a cyberpunk-style mix of Dishonored and Mirror's Edge

Parkour, murder, and tons of neon.

Tʜᴇ wᴀʟʟ-ʀᴜɴnɪɴg parkᴏᴜʀ revolutiᴏɴ hᴀs kɪɴd ᴏꜰ fizzʟᴇᴅ ᴏᴜᴛ ɪɴ video ɢᴀᴍᴇs, ᴀɴd thᴀᴛ's a sad thɪɴg. Fᴏʀtunᴀᴛely, ᴀɴ ᴜᴘcomɪɴg ɢᴀᴍᴇ cᴀʟʟed Ghostʀᴜɴner sᴇᴇms ᴛᴏ reᴍᴇmʙᴇr tʜᴇ ʜᴇady ᴅᴀʏs ᴏꜰ Tɪᴛᴀɴfᴀʟʟ 2 ᴀɴd Mirrᴏʀ's Edge ᴀs fᴏɴdly ᴀs I ᴅᴏ, ᴀɴd ᴅᴇᴠᴇʟᴏᴘer One Mᴏʀe Level sᴇᴇms keen ᴛᴏ pack ᴀs ᴍᴜᴄʜ ᴏꜰ thᴀᴛ stuff ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴏɴe tʀᴀɪʟer ᴀs tʜᴇy cᴀɴ ꜰɪᴛ.

The reveal trailer above gives you about as much information as we have on Ghostrunner. It's a first-person action game featuring someone with an electric knife wall-running, whip-swinging, and neck stabbing their way through a grubby, neon lit future cityscape.

The Steam page is live now, and it provides some additional backstory for Ghostrunner's setting. Humanity has faced a global cataclysm, forcing everyone to live in a single superstructure designed by someone called The Architect. It's a very cyberpunky story, with implants determining the social class of everyone in the Tower, and it's your job to flit between reality and cyberspace in order to make your way to the top of the Tower and unravel its mysteries.

Along the way, it seems you'll be doing a lot of dashing along walls and using an energy whip to propel yourself over gaps, plummeting to the ground long enough to sink a dagger into an enemy's unsuspecting neck. Fun stuff.

Ghostrunner is scheduled for launch next August, so we have a while to wait. In the meantime, maybe it's time to replay Mirror's Edge.

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