Coming to PC and consoles in 2023.
It’s been quite some time since iconic 80s action-movie antihero RoboCop had a video game to call his own (he last appeared on PC and consoles over 18 years ago, re-emerging with a free-to-play mobile offering in 2014), but it’s been revealed everybody’s favourite cyborg security professional will be making a long-awaited gaming comeback in RoboCop: Rogue City.
RoboCop: Rogue City, which is set for release on PC and currently unannounced consoles some time in 2023, is the work of developer Teyon (the studio responsible for the critically savaged Terminator: Resistance and Rambo: The Video Game), and will feature an “original story” based on the events of the first three RoboCop films.
Beyond the fact that players will take on the role of RoboCop himself – “Become the iconic hero whose [sic] part man, part machine, all cop as you attempt to bring justice to the dangerous, crime-ridden streets of Old Detroit in RoboCop: Rogue City,” teases publisher Nacon in its press release – specifics are currently a little scarce.
There is, however, an entirely unilluminating teaser trailer to accompany today’s announcement, featuring a brief appearance from (what I assume is) Old Detroit and a nice big shiny logo – both of which you can see above – alongside a couple of bits of concept art below.
Will Teyon manage to better its previous attempts at adapting iconic 80s movie franchises into video games (and resist the urge to whack in an awkward first-person sex scene along the way) when RoboCop makes his return to PC and consoles in Rogue City? We’ll know in 2023.