Ghostrunner, Cyberpunk Sword-And-Parkour Platformer Heads To PC, PS4, Xbox One In 2020


One More Level and All in! Games’ Ghostrunner was recently announced for home consoles and PC. The game is due for release in 2020, featuring some spiffy cyberpunk visuals and the kind of neon aesthetics that many of us thought we would get from Cyberpunk 2077.

In any case, a new trailer was rolled out for the game, giving gamers a really quick but informative look at how the parkour-based, first-person, hack-and-slash platformer operates. Originally I thought it was going to be for VR devices, but it looks like they’re bypassing that hot mess and sticking with dedicated platforms with an actual audience.

You can check out the announcement trailer below.

The game centers around a warrior who attempts to ascend the cloud-kissed tower that rests in the center of the city, hacking, slashing, and cleaving your way through enemies in order to uncover the secrets of the super-structure and to finally face off against the ruling mind known as the Keymaster.

It’s a typical good versus evil story on the outset, with what sounds like some promising twists and turns along the way.

One More Level Studios describes Ghostrunner as a first-person platform game where you’ll utilize high-mobility to parkour your way quickly and swiftly through ever-ascending levels until you reach the top.

It reminds me a lot of Mirror’s Edge fused with Tron Evolution with a dab of Sairento VR.

The real highlight is that the game encourages players to utilize emergent combat techniques.

You can run and slide under gun fire and slice the legs out from under a foe.

You can parkour off a wall, dodge blaster fire and then cleave an enemy in half while making a clean landing.

You can slice a man in two and then grapple up to the next platform where you can turn a man trans with one slice, even before ResetEra demands it.

That’s how intense this game is.

Basically you could sum up Ghostrunner as Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance meets Mirror’s Edge.

If that sounds enticing to you, then be sure to keep an eye on this one as it parkours through development towards release in 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

You can keep track of development by visiting the Steam store page, where you can wishlist or follow it ahead of release.

(Thanks for the news tip correctus)