Zenovia has delayed 16-bit action platformer from its previously planned 2020 release window to 2021, as well as announced that it has signed a publishing agreement with Mercenary Kings and Panzer Paladin developer Tribute Games. Steel Assault will be available for PC via Steam.
“Tribute Games is honored to take the project under their wing and help out for the release of Steel Assault,” Zenovia said in a statement. “To assure a most optimal game design and launch, they have evaluated that it was better to change the release window. The game will be available for you to play in 2021. It is currently being polished to assure a gaming experience worth the wait!”
Here is an overview of the game, via its official website:
Punch, whip, and zipline your way through a post-apocalyptic America in this retro-style action platformer! Play as Taro Takahashi, a resistance soldier on a revenge mission against the dictator who lords over the ashes.
- Fast-Paced 2D Platforming – Dynamic, fluid side-scrolling combat with a stylish moveset and tons of enemies / bosses to fight.
- 16-Bit Post-Apocalyptic Style – A beautifully fleshed-out sci-fi world, rendered in detailed pixel art and backed by fiery frequency modulation-synthesized tunes.
- Unique Zipline Action – A new twist on classic grappling-hook mechanics, opening up fun movement possibilities.
- Classic Structure – No aimless wandering, straight-line corridors, or design-by-algorithm. Just hand-crafted stage-based action.
Watch an updated trailer below.