Publisher The Arcade Crew and developer JoyMasher have announced Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider, a side-scrolling action platformer inspired by the golden age of classic 16-bit action games. It will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, PC via Steam, and Luna this fall.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is a side-scrolling action platformer that channels the golden age of classic 16-bit action games in a full-throttle quest for revenge.
Revenge of the Moonrider
In the oppressed world of Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider, humanity finds an unlikely hero. After building an army of super soldiers as weapons of war, the authoritarians unwittingly seal their own fates by bringing online the ninja warrior known as Moonrider. Conceived as a tool to preserve the totalitarian state, the Moonrider instead rejects its intended purpose and wages a relentless battle for vengeance against its creators and fellow super soldiers.
Gear Up and Prepare to Battle Your Creators
The design of Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider puts the best classic action game elements in the laser-precise sights of its starring ninja, ensuring snappy, responsive combat that’s supremely challenging.
Powerful modifier chips are hidden and guarded throughout the adventure, allowing you to customize the Moonrider’s fighting style while gaining killer advantages and abilities.
Beautiful Pixel Graphics Complemented by an Incredible Soundtrack
The gorgeously bleak world of Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider flawlessly channels the halcyon days of the 16-bit era through intricate pixel art, inspiring a striking gauntlet across eight deadly stages. From start to finish, you’ll enjoy seamless platforming action for a tight, focused experience that never lets its blade get dull.
Complementing these beautiful pixel graphics is an incredible soundtrack with a timeless, nostalgic vibe. The result is the quintessential retro experience.
- Created by JoyMasher, the studio behind the amazing retro games Oniken, Odallus, and Blazing Chrome.
- Authentic retro-game feeling.
- Discover special modifier chips throughout your adventure and use them to customize the Moonrider’s fighting style with killer abilities.
- Incredible soundtrack.
- Eight deadly stages to overcome.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.