New RoboCop FPS Is Already a Massive Hit

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RoboCop: Rogue City, the freshest addition to the gaming scene, has swiftly transformed into a financial triumph for its publisher, Nacon. In the realm of video games, Old Detroit’s iconic law enforcer, RoboCop, has graced screens for an impressive 36 years. From the early side-scrolling escapades to the groundbreaking polygon graphics of RoboCop 3, and even venturing into the realm of Mortal Kombat 11 as a guest fighter, RoboCop has left an indelible mark on the gaming landscape.

In the latest installment, RoboCop: Rogue City, players step into the metallic shoes of rebuilt officer Alex Murphy as he navigates the perilous streets of Old Detroit. The game’s narrative unfolds between the second and third RoboCop movies, with the legendary Peter Weller reprising his role. Armed with an arsenal of high-powered weaponry and encased in nearly impenetrable metal, players face the choice of adopting a peaceful or aggressive approach to the main storyline, with numerous sidequests awaiting those patrolling the gritty, cyberpunk environment.

Despite a lukewarm critical reception upon its recent launch, RoboCop: Rogue City is basking in the glow of success, according to Nacon. In just two weeks, the game has amassed a staggering 435,000 players, although precise sales figures remain undisclosed. Nacon’s CEO, Alain Falc, expresses satisfaction and extends gratitude to developer Teyon for their hard work in bringing Rogue City to life, along with a nod to RoboCop’s custodians at MGM for granting access to the iconic license.

The game has garnered acclaim from players for successfully capturing the gritty and satirical essence of the classic RoboCop movies. Positioned as a stellar example of a nostalgic licensed title done right, Rogue City occupies the sweet spot between a smaller indie title and a colossal AAA blockbuster. Teyon, known for their work on the underrated Terminator: Resistance, has carved out a niche for themselves in crafting compelling experiences based on retro properties.

In a case of déjà vu, RoboCop: Rogue City follows in the footsteps of Teyon’s past successes, rapidly building a substantial player base within a mere couple of weeks. As the holiday season looms on the horizon, only time will unveil whether this triumph endures and becomes a lasting legacy in Nacon’s gaming repertoire.

Originally posted 2023-11-22 12:04:29.


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