It has been fairly some time since we had a Blade Runner game on PC—roughly 25 years, in actual fact, since Westwood Studio’s 1997 motion journey Blade Runner arrived. Previous to that, there was solely the Blade Runner side-scroller from 1985 for the Commodore 64.
Bizarre that there are a zillion Star Wars and Aliens video games, however solely two Blade Runner video games, is not it?
Nicely, we’re lastly going to get one other Blade Runner game, as introduced by writer Annapurna Interactive at present. It is referred to as Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth, and as you’ll be able to inform by the date it is set between the occasions of the unique movie (which came about in 2019) and Blade Runner 2049. Curiously, it will be the primary game to be developed in-house by Annapurna, too. You may try the reveal trailer above.
It is somewhat laborious to inform what sort of game Blade Runner 2033: Labyrinth truly is from the teaser, however its Steam web page lists “journey” and “investigation” as tags, two issues I love to do in game. It takes place after The Blackout, an occasion in 2022 where a nuclear warhead was detonated over Los Angeles, wiping out the servers of the replicant producer Tyrell Company. Maybe that is the rationale for recalling the Blade Runner within the trailer, to sift via any remaining information as he appears to be doing. The 2030s are when the Wallace Company started making new advances in replicant know-how, so possibly he is been employed to seek out some essential info. However that is only a guess.
There’s additionally no launch date or window listed: Annapurna says solely that “extra particulars concerning the game might be revealed within the coming months.”
This is not the one current Blade Runner information: final 12 months noticed a disastrous remaster of the unique Blade Runner game, a brand new Blade Runner tabletop RPG, and the announcement of a Blade Runner TV sequence coming to Amazon. With all that happening, I suppose it is no shock we’re lastly getting a brand new game.