Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: Platformer
Publisher: The Arcade Crew
Developer: JoyMasher
Release Date: Jan. 12, 2023

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'Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider' Playable PC Demo Coming Next Week - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2022 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT

Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is a side-scrolling action platformer channeling the golden age of classic 16-bit action games in a refined, full-throttle quest for revenge.

Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is a glorious 16-bit era action platformer following a weapon of totalitarianism that's turned on its own creators. 

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.

Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider’s design holds the best classic action game elements in the laser-precise sights of its starring ninja, keeping combat snappy, responsive and challenging. Powerful modifier chips are guarded and hidden throughout the adventure, allowing the cyborg super soldier to customize its fighting style while gaining killer advantages and abilities.

The game’s gorgeously bleak world expertly recreates the 16-bit era through intricate pixel art and crunchy audio, building a striking, compact gauntlet across eight deadly stages. Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider revels in top-notch, refined 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.

Publisher The Arcade Crew and developer JoyMashe will soon release the first publicly playable demo of Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider.

Fans of classic action can slice into the demo via Steam on October 3 ahead of the full game’s Fall 2022 launch.

Players will slice through two different levels from Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider’s epic adventure.

The demo’s opening moments follow a cyborg ninja, codenamed Moonrider, as it rejects its intended purpose and breaks out of the bioweapon lab they woke up in, sparring with the lab’s guardians and a climatic boss fight against one of the lab’s darkest creations. Rejoining Moonrider farther in its adventure, the demo’s second stage finds the state-of-the-art warrior in an aerial showdown, demanding precise leaps between airships before Moonrider breaks into a carrier for a challenging fight through its defenses.

Key Features:

  • 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

Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation consoles, Amazon Luna and PC (Steam) in Fall 2022.

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