Wanted: Dead

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: 110 Industries
Developer: Soleil Ltd.
Release Date: Feb. 14, 2023

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'Wanted: Dead' Explains How To Deal With Enemies and Bosses - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 2, 2023 @ 5:26 p.m. PST

Featuring spectacular melee combat and exciting gunplay, Wanted: Dead is set in a dark and dangerous version of sci-fi Hong Kong where you will need sharpened skills to survive.

Players take on the role of Lt. Hannah Stone, stepping into a dark and dangerous vision of cyberpunk Hong Kong as leader of the “Zombie Squad”, an elite team who work outside the purview of the traditional police force. You will fall in love with Stone’s elite combat skills that combine style and substance, delivering cool slow-motion sequences, the ability to issue orders to teammates and a limb severing mechanic that changes enemy attack patterns.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, a deep combat system will give you the opportunity to take on enemies up-close and personal, or engage with guns from a distance, with cool slow-motion sequences, and a limb-severing mechanic that changes enemy attack patterns adding style and substance to combat encounters.

Wanted: Dead is a high-octane third-person action game that seamlessly mixes swordplay with gun combat. Developed by talent that created Ninja Gaiden, players should expect that series’ hardcore DNA to shine through, with intelligent enemies pushing you to master the game’s systems. Wanted: Dead forces players to learn how to use combos, parries and the other tools it gives you to full effect to overcome the inevitable ass-kickings the game will be dishing out. The reward will be aesthetically pleasing bouts of blood and violence and the sense of satisfaction that comes with becoming a flawless fighting machine.

In this new trailer, learn all there is to know about Wanted: Dead’s enemies and bosses and how to overcome their attacks.

In Wanted: Dead, you will encounter unknown teams of mercenaries, synthetic workers, an entire crime family and an elite private military, all prepared to skin you alive and hang you out to dry. Wanted: Dead is not an easy ride and will really test the player's mettle as enemies will not go down without a fight so prioritising targets is one of the keys to success. From the previous Wanted: Dead explained videos, strategy in your fights is paramount as enemies attack in waves and you can quickly be overrun so using all of your skill sets and arsenal will allow you to conquer your foes in bloodthirsty style.

Stay on the move during your journey through Wanted: Dead or face certain death. If different types of enemy combatants weren’t enough, injured and limb-severed enemies are equally as dangerous to players as they will drag out the fight until their demise or yours. Keep a close eye on downed fighters as one wrong move or a sneaky grenade and it could all be over. Even low-ranking melee fighters can quickly deplete your health bar so making the right moves are important in order to quickly slash down enemies before they take too much of your vitals. When it comes to machine gunfighters, their strength is in numbers and if you rush in with no strategy you could see your life subscription being cancelled as a direct result.

In Wanted: Dead, elite enemies such as ninjas can easily make things go sideways with their varied attacks and fighting styles. Heavily armed exoskeleton fighters are equipped with heavy weapons and will occasionally barrage the player with grenades. Up close and personal, this enemy type proves to be the most dangerous on the battlefield and will require a certain level of mastery and daring to defeat. Is that a ‘Game Over’ screen you just saw? A few more of these and the ‘Neko mode’ is available just in case the player isn’t quite up to the challenge…

Since combat plays a huge part in Wanted: Dead, one of the essential ingredients to the game are bosses and they come in all shapes and sizes. These ferocious bosses include a mechanised walking tank with enough firepower to tear down a whole building. Synthetic worker turned revolutionary fighter that demonstrates some serious kung fu skills. A mercenary sniper with a cloaking device and a sharp blade that will tear you to pieces. A pair of insane homicidal twins out for blood and a slick sword fighter with incredible abilities and regeneration skills. Sharpen those blades, polish those bullets and get in the ring.

“We are very excited to reveal the varied and deadly enemy and boss types in Wanted: Dead that are sure to test your might,” said Sergei Kolobashkin, founder and Creative Director at 110 Industries. “Stay in the action and keep an eye out for more Wanted: Dead Explained videos coming soon!”

Imprisoned as one of the losing combatants in a global war, Lt. Hannah Stone is given one final chance to escape her imprisonment as she takes charge of an elite team who work outside the purview of the traditional police force known as “Zombie Squad”. Taking on the role of Hannah, players will step into a retro-cyberpunk vision of Hong Kong where synthetic workers and advanced weaponry exists alongside VHS tapes and cars that look like they are straight out of the 90s.

Wanted: Dead’s world is one dominated by a single company: Dauer Synthetics. Lt. Stone and her team soon find themselves embroiled in the shady dealings and underhand politics that swirl around the company that controls the world. Who is the mysterious mercenary outfit that attacks them? What do they want? And how will the world respond when Dauer Synthetics leaves a power vacuum no one could have anticipated.

Among the talented team working on the game's finessed combat systems are developers that previously worked on Ninja Gaiden and the Dead or Alive series.  

Wanted: Dead is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC on February 14, 2023.

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