Retro platformer Berserk Boy is again on Steam and nonetheless seems to be simply as rad

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Retro action-platformer Berserk Boy was first introduced within the historic yr of 2021 and its reveal caught many followers (and me) off guard with how unbelievably rad it seemed. After ten months of radio silence, the devs have lastly launched one other trailer and launched a second Steam web page – fortunately, the game nonetheless appears simply as cool.

In a press release uploaded to Twitter, BerserkBoy Games’s lead dev Zu addressed the game’s absence and the disappearance of its Steam web page. They stated, “we don’t have full entry to our Steam Page, and we sadly don’t see that altering any time quickly.” Zu says the issue is “not on account of Valve,” however the crew have been “compelled” to start out a brand new Steam web page, dropping all of their earlier wishlists.

Berserk Boy shouldn’t wrestle an excessive amount of with regaining its misplaced wishlists, as a result of the game merely seems to be superior. The game’s trailer is a speedy supercut of boisterous talents and throwbacks to different basic platformers: a chained sprint assault, a drill that cuts by means of the bottom, and a Mega Man-style bullet gun are all right here in full power. Take one have a look at Berserk Boy and it’s fairly simple to think about a enjoyable time.

Part of that continuous momentum comes from the game’s combo system that encourages you to chain collectively strikes and replenish your Berserk Meter to unleash a particular capability. The result’s a frenetic, vibrant game that has me chomping on the bit for a strive. And, delightfully, it’s all wrapped up in music from Sonic Mania composer Tee Lopes – in different phrases it’s a pure nostalgia overload.

BerserkBoy Games say they’re aiming for a PC launch this yr, 2023 when you’ve forgotten. The latest Steam web page is reside and I’ll be refreshing it till that ‘Coming Soon’ tag modifications to ‘Out Now.’

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