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First-person shooter RPG 'Beyond Sunset' looks awesome in the new trailer

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With a graphical style inspired by classic DOS games, Beyond Sunset is probably one of the absolute most promising looking retro shooters coming.

"SUNSET CITY, CALIFORNIA - 20XX: You've been awakened from cryostasis. Your name, your identity, your memories… All lost in the confusing fog of hypersleep. Not only a stranger in a strange place, you begin to manifest powerful abilities. Lightning-fast reactions. Innate combat skills. Near-supernatural agility. You’re not like everyone else.

Your talents are quickly recognized. A mysterious woman named Yuri makes you an offer you can’t refuse. In exchange for putting your talents to use as a street samurai, she will use her resources to discover your identity and restore your lost memories. She welcomes you to a community of other extraordinary individuals who share your unique abilities, and are united by a common cause."

In development with a release planned for 2023, which the developer previously confirmed for Linux too, it's recently gained a new Story Trailer.

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  • Lo-Fi aesthetic: Graphics inspired by classic DOS first-person shooters from the era of Doom and Duke Nukem 3D.
  • Fluid movement: High-octane first person action with advanced movement for dashing, sliding and other acrobatics.
  • RPG Elements: Interact with NPCs, learn the lore of Sunset City, take side missions and upgrade your abilities.
  • Music: Hear an original vaporwave soundtrack composed by synthwave legend Karl Vincent.
  • Mod support: Create and share your own levels, weapons and more with richly-featured free and open-source tools.

Looks awesome. Gimme!

The developer has announced that they're launching a Patreon campaign next month, so they can pull in funds to continue developing it.

You can follow it on and Steam.

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pb Nov 17, 2021
Not sure about the game, but the trailer music is great!
Drakker Nov 17, 2021
That, and Selaco, two amazing looking retro-shooters. Can't wait to play them!
jarhead_h Nov 18, 2021
Awesome. This and Selaco look like they are going to be great. And great on my new 43in 4K monitor(and will be the only games I can get a playable framerate on with a 5600XT).
Samsai Nov 18, 2021
I'll have this one too. Gotta love all of these things coming out.
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