In a thrilling announcement that has sent waves of excitement through the gaming community, Hasbro, in collaboration with developer Maple Powered Games and publisher Freedom Games, has unveiled the upcoming release of ‘G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra.’ This eagerly awaited beat ’em up game is set to rekindle the flames of nostalgia while injecting a dose of modern flair into the genre. With a lineup of iconic characters and a promise of action-packed gameplay, ‘G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra’ is poised to join the ranks of standout titles like TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge and the Double Dragon reboot in the unexpected 2020s resurgence of 2D side-scrolling punch-fests.
G.I. Joe enthusiasts and gamers alike can look forward to immersing themselves in a whirlwind of action as they take on the roles of beloved characters such as Duke, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, and Roadblock. These familiar faces from the G.I. Joe universe are back in all their pixelated glory, ready to face off against the nefarious Cobra organization.
What truly sets ‘G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra’ apart is the promise of diverse locales that players can explore while unleashing their inner hero. The game’s announcement promises a thrilling journey through land, air, sea, and even space, all within iconic settings like Cobra Island, the Pit, and Cobra’s enigmatic underwater base. As players work tirelessly to thwart the sinister Cobra Commander’s latest plot for global domination, they’ll have an impressive arsenal of weapons and explosives at their disposal, ensuring that the action remains intense and unpredictable.
The game offers not just one, but two modes to cater to different playstyles. Dive headfirst into the gripping narrative of the story mode, or team up with friends for an unforgettable arcade-style experience in co-op mode. With the option to play with up to four players online or locally, ‘G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra’ fosters a sense of camaraderie and shared adventure that is sure to keep players engaged for hours on end.
One of the standout features that has piqued the interest of fans is the incorporation of “lovingly hand-drawn pixel art.” This artistic approach pays homage to the classics while giving the game a fresh and visually appealing aesthetic. And that’s not all – brace yourselves for the nostalgia-inducing classic style cartoon cutscenes that bridge the gap between gameplay and storytelling, a feature that is bound to transport players back to their favorite animated series moments.
Adding to the excitement is the announcement of the game’s soundtrack, masterfully composed by Tee Lopes, who has also lent his musical talents to the TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge game. The inclusion of a modern rendition of the animated series’ iconic theme song is sure to strike a chord with fans, capturing the essence of the beloved show while maintaining a contemporary feel.
Eugene Evans, Hasbro’s Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy and Licensing, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, “G.I. Joe is one of the most iconic brands from the 80s, and it was the golden era of arcade games.” He further emphasized the collaboration’s dedication to celebrating retro-themed games, highlighting the partnership with Maple Powered Games and Freedom Games as they bring the Hasbro Retro Arcade experience to life.
The countdown to the game’s release has begun, with ‘G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra’ slated to hit the gaming scene in the first quarter of 2024. For those eagerly awaiting its arrival, the game is available for wish-listing on Steam and Epic platforms. As the anticipation builds, fans of G.I. Joe, retro gaming enthusiasts, and anyone with a penchant for action-packed beat ’em up gameplay can rest assured that ‘G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra’ is poised to become a centerpiece of the 2020s renaissance in the gaming world. So, buckle up, prepare for battle, and get ready to unleash some pixelated fury as you take on the forces of Cobra and restore peace to the gaming universe!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about nostalgic beat-’em-up revival
What is ‘G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra’?
‘G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra’ is an upcoming retro-inspired beat ’em up game developed by Maple Powered Games and published by Freedom Games. It allows players to control iconic G.I. Joe characters as they battle against the villainous Cobra organization.
What platforms will the game be available on?
The game is set to launch on Switch, Windows, macOS, and Linux in the first quarter of 2024. It will be available for wish-listing on both Steam and Epic platforms.
Can I play with friends?
Yes, the game offers both story and arcade modes that support up to four co-op players. You can team up with friends online or locally to take on the challenges together.
What is unique about the gameplay?
‘G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra’ promises diverse locales, including land, air, sea, and space, where you can engage in intense battles against Cobra forces. The game features an arsenal of weapons, explosives, and hand-drawn pixel art for a nostalgic yet modern gaming experience.
Who is responsible for the game’s soundtrack?
The soundtrack for the game is crafted by Tee Lopes, the composer behind TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge. It includes a modern take on the animated series’ classic theme song.
When can I expect the game’s release?
‘G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra’ is scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2024. Stay tuned for more updates and announcements as the release date approaches.