A new trailer for Coatsink and Sad Cat Studios’ highly anticipated sci-fi action platformer, REPLACED, debuted today at The Game Awards. The trailer showcases more of the game’s jaw-dropping retro-futuristic dystopia, offering a tease about some of its backstory as we get glimpses of bleak abandoned landscapes, bustling neon cityscapes and stylish combat.
REPLACED is a 2.5D sci-fi retro-futuristic action platformer where you play as R.E.A.C.H. – an artificial intelligence trapped in a human body against its own will. The game blends cinematic platformering, stunning pixel art, free-flow action combat and a deep engaging dystopian story set in an alternative 1980’s.
In and around Phoenix-City, outlaws are rife in society. Everything is ruled by corruption and greed and the ones in power see humans and their organs as nothing more than currency. Explore and uncover the mysteries from the perspective of R.E.A.C.H, who is beginning to understand what it’s like to be human in a broken world.
Inspired by cyberpunk cinema like Blade Runner 2049 & Upgrade, developers Sad Cat Studios want to build an in-depth, complex world, with pixel art at the heart of REPLACED’s gritty, dystopian past.
REPLACED is planned for release in 2023 and will be available to play on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass for Console, Xbox Game Pass for PC, Steam & Epic Games Store with an optimized version for Xbox Series X|S.