Flying Wild Hog, the makers of Shadow Warrior, is teaming up with Jagex Partners, publisher of RuneScape, for a wild space adventure. Space Punks isn’t quite like any game FWH is best known for. However, it looks to continue the developer’s colorful sense of humor. Space Punks is a twin-stick looter shooter, featuring an overhead camera and lots of baddies to blast. Oh, and you can play as a pig. Wait, does he fly?
The aforementioned partners in crime dropped a gameplay trailer along with the reveal. Space Punks is a co-op game for up to four players, each commanding a unique space punk of their own. The team is led by Duke, “the handsome one.” He’s joined by “the crazy one,” a stout, purple hog-man (who doesn’t fly, sadly), and “the smart one,” an alien with a penchant for explosives. The team is rounded off by “the scary one,” a woman with some very stabby tendrils coming out of her back.
Space Punks is a game that certainly invokes other space-faring properties. The trailer reveals influences ranging from Guardians of the Galaxy and Borderlands. Space Punks uses an art style similar to the latter, with thick, comic book-style lines and bright colors. There’s also a goofy attitude throughout the trailer, verging just on the edge of maybe trying a bit too hard. But what do you expect with a trailer that uses Original Prankster by The Offspring as its background track? Since the trailer is marked as unlisted, I’ll leave it until it’s out official.
By your powers combined
The motley crew of Space Punks use weaponry and a variety of abilities. In the trailer, we see the “crazy” pig do a charge that rams enemies down. The alien ally can drop a carpet of small mines, causing a massive explosion. To be frank, it all looks pretty fun. The action is hot and loud, which isn’t surprising considering how hectic some battles were in the Shadow Warrior games.
Space Punks will enter Early Access starting on July 14. The game will have an open beta period, starting this winter.