Vengeful Guardian Moonrider

Vengeful Guardian Moonrider is the Next Game from the Blazing Chrome Developer

Fans of the Contra-inspired game, Blazing Chrome should be aware that the developer behind the game Joymasher has announced its next game, Vengeful Guardian Moonrider in a PlayStation Blog post. This time around, the studio’s creative mind is invoking some classic action platforming games from the 16-bit era including Strider and Ninja Gaiden which is set to launch sometime later this year. To get a better idea of the game, check out the trailer below.

Vengeful Guardian Moonrider is described as an “authentic retro feeling” game and takes place in a world that’s ruled over an authoritarian regime and powerful super soldiers that keeps civilians in line. One of those soldiers is a cyborg ninja who one day decides to ignore its programming and decides to fight against its very creators. The tribute game to the classics will feature an “incredible soundtrack” and “eight deadly stages to overcome” as players attempt to find guarded or hidden modifier chips to “customize [their] fighting style while gaining killer advantages and abilities.”

“I dug deep into the territory of 16-bit games and even some early CD games and tried to craft an authentic experience, just as if you just found in your basement an unreleased MegaDrive/Genesis game. Games were not our only inspiration for Vengeful Guardian Moonrider and I also tried to mix many different cultural influences I had during my childhood, playing amazing Japanese action games, watching dark anime, [tokusatsu series like Kamen Rider Black] and reading speculative and questionable pulp science-fiction novels,” JoyMasheer art director, Danillo Dias said in a PlayStation Blog post.

Vengeful Guardian Moonrider is scheduled to launch this fall on PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Amazon Luna.