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Tokyo 42, an isometric open-world shooter developed by SMAC Games and published by Mode 7 Games, releases on Steam & Xbox One May 31, 2017, according to a tweet from the game’s publisher.

This particular shooter is described by the developers as “the lovechild of Syndicate and GTA 1“. The single player story is set in a futuristic version of Tokyo where you take on the role of an assassin working your way through a conspiracy buried in the heart of the city. If single-player gameplay just isn’t quite enough for you, worry not – the game also has multiplayer gameplay available. Take a peek at what Tokyo 42‘s multiplayer experience is like in the Multiplayer Trailer released last week:

The game primarily focuses on shooting in an open-world isometric environment. Players will be able to teleport around the city to certain points, and they’ll have a variety of different weapons to hand to fight their foes. The gameplay is accentuated by bullet physics and a crowd-simulation system that makes this futuristic version of Tokyo feel just a little bit more alive. Multiplayer will be particularly tense as you must blend in with said crowd Assassin’s Creed-style in an attempt to build up your arsenal before you’re discovered by one of the other players. Amongst your many deadly assassin tools is the Tracker Cat, a highly-trained kitty that is able to sniff out enemy assassins in the game.

If you’re like to get your hands on Tokyo 42, you can pre-order the game on the Microsoft Store for $19.99 or your regional equivalent. PC Players can add the game to their wishlist on Steam, and PlayStation 4 players should expect the game to be available sometime in mid-July 2017. If you’d like to find out more about the game and its developers, you can check out our interview with SMAC Games from EGX Rezzed 2016 and our hands-on experience with it. You can also go check out the game’s official website.

What do you think of Tokyo 42? Does the stylized design of the game world appeal to you? What style of shooter games do you generally prefer? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!


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