Blazing Chrome Is A Love Letter To Metal Slug And Contra Coming In July

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Blazing Chrome Is A Love Letter To Metal Slug And Contra Coming In July

June 25, 2019

By: Joseph Allen


Are you ready to kick some robot behind? Blazing Chrome launches on July 11th for PC and consoles.

Creators JoyMasher and The Arcade Crew describe Blazing Chrome as an "enemy infested run-and-gun platformer". It takes heavy inspiration from Contra and Metal Slug. You'll take control of one of the few humans left in a world taken over by machines. Your rebel group hears about a big AI power plant and heads out on a suicide mission to destroy it. You can play as human resistance soldier Mavra or insurgent robot Doyle, as well as two extra hidden characters. Check out the trailer for those new characters here:

These two look like they're probably references to Ninja Gaiden and Bionic Commando. Suhaila has a robotic arm and the ninja Raijin is able to dash and use his katana. The devs say this opens up a whole new combat experience in the game. Whoever you decide to choose, you'll get a helping of classic 2D sidescrolling action in Blazing Chrome. The devs promise local co-op gameplay across five apocalyptic levels, as well as a host of bosses and minibosses to battle. You'll unlock plenty of special weapons with which to dispatch your enemies, too. JoyMasher says you'll use "hoverbikes, huge armors and a whole arsenal of kick-ass weapons" in Blazing Chrome. Doesn't get much better than that, eh?


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Raijin and Suhaila in Blazing Chrome.

Blazing Chrome will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on July 11th. If you're a PC gamer, you can wishlist the retro action platformer right now on Steam. You can follow the dev on Twitter and Facebook for more updates on the game.

Will you be picking up Blazing Chrome on release? Looking forward to the new characters? Let us know in the comments below!

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Dark Souls changed my life, and I'm here to spread the good news. I like pretty much all sorts of games, but I judge everything by its proximity to our Lord and saviour, Dark Souls.