Go Retro with Prison City Coming to Consoles and PC in 2023

Time to get back on the action.
Time to get back on the action. Programancer

A new game is coming out to bring nostalgia to many players. Programancer has partnered with Retroware to bring Prison City to players around the world. The game is inspired by NES classics such as Shatterhand and Power Blade. It's set to offer players a solid side-scrolling-dystopian arcade experience with tight mechanics, intricate level design, and a satisfying action narrative.

The game is set for a 2023 release on PC and consoles. There's no word yet whether it's coming to current-gen or next-gen consoles or both.

A Big Problem

In the game, the once thriving city of Detroit has deteriorated as the last residents have left their home. In fact, it has become unsalvageable.

The problem isn't just limited to the city as crime across the US has been increasing to new heights. To put the restless population at ease, police forces are now privately funded and become corporate entities. One solution is to repurpose various irredeemable cities into massive prisons.

In the Motor City, the Detroit Penal Project made the city barricaded from Michigan and the rest of the nation. Life may be different outside but within the towering walls lies the vilest of criminals who are serving their life sentences.

Making things worse are the techno-terrorists that have managed to infiltrate this prison city. They've indoctrinated criminals and supplied them with weapons enough to build an army. As a result, each security zone now has a techno-terrorist warden looking over it, and not much is known about the leader of this group or their motive.

Time to Get Back

With what's going on, it's now time for former cop Hal Bruzer to cancel his retirement, grab his chakram, and get back in the game. He's been asked by the chief to raid the security zones of Prison City and end the reign of Techno-Terrorists. As part of the mission, Hal Bruzer can do the following:

  • Throw a chakram or grab some grenades.
  • Eat hotdogs to restore health.
  • Find contacts to obtain key cards to wardens’ safe rooms.
  • Uncover hidden weapons and health upgrades.
  • Grapple through more than eight zones, including the Sewer, Factory, and Reserve.
  • Rock out to the official soundtrack.

You can wishlist the game on Steam. Learn more about Prison City here.

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