Action game Wanted: Dead is being made by ex-Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive devs

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At the Tokyo Game Show, publisher 110 Industries announced several upcoming videogames. As well as extremely short teasers for sci-fi racer Red Goes Faster (opens in new tab) and mech game Vengeance is Mine (opens in new tab), there was a trailer for third-person action game Wanted: Dead that included about 20 seconds of actual gameplay.

Set in a sci-fi Hong Kong where the synthetic workforce has been sidelined, you play a cyborg police officer who uses a katana to dismember people, which is what she does for most of the trailer. Soundtracked by what sounds like Rob Zombie and a Wilhelm scream (opens in new tab), it's a mix of over-the-shoulder shooting and gory limb-severing combat.

A second teaser showed a live-action in-universe cooking show (opens in new tab), hosted by a TV chef who I think is played by Stefanie Joosten from Metal Gear Solid 5? It's odd, but maybe it'll make more sense in the context of the game.

Wanted: Dead is being developed by Soleil, and apparently the staff includes several ex-members of Team Ninja, with the teaser billing it as coming "From the makers of Ninja Gaiden, Dead or Alive, Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball".

Wanted: Dead is confirmed to be coming to PC, and has a release date of 2022.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.