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Deathloop gameplay trailer showcases an absolutely smashing '60s spy song

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A new trailer for Bethesda's upcoming Dishonored-meets-Groundhog Day shooter Deathloop appeared today during Sony's State of Play online event, and it was a real banger—not just for the action, but for the original song, Deja Vu, by Sencit Music and recording artist FJØRA.

The guns-and-magic combat looks great, and has me feeling a little more optimistic about Deathloop, which I was initially iffy on—it struck me as a little lightweight compared to Arkane's previous releases when I first saw it, particularly the Dishonored games. But I love the way it channels the Swinging Sixties, and this trailer absolutely nails that atmosphere. The musical track is an easy stand-in for a classic James Bond theme song. 

Coupled with the promise of Hitman-style assassinations (and occasional rampages) blended with Outsider-like powers, and the apparent willingness to let players cut loose without punishing them for it, this is definitely a game I'm looking forward to.

Deathloop is set to come out on May 21, and will be available on Steam and Bethesda.net.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.