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Rogue Trooper Redux gameplay video shows off five minutes of modernized warfare

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Rogue Trooper Redux, the modernization of Rebellion's 2006 third-person shooter based on the Rogue Trooper comic, was announced in March and then teased in May with a CGI trailer introducing the blue-skinned GI. Now it's time to lay eyeballs on some proper gameplay in a new trailer narrated by Rich May, a programmer on the original game.

The remaster will feature "up-to-date graphics and rendering techniques, parallax mapping, dynamic lights, dynamic shadows—everything you need to bring it up to date [and] make it look as good as the other games out there," May says in the video. "We've also tweaked the gameplay slightly with a few little additions to bring it up to date to modern standards."

The trailer shows off lots of combat, as you'd expect, and also demonstrates how Rogue ends up with two of the "biochips" he carries around with him, Gunnar and Bagman. Spoiler alert: They die, so best not to get too attached to either of them while you're watching. Poor Gunnar. 

It probably speaks volumes about the game that standing on the backs of a guy's knees and ganking him with his own rifle counts as "stealth kill." But don't feel bad about doing it: "They deserve it," May says. "They're not nice people."

Rogue Trooper Redux will be out later this year. Find out more at roguetrooper.com

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.