Cloudpunk trailer teases a new driver's first night in the big city

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I got my first look at Cloudpunk late last year and I loved it. I couldn't say what it was about, really, beyond a vague description about a driver for a grey-market courier company in a towering city of the future. But the mix of Blade Runner and pixel art looked, and sounded, so good that I was immediately transfixed.

Now there's a new trailer that reveals a little bit more about the game, in the form of a couple of Cloudpunk characters—Rania, the driver, and Control, who appears to be a slightly friendlier Louie De Palma of the future. There's also a shot of an interaction with an open-air diner, and a snippet of more overtly Vangelis background music. It's all very brief and still doesn't reveal much about the nature of the game, but I remain enchanted.

And we will be learning more about the game very soon. Developer Ion Lands said Cloudpunk will get its first public demonstration at the Tokyo Game Show, which runs September 11-15. Until then, you can find out more on Steam or the Ion Lands Tumblr.

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.