Rogue Trooper: Redux teaser introduces the updated GI

Rogue Trooper: Redux, "an HD remaster of the cult shooter game based on the 2000 AD comic series," was revealed to the world back in March. But while he's kind of a big deal on the UK side of the ocean, over here, well, let's just say he's about as much of a household name as Strontium Dog. Luckily, for those you wondering why Doctor Manhattan needs a gun now, this new video from publisher Rebellion will give you a helpful primer to what's going on. 

Rogue Trooper (the guy, not the game) is a "genetic infantryman"—a GI—who is literally bred for war. He's immune to toxins, disease, and environmental hazards, and possesses highly-advanced combat skills that have have been honed in training literally from his birth. He's also the last of his kind: The rest of the GIs were wiped out in the Quartz Zone Massacre, which is what spurred Rogue to, well, go rogue—seeking revenge against the people responsible for the deaths of his fellow clone squadmates. 

(My own experience with Rogue Trooper actually came by way of the Friday continuity, which I learned only years later is a sort of reboot/retcon of the original character, and not really "him" at all. Basically the same thing, though: Blue dude, bred for war, mad about his buddies, and looking for payback.) 

A release date for Rogue Trooper: Redux hasn't been set yet, but Rebellion said it will have more information to share "very soon." For now, you can get a little bit of a closer look at, or check out the original 2006 game on Steam.

Andy Chalk

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.