Phew, I like the look of this one. The name Warcry Challenges didn't inspire me when I heard it (maybe I was just thinking of Warface, a different game) and the developer describes it as the answer to the question, "What if Doomguy had a drunk one night stand with Super Meat Boy?" It didn't really register for me what that meant when I heard it at the Future Games Show, but the trailer above sorted it all out.
It looks like Doom, but you're moving linearly through short levels, one-shotting demons in the head and using magic powers to go as fast as you can.
"Make use of powers such as slow motion, stomp, grappling hook or 'force' style melee, do 360-degree [turns] and backflips and above all, compete for the first place and improve your skill in over 180 frantic challenges," writes the developer.
As a fan of Lovely Planet, stuff like Ratz Intagib, and way back when Quake and all those old guy FPSes, this obviously has me interested. (Though strangely, I never got into the new Dooms.)
Warcry Challenges has a Steam page, and will be out sometime in, well, the future. Its release date is listed as "2021-TBD."
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Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.