Watch a new Rogue Trooper Redux trailer compare the old graphics with the new

Rebellion announced in March that it was bringing the blue-skinned GIs from the 2006 third-person shooter Rogue Trooper back into action in Rogue Trooper Redux, with updated graphics and tweaked gameplay. Today the studio came across with the launch date—October 17—and shared a new trailer highlighting some of the Redux version's visual improvements. 

The new(ish) game features remodeled characters, weapons, and vehicles, remastered cinematic sequences, dynamic lighting, new effects, and "higher fidelity geometry," whatever that is. Bottom line, it looks a lot better. And it does look pretty good: My memories of the original are hazy, but this updated battlefield (allowing for many of the moments in the trailer being setpieces) looks pleasingly busy and chaotic.   

Rogue Trooper Redux isn't up for pre-purchase yet, but will be available from Steam and GOG for $25/£20/€25. For now, you can find out more at

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.