Strafe Releases on May 9 for PS4 & PC

March 13, 2017Written by Jason Dunning

The “fastest, bloodiest, deadliest, most adjective-abusing, action-packed first-person shooter of 1996,” Strafe is releasing on May 9 for PlayStation 4 and PC, Devolver Digital and developer Pixel Titans announced today. It was originally scheduled for this month, but as Game Director Thom Glunt explained, some of the polygons arrived late:

The futuristic graphics of Strafe require more than 150,000 meticulously arranged polygons. Following a series of administrative errors and legal imbalance, about 25,000 of these polygons arrived late at the Pixel Titans headquarters, which means a delay of a few weeks for the game.

A single-player game with procedural elements and a focus on replayability, Strafe sees you playing as a Scrapper on a dangerous mission at the edge of the galaxy. The description adds:

Strafe is a roguelike first-person shooter pushing the limits of computer-generated photorealism and hardcore sci-fi action into unimaginable territory.

With virtually no load times and infinite replayability, just choose your gun and be instantly blown away by:

  • Face Melting Speed! The blazing fast action will hit you like the blast wave of a 50 megaton thermonuclear warhead, liquefying your skin cells and rupturing your internal organs. Yet still leave you coming back for more.
  • Permanent Damage and Gibs! Über-Gore technology means enemies explode with near never-ending fountains of blood, which never fades away. Create wicked works of death art that mark your explored territory from the unventured.
  • Endless Changing Levels! Randomly-generated levels are always different and violently unpredictable. Rooms, enemies, power ups, monster closets, and secrets move around every time you die and die and die and die!

Will you be getting Strafe in May?

[Source: PlayStation Blog, Strafe, PlayStation]