Broken Age developer Double Fine and Adult Swim Games are teaming up to bring retro-futuristic, side-scrolling action adventure game, Headlander, to PC and consoles next year. Announced during PAX Prime, the game is inspired by 70’s science-fiction, and is set in a world of automation. The launch trailer above comes with the following description:
Headlander is a a retro-futuristic, side-scrolling, action-adventure game set in a world inspired by 70’s science fiction. It is a world of automation, a utopia gone wrong in which all of humanity have transferred their minds into robotic imposter bodies and are ruled by a deranged computer.
You are the last known human in the universe, and all that’s left of you is a disembodied head. Seeking clues to your fractured past, you must travel through a hostile world of machines, using a special helmet that allows you to dock into and take control of any robotic host body. As you launch from one body to the next, you’ll start to discover that things are not quite what they appear to be, and the fate of humanity has yet to be decided…
An exact release date for Headlander hasn’t been announced yet and we’re not told which specific platforms it will be releasing on, but we’ll make sure to update our readers as soon as we have more information.
[Source: Adult Swim (YouTube)]