Mode 7 and developer SMAC Games announced today that open-world isometric action shooter Tokyo 42 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2017, with a simultaneous release planned for all three platforms.
Inspired by Syndicate and the original Grand Theft Auto, Tokyo 42 is described as “Syndicate-meets-Monument Valley-meets-Worms.” In the open-world single-player mode, which includes a story and lots of sidequests, you play as a character in future Tokyo drawn into a world of assassins. Taking on missions obtained from terminals and handlers, you’ll earn money and build your underworld reputation.
Mode 7’s Paul Kilduff-Taylor talked about the single-player mode:
It’s an action game to its colourful core: every bullet and grenade has full physics, enabling you to dodge and weave while you take on rival gang members, the police or sinister corporate drones. You pick up pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles, katanas and a slew of other weapons along the way, jumping and rotating the camera to gain access to new parts of the world.
Borrowing some elements from Assassin’s Creed and Metal Gear Solid when it comes to the stealth system, you’ll be able to change your skin and blend in with the crowd to hide from rival assassins. “This mechanic also allows you to infiltrate the various groups you’ll come across: the Punks, the Skins (a militant nudist faction) and the all-powerful NanoMed corporation will permit you passage through their territory if you are appropriately attired,” Kilduff-Taylor adds.
There’s also a multiplayer Arena mode in Tokyo 42 where you and your opponent are thrown into a small area, unaware of each other’s location. It’s then up to you to find your opponent, all while collecting weapons and trying to blend in with the crowd.