Top-down cyberpunk shooter Neonchrome announced for PS4

Intense sci-fi action from the team at 10tons

Hello again, PlayStation Blog readers! As some of you may remember, 10tons was among the first indie studios to release games on PlayStation 4 early last year. We are now very excited to start revealing the new games we’re working on, specifically targeted for consoles from the ground up. First up is Neonchrome, a fast paced cyberpunk top-down shooter.

In addition to being the game’s title, Neonchrome is also the name of an arcology built by the Rooswahl Industries in 2085 as a home to over a quarter million people. Arcologies are gigantic structures providing space for residential, commercial, and agricultural facilities. Neonchrome also hosts its own fusion reactor along with closed loop recycling system. All this makes the titanic structure mostly self-sufficient.

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The arcology is controlled by an entity called the Overseer. The Rooswahl corporation is secretive about the nature of the Overseer and the details are known only to the highest level executives. While the mega corporation has always strictly denied it, some say the Overseer is a general purpose Artificial Intelligence which were banned after the Tampere incident in 2078.

Taking place inside the titular arcology, Neonchrome sets the player on a mission to delve deep into the arcology to uncover secrets and save the mega structure and its inhabitants from certain doom. This is done by blasting through large amounts of corporate security, assault drones, and dangerous cyborgs. Neonchrome features intense sci-fi shootouts and devastating futuristic special abilities like plasma grenades and conversion rays. The game blends both procedurally generated and hand crafted environments including epic boss battles.

To learn more about Neonchrome as it develops you can sign up for our newsletter at neonchromegame.com. The game is slated for release in late 2015.

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7 Comments
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HomessaHomem 09 June, 2015 @ 14:15
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Hi, there’s no PS Vita version planned?

ferenzzz1971 10 June, 2015 @ 07:18
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Vita is dead.. didn’t you know it?

Jaakko Maaniemi 10 June, 2015 @ 10:17
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You’re correct, there’s no Vita version planned. Like, actively, right now. We’re currently focusing on making the game’s console and PC versions. After those are done we’ll look at additional platforms, including Vita.

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Love your other games but ummm. Have you any other non shooty games planned? maybe Tennis in the face 2 or something?

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Good call..!! I really enjoyed Tennis in the Face. Holding Hands 1 & 2 are another of 10tons enjoyable puzzlers that would be cool on Vita in particular.

Jaakko Maaniemi 10 June, 2015 @ 10:18
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Glad to hear you enjoy our work! We may indeed have something similar to Tennis in the Face coming up, probably even this year. Stay tuned!

shake_zulaYEAH 09 June, 2015 @ 15:40
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Enjoyed Dead Nation and Crimsonland so will look out for this.

Jaakko Maaniemi 10 June, 2015 @ 10:19
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Good! Make sure to subscribe to the newsletter at http://www.neonchromegame.com/ to stay in the loop.

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Many of the 10tons games have featured cross buy, will this be following that pattern?

If so will please make sure that SCEE actually enable it. With CrimsonLand the cross buy only worked if bought using a Vita, if you bought it using a PS4 you didn’t get a Vita copy, which is pretty poor really as this was explained anywhere in the write up at the time. (SCEE later removed the references to cross buy from the description of the PS4 version)

Jaakko Maaniemi 10 June, 2015 @ 10:22
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We have had trouble with crossbuy in SCEE PSN, but with any luck there won’t be any more going forward. We’d like to have our existing catalog fully 3-way crossbuy like in SCEA, but we’re not sure yet if that’s feasible. It would require a quite substantial effort, and we’re not sure how it’d ultimately affect our current customers.

LieutenantFatman 10 June, 2015 @ 10:57
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Looks good! I like top-down shooters and I like Cyberpunk, so looking forward to seeing more.
Also +1 to please make a Vita version once you’ve finished the other versions. :D

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