By Alice O'Connor on April 8th, 2014 at 8:00 am.
Why is Space Noir named so? Because it’s set in space, and the story’s noir. But what happens when you remove the space and the noir? Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world; and the first gameplay trailer for N-Fusion’s spaceship-y shooter arrives. The sample does exactly what it doesn’t say on the tin: it’s light on story so we don’t get a sense of the game’s noir, and goes down within a planet’s atmosphere so we can’t see about its space.
What we can see is five minutes of a ship pulling fancy acrobatics and blowing hordes of enemy fighters out the sky with zapbeams and lock-on missiles in arcade-y combat, if we forgive the egregious deception long enough to look.
While the game does have noir and space and all that, for this first peek the Deus Ex: The Fall devs show off a planetary mission to defend a ship depot. A spaceship depot, I’d wager, crammed full of ships ready to blast off into space and get into noir-y adventures. The big teases!
Space Noir is due to launch this summer. Here, have a look: