Rogue Trooper Redux shows off Nu-Rogue

A new trailer gives a teeny look at Rogue Trooper Redux [official site], the upcoming revamp of Rebellion’s perfectly good 7/10 action game from 2006. Unlike 2000 AD’s attempts to revamp the comic strip this game is based on, the Redux’s plans are fairly modest. It’s like Rogue Trooper but prettier and hopefully slightly less clunky – but only slightly less so. I don’t even want a huge overhaul or modernisation; I’d be content with a mild prettying-up, support for modern resolutions, and a few fixes and tweaks. Don’t risk that 7/10ness. This trailer mostly explains backstory but does have a cheeky peek:

Rebellion say the Redux’s Nu-Rogue is based on ye olde 2000 AD character. He looks basically like Rogue to me, and I do dig the style of the Quartz Zone environment there. If the rest of the game leans slightly more towards a comic-y style, that’d be gravy. Weird nose, though.

Rogue Trooper, if you’ve missed it, was a perfectly good 7/10 third-person cover shooter. Stealth was an option, and so was turning your gun into a ridiculous multi-shot mortar. Rogue Trooper bounced merrily through an adaption of the comic’s original core story, of a genetically-engineered supersoldier seeking revenge against a traitor in an apocalyptic war that’s ruined the planet everyone’s fighting over. It’s fun! Some good oversized architecture and military hardware too. Alec re-reviewed it in 2015 and was still content.

The Redux is being made by TickTock Games, and is due “soon”, whenever that is. Probably less soon than ‘soon’ usually implies, given that Rebellion’s marketing plan is only at the stage of showing the game’s protagonist.

Rebellion, who also own 2000 AD itself, have said they’re opening up licensing opportunities for games based on more comic stories – Judge Dredd included. Rebellion’s own Dredd game, the first-person shooter Dredd vs. Death, was not good. I would very much like more — and better — games to be set in the oh-so-striking and endlessly weird Mega-City One.

9 Comments

  1. jezcentral says:

    Hoorah, Rogue Trooper prettiness!

    I’ll be interested in the price point for this, as it is a remaster (of sorts) and shouldn’t be a £39.99 game. Mind you, Rebellion probably want to show that their licences can be sold at top whack prices, to encourage companies to take out those licences.

    • dawfydd says:

      Given it was only £20 when it first came out (at least when I picked it up on the PS2) it shouldn’t be too expensive a release….

  2. Earl-Grey says:

    I’m just biding my time for the inevitable Rouge Trooper typo.
    Let’s get some colour on those cheeks, Trooper, bend over!

    • trollomat says:

      This really is a missed opportunity for the revamp.

    • Darth Gangrel says:

      There is always a rogue typo. When Rogue One released, I imagined them doing a cross-over marketing thingy with Chanel, you know, Rouge No. 1 and Chanel No. 5.

    • bananana says:

      Or turn the entire guy rouge, via a code or something.

  3. bambusek says:

    I should play original, have it on GOG for ages.

  4. Banks says:

    His helmet looks like broccoli. 7/10 there too.

  5. The Sombrero Kid says:

    Rogue “Better than Gears of War” Trooper