Rogue Trooper Redux blasts out on October 17th

Rebellion today announced that Rogue Trooper Redux [official site], the fancied-up re-release of their perfectly good 7/10 cover shooter, will launch on October 17th. The original still runs on modern system — and looks pretty good at a 1800p resolution — but sure, it’ll be nice to see the game spruced up a little. Accompanying today’s news is a new trailer showing comparisons between the 2006 and 2017 versions and yup, that’s a fancier version of Rogue Trooper all right. Have a look:

Rogue Trooper, if you missed it the first time around, is a third-person cover shooter based on the 2000 AD comic strip of the same name. It’s about a genetically-engineered soldier fighting in the war for Nu-Earth – a war which has left the planet near-uninhabitable. After his chums are betrayed, he fights across the land littered with waist-high cover, stealthy bits, turret sections, and some fun weapons. Oh, and his dead chums live on as personality chips in his gun, hat, and backpack. It’s a comic book adventure bouncing merrily along, fun but not great, a classic 7/10.

Rebellion boast that the Redux packs “HD graphics, remodelled assets, dynamic lighting, enhanced geometry, new special effects,” and bits like “modern controls, extra difficulty settings and a revamped cover system.”

I do welcome tweaks to the controls and cover. Rogue Trooper came out five months before Gears of War, the game which came to define how third-person cover shooters work, so it was pioneering but not quite as slick. I’d guess that Rebellion are making Rogue more in line with what modern audiences expect – more like Gears, basically.

Rogue Trooper Redux will hit Steam and GOG on October 17th, priced at £19.99/24,99€/$24.99.

11 Comments

  1. sneetch says:

    Damn Norts!

  2. Kingseeker Camargo says:

    “The original still runs on modern system” is relative. The Steam version needs a good deal of tweaking if your OS is not in English or you’ll have to blindly navigate the menus because no text will show up. The last time I checked you actually had to use files from a pirated version to make a working Frankenstein of sorts. So yeah.

    Awesome 7/10 game, mind, and the extra difficulty settings might be just what the original needed.

  3. ancipital says:

    As an old 2000AD reader who didn’t play this the first time around, I’d probably be tempted to pick it up in a Steam sale for a fiver.. but £19.99 may be a pass.

    • Gomer_Pyle says:

      Never played this when it came out, but looks interesting nonetheless. I’ll probably pick it up on sale, though.

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    Big Dunc says:

    Stak! Nain!

  5. banski83 says:

    I really hope there’s remastered version of Judge Dredd in the works too. Or a brand new Dredd game; I’d pony up the money for that, definitely.

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      Harlander says:

      I’m still hoping for a Sinister Dexter game. Maybe a GTA-alike.

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        Big Dunc says:

        GTA: Downlode would be absolutely amazing, even if you didn’t actually play as one of the gunsharks. Just as long as you get to drive the Edsel…

  6. wombat191 says:

    i still have no idea why this is being remastered and i own the original

  7. jezcentral says:

    One of the best 7/10 games ever made.

    Also, it’ll be interesting to see what achievements they’ll add, as this is from that odd time when games released on Steam without them. Remakes like this are a fascinating look into how that part of gaming has changed over the years.