Sky Noon swings into early access on June 14th

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I enjoyed the brief time I spent with LawBreakers, so I was sad to see that it didn’t take off. It’s puzzling, because everyone loves grappling hooks and LawBreakers is the only multiplayer game I can think of that gave me one. Maybe what the world needs is a game with all the joy of grappling hook-packed aerial battles, but instead of blowing people up you’re blowing them off a floating island. With cowboy airguns.

Fortunately, that game exists. It’s called Sky Noon, and it enters early access on June 14th.

So, think first-person Smash Bros by way of Once Upon A Time In The West. Actually don’t think that, because that’d be a tonally inconsistent mess and Sky Noon’s tone is consistently ‘cringingly over the top southern drawl’. I’m not complaining, mind. I can’t wait to get my hands on those handy dandy grappling hooks. There are teleporters, launch pads and jet packs in the mix too, which I imagine weren’t mentioned in that trailer because they’re less fun to say with an accent.

Each sky-town is big enough for 8 players, and devs Lunar Rooster have sprinkled in your standard assortment of game modes like team deathmatch, free-for-all and king of the hill.

There was a beta a couple of weeks ago that sadly flew under my radar, which went well according to this post from the devs. They’re focusing on sorting out some lag issues in time for the early access release date, as well as reworking a couple of the maps.

That post is worth checking out just for the roundup of clips from the beta. Here’s my favourite, largely because it doesn’t feature an unpleasantly shouty streamer.

C’est tres magnifique indeed. Sky Noon will be out on Steam Early Access on June 14th, and will cost $15.

13 Comments

  1. Mawh says:

    Oh look, a fast-paced nonviolent game ! :D What are these hot air balloons used for ?

    Btw he said “c’était magnifique” which is just past tense (you wouldn’t say “très magnifique” just like you wouldn’t say “very magnificent”).

  2. dsch says:

    everyone loves grappling hooks and LawBreakers is the only multiplayer game I can think of that gave me one

    Titanfall 2

  3. Richie Shoemaker says:

    Methinks the floating island + skyship + grapple gun thing is rapidly being done to death.

  4. Amlau says:

    Well, it’s always sky noon somewhere in the world.

  5. PlinyTheWelder says:

    Titanfall 2 is probably the best multi player shooter around and features a grappling hook.

  6. April March says:

    Considering that the most fun thing in most “hero” shooters is getting a hero with a pushback power and killing enemies by shoving them off the map (and the second most fun thing is surviving that by using a super-basic movement power), I’m surprised it took this long for a game based entirely on that to appear.

  7. Mostly_Harmless says:

    everyone loves grappling hooks and LawBreakers is the only multiplayer game I can think of that gave me one

    Tribes vengeance ♥ link to youtube.com
    and the Just Cause Multiplayer mod?

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