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Smoking: New Superhot Gameplay Trailer


Superhot [official site] this year overtook Cuphead to win the coveted RPS E3 No-Prize for Making Us Coo Over Prettiness. It looked great in slow motion but how does the time-altering FPS look in... slightly faster slow motion? Ruddy flipping gorgeous, going by a new trailer released to celebrate Superhot beta going out to Kickstarter backers. Look at this thing:

If you are entirely new to the idea of Superhot - god I envy you! - I shall explain a little. Superhot's an FPS where time moves at a minute fraction of real time - until you move. It's a slow, contemplative game of spatial awareness and tactical contemplation punctuated by split seconds of action as you execute plans (and people). "Flight Control With Guns" is how I semi-facetiously described it when Pip and I had a little chat about the initial prototype.

It leads to some beautiful moment, like that bar fight in the gameplay vid where the player throws a bottle then a glass to stagger an enemy, then grabs their dropped shotgun in mid-air to blow them away. Splendid! I'm also intrigued by the short glimpse of a scene where you're down in a pit, and this scene where you appear to be chained to a pillar and need to make an enemy break the chain.

Superhot is due to launch later this year. A beta version has now gone out to folks who backed it on Kickstarter for $40 or more. For the rest of us, maybe the Quake mod SUPERQOT will entertain you for a while.

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.

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