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Apr 22, 2022

Turbo Overkill chainsaw slides into Steam Early Access today, a return for Apogee Entertainment

From Press Release:

NEW ZEALAND — April 22, 2022 — Turbo Overkill, the hyper-fast-paced cyberpunk FPS published by Apogee Entertainment with a delicious mix of retro style and modern graphics, reimagines the golden years of impeccably designed shooters on Steam Early Access for PC today. Developer Trigger Happy Interactive takes aim at Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions for the 1.0 release later this year.

Apogee Entertainment, the legendary company behind global hits like Max Payne, Rise of the Triad, Duke Nukem 3D, Wolfenstein 3D, Prey, and more, unleashes a new kind of shooter—a beautiful union of secret-filled levels, pulse-pounding kills, and fluid, lightning-fast movement.

Turbo Overkill enters Early Access with eight dense, multi-layered stages, plus secret arenas, multiple difficulty settings, tons of character upgrades, and unlockable content. Five to eight hours of gameplay await even the most diehard shooter veterans, with more stages, abilities, guns, challenges, and quality-of-life features set for the coming months.

Johnny Turbo returns home to the cyberpunk hellscape of Paradise and finds that a rogue AI named Syn has seized control of thousands of augmented bodies. To take back his city, Johnny must augment his own. Rev up the chainsaw leg, reload your arm rockets, and unleash a torrent of high-powered weapons against an entire city that wants you dead—just another day in Paradise.

Inspired by genre giants like Quake II, Titanfall, and BioShock, Turbo Overkill marries hyperspeed, pixel-perfect gunplay with the freedom to try different playstyles. Outrun and outgun with frenzied stunts like wall-running, grapple-swinging, and car-surfing. Upgrade the arm rockets for devastating close-range volleys. Reap aggressive rewards with chainsaw leg mods that increase mobility or restore health with kills.

“To this day, the classic shooters I grew up on are still masterclasses in tight, focused design,” said Sam Prebble, one-half of Trigger Happy Interactive. “Turbo Overkill kneels at the altar of the greats, but I admire how modern games give us more ways to express ourselves. I can’t wait to see how players and their badass creativity blow my levels wide open.”

Turbo Overkill is out now via Steam Early Access for PC at $19.95 with support for English text and voice. Speed over to Twitter and follow @turbo_overkill and @Apogee_Ent, subscribe to the Apogee Entertainment YouTube channel, and join the official Trigger Happy Interactive and Apogee Entertainment Discord servers.