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Mar 01, 2023

Akira meets Furi cyberbike boss-rush game Gripper races towards a March 29th release date

From Press Release:

Byala, Bulgaria (March 1, 2023) – Today, developer Heart Core LTD. is excited to announce that its story-driven cyberbike action game, Gripper, is releasing on Windows PC and Nintendo Switch on March 29. Players will soon be able to enter the burnout seat of their very own cyberbike as they race through an explosive cyberpunk setting featuring furious dark synth tracks, emotionally charged storytelling, and deadly bosses, each based on a different stage of grief.

“We’re thrilled to finally announce the release date for Gripper and to be so close to sharing the excitement and emotional experience with players around the world,” said Heart Core LTD co-founder Kirill Zolovkin. “Our love for Akira and games like Furi and Hyper Light Drifter helped inspire Gripper, along with my experience working through the loss of my mother. We thank you all for supporting us so far and are looking forward to sharing the full weight of Gripper later this month.”

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In Gripper, players take control of None, a cyber biker trapped inside a world on the brink of collapse. Long-estranged from his parents, None is jolted back into their lives and forced to save the world from the mysterious AI known as Zero. Aided by his childhood stuffed animal, turned mechanized cat buddy, Kat-Kit, None must race across post-apocalyptic wastelands, explore treacherous tunnels, and defeat challenging bosses by gripping and ripping their hearts out. Working through grief is never easy, especially when the fate of the world is in your hands.

Brought to life by a talented development team whose credits include Assassin’s Creed ValhallaAtomic Heart and Rainbow Six SiegeGripper is an adrenaline filled adventure, chalk full of action and replay value.

Players can experience a taste of Gripper right now via the demo that is available on Windows PC.
Key features of Gripper include:

  • Family Comes First: Experience the story of a broken family, and the trials and tribulations of putting it back together.

  • Grip and Tear Until it is Done: Use your cyberbike grappling hook to tear apart intimidating bosses of all shapes and sizes, each representing a different stage of grief.

  • Meet Kat-Kit the Cat: Your childhood stuffed animal is alive and…sassy? Kat-Kit is here to cheer you on and help you upgrade your bike to the max.

  • Apocalyptic Acclamation: Explore post-apocalyptic cyberpunk biomes which will form a vast world to travel through.

  • Love the Smell of Burning Rubber: Speed your way through intense tunnel riding tracks; dodging hazards and pitfalls at breakneck speeds.

  • Sounds of the Future: Enjoy an entrancing blend of visual splendor and synth beat sounds that immerse you in a truly alien world.

Gripper is launching on March 29, 2023 for 19.99 USD on Nintendo Switch and Windows PC.