Electrifying Turn-Based Strategy Game Showgunners Release Date Announced

Showgunners Release Date

Publisher Good Shepherd Entertainment and developer Artificer have announced the release date of their upcoming title Showgunners. Showgunners is an electrifying turn-based strategy game set on a dystopian reality TV show and was previously titled Homicidal All-Stars and will release on May 2, 2023, on PC via Steam and GOG. In Showgunners, you will get a chance to crush your enemies, win the crowd’s favor and become the next champion in the game which is an over-the-top tribute to classic action classics like American Gladiators, RoboCop, and The Running Man.

Check out the latest trailer for Showgunners which revealed its release date:

To celebrate the release date announcement for Showgunners, the developer has announced the release of a Steam demo of the game as well which includes an exciting new feature that lets the crowd directly impact the action called Twitch Mode. While streaming their game in Twitch Mode, streamers can invite their viewers to join in the carnage, acting as showrunners and voting in real time on events that they would like to see in the game. The game features an array of maps, each varying in scope, environment, and level interactivity.

Kacper Szymczak, CEO/Creative Director at Artificer commented:

This game began as a love letter to the outrageous sci-fi action movies of the 1980s, and we wanted a new title that truly honors its reality show roots while highlighting its fast-paced strategy and gameplay. So, welcome to Showgunners! We love our new name, we’re incredibly proud of everything we’ve put into the game, and we hope you’re as excited for its upcoming launch as we are.

Showgunners is set in a future society that is torn apart by extreme income inequality, climate change, and civil unrest. In all of this, one show has taken the masses by storm, giving desperate competitors a shot at fame and glory however first, they will need to survive the arena. Each of the live-streamed broadcasts delivers a hellish new obstacle course with a unique theme, traps, and challenges. You jump in the game as a contestant with your own score to settle, you will battle other heavily-armed contestants, explore life-saving sponsorship packages and outwit devious surprises from the show’s director to become the next champion.

Showgunners Release Date

Key features of Showgunners include:

  • A Classic Revenge Story: Experience over-the-top, American Gladiators-style action and attitude inspired by sci-fi epics like RoboCop, Escape from New York, and The Running Man.
  • Become a TV Legend: Defying death through skillful play will grow your fame and make you a star! Record confessionals, sign autographs for fans, and unlock sponsorship deals for bonus rewards to help you win the show.
  • Challenging Strategy Gameplay: Dive into a full single-player campaign featuring deep tactical combat mechanics that will test your skills across a variety of hand-crafted levels.
  • Create the Perfect Squad: Build your team from a range of classes with their own skill trees, and customize their loadouts with powerful weapons, implants, and utilities. Level up your characters and discover new strategies to take on each episode’s uniquely devilish trials.
  • Survive the Future of Entertainment: Face off against fierce rivals outfitted with heavy weapons and cyborg augments, but watch out for surprise traps and twists from the show’s director, who’s more than willing to throw out the rules to boost ratings for his corporate overlords!

If you are interested in Showgunners, you can head over to the official Steam and GOG pages of the game and add it to your wishlist or try out the demo on Steam as well. Showgunners will release on PC via GOG and Steam on May 2, 2023, so the release date for the game is not that far as well.

What are your thoughts on the release date announcement of Showgunners? Is it something that you might be interested in playing? Let us know in the comments section below.

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