Today I received an email about Tokyo 42, a new isometric shooter coming out for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year. Developed by SMAC Games and published by Mode 7, Tokyo 42 claims to be the lovechild of classic games Syndicate and GTA1.
In the game you’re a freelance assassin in a world where sinister forces are at play, taking on missions to pay your way and becoming embroiled in all sorts of cyber-shenanigans. There are also cats, bullet physics, jumping with air control, sneaky stealth, and crowd simulation all wrapped up in a unique, visually stunning veneer.
There’s no concrete release date yet, but preview builds will be going out in February. I’m hoping to snag one.
Media personality Rob “Devar-TTY” Kalajian has been a staple in the board game world for many years. As a former writer for Purple Pawn and the owner of Devar-TTY’s Pawns Perspective, Dev now focuses mostly on video games and TTRPGs. A self-proclaimed geek, Rob loves all things toys and games and even helps raise his four kids in his spare time.