by Mr Toffee in

We’ve had our fair share of 2D action games with rewind mechanics like 2019’s Katana Zero. How about one set in a cyberpunk world, has 3D graphics, and has a time loop narrative element?

Enter Loopmancer, a 3D horizontal roguelite action game for consoles and PC from publisher Yooreka Studio and Beijing-based devs eBrain Studio. The game features awesome cyberpunk Eastern-influenced aesthetics and structures all in 3D (via Unreal Engine 4), fast-paced battle action featuring 100 weapons and a plethora of abilities, and a roguelite loop mechanic where your player character starts the action again after each death, but obviously a bit wiser and more powered-up.

Here’s the plot synopsis:

“Year 2046, Dragon City.

Neuro-comp interfaces, bionic prosthetics and nano-biotechnology have all become commonplace. Society is highly developed, but the gap between the haves and the have nots has only grown larger.

Xiang Zixu, a brilliant private eye, is killed while investigating the disappearance of a famous female journalist. Immediately after his death, he wakes up with a start in his apartment bedroom. Before he can process what happened, his phone rings and his colleague at the agency tells him of a new case: the disappearance of a famous female journalist.”

So yeah, it’s Groundhog Day cyberpunk 2D action game edition made by Chinese people. Loopmancer has no release date as of now.

Mr Toffee is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion. Twitter: @MrToffee
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