Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider Character Art

We often talk about how games with pixel art look like NES or SNES classics. Sometimes they remind us of the days we’d spent at the arcades. Every so often, though, a game comes along that doesn’t look like something you’d see on a Nintendo platform in the ‘80s or ‘90s, but rather on the Sega Genesis.

Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider has all kinds of Sega Genesis-looking appeal to it.

The game features 2D action-platforming gameplay. Thematically, it has a very distinctive dystopian, futuristic look to it. You play as a cyborg super soldier in a bleak totalitarian techno-future. Yeah, this definitely sounds like the makings of a game back in the ‘90s, and we’re all for it!

Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider

You’ll hack-and-slash your way through robotic enemies and huge bosses, toss projectiles, and engage in plenty of platforming. Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider also allows you to modify and upgrade your character’s abilities. The game looks like a blast, with precision platforming and fast-paced action at center stage here.

Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is developed by JoyMasher, the studio that previously worked on the Contra-esque Blazing Chrome. Handling publishing duties is The Arcade Crew, who in addition to Blazing Chrome previously published Infernax and Young Souls.

You can expect Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider to pop up on consoles and PC sometime this fall.

In the meantime, check out the trailer below.

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