Given the quickly approaching end of year, you’d be forgiven for having already assumed that Ripout wouldn’t make it’s suggested 2022 release. Now it’s official: the Ripout launch date has been pushed into 2023. To soften the blow, Pet Project Games has unveiled a new trailer. Showing off the improvements the studio has been implementing, Ripout is still looking sharp.
Ripout is set in the 22nd Century. Humanity has reached beyond Earth to conquer the solar system. An interplanetary revolution for humanity began, but it would quickly turn disastrous. This new expansion was greeted with new threats as Alien forces threatened this new golden age. Desperate to find a way to keep them at bay, humanity developed a cell that regenerated soldiers’ tissue at superhuman speeds. But the cell turned sentient, causing those soldiers to transform into gruesome and bloodthirsty mutants. With humanity’s saviour now fast becoming their downfall, soldiers are deployed using the latest in biotech weaponry to deal with the mutants that have overtaken its fleet of battleships, turning them into derelict and deadly graveyards.
What sets Ripout apart as a sci-fi horror FPS is its customisable biotech weapon combat. For example, take the Living Pet Weapon (LPW). A gruesome living gun that absorbs advanced tech from downed mutants, including shield, plasma and teleportation biotech upgrades.
The game also features a unique enemy mutation system. Enemies able to reconfigure their bodies and assimilate other enemies, creating horrific masses of threatening biological and technological material. Players have to deal with these ever evolving threats in procedurally generated levels.
“We’re excited to be able to show players how we’ve been finessing and improving on Ripout ahead of its release in 2023 on PC, PlayStation and Xbox,” said Goran Rajsic, lead game designer at Pet Project Games. “From day one our goal has been to offer up a fresh twist on the action horror genre. Epic Games could see that when we received an Epic Megagrant and we think the elements of procedural generation, co-op multiplayer and our awesome biotech weapons deliver an innovative experience that does indeed set Ripout apart from the crowd.”
A ‘developer update’ (below) demonstrates some of the changes being made as it prepares for Ripout launch date in 2023. The co-op FPS is coming PC, PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Are you ready to get ripping? Let us know on the comments below!