Matador trailer reveals isometric roguelikelike mech action

Keep your jetpack: the futuristic transport I'd like is a walking tank, and ideally I'll have a dystopian cityscape to stomp around in. So bring on Matador a "real-time tactical combat game" where I'll get to stomp around a city in a mech, blowing everything up with my honking great gun. Or you can drive a car or a tank, I guess, if that's your bag.

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Keep your jetpack: the futuristic transport I'd like is a walking tank, and ideally I'll have a dystopian cityscape to stomp around in. So bring on Matador, a "real-time tactical combat game" where I'll get to stomp around a city in a mech, blowing everything up with my honking great gun. Or you can drive a car or a tank, I guess, if that's your bag.

Set on a distant planet, Matador will plop players into a customisable vehicle of their choice (a mech, obviously) to purge naughty people from the nine sectors of a megacity. It's a little bit roguelikelike, as developer Stellar Jockeys explains the game has permadeath and "semi-randomised challenges and enemy concentrations." Things unlocked in one playthrough will carry over into the next, perhaps a bit like FTL.

Matador is due to lauch alpha sales in March of April, leading up to a summer launch. The Stellar Jockeys often livestream their work on their official site, if you're curious.

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    February 3, 2014 7:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Matador trailer reveals isometric roguelikelike mech action.

    Keep your jetpack: the futuristic transport I'd like is a walking tank, and ideally I'll have a dystopian cityscape to stomp around in. So bring on Matador a "real-time tactical combat game" where I'll get to stomp around a city in a mech, blowing everything up with my honking great gun. Or you can drive a car or a tank, I guess, if that's your bag.

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      February 3, 2014 7:02 AM

      Yes, this looks like fun.

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      February 3, 2014 5:04 PM

      I am....intrigued. :)

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      February 4, 2014 2:16 AM

      It's reminds me really in really creepy ways about Syndicate.

      And that's a good thing!