After a very successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, a video game followup of the sci-fi splatter film Turbo Kid is coming to Steam. The game picks up right after the film’s events. It looks like a pixel-art Metroid-style game combining platforming, exploration, and BMX bike tricks. The combat incorporated the Turbo Blaster, a melee weapon, and even bikes that can be used to dispatch enemies. Apple makes a very brief appearance in the trailer near the end. The release date is still TBD, but according to the Kickstarter page, the expected launch is October 2022.
Turbo Kid was a Canadian science fiction film that premiered in 2015. Set in a post-apocalyptic 1997, the story followed ‘The Kid,’ who happens upon a powerful weapon once belonging to the heroic Turbo Rider. With new armor and wrist blaster, Turbo Kid sets out to save his robot friend Apple from the clutches of Zeus (played to by the marvelous Michael Ironside). The film was written and directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell.
Our story begins immediately after the events of the movie. As the Kid, you must cross the Wasteland. On your way, you will meet an array of colorful characters, some friends, some foes, and some in-between, who will offer advice, quests, fights, and jokes (lots of jokes).
Yes, you have lost someone dear to you in a tragic incident, but you must persevere! If you are to honor your friend’s memory, you will need to become a hero, even if it sometimes feels like you bit off more than you could chew. This means relying on the lessons of the past, your valiant heart, your machete, and your Turbo Blaster to face your fears
It’s clear a lot of care went into this game, and there’s obviously an audience for it, considering the campaign brought in over $150k. So what do you think of the Turbo Kid game? Let us know below.[Source: Steam] [Source: Kickstarter]