Posted on 26 Apr 2016 by
Sawyer Scherbenske

It’s like top-down Ghost in the Shell but with a whole lot more psychopathic brain controlled murder and dashing. Leave it to the guys who made the protagonist a faceless sociopath, made his mission to take revenge on Heaven, and painted their website in blood red to make a game like this.

I say Ghost in the Shell, but the setting is more like Akira’s Neo-Tokyo with its street gang and lead aesthetic, but in-game it’s called “Rengkok,” a city filled with mega-corporations and corruption. The game is a top-down shooter with a combination of dashing, melee, and guns similar to what Transistor or Bastion were in principle but completely different in world and character.

RUINER is a product of Reikon Games and Devolver Digital, so from the names involved this one’s got some good potential and you can expect there to be more news about it coming soon.

Official Press Release

Rengkok – Developer Reikon Games and game label Devolver Digital have announced RUINER, a brutal cyberpunk action shooter that will devastate gamers on PC, Mac, and Linux in 2016. Throw up your energy shield and refresh your dash augmentations because it’s going to get pretty wild from here on out (

RUINER is a brutal action shooter set in the year 2091 in the cyber metropolis Rengkok. A wired psychopath lashes out against a corrupt system to retrieve his kidnapped brother under the guidance of a secretive hacker friend. Combine preternatural reflexes, augmented tools, and the arsenal of fallen foes to tear down and dismantle the corporate titans of virtuality dealers at HEAVEN.

“The Reikon Games team is thrilled to work with Devolver Digital on our debut game. RUINER is a game we’ve been working on for quite some time and have wanted to make for even longer,” said Magdalena Tomkowicz, lead writer on RUINER at Reikon Games.

Reflexes will be put to the test as players take aim at HEAVEN, the monolithic corporation behind the entertainment networks bringing people real sensations in virtual worlds. The masked hero will utilize a fantastic array of weaponry and gadgets in concert with fluid movement and tactical strikes to save his kin and discover the hidden truths of Rengkok. A sensational score from Khoven, DJ Alina, and famed anime composer Susumu Hirasawa (Paprika, Millennium Actress) back a unique original narrative.

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Simon Sirmenis
Posted 27 Apr 2016, 09:11
Reminds me of the first Postal.