2D Espionage and Deception Action With a Retro Vibe
Baltimore, MD – Sept 9th, 2021 – indie publisher Versus Evil in partnership with Independent developer Unepic_Fran are excited to announce that their 2D stealth action game UnMetal is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and popular PC stores Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG on September 28th. The game is also playable on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S.
UnMetal is driven by a narrative that piles on the 80’s movie and TV nostalgia which it combines with UnMetal’s top down 2D pixel-art visuals for a distinctly retro feel, tasking you, the player, to conduct a covert mission to escape a clandestine military base for a crime you didn’t commit
Players assume the role of Jesse Fox, a civilian inadvertently embroiled in an unplanned mission to prevent an attack on NATO. Shot down, captured and questioned, Fox needs a way out with all the cunning and guile he can muster.
Players conduct their subterfuge to escape incarceration by combining and crafting various objects discovered in the game world, including toilet paper (unscented, unpatterned and single ply), circuit boards, rusty wire and even a guards eye patch and glass eye.
Distraction, sabotage and combat will all come into play, and Fox will encounter a variety of adversaries including enemy soldiers, attack dogs, hungry rats and bigger more formidable heavily armed military hardware like tanks.
The ability to level up with new found skills improving attributes like strength and speed and completing various sub challenges in the game improve the chances of success though.
You can start your own escape on all the major console stores late September, and UnMetal will also stealth onto Steam, GOG, Epic Game Store, Humble Store, Gamesplanet., VersusEvil.com and all other approved Versus Evil PC retailers.
An updated playable demo on PC for Steam is still available for players to try and they can also wishlist the game on PC here.
UnMetal is developed by independent designer Francisco Téllez de Meneses (@unepic_fran) and his team. UnEpic Fran, creator of Unepic, Ghost 1.0, Mini Ghost and Prisoner of War is based in Barcelona, Spain. He creates games for PC and console, and spends his free time developing games for MSX as a hobby.
Marcel Greses is the artist behind UnMetal pixel art, and Jose Jaime Hidalgo is the composer who created the soundtrack. They’re both from Valencia, Spain, and they joined the team in the previous game Ghost 1.0.
About Versus Evil
Founded in 2013, Versus Evil, LLC is the US based video game publisher behind critically acclaimed video games First Class Trouble, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire and The Banner Saga trilogy. Publishing games on all major mobile, PC and console platforms, Versus Evil works with independent development studios from around the world. The corporate philosophy is to champion for the independent game developer. For more information visit versusevil.com