Retro Shoot-’em-up Title Blazing Chrome Is Set To Launch Early 2019

Joymasher’s retro title that pays homage to run and gun titles such as Contra and Metal Slug, Blazing Chrome, is getting closer to launch.

So close that the developer and publisher The Arcade Crew, have announced the launch window. We can expect to see Blazing Chrome be released for the PS4, PC and Switch, sometime in Q1 2019.  Sadly, the game hasn’t been announced for the Xbox One as of yet. However, there is interest on getting it onto the platform. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens with that.

We’ve had a chance to check out Blazing Chrome during PAX East 2018. Thanks to The Arcade Crew, we fired up the game and played an early build. Needless to say, it was like Contra meets Meta Slug and it was glorious. I’m sure the rep that I played with and harassed non-stop will never forget who I am. You can read about my hands-on with the game here.

Full details of the game:

In Blazing Chrome, machines rule the world and the few humans left are on the edge of total extermination, lacking power, prestige or status among their metal and circuits overlords. Bring your best pal and kick some metal butts to free the humankind while enjoying a classic run’n’gun, fully loaded with action and exciting fights!

Humans are expendable after an AI controlled robot army take over the world. They survive in hiding while their hunters rule the surface. When a small rebel group gets an intel about a big AI’s power plant, the machines strike their camp before they can organize an attack. A small group of rebels escape and go in a suicide mission to destroy this power plant. Choose to play as Mavra, a super badass human resistance soldier, or Doyle, the equally groovy and deadly insurgent robot. This suicide mission will result in heavy casualties and a ton of lock-and-load fast-paced action where scraping robots and blazing chrome with your powerful weapons is the only thing standing between you and your freedom.

Dash through 5 apocalyptic environments with hundred of robots-enemies to blow to pieces. Blast your way through the enemy lines and try to defeat a bunch of mechanical bosses with using hoverbikes, huge armors and a whole arsenal of kick-ass weapons.

Blazing Chrome offers a lot of features in the legacy of classic run’n’gun games:

● Local and remote co-op gameplay
● 16-bits post-apocalyptic environments
● Classic fast-paced run-and-gun experience
● Epic boss battles and crazy lot minibosses fights
● Genuine arcade feel
● Motorcycle and jetpack action
● Rad pixel art