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Cyberpunk Thriller Ghostrunner Gets Public Demo, New Trailer

During PAX East, one of the most impressive games The Outerhaven had the pleasure of seeing was Ghostrunner, a cyberpunk action game all about a cybernetic ninja enacting revenge on those who tried to kill them. Now Ghostrunner has received a new cinematic trailer along with a gameplay demo available on PC. 

Ghostrunner has players take on the role of the titular character, a highly trained assassin with cyborg implants to become “a living weapon.” Players explore a highly detailed, cyberpunk-inspired post-apocalyptic world simply called the tower, which has become the last bastion of humanity. The player’s Ghostrunner is the last of their kind and must enact revenge on The Keymaster for killing his fellow comrades. All the while a mysterious whisper calls out to the Ghostrunner from cyberspace, helping them escape and making them stronger.

Along with the cinematic trailer, a public version of the PAX East demo is now available to all players on Steam. The demo encompasses the first moments at the beginning of the game, with several different areas/scenarios for players to learn the ropes and test their skills. At the moment, Ghostrunner doesn’t have a set release date, but a release window of 2020. 

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The Outerhaven’s first impressions of Ghostrunner were very positive, praising the game for its elegantly simplistic combat and satisfying movement abilities. Becoming the Ghostrunner came relatively instinctively, but it was clear this was the type of game that was easy to learn, hard to master. Functionally, Its breakneck pacing and deeply satisfying 3D platforming feels like a really good meld between Mirror’s Edge and Dishonored, though that’s not to say the game doesn’t have an identity of its own.

The thrilling story Ghostrunner seems fresh in the cyberpunk/retro-future sub-genre of games that’s seen a huge resurgence in the last few years. In an interview with one of the developers of Ghostrunner, we were able to get some insight on what to expect from the full game. It may be a while before players get their hands on the full game, but at least the demo can tide fans over until the full game’s out this year.

Ghostrunner is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later this year.