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Be the Mecha-Riding Rabbit in Rusty Rabbit

This action, side-scroller game is set to land on PC and PlayStation 5 this September 24th

Be the Mecha-Riding Rabbit in Rusty Rabbit
ByMarie MijaresJune 08, 2024

Cats and crabs have had their turn already. Now, it's time for another quirky gaming experience in which players become rabbits - riding in mecha suits.

Publisher NetEase announced partnering with developer NITRO PLUS to bring Rusty Rabbit. This action, side-scroller game is set to land on PC and PlayStation 5 this September 24th.

"Rusty Rabbit brings a personal story that delivers plenty of adventure and exploration along with “smash and dash” gameplay action," NetEase described.

The upcoming game is based on an original concept and screenplay from writer Gen Urobuchi of Netflix's Godzilla animated movie trilogy. Urobuchi is also known for writing the hit anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and PSYCHO-PASS.

In Rusty Rabbit, players will find themselves in a post-apocalyptic world. The human race has left Earth as it entered another ice age. As a result, rabbits dominated the planet. In the game, players take control of Stamp. An eccentric middle-aged rabbit, he survives and lives in the harsh environment with his trusty merch, the Junkster.

However, an unfortunate crash took things to another turn. Stamp soon ended up deep beneath the earth where he stumbled upon a trove of forgotten information, stored in D-TAM terminals. But these were no ordinary archives as Stamp found clues surrounding the fate of his missing daughter.

Rusty Rabbit screenshot
A screenshot of Rusty Rabbit
Rusty Rabbit screenshot
A screenshot of Rusty Rabbit

Driven by a newfound purpose, Stamp then embarks on a quest, deeper into the ruins to unearth the secrets buried within.

Rusty Rabbit is a game that blends exploration and combat. Players guide Stamp, inside the "Junkster", to traverse frozen ruins, collecting parts to upgrade it. Fast-paced "smash and dash" combat lets them overcome enemies while uncovering the mysteries of the world.

In the meantime, NetEase confirmed that Rusty Rabbit will join in the upcoming Summer Game Fest, from June 7 until June 10. There, fans and eager players can learn more about the newest game.

They also announced that Urobuchi and producer Yuichiro Saito will be attending the Anime Expo in Los Angeles this July 7th. Urobuchi and Saito are expected to hold an in-depth discussion about their game.

Pre-orders for Rusty Rabbit has opened on June 5th. In addition, PlayStation 5 players will receive early access starting September 21st, three days before the official release. The game will be available for $29.99

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