Mode 7 and SMAC are excessively excited to announce the release dates for the hyper-stylish isometric open-world shooter Tokyo 42 on PC and Xbox One: May 31st and on PS4 in Mid-July. Have a look at the bizare 4.2 second trailer below.

Now if you didnt get a full understanding from that brief trailer, Tokyo 42 is an isometric shooter, with open world elements. Its highly stylized, and reminds me of the look of early 90’s internet. The games main mechanic is letting you play as either a gone toting crazy person, Rambo style, or a shadow hugging assasin, like Agent 42. In case that doesnt get the idea across the game bills itself as  “the lovechild of Syndicate and GTA 1”. Honestly I cant wait to give this game a try. It will be difficult I feel to not compare this game to the recent spate of action heavy, kill friendly, Hot Line Miami clones, but its possible with effort and good art to stand apart from that seminal work. It also helps that there will be multiplayer.

About Tokyo 42

Tokyo 42 is a hyper-stylish isometric open-world shooter. Framed for a murder you didn’t commit, you’ll delve into a world of assassins, deadly corporate intrigue and…tactical cats. Spin the camera to see every angle of this beautifully hand-crafted micro Tokyo, as you discover a huge range of weapons, secrets and stories. Skilful shooting, bullet physics, sneaky stealth and crowd simulation all play a role in this ultra-colourful kinetic frenzy. A single player open-world story mode and compelling multiplayer deathmatch arenas await in this unique and critically acclaimed action masterpiece.

About SMAC Games

SMAC are brothers Sean Wright and Maciek Strychalski.  Based in North London, Tokyo 42 is their debut title.

About Mode 7

Mode 7 is an indie developer and publisher.  Based in Oxford, they are best known for their 2011 strategy game Frozen Synapse.