Niche Spotlight – Ghostrunner


Today’s Niche Spotlight is Ghostrunner, a first-person parkour action game by Slipgate Ironworks, 3D Realms, One More Level, 505 Games, and All in! Games.

Ghostrunner is set in a cyberpunk dystopia, where the last remnants of humanity live in a megastructure called Dharma Tower. You play as a cybernetically-enhanced assassin on a quest to ascend the tower, slay Dharma’s tyrannical leader Mara the Keymaster, and get your revenge.

The game’s combat system is based around one-hit kills with your deadly katana. This goes both ways, as enemies can kill you in one shot as well. Use your agility to jump around each level, run up walls, and swing off hanging wires to get in close to your attackers.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Ghostrunner is available on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store, GOG, and Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for $29.99 USD. The game launches November 2020 on Nintendo Switch, and 2021 on PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

Ghostrunner is a hardcore FPP slasher packed with lightning-fast action, set in a grim, cyberpunk megastructure. Climb Dharma Tower, humanity’s last shelter, after a world-ending cataclysm. Make your way up from the bottom to the top, confront the tyrannical Keymaster, and take your revenge.

The streets of this tower city are full of violence. Mara the Keymaster rules with an iron fist and little regard for human life.

As resources diminish, the strong prey on the weak and chaos threatens to consume what little order remains. The decisive last stand is coming. A final attempt to set things right before mankind goes over the edge of extinction.

As the most advanced blade fighter ever created, you’re always outnumbered but never outclassed. Slice your enemies with a monomolecular katana, dodge bullets with your superhuman reflexes, and employ a variety of specialized techniques to

One-hit one-kill mechanics make combat fast and intense. Use your superior mobility (and frequent checkpoints!) to engage in a never-ending dance with death fearlessly.

Ghostrunner offers a unique single-player experience: fast-paced, violent combat, and an original setting that blends science fiction with post-apocalyptic themes. It tells the story of a world that has already ended and its inhabitants who fight to survive.

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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