Niche Spotlight – Milanoir: 70s-Era Mafiosi Revenge-Action Co-op Spectacular

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Today’s Spotlight is about Milanoir, a 2D action thriller by Italo Games and Good Shepard Entertainment.

Milanoir is inspired by the cheesy Italian crime flicks of the ’70s, and that inspiration is reflected in its story and funky soundtrack. You play as Piero, an ex-con fresh out of prison with a burning desire to get revenge on the crime boss that framed him.

Navigate Milan’s seedy criminal underworld as you search for information and evade the gangs of hired thugs that want you dead. Gameplay involves a mixture of stealth, tactical gunplay, and even the odd car chase or two. The entire story can be played through alone or in 2-player local co-op. You can find the (rather amusing) launch trailer above.

Milanoir is available on Windows PC (via Steam, GOG, and Humble Store), PS4, Switch, and Xbox One for $12.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

Inspired by the Italian crime flicks of the ’70s revered by Quentin Tarantino, Milanoir is a pixel-packed action game set in the violent city of Milan. Come meet Piero, a convict suddenly released from prison looking for revenge over the man who framed him. Hunt for the truth and escape the ones who are chasing you through an unforgiving city. Someone wants you dead: you have to use all your toughness to survive. Shoot, choke, sneak your way through the enemies and engage them in breathtaking car chases

Key Features:

  • CRIME & VIOLENCE: A sordid story of betrayal and greediness. A homage to the Italian masterpiece crime movies of the ’70s such as Caliber 9 and Almost Human. Stay alive, trust no one…
  • FUNKY ’70S SOUNDTRACK & AMAZING PIXEL ART GRAPHICS: Enjoy the streets of Milan from a new, high-quality pixelated perspective! Immerse yourself in a groovy ’70s atmosphere!
  • ARENA MODE: There’s no escape from death, but more killings means more time…
  • 2P LOCAL COOP MODE: The Guy in Blue joins the Guy in Red to face a common enemy.

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