Publisher 110 Industries and developer Soleil announced Wanted: Dead‘s mini-game, Space Runaway, is now available ahead of the main game’s release.
The side-scrolling mecha shoot ’em up is now available for Windows PC (via Steam). The original trailer (now unavailable) for the game mentioned the mini-game will also come to consoles – the new upload and its Steam page make no mention of the standalone console release now.
Wanted: Dead is slated to launch on February 14, 2023 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (via Steam). In case you missed it, find our thorough and recent preview of the main game here.
Here’s a rundown on the Wanted: Dead mini-game, plus a new trailer:
Wanted: Dead – Space Runaway minigame
Space Runaway, a compelling intergalactic journey soaked in bullet hell. Enemy vessels, lasers and larger than life bosses coming at you full speed in a 16-bit authentic arcade experience like no other. Not only an integral part of Wanted: Dead, Space Runaway is a standalone game that features 7 unique stages that will test your reflexes.
Space Runaway will be available as an arcade mini-game within Wanted: Dead and is now available for free to give a taste of things to come on Valentine’s Day 2023.
Voyager 1, a space probe launched by NASA on September 5, 1977, as part of the Voyager program to study the outer Solar System and interstellar space beyond the Sun’s heliosphere and deliver a message to a possible extraterrestrial life. The Voyager message was carried by a phonograph record, a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. Message received.
200 years later. Planet Corot, one of the few habitable worlds discovered in the second age of space exploration, houses a military research facility where a super secret project known as XR-110 is being commissioned. A giant combat mech capable of interstellar travel is the brainchild of Dr. Lincoln Maverick, the last hope for humanity to resist the wrath of The Toliman Empire.
A group of spies from Proxima Centauri swiftly discover that XR-110 is extraterrestrial in its design as well. The mech, that soon will set the galaxy on fire, is a long-lost relic from the Toliman’s past. The Empire launches a surprise attack on Planet Corot before Dr. Maverick manages to refurbish the mech. In order to secure the ancient weapon all forces are thrown into battle.
Corot is scorched in mere seconds. General Scaph launches the assault and assumes control over the planet. Before the research facility is levelled to the ground and Dr. Maverick and his team fight off the aliens until the last breath, Lt. Brooklyn Landers of The Earth Confederation Defence Force mans the mech and escapes the facility unharmed.
Lt. Landers, reckless and diffident, unwillingly shoulders the fate of humanity. General Scaph, now enraged, orders The Toliman Empire forces to pursue and annihilate the Space Runaway.
- 7 challenging levels to test your arcade skills to the limit.
- 7 epic bosses that each require a unique approach
- 7 nostalgic chiptunes to create an unforgettable atmosphere.