If you enjoy over-the-top, stylish action games with tons of coolness, then Wanted: Dead should be on your radar. First announced last fall, the game comes from Soleil Ltd., developer of the upcoming Valkyrie Elysium, and Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive alumni. With those credentials, it’s little surprise that Wanted: Dead looks absolutely bonkers.
The story centers on Hong Kong Police Lieutenant Hannah Stone, a member of the Zombie Unit. He and his squad must get to the bottom of a corporate conspiracy, but the game doesn’t seem as serious as it is based on. Gameplay mixes stylized swordplay with explosive gunplay as players slice and/or shoot through gang members, mercenaries and other enemies in an adventure that feels ridiculous. The release date trailer shows off anime cutscenes, rhythm music gameplay, cute cats, and whatever else is to be crammed into it.
Wanted: Dead is launching on February 14th and is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.