Laika: Aged Through Blood is a cowboy Mad Max Metroidvania on a motorcycle

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You’ve finished Metroidvanias as intergalactic bounty hunters, vampire killers, bizarre little bug guys, and ethereal nature spirits – how about doing one on a motorcycle? The devs behind Laika: Aged Through Blood are billing it as “the very first motorvania”, and it’s wanting like a fashionable mix of genres and game types.

Laika is a “story about a tribe oppressed by occupant forces”, because the devs clarify on the game’s Steam web page, set in a post-apocalyptic world that surrounds a complete lot of gasoline engines with Western vibes – form of like if Mad Max had extra cowboy hats. Oh, additionally, these cowboys are anthropomorphic animals. You take management of a “mother coyote warrior who descends on an endless path of vengeance to take back what her people lost”.

Not precisely gentle and cheery stuff, however a minimum of there’s violence. The game’s six chapters may have you using via an open-ended world stuffed with secrets and techniques, monsters, and characters to see, with new gear to earn alongside the best way. You’ll be capable to do acrobatics on your motorcycle, utilizing sluggish movement to line up pictures on a number of enemies and managers.

Check out a trailer beneath.

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