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Tokyo 42 is a stylish isometric shooter inspired by Syndicate and Grand Theft Auto

Go on a wee killing spree

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Tokyo 42 is a new game from developer SMAC, and it doesn't look much like other open-world games. But with inspiration drawn from the original Syndicate and Grand Theft Auto — and, apparently, Where's Waldo? books — and a killer debut trailer, it might just be the open-world game you didn't know you were looking for.

Publisher Mode 7 says Tokyo 42 puts players in the role of a freelance assassin "in a world where sinister forces are at play, taking on missions to pay your way and becoming embroiled in all sorts of cyber-shenanigans." They add, "There are also cats."

According to a release, Tokyo 42 will also have a multiplayer arena mode in which players change their appearance and try to blend in with the crowd, then attack.

You can see Tokyo 42, which is in a pre-alpha state, in action in the trailer above. Some screenshots are below.

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