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Cyberpunk shooter Ruiner looks like a stylish blend of Akira and Hotline Miami

The brutal action shooter is coming to PCs in 2016

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

Publisher Devolver Digital and Polish studio Reikon released an announcement trailer today for a new top-down shooter called Ruiner that's dripping with anime cyberpunk style. Think Katsuhiro Otomo's seminal manga Akira paired with the action of games like Hyper Light Drifter and Hotline Miami.

Devolver calls Ruiner a "brutal action shooter" set in the year 2091. The game's protagonist, "a wired sociopath," is on the hunt for his missing brother and will be guided by the voice of a "hacker friend." Players will have access to cybernetic augmentations, like a quick dash and an energy shield, as they battle street scum, corporate security and cyborg heavies.

Reikon, the indie studio developing the game, is made up of former The Witcher, Dying Light, This War of Mine and Shadow Warrior devs.

Ruiner is coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC sometime in 2016. A playable demo will be available at PAX East this weekend.

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