A game described as the mix of Syndicate and Grand Theft Auto 1, Tokyo 42, is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017. The game developer is the indie studio Smac Games, and the news comes from Mode 7, the publisher of the game.
According to the publisher, the game features an open world single player mode (and a significant one at that), a complete story and many side-quests, and also a multiplayer mode in the form of a competitive arena. The character you play as plunges head-first into a future Tokyo brimming with assassins and cutthroats, and has to complete missions from terminals and “handlers” to build his underworld reputation and funds.
It’s an “action game to its core” according to Mode 7’s description, and combat is quite engaging due to full physics of bullets and grenades – you will be required to weave and dodge your way to success. There are many weapons for you to choose from: katanas, machine guns, sniper rifles, pistols, etc. The open world also comes with many secret areas that you can only access by manipulating the game’s camera, and it will be fully explorable.
An assassin game, of course, wouldn’t be what it was without stealth. There will be times when you’ll have to take to the rooftops to avoid detection, pull off stealthy snipes and even sneak into gang strongholds. Also, you will be able to change your character’s skin color to shake off anyone who might be on your trail by blending in with the crowd.
The multiplayer Arena Mode is pretty straightforward: you and your opponent will be spawned on a random place in the arena, and will have to eliminate each other.