'Robocop' is one of the great works of modern art, and now everyone's favourite half-man half-machine is getting a new video game.
'Robocop: Rogue City' comes to us from developers Nacon, who gave us the surprisingly decent 'Terminator: Resistance', which means the developers have form in translating beloved 80s action franchises into video games.
Peter Weller will reprise his role as Robocop in the game, with the trailer showing off a brief glimpse of gameplay and a look at the game attempting to capture the biting humour of Paul Verhoeven's 1987 classic.
The game is a first-person affair, and players will be tasked with keeping the streets of Detroit safe.
Players will be able to avail of Robocop's wide array of weapons such as the weapons targeting system and the fully automatic pistol that comes out of his leg.
The trailer shows off the player battling an ED-209 in pristine, sleek HD, allowing us to live out our inner 10-year-old fantasy.
The official synopsis for the game is as follows:
"Welcome to Detroit; crime runs rampant as the city lies on the edge of ruin, people fighting for scraps as others live extravagant lives of luxury. Control of the Detroit Police Department is given to the Omni Consumer Products corporation in an attempt to restore order. You are that solution, RoboCop, a cyborg tasked with protecting the city."
With Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi action masterpiece becoming more prescient by the day, we're hoping the game has some room for some of the social commentary that helped elevate the original 'Robocop' above its peers, and the trailer shows that the game does try to capture the jet-black sense of humour from the movies.
The game is also pleasingly violent, and looks to be faithful to the tone of the first two movies and not the watered-down remake we got in 2014.
The game is due out for release in June 2023 for PC and consoles.
I'd buy that for a dollar!