As a part of a livestream celebrating the second anniversary of Ghostrunner (opens in new tab), 505 Video games and One Extra Stage outlined a “Legendary Ghostrunner Problem” for speedrunners, with the grand prize being an actual life, light-up katana primarily based on the one from the sport.
505 Video games chosen 16 gamers by means of qualifying rounds for the problem, with individuals competing for the perfect time with a restricted quantity of lives. Within the last problem, these 16 avid gamers should clear a model new stage, a dope-looking synthwave temple, as quick as attainable with just one life. These are fairly excessive stakes for the difficult cyborg ninja platformer.
Each participant will get some HP Omen-sponsored swag, however solely the winner will obtain the grand prize, which incorporates some Ghostrunner-themed PC peripherals alongside that unhealthy ass rad cyborg ninja sword.
I completely love the thought—it seems like a throwback to the Nintendo World Championships, with face to face competitions and heightened stakes for what normally aren’t thought of conventional esports video games. Face to face speedrunning challenges like this are at all times certainly one of my favourite occasions at AGDQ, and the real-life katana grand prize simply seals the deal.
Developer One Extra Stage additionally revealed some idea artwork and a launch window for Ghostrunner 2: This autumn 2023. The builders indicated that we’ll hear extra about this sequel within the Spring. The primary recreation is a slick platformer, combining Mirror’s Edge-style first individual parkour with Hotline Miami’s brisk tempo and low cost deaths. In our Ghostrunner overview (opens in new tab), Luke Kemp acknowledged that “Ghostrunner needs to make you are feeling like a cybernetically enhanced badass, and it achieves this virtually on a regular basis with nice type. It is powerful, honest, and enjoyable.”
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