Have you ever wanted to be a superhero fighting valiantly for the future of humanity, but also beholden to omnipotent corporate overlords whose whims dictate your every decision? superfusean upcoming APRG hack-and-slash from Stitch Heads and publisher Raw Fury, might just be what you’re looking for.
It’s a story as old as time: having exhausted Earth’s resources at some point in the (hopefully) distant future, humanity fled to neighboring planets in the solar system, an exodus made possible by the ultra-rich corporate elite. But apparently we learned nothing from the destruction of our only home: as the years passed and humanity continued to spread, the billionaires who saved themselves – that is, us – expanded their wealth and power beyond measure, transforming themselves into virtual gods. , while most of humanity struggled simply to survive.
But don’t think too much about it, because holy cow, out of nowhere comes Corruption: putrid, stumbling monstrosities that threaten all human civilization! The ultra-elite once again intercedes on our behalf, this time granting superpowers to a select group of ordinary people – the Enforcers – who patrol the solar system and “do whatever it takes to maintain order and secure the future of humanity”. .
Based on the announcement trailer, Superfuse looks like a cross between Diablo and Borderlands, and the gameplay feels familiar: players can create and customize characters as they see fit using “an impressive number of possible skill combinations” and earn plentiful items, including weapons, armor, and boosters in a single-player campaign and four-player co-op.
But even if the gameplay isn’t exactly revolutionary, the campaign can become legitimately interesting. “When humanity needs hope, be the hero!” is the explicit angle on Steam and the Superfuse website, but there’s no mistaking the sinister undertones of a story about the underclass getting a share of their sires’ power to enforce order at all costs. Some of the footage in the trailer also looks a little weird in this regard, and the feature breakdown suggests there’s more going on than meets the eye: “Discover a hidden conspiracy between the echelons of humanity and an alien threat in a dark, comic book-filled adventure of twists.”
How much Superfuse will actually lean into this “Capitalism, Corruption and You” element remains to be seen, but hopefully it’s deep enough to keep things interesting. We’ll find out when Superfuse enters Early Access on Steam later this year.