ReCore Shows Off Gameplay Footage, Dog Robots

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Remember ReCore? It’s the game by Keiji Inafune’s that’s not Mighty No 9, being made in partnership with the ex-Metroid Prime devs at Armature Studios. Last year at E3, it broke and then warmed hearts with a self-destructing robo puppy. This year we got to see some gameplay.

Here’s the new footage:

It looks solid. You take cores from robo monsters and put them into your own robo monsters to fight other robo monsters (and solve puzzles). Each mode even has its own little name! I am, however, super not OK with the idea of turning my robo dog into a robo spider. Spiders are tiny hell crabs that can get fucked.


ReCore will be out in September.

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Sadly, this game is gonna be DOA. No, it’s not just because of Microsoft for once (although that also plays a part here).

Third-person action-adventure games are a dying genre. During the last console generation, barely any game in that genre managed to sell well.

The best two games I can think of are Darksiders and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, and they each sold a million at best. As opposed to all other exclusive or big third-party game that sold 2 million at the bare minimum.

It could be the best Metroid-esque game we’ve seen in... well, ever, and people wouldn’t care. The market has grown out of these type of games.