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Rogue Trooper Redux Pays Homage to Classic Comic

Friday 3rd March, 2017

We’re very excited to announce Rebellion’s first new game since we launched Sniper Elite 4 on Valentine’s Day!

If you follow Rebellion you might already know that we don’t just make games. We also publish the legendary British comic 2000 AD, famous for characters like Judge Dredd, Sláine, Nemesis, and — of course — Rogue Trooper!

Rogue Trooper Redux is a loving remaster of the acclaimed 2006 third-person shooter based on the comic book of the same name.

This year 2000 AD celebrates its 40th birthday, and we can't wait to bring one of its most memorable figures to a whole new generation of players. 

New to 2000 AD? Never played the original game? Here's a little intro to our blue-skinned soldier...

Who is Rogue Trooper? 

Created by beloved writer Gerry Finley-Day and groundbreaking artist Dave Gibbons, Rogue Trooper has been a comic book mainstay since 1981 and has even included contributions from Alan Moore, writer of Watchmen and V for Vendetta.

Rogue Trooper tells the tale of the sole-surviving Genetic Infantryman (or “GI”), a blue-skinned, bio-engineered soldier on a mission to avenge his fallen comrades across the blasted, chemical-poisoned planet of Nu Earth in a remote corner of the galaxy.

Why does he fight?

Bred for war by the Southers in their endless conflict with the colonial Nort regime, the GIs were the only troops that could fight on Nu Earth’s surface without respirators or sealed HAZMAT suits, giving them a huge advantage in combat.

Aware of this threat, the Norts conspired with the Traitor General to set a deadly trap for the GIs which later became known as the infamous “Quartz Zone Massacre.”

Of the hundreds of GIs who made the drop, Rogue was the only survivor, taking the bio-chips from the bodies of his three closest comrades so they might survive to be implanted in new GI bodies.

From that day on he had one mission — hunt down the Traitor General!

What makes Nu Earth so special?

A planet-wide conflict across petrified forests and polluted plains, a yawning black hole that dominates every skyline… I’m not sure there have been many more dramatic stages for a war story!

What makes the set-up unique though, is Rogue himself.

While Rogue walks alone, he fights as a team. With the sentient bio-chips of his fallen buddies Gunnar, Bagman, and Helm inserted into his rifle, pack, and helmet, respectively, Rogue has access to a huge variety of unique upgrades and abilities that not only drive the game’s tactical shooting, but pays homage to the essence of the comic.

All this makes for a unique action game that feels as good now as it did in 2006. We can’t wait to show you more of Rogue Trooper Redux and maybe even convert a few more of you into GIs!

This is an edited re-post from the PlayStation Blog.

2000 AD Returns to NU Earth with Rogue Trooper Redux

Tuesday 28th February, 2017

The most feared soldier on Nu Earth is back in business! Rogue Trooper Redux will bring 2000 AD's blue-skinned GI to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Watch the teaser trailer

In 2006, the original Rogue Trooper set the benchmark for video game adaptations of comic books. Developed by Rebellion, the studio behind Sniper Elite 4 and owners of British comic book powerhouse 2000 AD, it was widely acclaimed for bringing the cult sci-fi strip to life in an authentic, tactical, cover-based third-person shooter that debuted before the genre became the gaming staple it is today.

Rogue Trooper Redux will remaster the Rebellion classic for a new generation of players, taking them to the chem-blasted battlefields of Nu Earth. Rogue, a bio-engineered Genetic Infantryman (or "GI") immune to the planet's poisonous atmosphere, is the last soldier standing against the colonial Nort regime. Carrying three fallen comrades as biochips in his equipment, Rogue is a one-unit squad of death and destruction, and he only has one thing on his mind - Revenge.

Rogue Trooper Redux is being developed in partnership with experienced UK studio TickTock Games, making it the first 2000 AD game developed outside of Rebellion. The game also marks the first of potentially many externally developed 2000 AD games after announcing it will open up its wealth of iconic IP - such as Judge Dredd and Sláine - to other developers.

Sale now on: Discover the Story of the Rogue Trooper

Tuesday 28th February, 2017

Prepare to make your own way across the toxic wasteland of Nu Earth – grab the print edition of Volume 1 for the special price of £9.99 or buy the entire sage of the Rogue Trooper in digital editions for less than £20!

Nu-Earth – a poisoned planet ravaged by war. Across the battle-scarred landscape stalks a solitary figure, the last of his kind, the disembodied digital personalities of his dead comrades his only company.

He is the Rogue Trooper and his mission is simple – find and kill the traitor general who betrayed the Genetic Infantrymen.

Created by Gerry Finley-Day and fan-favourite artist Dave Gibbons, Tales of Nu Earth brings the stories of the original Rogue Trooper together in four thick collections that are a must for any comic book fan!

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