With a cast featuring the likes of Kim Basinger, Chuck Norris, and Michael Madsen, we had hoped 90s-inspired organised crime outing Crime Boss: Rockay City would be some kind of story-driven GTA-esque adventure. Unfortunately, the reality is that it’s a Payday-esque co-op first-person shooter, although there will also be a single player campaign, according to the press release.

This first gameplay footage is clearly heavily co-op focused, though. It starts out with a stealth infiltration-style sequence, before you and your teammates raid a vault and work together to extract the loot. While it certainly doesn’t look bad, we feel like we’ve played this before: the waves of resistance get stronger as the mission nears its conclusion, and so too does the amount of armour they’re wearing.

It looks okay, and honestly we’re quite impressed by the vibrant skylines on display – but it’s not entirely what we wanted based on the original trailer. The jury’s out.

[source youtube.com, via gematsu.com]