Wanted: Dead is a stylish slasher we have had our eye on for a little while now. Developed by Soleil, a studio that includes talent responsible for creating Ninja Gaiden (a series from which a lot of inspiration was taken) and Dead or Alive, combat is the primary verb in the game, and it's designed to be difficult.

While it is stated that the initial string of combos players will be introduced to will be enough to make it through the opening hours of the game, but mastery of more advanced combat mechanics will be required to overcome some of the game's toughest encounters.

It honestly feels like something of a throwback to the halcyon days of the PS2, which is a time we often find ourselves nostalgic for. One of Wanted: Dead's playable in-game minigames is even getting a free, standalone release on PS5, which you don't see every day.

Wanted: Dead is coming to PS5 and PS4 on Valentine's Day, 14th February; the perfect game to share if you have a special someone in your life or to console yourself with if you don't. What do you think of the run-and-gun gameplay on display? Let us know in the comments section below.

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