If you're a fan of intense side-scrolling action and 90s anime-infused visuals, then you'll definitely want to keep an eye on Slave Zero X. Slashing to PS5 next year on the 21st February, this is actually a prequel to the original Slave Zero — remembered as something of a cult hit — which released all the way back in 1999.
The official press releases tells us all we need to know: "A satisfyingly punishing game, Slave Zero X sees players fusing with a sentient death-dealing biosuit to do battle against the violent forces of the tyrannical SovKhan. Featuring multiple gameplay modes and a variety of futuristic 2.5D dystopian urban levels to battle through, players will string together brutal combos and fight through waves of genetically enhanced biopunk opponents — all to the tune of a gnarly synth soundtrack."
What's more, the aforementioned antagonist, SovKhan, will be voiced by two distinguished actors: Jamieson Price in English (Sojiro Sakura in Persona 5, Ovan in .hack//G.U.) and Hidekatsu Shibata in Japanese (Monkey D. Dragon in One Piece, King Bradley in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sarutobi in Naruto).
It's worth noting that Slave Zero X will also have a physical release, which comes with a 'PlayStation-themed Shou skin', a manual with art (remember those?), and a controls reference card.
Meanwhile, the Deluxe Edition comes with all of the above plus comics by 'DC and Marvel veterans', an art book, a dual Slave Zero and Slave Zero X soundtrack, and postcards.
If Slave Zero X plays as good as it looks, action fans will be in for a treat — but is this hardcore hack-and-slasher on your radar? Never stop slicing in the comments section below.