The year is 2091. You were hacked and used as a tool to kill the Boss of Heaven. Your brother was kidnapped, and it’s up to you to find him in the dangerous neon, cybernetic metropolis of Rengkok City. Welcome to the world of Reikon Games’ Ruiner, a top-down shooter inspired by cult cyberpunk anime.

A new announcement today revealed that in addition to its PC release, Ruiner will get a console release for both Xbox One and PS4 this summer. According to Reikon Games’ Magdalena Tomkowicz, “most of the comments and messages” they’ve received were about the possibility of a console release. The announcement will no doubt please many gamers looking forward to the game.

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Ruiner features brutal, hardcore top-down shooter gameplay. When we covered the game at PAX South, one of our writers got rocked. You’ll fight against armies of guards and deadly assassins with aggressive, but not unfair A.I. Hideouts are decked in mines, traps, and sentry guns. You’ll need to make use of weapons and gadgets well, in addition to a lot of skill. Combining your gadgets with your weapons will let you unleash righteous chaotic revenge upon your opponents. For example, Dashing with your Energy Shield results in a powerful attack.

Ruiner also has a fantastic soundtrack. Sidewalks & Skeletons, Natalia Zamilska, and famed Japanese composer Susumu Hirasawa (Paranoia Agent, Millennium Actress) are some of the names involved with the game. In our previous coverage of the game, we’ve stated that the music is “one of the factors that pump you up to keep going.”

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Ruiner will release this summer for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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