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Shoot Many Robots PC release date announced

Shoot Many Robots PC release date announced

Pre-order through Steam for Half-Life, Portal and TF2 in-game goodies.

Four player co-op run and gun RPG shooter Shoot Many Robots launches on PC on 6th April, Ubisoft has announced.

It costs 7.99. Pre-order through Steam and you'll get a number of bonuses. Buy three copies of the game and you get one free as part of the Steam Four Pack. Pre-order and you'll get Gordon Freeman from Half-Life gear to wear, the turrets from Portal will replace some of the enemy robots, and a special backpack from Team Fortress 2, the Chopper Bot, for the Pyro and Medic classes.

The PC version boasts "sexier" graphics, fuelled by up to a 2560x1600 resolution and 60 fps. The controls and interface have been optimised for PC, and include Facebook matchmaking, Steam achievements and integrated voice chat.

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Shoot Many Robots Review

Shoot Many Robots Review

Truth in advertising.

There are two opposing stylistic schools in indie development at the moment. One favours ambiguity and opacity: games like Dear Esther, laden with deeper meaning, where the titles themselves are part of a larger riddle for the player to unravel. Then there are games like Shoot Many Robots, where bluntness rules the roost, the simple gameplay mechanisms shamelessly showcased in the title - arcade gaming with a side order of irony.

So it comes as no surprise that in Shoot Many Robots you will, indeed, shoot many robots. The robots don't represent a fragmented memory or deliver loverlorn sonnets as they perish under your unending hail of bullets. They're just robots. Evil robots. And you must shoot them.

The 'you' in this scenario is P. Walter Tugnut, the sort of broad redneck stereotype that games were strangely obsessed with in the 1990s. He's been hoarding weaponry in preparation for a robot apocalypse only he believes is coming, and when the local factory starts pumping out waves of metallic monsters, his foresight proves advantageous.

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Shoot Many Robots release date, price details

Shoot Many Robots release date, price details

May help mech up your mind.

Cel-shaded side-scroller Shoot Many Robots will be released for PlayStation Network on 13th March and a day later on Xbox Live Arcade, publisher Ubisoft has announced.

It'll cost 7.99 on PS3, or 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360.

Launch plans for the game's PC version remain under wraps, however.

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