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Kingpin: Life of Crime remaster coming to Switch as Kingpin: Reloaded

Posted on January 17, 2020 by (@brodee922) in News, Switch, Videos

Kingpin: Life of Crime is getting a complete remaster and it’s coming to the Switch. Known as Kingpin: Reloaded, this new edition of the 1999 classic first-person shooter is being developed by 3D Realms and they have made the announcement on the official Twitter page in preparation for PAX South today.

Here’s the first information on Kingpin: Reloaded as well as a trailer:

In a stylized noir art deco gangland that never was, the Kingpin rules above all else with a bloody fist. When his lieutenant Nikki Blanco leaves a no-name Thug battered and broken, the upstart criminal rises from a puddle of blood, lead pipe in hand and revenge in mind.

Kingpin: Reloaded brings new life to the Quake II engine classic. 4K resolution, ultrawide support, and improved graphics in Enhanced mode enable the beautifully-depicted metropolitan nightmare shine. Controller support makes the game more accessible for anyone who wants to explore the depths of Kingpin’s depravity. Overall improvements like new quest and conversation systems make Reloaded even better than the original.

Stalk lamp-lit streets and take down rival gangs to let the Kingpin know his end is nigh. Kingpin’s immersive sim elements allow the Thug to recruit other gangsters with a conversation system. Increase the Thug’s influence through multiple hub-based missions. Run with the gang on a violent warpath with upgradeable weapons including Tommy guns, bazookas, and more. Location-based damage leads to bloody, thrilling battles: kneecap, maim, or go for the head.

If that sounds too extreme, try No Violence mode. However, the “colorful” language proudly used by Kingpin’s gangsters remains. Lean even further into that era and start fragging in Gang Bang mode’s old-school multiplayer.

The tentative release date for Kingpin: Reloaded is 2020 on Switch.

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