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Shacknews has a new Rogue Trooper Redux video up with gameplay and a developer interview. Check it out below.

This information comes from a Rebellion spokesperson…

“We’re aiming for complete feature parity with those versions. As of now, we don’t know what extra features [the Switch version] will have, if any. We’re still experimenting with the Switch platform. It’s still pretty recent that we got our kits. So we don’t quite know what that will be.”

– Rogue Trooper Redux will have online multiplayer for the Switch version, just like on other platforms
– Rebellion is aiming to launch all versions of the game at the same time
– This is Rebellion’s hope at the moment, though things can always change
– The new version of the game has been “remade from the ground up with current-gen-quality materials and higher resolution geometry”
– Rogue’s new look in Redux takes him back to the classic style of the comics
– Release date coming “soon”

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– The original game is based on the comic 2000 AD, the same series that Judge Dredd came from
– Tells the story of Rogue, a soldier that was genetically created to fight a battle on a planet that was bombed with all sorts of chemical weapons
– One side is trying to win the war and take control of the entire planet
– Rogue is part of a squad with fellow creations and after a series of orders ends up with him being the only survivor, he sets out to seek his revenge against the general that gave the wrong orders
– Rogue was genetically created
– This lets him withstand the harsh environment that the battles take place in
– While he can’t die, if shot enough, he will die
– If you have enough health in the parts, most of Rogue’s health will regenerate
– If it drops too low, then you need to use a medpak to restore it to its max level
– Standard shooting until one of your fellow soldiers dies and you remove his implant
– That soldiers’ personality he adds it to his gun and then Rogue’s weapon will track enemies when you aim at them
– The gun will start to talk to you at times and also provide an auto tracking function
– As you find other soldiers and claim their chips you gain new abilities, which is in line with the comics
– The game will tell the story, but as its sourced from the comics, it might be limited
– Cutscene at the start that tried to explain just how Rogue and his group came to be and what the humans that created them, or have to work with them, think about these blue skinned fighters

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Rebellion has posted the first gameplay footage from Rogue Trooper Redux, which is slated for Switch. Watch the video below.

A few months ago, Rebellion announced a remaster of its 2006 shooter Rogue Trooper, now called Rogue Trooper Redux. It will be heading to Switch in the near future.

A new “Who is Rogue Trooper?” video feature was published for the game today, detailing Rogue. The clip covers the blue-skinned soldier’s origins and offers a glimpse at his new remastered, in-game character model.

Below is the video:

And an overview of Rogue:

“Rogue is one of the Genetic Infantrymen (‘GIs’), an army of bio-engineered soldiers, created by Southers to fight their all out war against the colonial Nort regime. Not only can GIs survive the poisonous surface of Nu Earth unharmed, but their enhanced abilities make them a phenomenal force.

And yet, Rogue is the last GI standing following a devastating massacre that all but wipes out his kind. Carrying the consciousnesses of three fallen comrades as biochips implanted in his equipment, enhancing his powers further, Rogue transforms from super soldier into a one-man squad of death and destruction. He knows no allegiance but to his own mission, and he is hell-bent on completing it. That mission is REVENGE.”

Rebellion announced today that the company is bringing back its third-person shooter Rogue Trooper. The new version, titled Rogue Trooper Redux, is planned for Switch.

Here’s a brief overview:

“Rogue Trooper Redux delivers a beautiful remaster of one of gaming’s greatest comic book adaptations for the next generation!

Play as Rogue, the iconic, blue-skinned super solider from the 2000 AD comic of the same name, and avenge your fallen comrades across the chemical-blasted wastes of Nu-Earth! Experience tactical third person action and cover-based shooting that feels as fluid now as it ever did.”

And a teaser:

WCCFTech caught up with Rebellion for an interview that was primarily focused on Sniper Elite 4. However, the site also asked a question about Switch. That prompted a representative from Rebellion’s technical department to say that the system “certainly brings some fascinating options to the table”.

Here are the full comments:

“It’s always exciting to see a new console and of course a new Nintendo console. The Switch certainly brings some fascinating options to the table – I know our Co-founder Chris Kingsley said he likes how flexible the controllers are. Currently, we’ve only announced Sniper Elite 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and we’ve got nothing more to announce at the moment.”

Back in the day, Rebellion brought Sniper Elite V2 to Wii U. It’d be interesting to see if the developer would be up to supporting Switch in the future.

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Well before NX was known as Switch, GamesTM spoke with three developers about the system. The UK magazine previously caught up with DrinkBox co-founder Graham Smith, Rebellion Developments co-founder Chris Kingsley, and Zen Studios VP of Publishing Mel Kirk. Now that we’re starting to get an idea as to what Switch actually is (though much more so next month), GamesTM once again posed some questions to these game makers.

You can read the full Q&A about Switch in this month’s issue of GamesTM. However, we did pick out some excerpts below. Smith, Kingsley, and Kirk shared some thoughts about Switch’s power, developing with NVIDIA hardware, and what they’re most excited about.

Last week, Videogamer spoke with Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley to talk Nintendo, including the NX.

Regarding the company in general, Kingsley had only good things to say about the Big N. He told the site:

“Nintendo are brilliant. They’re a fabulous company and I love them. I always feel they’re quite eccentric. They come up with some incredible hardware. Even the Virtual Boy back in the day was really intriguing, and then the clamshell design of their handhelds. To be honest, I just don’t know [whether Rebellion will support NX]. The only way I can answer the question is, when we know what the machine is we’ll see and we’ll have a look. I’ve always loved Nintendo, I love their games and love their hardware.”

As for NX, Kingsley has no idea about what the system actually is at this point. He therefore can’t commit to or rule out support until more information has surfaced, though the door is being left open.