Chuck Norris, Kim Basinger, and Danny Trejo star in a new co-op heist FPS
The Geoffries saw the announcement of a new cooperative heist FPS tonight with a 90’s set and an extreme 90’s cast. ’90s actors starring in Crime Boss: Rockay City include Michael Madsen, Kim Basinger, Danny Glover, Danny Trejo, and even Vanilla Ice and Chuck Norris. The game looks a lot like Payday, but honestly I’m always up for more heists. Check out the trailer below.
Crime Boss: Rockay City is set in a fictional town in 1990s Florida. The old crime boss has fallen and new ones are vying for the throne. One of them is Travis Barker (played by Reservoir Dogs ear enthusiast Michael Madsen), and that’s us. So, with a team of thugs (played by Michael Rooker, Kim Basinger, Danny Glover and Damion Poitier) we’ll be heist and fight for territory, taking on rival bosses (played by the likes of Danny Trejo and Vanilla Ice). and Chuck Norris as Sheriff.
Breaking the budget on big names always makes me wary, but I love heists and I’m crossing my fingers for it. It’s odd how some of their digital counterparts look the way they did in the ’90s, while others are clearly their current faces (if I look at you in particular, Vanilla Ice).
The marketing blurb describes Crime Boss’ campaign as “roguelike,” but doesn’t explain what that means. Curious! In addition to a single player campaign, there will be four player cooperative multiplayer, and that’s what I want most. A well-orchestrated Payday heist could be gorgeous, some of the most tense and satisfying multiplayer moments I’ve ever had.
I should note that Damion Poitier, the one actor you probably won’t recognize from this bump of names, played the robber Chains in Payday 2. I don’t think this game’s inspirations are a secret.
Crime Boss: Rockay City is due out on March 28, 2023 via the Epic Games Store, priced at £35. It is made by Ingame Studios, a new crew in the Czech Republic, and published by 505 Games. It will also be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Xeriex XS.
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