Nostalgic shooter Strafe gets a March release date

Doom-like shooter aims a return to the ’90s

Tongue-in-cheek throwback shooter Strafe is arriving on March 28 on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC, according to publisher Devolver Digital.

The game first garnered attention following the release of an absurdly ’90s trailer back in 2015. Further examination revealed an unabashedly straightforward shooting game, that’s right out of 1998. The game is being developed by indie team Pixel Titans.

“We’re seeing a generational shift of nostalgia from side-scrolling pixel art to primitive 3D,” said developer Thom Glunt in a 2015 interview with Polygon. “We aimed for that 20-year-old aesthetic because I absolutely loved Quake and I loved Doom and I wanted more of it.”

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