Developer Big Z Studios Inc. and publisher No More Robots have announced the release of ‘Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath: Vengance of the Slayer’, a retro 2.5D shooter spinoff (“boomer shooter”) of Hypnospace Outlaw coming to Xbox consoles, PC, and Game Pass on the 1st of June. Once upon a decade and some ago, Zane was making the coolest first-person shooter on the planet and just as the game was about to ship—the master CD-ROM disappeared. Years would pass before the big man would find the game once more and release it to the world. A world that is ready to be shocked by the crass, crude, and sometimes cruel world of 1999. Zane’s mum’s gone boom by the evil Psyko Sindikate and Zane goes all out to ‘revenge’ her in this over-the-top boomer shooter.
Check out the announcement trailer and (the slightly modified) press release below. The Xbox Store page can be found right here, and the game will be available to the masses June 1st, launching into Xbox Game Pass. The perfect date for Zane to kick the player (you) in the nards.
Slayers X, the Hypnospace spinoff, comes to PC and Game Pass on June 1
Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath: Vengance of the Slayer, the batsh*t first-person Hypnospace Outlaw spin-off, is finally launching on June 1, for both PC and Game Pass.
This is a tough one to explain, so buckle up.
Developer Zane Lofton of Big Z Studios, the creator of Slayers X, started making Slayers X back in 1999. Unfortunately, just as he was close to completing his masterpiece, the CD-ROM went missing and was lost. Decades went by before Zane finally found it again, and the game is now ready to launch, published by No More Robots.
Except that Zane doesn’t actually exist, and none of this is true.
Watch the Slayers X Release Date reveal
Zane is a character from the award-winning Hypnospace Outlaw, and Slayers X is a spin-off from Hypnospace, created by the original Hypnospace team. But that’s not going to stop us from pretending like Zane is real, and is ready to kick you in the nards with his ridiculous, 18-rated turd-em-up.
Zane’s mom has been blown up by the Psyko Sindikate, and Zane is on a path to revenge her. Underneath this pile of blood, gore and toilet jokes, Slayers X aims to capture the feel of shooters from the 90s, in the very same way that Hypnospace Outlaw perfectly captured operating systems from that same period.
It honestly has be played to be believed, with over-the-top weapons, cutscenes that could have been pulled from a different era, and a protagonist who cannot stop commenting on every single thing that happens, in the most crude manner possible.
Slayers X will launch on Steam and Game Pass for PC and Xbox on June 1.