Akira-Esque Boss Rush Gripper Gets Shuhei Yoshida Revved Up For Its Early 2023 Release


 Independent developer Heart Core recently attended GamesCom Asia to showcase their upcoming cyber bike boss rush game, GripperGripper is a story-driven action game with boss fights on wheels. Tear your enemies apart with a grappling hook. Rip out their metal hearts to gain abilities. Rescue your family and uncover the secrets of the collapsing world. Watch the announcement trailer here.

While attending GamesCom Asia, one of the largest industry events in Asia with over 3,000 industry veterans, Gripper caught the attention of Shuhei Yoshida, the former president of Sony Interactive Entertainment. Taking to Twitter, Shuhei Yoshida expressed how much he enjoyed playing the game, and he “Hope to play it again when it develops further”.


Lead developer, Kirill Zolovkin, described his meeting with Shuhei Yoshida as “A childhood dream coming true. I watched him showcase PlayStation consoles as a fan, and now he’s at my booth, playing my game – what a lovely day!”

Gripper plays out in a dystopian world plagued with mystery and loss. Players take the role of None, a cyber bike riding, grapple hook-wielding hero on a mission to find and save his loved ones. Progressing through the post-apocalyptic landscapes will see None have to make vital narrative choices, navigate torturous terrain and face off against some ferocious foes.

The goal of every boss fight; slay your foe and rip out their heart. Every enemy’s heart will provide None with a memory of a loved one and a new ability to equip the cyber bike. Players can build their dream cyber bike killing machine by increasing the power of the grapple hook, mounting a rail gun on the back, or deploying enemy-seeking drones.

Key features

Boss fights on wheels. Ride, slide, and dodge to master Gripper’s unique movement and combat mechanics. Crush enemies, rip out their weapons, and use them against them. Build the perfect bike, from energy boosters to spawnable drones, mines, and gadgets.

Grip and Rip. Control the battlefield with the bike’s hook. Use it to grip the environment, grab and throw explosives or even rip enemies apart. Gripper challenges players to find unique ways to slay each bosses.

Cinematic story-driven action. None’s story is one of mystery and loss. Traverse the dystopian cyber landscapes in search of answers to your past. Help None make vital choices. Every answer uncovered is another loved one put at risk, so go forth and save None’s family.

Progression and customization. Kill. Upgrade. Repeat. Each grueling encounter will reward players with a new special ability, lethal gadgets, and sometimes rare skins. Players can customize the Gripper experience to play and look how they want.

Gripper will launch for PC (Steam, Epic Game Store, GOG, and Humble) in Early 2023. Gripper will also release on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch later in 2023.

If you’re interested in covering the game now, please request access to the beta below. The beta build provides the opening story sequence and the first boss fight, offering the perfect taste of what to expect when Gripper launches next year.
 Request your key here: https://requestkey.net/f2a9te

Useful links

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTI3Gv7BgHE

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gripper_action

Website: http://www.gripper-game.com/

Steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1336380/Gripper/


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