Post-Apocalyptic Metroidbrawler BUCK Hits Steam Early Access on March 17, 2017; Launch Trailer Released

on March 10, 2017 9:50 AM

Three-man independent developer Wave Interactive has announced that BUCK  is set to release on PC via Steam Early Access on March 17, 2017. And to accompany this announcement, the developer has also released a new launch trailer.

A former successful Kickstarter title, BUCK is a story-driven, 2D Action-Adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. In it you play as Buck, a motorcycle garage mechanic who decides to leave everything he knows behind in order to find the truth behind a girl’s disappearance; all while struggling to adjust himself to a world he doesn’t fully understand.

Throughout the game you will traverse the wasteland while fighting and talking your way through junkyards, mountain passes, ghost towns, and survivor outposts. While on this journey you will also be trying to piece together the reasons that brought this world you’re exploring and its rugged inhabitants to their knees.

Here’s a rundown of the game’s core features:

  • Traverse the sands of Venganza: a carefully built 2D world with hidden passages, dark secrets and remorseless characters.

  • Destroy enemies with Buck’s own hand crafted, upgradeable weapons.

  • Unlock new weapons and combos as you progress.

  • Explore unique levels with branching paths and hidden areas.

  • Earn Scraps and loot unique items to upgrade your arsenal, craft ammunition and improve healing items.

  • Negotiate with the salty denizens of Westown, wayward merchants and mysterious mercenaries, each with their own goal and agenda.

BUCK is in development for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, and PS4. Below, you can check out its Steam Early Access launch trailer.

Additionally, the game is currently playable at PAX East 2017, which started today and ends on March 12th.

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