Gunbrella’s release date sees its Murdery Poppins float down to shoot monsters in the face later this month
Gunbrella continues to look top-notch, the side-scrolling action-adventure serving up a does-what-it-says-on-the-tin approach to combining the floaty platforming of an umbrella with the shoot-everything-in-the-face simplicity of a gun. Now we know when we’ll be able to actually play it – and it’s soon!
Gunbrella will glide gracefully down onto PC on September 13th, newly Devolver-owned devs Doinksoft have announced. Alongside that date comes a new gameplay trailer, showing Gunbrella’s gruff woodsman hero seeking revenge with brolly in hand by hopping around and shotgunning a load of grizzly Lovecraftian creatures. There’s a lot of rain, a couple of boats, a train and a deeply unsettling chorus of children singing that I now can’t clear out of my brain. Thanks, Gunbrella.
The gameplay also showcases Gunbrella’s floaty-shooty platforming, the manoeuvrable hero hopping between walls and dashing through the air while firing off shots. That same movement will also be used to discover secrets in the metroidvania-like world as the woodsman upgrades the murder-brolly with collected scrap and parts and backtracks to locations during their investigation.
Image credit: Devolver Digital
The game’s story will follow the revenge plot of the main character as they venture into a strange town in search of answers, before apparently finding that the solution to their questions is to shoot a lot of supernatural monsters, kidnapper cultists and other baddies.