If you're after a retro-style stealth 'em up in the vein of the pre-Solid Metal Gear games (with a little more tongue-in-cheek humour than ol' 8-bit Snake), indie dev Unepic_Fran has just the thing for you. UnMetal was previously revealed for Steam where there's been a playable demo available for some time, but now its release date is confirmed: Jesse Fox is incoming on Switch and other platforms on 28th September.
Versus Evil is the publisher bringing this indie game to consoles large and not-so-large. UnMetal features a heft dose '80s movie and TV nods and combines its OTT narrative with "top down 2D pixel-art visuals for a distinctly retro feel", as you can see in the official launch trailer above.
Playing as Jesse Fox, you'll be conducting covert ops (obviously) and will have to escape a clandestine military base (is there any other kind?) after being captured by ne'er-do-wells and held for a crime you didn’t commit (natch).
In an effort to escape, you'll be crafting various objects, "including toilet paper (unscented, unpatterned and single ply), circuit boards, rusty wire and even a guard's eye patch and glass eye". Throw in some upgradable skills and everyone's a winner. Except the poor guard you just clobbered over the head after distracting him with a shiny penny.
It all sounds deliciously genre-tastic, and — as seen in the trailer above — it's shot through with enough knowing humour to stop things getting too overwrought.
Here are some screen shots to enjoy before the game launches on 28th September:
Picking up on what UnMetal's putting down? Will you be escaping a top-down military compound come the end of the month? Grab your eyepatch and let us know below.