A fight’s brewing in Hololasso County, so get that trigger finger ready for Cowboy 3030, the roguelite third-person shooter from Soy Boy Games, recruiting gunslingers on PC via Steam in Q1 2024, and later on consoles.
The nefarious Nebularos gang of robo-alien miscreants and tyrants have set foot in Hololasso County, enacting a reign of terror across the futuristic Wild West. Answer the local resistance’s call for aid to re-establish law and order in fast-paced shootouts inspired by bullet hells. Learn enemy patterns, avoid blue attacks, dodge through red attacks and acquire weapons and upgrades to become the ultimate techno-cowboy.
As privates like the Electro Lasso-swinging Calix and the Precision Rifle-brandishing Keri, bring henchman low and pilfer the Nebularos’ bases to scrounge up all the coins and blasters a plucky hero could need – scraps and all! Dust desperados one after another, and take on the gang’s leaders, infamous in their cruelties and casualty-counts, from the nefarious Blade Mistress to the Mechanical Bull and The Vulture.
Choose to save scurrying Hololasso locals as any above board cowboy would, and reap the benefits of good deeds. Receive extra health upgrades and discounts in local shops from the friendly Willa. However, for those choosing not to spare innocent civilians and become an outlaw themselves, the sly Silas stands by, ready to make risky deals of all sorts, like increasing base damage… at a cost.
Die and retry while unlocking a deadly arsenal of the likes of the AK4700, the M99, the Electric Bow, or trusty shotguns, rifles, and revolvers to bring into later runs in classic roguelite fashion. Choose from upgrades like the Big Bullet, perfect for a dramatic entry, or the Ghost Cowboy, letting those with quick feet slyly slip past certain types of attacks. Master the distinct playstyles of each character, each one providing a fresh experience, run after run.
Get up close and personal with Calix’s close-ranged revolver, make good use of the Electro Lasso ability to stay aggressive while hitting multiple targets, and stun incoming targets with a useful Flash Bang. Or, keep a distance from enemies and deal serious damage with Keri’s long-distance marksman rifle, shoot through the Electro Screen for more powerful shots, and aim for a strike with the Bowling Bomb, dealing even more damage at longer distances. Learn the ins and outs of each character’s loadout and distinct reloading style and get those bounties turned in!
“Cowboy 3030 is our take on a third-person shooter that focuses less on taking cover from a screen covered in bullets, and more on strategic movement and getting the hang of enemy attack patterns,” said Soy Boy Games founder George Chiu. “We’re looking forward to seeing players strap on their cowboy boots and step into our futuristic western adventure.”
Cowboy 3030 is scheduled for Early Access release on PC via Steam in Q1 2024, and will release on consoles later.