Legendary super-soldier squad G.I. Joe made a surprise appearance at the PC Gaming Show today in a new trailer for G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra, a retro-style beat-em-up that pits Duke, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, and other members of the team against the nefarious forces of Cobra.
Fists are clearly the weapon of choice in Wrath of Cobra, but players will also be able to take advantage of guns, explosives, and other implements of violent do-goodery as they battle evil across Cobra Island, G.I. Joe’s headquarters, Cobra’s secret underwater base, and other familiar locales. Fighters can string together combos, dodge and parry enemy attacks, and take advantage of special abilities as they fight solo or in groups of up to four in online or couch co-op play to “overcome the odds and save the world” from Cobra Commander’s latest bonkers and presumably wildly impractical scheme.
“G.I. Joe is an absolute classic franchise with one of the best fanbases,” said Kerry Vandenberg, co-founder of developer Maple Powered Games. “Working on this game is a dream come true and it’s been a blast creating the game I’ve always wanted to see for G.I. Joe. We’re honored to G.I.ve G.I. Joe fans the video game they deserve with the most authentic experience possible.”
A community playtest that was announced in September has concluded, but Maple Powered Games said more sessions are coming. Details, including dates, are still being firmed up, but the focus of the upcoming tests will be on multiplayer action. If you’d like to take part, you can sign up on the G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra Discord server.