JoyMasher’s Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider Joins The Arcade Crew

Bless The Moon


Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider | Featured

Days like today, I truly wish that Konami would just hire the talented folks at JoyMasher full time. They have rekindled the things that made the Contra games so amazing, and even managed to bring modern conveniences to the fray. Recently they’re behind the amazing Blazing Chrome, but there’s not a game from JoyMasher that hasn’t been great. But thankfully, Konami’s loss is our gain, most notably the good folks at The Arcade Crew. Together with JoyMasher, they’re bringing us a new 16-bit adventure called Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider.

Moonrider | Boss

I’ll admit up front, I’ve been following the progress of this game since it was just called Moonrider. And now knowing it will get the extra special push from The Arcade Crew, I’m even more excited about it. But if you haven’t been following the game already, here’s a quick snapshot of what to expect:

Moonrider | Blades

Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider’s design holds the best classic action game elements in the laser-precise sights of its starring ninja, keeping combat snappy, responsive and challenging. Powerful modifier chips are guarded and hidden throughout the adventure, allowing the cyborg super soldier to customize its fighting style while gaining killer advantages and abilities. The game’s gorgeously bleak world expertly recreates the 16-bit era through intricate pixel art and crunchy audio, building a striking, compact gauntlet across eight deadly stages. Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider revels in top-notch, refined platforming action for a tight, focused experience that never lets its blade get dull.

Moonrider | Moonlight

I’m sure some of you are already drooling, but here’s more reasons to be excited. Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is coming to the following systems in Fall of 2022 – Amazon Luna, PlayStation consoles, Steam and Switch. If that’s not enough, please watch the trailer below. And stay tuned to HPP for more exciting projects from JoyMasher and The Arcade Crew.

Josh Speer
Got my start in the industry at oprainfall, but been a game fanatic since I was young. Indie / niche advocate and fan of classics like Mega Man, Castlevania and Super Metroid. Enjoys many genres, including platformers, turn based / tactical RPGs, rhythm and much more. Champion of PAX West and Knight of E3.

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