While perusing the World Wide Web a month or so ago, I came across a couple of screenshots for a game that reminded me of those vibrant movie posters of the 1950s and 1960s. Posters and art with silhouetted figures surrounded by grainy, cracked backgrounds. Just like those posters, the images in those screenshots let your imagination run wild on what this game could be.
The game in question is called Counterspy, an upcoming title from San Francisco based Devs Dynamighty. This espionage tale mashes classic action side-scrolling with a gorgeous art style reminiscent of old school James Bond movies. The distinct Cold War Era visual style fleshes out the world in which you play the role of a super spy trying to save the world from mass destruction.
In an interview on the Playstation Blog; Lead Designer, David Nottingham gives us the back-story:
As an elite member of C.O.U.N.T.E.R., your goal is to infiltrate, sabotage, and strike at the heart of two opposing Super Powers embroiled in a frenetic Arms Race that threatens the existence of humanity. You are countering the insane plans of these Cold War foes, raiding their seemingly impregnable bases and undermining their mad military machinations, all before they can launch their ever more ridiculous weapons of mass destruction against each other.
I for one love to see games like this on the market and when it comes out you will be able to pick it up on PS3, PS Vita or Mobile devices. To get a peek at the game in action check out a gameplay video courtesy of Gamespot below: