informa
3 min read
article

Turbo Overkill, Adrenaline-Fueled Cyberpunk FPS, Blasts into Early Access Today

A new FPS legend is born from the original FPS publisher
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW ZEALAND — April 22, 2022 — Turbo Overkill, the hyper-fast-paced cyberpunk FPS published by Apogee Entertainment with a delicious mix of retro style and modern graphics, reimagines the golden years of impeccably designed shooters on Steam Early Access for PC today. Developer Trigger Happy Interactive takes aim at Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions for the 1.0 release later this year.

Apogee Entertainment, the legendary company behind global hits like Max Payne, Rise of the Triad, Duke Nukem 3D, Wolfenstein 3D, Prey, and more, unleashes a new kind of shooter—a beautiful union of secret-filled levels, pulse-pounding kills, and fluid, lightning-fast movement.

Turbo Overkill enters Early Access with eight dense, multi-layered stages, plus secret arenas, multiple difficulty settings, tons of character upgrades, and unlockable content. Five to eight hours of gameplay await even the most diehard shooter veterans, with more stages, abilities, guns, challenges, and quality-of-life features set for the coming months. 

Johnny Turbo returns home to the cyberpunk hellscape of Paradise and finds that a rogue AI named Syn has seized control of thousands of augmented bodies. To take back his city, Johnny must augment his own. Rev up the chainsaw leg, reload your arm rockets, and unleash a torrent of high-powered weapons against an entire city that wants you dead—just another day in Paradise.

Inspired by genre giants like Quake II, Titanfall, and BioShock, Turbo Overkill marries hyperspeed, pixel-perfect gunplay with the freedom to try different playstyles. Outrun and outgun with frenzied stunts like wall-running, grapple-swinging, and car-surfing. Upgrade the arm rockets for devastating close-range volleys. Reap aggressive rewards with chainsaw leg mods that increase mobility or restore health with kills.

“To this day, the classic shooters I grew up on are still masterclasses in tight, focused design,” said Sam Prebble, one-half of Trigger Happy Interactive. “Turbo Overkill kneels at the altar of the greats, but I admire how modern games give us more ways to express ourselves. I can’t wait to see how players and their badass creativity blow my levels wide open.”

Turbo Overkill is out now via Steam Early Access for PC at $19.95 with support for English text and voice. Speed over to Twitter and follow @turbo_overkill and @Apogee_Ent, subscribe to the Apogee Entertainment YouTube channel, and join the official Trigger Happy Interactive and Apogee Entertainment Discord servers.

About Trigger Happy Interactive

Founded by Sam Prebble, the lone developer of acclaimed, award-winning DOOM II conversion mod Total Chaos, Trigger Happy Interactive is a group of hardcore first-person shooter fans making games they want to play. Turbo Overkill is their debut release.

About Apogee Entertainment

Apogee Software’s pioneering journey began in 1987, when Scott Miller decided to split his new game, Kingdom of Kroz, into three episodes, with the first episode available as free shareware. The “Apogee model” of distribution revolutionized PC gaming and catapulted Apogee Software to global renown. As an indie publisher, Apogee (and its later incarnation, 3D Realms) would introduce the world to id Software, Remedy Entertainment, Parallax Software, and other video game superstars in the making. As a developer, Apogee would innovate and inspire in equal measure, creating treasured characters and franchises like Duke Nukem, Max Payne, Shadow Warrior, and Prey en route to earning over a billion dollars.

The new Apogee Entertainment, with founder Scott Miller and longtime partner Terry Nagy at the helm, will empower today’s incredibly talented indie developers, paving the way for their global success with innovative ideas, cutting-edge marketing, and the same fearlessness that changed the industry. 

Media Contacts

Kyle Prahl / Haylee Kiedrowski
Stride PR for Apogee Entertainment
[email protected] / [email protected]

Latest Jobs

Disbelief

Chicago, Illinois
05.10.22
Producer

Build a Rocket Boy Games

Edinburgh, Scotland
05.12.22
Lead Animation Programmer

Windwalk Games

Austin, Texas
05.16.22
Game Designer

Sucker Punch Productions

Bellevue, Washington
05.10.22
Campaign Director
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Register for a
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Account

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Register for a

Game Developer Account

Gain full access to resources (events, white paper, webinars, reports, etc)
Single sign-on to all Informa products

Register
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more