Midnight Fight Express is a brand new isometric brawler created by one man, Jacob Dzwinel, and revealed at Gamescom. The gameplay, and to a sure diploma, the artstyle, appear to be they draw inspiration from the Hotline Miami video games, now on Xbox.
The trailer for Midnight Fight Express is a brief one, and so the tone of the sport is considerably tough to pin down. While Hotline Miami has a disturbing, surreal tone just like the participant is trapped in a nightmare, with Midnight Fight Express it is tough to inform how a lot is satire and the way a lot is critical. At least one scene, nonetheless, is certainly satire.
The scene takes place proper on the finish of the trailer, and it is a callback to an notorious scene in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The scene, just lately trending on Twitter, is named “No Russian,” for a line spoken by one of many characters. Several characters, the protagonist included, are driving an elevator and, as half of a bigger plot, they step out after the road is spoken and proceed to gun down civilians in an airport. The scene in Midnight Fight Express seemingly begins the identical means, however has a really totally different outcome.
The participant character, wearing nothing however pants, sneakers, and a horse masks (nearly actually one other direct Hotline Miami callback) enters the elevator after the road “no Russian” is spoken. He then proceeds to beat up all of the gunmen inside, regardless of their benefit of numbers and weapons. It’s nearly sure that no matter bloodbath was deliberate by the lads within the elevator, it’s completely foiled by the protagonist. Even although the unique “No Russian” scene was nearly very totally different, it was most likely by no means this totally different within the authentic draft for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
As to why this scene is parodied in Midnight Fight Express in any respect, at this level, it is nonetheless not possible to say. If the sport is extra critical, it could possibly be a commentary on violence in a roundabout way, just like Katana Zero speaking concerning the horrors of struggle, one thing hopefully expanded on in the upcoming DLC.
If Midnight Fight Express has a much less critical tone, this may need been included as nothing greater than a joking reference to a violent scene in an already comically violent recreation. It will definitely be a enjoyable job to check which is extra violent, Midnight Fight Express or the recreation revealed proper earlier than it, Cult of the Lamb.
Midnight Fight Express is coming to PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One in Summer 2022.