Rebellion's remastering Rogue Trooper

Rogue Trooper Redux is being developed in partnership with experienced United Kingdom studio TickTock Games, making it the first 2000 AD game developed outside of Rebellion. ROGUE TROOPER REDUX will bring 2000 AD®'s blue-skinned GI to Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC. It never set the world on fire back on PS2, Xbox and PC, but achieved a cult status.

We haven't learned of a release date yet, but Rebellion promises us that more information will be forthcoming. Rogue, one of the most feared soldiers on Nu Earth, is the last of his bio-engineered squadron walking, but he has three friends talking via the biochips installed in his equipment.

Here's a blast from the past: Rebellion is remastering Rogue Trooper. It's also another sign of the big business that's coming from nostalgia, be it selling retro consoles like the NES Classic or bringing back old games.

The Great Britain-based studio announced it's working on Rogue Trooper: Redux, a remaster of 2006's original.

Created by beloved writer Gerry Finley-Day and groundbreaking artist Dave Gibbons, Rogue Trooper has been a comic book mainstay since 1981 and has even included contributions from Alan Moore, writer of Watchmen and V for Vendetta. It was the second game from Rebellion based on characters from the universe, the first being Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death in 2003.

Bred for war by the Southers in their endless conflict with the colonial Nort regime, the GIs were the only troops that could fight on Nu Earth's surface without respirators or sealed HAZMAT suits, giving them a huge advantage in combat.

  • Carolyn Briggs