Today, Weappy Studio and publisher THQ Nordic announced Rebel Cops, a turn-based stealth tactics game that is set in a universe of This Is the Police, an adventure strategy series from the same developer. In addition to announcing the game for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, the pair also revealed the game's release date, which is pretty soon. More specifically, the game will arrive on September 17, offering up 15 hours of "challenging" gameplay for just $10.
To celebrate the announcement, the duo have also revealed the game's first-ever trailer, which reveals an art-style and atmosphere very similar to This Is the Police and its sequel, but otherwise reveals a game that looks very different than the two games.
"Rebel Cops is a turn-based tactics stealth game set in the This Is the Police universe," reads an official elevator pitch of the game. "In Rebel Cops, you control a squad of ex-police officers united by a desire to take down their town’s new criminal overlord. The spin-off will focus on turn-based stealth gameplay, with unforgiving combat and vast levels to explore.
- Fight the corrupt authority: After criminal mastermind Viktor Zuev took over the town of Ripton, you and your fellow police officers have gone rogue to do what must be done. Perform tactical turn-based missions to undermine Zuev’s allies and bring the power back to the people.
- No hitpoints, no forgiveness: You are outmanned and outgunned. Use stealth tactics and cover to approach the enemy quietly and take them down before they can raise any alarms. There are no health bars in Rebel Cops! Once shot, your officers will bleed out unless you act fast to save them.
- Explore, loot, and watch your back: Rebel Cops features a large number of scenarios, from compact operations to big, open-ended locations to explore. Build up your street cred in Ripton by helping out local folks in side missions and get rewarded for exploring the levels thoroughly.
- Take the high moral road – or not: Justice must be served, but it’s up to you to choose how that happens. Will you play by Zuev’s merciless rules? Will you help the desperate townspeople, even if it means putting your operation at risk? In Rebel Cops, your reputation will affect your team’s morale and even the merchants’ prices.