Strafe’s ’90s Throwback “Movie” Trailer Is Absurd And Wonderful

To promote the launch of the ’90s-style PC/PS4 shooter Strafe today, publisher Devolver Digital released a wonderful trailer for Strafe: The Official Movie based on the game (but not really).

The trailer is a treat, full of silly and over-the-top moments that aim to emphasize how the game is the “fastest, bloodiest, deadliest, most adjective-abusing, action-packed first-person shooter of 1996.”

Following a delay from March, Strafe is out now on PC and PS4 for $20. The game was made by independent studio Pixel Titans and published by Devolver Digital, which is also behind Hotline Miami and Broforce.

GameSpot’s Strafe review scored the shooter an 8/10.

“As unforgiving, repetitive, and frustrating as it can be, the urge to jump back into the game and take out that frustration on hordes of enemies to the tune of the most-proper soundtrack with a toy box of guns is hard to resist,” reviewer Michael Higham said. “Strafe wears its influences on its sleeve but stands on its own as a fun, intense, and fast-paced shooter with distinguishable charm.”

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