The announcement trailer from developer Jutsu Games offers a closer look at its medieval take on the old-school action game, Rustler. Slated to release later this year on PS4 and PS5, players can look forward to stealing horses, robbing peasants, and committing more medieval antics similar to the original top-down sandbox game, Grand Theft Auto. Recently, publisher Modus Games went into detail on what to expect on the PlayStation blog.
Referring to himself as “Grand Theft Horse,” Rustler gives players control of Guy, a tough-as-nails peasant whose journey begins after waking up in a dazed and confused stupor. In addition to stealing horses, players can fight local law enforcement knights and even scare townspeople disguised as Death. Ultimately, the players aim to earn enough money to participate in the Grand Tournament, win, and take the princess’s hand in marriage.
Like the game it’s inspired by, Rustler offers players a variety of native tools from the Middle Ages, as well as some modern elements. Weapons such as crossbows, spears, swords, and flails are available, as well as modern weapons such as holy hand grenades. Additionally, the game features a mix of medieval and hip-hop music courtesy of a bard that players can hire in-game.
The game largely revolves around players going off the beaten track in search of the medieval gangster lifestyle. That includes causing chaos in towns and cities, participating in medieval martial arts (MMA) cage fights, horse racing, and even taxi services. Even cooler is that the game features a wanted system, though of course instead of being chased in a car, the law follows Guy on horseback. Getting rid of the law is simple though – players can slip into a nearby Pimp-a-Horse to give it a makeover.
Rustler w as originally available for PC via Steam Early Access from February 18 for $ Rustler – Announcement Trailer25. The trailer doesn’t come with a release date, though Publisher Modus Games intends to release the game for PlayStation, as well as Switch and Xbox sometime later in 2021. As well as fans of the original GTA games above Going down, those who like the latest Chinatown Wars will find this game familiar in style and action.
For PC gamers more used to the 3D generation of Grand Theft Auto, the nearly 8-year-old game recently received a graphics tweak that completely overhauls Los Santos and gives it a fresh new look.
Rustler is in early access on Steam and will launch later this year for PS4 and PS5, with the PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S versions still in development.