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In Nefarious, you play as the boss fighting against heroes

Nefarious PC Starblade

Starblade's upcoming title Nefarious isn't the first game to have you play as a purported evil character or antagonist, but it definitely has one of the most unique hooks out of any game that's used the setting so far.

The title began with the simple idea to invert a traditional gaming trope. That is, what if the player was the one who was doing the kidnapping of the princess?

You'll be doing exactly that in Nefarious as you attempt to kindap five princess from different kingdoms who will change the gameplay in various ways. And beyond the 2D action platforming, you also get to experience boss fights from the other side as you take the hurt to heroes in fights that parody classic boss battles from gaming history.

Nefarious is planned for release on January 23 on Steam (PC/Mac). A Wii U release was mentioned in the game's initial Kickstarter, but it's currently unclear if or when it will happen.

You can check out the game's newest trailer showcasing boss fights below.

Are you interested in checking out Nefarious when it releases?


I was browsing Steam's upcoming releases and saw this, and ended up throwing it on my wishlist. The concept seems like it would be a lot of fun but the boss fight trailer really sells it. It's going to feel good to be so bad. :P I kinda wish this was coming to PS4 (I mean, I guess it might eventually, but I mean right now) but I'll still end up checking it out at some point unless it gets a ton of negative reviews or something.

This definitely looks interesting with a whole new twist to it.




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