thunder kid

The latest to arrive from the fairly prolific Eastasiasoft publishing arm, Thunder Kid: Hunt for the Robot Emperor is now available on Xbox, PlayStation and Switch. 

Thunder Kid: Hunt for the Robot Emperor arrives on the Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch to continue to build out Eastasiasoft’s all-conquering indie empire – Splash Cars and Beat Souls being two of the most recent options. This time around development has been overseen by the team at Renegade Sector Games as we are thrust into the life of the Thunder Kid as they search for the Robot Emperor – or at least, if we’re taking the title into account, that’s what we’re getting. 

It’s priced at £6.69 from the Xbox Store and you should expect to pay roughly that price on other formats too. Should you dip in, you’ll discover that this one is a 3D run and gunner in which you take charge of the titular Thunder Kid and head off on a world of redemption and destruction. 

Set in the year 201X, as Thunder Kid you’ll be looking to stop the Robot Royalty who are trying to take over the world. As with video games from forever, this cannot be left to happen and so you’ll be running, jumping and – most importantly – shooting your way through a varied 3D world full of colour and unique environments. 

With a retro style in place, a low-poly presentational style and the opportunity to take in the stages over and over in order to bolster your skillset, we’ve some high hopes for what Thunder Kid: Hunt for the Robot Emperor has in store. 

The key features include:

  • Run, jump and shoot in third-person perspective!
  • Enjoy colorful low-poly 3D presentation.
  • Dodge enemy attacks in a frantic blend of bullet hell action!
  • Traverse a wide variety of environments, from cities to forests.
  • Replay cleared stages at any time to improve your skills!

Stay tuned for our full review of Thunder Kid real soon. For now though you’ll be able to grab a copy of the game for yourself on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch. The Xbox Store will cover the bases with the Xbox download. 

Game Description:

Take on the forces of the Robot Empire in a low-poly run ‘n’ gun action experience! In the year 201X, war has already ravaged much of the continent when a rogue AI rebels against its creators and leads an army of robots to conquer the portion of North America known as the Robot Empire. Trained from a young age as an agent of justice, Thunder Kid is sent into battle against the Robot Royalty and stop the empire from taking over the world! Thunder Kid is a low-poly 3D run ‘n’ gun action game controlled from behind the main character, shifting the perspective of genre classics and adding bullet hell elements while retaining its hallmark features! As Thunder Kid, you’ll have to run, jump and shoot your way across colorful and varied 3D environments, from forests and caves to cliffs and cityscapes. Take down enemy bots and massive enemies in a unique blend of retro style!

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