505 Games & INGAME STUDIOS have announced Crime Boss Rockay City, a cooperative organized crime first-person shooter at The Game Awards 2022.
“The game centers around Travis Baker’s (Michael Madsen’s) attempt to claim the underworld throne of Rockay City through a series of turf wars, robberies and crazy side stories after the demise of the previous crime boss.
Carefully pick Baker’s crew based on their skills and expertise and claw your way to the top in a single player campaign or jump into the PVE co-op multiplayer and execute thrilling hits and heists with up to four players.
Fail and you leave empty handed but succeed and you’ll find yourself richly rewarded as the city slowly falls under your control.”
The game features an all-action, all-star cast of 90’s heroes, Michael Madsen is joined by Chuck Norris, Danny Trejo, Kim Basinger, Danny Glover, Michael Rooker, Damion Poiter, and the legendary Vanilla Ice.
“The sheer volume of talent involved both in front of camera, and behind the development of Crime Boss is hugely exciting for 505 to be part of,” said Neil Ralley, President of 505 Games, “we’re thrilled to bring this truly exceptional organised crime game to gamers globally.”
Rockay City. A thriving metropolis with excitement buzzing from the sandy bay to the towering skyscrapers. But beyond the glamour, there is a fierce turf war raging on…
After the demise of the previous crime boss, there’s an open vacancy for a new King of Rockay City – but it isn’t just you who is fighting for the throne. Choose your crew based on their skills and expertise and execute daring missions with the hopes of walking away with the cash, the turf and, ultimately, the crown.
- Make Sure You’re Connected
Rockay City doesn’t just look and feel like the 90s, you’ll find a few familiar faces there too. From the charismatic Travis Baker (Michael Madsen) and his team of planners and handlers (Michael Rooker, Kim Basinger, Danny Glover and Damion Poitier), to rival gang bosses (Danny Trejo and Vanilla Ice) and the righteous Sheriff Norris (Chuck Norris): it’s not what you know, but who you know.
- Keep Your Friends Close
Stealing everything from cash and drugs, through to priceless artifacts is more fun with accomplices. Jump into the PVE co-op multiplayer and take on thrilling hits and heists with up to four players. Fail and you leave empty handed, but succeed and you’ll find yourself richly rewarded.
- And Your Enemies Closer
Play as Baker as he builds his empire using strategy, cunning and a little fire power to carry out heists and take territory from rival gangs. Winning the turf war won’t be easy though – between Dollar Dragon, Hielo, Cagnali and Khan trying to take the city for themselves, and Sheriff Norris aiming to stop you all in your tracks, this roguelike campaign will reward and punish in equal measure.
- The Best Revenge is Massive Success
These aren’t just nameless thugs – these are real people, with real big problems. Explore how Ropes, Jupiter, Runaway and the gang ended up in Rockay City and help them pull off different jobs to get back on top. Each story is made up of multiple missions, which allows you to fully experience their life of crime.
To celebrate the announcement, 505 Games will be running a series of pre-purchase discounts until launch.
Over the course of this year’s Game Awards season a 40% pre-purchase discount will be applied until 4pm GMT on 10th December. After award-season, a 20% discount will then become available until the game is released next year.
Crime Boss Rockay City is due for release on March 28, 2023, exclusively on the Epic Game Store, with console versions due later in 2023.