After 19 years and millions of downloads (and a lot of controversy), Running With Scissors is remaking their twin-stick shooter POSTAL and adding new content. POSTAL Redux will reportedly release on Steam for Windows, SteamOS and Mac in Spring 2016. PS4 gamers can enjoy the surreal action later in the year, marking the franchise’s first appearance on console.
In POSTAL Redux, players take control of The POSTAL Dude as he battles to survive in a world gone mad. Crazed gunmen are out for blood and wait around every corner. Players fight back with a destructive arsenal as they make their way through a kill-or-be-killed psychological thriller.
One major addition to POSTAL Redux is Rampage Mode, a new single-player mode based around a scoring system, which encourages an aggressive style of play by increasing a multiplier for each consecutive kill in a streak. Players will receive a grade following the completion of each level.
POSTAL Redux will maintain the elements that characterized the original POSTAL. The grim art style, frightening ambience, the omnipresent “demonic voice” and the marching band will be faithfully recreated in this modern day take on a title which became a symbol for the “free speech vs. gratuitous violence” debate in gaming.
For their part, the game’s developers are unapologetic about POSTAL’s unflinching brutality. “Even with all the noise surrounding POSTAL, gamers focused on the experience, playing the game by the millions, giving it great user reviews and helping us not only survive, but flourish. POSTAL Redux is a love letter to our fans,” said Vince Desi, founder of Running With Scissors.
For more information about POSTAL Redux check out the game’s Steam page here.
SOURCE: Press Release