Orion Releases New Game for Original Game Boy

Escape 2042: The Truth Defenders is Orion's new release for Game Boy devices.

Orion, an independent retro video game developer, has just released Escape 2042: The Truth Defenders for the monochrome Game Boy devices. It's been a long time since we've seen new software for the original Game Boy, which debuted in 1989. Orion describes the new release as "a futuristic fast-paced platformer game in pixel art."

The game itself takes place in prison Bulor 24, where you must make your way through while avoiding the security cameras. Along the way, you collect grenades to defeat enemies and hack computers to unlock doors and deactivate security systems.

Users can also purchase Escape 2042 for Sega Megadrive/Genesis and MIL-CD compatible Dreamcast systems. The full-sized console game features three different game environments: prison, desert, and forest as well as two mini-games.

If you want to experience the retro gaming feel of Escape 2042 but don't have the proper devices, the new release is also available for PC on Steam -- so that's nice.

Published Apr. 21st 2017

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