Nuclear Blaze is an upcoming 2D action platform that puts players in the role of a firefighter who has the task of extinguishing radioactive flames – and saving cute cats along the way. It’s being developed by Deepnight Games, which impressed gamers with 2017’s equally roguelike Dead cells. Dead cells would inspire lots of indie Metroid-like titles like last year Forgot, and a DLC extension with subtitles Fatal Falls was released back in January.
Last month, Deepnight announced its latest 2D side-scrolling adventure Nuclear Blaze, which is currently set to launch on Steam on October 18th. As a firefighter being sunk inside a secret underground military facility, players must investigate Metroid-style levels as they work to extinguish the constant spread of fires by directing their faithful fire hose in any direction they want, researching the source of the ongoing inferno and even engaging in the honorable firefighter’s tradition of rescuing cats. Nuclear Blaze has the smooth control of Dead cells (as designed by former Motion Twin associate Sébastien Benard), a designated “Kid Mode” for younger players and several unique levels filled with hidden secrets and side stories, while players reveal the mystery behind the shady military complex.
Nuclear Blaze seems to be a fun experience of the classic Metroidvania formula for exploring large maze-like dungeons filled with hidden secrets and Easter eggs. This formula can also be seen in the critically acclaimed Metroid Dread, which will be released on October 8th. Firefighting is a relatively unexplored profession among the latest video games, apart from a few simulators, so this title will hopefully stand out from the Metroidvania crowd. Players will be able to tighten their fire hoses, put out a few loose flames and even rescue some adorable kittens when Nuclear Blaze launches on Steam on October 18th.