Samurai Punk have announced that their split-screen multiplayer FPS Screencheat, the game that encourages you to spy on your opponents screen, is coming to both Playstation 4 and Xbox One on March 1st 2016. Not seen the game in action? Check it out below:
“Screencheat is the ridiculous split-screen shooter where everyone is invisible so you have to “screencheat” (Screencheat – verb: to look at your opponent’s screens. “Stop screencheating you cheater!”). Master a wide variety of one-hit kill weapons including a blunderbuss, a car engine that shoots bouncing plasma balls and a teddy bear loaded with explosives. Train your skills in the solo time trials then engage in fast and frantic combat with up to eight players locally on the couch or online. With colourful maps, unique modes and a huge number of customisation options including wacky mutators, Screencheat is the ultimate party FPS.”
I’ve been looking forward to playing Screencheat on consoles for a long time! It brings back memories of playing split-screen shooters with friends when I was younger, all of us kicking off because we’d be spying on each other’s positions by looking at the screen (damn you GoldenEye and Timesplitters!).
The console edition will come with all previously released DLC and offers up to 4-player local split-screen action and 8-player online split-screen action (through a mix of online and local multiplayer). There’s also training challenges and battles against AI bots on offer, but wheres the fun in that?!
Screencheat is coming to Playstation 4 and Xbox One on March 1st 2016. It’s available right now on PC, Mac and Linux – you can check it out on Steam through this link.