Robocop: Rogue City is arriving next June and Peter Weller be voicing the titular cyborg.
If you’re wondering why his involvement in Rogue City is cause for celebration (he’s also providing his likeness), it’s because Peter Weller is the actor who donned the Robocop costume in the first two Robocop movies. He was replaced by Robert Burke for the third and final entry in the trilogy but any Robocop fan worth their salt will associate Weller with the character. Well, unless they get him mixed up with musician Paul Weller, which our brains occasionally do.
This little tidbit was revealed at yesterday’s Nacon Connect, which also saw the release of a Robocop: Rogue City trailer. We first got wind of the game back in 2021, and it’s looking appropriately gory, with Robocop roaming around blasting heads off. The trailer also touches on the futuristic FPS’s story, suggesting that, whether it’s true or not, Robocop has been accused of malfunctioning.
We’re happy to see that at no point during the trailer does Robocop leap about like the Easter Bunny. As much as we loved the original Robocop arcade game, that always seemed a little off. The trailer doesn’t explore how the game handles damage, though given that the cyborg is all but invincible to small arms fire, we suspect later levels will bring out the heavy weaponry.
With a release window of June 2023, it’s still a good eleven months or so till Robocop: Rogue City arrives. The fact the trailer pulls Weller’s dialogue straight from the movie suggests that developer Teyon, also responsible for Terminator: Resistance, hasn’t, yet, had him in to record.
Still, we have stumpy metallic fingers crossed that Robocop: Rogue City can deliver when it arrives next June on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PC and Nintendo Switch.