Gunbrella presents you as a murderous Mary Poppins

The name “Gunbrella” might already tell you everything you need to know about Gunbrella, a game in which you wield a firearm who is also a umbrella. Announced last week, it’s a 2D “noir-punk” action game from Devolver about floating like Mary Poppins and swooping like, I don’t know, a shotgun. You can find the trailer below.

There’s a lot more to love about this trailer, from the colorful pixel art, to the enemy design, to what I hope is a structure based around a train. I like trains. The real star is obviously the umbrella, which is your weapon, your shield, lets you hover, and might even support some kind of short-range double jump or jetpack move.

Gunbrella casts you as a “gruff woodsman out for revenge,” according to the game’s Steam page. You’ll fight “ghouls and gangsters, cops and cutlists, and the fallout of corporate exploitation “. You’ll also manage ammo and upgrades, and interrogate characters for information as part of your adventure.

Developers Doinksoft were previously responsible for Gato Roboto, also published by Devolver, which was a two-tone metroidvania about a cat in a mech suit. Dave Irwin liked it but found it too short and light in his review. Gunbrella immediately looks like a larger-scale game, though we’ll have to wait until 2023 to find out for sure.

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