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Postal Redux coming to Steam next week, followed by SteamOS and Mac

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POSTAL Redux, an HD #remaster of the classic 19-year-old #shooter, will arrive on Steam, May 20th for Windows PC. This is more than just a remaster, the #release will include new levels and a challenging new gameplay mode called Rampage. SteamOS and Mac gamers will be able to enjoy POSTAL Redux soon after the Windows Release.

With the new powerful addition of Rampage, POSTAL fans will go wild. The outrageous single-player game play mode rewards an aggressive style of play by increasing a multiplier for each consecutive kill in a streak. Players will receive a score and letter grade following the completion of each level. Rampage Mode will incentivize gamers to replay levels using different strategies to increase their score. Players will be able to compete with their friends for the highest scores on Steam. Rampage gives gamers endless hours of fun, with its addictive and replayable gameplay.

One of the new levels, The Carnival, will give gamers the opportunity to explore and battle through an amusement park filled with classic rides including a Ferris wheel. A new final level will also be added.

POSTAL Redux takes place in a world gone MAD. Crazed gunmen armed to the teeth and overly-aggressive law enforcement will shoot anyone. Players control The POSTAL Dude, a man who lives by his own rules and is teetering on the brink of sanity, as he fights back with a high-powered arsenal through a kill-or-be-killed psychological thriller.

The core of what made the original POSTAL world-renowned returns as strongly as ever in POSTAL Redux; the tense atmosphere, demonic narrator and unapologetic subject matter is faithfully updated in this modernized version of one of the most iconic symbols for free speech in gaming history.

19 years ago, we had no clue of the impact that POSTAL would have on society and gaming history. On behalf of everyone at RWS we give thanks for the man

Postal arguably inspired the more recent controversial game Hatred, which similarly follows the exploits of a mad man mowing down innocent civilians.

Postal Redux will be available on Steam for Windows PC coming May 20th. With Linux, SteamOS and Mac to follow. Hopefully we will see as sale taking place as well.

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Postal: Redux has been confirmed and it runs on Unreal Engine 4

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For those fans of isometric murder #simulator, Postal you are probably excited to know that a new game is in the works at #RunningWithScissors using the #UnrealEngine4.

 

That’s pretty good news. A lot of people have been entertained by the original Postal way back in the day. Playing that demo for hours on end because it was just so much fun. The game didn’t really have a point or purpose beyond playing a crazy guy who went around killing everyone… including cops, soldiers and even innocent civilians.

We are curious how Running With Scissors will handle some of the pushback from the industry when it comes to controversial subject matter. Vince Desi and company have been very vocal and active in their support of a certain consumer revolt, and some feel this could be a dangerous position to hold while certain media giants still dictate who gets coverage and who doesn’t.

Also, Postal was a pretty counter-culture, misanthropic exercise in uninhibited violence – how Epic Games will react knowing that they’re using the Unreal Engine 4 to remake a game that featured content and themes that have recently come under fire when Destructive Creations tried the same thing? Will the satire in Postal separate it enough that it will get a free pass… or no?

The original Postal was right up there as an absolute favorite alongside Interstate 76 the very first GTA and Resident Evil. A lot of those games out back then were all kinds of awesome and it’s a real shame that tone policing has kind of turned certain endeavors into politically correct, homogenized clones as opposed to games that pushed boundaries because they were aiming to be different from everything else on the market. Brain Dead 13 anyone?

The Postal Redux is set to release sometime in 2015. It’ll also be arriving for Linux, which means SteamOS support. You can keep up to date on the game by paying a visit to the official website.

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