Rusty Rabbit launches in September, features Yakuza voice actor Takaya Kuroda

Publisher NetEase Games and developer NITRO PLUS have announced a release date for Rusty Rabbit, their 2.5D action-adventure gamea.

Rusty Rabbit is set to release for Windows PC (via Steam) and PlayStation 5 on September 24th. Preorders are available now and will get you three days of early access.

It’s worth noting the game is written by Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, PSYCHO-PASS) and features Yakuza/Like a Dragon protagonist Kazuma Kiryu voice actor Takaya Kuroda as the voice of its protagonist, Stamp.

Here’s a rundown on the previously announced game, plus a new trailer and video message:

Developed in collaboration between NetEase Games and visual novel company NITRO PLUS, Rusty Rabbit brings a personal story that delivers plenty of adventure and exploration along with “smash and dash” gameplay action. In Rusty Rabbit, players take control of Stamp, a rabbit living among the giant ruins of a frozen world abandoned by humanity. The original concept and screenplay for Rusty Rabbit was created by Gen Urobuchi, writer of famous anime series’ such as Puella Magi Madoka Magica and PSYCHO-PASS, as well as writer of the Godzilla animated movie trilogy which aired on Netflix.

Rusty Rabbit will feature Takaya Kuroda (Kazuma Kiryu in the Yakuza/Like a Dragon series) as the Japanese voice of the main character, Stamp. Additionally, Rusty Rabbit will be a part of the upcoming Summer Game Fest event (June 7-10) and will also be a feature panel at the upcoming Anime Expo in Los Angeles (July 7). During the panel, fans will be able to join Gen Urobuchi, Takaya Kuroda and producer Yuichiro Saito for a discussion and see brand new content from the game. A fan Q&A will follow the panel presentation.

Thousands of years after humans left this planet, it was rabbits who inherited it…

Stamp, an old and eccentric rabbit living on a planet abandoned by humanity, spends his days piloting his trusty mech affectionately known as “Junkster”, collecting junk throughout the ruins of the frozen world and tinkering with machines. In a stroke of bad luck, Stamp crashes down into the world’s lower levels. There he finds D-TAM; terminals for storing information. Using D-TAM, he finds info related to his missing daughter and a hidden truth about the world they live in. Thus his journey begins, digging deeper into these ruins to unfold the mysteries surrounding this world.

Key Features:

  • RPG-like progression and customization: Improve your mech with parts and materials collected from within the ruins, and defeat enemies guarding treasure to strengthen Stamp
  • “Smash and Dash” gameplay: With your mech’s ninja-like speed and mobility, “Smash and Dash” your way through maze like ruins, and loot any treasure that awaits
  • Original and unique storyline: a unique storyline attached to this action-adventure side scroller created and written by critically-acclaimed anime writer Gen Urobuchi (NITRO PLUS)

English Trailer

Japanese Trailer

Protagonist voice actor Takaya Kuroda video message