Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider comes to slash through totalitarian super soldiers January 12th, 2023 on PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation Consoles & Amazon Luna

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Nederlands
  • Italiano
  • Polski
  • Русский

  • Press Release

    Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider comes to slash through totalitarian super soldiers January 12th, 2023 on PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation Consoles & Amazon Luna

    – New gameplay trailer unsheathed –

    PARIS – December 1st, 2022 – Publisher The Arcade Crew (Infernax, Young Souls, Blazing Chrome) and developer JoyMasher (Blazing Chrome) today announced that Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider’s fight against an army protecting cruel totalitarians begins on Jan. 12, 2023. The action platformer will channel the spirit of golden age 16-bit action games on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation consoles and Amazon Luna (in selected territories).

    Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider’s release date dropped from the shadows alongside a new gameplay trailer showcasing the lethal talents of a cyborg ninja named Moonrider. This state-of-the-art warrior has turned on its creators while defying its original purpose in a relentless quest of revenge. Watch Moonrider cut through its darkly powerful opposition with a futuristic arsenal:


    Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider recalls the best classic action game elements in the laser-precise sights of its starring ninja, keeping combat snappy, responsive and challenging. Powerful modifier chips are guarded and hidden throughout the adventure, allowing the cyborg super soldier to customize its fighting style while gaining killer advantages and abilities. The game’s gorgeously desolated world expertly recreates the 16-bit era through intricate pixel art and crunchy audio, building a striking, compact gauntlet across eight deadly stages. Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider revels in top-notch, refined platforming action for a tight, focused experience that never lets its blade get dull.

    “From using traditional audio recording techniques from the 90’s to limited color palettes that’d feel right at home on a Sega Genesis, we wanted every aspect of Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider to faithfully pay homage to the formative era of games which ultimately inspired us to create our own,” said Danilo Dias, co-founder of JoyMasher and art director on Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider. “The classic simplicity of action platformers continues to influence game design to this day, and Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is a tribute to where some of the best retro experiences originate from as well and our interpretation of how they can still evolve going forward.”

    Join JoyMasher in studying the blade by visiting, follow @TheArcadeCrew and @JoyMasher on Twitter, and join the super soldier-hunting resistance on Discord.

    About The Arcade Crew

    The Arcade Crew is based in Paris as a separate division of Dotemu. The boutique publisher is dedicated to producing and publishing awesome original games with a retro feel from small creative teams. The Crew is thrilled to discover and support new talents and create a real community around classic inspired titles. Get in touch with us at and follow us on Twitter @thearcadecrew.

    About JoyMasher

    JoyMasher is an independent Brazilian-based studio which has created retro-inspired games since its formation in 2012. Comprised of developers Danilo Dias and Thais Weiller, JoyMasher has previously released the critically acclaimed Blazing Chrome, as well as Odallus and Oniken, offering modernized takes on the classic side scrolling shooter and action adventure genres which would feel at home on a classic console. JoyMasher is currently preparing its fourth release in the classically inspired action platformer Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider for PC and consoles.