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FPS Game Mouse Is Like BioShock and Cuphead Had a Baby

Fumi Games reveals the debut teaser trailer for first-person shooter (FPS) game Mouse, which has a retro black-and-white animation style.

First-person shooters are a dime a dozen these days. Mainstays like Halo and Doom have been around for quite some time and will probably continue to get released in the future. When you have iconic games like these, it is hard to stand out. That’s why just-announced FPS game Mouse looks like such a breath of fresh air in its teaser trailer. Its retro rubber hose animation style and lack of color help it stand out among its contemporaries in the genre.

Here’s a quick synopsis of the game via its Steam page: “Join private detective John Mouston in MOUSE, a gritty, jazz-fueled shooter. With guns blazing and a retro rubber hose animation style, battle your way through a corrupt city full of crooks and danger. Inspired by classic FPS and noir films, MOUSE is the explosive shooter you’ve been waiting for.”

Check out the short FPS teaser trailer for Mouse below, courtesy of Gematsu:

As you can see, it’s very early in development, but still quite impressive. It gives off BioShock vibes with its item shop, weapons, and violence. The animation style and jazz music bring Cuphead to mind. Environments look destructible, as well as enemies!

You can wishlist Mouse on Steam right now. Hopefully, developer/publisher Fumi Games will have more information on the game soon, like a release date and other platforms it might target.

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Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian has been covering the video game industry for over ten years, and joined The Escapist in 2022. He is a huge fan of platformers, indies, and fighting games, and strives to cover them for The Escapist every chance he gets. Arthur received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Brooklyn College in 2009. He is also the Editor-in-Chief over at That VideoGame Blog. When he isn’t writing, Arthur enjoys playing games on his Switch and PlayStation 5, and sings the praises of the greatest video game ever, Chrono Trigger, to anyone who will listen.