If this is Friday, then it must be time for some chickens, guns and nonsensical hard rock.
Call me unsophisticated if you will, but this video of a gang of heavily-armed bird commandos running around blasting the danglies off everything in sight while inane hard rock pounds in the background has me laughing. And since I think it’s funny, you get to watch it.
Rocketbirds has actually been around for awhile now, first as a Flash game that earned a handful of Independent Games Festival award nominations and then as Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, which turned up on the PlayStation Network last year. A PC version is now on its way via Steam, Rain DG and Gamersgate, and anyone who preorders will also get four in-game tracks from New World Revolution (the guys who performed the song in this video) and the “Agent H” character, a budgie commando packing a photon blaster.
Rocketbirds features a 15-chapter solo game plus a separate ten-chapter co-op campaign, and even though I’m mainly here for the video the game looks like it might be some good fun too. As far as I know, a release date beyond “fall 2012” hasn’t been formally announced, but Gamersgate has it dated for September 12. Here’s hoping that’s not too late.