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Take the opportunity to maim fascist penguins in Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken next week
by James Gilmour 7/2/2013
Product: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken
Developer: Ratloop
Format: PS Vita
Genre: Action, Shooter
In the movie Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino explored what would have happened had Hitler been assassinated inside a French cinema in 1944 by that guy who directed Hostel.

Next week, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken for Vita will answer the questions: 'What if Hitler had been a penguin, and Hostel had been directed by a gun-toting chicken in a bandana?'

Okay, so I guess Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken probably won't actually provide the answers to either of those questions.

Still, the game's developer, Ratloop, does task you with bringing down a totalitarian regime of fascist pengiuns with a small band of plucky - and pluckable - cockerel soldiers.

Originally released last year on PS3, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is a handsome cartoon side-scroller with its tongue firmly lodged in its cheek.

In it, you must duck, roll, shoot, and stab your way through 15 chapters of revolutionary action. Along the road, you'll find yourself solving puzzles, zooming around on jetpacks, and eliminating some nasty end-of-level bosses.

Farm fresh revolution

If you like to fight dirty (of course you do), you'll be elated to read that Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken contains a body jack mechanic. This psychic trick enables you to take control of the minds of your Antarctic-dwelling enemies, and turn them against one another.

In addition to completing the game's solo campaign, you can buddy up online (or locally) for a ten-chapter co-op campaign. Which of the Dirty Half-Dozen Budgie Commandos will you play as? I bagsy the one that has learnt swear words.

You'll be able to download the highly anticipated Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken from the PlayStation Store next Wednesday. Yep, February 13th.
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