Retrovirus pits the player as an antivirus in a genre that really doesn’t get much attention these days: six degrees of freedom (6DoF)! Your mission is to destroy a virus (surprise!), which in this case means lots of fast-paced combat along with puzzle-solving and exploration. Not quite how I thought antivirus software dealt with viral infections, but hey – it’s a video game and Cadenza left ‘realism’ out of its description for a reason.
The developer seems fully aware of the fact that twice the firepower means twice the fun, and as such, they’ve included a cooperative mode, which lets you bring a friend along to blast that nasty virus – or die horribly trying. But single-player is not all there is either since competitive multiplayer is also featured in classic modes like Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Domination and.. wait, MOBA?! Now that sounds interesting: MOBA in a 6DoF game!
Keep in mind that this is a beta release, however, so expect bugs and content missing – at least from the only multiplayer component because the single-player is fully implemented. Don’t feel like paying for a beta? You’re gonna need a bit of patience then because it won’t be out until sometime early next year.
If you don’t feel like waiting, the beta release can be picked up on Desura for €15.99/$19.99 (currently 10% off). Be sure to check out the developer’s website for more details, and/or follow them on Twitter.