MONTERREY, MEXICO – March 14, 2022 – PopSlinger, a vibrant musical shooter inspired by ‘90s anime from developer Funky Can Creative, saves the world from otherworldly enemies on Windows PC via Steam on Thursday, April 14.
Embark on a magical journey as Ria, a regular girl turned overconfident goofball hero in a colorful, hand-drawn world as she sets out to save the universe. Load up a soda-powered gun with Cola laser, straw shooting Strawberry, and cap popper Orange flavors to start popping the gooey colored foes trying to abduct the planet.
End the reign of corruption and terror led by mean heartless bosses, face a not-so-secret agent wielding a coffee-powered gun, and break up all conflict as Earth’s new savior. Engage in beat ‘em up clashes by dodging, slamming, and shooting everything on sight. Use strategic battle sequences to gain power-ups and unlock new content such as new gun flavors. Become unbeatable and collect massive points for the ranks by perfecting multiple sequences in a row to obtain the magical Dream Time, where nothing–and no one–can hurt Ria.
Summon Gin, former hero turned fairy Godmother, to aid in battle as rearguard or give Ria a soda can to speed recovery by using Popping Powers gained by shooting the right sequence of colored gloops. Find ghostly-looking bottle caps in various colors, Popping Souls, which double as sources of power and can be harnessed into other weapons and recover Ria’s health.
Relish in the New Retro art style during gameplay with fresh, yet nostalgic illustrations inspired by ‘90s Japanese animation, perfectly coupled with a Future Funk and City Pop-inspired reactive soundtrack that becomes faster, livelier, and more intense as the challenges increase in difficulty.
“PopSlinger incorporates the 90’s nostalgia of the moment, from anime and colorful art to arcades and future funky music,” said Jose Luis Abreu, Funky Can Creative founder. “Launching on Switch was a dream come true, but making it available on PC, where it can reach so many people across the globe is surreal. We can only hope Ria and Gin will bring as much fun to the new players as it did to us!”
PopSlinger arrives on Steam for Windows PC on Thursday, April 14, for USD $14.99. It supports the English language.
To learn more about PopSlinger, visit the game’s official website, wishlist it on Steam, follow @FunkyCanDev on Twitter, @funkycancreative on Instagram, and like the studio’s Facebook page.
About Funky Can Creative
Based out of Mexico, Funky Can Creative was founded as a way to beat the lack of opportunities and resources local developers face on a daily basis. The team’s main goal is to welcome everyone by creating expressive and inclusive experiences and contributing to a healthy gaming industry. PopSlinger is the studio’s first title.