Replay: VHS is Not Dead Announced, Trailer and Screenshots

In a press release sent to Gaming Cypher this morning, Neko Entertainment (Tetrobot & Co. for Wii U) announced that puzzle platformer, Replay: VHS is Not Dead will be releasing in 2015.

Replay: VHS is Not Dead Announced, Trailer and Screenshots

Description

Replay: VHS is Not Dead is a puzzle/ platform game, set in a movie-based universe.

  • Record your characters’ movements
  • Use the remote control powers to bend time
  • Change characters and play again to combine their actions
  • Pixel art style and evolving gameplay
  • About 70 levels in 4 different movie-based universes
  • Records to break and a secondary objective for each level

The game was created by a student team from the Institute of Internet and Multimedia, and is taking shape with Neko Entertainment’s support.

About the game

It is an ordinary Saturday evening for Harvey Hachess as he leaves his favorite video club for a movie night. On his way back, he gets caught in the middle of a rain and a threatening storm. Suddenly, he’s hit by a lightning strike! Knocked out for few minutes, he goes on as if nothing had happened.

Once home, Harvey gets comfortable and plays a video tape, a bag of popcorn in one hand and the remote control in the other one. But something seems wrong as he realize that some scenes are missing from the movie! He puts in another tape, same result… He, then, checks all his cassettes one by one but stays out of luck.

As the last tape was ejected, the VCR made a strange sound and the screen lightened up. Harvey founds himself sucked into the TV. He finds there a great opportunity to re-record all the tapes without risking the loss of his Video Club membership.

Each movie contains several scenes to re-record. In order to complete them, each character will have to finish their respective level. With his remote, Harvey controls the timing. He has to play and replay all the actions from the cast in order to obtain a perfect staging.

Take a look at the new screenshots below:

 And, take a look at the official trailer:

Replay: VHS is Not Dead will be available for PC, Mac, Linux, Android/iOS, Wii U, and PS Vita in 2015.

Source: Press Release