If you’ve forgotten about Broforce, then A) you hate freedom and B) we kind of understand. It came out two entire presidential administrations ago, hitting Steam Early Access way back in 2014 with its ludicrous blend of bro puns, ’80s movie references, and pixelated co-op game action. All has been quiet on the Broforce front for the past several years as developer Free Lives has gone onto make other indie hits like Genital Jousting and Gorn, but now the Bros are coming back for one last job called Broforce Forever.
Broforce is an action platformer in which basically everything explodes and enemies are complete suckers for a freshly cooked turkey. You accumulate ‘lives’ by freeing ‘Bros’ – these are legally distinct parodies of celebrated action heroes, and the game insists that ‘Bro’ is a gender-neutral term: there’s Rambro, MacBrover, Indiana Brones, Ellen Ripbro, Cherry Broling, Bronan the Brobarian, and a whole crew of Expendables crossovers (known in-game as the Expendabros, obviously).
Broforce Forever promises even more new bros, new missions, and “new freedoms,” somehow – at least according to the trailer above, which depicts the current ending of Broforce (the Bros joining forces to annihilate Satan himself).
It’ll be coming out sometime in 2023, and we’re reasonably sure publisher Devolver Digital will let us know when the time is near by sending a freakishly yoked bald eagle to soar over our offices screaming the Star Spangled Banner.
Our list of the best indie games on PC has some great suggestions for games to play with all the extra freedom generated by the Broforce Forever trailer – you can thank us later. And if you need a new PC gaming desk chair to use while playing Broforce, we know just the one.