theexecWhen we first took a look at Riverman Media's upcoming iOS game The Executive back in May of this year, we had just one word to describe it: YES. Or, more accurately, the word YES thirty four times. (Daniel Bryan would be proud.) The Executive is a side-scrolling beat 'em up or sorts, which sees your dashing main character jump-kicking through walls and beating the crap out of werewolves. Basically the two main ingredients of an awesome game. We haven't heard a whole lot about it since though, until today. Riverman Media has released an updated trailer for The Executive, and it looks like it's come quite a long ways since that initial teaser back in May.

We really enjoyed Riverman Media's previous iOS release Pizza Vs. Skeletons [$2.99 / Free], which is currently on sale until January 1st, so I'm excited to see what the studio has in store for The Executive. So far, playing as a total bad-ass in a suit who beats up werewolves, minotaurs, floating skull things, and werewolves wearing suits of armor has me sold. The Executive is set to launch "sometime" in 2014. YES.

  • themostunclean

    Looks awesome. I loved me some PvS, truly bizarre without that overbearing, trying too hard hipster/wannabe vibe. Hopefully it has the same premium model as the last one.

    • Jared Nelson

      From the FAQ on their website:

      Freemium, right?
      Wrong! The Executive will cost money, but probably less than the last sandwich you ate. Once you’ve bought it though, there will be nothing additional for sale within the game. Ever. And no ads either.

      • themostunclean

        Awesome! Thanks.

  • Jacob Stevens

    Hi everyone, this is Jacob from Riverman Media. Thanks so much to the TA editors and readers for supporting us small indie companies just as much as the big guys! We're really excited to launch The Executive within the next few months, and we hope you enjoy the video. Let me know if you have any questions.

    • clompah

      Your game loos awesome. It's going to be an instabuy from me just because you get to fight werewolves. God I hate wolves.

      • Jacob Stevens

        I know right? Wolves are total jerks!

    • JJE McManus

      No freemium! Are you kidding?
      I can already tell I want a better suit. Something with a bit of tailoring. Maybe Italian?
      Don't get me started with that tie and did you even consider formalwear? I cry silently.

      In all seriousness, it looks very interesting.
      Best of luck

  • NinjaKitteh

    I'm getting this game because you can beat the fruit out of a gelatinous cube.

    • DillweedLtd

      I like potatoes.

  • Mrwubbs

    This trailer makes the games look far better than it did in the first trailer! One thing though, please tell me that those wall crushing sound effects are just placeholders. I say this because they are clearly the bone crushing effects from the last game and they don't work here. I feel like it should sound like an explosion instead of a soda can being stomped on. Also is Pvs getting more updates? Thanks you guys rock.

    • Jacob Stevens

      Good ear! Yes, some of the sound effects are temporary placeholders from PvS. Glad you're excited about the game!

  • ra51

    A business executive beating up on jello and wolves? I'm sold.

    • Papa Deuce

      I'm not..... Far from it.

  • DillweedLtd

    I... I don't know man, I like the art style and the gameplay looks awesome. I like the game, but I like my monies too. It's a maybe for me.

    • Mrwubbs

      Are u implying the game might be too expensive??

  • DrlRage

    Camera seems a bit too close for comfort but I'm liking the art style and the platforming runner aspect of the gameplay! Can't wait to get it 🙂

    • Jacob Stevens

      Thanks! Perhaps it's due to the small size of the iPhone display, but we've been into very close cameras recently. Pizza barely fit onscreen at the normal zoom level. Definitely challenging but I love that it lets us emphasize the characters.