‘Postal 4: No Regerts’ Hits Steam Early Access
- No, that’s not a typo.
- Yes, it looks just as ridiculous as the previous games.
- Hopefully it plays better than Postal 3.
Well, this one kind of snuck out of nowhere. The Postal series is getting a fourth entry in the form of Postal 4: No Regerts, and it’s available now through Steam’s Early Access program. Revealed in a trailer running just over a minute long, the series is going back to the first-person perspective and looks like it’s going to be as insane as ever, if not more so. The Postal series has always been one whose engine was powered by controversy alone, evolving from an isometric shooter that had parents and activists groups outraged in the 90s, to having gamers annoyed by the time its third entry rolled around, as it leaned too heavily into the controversy and sacrificed gameplay as a result.
The first two games are semi-cult classics, the original mass murder simulators, which follow players in the role of The Postal Dude as things just go off the rails and he ends up slaughtering everyone, whether they’re combatants or not. But, unlike Hatred, it didn’t lean into a grim darkness. It’s always been a series that’s not only colorful in terms of the palettes used, but it’s “colorful” ways to maim and kill the inhabitants of the game world. Flamethrowers made out of squirt guns, cats used as gun attachments, peeing on the enemies, etc. Of course, yes, there’s a lot of traditional firepower to be had too. The standout Boomerang Machete is always ready to cut crowds down to size for sure.
From the Steam Page for Postal 4: No Regerts:
The POSTAL Dude is back!
Several years have passed since the events that devastated the once proud town remembered as Paradise. The only two to walk away from the cataclysm unscathed, the hapless everyman known as the POSTAL Dude and his loyal companion Champ, drive aimlessly through the scorching deserts of Arizona looking for a new place to call home. After a fortuitous gas station rest stop ends with their car, trailer home, and the rest of their worldly possessions stolen, all the Dude’s seemingly got left to his name is his canine cohort and his bathrobe, and neither of them smells all that great. However, on the horizon, the duo glimpses an unfamiliar and dazzling town that beckons to them. What untold prospects lie within? Fame? Fortune? Maybe a bidet or two? Edensin awaits.
POSTAL 4: No Regerts is a satirical and outrageous comedic open world first person shooter and the long-awaited true sequel to what’s been fondly dubbed as “The Worst Game Ever™”, POSTAL 2! (No third game is known to exist.)
They also list a full list of features on the steam page, including talking a bit about the new setting and new weapons. The big standout, though, is Jon St. John being revealed as the voice for the Postal Dude. If that name doesn’t sound familiar to you, Jon St. John is the voice behind Duke Nukem. He’s been in a lot of games over the year, but he really seems to shine when he gets to play an over-the-top character, so maybe with his personal touch he can turn the Postal Dude into an icon as well.
Postal 4: No Regerts is available now through Steam Early Access, and is on sale for $17.99 until October 21st, at which time it’ll return to its normal price of $19.99. The developer Running With Scissors has acknowledged that Postal 3 sucked by trying to basically wipe it from existence in a tongue-in-cheek manner, maybe they can turn things around with 4? Who knows. It looks messy, it looks ridiculous, it looks fun and it has Jon St. John so they at least have my attention. What about you? Let us know down below.