Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev. United States and Russia.
West and East. Democracy and Communism.
It wouldn't appear the two Cold War era leaders had much in common, but there was one thing: the prevention of global nuclear holocaust. At least there, the two leaders were on the same page, and it seems that's the primary inspiration behind a ridiculous new Steam game that pairs the two men up for some Hotline Miami-style carnage.
It's simply called Reagan Gorbachev, and we'll let the game's official description do the heavy-lifting:
The year is 1986. Cold War leaders Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev have been kidnapped by militant extremists. Once rivals, now they must cooperate ... or die. Armed only with their fists and samurai swords and poison darts and pistols and shotguns and fully automatic assault rifles and grenade launchers and miniguns and some other guns — sneak, slash or shoot your way through an army of mercenaries. Save the world from nuclear Armageddon.
It's a top-down action stealth game that can be played solo or with a buddy locally. Whereas Hotline Miami was all about shooting and cutting enemies into tiny bits, Reagan Gorbachev has a few aspects that set it apart in the form of stealth gameplay, destructible environments and puzzles. The game was originally an OUYA exclusive, but, well, we all know how that worked out. The developer has been uploading gameplay clips to YouTube over the past few months that detail some of the various aspects of the game. You can watch Gorbachev clear a room of enemies below to see how the game looks in action.
Curiously, the game's Steam page lists a January 2016 release, but the game isn't available just yet. Hopefully, that changes in time for President's Day, because we can't think of a better way to spend the holiday than by having Ronald Reagan slice up terrorists with a katana.