Indie developer Paradox Interactive is approaching the first quarter release of their upcoming The Showdown Effect, and a new video showcases its eccentric cast.

Watch below to learn about the backstories of the time-traveling Dutch McClone, grizzled cop Lance Koboldski, martial arts master Shur Foo, and the academic Hailey Skye. A beta is arriving soon for the PC and Mac title, and you can sign up here if you're interested.