Showing posts with label Beat 'Em Up. Show all posts
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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Aztez Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week, Epic Games Store offers PC version of Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Aztez for free giveaway.

Not only has Epic Games been back in business of handing out free PC games on weekly basis but lately at Epic Games Store, players are getting more than one titles in average and are likely to continue throughout entirety of 2020.

In their current giveaway, Epic Store has added action role-playing title Kingdom Come: Deliverance and 2D beat 'em up game Aztez for anyone to claim with a free account anytime before February 20, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Aztez Free on Epic Games Store Now

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KC: Deliverance explores a story-driven adventure set in Holy Roman Empire, where protagonist character Henry is set to avenge his parent's death, fight forces of enemy, complete quests in open-world and lead up to example doing so.

Then move over to side-scrolling brawler Aztez that is wrapped around in layer of strategy elements. You play as king of the Aztecs who must send best breed of Aztez fighters in various areas of dispute by resolving conflicts.

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A very sweet coincidence for Deliverance is that today marks the second anniversary of its release and it goes free on EGS on this special occasion. You can also grab a copy of HD sound, texture and voice packs along with base game.

Epic Store has revealed strategy card game Faeria by developer studio Abrakam that is rich with many hours of content and co-operative missions. It is scheduled to become available as a freebie PC title for next week on February 20.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Ape Out Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is offering top-down beat 'em up title Ape Out, on fifth day of 12 days of free games.

During this holiday season, Epic Games decided to launch 12 days of free games program on their digital distribution storefront Epic Games Store alongside their first annual Holiday Sale to invite players on PC to their platform.

Today, Epic Store unveils single-player beat 'em up game Ape Out as their fifth freebie title from developer Gabe Cuzzillo and publisher Devolver Digital, which remains up for grabs by anyone with a free account for another 24 hours.

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Ape Out Free on Epic Games Store Now

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You assume the role of a captive gorilla that just got out of its cage and will be running through various mazes to get your way out. During this escape, human enemies will come at your way armed with guns only to be squashed like bugs.

Ape Out is played from a top-down perspective and adapts a simplistic design but doesn't shy away from spraying blood everywhere while listening to jazz music that blends with all the in-game violence you are going to cause.

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Majority of your enemies are killed in one-shot and you can even grab one of them to use as shield. There are four different chapters to explore in an overall engaging experience where you can simply go bananas and start a crazy rampage.

Since EGS is not revealing any of these upcoming titles from 12 days of free games lineup in advance, you can grab a copy to add to your collection of games for free in the mean time and treat yourself into some colorful chaos.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Yakuza Remastered Collection Announced

Sega released long-requested games from Yakuza franchise for PS4 in a bundle titled Yakuza Remastered Collection.

For long, players have been requesting developer/publisher Sega to release remastered versions of their fan-favorite crime fiction games from Yakuza series for international market, which are already out in Japan individually.

Today, Sega has officially released Yakuza Remastered Collection for PlayStation 4 that includes Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5. Other than major graphical improvement, previously removed content are being added to this compilation.

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Yakuza Remastered Collection Announced

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Witness the Dragon of the Dojima return to action in a newly released announcement trailer from Sega.




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Among this trio of games, only Yakuza 3 is currently available for download on PS store and by 2020, the rest two will roll out. Yakuza 4 will be added to collection on October 29 and then by February 11, 2020, Yakuza 5 will join as well.

Whereas original games used to run in 720p and 30 FPS, remastered titles will be running on 1080p and 60 FPS. Sega has also emphasized on re-localization by reviewing and revising new English scripts that even has some parts rewritten.

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Yakuza Remastered Collection Day 1 Edition

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Whatever piece of contents was excluded in original releases is now added once more for proper completion of the anthology, which includes a number of mini-games like bowling, karaoke, mahjong and shogi as well as few sub-stories.

Sega has planned a physical version release of Yakuza Remastered Collection on same day when Yakuza 5 will be unlocked. This package will be a two-disc set for all three games in a red collectible case featuring Kiryu's dragon tattoo on it.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Cherry Hunter

At Gamescom 2019, a third playable character Cherry Hunter is introduced for Streets of Rage 4 by developer DotEmu.

Back in August 2018, official announcement for upcoming side-scrolling beat 'em up game Streets of Rage 4 was made by developer DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube with a brand-new trailer and some gameplay bits.

Two fan-favorite series regular ex-cop Axel Stone and police detective Blaze Fielding are confirmed for SoR4. A third and newly added playable character named Cherry Hunter is introduced lately at Gamescom 2019 in a new clip.

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Streets of Rage 4 Introduces Cherry Hunter

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Take a look at debut trailer for Cherry Hunter, joining brawling streets alongside Axel and Blaze from Gamescom 2019.




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Aside from Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding from original Streets of Rage, two additional playable characters were on vaguely teased on background silhouette of PAX East 2019 gameplay teaser video that anyone can miss pretty easily.

Newest SoR4 recruit is a guitar-playing fighter Cherry Hunter, daughter of Adam Hunter from first SoR game. She is a street-level brawler with love for music, who took some lesson in self-defense from her father and Axel.

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Guitar-Wielding Warrior

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Cherry wields an electric guitar that she uses to perform slide through or shock her enemies with guitar strum. She has some similarities in her moves with her mentor Axel and though her punches may not hit hard, she is fast.

Despite being a young warrior, Cherry Hunter is an interesting playable fighter that brings variety into gameplay experience. We are likely to get another reveal very soon from silhouette tease who will probably be a "powerhouse" character.

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A Street-Level Brawler

RELATED: Streets of Rage 4 Gameplay Teaser

After gaining "cult classic" status in side-scrolling beat 'em up genre from fans, Streets of Rage series has been on hiatus for more than two decades until original developer/publisher of the franchise Sega decided to bring it back.

Although Streets of Rage 4 has not received an official launch date from Dotemu just yet but its release platforms are recently revealed to be Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which came out exactly as early predictions.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Streets of Rage 4 Gameplay Teaser

New Streets of Rage 4 gameplay teaser trailer shows off reinvention of classic combat system and a modern art style.

Officially revealed back in August 2018, upcoming Streets of Rage 4 by developer Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games with DotEmu and Sega acting as publishers, is aiming to revive the renowned side-scrolling beat 'em up game franchise.

A long-awaited sequel to Streets of Rage 3, the classic franchise has managed to return after a decade of hiatus. Ahead of PAX East 2019, creators of the game have announced earlier to offer a new look at their gameplay, which is right below.

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Streets of Rage 4 Gameplay Teaser

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Take a brief peek at what a piece of art Streets of Rage series has evolved into from its Sega Genesis debut in 1991.




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SOR4 brings back series favorite martial art expert ex-cop Axel Stone and police detective Blaze Fielding to tame down a city ruled by crime. Packed in less than a minute clip, there is a couple of new street goons and gameplay feature to point out.

One prime aspect of combat turns out to be juggling around enemies between two players to perform more follow-up attacks or against walls. This would not create more room for extended combos but also help uplifting its co-op spirit.

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Here, take a moment to appreciate how nicely Axel and Blaze makes butt-kicking action fun through juggling thugs.


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Aside from stylish hand-drawn visuals and engaging gameplay system, we are also teased of at least two additional playable characters from an easily missable background silhouettes shown in a title card near the end of the teaser trailer.

We are still due for a release date and select platforms Streets of Rage 4 will be available on but we are hoping that we will see the beat 'em up title to on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and even Nintendo Switch within 2019.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Streets of Rage 4 Reveals New Screenshots

Developer Lizardcube releases new screenshots of Streets of Rage 4, showcasing Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding.

The last game of side-scrolling beat 'em up series Streets of Rage came out more than two decades ago and no one has thought that the franchise would return anytime soon until it did with a bang in August 27, 2018 when Streets of Rage 4 was announced.

Although not much of the game is revealed yet, we see the 90's vibe is very much alive in the newest installment. Recently, developer Lizardcube has released a fresh batch of screenshots from the game for fans to look at before they come up with more.

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Streets of Rage 4 Reveals New Screenshots

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Right after the announcement for SoR4 was made through the official reveal trailer; long-time fans of the game just lost their minds and started posting some amazing line of fan-arts of protagonists Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding everywhere.

The newly revealed images depict how the studio reinvented the retro feel with hand-painted art for a better visual that would appeal to both the arcade goers of old days and modern day console lovers. They also hint at a hell of a lot of action to enjoy.

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Streets of Rage 4 Screen 1
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Streets of Rage 4 Screen 2
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Streets of Rage 4 Screen 6

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Original developer/publisher of the series, Sega handed development of the third sequel to Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games, which DotEmu will publish. Even though beat 'em up is not as popular as once they were, the nostalgia could be a very powerful selling factor for the game.

Streets of Rage 4 is expected to release sometime on 2019 that is still unspecified and for yet to be revealed platforms but we believe the game will probably launch simultaneously on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle Announced

Capcom is bringing their classic beat ‘em up titles from arcade era into a bundle for all gaming platform.

Arcade games era were quite dominantly ruled by the beat ‘em up genre of titles and the ones released by developer/publisher Capcom were the ones that stood out in the crowd of other franchises.

To revive that nostalgia factor once again on modern day platform and consoles, they have hand-picked seven of their classic titles from the category and announced them to be released on September 18 for Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, pricing $19.99 only.

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Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle Announced

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We have the announcement trailer for the Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle right here showcasing how the collection brings back the arcade experience to you once again.




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Two of the included games, Armored Warriors and Battle Circuit have never made it out of arcade and making their debut on modern consoles. This compilation comes with a gallery section featuring arts, sketches and other stuffs.

Options for joining local or online co-op are there and your friends can join in anytime they want. However, it seemed weird that another beat ’em up game from 90's, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs by the same publisher was missing from the collection.

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Armored Warriors (1994)

Armored Warriors (1994)
The very first one from this anthology is mecha-themed brawler among its peers and gets more interesting when more than one person is playing. Following a century-long war in the year 2281, there is an invasion on neighboring planet Raia and a small group of army is deployed to halt consisting of 1st Lieutenant Jeff Perkins, 2nd Lt Sarah White, Captain Ray Turner and Major Glenn Reed.

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Battle Circuit (1997)

Battle Circuit (1997)
Set on a futuristic time of 20XX, you take control of a bounty hunter with super-power from a group of five. Whoever you pick from Alien Green, Captain Silver, Cyber Blue, Pink Ostrich or Yellow Iris, you will get a different yet funky gameplay experience.

Each of them has varied move sets to perform on enemies to defeat them and clear all stage to reach their objective. The game even allows you to buy upgrades like new moves or extend the energy bar with the money you collect.

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Captain Commando (1991)

Captain Commando (1991)
Titular protagonist of the game was the company’s original mascot and has made crossover appearance in other games of Capcom as well. In the year 2026, Captain Commando and his faithful companions Baby Head, Ginzu the Ninja and Mack the Knife fights against a group of super-powered criminals when Earth is threatened.

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Final Fight (1989)

Final Fight (1989)
The cult-classic title which can be considered as a pioneer to many of its kind and many key characters from it have even appeared later the Street Fighter Alpha series, including some of the antagonists.

It follows a story of a former pro wrestler Mike Haggar, boyfriend of his daughter and a street brawler named Cody Travers and his friend Guy, who is also a Bushin warrior. Together they attempt to reduce crime rate in Metro City and eventually came in conflict with the notorious Mad Gear gang.

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The King of Dragons (1991)

The King of Dragons (1991)
Before Blizzard Entertainment made orcs, wyverns and other mythical creatures look cool in their MMORPG franchise of Warcraft, there was this title. Just like a role-playing game of arcade, you experience leveling up your character, looting gold and scoring points for slaying enemies.

Expanded to 16 levels of gameplay, the game is set on a medieval world where you choose to play solo or as a band of up to three members from five playable characters, Cleric, Dwarf, Elf, Fighter and Wizard.

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Knights of the Round (1991)

Knights of the Round (1991)
Another three player co-op game that is based on the Legend of King Arthur, allows you to play as himself or Lancelot and Perceval. Takes place in the medieval age, players can wield battle-axe, swords or even fight on horseback depending on whom you choose.

Armor and weapons can be upgraded by leveling up of your character though hunting enemies down and collect treasure items. Despite having limitations, the game is commonly considered as a spiritual successor of Golden Axe.

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Warriors of Fate (1992)

Warriors of Fate (1992)
Last but not the least, a brawler game that featured two different stories; one for English and another one is for Japanese version. Three valiant warriors can take part into the fight at once among a roster of five.

The warriors originally belonged to Chinese heritage in Japanese release but in the World version, they have Mongolian origin and even their names are changed entirely. The heroes are sent off to fight evil overlords to free their people and will venture through nine stages.

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These glorious side-scrolling beat ’em up titles are surely not to be missed for any fans or newcomers just for the sheer fun of it. Back in May, Capcom released an anthology series of twelve fan-favorite titles from one of their insanely popular franchise of Street Fighter to celebrate three decades of these fighting games as Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.

Also, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 including all eight Mega Man X games is currently available for all platforms.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Streets of Rage 4 Announced

After remaining in hiatus for 25 years, Streets of Rage 4 from arcade brawler series has been finally announced.

Back in the 90's era, side-scrolling beat 'em up game series Streets of Rage went on to become a very successful trilogy of cult classics from renowned developer/publisher Sega when it was followed by two more follow-up sequels.

Announcing partnership with original creator of the series, DotEmu, Guard Crush Games and Lizardcube later attempted to develop a fourth game Streets of Rage 4 that is recently revealed with a new trailer featuring fan-favorite Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding in action.

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Streets of Rage 4 Announced

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Here goes the brand-new reveal trailer for upcoming Streets of Rage 4 in its blazing beauty after nearly 25 years of absence.




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Ex-cop and martial artist Axel returns to eradicate crime with his long-time ally and a former police detective Blaze in an all-new story. The trailer showcases how much this iconic side-scrolling brawler has evolved in terms of fascinating hand-drawn visuals and modern gameplay.

A very short glimpse of story animation and brief combat tease of our heroes facing new enemies on mean streets once again, we can only deduce that the fanboys are up for some nonstop action when the game eventually launches.

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After Streets of Rage 3 was released in 1994, Sega ended an era of the franchise for their iconic Genesis consoles because they couldn't introduce better quality graphics or gameplay mechanics in that 16-bit hardware system.

Afterwards, no one ever thought that a sequel will ever come out but fortunately, we got our prayer answered. Since the makers of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap is behind the project, we can expect nothing but another blockbuster victory on street in a raging glory.

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Nonstop Bare Knuckle Action

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Following a legacy of its thriving predecessor, the game also appears much enriched in music as well aside from a stunning in-game display. While keeping the originals vibe intact for nostalgic fans they invite newer generation of players with a modern style art design.

Despite a hyped up reveal trailer to announce Streets of Rage 4, we still don't have a definitive release date or details on selected platforms yet. So, hold on to your horses with patience till they come up with something in foreseeable future.