Followers of old-school arcade-y beat ’em ups within the vein of Ultimate Combat and Streets of Rage take be aware: there is a new recreation that is simply hit Kickstarter and it could possibly be proper up your alley. Jitsu Squad is a vibrant, co-op brawler for as much as 4 gamers and a Nintendo Change model sits at the beginning of the stretch objective checklist.
With a Kickstarter marketing campaign that appears to faucet into the nostalgia of the basic side-scrolling beat ’em ups and self-described as a “hardcore recreation made for avid gamers, by avid gamers”, Jitsu Squad has a slightly in-depth story to go together with its daring artwork model. Did we ever play these street-brawling classics for the tales they instructed, although? Lengthy story brief, 4 warriors have introduced again to life within the type of ass-kicking animals and should battle in opposition to evil to discover a secret stone.
Coming from developer Tankuki Artistic Studio, the sport has been a number of years within the making as evidenced by a cursory scroll via the dev’s Fb web page. It incorporates a deep system of instructions, combos and counters however with accessible fight which ought to be acquainted to anybody who’s ever loved a belt-scrolling beat ’em up earlier than. In addition to Ultimate Combat and Streets of Rage, the press launch additionally identify drops Responsible Gear, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Marvel vs Capcom II and Tremendous Smash Bros., too. Fairly the checklist!
There’s rather more info obtainable on the sport’s Kickstarter web page. With 29 extra days to go on the time of writing, Tanuki Artistic is seeking to increase €50,000, with the Change model coming if the sport hits its €80,000 stretch objective. The sport is already fairly a manner via improvement, and the marketing campaign is designed to “make the universe of Jitsu Squad as massive as potential”.
With a proposed completion date of March 2022 for the digital model (in accordance with the Kickstarter web page, evidently Jitsu Squad will not be beating Streets of Rage 4 to the punch, however presentation-wise that is trying promising and there is loads of room for vibrant co-op experiences on Change. The PR literature costs the sport digital model of the sport at $19.99.
Tell us under for those who’ll be throwing down some chilly, laborious money to enlist Jitsu Squad.