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No Rest For The Wicked Launches In Early Access This April: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Genshin Impact 4.5 Update Arrives This March: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Afterlove EP, The Last Game By Deceased Coffee Talk Creator, Will Launch In Q3 2024: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here
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TMNT Arcade: Wrath Of The Mutants Announced For Multiple Platforms

Publisher GameMill Entertainment and developers Raw Thrills and Cradle Games have confirmed that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants will officially be coming to consoles and PC this year. The game, released in 2017, was an arcade title that drew inspiration from the popular Nickelodeon TV series that aired in 2012. This ar...

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Platform Fighting Game Combo Devils Unveiled For PC

Publisher and developer California-based indie studio, Punkzilla has announced Combo Devils, a new fighting game that bridges the gap between platform fighters and traditional fighting games, according to them. The game promises campaign and versus mode, minigames, rewards, cosmetics, and much more. Combo Devils is an innovative advancement ...

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Bish Bash Bots Is A Seamless Fusion of Tower Defence and Brawling Action Fun For All Ages

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (version reviewed),  PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC Genre: Tower defence, brawl, action, top-down, robots In today's gaming landscape, the concept of merely defending towers has become a thing of the past. Players no longer find satisfaction in staying stationary and warding off enemies a...

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Sifu Gets Final Content Update With New Arenas And Challenges; Launches Early September

If you thought you were done with Sloclap's awesome beat-em-up Sifu, you're dead wrong. The developer has announced that their Kung Fu action game, Sifu will receive the final update in early September 2023. Most of the new content involves Sifu's Arenas mode, adding six new dynamic Arenas and 75 new challenges to the game. There will also b...

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Double Dragon Gaiden Is The Legacy Series’ Standout Entry Since Double Dragon Neon

Platform(s): PC (version reviewed), Xbox Series, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch Genre: 2D beat-em-up roguelike using the Double Dragon name If there's a video game series that is usually mishandled, you can put Double Dragon atop that list. For how revolutionary the original arcade beat-em-up was back in the 80s, its se...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge DLC Introduces Long Sought-After Survival Mode

Probably the most-requested mode for beat-em-ups in 2020 onward is Survival Mode with roguelike capabilities, where you fight through endless waves of foes until you're done. The upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge DLC, "Dimension Shellshock", is adding just that: a new Survival Mode. You team up, fight through dimensions a...

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Double Dragon Gaiden Punches Its Way To A July Release Date

The upcoming entry to the beloved Double Dragon series of 2D beat-em-ups will be out in a few months. Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons will be out on 27 July for PC, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The game is published by Modus Games and developed by Singaporean developer Secret Base. The game fea...

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Bringing Troublemaker’s Budi To Life: An Interview With Abel Valentino

Troublemaker is one of the hottest games coming out of Indonesia right now, following new kid Budi, and his fight to the top of the high school food chain. The game has a distinct spirit of nostalgia, and has a fun setting and characters. You can find our review of the game here. We had the opportunity to do a quick interview with Budi’s Indon...

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Indon Game Troublemaker Breaks Out This March

Developed by Indonesian Indie developer Gamecom Team, the 3D beat 'em up game Troublemaker: Raise Your Gang is all set to launch for PC on 31 March, and it's available on PC via Steam, Epic Games Store, and GOG. The publisher, Freedom Games, and developer, Gamecom Team, have announced the price of the game to be US$19.99, and it will support Eng...

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Streets Of Rage 4 Gets Major Free Update With Co-Op Moves & Custom Game Mode

Dotemu and Guard Crush Games just announced a brand-new update for its hit 2D beat-em-up title Streets of Rage 4. The action game's biggest update features new co-op moves between characters (throw your partner, partner does co-op move using the special button ala Streets of Rage 1), 300+ in-game improvements, and a new custom survival mode if y...

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Ra Ra Boom Is A New Indie Beat Em’ Up With Ninja Cheerleaders

Ra Ra Boom makes its official debut today as Cincinnati-based Gylee Games released the game’s official announcement trailer ahead of its first showcase at this year’s upcoming Game Developer Conference in San Francisco. Ra Ra Boom is an eye-catching, distinctive fast-paced four-player co-op beat ‘em up driven by a meaningful and emotional com...

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Kakuchopurei Best 30 Games Of 2022: #5

For the rest of the list, head here. For #6, head here. #5: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Shredder's Revenge After numerous crappy and subpar license action games, it’s high time the original mutant animal ninja brothers -Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello- get back their honour with a beat-em-up title worthy of their legacy. A...

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River City Girls 2 Is More 2D Beat-Em-Up RPG Goodness, Like It Or Not

Platform(s): PC(version reviewed), Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One Genre: 2D beat-em-up RPG hybrid with Technos throwbacks aplenty 2019's River City Girls surprised everyone with its brand of humour, fun 2D beat-em-up action, lush pixel artwork, catchy music, and nods to the Kunio-kun and Double Dragon franchise. A couple more years later, we're...

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What Happens If You Remove The Gameplay Smarts & Atmosphere Of Dead Space? You Get The Callisto Protocol!

Platform(s): PC (version played), PS5, Xbox Series Genre: Scifi horror game, except with more jumpscares, wallpaper tunnels, and a ton of melee fighting It's really hard to get away from the comparisons between The Callisto Protocol and Dead Space, seeing that the latter is from the same team (mostly) back in the Xbox 360 era of gaming. It's al...

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Book A Trip On The Midnight Fight Express; It’s A Legit Beat-Em-Up

Platform(s): PC (version played), Xbox One, Xbox Series Genre: Isometric 3D beat-em-up with grain filter & hardcore synth soundtrack If there's one noticeable flaw in Midnight Fight Express, the new 3D isometric beat-em-up action title from one Jacob Dzwinel, it's the story. It's essentially focused on an amnesiac named Babyface who is give...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection Kicks Shell End Of August

Konami and developer Digital Eclipse have announced the release date of its Ninja Turtles classic games collection, not wanting to be left out of the collection jamboree that Capcom started. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection will be out for PC (Steam), Xbox Series, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch this 30th August...

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TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge Is One Part Tribute, One Part Co-Op Beat Em Up, All Parts Fun

Platform(s): PC (version played), PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Genre: 80s license cartoon beat-em-up with 6-player co-op and lovely fan service The late 80s and 90s Konami licensed beat-em-ups, particular the ones with the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon series, rely on fast-paced offensive gameplay, simple controls, and relentles...

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River City Saga: Three Kingdoms Will Be Out In English This July

The pretty sweet-looking spin-off to the River City series of games will be out in English in a few months. Publisher Arc System Works and developer APlus Games will release River City Saga: Three Kingdoms for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on 21 July for US$29.99. River City Saga: Three Kingdoms will have our beat-em-up heroes Kunio and Riki f...

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Young Souls Is A Fun 2D Diversion If You Love Co-Op Beat-Em-Ups

Platform(s): PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 Genre: 2D beat-em-up featuring isekai-like elements In Young Souls, a new entry in the 2D beat-em-up genre, you play a pair of rambunctious foul-mouthed twins who have to play the isekai protagonists role of delving in an underground fantasy goblin-filled world and save your previous town ...

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Sifu Is Straightforward With Its Revenge Plot & Decent Fisticuffs

Update: Sifu's latest post-game updates and content additions have made us re-evaluate the game after the review on February. We've changed the game's score to reflect that. Platform(s): PC, PS5, PS4 Genre: Third-person kung-fu action with a revenge plot & some "roguelike" When Sifu gets slick with its presentation, it sticks the landing...

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