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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

River City Girls Zero Delayed To Early 2022

Publisher Arc System Works and developer WayForward are delaying its upcoming port of Shin Nekketsu Kouha: Kunio-tachi no Banka -or River City Girls Zero- to next year. Originally scheduled for late 2021, both companies said they will release the game in early 2022 so that they have more time to "achieve the most accurate port and best experienc...

Dawn Of The Monsters Is 2D Kaiju & Giant Robot Fighting Madness; Out Early 2022

There's going to be another kaiju fisticuffs game that's coming out alongside Gigabash, though this one's a tad different genre-wise. Publisher WayForward and developer 13AM Games announced a new upcoming 2D beat-em-up title called Dawn of the Monsters. It's a co-op beat-em-up featuring mechas beating up kaijus and vice versa in a huge cityscape...

Young Souls Is A 2D RPG Beat-Em-Up Slated For Late 2021

Need to sate that beat-em-up craving after Streets of Rage 4's awesome DLC? Why not give this upcoming game a look? Young Souls is an upcoming 2D beat-em-up RPG hybrid from 1p2p Studio and The Arcade Crew, featuring twin siblings Jenn and Tristan who have to save their scientist foster dad from goblins big and small in a parallel world just unde...

Here’s What We Know About River City Girls 2 So Far

One of E3 2021/June Summer of Gaming livestream surprises is the announcement of a River City Girls sequel. We adored that 2D beat-em-up, though we wished there was online play and some alleviation from its repetitious nature. The game's sequel will be expanded, reassuring many beat-em-up and Kunio-kun/Double Dragon fans. According to a Silicone...

Space Jam: A New Legacy Gets A Free Beat-Em Up Title For Xbox Game Pass

Do you have the need to beat the crap out of cartoon space aliens as Lebron, Bugs Bunny, and Lola Bunny? You're in luck, because Digital Eclipse has you covered. To celebrate the upcoming release of the Space Jam: A New Legacy basketball cartoon live-action film hybrid, the devs at Digital Eclipse will be releasing Space Jam: A New Legacy - The ...

Yakuza Gets A Streets Of Rage Parody Game This October

It's only a matter of time until someone made a combination of the Yakuza games with the 2D Streets of Rage/Bare Knuckle titles. Who knew that it would be Sega of all people to do this? To celebrate Sega's 60th anniversary, Sega is making a free Streets of Rage 2D parody game featuring the Yakuza brand called Streets of Kamurocho. You control ei...

Aeon Must Die’s Former Devs Speak Out Over Crunch, Mistreatment, & Being Unpaid

Update: Focus Home Interactive published a statement. It is added into the story. To say that there is some wild s*** going on with the recently-revealed indie sci-fi 2D beat-em-up Aeon Must Die is putting it mildly. Recently this morning, the trailer for the game was revealed. 20 minutes after that, a person under the moniker "Erkki Poots" reveal...

New Battletoads Will Be Out This August For Xbox & PC

Miss the old-school challenge of Battletoads back in the day? Well, you can try out the 2020 Battletoads exclusive for Xbox One and PC. Players can check out this multiplayer beat-em-up later when it's officially out 20th August. The latest trailer emphasizes the game's mix of brawling, platforming, and top-down shooting. And yes, it's available o...

Streets of Rage 4 Guide: How To Get S Rank For Each Stage

Streets of Rage 4 is an awesome throwback beat-em-up that's made for 2020; it also pays huge respect to the past 90s series. By now during the weekend you should have at least cleared the game a couple of times. If you notice, there are rankings you can get for each level from the easiest to the hardest difficulty. It's not easy to get the highest ...

Go Retro With Streets of Rage 4’s Bonus Unlockable Characters & Music

Hell yeah, THIS is what I'm talking about. Dotemu just announced that in the upcoming fourth game, you can unlock and play as characters in past Streets of Rage games in their 16-bit pixelated glory. These include SOR1's Axel, Blaze, and Adam, SOR2's Axel, Blaze, Skate, and Max, and SOR 3's Dr. Zan, Skate, Axel, and Blaze. Yes, it's going to look ...

Streets Of Rage 4’s Music: We Have Words

Dotemu recently published a few tracks from its upcoming beat-em-up Streets of Rage 4. Here's a video where we talk a bit about it, followed by some comparisons with the old games. You don't want to miss this, retro gamers! https://youtu.be/dGenJ4JgCCk Like what you saw & heard? Subscribe to us on our YouTube channel, or follow us on Facebook...

Streets Of Rage 4 PlayStation Trophies Revealed

Whenever a new game's trophies are revealed, it means we might be getting the game within a month or so. I'm guessing that's the case with Dotemu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games' sequel to Streets of Rage (or Bare Knuckle for you Japanese Megadrive gamers out there), because we have trophies! Website Exophase just listed down the PlayStation tr...

Yuzo Koshiro & Friends Will Be Composing Streets Of Rage 4’s Soundtrack

All is right with the world. Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima, two Japanese video game composers renowned for their works on the Streets of Rage series, will be teaming up with Guard Crush, Lizard Cube, and Dotemu for the fourth Streets of Rage game. Alongside the duo, famed composers Yoko Shimomura, Hideki Naganuma, and Keiji Yamagishi will ...

This Free Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fan Game Is Retrotastic

Back in the 90s, Konami hit it out of the ballpark with its slew of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade and NES/Megadrive/SNES beat-em-up games. A lot of us including myself played the heck out of these games because of how fun and in-spirit in was to the colourful brand they were. Retro fan Merso X thought so too, which is why he created this TMN...

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