Launches on PC, Mac, and PS4 in 2016
One of my favorite types of games from back in the day was the side-scrolling beat-'em-up. Though the sub-gene has sorta evolved into more standard and narrative-based action games, I still feel there's more to be done with t...
Not even Castle Crashers is safe from the remaster treatment!
The Behemoth is upgrading its fun-as-hell beat-'em-up for Xbox One this summer and, sure, I'll play that. Besides gameplay and multiplayer improvements, there's a...
Save Tokyo's otaku from vampires
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is taking a bite out of Windows PC on May 26, XSEED has announced.
The beat-'em-up takes place in Tokyo's "geek mecca," Akihabara, which is under attack by vampiric monsters that prey on t...
CM Punk and Cena take on adorable Brock Lesnar
Not unlike that Black Steampunk Sherlock Holmes mock-up from a while back, the proposition of super deformed WWE beat 'em up is getting quite a bit of traction on Twitter at the moment. Sadly, the game isn't currently in...
Zombie beat-'em-up action
StreetPass is a strange obsession. Ever since the days of having only Puzzle Swap and Find Mii, I have been fascinated with the functionality. I carry my 3DS around with me everywhere, and when I pull it out of...
Omega Force isn't always known for innovation, but occasionally, it'll surprise just about anyone. As the developer of countless Warriors subfranchises, this group knows a thing or two about beat-'em-ups, and the One Pie...
PC version includes the previously PS4-exclusive Visual Editor
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is coming to PC this spring, XSEED Games announced today.
The otaku beat-'em-up RPG initially launched on PlayStation 3 and Vita last year, and was well-received by Destructoid's Brit...
Bladestorm: Nightmare is not a Dynasty Warriors game.
That bit of information might be good or bad news, depending which side of the fence one falls on with regard to Tecmo Koei's long-running brawler series.
At the same...
Back-to-back PAX East winner?
Four vikings worshiping different gods fight their way through procedurally generated environments with various weapons including a fish; no, it isn't your family reunion but the upcoming beat-'em-up Viking Squad. Marvel at ...
Also chibi bear people and a mad hatter
Two bearkin, a mad hatter, and a vagrant with a belt covering her nipples go into a dungeon -- no, it's not a Tumblr joke but a new beat-'em-up on Kickstarter called The Vagrant.
I imagine if Dragon's Crown and Muramasa: The ...
For free of course
As we all know, Fatal Fury started off as a traditional fighting game in 1991. But over the years the cast has seem some genre crossover, even into the shoot-'em-up arena with one of my personal favorites, KOF Sky ...
Coming to Steam Early Access this Friday
Onikira: Demon Killer, a lovely samurai-centric 2D side-scrolling beat-'em-up, is set to slash its way onto Steam Early Access on November 14.
The game takes place in a fantasy feudal Japan, with the player assuming&nbs...
The blue bus is callin' us. Driver, where you takin' us?
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed is coming to PlayStation 4 on November 25, XSEED Games unveiled today.
The otaku beat-'em-up arrived on PS3 and Vita back in August, and earned a favorable appraisal from our own Bri...
Jesus puts the smack down in this strange arcade-like beat 'em up
In what looks like a mash-up of Monty Python's Life of Brian with the low-budget special effects and gore seen in films like the Toxic Avenger, Spain-based Mutant Games brings us the Fist of Jesus -- an arcade-styl...
The cat's butt gazes also into you
Max and I were finally able to resume our series of playing Dragon Ball games, and talking about which Dragon Ball characters are cool and sexually attractive. This is the first of many more to come, so enjoy... unless you don't like Dragon Ball, in which case; why did you click a post with "Saiyan" in the title?
I fartbend in your general direction
A new 15-minute-long gameplay video has been released for The Legend of Korra beat-'em-up by Platinum Games. It shows off a variety of combos and elemental abilities, including nods to the series such as the ability to ride an air scooter. Here's what I've gleaned from the footage.
Look at his face!
The choice between badass Santa and comically scared mob boss for the header image was a hard one. The Santa thing is a bit trite, I guess, but he wins out. Still, look at that guy's face.
Bayonetta 2 looks insane,...
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds was a decently enjoyable sidescrolling beat-'em-up released on Xbox Live Arcade early last year. It's now coming to PS Vita, where it will hopefully gain more visibility, on July 29, 2014. Goo...
Welcome to your doom!
Of all the videogame characters that could be turned into figures, this guy? Aggar?
He's the first boss of the old Sega beat-'em-up Altered Beast and, okay, he's memorable as far as bosses in that game go -- I'll grant you th...
If I can't track down this song, I will lose my mind
In this episode, while playing Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure, Bill and Max discuss Chiaotzu's dim sum secret, Japanese onomatopoeia, that damn song that I can't identify, and why is Nam white in this game?
That's what it looks like, at least
Adult Swim Games has a great track record when it comes to their games, and Super Comboman looks like a fun little brawler. It takes place in a sticker world with destructible environments and colorful characters that give m...
Do you wanna touch me?
Concerned over how you're going to pick up Bayonetta in addition to its sequel when it finally hits the Wii U? Not sure how you want to purchase the game so that you'll get a copy of the first game? Worry no more -- at least,...
When you're fighting a bum, just remember that you don't have a nose
In this episode of Just Saiyan; Max and I talk about Max's adventures at Fanime, the super nasty Bacterian, and Dragon Ball Z butt rock. You do not want to miss the ending. A dog finally breaks Max.
For reference: the songs Max is talking about when he mentions DBZ being sampled are below.
Hopefully, this game won't suffer from a lack of heart
Platinum Games, developers of Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising, are developing a Legend of Korra game. This game takes Korra on a quest to regain her element bending powers and defeat a new villain with chi-blocking abilities. The Legend of Korra game will be released as a download title for Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, and PC this Fall, for $14.99.
This new trailer really shows off its assets
For the longest time while watching this latest Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus trailer, I thought I was looking at a bowl of Jello sitting on a table that someone wouldn't stop tapping. But then I realized it was actually a v...
Actually, equipping a weapon would be a better idea
Ready to play Gauntlet? No, you haven't time-traveled to the 80's, and you don't need a pocket full of loose change. You just need a PC and $20.
In preparation for E3, Arrowhead put out this trailer for its remake of Gauntle...
Also featured: Awesome beard, awesome flannel
You know what I've always wanted to do? Punch a bear in its stupid mouth. But, bears are decidedly more badass than I am, and it'd most likely rip my head off of my stupid body. I like my head; I'd prefer for that to not hap...
And there will be a limited edition physical release
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus is coming to PlayStation Vita in North America this autumn, XSEED Games announced today.
The plot of Shinovi Versus unfolds shortly after the events of Senran Kagura Burst, revisiting t...
You have my attention
Remember the glory days of beat 'em ups? Well French studio Le Cartel does. The four man team banded together and created Mother Russia Bleeds, with the aim of capturing the golden age of beat 'em ups like Streets of Rage.