Amid all the love for classic games like Pac-Man, Asteroids, Spy Hunter and Rampage, one of the most beloved genres from the arcade era was the beat-em-up. Games like Double Dragon, Bad Dudes and the like ruled the roost. An upcoming PS4 and PS3 game, In Space We Brawl, hopes to rekindle that among a new generation.
In Space We Brawl will be exclusive to the PS4 and PS3. The developer, Forge Reply, did not divulge a specific release date, but did say the game was coming “soon” to both systems.
In Space We Brawl combines beat-em-up gameplay with the competition of a twin-stick shooter. Players begin by selecting one of 11 spaceships and 11 weapon attachments, then face-off across different intergalactic battlegrounds.
n Space We Brawl features a local multiplayer setting with the gameplay mechanics of a fast paced space shooter. Players can select a ship and a weapon choosing among 100+ different combinations, looking for the best mix for their combat style.
When battling in one of the eight different locations, they will also face environmental space hazards such as solar winds, black holes and alien nests that they must carefully navigate or use to their advantage when fighting against other players.
“In Space We Brawl brings back the classic couch multiplayer that we think players will really identify with,” said said Alessandro Mazzega, head of PR and Marketing for Forge Reply. “We’ve been testing the game in the streets all over Europe and the feedback has been incredible. We look forward to releasing more details soon and getting In Space We Brawl into the hands of players all over the world.”
Although the video below is comprised mostly of actors, you can see a few snippets of gameplay.