Street Fist 2 Brings Beat ‘Em Ups into the Modern Age

The beat ‘em up genre was somehow left behind by many modern developers. As I’m not a game developer, I really have no clue on how to modernize the style of a genre, but what I do know is that Street Fist 2 is trying to do something about it, by bringing in a comic-book style. Even though there’s a number two at the end of the title, this is the first game made by XD Studios, and will be available for PC, Mac and Linux.


Street Fist 2 is a side-scrolling beat ‘em up based on old-school 16-bit classics like Double Dragon and Golden Axe, but with a modern day comic-book style. Retro City is filled with criminals controlled by Dr. Bip, and the player’s objective is to fight them and bring justice to town once again. The plot, along with the art, sets the general tone of a comic-book narrative and seems to fit perfectly into the genre. The player can choose to brawl with one of three characters (each of them with different traits and skills), alone or with a friend, through 8 levels with a 90s inspired soundtrack. Also, the games boasts combo-based fighting that increases in damage depending on the streak of punches and kicks.


At the moment, the game is hoping to be approved on Steam Greenlight and is stated to be at around 25% complete. It is planned to release sometime in 2015. For more information and future updates, visit the Greelight page and follow Street Fists 2 on Twitter or IndieDB.

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