Numskull Games has released the side-scrolling beat ‘em up, Final Vendetta, which is a homage to the iconic arcade titles of the 80s and 90s such as Streets of Rage, Double Dragon, and Final Fight. It is now available digitally on Steam and Xbox, as well as digitally and physically on Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox – including special editions.
Developed by Bitmap Bureau, the legendary development team that brought you retro-inspired cult classics Xeno Crisis and Battle Axe, Final Vendetta is the respected team’s next modern take on a beloved genre from the golden era. It comes complete with beautifully animated pixel art, challenging gameplay, and a 90s-inspired dance music soundtrack.
Playable either in solo or co-op mode, Final Vendetta pulls no punches with four different game modes spanning Arcade, where the objective is to fight through six different locales, battling all bosses in Boss Rush, survive hordes of enemies in Survival, not to mention player against player bouts in Versus.
Mike Tucker, design director at Bitmap Bureau, says: ”Although we’ve long been fans of the genre, Final Vendetta is our first foray into beat ‘em ups. We’re thrilled to be part of the modern renaissance and can’t wait to bring that sense of old-school arcade fun to modern consoles and PC.”
Characters include Londoner bare-knuckle boxer Duke Sancho, Essex martial artist Claire Sparks, and wrestler Miller T. Williams – each with their own move sets and special abilities.
Harking back to the halcyon days of the rave movement, Final Vendetta’s thumping soundtrack is produced predominately by Featurecast, as well as including four tracks from chart-topping electronic dance duo Utah Saints, not to mention a cut from Krafty Kuts.
Bitmap Bureau provided the following information on features of Final Vendetta:
- Hardcore fighting action that pulls no punches.
- Stunningly animated pixel art.
- A thumping dance/techno soundtrack featuring exclusive tracks from Utah Saints and Featurecast.
- 1 or 2 player co-op.
- 3 playable characters with varying fighting styles.
- 6 areas to battle your way through.
- Classic beat ‘em up gameplay with fresh mechanics.
- 4 exciting game modes – Arcade, Survival, Versus & Boss Rush.
- 3 difficulty settings.
- Several unlockables.
- Dozens of moves and combos to master.
- An array of succulent street food to sample.