With games such as Streets of Rage 4 bringing the classic, arcade style scrolling beat ’em up back into our living rooms – not to mention countless other examples in recent years, such as Double Dragon Neon and reissues such as the incredible Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle – it seems that the love and nostalgia for the genre is at an all time high.

It’s the perfect time, then, for another lovingly crafted homage to the cartoonish violence of those classic 16-bit brawlers – and that’s exactly what we have here, with Fallen City Brawl, which is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter. Featuring a colourful cast of wonderfully designed characters to choose from – along with a vicious wolf sidekick to lend a hand in smashing your way through legions of bad guys – it looks like a brilliant tribute to the games that have inspired its creation.

Brawling your way through luridly coloured backdrops to a fantastic old school soundtrack – composed by none other than Daniel Lindholm, who provided music for Street Fighter V and Yakuza: Dead Souls (a digital copy of the soundtrack is on offer on some of the game’s reward tiers) – looks to be supremely enjoyable; the gorgeous pixel art and animation really give the game a fantastic level of detail and fluidity.

Should the campaign be successful, June 2021 is the planned launch date – I can’t wait to get my fists on Fallen City Brawl.

You can back Fallen City Brawl on Kickstarter here. Check out the game’s trailer below:

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