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Final Vendetta

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Fighting
Publisher: Numskull Games
Developer: Bitmap Bureau
Release Date: June 17, 2022

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'Final Vendetta' Gets Release Date, Gameplay Shows Off Modes, Mechanics, Characters And More - Trailer

by Rainier on May 24, 2022 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT

Final Vendetta is a side-scrolling beat 'em up, paying homage to the iconic arcade titles of the 80's and 90's such as Double Dragon and Final Fight.

Final Vendetta is a hard-hitting action packed beat ‘em up, playable either in solo or 2-player co-op mode, in the vein of classic arcade titles, with a unique story, four different game modes. Featuring stunning pixel art and a thumping soundtrack with exclusive tracks from Utah Saints! Brawl with bad dudes and tough girls as you fight through dangerous environments.

The notorious “Syndic8” gang are slowly taking control of the capital and have kidnapped Claire Sparks’ younger sister. Unfortunately for them, Claire will do whatever it takes to get her back and crush anyone who stands in her way! She teams up with her two friends (and housemates) - retired pro-wrestler Miller T. Williams and Duke Sancho, the streetwise bare-knuckle fighter. Together they must battle and brawl their way through the mean streets of London in a risky mission to reunite Claire with her sister.

Claire Sparks, a student and martial arts expert, who has become unwillingly embroiled in the rescue of her sister. Duke Sancho is a quick-witted, bare-knuckle fighter from London, earning his nickname after a brawl in the Duke of Wellington pub. Not forgetting the towering figure of Miller T. Williams; a Canadian ex-pro wrestler, controversially removed from competitions for use of excessive force. Together the three friends must battle their way through the streets of London on a dangerous journey to bring back Claire’s sister!

The gameplay mechanics are sure to go down well with fans of the genre, giving players a vast array of moves and the ability to block, run, dodge, strike downed opponents, and even perform juggle combos! Each character has a unique feel and move set that the player will have to master.

Final Vendetta has a thumping soundtrack featuring brand new and exclusive tracks from Utah Saints, Featurecast and Krafty Kuts! The UK is known for its dance music scene and this electrifying soundtrack compliments all the action Final Vendetta has to offer in tremendous style. 

Movement & Special Moves

Final Vendetta plays like a classic beat ‘em up from the arcade. Timing attacks, techniques and super moves is key, whilst also avoiding the overwhelming onslaught of enemies by double tapping up or down to duck or dodge. More unique to beat ‘em ups is the ability to block, although not all attacks can be blocked. Each character has a number of basic strikes, grab variations, moves and techniques, including the ability to strike from behind if an enemy is sneaking up. Kick enemies whilst they’re down, juggle them with attacks to build up a combo count, or time a super attack - but if the meter isn’t full, expect to lose health.

Characters

Claire Sparks, Duke Sancho, and Miller T. Williams are shown off in all their glory. A bare-knuckle fighter from the streets of London, Sancho is fast, nimble and great at building up combos with a move set spanning rapid fire punches, close range elbows and uppercuts, not to mention well-placed footwork and a bicycle kick that launches foes into the air. He also has a unique ability to wall kick from the edge of the screen and, if in trouble, his hurricane kick gets mobs off in a pinch.

Born and bred in Essex, Claire Sparks has a martial arts background and uses elbow strikes, palm thrusts, flying knee strikes, devastating axe kicks, and two different throw variants. Her flash kick is a full 360 roundhouse that knocks back groups of enemies. Finally, Williams not only has a mean right hand, but the former pro-wrestler also uses dropkicks, spinebreakers, clotheslines, suplexes and long-distance throws, as well as a special axe handle move that prevents anyone from getting close. Rounding out the package is an impressive Elbow drop that would make wrestling legends of old, truly proud!

Game Modes

In Arcade players must fight through six different locales including The Streets, Underground, Docks, Club Tigre, and more, as players try to take down gang leaders to find Juliette. Battle through a number of different enemies and learn the move sets of each stage’s dangerous hazards and eccentric bosses. Additional lives are hidden outside of plain sight, with one tucked away per level. Weapons are a very powerful resource and can be thrown to maximise damage, but if knocked down any in possession will be gone for good. Smashing open the likes of barrels or phone booths may also release important street food and treasures.

There is also a Boss Rush mode where players can face off with each boss from the game back-to-back, as well as a Survival mode where contenders can take on an onrush of endless enemies. All of these modes can be played with a second player in co-op which is really where the fun begins. After all this collaboration there’s even the option to put each other’s skills to the test and battle each other in Versus mode.

Key Features:

  • 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.

Three different physical versions will be available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 & 5 including the Standard Edition for £34.99 / $44.99, Collector’s Edition including OST CD, stickers and collectible cards for £49.99 / $64.99, and Super Limited Edition that includes the aforementioned plus an artbook, poster and barrel USB keyring for £74.99 / $99.99.

Final Vendetta is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) on June 17, 2022 for £22.49 / $24.95.


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