Indie title OKINAWA RUSH aims to combine fighting game mechanics with classic platforming/RPG elements

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Use Okinawan Karate (and more) to bust open some old-school-style heads in this upcoming indie game.

Indie developers Steven Miller, David Miller, and Gary Angelone are aiming to bring some retro-fueled violence to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with “intense, skill-based” action-platformer Okinawa Rush, a love letter to classic side-scrolling brawlers, platformers, and RPGs in one. Behind the cartoony sprite art, the game sports a gameplay engine that borrows heavily from fighting game sensibilities: utilizing a broad move set, a combo system, and “parry anything” mechanic.

In addition to single or multiplayer action, the game will feature RPG elements in the form of a detailed story mode, shop system, multiple playable characters with different backstories, and dojo maintenance that will affect your fighter’s abilities. You’ll even be able to improve your stats by practicing katas.

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To try the demo, head over to the game’s Steam Greenlight page. You can watch the Super Best Friends try it out for themselves in their YouTube video below (note, NSFW language!):

As of this writing, Okinawa Rush has met its crowdfunding goal, and there are still about twelve hours left. Head over to their Kickstarter page for more detailed information about the project and its developers; they have claimed that if their goal was met, the game would include a guest character: the Baz from Divekick! We’ll have to keep an eye out for confirmation as the project goes forward.

Thanks to Matthew for the tip.

Sources: Okinawa Rush (Steam Greenlight); Okinawa Rush (Kickstarter); Destructoid

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