Fluffy the Cat returns! Punch Club 2: Fast Forward has been officially announced and will head to consoles and PC later in 2023. The sequel to the fan-favorite fighter management sim Punch Club, Punch Club 2 is set 20 years after the events of the first game and promises to be bigger and better. You can check out the announcement trailer above and read below for more info:
Seattle, WA – February 17, 2023 – Established indie publisher tinyBuild is thrilled to officially announce Punch Club 2: Fast Forward, the sequel to the successful fighting management simulator from Lazy Bear Games, is launching this year! This gritty, humorous, 80’s cyberpunk-themed game will be launching on PC (Steam, Epic, GOG), Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. Check out the brand-new announcement trailer below for a look at what you can expect in Punch Club 2: Fast Forward
“Punch Club is a special title to us – our first game – we put our hearts into the development of this sequel. Our goal was to embrace our Lazy Bear Games style, smooth the edges that slowed down the progression, and pump up the fun.” – Lazy Bear Games
It’s been 20 long years since a nameless cool guy punched the big bad and everyone was really happy or something. Welcome to the future: it’s corrupt, sea shells have replaced toilet rolls, and everything’s cyberpunk now. Walk the same, but now neon, streets Roy did as you’re thrown into an adventure filled with hilarity, 80’s nostalgia, and punching. Even more punching than before. The mean streets of the under-city are a disease, but you could be the cure. Fighting is the only way to blow off steam and earn valuable good person points, which you’re going to need, kid.
Life in the rat race is fast-paced, time-consuming, and requires effective management to survive, and Punch Club 2: Fast Forward is the same! It’s literally a simulation game! Manage your time and funds, whilst climbing to the top of the fighting leagues, solving crimes, working for the police, mob, mafia, and about anyone else you cross paths with. Whilst nothing beats good old-fashioned blood, sweat, and tears, neuro training and illegal software sure sound tempting. Even if there is a slight risk you’ll be exposed as a fraud and your last brain cell will pack up and leave.
Completing quests will give you access to new fighting schools, moves, dollars, good person points, and even the Lion Queen on VHS! Multiple branching storylines are impacted by your moral choices, so do the right thing! Or don’t. We’re not your boss.
*Become a Champion Fighter – Punch, kick and cheat your way through, if you want. Becoming the best damn fighter ain’t easy; it takes time, dedication, dollars, and training! Increase your stats and techniques, plan your match, and create your own incredibly awesome school of fighting!
*Manage… Everything – Oversee everything from precious hours in the day to finances, whilst climbing to the top of the fighting leagues, solving crimes, working for the police, mob, mafia, and about anyone else you cross paths with. Perfect your strategy to become the best damn fighter this city has ever seen.
*Story-Rich Narrative – Fully developed NPCs with interesting personalities and stories accompany a variety of branching story paths to explore. The stakes of moral choices impact story outcomes!
*80’s Nostalgia – This fighting management sim provides a gritty throwback into an 80’s inspired future. Enjoy the pure adrenaline-fueled awesomeness of the ’80s with humour, quotes, and good old bone-crunching action!
*Cyberpunk Aesthetic – The alluring pixel art style with a vibrant neon futuristic colour palette and captivating visuals showcase a unique perspective of a cyberpunk future.
The first rule of Punch Club is to tell everyone about Punch Club! Wishlist PunchClub2: Fast Forward now or prepare to fight (for legal reasons, we won’t actually fight you). It will be launching on PC (Steam, Epic, GOG), Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch later this year. For updates and more information about the game, check out the game’s official website, Twitter, and Facebook.
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