The beat ’em up is making a huge comeback lately, with a new Battletoads and Streets of Rage both being released relatively recently. While those were merely new entries in decade’s old franchises, it is always nice to see a new brawler emerge. Mayhem Brawler by Hero Concept looks to be a great mix of retro and modern beat ’em up styles sporting nice graphics and creative enemy design.
Mayhem Brawler is an urban fantasy themed beat ’em up that brings back the 90s arcade vibe to the present day. With comic book style art and kick-ass soundtracks, it offers a unique experience that you can tackle solo or as co-op with friends while defining the next step in the story with your choices.
While answering a routine call on a patrol, Dolphin, Star, and Trouble -the most popular officers of the super-powered law enforcement agency, Stronghold– find themselves in a sequence of events that will alter the fate of the entire city.
Let’s get one thing straight; if you ever think that a day in the life of a super-powered law enforcer is easy, you couldn’t be more wrong, as there are greater threats than street gangs in urban fantasy themed Mayhem Brawler. Using your arsenal of combos and special abilities, you and your co-op teammates should make life miserable for those super-powered criminals, fend yourself from the fury of werewolves, resist the hexes of street wizards and confront the megacorp led by vampire houses that enforce their goons to do their dirty deeds.
Comic book inspired hand-drawn backgrounds and frame-by-frame animations coupled with a kick-ass soundtrack will deliver a jolt of adrenaline to your controller. With the choices you make, you will shape the flow of the story and finally reach one of the three different endings in Mayhem Brawler universe, where each corner has a story to tell.
Steam Next Fest event on June 16-22, and Xbox Summer Game Fest event on June 15-21, will feature Mayhem Brawler for an early preview. With the game’s complete full features, it will include 3 Stages with 2 of them being players’ choice.
*A fresh take on classic 90s-style beat ’em ups
*Offline co-op mode that supports up to 3 players
*Ability to alter the game flow with player-led decisions
*Fully voice-acted story experience and 11 different language options for subtitles
*3 unique endings based on player’s choices
*Unique combat mechanics
*3 playable characters against 30 mobs including 12 unique bosses
*Hand-drawn comic book-inspired art, frame-by-frame animated characters, and a rocking soundtrack
*Your admission ticket to the limitless universe of Mayhem
Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One / Series X, Nintendo Switch, and iiRCADE versions of the game will be available to gamers worldwide on August 18, 2021
Stay tuned to Gaming Trend for more info on Mayhem Brawler as it is released!