Dungeon Punks PS4 PlayStation 4 1

Do you know what this generation lacks? Honest to God side-scrolling brawlers like Final Fight and Streets of Rage. Fortunately, it looks like Dungeon Punks may be here to plug the gap – a pizza parlour arcade-inspired beat-'em-up with a tidy art direction and some role-playing mechanics sprinkled on top.

"We wanted to make a game that has the interesting tactical play you can get from a great fighter, mixed with the joy of trouncing tons of bad guys with devastating magic," Hyper Awesome Entertainment's Dan Goldstein explained. "And we didn't want to require crazy reflexes or hidden secret joystick moves just to pull off exciting combos."

He continued: "So we did something unusual: we took some of the game mechanics from the great tag team fighters like X-Men vs. Street Fighter and shoved them into our brawler. Then we gave every character a bunch of really cool tactical magical spells and a special unique dodge move, creating a play space that's deep, challenging, and a straight-up ton of fun."

It does look alright, and we like the idea of different characters fusing their attacks in order to create some crazy combos. You'll be able to toggle between all of the fighters in single player, or have a buddy hop in via jump-in/jump-out co-op. The downside is that the animations don't seem to measure up to the sprites yet. Oh, and that awful Scottish (?) accent in the trailer has got to go!

[source blog.eu.playstation.com]