Taking inspiration from classic fighting games from the ’90s like Street Fighter, Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters, the game has looked to channel the “Neo Geo Pocket aesthetic for a modern fighting game with a retro twist.”
The developer has looked to deliver original characters, vibrant colours and an impressive combat system, to result in an experience that “is designed with high-level players in mind while making it easily accessible for beginners to pick up and play.”
In Pocket Bravery’s world, there are a few who are able to throw energy through their hands, others reinforce their muscles, and certain specialists transfer their essence to objects and weapons.
You will have the chance to follow protagonist Nuno and several other characters as they investigate the criminal organisation Matilha – exploring a tale of revenge told through the eyes of multiple characters and with alternative paths available.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Travel To Iconic Worldwide Stages: Choose from 12 different characters each with their own personalities and strengths as you battle across 20 unique stages from around the world. Select from various stages such as New York, Beijing, Glasgow, Japan and more, each with fantastic pixel visuals and animated backgrounds!
- Unique Gameplay Systems: Elemental System – Through this system, it is possible to execute elemental attacks that have different characteristics from your characters natural elemental affinity and bring new offensive or defensive possibilities for the player. Taunt System – During a match, provocations can bring big advantages and disadvantages! Depending on the characters’ personality or relationship, different reactions can occur, so be careful! During the taunt animation, the character is still vulnerable, so make sure you’re not opening yourself up to a devastating attack! Breaker System – At the cost of half the elemental bar (or the full elemental bar if you are not guarding), utilising a breaker is the best defence against an opponent’s pressure. When blocking or being hit, use this to turn the tables!
- Local And Online Multiplayer: Featuring rollback netcode, online and local matches are instant and seamless, with near-zero latency! With completely hand-drawn pixel art visuals and dynamic and responsive gameplay, ‘Pocket Bravery’ focuses on the characters’ animations and movement with the aim to get ultimate fluidity during matches.
Pocket Bravery will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2023.