Pocket Rumble Coming to Nintendo eShop

Nintendo has made sure to cover all genres, all game types for all ages and sizes are covered for its growing library of games for the Nintendo Switch. A very smart tactic, unused by many other giants in the industry. Pocket Rumble comes in and adds to the indie, 2D line up with this trailer

Pocket Rumble is a streamlined, beginner-friendly 2D fighting game inspired by SNK’s classic fighters on the Neo Geo Pocket Color. It retains all the gameplay elements that make traditional fighters great, but reduces the level of execution and memorization necessary to the absolute minimum. Being a highly anticipated game, experienced players will be able to learn the game fast and then focus on deeper elements of strategy and mind-games, whilst new players can learn the ins and outs of fighting games without being overwhelmed, allowing everyone to hone their skills to a competitive level without too much grinding in training mode! The game features a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique meter and mechanics. There’s the cutesy Keiko who wields a demonic detonating cat called Q, to the grappler Subject 11 who harnesses psychokinetic powers to toss enemies like ragdolls, and ninja cowboy Hector, who uses a katana to keep his opponents at bay, but be careful, his specials also cost life-points, which must be restored using his meter. The game delivers features like

  • Simple, 2-button controls and universal, easy special move inputs with no complex joystick motions
  • Short combos with easy timing and a straightforward cancel system
  • On-screen frame data bar and visual indicators for properties like invulnerability help players understand fighting game mechanics and how individual moves work
  • Simple, unambiguous health and damage system: All characters have 12 HP and all hits do 1 damage
  • Diverse cast of characters each with their own unique meter and mechanics
  • Quickly swap characters after a lost round to counterpick, just like between matches in a tournament, without slowing down the pace of the match
  • Near-flawless online multiplayer with GGPO netcode
  • Full Steam Workshop mod support including the ability to play mods online with friends
  • Arcade Mode: Face off against the rest of the game’s cast, meet special parameters and complete challenges to earn achievements and unlocks
  • Versus Mode: Play local matches with friends or the CPU, and get competitive with hidden cursors for double-blind character select at the touch of a button
  • Career Mode: Take part in fictional fighting game tournaments around the globe, playing against AIs based on some of Pocket Rumble’s top players from the beta, and eventually facing off against AIs from some familiar faces in the FGC
  • Lessons Mode: Robust tutorials that teach you the very basics of how fighting games work
  • Training Mode: A fully-featured training mode with a variety of hotkeys and options including viewable hitboxes, save states, dummy recording and more
  • Ranked Mode: Get matched up with players of your skill level online, earn points and rank up with Elo ratings, leaderboards including character-specific rankings, and a rematch button to challenge someone to an unranked set when you need that runback
  • Ghosts: Ghost AI records in-depth statistics from your ranked matches and creates an AI other players can download that emulates your playstyle
  • HD Rumble is a Nintendo Switch version exclusive
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The 2D fighting game is set to be released on the Nintendo eShop for the Switch on July 5th for Europe and the Noth America. The Japanese version, its announce date, has still not been announced.

Sarmad Burki

Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.
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