The side-scrolling beat ‘em ups genre is going through a very healthy renaissance at the moment. Not only have we recently had Streets of Rage 4, but before that we had Raging Justice and more. Today sees another love letter to the genre released as Final Vendetta lands on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.
A gang known as Syndic8 have kidnapped the sister of Claire Sparks. Claire – herself a bit of a martial arts brawler – also happens to live with a pro-wrestler called Miller T. Williams and bare-knuckle fighter Duke Sancho. This trio of absolute muscle decide to take matters into their own hands to bring back Claire’s sister.
Final Vendetta takes place on the streets of London, but fans of the genre will feel right at home with the retro-inspired visuals. The music is all new though, featuring exclusive tracks from Utah Saints, Featurecast and Krafty Kuts.
Across its four game modes, Final Vendetta is fully playable with two players. Firstly, there is the Arcade mode, the main mode. There is also Boss Rush and Survival modes where you face-off against the main game’s bosses or never-ending waves of enemies respectively. But if you fancy something more competitive over co-operative, there is Versus mode when you can claim bragging rights.
Final Vendetta is available to download from the Xbox Store now, priced at £22.49. Our review is coming soon, stay tuned. For now, let us know your favourite beat ‘em ups in the comments below.
Final Vendetta is a hard-hitting action packed beat ‘em up for 1 or 2 players in the vein of classic arcade titles. Featuring stunning pixel art and a thumping soundtrack with exclusive tracks from Utah Saints! Brawl with bad dudes and tough girls as you fight through dangerous environments. The notorious “Syndic8” gang are slowly taking control of the capital and have kidnapped Claire Sparks’ younger sister. Unfortunately for them, Claire will do whatever it takes to get her back and crush anyone who stands in her way! She teams up with her two friends (and housemates) – retired pro-wrestler Miller T. Williams and Duke Sancho, the streetwise bare-knuckle fighter. Together they must battle and brawl their way through the mean streets of London in a risky mission to reunite Claire with her sister. Claire Sparks, a student and martial arts expert, who has become unwillingly embroiled in the rescue of her sister. Duke Sancho is a quick-witted, bare-knuckle fighter from London, earning his nickname after a brawl in the Duke of Wellington pub. Not forgetting the towering figure of Miller T. Williams; a Canadian ex-pro wrestler, controversially removed from competitions for use of excessive force. Together the three friends must battle their way through the streets of London on a dangerous journey to bring back Claire’s sister! The gameplay mechanics are sure to go down well with fans of the genre, giving players a vast array of moves and the ability to block, run, dodge, strike downed opponents, and even perform juggle combos! Each character has a unique feel and move set that the player will have to master. Final Vendetta has a thumping soundtrack featuring brand new and exclusive tracks from Utah Saints, Featurecast and Krafty Kuts! The UK is known for its dance music scene and this electrifying soundtrack compliments all the action Final Vendetta has to offer in tremendous style.