PAX East 2016 – Dungeon Punks

A world in which corrupted corporations are trying to take over. Taking advantage of those poor hard working souls. I know it sounds just like everyday like here on earth but these are the tough times at Dungeon Punks’ world. This is a RPG with tag-team capabilities. What does that exactly mean you ask? You can assign two characters to control and actively switch back and forth between them leaving you with that Marvel vs Capcom feel.

Build a team to smash up the enemy using combinations of melee and magic. I can’t stop comparing it to Sega’s, Altered Beast.Progressing through areas beat up the baddies and pick up the occasional loot. Let’ s talk action. Melee is basic for the most part and can get repetitive if that were the only method of combat. The spell casting can be compared to that of a fighting game. It’s not the variety buttons that produces a hadoken. Just a simple combination of buttons will allow different characters to unleash their fury. Game is still on the works but the mechanics show promise. At this point the game needs to do a bit more to capture my attention for further play. Artwork is great but the animation and action sequence can use some tuning.

Press Release: NEW YORK—APRIL 20, 2016—Hyper Awesome Entertainment LLC, an independent developer of RPGs, will introduce a unique new kind of tag-team side-scrolling brawler RPG with the release of Dungeon Punks for PlayStation®4, Xbox® One, and personal computer. The game looks to reintroduce the feel of multiplayer camaraderie from the arcades of the past by combining key elements of RPGs, fighting games, and 2.5D brawlers into one incredible experience.

Dungeon Punks will debut with live hands-on gameplay at this week’s PAX East in Boston, MA, and can be found in Booth #11233.

“Dungeon Punks combines our favorite ideas from old-school brawlers, RPGs and fighting games to mash-up the intense tactical play you can get from a great fighter with the joy of trouncing tons of bad guys with devastating magic from RPGs,” said Dan Goldstein, co-founder and developer, Hyper Awesome Entertainment. “The tag-team part of Dungeon Punks really sets the game apart with uniquely equipped heroes that work as a team to create fun and devastating combos. In the end, Dungeon Punks feels like playing a Street Fighter RPG – and that is an incredible thing to play with friends!”

About Dungeon Punks
Dungeon Punks is a multiplayer side-scrolling brawler RPG with a unique tag-team system that allows each player to control two heroes at once, while managing and controlling a full party of up to six heroes. The adventure can be enjoyed cooperatively by up to three players via couch co-op, or solo with computer-controlled teammates.

Key game features include:
Incredible combination of brawler, fighting game, RPG and side-scrolling gameplay;
Six wild heroes, each with a distinct and unusual personality as well as unique class-specific special moves;
A darkly humorous storyline that navigates a world of medieval fantasy where magic has taken the place of technology and the resurrection insurance industry has run amok;
An enormous amount of special magical attacks;
Highly responsive environments that interact with player and enemy actions, allowing heroes to bring additional punishment upon enemies;
A large variety of gorgeous levels offering non-linear exploration choices;
Additional features that make Dungeon Punks a complete Action RPG experience, including tons of quests, mounts, traps, power-ups, weapon types, and distinctive boss monsters.

Release Date: Summer 2016
Coming out for: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
More information:

Juan was raised in a place where dysfunctional urban youth tainted the lives of those who were exposed to the drugs and the gunfire that lit the streets. In order to survive, he kept himself barricaded in his room, in the trenches of Nintendo and Sega. It’s how his passion developed for gaming and how the creative imagination took the driver’s seat. Gaming is an escape from the struggles of life and to express frustration. Just because you gain responsibilities as time progresses doesn’t mean you have to let go of gaming. Just adapt and evolve it to best suit your lifestyle and embrace the adventures that being a gamer brings. Stay posted and see what the product of the GAMING EVOLUTION can do.

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