Perhaps inspired by the 2020 release of Streets of Rage 4 – a fine return to the series – Eastasiasoft have now released their own 3D beat-em-up, harking back to titles of yester-decade. Breakneck City is the name, and throwing hands most definitely is the game!
Available now on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch (with a PC release all of the way back in mid-2020), Breakneck City tells the all too familiar tale of a crime-fighting duo delivering some sweet knuckle sandwiches to the baddies that are littering the neon-lit streets. It’s not just the 2D plane that the action will be taking place in, as heroes Sidney Flintlock and Justine Jacobs have all three dimensions at their disposal, and levels are much more sprawling than may first meet the eye.
And it is these environments that have the potential to steal the show: set across 6 unique environments, from the dance club to towering skyscrapers, each level will contain a number of weapons and environmental interactables that you can make use of to dish out even more damage. When you can be swinging off of lamp posts and putting together aerial attacks, there’s no limit to the combos that can be pulled off against the variety of enemies, and the tricky bosses.
A full list of features can be found below:
- Fight through 6 hand-crafted 3D stages!
- Select from 2 playable characters or team up to use both in local co-op.
- Pick up weapons to gain the upper hand!
- Use the environment for special attacks and quick takedowns.
- Enjoy old-school arcade aesthetics and classic low-poly design.
Take one look at the trailer for Breakneck City and you can find Streets of Rage and Double Dragon vibes flowing through its blood, so this one is perfect for veterans of the series.
Breakneck City can now be purchased on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One via the Xbox Store – the price of admission is £8.39. Alternatively, you can pick up a copy on PS5, PS4, Switch and PC from their respective stores.
Make sure to keep an eye out for a full review from us soon.
Get out there and dish out some justice!
Use your wits, reflexes and the mean streets around you to take down the city’s most ruthless gangs! When a vicious gang tries to burn down their favorite video shop, Sidney Flintlock and Justine Jacobs take to the streets to bust some heads. Breakneck City is an old-school 3D beat ‘em up with a focus on environmental interactions. Featuring low-poly graphics, pixel art textures and the ability to team up for 2-player local co-op play, Breakneck City brings late-90s style brawler action to a new generation. Punch, kick and dodge your way through 6 punishing levels including city streets, a dance club, skyscrapers and more! Take on gangs of varied enemy types and tough bosses. Pick up weapons to become even more effective in combat and use the environment to your advantage. Swing on lamp posts, kick your foes into garbage bins or out of windows and deal devastating dive-kicks from above. You’ll have to use your surroundings to your advantage against these challenging foes!