Another peek into the inner workings of fan-pleasin' publisher Atlus, they were kind enough to send along some photos and information on their upcoming title Tokyo Beat Down for the Nintendo DS. Unless you're the type of player that regularly picks up golden oldies, I'm guessing that it's been a while since a side-scrolling beat'em-up has come your way.
Developed by Success (the folks behind one of my favorite games from last year, Operation Darkness) comes this madcap excursion into what can only be described as Miami Vice meets Final Fight meets Japanese insanity.
Taking on organized crime in the districts of Japan, officer Lewis Cannon and the rest of the so-called "beast cops" put the smack down on thugs, mercenaries, and other assorted bad guys. It's tough to keep a lid on the chaos, so these cops are doing the smart thing—they bring guns to a fistfight. (They still bring fists, though.)
Tokyo Beat Down is hitting shelves with extreme prejudice on March 31st.
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