Atlus delivers old school beat 'em up gameplay with a badass 70's cop show vibe to the palm of your hand, announcing Tokyo Beat Down, coming in March to the Nintendo DS.
It's a 3D beat 'em up with shoot 'em up tendencies, allowing players to punch, kick, shoot, stab,
parley, and explode their way out of any situation as they fight to restore justice to the mean streets of Tokyo as a member of the Beast Cops. They'll be able to play through the game as three different characters, with story branches leading to multiple endings, though no one really plays this sort of game for the story, do they?
Of course not. They play them to be the badass copy in a white blazer, and you'll find plenty of white blazers in the screens below. Tokyo Beat Down hits the Nintendo DS hard on March 10th.
ATLUS DELIVERS HARDBOILED RIGHTEOUSNESS THIS MARCH WITH OLD SCHOOL BEAT 'EM UP TOKYO BEAT DOWN™ FOR NINTENDO DS™
In this city, you shoot first, punch second, kick third, break for lunch, and then ask questions... if there's time...
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 9, 2009 - Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today vowed to deliver great justice and honor to Nintendo DS™ with Tokyo Beat Down™, a tale of greed, corruption, and good old-fashion violence. Experience the sweet nostalgia of classic coin-op beat 'em ups, where you must rely on your fists, firearms, and anything else that happens to be lying around to beat the sin out of Tokyo's criminals. What do you do when thugs and hoodlums put peace and freedom in jeopardy? YOU BEAT THEM DOWN!
Tokyo Beat Down is scheduled to be unleashed on March 10, 2009 with an MSRP of $29.99.
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About Tokyo Beat Down
Who has it within them to rise up against the ever growing threat of violence, crime, and terrorism on the streets of Tokyo? Enter the Beast Cops, tireless servants of justice. These men and women struggle night and day for the heart of the city. They'll match any villain punch for punch, kick for kick, bullet for bullet. They're Beast Cops because they will do whatever it takes, pay any price, inflict as much damage as necessary, in order to restore peace and security to the streets of Tokyo.
* Beat 'em up that lets you shoot 'em up - When fisticuffs aren't enough, add guns to deliver a whole new brand of justice to the mean streets of Tokyo. Pick up a variety of weapons, ranging from handguns to rocket launchers, for intense action on each level.
* Badass 70's cop show vibe - Outrageous style, over-the-top substance, and no holds barred hardboiled police action mix with madcap humor and sharply-written dialogue. Dishing out justice to the seamy underbelly of Tokyo has never been this satisfying.
* Multiple characters & endings - This sordid tale of Tokyo's criminal set unfolds through the eyes of three different cops with unique play styles. Story branches lead to multiple endings that determine whether you'll get your shot to beat down the ultimate crime boss.
Tokyo Beat Down has been rated "T" for Teen with Alcohol Reference, Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco, and Violence by the ESRB.