Mysterious Fighting Game Gets A New Trailer

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Necrostorm has released a new trailer for the fighting game Death Cargo, which we covered in a piece last week about the incredible allegations that the game might not exist. The new video highlights a range of different characters in addition to a fresh batch of appropriately gory deaths. In other words, it's exactly the sort of blood-drenched gameplay that's had fighting game fans excited for Death Cargo since it was first announced in 2011:

Necrostorm assured me last week that there were over six thousand satisfied Death Cargo customers who have been enjoying the supremely violent nineties-style fighting game since it first launched in March. A Necrostorm representative explained to me that there isn't gameplay footage available online yet because the company was required by Italian intellectual property law to prevent any such footage or imagery from being posted. This prohibition was lifted once the new trailer went live.


I still haven't been able to play the digital version of the game I purchased last week. Since posting my original story, I've also heard from a number of other Death Cargo customers beyond those originally interviewed who've had similar experiences when trying to install and play it. The Necrostorm representative told me that I would have to wait until Wednesday, May 14th to be able to play it since the file creation process can take up to five days to complete. I first purchased my copy on Friday, May 9th.

The Necrostorm representative also told me that the company's satisfied customers in this case are more often fans of the studio's trademark "splatter films" than they are seasoned gamers. As such, she didn't think they were as familiar with online gaming communities or the process of posting gameplay footage online as seasoned gamers often are. Since the embargo only lifted eight hours ago, she suggested that it may take a bit longer than usual to start seeing additional gameplay footage surface as a result.

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Anyone remember Eternal Champions? This reminds me of that for some reason. I remember playing the HECK out of that game when I was younger, and it wasn't until recently that I learned there are "fatalities"/stage kills in that game. Not only that, but they put Mortal Combat's fatalities to shame in the squick/gore department, holy shit. Seriously, if I had somehow miraculously gotten even one of those as a kid I'd have had nightmares for weeks.

This video has pretty-much all of them:

Click on the main menu box on the upper-left when the video starts and then click on Eternal Champions. The strange thing is that without those fatalities, the game is decidedly pg-13 at worst.

I hope this game delivers something similar or better, that'd be true 90's for me.