Do you remember Death Cargo? The obscure Mortal Kombat-inspired brawler from an Italian studio Necrostorm known for indie slasher flicks? Well after disappearing a few years ago it’s back. Sort of.
"The game still needs a lot of work." That's how one person who finally managed to get their hands on a working version of the mysterious fighting game Death Cargo described it in a note to me this morning. "It's not too bad...like a buggy version of Mortal Kombat 1," is how another put it.
The video game industry is no stranger to fizzled hype. But for all the controversies about delays, unstable launches, or games that are just plain terrible, until recently I've never had to stop and wonder whether or not a game actually exists. Then I went in search of a mysterious fighting game named Death Cargo.
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…
Fighting games don't get a lot of love from the mainstream video game industry these days. So when someone—anyone—comes along promising to bring back the supremely gory glory of nineties-era arcade classics like Mortal Kombat into the modern era, genre-inclined gamers will listen.