Karateka Remake Gets First Screenshots
Remember Karateka? Here's the remake's first screens!
Before their was Street Fighter or any of today's familiar brands when it comes to fighting games, there was Karateka. This game was the Street Fighter II back when SFII wasn't even a real thing.
Now the first screens from the game's remake has been released (courtesy of Xbox.com) and it shows a vastly different art-style from what we saw before. Of course, seeing as graphics then consisted of a few colored pixles and whatnot, this is to be expected.
The Karateka remake is being developed by the game's original creator Jordan Mechner, who is also the person who created the original Prince of Persia game. Joining him is Jeff Matsuda, who illustrated The Batman animated series and Grammy-award winning producer Christopher Tin.
According to the official Xbox website, your goal in Karateka is to "Fight to save the lovely Mariko from the evil warlord Akuma and reunite her with her True Love!" Or in other words, beat the living crap of whomever stands in your way.
Here are the game's first screens.
In comparison, here's what the original Karateka looked like back in 1984.
Yeah, I'd say that's quite a big leap there, no? If you want to check out the rest of the game's new screenshots, click here.
Karateka is being developed by Liquid Entertainment and is being published by D3 Publishing for a November 14 release on Xbox LIVE and on PSN.
Does anyone here remember this? I most certainly do. Hopefully, the gameplay is as engaging when it was released decades ago.