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The wildest squad in town is back - Jitsu Squad is getting ready for console release

Lightning-fast fighting game Jitsu Squad dashes onto consoles in Q4 2022.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Stuttgart, Germany - 16 August 2022 - Get ready for the wildest fighting game on the block! ININ Games is excited to announce that they will bring Tanuki Creative Studio’s fast-paced 2D beat ‘em up adventure Jitsu Squad to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation 5 (PS5), for online stores and retail. A digital release for the Xbox family of consoles is also planned for a later date. Fans can expect whacky-chaotic battles with the four unique members of the Jitsu Squad, either alone or with up to four people in co-op mode.

Jitsu Squad is a fast-paced fighting game inspired by old-school brawlers, paired with the intense and exciting fights of modern beat ‘em ups. Play alone or with up to four people in co-op mode against waves of enemies while amassing massive combo-chains and unleashing powerful and flashy super moves. To set the right mood for 90s fighting games, Jitsu Squad not only comes with a hand-drawn cartoon look and stunning visual effects but also music by none other than Crush 40 singer Johnny Gioeli, famous for the iconic SONIC The Hedgehog music.
 
Check out the new trailer to experience the flashy gameplay and Johnny’s energetic vocals.
 
Story
Containing the soul of a powerful demon, the legendary Kusanagi Stone can grand godly powers to those who awaken it but has remained hidden over the centuries. Now, the wicked sorcerer Origami, destroyer of worlds and lord of darkness, has summoned ancient warriors to find the stone for him, cursing their souls and turning them into animals. Luckily, a mysterious monk called Ramen manages to save four warrior souls from Origami’s call: Hero, Baby, Jazz, and Aros, together are the Jitsu Squad! 
 
Features

  • Fight lightning-fast, adrenaline-tingling battles  
  • 4 playable characters – Turn your warrior into a real legend with the upgrade system and unique secondary weapons that open up new combos 
  • Slay your enemies in style with 100+ chain-combos, infinite juggles and Epic Super Specials that will make your heart beat faster 
  • Powerful in-game character transformations will get your blood boiling  
  • Tons of unique enemies to slay and 8 different planets to save 
  • Up to 4-player local couch co-op fun  
  • Team up with a friend in 2-player tag-team mode, where each player can choose up to 2 characters
  • Enter the battlefield while blasting original tunes by Crush 40 singer Johnny Gioeli, famous for the iconic SONIC The Hedgehog music 
  • Fighting game input commands provide a nice 90s throwback 

 
Jitsu Squad will release digitally and in retail on PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch later this year. More information about the planned release for the Xbox will be announced at a later date. Special Limited Editions will be available via Gamesrocket.com. Additional information can be found on the official ININ website.
 
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For more information please contact [email protected]
SKYPE - thegrassisnevergreener
 
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About ININ Games
ININ Games focuses on the digital and physical publishing of high-quality, feel-good retro and arcade games. ININ Games brings retro games to life and creates the classics of the future. They are best known for “Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World”, “CrossCode”, “Cotton Reboot”, “Slaps and Beans” and as the publishing partner for TAITO titles “Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back” and “The Ninja Saviors – Return of the Warriors” in North America and Europe. Numerous other milestones of classic gaming culture are in the planning and will be announced in the coming months. ININ Games is part of United Games Entertainment GmbH. For more information, visit www.iningames.com.   
 
About Tanuki Creative Studio
Tanuki Creative Studio is a Dutch independent video game company founded by Dave Baljon in 2016. Dave joined forces with animator/composer Sebastien Romero in mid-2016. They started full-time development at the beginning of 2018. It has been an incredible journey but together with a small team of passionate people, they developed their first game Jitsu Squad™, which was released on Steam in March 2022. Jitsu Squad™ is slated for late 2022 on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and even an Arcade release brought by exA-Arcadia Japan.

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