WEEKLY DOSE OF GAMING NEWS: International Karate RCX/RC 2023, Sly Spy, Cyberpunks 2
Another week, another trifecta of Action Pack games. Yes, we've had a bit of variety for the month of April. So to cap things off, we're featuring a more intense selection of titles for any retro gamer who prefers something a bit more high-octane. We got what you want, from old-school martial arts to modern spycraft, a futuristic cybernetics shooting! Let’s go!
INTERNATIONAL KARATE RCX/RC 2023 by Homesoft
We got a special treat for anyone who uses their bare hands to bring the action. And this time, we're looking at an Atari XL karate remake called International Karate RCX/RC 2023. A mouthful of a title by Homesoft and a game where you duke it out against the computer or another player in badass karate tournaments.
There isn't much info on this upcoming remake, but we can expect a few changes to streamline this old-school game for more modern sensibilities. If you're unfamiliar. International karate was developed and published by System 3 for the ZX Spectrum in 1985. And then poured into various consoles over the following years.
In the US, it was published by EPYX in 1986 as World Karate Championship, gained a following, and became a crucial part of fighting history. It was also the first European game to become a major hit in the US, selling 1.5 million copies. Given its popularity and legacy, you can say we're all hyped to see where this story goes.
SLY SPY by Ocean
Now we're hopping over to the Amstrad CPC and catching wind of a new release. After quite a bit of time, It looks like we're getting an enhanced version of Ocean's Classic Game, Sly Spy, also known as Secret Agent. This remaster has a few improvements in the works, including brand-new in-game music, which is great.
The old-school Sly Spy was a fun and challenging game for its time, bringing players across different stages and switching things up every time. From dodging enemy gunfire in the sky to battling baddies in ancient ruins, there's quite a bit of action in spite of the game's title. It's safe to say we're pretty stoked about any development that'll come our way, so stay tuned.
CYBERPUNKS 2 by Mutation Software
We've had our fair share of Amiga releases, and Mutation Software has been on a roll for the past few years, especially for the Amiga CD 32. We're discussing remasters of classics like Doodlebug, Tommy Gunn, Castle Kingdom, and Cyberpunks. Now speaking of the latter, Mutation Software announced an official release date for a cyberpunk sequel set to drop on May 5th, 2023. Yes, boys and girls, we're getting Cyberpunks 2.
If it's your first time hearing about this classic, Cyberpunks is a top-down isometric shooter game for the Amiga created by mutation software and published by Core Design way back in 1993. 30 years ago. However, this new game release is not only a direct sequel to Cyberpunks but also brings some cool new features.
Get ready for some two-player fun, three playable characters, and a variety of playable levels with high-quality detail and kick-ass gameplay. You'll be battling deadly enemies and big bosses across some atmospheric retro maps, all to a kick-ass soundtrack. Honestly, we wouldn't have it any other way. Cyberpunk 2 will get a big box edition and a digital download. So if this is right up your neon vaporwave alley, it's best to check it out once it launches in May.
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