Players can choose between playing as Diane, a lightning quick scrapper, Marcus, tank-styled brawler, or Alex, a balanced fighter. The game can be played as co-op or as single player. According to the press release, the game also serves as political commentary for today’s financial crisis "where the rich get away with massive financial fraud and the poor pay dearly for the rich’s mistakes and possess no recourse for justice."
“The Asskickers offers a radical experience that only indie gaming can offer. As our first game, we wanted to create a wild retro-modern ride from the penny arcades of innocence to the corporate towers of greed,” said Stanislas Berton, president of AGO Games. “The Asskickers delivers a solid no-frills, hardcore, butt-kicking, beat’em-up video game experience similar to what people would find at a 1980s version of a penny arcade but with a modern aesthetic. The Asskickers allows people enact a revenge fantasy on all the people and corporations who continue to bring countries to the very edge of financial ruin and get away with it! Now, it’s virtual payback time! Let’s kick some ass.”
Both the game and the demo can be downloaded from the official site.
The Asskickers offers players the choice between two adventure filled co-op and single player modes, “Story” mode and “Survival” where players battle wave after wave of attackers. “Time Attack” is a single player only third offering that challenges players to beat their own personally best ass-kicking times. Filled with unlockable achievements, multiple combos to master and four levels of difficulty, The Asskickers take hardened street fighters from the seedy back alleys of town all the way up to the pristine glass walled floors of evil corporations.
In addition to the full game, which is available now at http://www.the-asskickers.com, brawlers wanting to kick-ass without having to chew bubblegum can test out The Asskickers game via the free demo that is now available. The demo allows fans to cut their teeth on the first level of the game in “Story” mode and one level in “Survival” mode as well as experience the frenzied rush of “Time Attack.”