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  Highly anticipated retro-platformer Okinawa Rush is back in town, play the demo!
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05/13/2021
 


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Dust off your sword and sharpen your gamepad (wait, what?) and play the FREE DEMO for this satisfying, fast-paced retro platformer fighting game Okinawa Rush, AVAILABLE NOW!
 
May 13th, Warsaw, Poland.
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Fasten your kimono, pull up a comfortable chair, and get ready to immerse yourself in the nostalgia of beating up the bad guys spending hours learning combos, and mastering each stage. After its successful 2017 Kickstarter conquered the hearts of fans, Okinawa Rush is finally here with a breathtakingly beautiful demo. Fight using swords, nunchakus, bo staffs, or simply with your fists, and battle through carefully crafted pixel-art environments. Take advantage of the fast, fluid combat system and combo, juggle and parry your way through hordes of enemies. Master the game, upload your high score, and reach the top of the scoreboard!
 
Watch the Okinawa Rush demo trailer and awaken your appetite for revenge.
 
Play the demo on Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/777670/Okinawa_Rush/) and if you'll enjoy it, consider voting for the game on Digital Dragon's Indie Celebration competition (https://store.steampowered.com/sale/indie_celebration_2021). Fight to gain the top spot on our online scoreboard!

The game will launch on Steam, GOG, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PS4.
 
ABOUT THE GAME:

Okinawa Rush is a retro platformer with a focus on fighting, and a combat system inspired by fighting games like Street Fighter, and a beautifully nostalgic pixel-art art style reminiscent of old Amiga games

A Ruthless army of ninjas known as the Black Mantis clan have come to Okinawa to loot, pillage, and kill anyone that gets in their way. Above all else, they are searching for the legendary training scroll of Hiro Yashima who has honed his martial skill to a supernatural level, summoning flame and sound to vanquish his foes.

Okinawa Rush is about intense, skillful gameplay - including "just frame" commands. It is also intuitive enough for someone completely new to games to be able to pick up and immediately get into the action.

Take on the role of the martial arts master Hiro, Meilin, or Shin as they face off in a desperate fight for their lives against the Black Mantis clan.

DOUBLE THE MAYHEM: Bring a friend and battle against ninjas, demons, and more in the 2-player local co-op mode of this action-adventure platformer set in a mystical, fantasy version of Okinawa.

The fast, fluid combat system, courtesy of the custom engine, brings with it many moves, combos, juggles, and an intuitive parrying system - easy to learn, hard to master.


MAIN FEATURES:

 
  • Custom-made fighting engine with unique moves for each character.
  • Fight with swords, nunchakus, and bo staffs.
  • Engaging story told with carefully crafted pixel-art cut-scenes.
  • Many different enemies, each with their own moveset and weapons.
  • Intense boss battles.
  • Arcade mode for those who want to jump straight into the action.
  • Parry any attacks, projectiles, and traps!
  • Upload your high scores and compete globally with other players!
  • Discover many secrets and hidden areas!
  • Play together in a local co-op mode, and heal each other to achieve victory!


Okinawa Rush is set for release on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One later this year. The exact date will be announced shortly.

Okinawa Rush demo is out NOW. More information about the game can be found on the official website (https://www.okrush.co.uk/), publisher's Twitter, publisher's Discord, and developer's Twitter.

Screenshots are available HERE.

If you'd like to interview the developer or secure a review copy for yourself, please contact Diana at [email protected].
 
About No Gravity Games:
No Gravity Games is an indie boutique publisher specialized in console publishing and building up to games value. https://nogravitygames.com/
 
About Sokoikan Ltd.:
An indie developer based in England. Passionate about retro games.