Atlus has announced Tokyo Beat Down for release on the DS on March 10th, 2009 for an MSRP of $29.99.
The game is a classic side-scrolling beat-em up-style game with a story of greed, corruption and good-old fashioned violence where the player can wipe the scum of the street with his fists and a variety of firearms from pistols to rocket launchers that you can pick up in the environment to attack the enemy with.
As the game’s slogan goes, “What do you do when thugs and hoodlums put peace and freedom in jeopardy? YOU BEAT THEM DOWN!”
Who has it within them to rise up against the ever growing threat of violence, crime, and terrorism on the streets of Tokyo? Enter the Beast Cops, tireless servants of justice. These men and women struggle night and day for the heart of the city. They’ll match any villain punch for punch, kick for kick, bullet for bullet. They’re Beast Cops because they will do whatever it takes, pay any price, inflict as much damage as necessary, in order to restore peace and security to the streets of Tokyo.
Key features of Tokyo Beat Down include:
* Beat ‘em up that lets you shoot ‘em up – When fisticuffs aren’t enough, add guns to deliver a whole new brand of justice to the mean streets of Tokyo. Pick up a variety of weapons, ranging from handguns to rocket launchers, for intense action on each level.
* Badass 70’s cop show vibe – Outrageous style, over-the-top substance, and no holds barred hardboiled police action mix with madcap humor and sharply-written dialogue. Dishing out justice to the seamy underbelly of Tokyo has never been this satisfying.
* Multiple characters & endings – This sordid tale of Tokyo’s criminal set unfolds through the eyes of three different cops with unique play styles. Story branches lead to multiple endings that determine whether you’ll get your shot to beat down the ultimate crime boss.