Updated: Feb 25
Jitsu Squad is an indie action, fighting, and beat n 'up game produced by TanukiCreativeStudio and with a demo version published on February 18th this year, on the indie gaming platform "itch.io". The game does not have a defined plot. For now, the order here is to annihilate your enemies, from ninjas and pufferfish to demons and zombies.
The gameplay has influences from games like Street of Rage and Super Smash Bros. You choose one of four characters (Hero, Baby, Jazz and Hoops), each with specific fighting skills and powers. The combat system is very interesting and very easy to learn in a short time. In addition, you can count on the help of assistant warriors, and this is where the crossover factor of the game comes in. So far, the game has two assistants, the fun duo Yooka and Laylee, from the adventure game from Playtonic Games, and one of the biggest and best-known creators of fighting game content on YouTube, Maximilian Dood.
The visuals are excellent, from the characters to the sets. Each of the elements of Jitsu Squad was very well worked out. The characters have a cartoonish style, but very cool. The soundtrack, composed by Sebastien Romero is another phenomenal point: it ranges from electronic music to heavy metal, and combines well with the fast and frantic action of the game. The demo features only a few stages, but has enough content to get the player excited, waiting for the full version. The game has no expected release date, for now only what we know is that it will be released for PC, Nintendo Switch, XBox and PlayStation (the last two, probably new generation).
You can check the gameplay of the game by clicking on this link here and, if you are interested, you can download the demo for PC on the link below. Take the opportunity to visit the Jitsu Squad page on Kickstarter, at the link below: