Combo Crew (iOS, Android) Scores Double Hit With Viewtiful Joe and Lester Knight!
Fans of Combo Crew can rejoice as developers The Game Bakers have just announced that the hit mobile brawler has a brand new fighter in the form of Viewtiful Joe (!!) thanks to a direct collaboration with the IP owners Capcom. Joe is readily available as in-app purchase for only USD 1.99 within the game Combo Crew on Google Play and Apple App Store.
To celebrate the occasion, the game itself is discounted to USD 0.99. The 50% discount will last until September 3, and in the words of Joe himself: Henshin A Go Go Baby! For those not familiar with Joe, he first appeared on home video game consoles as the hero of Viewtiful Joe in 2003. The original garnered a lot of popularity resulting in sequels and versions on other consoles.
As gamers and true fans of the original, The Game Bakers team are very happy to pay homage to this cult hero in Combo Crew today, courtesy of Capcom. Like all the other characters in Combo Crew, the new guest-star comes with his own palette of combo moves to unlock and collect while progressing through the arena levels of the 100% tactile brawler game.
“Capcom games had a huge impact on my generation and on me personally, as gamer and designer.” says Emeric Thoa, creative director at The Game Bakers. “If I’m perfectly candid about this, Viewtiful Joe is one of many games, along with God Hand, Final Fight or Street Fighter, that have influenced our direction. Many new-gen indie developers have their classics at heart; to get the chance to pay due tributes to a hero of your youth is a true bliss. We’re so grateful to Capcom for letting Joe fight along the Combo Crew cast.”
Joe is not the only new character to make the game as French game creator Eric Chahi has granted The Game Bakers with the use of Lester Knight from 1991 indie classic “Another World” (a.k.a. “Out of this World” stateside). Lester comes as a free gift to the Combo Crew community.
Check out the game right over here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/combo-crew/id599516631?mt=8