In the Eighties, many children all over the world had at least a couple action figures lying around, either from He-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Ghostbusters. But, if you left them alone, would they get along with each other? According to indie fighter KnockOff, probably not, they would rather fight one another. Now we have a chance to join them in this indie fighter that has recently been announced.
The developers, hailing from the Dominican Republic, describe KnockOff as a fast-paced one-on-one fighting game, "in which two players use a variety of attacks such as air combos, assisted moves and special powers to knock out their opponent". In a kind of Small Soldiers twist, the toys are coming back to life and engaging in "friendly battles", with the ultimate goal of stopping a powerful new toy with "elitist views".
Naturally, don't expect to find any He-man here. Absolutely not, as the title itself references, KnockOff features all legally distinct action figures. For example, the legendary blonde hero Kronan or Grimrot, the Skeleton King wielding two swords. Let's also not forget the very not-Mazinger robot, Rayzenger, described as "Earth's final defense against the Xenorians".
While we are a bit sad that the entire game is not made with real stop-motion action figures, the developers promise to make up for it with exciting gameplay. Each character will come with their own move sets and unique abilities, plus stages filled with "iconic childhood references and Easter eggs". Indeed, some of the battles will take place in a young boy’s bedroom.
Unfortunately, we don't have any news on a possible release date nor the platforms that KnockOff is going to be released on. We will be sure to keep an eye on this indie fighting game, since this is looking quite unique. In any case, better start getting those action figures out of the closet right away, they need the warm-up.
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