Invincible Tiger strikes XBLA, PSN

Namco Bandai preps over-the-top action brawler for Microsoft's and Sony's online storefronts.

Namco Bandai's push into hyperstylized martial-arts beat-'em-ups won't be coming to an end now that Afro Samurai is out the door. Today, the Japanese game maker announced Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao, an Xbox Live and PlayStation Network downloadable game that offers another look at improbable feats of Fu.

Zen at work.

Developed by Blitz Arcade, Invincible Tiger tells the story of Han Tao, aka General of a Thousand Victories, who attempts to rescue the Star of Destiny from the foul clutches of the Evil Overlord. As Han Tao, players must fight their way through the Evil Overlord's throngs, using a number of hyperbolic hand-to-hand combat techniques, ancient weapons, and Zen-powered attacks.

Invincible Tiger features a number of different modes for single- and multiplayer action. Gamers can play through the game's storyline in co-op mode, which is available both locally and online. The game also includes an Endurance Mode, in which players are tasked with surviving an unending onslaught of foes for a specified amount of time.

Namco Bandai did not reveal a release window for Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao.

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12 comments
gnbfd
gnbfd

is that an actual screenshot? that looks a LOT like Rag Doll Kung Fu IMO. Sony should sue for that lol

jcasanova
jcasanova

mix this with Crash Commando!!!!

Teknboi912
Teknboi912

I love beat em ups, ill give this one a chance.

AstroChimp83
AstroChimp83

While this may look a bit cheesy in the graphics department, being on XBL and the PS store means it won't cost anymore than $10 or $20 bucks (if Namco-Bandai knows what's good for'em...) If it's that cheap, I'm in.

player_leo
player_leo

An over-the-top action brawler is worth a look at. Hopefully it will turn out great. XBLA has a bunch of games worth checking out. Even their community games are good.

DestructobotMk3
DestructobotMk3

Aww. I was looking forward to some classic 2D art goodness, but screeny looks weak... those sprites aren't exactly wow-inducing. Let's hope the gameplay makes up.

TexasAnMGrad2K
TexasAnMGrad2K

If this is like an updated version of Kung Fu (NES) or Black Belt (SMS) then it could be pretty cool.

squidracerX
squidracerX

Screenshot looks hyper lame and ultra ugly... bring a good ol' fashion pretty 2D sprite beat 'em up and "you had me at hello". Only thing that could save this is ridiculous physics fun.

yahararyan
yahararyan

could be good..ill have to keep an eye out