Chaotic Animal Beat-‘Em-Up ‘Jitsu Squad’ Will Change Later This Year

The Switch is having a good year for animal-based beat-’em-ups (Kaiju! Turtles! Uh…Girls?), and ININ Games’ next release Jitsu Squad looks set to add to that.

Combining the classic beat-’em-up mechanics of old-school brawlers with some of the fun game modes that defined new releases, Jitsu Squad will see you play as one of four puffy animals looking to take on a bad guy. wizard and his army of goons.

With single or multiplayer co-op modes available, the game features a fast-paced gameplay style that initially feels chaotic but nonetheless promises to be approachable. Additionally, the game’s jagged soundtrack comes from Johnny Gioeli, the vocalist behind some of the classic Sonic the Hedgehog themes, like Sonic Adventure‘s Open Your Heart:

Check out the full feature list below to get an idea of ​​what this frenetic fighter has in store:

  • Fight at lightning speed and get your adrenaline pumping
  • 4 Playable Characters – Transform your warrior into a true legend with the upgrade system and unique secondary weapons that unlock new combos
  • Slay your enemies in style with over 100 chain combos, endless juggles and epic super specials that will make your heart beat faster
  • Powerful in-game character transformations will make your blood boil
  • Tons of unique enemies to kill and 8 different planets to save
  • Local co-op fun for up to 4 players on the couch
  • Team up with a friend in 2-player team mode, where each player can choose up to 2 characters
  • Enter the battlefield while streaming original tracks from Crush 40 singer Johnny Gioeli, famous for the iconic music of SONIC The Hedgehog
  • Fighting game input controls offer a nice throwback to the 90s

Looking at the character designs of the four playable fighters (Hero the Raccoon, Jazz the Frog, Baby the Rabbit, and Aros the jerked off hog) we feel this game deserves some quality couch co-op time, with all the necessary combos and cheers to follow.

It remains to be seen if Jitsu Squad will make our list of the best Switch beat ’em ups, but what’s certain is that it’s quickly becoming one of the console’s true heavyweight genres.

The game will receive a digital and physical release later this year.

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