Nitro Kid is a little tactical cop punch fighter

Are you a bad enough guy to do kung fu in a skyscraper full of cops, martial artists, robots and mad scientists to stop an evil corporation from wiping out the life force of defenseless children?

Hell yes you are.

tonight PC game program (opens in new tab) gave us our first look at Nitro Kid, a sleek, compact tactics game that has you kicking and punching corporate towers. According to developer website (opens in new tab)Nitro Kid is set in an alternate history of the 80s, where a corporation called Infinity is using kidnapped children to generate a safe and eco-friendly energy source.

Disagreeing with the sentiment that zapping kids to feed VHS players is “environmentally friendly,” you’ve set out for Infinity’s conveniently grid-based turrets to tackle some faces.

This face attack takes place in small grid-shaped arenas representing each floor of the tower. It’s very Into the Breach, telegraphing exactly where baddies will attack on a small battlefield and how you can manipulate opponents’ positioning and movements. But there’s also a bit of deck building, drawing cards to determine what cyber martial arts you can use on these minions.

Despite today’s trailer having a faded ribbon cartoon style, the Nitro Kid himself sports extremely clean pastel pixel art. If you are a sucker for good pixel gifs, the developer Twitter feed has been a bounty of short WIP animations that are a delight to scroll through.

Nitro Kid does not yet have a release date. But if you want to punch some proper guys in vaporwave towers, a small free demo is now available on Steam.

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