80s Anime-Inspired Racing Brawler “Speed Brawl” Now Available for Consoles

Double Stallion Games and publisher Kongregate have released Speed Brawl for consoles.

The 1980’s anime-inspired combat racing game is now available for PS4, Switch, and Xbox One for $19.99. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game’s console release.

The game is set in an alternate Victorian England following a decade-long war against a race of insect-like alien invaders called the Selenites.

After defeating the alien queen and conquering their lunar colony, the British Empire has entered a new golden age of technological advancement and economic prosperity by using the enslaved Selenite drones to do all of the country’s menial jobs.

With the loss of unskilled labor came a disenfranchised working class, so to compensate the Empire has created a deadly new combat sport, the titular Speed Brawl. Speed Brawl blends the combat of a fast, momentum-driven brawler with racing elements and platforming.

You can choose one of six playable characters and upgrade them over the course of the game’s main campaign, which supports solo play and drop in, drop out online co-op. You can view the game’s launch trailer above.

Here’s a rundown on the game:


Speed Brawl is a 2D combat-racer about moving fast and hitting hard! Maintain your momentum, build your combos, and unleash powerful special moves. Find your own fighting style, and assemble the finest team of brawlers ever seen. Then do it all again faster… faster… FASTER!!!

Story

London, 1888. After a decade of war with the Lunar invaders we named the Selenites, the British Empire finally vanquished the insect-like menace thanks to a dashing officer by the name of Hugo Wells. He crushed the colony’s queen and in doing so cemented his status as both a hero of the empire, and the de facto patriarch of the drone-like Selenites.

Following the war, the Selenites became the new workforce of our industrial revolution, ushering in a new era of progress and prosperity. Freed from the shackles of employment, man could pursue more earthly endeavors. However, listlessness and disobedience rampaged throughout the middle and working classes. In order to satiate the masses, Hugo Wells conceived of the ultimate entertainment. An elite sport where only the bravest, the fastest and the most worthy warriors could wage a petty war against the enslaved Selenite hordes. Welcome… to Speed Brawl!

Key Features:

  • 6 Unique Brawlers with their own play styles
  • Loads of upgrades to customize each fighter and blast through the competition
  • Razor sharp visuals and beautifully animated characters
  • Over 50 unique action-packed events and races to wade through across multiple Speed Brawl Leagues.
  • Local and online co-operative play through the whole campaign!

Speed Brawl has also been available on Windows PC (via Steam and GOG).

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