Shing! side-scrolling arcade action gets a release date for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Thanks to indie games studio Mass Creation. Which is due to arrive on Steam soon.
The side-scrolling arcade action game Shing! is due to release on August 28, 2020. Available on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC via Steam. The developer has also released a new video diary. This outlines the game’s inspirations and creation.
Shing! Dev Diary
To pull off a modern look and feel while staying true to classic beat ’em up style. The Shing! team worked to strike the best balance. Doing so between complexity and accessibility. Likewise, the result is a unique control style designed around the right analog stick. Making it a breeze to pull off angled slices, counters, and aerials. Certainly offering you more in fast-paced combat. As your band of wisecracking warriors each have their own strengths. Since you can swap between them in an instant. All in a rich 2D world brought to life with colorful 3D artwork.
The Shing! 4 playable characters are Yokai hunters. Deadly warrior monks, tasked with defending the realm from a sudden onslaught of mythical beasts. While trying to recover the legendary Starseed. They also trek through crowded cities bathed in neon light. Not to mention ash covered ruins of ancient civilisations. Plus noxious swamps hidden in mists and many other exotic locations.
- Play solo or with friends: 4 player local and online co-op
- Experience immersive and intuitive controls: right analog stick controls your weapon. While giving you instant access to extensive moveset
- Enjoy Shing! gameplay that never gets old: master the multilayered combat, overcome clever enemies and face epic bosses
- Experiment with freestyle combat system: mix and match combos, switch characters on the fly and turn enemy abilities against them
Hordes of enemies, gallons of blood, giant boss fights – it’s all here. Unique control scheme? Check. Sharp, colourful graphics? Check. A funny plot with interesting characters? Check, check and check!
Shing! will be available on Linux, Mac and Windows PC via Steam. Due to release on August 28, 2020. Since the arcade action gets a release date, be sure to visit the official website and join the Discord.