Konami found some mild success in the mid-2000s with the Rumble Roses series, a pair of games that featured scantily-clad women pounding each other in the wrestling ring. They were also pounded from every direction by gamers and critics who saw the tissue-thin premise as an excuse for cheap thrills.
Almost a decade later, Majesco is giving the female fighter genre another go with Girl Fight. Developed by Kung Fu Factory (the team behind Supremacy MMA) and produced by Microprose, Girl Fight will be available to download from the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade this Spring.
Calling the game “a unique [and] fast-paced spin on arcade-style fighting,” Majesco promises that gamers will be greeted to “hair flying, long legs kicking and the ear-piercing shrill of deadly vixens.” They will also be greeted with a sci-fi story that sounds like a virtual reality take on The Running Man:
Girl Fight allows players to choose from an array of sexy fighters to battle their way out of The Foundation, a shadowy, scientific organization looking to weaponize the psionic fighting abilities of the cast of gorgeous, all-female fighters. With unlimited funding and no moral or ethical compass, The Foundation collects its test subjects from all around the world, often abducting and plugging women into their virtual construct known as The Mainframe. To make it back to reality, the women must utilize their fighting and psionic abilities in an all-out battle for survival.
More information on Girl Fight can be found at the game’s official Facebook page.