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“Sex sells,” Edward Bernays, the father of Public Relations, once told the world. In Girl Fight, it’s the “same sex” that sells. Eight hot, scantily clad women duke it out in Kung Fu Factory’s downloadable brawler. While it may do nothing for the ongoing and much-needed debate about women within the games industry, its borderline misogyny makes the game feels like it is stuck in its own narcissistic past. (more…)
Two long-in-development games have made it onto the Xbox Live Arcade today. First up is Signal Studios’ Ascend: Hand of Kul, which is a free-to-play action RPG that includes both single and multiplayer gameplay:
Wage war for your God as a brutal Caos warrior on a unique journey to Ascension. Destroy the spawn of the Titan, invade other players’ worlds, and tip the balance in the Crusade between the alliances. Ascend: Hand of Kul is a free-to-play third-person action RPG featuring innovative seamless single and multiplayer gameplay and multiplatform support.
Also available this week is Girl Fight, which is a fighting game that features a roster made up exclusively of women. Girl Fight is priced at $9.99:
Follow the journey of eight fierce females with psychic powers who battle each other within a secret government research facility! Fight using both hand-to-hand combat and supernatural psychic attacks in a wide variety of doomsday scenarios! Perform awesome moves in battle to earn virtual currency to unlock extra content, such as new psychic abilities, alternate costumes, in-depth backstory, and sexy illustrations of the girls! Psychic warfare starts here!
It’s soccer day on the PlayStation Network as Sony has added EA Sports’ FIFA 14 and Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 to the PlayStation Store. EA Sports has kicked FIFA 14 onto all three Sony platforms (the PS3, Vita, and PSP) while Konami has focused on just the PS3 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2014. Though it should be noted that the PSP and Vita versions of FIFA 14 carry the “Legacy Edition” subtitle to let gamers know they’re the same game as FIFA Soccer 13, just with updated rosters.
Also available for the PS3 this week is From Software’s latest mech warfare title, Armored Core: Victory Day; the Kung Fu Factory-developed all-girl fighting game, Game Fight; and two PS2 Classics: The Mark of Kri and Tokobot Plus: Mysteries of the Karakuri.
Finally, Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut, “a new kind of adventure where the choice of how to survive is up to you,” is available to download as a PS3/Vita Cross-Buy title.
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.