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Developed by the same husband and wife team that made The Dishwasher, Charlie Murder is poised to be another solid co-op brawler on Xbox Live Arcade. Featuring a unique art style, full RPG-style levelling, and hints of River City Ransom, it looks to be a solid new entry in the genre.
Up to four players can choose between the five-member punk band known as Charlie Murder. As is standard for the genre, players are immediately thrusted into a world populated with plenty of people to pummel with fists or weapon pickups. Charlie Murder is at war with a metal band in the punk rock apocalypse, and their followers will be the recipients of your attacks.
Instead of basic Final Fight-style food pickups, players will be able to purchase food items at stores for permanent health upgrades. Clothing customization helps your armor stats, and you'll come across gloves that give you elemental attacks. If combat isn't occurring, you can pull up a phone interface that allows you to equip new items and choose your level up bonuses without forcing your partners to go to a menu with you.
Everything about Charlie Murder is tailor made to fit the punk rock theme of the game. Your XP is measured in followers on a social media app. Your magic system is called Anar-chi. There's even a full beer crafting system that has you collecting barley, malt, and yeast in order to brew your own.
Xbox Live Arcade has been a fantastic destination for the recent revival of the brawler genre, and Charlie Murder looks like it'll fit right in. According to Ska Studios, the game will release "when it's done."
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My only question is, can you get stone hands or dragon feet?
This actually looks pretty fun. I'll consider picking it up.
Can't wait to check this out. I've already played the
Dishwasher. Time to start fresh.
Stopped watching at "you get new tattoos to unlock new abilities"
I'm down for some punk rock gaming. But we gotta stop the hate between metal and punk! I love both styles of music. From Municipal Waste and Napalm Death to Black Flag and Leftover Crack.
DID YOU SAY RIVER CITY RANSOM???!! I'm listening..
"Your XP is measured in followers on a social media app..." Totally punk.
P L E A S E !!
This just reminded me that out of all the 360-exclusives I've been continuously eyeing over the years, I have almost completely forgotten the Dishwasher games. Still want to get Fez, Trials Evolution, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Spelunky, and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet first, though.