Mobile game publisher Chillingo has announced the launch of Fightback on iOS devices. The mobile fighting game sees players going after thugs who have kidnapped their sister, using gesture-based controls to punch and kick anything in their way.
Developed by DMC: Devil May Cry and Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory, Fightback resembles classic arcade fighting games like Final Fight or Double Dragon. The game’s side-scrolling setup sees enemies approaching our hero from either side of the screen, and players tapping as quickly as they can to attack them.
The faster players tap, the faster punches are thrown, while swiping on the screen causes the player to kick in the same direction as the swipe. By combining these swipes and taps, players can launch enemies into the air and defeat them before they ever reach the ground.
Fightback includes over 100 floors to clear at launch, along with an Endless mode that challenges players to take on waves of enemies for as long as they can. The game offers Facebook connect for bonus premium currency, as well as sharing progress with friends.