Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise announced for Xbox 360

Beat 'em up Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior's Rise is teasing that its combat system "turns brawling into an art form... OF PAIN," which is a phrase that certainly makes me sit up and pay attention to a press release. Announced today, it's set to inflict suffering upon Xbox Live Arcade "early this year."

Developer Qooc Soft's face-puncher will let you "seamlessly blend powerful punches, high kicks and perfectly timed blocks to pull off combos that devastate hordes of enemies," according to publisher 7sixty. Unlockable moves "add to the repertoire of agony for your enemies," and, if your kung fu is weak, you'll also have "support characters that can be called in to help when your fists fail you." Gosh, what larks!

The campaign offers a revenge tale set in a divided ancient China, while there will be two-player local co-op and versus play if you want to share the violence.

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