An arena fighter with the goal of bringing competitive eyes to the genre
Black Salt Coreuption, an upcoming arena fighter that hopes to break the conventions of the genre, is showing off its latest version at Evo 2019 as a part of The Media Indie Exchange (MIX)!
Most 3D titles like Tekken, SoulCalibur, Dead or Alive, and Virtua Fighter, actually take place on a shifting 2D plane and battles aren’t truly on a three-dimensional space. Black Salt Coreuptiuon wants players to be free to move wherever they desire on the battlefield without giving up the depth in its gameplay.
I played Black Salt Coreuption at DreamHack Dallas earlier in the summer and it was a blast to play. There is definitely a lot more going on in this game than most arena fighters. Every character feels unique and offers something interesting to the roster in terms of both design and gameplay. Personally, a lot of arena fighters tend to feel kind of the same, with every character being a slightly modified version of each other. Luckily, this is not the case for Black Salt Coreuption!
The game is still in early access, so there a few things that need to be worked out, but the dev team is hard at work polishing the game before its projected winter 2019 release on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Its currently running at a new price of $9.99 so it’s practically a steal if you haven’t gotten it yet on Steam!
For an in-depth look at the title, check out Perfect Legend‘s stream of the game where he discusses the title’s mechanics and shares his feelings about how Black Salt Coreuption is Devil May Cry meets Tekken! Perfect Legend has been a bit of an advocate for the title and has been helping promote it through his social media channels.
The mechanics are laid out…ahem-perfectly, by Perfect Legend on his YouTube description!
“Each character has launching normal performed by: Holding guard and pressing towards your opponent + that light attack button.
To perform your special attack press away from your opponent and the Heavy Attack.
To Dash, you press 4/Circle/B (1234 notation, PS, Xbox)
You can perform normals in the air so when you launch you can jump to follow up your combo.
Opponents can breaker out of combos in mid-air, on the ground as well as breaker grabs.
To perform a grab you press RT/R2 to perform.
Grabs can be teched or breakered.
Breaker requires 2 bars of meter currently and you build meter by landing attacks.
Attacks can be guarded and you can be grabbed in the middle of your attack on block so you must cancel out of it into a jump or dash to not get punished.”
Those who enjoy the game can take the battle to the next level in an upcoming tournament in association with PVP Zone in Las Vegas. Details can be viewed in the tweet below as told by none other than Austin St. John, the original Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger who actually voices one of the characters in the game and also spends his time on social media promoting the title.
#BreakingNews @ASJAustin has something to say! Are you ready to compete? Join us Aug. 17th @PVPZone #LasVegas $500 to the winner! Portion of ticket sales go to help our Veterans! #NintendoSwitch #PS4 #XboxOne #teamcoreupt #gamer #GamersUnite #powerrangers #fun #music #EVO2019 pic.twitter.com/wnRZ4RFUIJ
— Black Salt Video Gaming (@Blacksaltfilm) July 17, 2019
Last but not least, here’s a synopsis from the developer!
Responding to a distress call from an unknown source, Gatling and his team get sucked into a dimensional portal where they find themselves stranded in a mysterious forest in a different world. While exploring the forest, they run into another hero, Black Salt, who has also been separated from his world. They decide to team up to find a way home.
Black Salt Coreuption is a 3D arena fighting game series that combines two action properties. (Black Salt Vs COREUPT) COREUPT at its CORE is a pulse pounding action brawler! Follow Gatling as he fights alongside new allies to discover the CORE of the worlds COREUPTION!
Black Salt is a feature film franchise based on the critically acclaimed comic book series. The Black Salt Minifeature won the Cinemax/HBO Action Short Film Competition and received a licensing deal with HBO. To date, HBO confirmed that the Black Salt Minifeature has accumulated well-over 8 million views across all Max platforms. The Black Salt Minifeature and comic book series is a prequel to the 3D arena fighting game.
If you’re at Evo, don’t forget to give your support to the great indie games shown at The Media Indie Showcase! Who knows, you might just find your next favorite game!
Source: Black Salt Coreuption