“VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out!” Demo Now Available for Steam PC

“Dodge his punch, then counter punch!”

Vanilla Gaming Company has developed a free demo for their upcoming boxing parody game VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out! To get access, you need to join the VanillaBeast Discord Channel here and type the command “!BetaKey” and a demo key will be dropped in your Discord DMs.

Inspired by Nintendo’s 80s classic Punch-Out! (or Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out! for those of us old enough to have lived it), VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out! is a mature-rated take on the over-the-top boxing title, complete with oversized opponents and a pixel art visual aesthetic.

Here’s the official breakdown of VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out! from the developers, followed by a recent trailer:

VanillaBeast, the world’s slickest super spy, needs some time off to prepare for his spontaneous upcoming adventure Ace In The Hole. So when a prequel opportunity and a chance to star in Retro Knock-Out!, a parody of his favorite classic Punch Out!, comes up he just couldn’t say no.

Just as his luck would have it, it turns out a hot secret lies underneath the glitz and glamor of the ring, and it’s up to VanillaBeast to pull back the covers and expose it.

Retro Knock-Out! From Vanilla Gaming Company pays homage to the classic NES game with over 30 parody fighters in the world-famous Venerousville Boxing Association, including Macho Boxer Dandy Ravage, Smasher Wang, and the ultimate challenger, Tike Myson.

Hit the circuit in this pick-up-and-play arcade boxing game and throw hands in Madison’s Bare Garden and Big Bounce Beach as Vanilla thrusts himself into the association to uncover its hidden secrets.

Each match packs a full experience, with boxer intros, ringwalks, and a 10-point system just like the pros use. Outside the ring, VanillaBeast’s story unfolds in beautifully illustrated scenes created by noted artist Oleg Okunev (games Perky Little Things, Metropolis: Lux Obscura, and “Pestilence,” among other projects), but don’t let the old-school look fool you.

VanillaBeast: Retro Knock-Out! is coming soon to Steam PC. You can add the game to your Steam wishlist now, or visit the VanillaBeast Discord Channel and request access to the free demo here.

has been rated M for Mature by the ESRB. The is coming

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