What are the best Steam Summer Sale deals? Each day for the duration of the sale, we’ll be offering our picks – based on price, what we like, and what we think more people should play. Read on for the five best deals from day 3 of the sale.
RPS Feature Dawn of the third day.
Reptile Games’ last game was Megabyte Punch, an absolutely excellent Smash Bros.-inspired robot beat ‘em up. It got me very excited last year and rather interested in what the team would do next. Lethal League is that, a competitive “projectile fighting game” that uses an anti-gravity ball to knock out other players. The prototype has been available for some time and over the past few months they’ve shown it off at EVO and other fighting game tournaments. They’ve now made a new trailer to accompany their announcement that the game will be out on Steam on August 27th.
Sports hooliganism seems inefficient: if you’re going to behave so childishly, why not build that violence into the competition in the first place? Rollerball, The Running Man, Death Race 2000, the Thunderdome… we have countless examples of it going just dandy for everyone involved. Megabyte Punch developers Reptile Games understand this, and are combining baseball with fighting in Lethal League.
It’s a delightful little sport whereby up to four competitors attempt to smash a baseball into their opponents’ faces. A fighting game where you’re aiming for the ball rather than your opponent, bouncing it off the walls and floor and using special moves to cause terrible violence.