Aztez [official site] blends two genres that wouldn’t normally mix: turn-based strategy and beat ’em up. The strategising happens on a hex-based map – you control an elite combat unit of the Aztec Empire sent out to kill “warriors and mythological foes alike”. When you invade another tile it switches into real-time brawling, with a hand drawn black-and-white art style where there only colour is the red of your enemies’ blood. And there’s plenty of that.
It came out this week and it looks pretty promising, actually. Alec has played a bit of it for Unknown Pleasures and enjoyed the combat with all its flashy, fluid mid-air stabbing. But in case you missed that, here’s a reminder.