Fighting games come in all shapes and sizes. From the all-female cast of Skullgirls to the dark and gritty violence of Mortal Kombat, there’s a little something for everyone in this genre. However, it’s been quite some time since a monster themed fighter has hit the selves. Enter AOne Games’ Omen of Sorrow to fill that beast-shaped hole in your heart.
Omen of Sorrow takes classic characters with mythical and horror-based origins, pitting them against each other in a classic one-on-one setting. The dark title features old-school arcade-style gameplay on a 2D plane.
The characters within the four-button fighter may remind players of such games as Killer Instinct and Darkstalkers. Among those selectable are a vampire-like creature named Radegonda, the Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo, a ferocious werewolf known as Caleb, and a Frankenstein’s monster-inspired beast called Adam.
The trailer below shows the game in action as vampires launch their opponents into the air before the following suit for maximum damage, Dr Hyde tosses explosive concoctions at his foes, and Adam powerbombs his rivals into the ground with a string of hard hitting blows.
Along with traditional 2-player action, Omen of Sorrow will also feature online play and a fully fleshed out single player campaign. The fighter also features arcade ladders along with survival and training modes.