Pocket Bravery
Image: PQube/Statera Studio

The publisher PQube Games today (Tuesday 13th December) announced a partnership with the South American indie developer Statera Studio to bring the retro-inspired fighting game Pocket Bravery to various platforms next year (Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X & Nintendo Switch).

Judging from the trailer and the chibi-like aesthetics, the game is clearly a throwback to classic Neo Geo Pocket Color fighting titles of the past like The Last Blade, Capcom Vs. SNK: The Match Of The Millenium, and King of Fighters: R2. Albeit with a modern facelift, thanks to the more modern hardware.

According to a press release, the game features 12 distinct characters, 20 unique stages (including Glasgow, Japan, New York, and Beijing), and various modes like Arcade, Story, and Survival. There's also Local and Online Play with rollback netcode, a training option, and multiple control schemes. You can have a look at some of the screenshots below:

In addition to what we've outlined above, the game also features three interesting mechanics, including an elemental system that unlocks new defensive or offensive moves, a taunt system that can have negative or positive effects, and a breaker system to turn the tide of battle.

If you want to try Pocket Bravery for yourself, a demo is now available on Steam. You can also wishlist the game, if you want, to help give the developer a boost! We'll try and update you as soon as we hear more about its potential release schedule.

Have you given the demo a try yet? Let us know what you think!