Tikipod announced today that its remake of Confused Pelican’s Iron Fisticle, which is known as “Iron Crypticle,” is set to launch tomorrow on PlayStation 4 and July 12th on PC and Xbox One. The game, which is a twin-stick shooter featuring RPG elements, was heavily inspired by arcade classics such as Smash TV, Robotron, Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands, Ghosts and Goblins, and Gauntlet. In it, players take on the role of a member of the “washed-up kingsguard,” who are tasked with fighting their way through “ancient magical crypts” in order to save the princess of Cryptonia, who has been kidnapped by a “mysterious, malevolent force.”
Iron Crypticle is a complete revamp of Iron Fisticle, featuring a number of additions and changes. One such change that is immediately noticeable is that Iron Crypticle features four-player local co-op, whereas Iron Fisticle only supported two-player local co-op.
I remember thinking that Iron Fisticle was fun enough, but not particularly great. It’s been a while, so I don’t remember my particular set of criticisms, but I do recall thinking that, even at the time, there were better options on the market. That being said, I am glad to see that the developers are revamping it and attempting to breathe new life into it.
I noticed that others had similar sentiments about Iron Fisticle to those of my own. In response to one such comment in the comments section of the video embedded below, a representative from Tikipod had the following to say.
“We have updated the game heavily to make this new version for console and pc. We accept the original was not as good as it could have been, and hope you will agree this new version is far superior (if you try it out).”
While I wasn’t too keen on Iron Fisticle, I certainly look forward to trying out the remake.
As mentioned above, Iron Crypticle is set to launch on PlayStation 4 tomorrow, whereas the PC and Xbox One versions are set to launch on July 12th. A price has yet to be announced.