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Roguelike Kung Fu Deckbuilder Nitro Kid Slides onto PC October 18

Written by Marcello TBL

Nitro Kid

Nitro Kid, a roguelike deck-builder from developer Wildboy Studios and publisher tinyBuild squares up on PC via Steam on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. An open playtest with never-before-seen characters and game levels starts on Steam today.

Enter neon 80’s Miami where sleazy megacorporation INFINITY has stepped in to clean up after a crystal meteor devastated the city, killing hundreds of adults due to acute radiation, and displacing even more children–or so it seemed. Later dubbed NITRO KIDs, these missing youths were discovered to have never been missing at all. Instead, they were held in confinement by INFINITY, the subject of experiments in massive underground laboratories in hopes of creating a new breed of military super soldiers.

Prepare to fight as secret agents L33, J4X, and K31, some of the few individuals with knowledge of the NITRO KIDs’ whereabouts, as they jab, block, and slide their way through the procedurally generated rooms of the INFINITY tower. Break in, fight off killer robots, formidable INFINITY employees, and abominable mutants, and finally burn the INFINITY tower to the ground and save the NITRO KIDs.

Navigate a grid-based combat system with progressive deck building to shift and slide around enemies to find the most optimal position to execute deadly kung fu combos with more than 250 unique cards to choose from. Lay down a Skill card like Inferno to double a target’s Burn damage before igniting them with a flaming Whirlkick, or apply the Full Metal Jacket card to take up to 10 more points of damage when in a pinch. Unlock and combine lethal new cards, including playable characters and card sets to invent new playstyles.

An open playtest is now live, where players will be randomly assigned one of two new, unrevealed characters–heavy hitter and counter attack master J4X or tech and weaponry expert K31–as well as never-before-seen levels ahead of the full release. To learn more about the playtest and apply for a chance to join, check out the Wildboy Studios community on Discord before its full launch on October 18.

“We’re excited to release our special fusion of ‘80s action movies, a retro cyberpunk aesthetic, and classic kung fu films as our submission to the resurgence in popularity of all of the above,” said Patric Corletto, CEO at Wildboy Studio. “We’re bringing an entirely unorthodox style of gameplay to this 80s inspired style of game, and we can’t wait to see where players take it.”

Nitro Kid will be available on Windows PC via Steam on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. It will support English, French, German, Spanish (Europe), Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese languages.

For more information, visit the Wildboy Studios website, follow @tinyBuild and @nitrokid_wbs on Twitter, and join the Wildboy Studios’ Discord.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.