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The TakeOver is a side-scrolling beat'em up inspired by the genre defining classic games of the 90's. Battle solo or alongside a friend in local co-op while listening to awesome tunes from Little V Mills, Richie Branson, James Ronald and industry legend Yuzo Koshiro!

The TakeOver includes a nod to the never-released '90s Super GT (UPDATE)

Will it ever see release?

'90s Arcade Racer was announced all the way back in 2013, and was actually destined to hit the Wii U. The game eventually changed its name to '90s Super GT, but that's pretty much the last we heard of it. The game is yet to release on any platform, but the developer behind it is up to other projects.

Pelikan13 actually has a game coming to Switch quite soon. They're the team behind The TakeOver, a beat'em-up that's been in the works for quite some time as well. The game is due out on June 4th, 2020, and while it's the latest title from Pelikan13, it's clear the team hasn't forgotten their previous efforts.

As you can see in the screen above, one of the stages has you taking down bad guys in an arcade. In the background, you can see a '90s Arcade Racer / '90s Super GT arcade unit. Some fans are wondering if this is a hint at the game still being in the works, which it very well could be. On the flip-side, it might just be a nod to a project that never came to be.

UPDATE - The gang behind The TakeOver reached out to share an update. Their team said the following.

90's Arcade Racer is owned by Nicalis, and it's up to them when it will release

We have reached out to Nicalis for a statement on the matter. We'll update this post with more info if it becomes available.

The TakeOver coming to Switch on June 4th, 2020

Beat it!

It looks like The TakeOver's long road to Switch is almost over. The developers recently said that release date info would be coming soon, but it seems the Switch eShop has spoiled the surprise.

According to an eShop listing, The TakeOver is slated to launch on June 4th, 2020. This makes sense, as we found out earlier today that the game is launching in Japan on June 4th, 2020 as well. Now all we need is the official confirmation from the dev team!

The Takeover release date coming soon

More than 4 years in the making

It has been a very long road for The Takeover. The game was announced for Switch back in Aug. 2017, and it still hasn't released. While many thought the project to be dead, it seems those calls were premature.

The official Twitter account for the Takeover has confirmed that the game just passed Switch certification. The next step is locking in a release date, which will apparently come within the next few weeks. We'll keep tabs on this beat'em-up and bring you launch date info when it becomes available.

The Takeover - "Kick it into gear" trailer

The TakeOver is at heart and old school beat 'em up inspired by games like Final Fight and Streets of Rage. Although the gameplay is based on these classic games it offers an extended combo system, fast gameplay and modern visuals. Using a combination of full 3D backgrounds and high definition pre rendered sprites the game is designed with Full HD in mind.

The Takeover - English trailer, Yuzo Koshiro providing a special track

The TakeOver is at heart an old school beat 'em up inspired by games like Final Fight and Streets of Rage. Although the gameplay is based on these classic games it offers an extended combo system, fast gameplay and modern visuals. Using a combination of full 3D backgrounds and high definition pre-rendered sprites, the game is designed with Full HD in mind.

Take on the role of one of three streetwise action heroes on the road to revenge to save a kidnapped girl. Whether it's the fast kicks of Ethan or the devastating suplexes of Connor, there's a character for every kind of beat-em-up fan.

Features:

Crisp 3D backgrounds and HD pre-rendered sprites fuse together to make a beautiful HD beat-em-up experience.
Combo battle system that is fun and satisfying for new players, and deep enough for veterans.
A killer soundtrack featuring a guest track by the one-and-only Yuzo Koshiro.

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