Fighting games were all the rage back in the glory days of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), a console that helped make Street Fighter arguably the most famous game on the planet for a period in the 90s.
As time has worn on, however, the popularity of these button-bashing favourites appears to have waned, with more immersive gaming experiences taking preference over a bit of good old fashioned digital shit-kickery.
But Unholy Night: The Darkness Hunter could be about to change all that and deliver something fans haven’t seen in a very long time; a brand new SNES fighter.
The brainchild of a group of former SNK developers, the company best remembered for the Metal Slug and The King of Fighters gaming franchises, the project originally started out on Kickstarter but the completed cartridge is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
A glorious throwback to the games of old, players can choose from six rather striking characters that include everything from a Blanka-inspired werewolf to a schoolgirl character who definitely has shades of Chun-Li to her.
Retro gaming does not come cheap though, with the cartridge priced at around $50 or £40 on Amazon and currently not available for shipping to the UK.
There are likely to be ways round that restriction though fans still have a wait on their hands before the game arrives with a release date of 19 June currently in place according to sellers Retroism.
Given what we’ve seen though, it could be worth the wait.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.