Jordan Mechner's Karateka Coming to XBLA in November. First Screens Unveiled
Written Tuesday, October 02, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner is bringing his 1984 side-scrolling beat 'em up Karateka (announced back in February) to the Xbox Live Arcade next month, meaning a return for the string of increasingly challenging one-on-one battles on your journey to rescue a kidnapped princess called Mariko from an evil warlord. Ah, classic.
The Batman animated series and X-Men comic book artist, Jeff Matsuda is providing the game's distinctive art style, while Grammy award-winning composer Christopher Tin is on soundtrack duties. He won his Grammy for the Civilisation IV soundtrack, in case you're wondering.
Karateka will be heading to the Xbox Live Arcade on November 14th. A price has yet to be confirmed, but you can check out some of the first screenshots below. There's six to eyeball in the gallery.