Divekickin’ It on PS3 and Vita

Divekick

One of the quirkier indie games announced for PlayStation 3 and Vita at GDC this week–and has already been announced for PC–is Iron Galaxy’s Divekick. The title describes exactly what this PlayStation Pub Fund-supported oddity is all about: It’s a fighting game with just two buttons, dive and kick.

The beauty of Divekick, supposedly, is how unexpectedly deep, strategic, and intense such a simplistic fighting system can be. You Dive to jump straight upward into the air, and you kick to perform a downward jump kick at the opponent while airborne or evasively leap backwards while on solid ground. From there it becomes a battle of seeing who can be the first player to land a single hit over a series of five rounds.

Hmmm… it sort of sounds like a bizarro twist on that old arcade game Karate Champ, which I used to spend way too much time playing at a local bowling alley as a youngster. If it’s even half as addictive as that game was, I’ll be dive kicking like crazy this summer.

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Matt Litten is a 28 year old from-the-womb gamer turned video game reviewer/blogger and current editor/owner/operator of VGBlogger.com. Matt got his first taste of gaming as a youngster on the NES and Atari, and the rest is history from there. In 2004, three years removed from high school and still looking for a career direction in life, Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website BonusStage.com. After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found VGBlogger.com, and after a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez Matt turned his attention to VGBlogger, and to this day is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary.