Divekick, Iron Galaxy's two-button fighting game, will launch on August 20, as announced during a Twitch broadcast at EVO 2013. The game will cost $10.
Divekick will also support Sony's "Cross Buy" functionality on PSN, so players that own a PS3 and Vita only need to buy the game once to download it to both systems. Iron Galaxy is still working on bringing the brawler to Steam through Greenlight.
Divekick has just two buttons. Dive (into the air) makes your character jump straight up. Kick causes your character to fly foot first at a downward angle. If you press Kick on the ground, you can jump away from your opponent. Utilizing these moves, the first hit will win the round, and the player that wins five rounds first wins the game. It’s pure adrenaline, awareness, and outsmarting your enemy.
Why should you care about Divekick? Fighting games have become a very exclusive genre as time has worn on. New techniques and subsystems are added to each game, layering on the amount of things you must learn before you can compete. Divekick attempts to strip all of this away to help reintroduce people to the genre they used to love, but grew apart from as it became more and more complicated.