The Black Heart – Gothic 2D Fighter Comes To Steam In Time For Halloween

Horror film director Andrés Borghi and Publisher Saibot Studios are bringing the 2D gothic fighter The Black Heart to Steam Early Access on October 22. The Black Heart is the work of solo developer Andrés Borghi, the award-winning film director who joined Saibot Studios, the Argentinian studio behind the popular horror series Doorways and irreverent gory shooter Hellbound.

In the vein of classic 2D fighters like Street Fighter 2, The Black Heart features fast and fluid combat, a wide range of combos and Special and Super Moves inspired by Capcom’s Darkstalkers. Players will have the chance to engage in the bloodiest battles, having the opportunity to execute their opponents and delight in gore, in the best Mortal Kombat horror-themed style.

Per the developer:

There is another world apart from ours, a hostile world, ruined by war and hatred, a world painted in red. At the start of The Black Heart, the king and creator of that world are killed by a monster called Final, who tore out his heart, where he kept all his power. Six creatures, both from our world and the other chase the monster and fight each other to obtain the heart. The last one standing will gain the power of the heart and become invincible.

Originally published as freeware for PC, The Black Heart was developed as a hobby by Andrés Borghi, who created the characters for the M.U.G.E.N. engine. The original version of the game had a complete story, original set of characters and stages, and was well-received by the M.U.G.E.N. community.

To commemorate its 10th anniversary, The Black Heart is getting revamped with the same storyline, and tweaks to optimize it for modern systems. The enhanced version shows part of the renewed story mode, which honors the stories and cutscenes of the original game, but with new illustrations by cartoonist Nahuel SB. Now adapted to 16:9 widescreen format, some character sprites have also been improved and some fight scenarios were completely redone.

The Steam Early Access version arrives on October 22, 2020. Further details will be announced later this year, as the game evolves.

Check out the new The Black Heart trailer below.

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