Well, maybe ‘fisticuffs’ isn’t the right word. More like sword-icuffs, or laser-icuffs, or even fireball-icuffs ….you get the idea.
A 2D arena brawler, Grand Class Melee 2 pits up to four players (locally) against each other in a battle to the pixel death. You’ll have a pretty hefty arsenal to choose from, as the game contains over 60 classes and abilities. Fights go on across eight rounds, with players selecting new abilities after each round to eventually transform their character into some kind of Frankenstein-ian Superhero.
If you don’t have any friends nearby… [points finger at self], the game does support AI Bots, with three different difficulty settings. The developer hopes to add online multiplayer down the road, as well as a ‘Survival’ mode that has you taking on mobs of enemies all at once.
Although I didn’t get much time with the original, Gigatross Games‘ Grand Class Melee 2 looks to add more of what made the first game good fun with friends / bots, with some added polish and shine.