Minimalist fighting game Divekick is coming to PS3, Vita and PC this spring, developer Iron Galaxy Studios has announced.
Originally conceived by Shoryuken editor-in-chief Adam "Keits" Heart at his studio, One True Games, Divekick's ridiculous two-button setup was initially designed as a parody of fighting games, but it took on a life of its own at various fighting game competitions where it ended up drawing long lines.
Last year Heart launched a Kickstarter campaign to complete Divekick on PC. Though the project was fully funded, Heart ended up pulling the plug on it when Street Fighter 3: Third Strike and Darkstalkers developer Iron Galaxy picked up the game. As such, none of the pledges were collected, though backers were still rewarded in some way for their efforts.
With extra muscle behind the project, the commercial release of Divekick will include GGPO-powered online support and a fully-fledged single-player campaign.
"Once I played Divekick , I knew I had to steal it from its creator and reap the benefits for myself," said Iron Galaxy president Dave Lang. "I look forward to seeing Divekick Cyber Athletes on cereal boxes in the near future."
"Divekick is good at two things: teaching some of the basics of fighting game to players of any skill, and ending friendships," Heart added. "I partnered with Iron Galaxy because I know they love these things as much as I do."
"This game was made by the community, for the community, to completely tear apart the community."
See Divekick in action at Ultimate Fighting Game Championship 8 below.