Four years after they developed it for the original Sega Genesis basically to prove that they could, studio Zero Uno Games is bringing their neo-retro brawler Coffee Crisis to Nintendo Switch and PS4. Designed in the tradition of Streets of Rage, Coffee Crisis puts you in the shoes of Nick and Ashley, two baristas intent on beating back an alien invasion with the power of their over-caffeinated muscles.
The game is getting an exclusive physical collector's edition on PS4, which includes a boxed copy of the game (complete with instruction manual), a pin, stickers, sountrack disc and PS4 joystick caps. There's no release date for the Switch or PS4 versions, but considering the game initially released in 2016, I don't think we'll have to wait too much longer.
Spain – April 16, 2020 – Four years after its debut on the Sega Genesis, Coffee Crisis is now available for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch with a Collector’s Edition of the former version coming soon.
Coffee Crisis is a side-scrolling beat ‘em up centering around a team of baristas, Nick and Ashley, who are armed with nothing more than their trusty sacks of Black Forge coffee beans as they face an alien invasion. After observing Earth for quite some time, the Smurgelians decide to take Earth’s four most precious treasures: fast Wi-Fi, metal music, adorable cat videos, and amazing coffee. To compound the problem, weaker human beings are being assimilated, leaving the heroes with no other option but to fight.
The title had a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016, allowing retro game collectors the thrill of having a new game for their Sega Genesis. With the release of its PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch versions, modern console players can enjoy the same high-definition 16-bit graphics retro gamers have been experiencing for years. Combine that with a hilarious plot, plenty of body-snatched humans and roaming aliens to fight, and mini-games that challenge players to keep their intake of caffeine in the green, Coffee Crisis is a side-scrolling beat ‘em up that oozes with retro style.
For retro gamers who want to add an espresso-shot equivalent into their Coffee Crisis experience, a special Collector’s Edition will soon be available for the PlayStation 4. This edition features a boxed copy of the game, a physical instruction manual, joystick grips, an alien pin, a physical soundtrack, and a stickers set.