Ninja Theory Brawler Fightback Out Today For iOS Devices

By Ishaan . December 19, 2013 . 2:29pm

Fightback, a brawler developed by DmC Devil May Cry’s Ninja Theory, is available on the iOS App Store today. The game is published by Chillingo and is free to download.



In Fightback, the goal is to save your sister, who has been kidnapped. You proceed through the game by taking on over 100 levels of brawling, using your hands, dual pistols, pump-action shotguns, bazookas and more.


Fightback is also slated for release on Android devices at some point in the future.

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  • I can see why they made this but it’s not a good idea imo

  • Aoshi00

    Nice it’s free.. would get later. Usually don’t like to buy games on iOS.. Don’t understand the bad rap that ninja theory gets, I enjoyed heavenly sword, enslaved, and dmc..

    • They don’t have a bad rap. Heavenly Sword would’ve made them a Sony studio if things went in the right direction but no mention of that IP has been brought up since All Stars

      DMC was an awesome game and is up for action game of the year at Gamespot, I think some of the devs will leave NT since mobile games don’t need as many developers

      • Aoshi00

        I’m not sure, at least here they do. Just that every time a thread about Ninja Theory comes up, I don’t know why everyone jumps on the hate bandwagon like w/ every XB1 article.. I found Heavnly Sword, Enslaved, and DMC thoroughly enjoyable, really good mocap as well.. I hope they still make console games, not excited about this iOS fad.. every other Jpn game is like that alrdy. But yeah, too bad a sequel wasn’t made for HS, hope the movie is good..

        • Farid Belkacemi

          I’m not a big fan of HS but I was secretly hoping they would make a DmC 2…

          • Aoshi00

            I wouldn’t mind DMC2 either.. I was quite impressed by Heavenly Sword at the time being one of the early PS3 games I played.. the Asian world setting was quite unique, also Andy Serkis was in both HS and Enslaved.. love the mo-cap technology and his acting..

          • Farid Belkacemi

            Yeah, I didn’t mention it but I really liked Enslaved. The mo-cap and acting in both DmC and Enslaved were really good too (same for HS but not as good, which is perfectly understandable^^).

        • Hound

          Heavenly sword’s combat system and six-axis controls were terrible, but I agree that the cut scenes are nice (I also liked the number of enemies that could be on-screen at a single time.)

          Enslaved was alright, and DMC seemed to take a backwards leap in regards to their story & dialogue-driven games and more in favor of refining the action elements.

          DMC wasn’t perfect (and the virgil DLC improved the action system immensely,) but I could see future console games from Ninja Theory considerably improving on what was learned from DMC.

          Just look at the difference between Devil May Cry 2 & Devil May Cry 3, which used a team that was entirely different from Devil May Cry 1. Devil May Cry 2 wasn’t well received and was considered “too different in tone & action from the original”, but their attempt at re-capturing the fan-base with 3 resulted in arguably the best game in the series.

          But, I guess it’s all up to Ninja Theory whether or not iOS needs to be their main focus and whether or not future games will ultimately refine the gameplay elements that existed in their earlier works. (and if so, hopefully they’ll do away with that “enemies that you can’t see won’t move, weapons can make you immune to damage, charging swords beats all projectiles,” etc.)

    • Namuro

      There will always be haters for everything, basically… Don’t think too much about it; it will only gives you headache.

      Personally, I loathed Ninja Theory only for what they did to DmC’s Dante… Until I found out that CAPCOM was the one who forced them to make Dante that way LOL. So I don’t really have any beef with them now.

      • Ryudo9

        Oh really… like how they insulted the series and fans since day one. Even saying the character as gay. NT acted like middle school kids.

        • Namuro

          Did they really say that? I don’t remember that…Wow. (but then, I was put off too much about the new Dante back then, that I didn’t bother to go through every articles about the game or the developers themselves).

          I only remember reading this one article that talked about how NT’s design of the new Dante was too similar to the original one, that CAPCOM canned it and asked NT to come up with something different.

          I’ll have to look up some old news about this fan insulting thing.

        • Calling the character stupid isn’t the same as calling fans stupid. That’s a ridiculous leap of logic.

          • Chido55

            It kinda hit on the fan who loves the said character, no? While they are publishing their new ver of that said character.

          • Not really. It isn’t their fault if fans aren’t mature enough to take the things they like being criticized. Everyone does it. Movie directors, comic book writers, game developers. This was no different. Just that the audience for videogames tends to be rather immature all around.

          • KnifeAndFork

            If Ninja Theory made that picture above, then that’s not showing maturity on their part. That’s low class, homophobic nonsense

    • TrueDefault

      I love Ninja theory, it’s such a waste for them to develop mobile games.

      • Aoshi00

        It’s a pity indeed, now you hear Minaba Hideo, iOS, Uematsu, mobage.. sigh.. I just tried 5 mins of Fightback, no mas :P this is not the NT I love, good thing didn’t have to pay for this..

    • Godmars

      The “bad rap” is one part so-so or good game elements in an overall moderate game, making a genre-specific title for the general market, and another part bad-mouthing anyone who’s handy. Such as Sony with Heavily Sword or DMC fans with DMC.

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      They’re just the cool thing to hate at the moment.

  • MasterScrub

    I kind of expected more from Ninja Theory than ‘omg a girl got kidnapped save her’

    then again it is a free iOS game

    • d19xx

      Yeah. Why not a puppy or a cat? I would beat the living daylights out of anyone who takes my cat away….

    • Yan Zhao

      The plot of the original Double Dragon, pretty fitting.

  • Byron Kerrison II

    I’m going to hear something in the news about this game being on some kids iPhone when he decided to go genocidal on his school.

    Not anything else about how he was abused at home or him being bad school otherwise. Just that police believe that the tragedy had been a result of him playing THIS particular game.

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