Marvelous Inc has just released a demo for the upcoming beat-’em-up Uppers, and I took it for a test run so we could all have a better look.
Clocking in at a cool 378MB, the Japanese demo for Uppers is a pretty painless download – and despite my limited language skills was also a pretty painless play (aside from skipping the dialogue and fumbling through some controls).
The game features a fairly basic combat system mapped to the PlayStation symbol buttons, with the triggers augmenting them for defense, and the d-pad invoking abilities like character swapping or power ups. There are locations to visit, girls to talk to, and visual novel style scenes with (Japanese) voice-over. Fights are set up like missions, and power ups are delivered via a slot machine system and/or by earning them fighting.
Interested? Check out an assortment of demo-sourced screenshots below;
Or dive in and see it in action with some gameplay video I captured;
The Uppers demo is available now (and is PlayStation TV compatible if you’re wondering), but the actual game won’t be out ’til April 21st in Japan.
What a tease, huh?