• This 2D beat’em up has elevator-scene-in-Drive levels of violence
05.05.14

This 2D beat’em up has elevator-scene-in-Drive levels of violence

Mother Russia Bleeds is not your officially-licensed-by-Sega beat ‘em up. It’s super-violent, with visceral face-stomping and sex fetishists dressed in studded leather. The whole thing seems to be you and up to three friends clobbering kingpins and Rottweilers, clearing through a bondage joint. This admittedly is pretty extreme compared to Mike Haggar doing pile drivers at the bus stop in Final Fight. But I guess that’s what we should expect from a game whose logo replaces the hammer in Russia’s hammer and sickle with a syringe. The ultra-violence is coming to PC and Mac in 2015, then possibly PS4 and Xbox One, according to the devs.