I was cruising the interwebz today in search of news worth writing when I stumbled across Trajes Fatais. Loosely translated to “Fatal Costumes,” Trajes Fatais is a competitive-yet-casual fighting game being developed for PC by a small group of devs from Onanim Studio out of Brazil.
Touted as an homage to King of Fighters, Guilty Gear, and Street Fighter, Trajes Fatais features beautiful hand-drawn sprites and animations for each of their fighters and locations. The amount of care the team is taking with the project is evident in the quality of the animation on display in their videos.
Trajes Fatais’ story is interesting as well; a group attending a masquerade party are given fighting powers based on their costumes, and forced to battle each other in a tournament. Currently, the game seems to have 6 characters, although it’s a fair bet to suggest that more will be added prior to the launch of the game.
Onanim Studio want Trajes Fatais to be a competition level fighting game platform, but are also looking to make the title accessible to those who may be new to the fighting game scene. As such, it features a somewhat simplified control scheme, where a directional button pressed in tandem with an attack will trigger a special move. The goal here is to level the playing field and allow newcomers a chance to feel as great as the pros do during a match. Much of the fighting also seems to focus on aerial combos and juggles as well. It will be interesting to see if the team can pull together a product that satisfies both the competitive and casual crowds.
Onanim Studio are currently seeking funding via Kickante (linked page is in English). Funding amounts start as low as ~$3, with $7 netting you a digital copy of the game upon release. Their page also gives access to a free PC beta download, allowing you a chance to play before committing your hard earned dinero to the project.