Barefoot Bikini Babes Battle in Warriors of Elysia
Live-action Amazons duke it out in Warriors of Elysia.
Wow, this is a bit of a surprise. Some of you out there may know about a fighting game from several years back called Bikini Karate Babes, a tongue-in-cheek brawler which used digitized images of actual human performers ala Mortal Kombat. But while MK used martial artists and ninjas, BKB used... well, bikini babes. It was a funny little indie beat 'em up which didn't take itself too seriously and had quite a few lovely bikini-clad and barefoot ladies in the roster, performing silly kung-fu kicks and strikes and generally looking hot. But as comedic as the first game was, the sequel, Warriors of Elysia, ramped up the seriousness with a less humor-filled storyline of martial arts-fighting amazons waging war on their island realm. There's a fallen goddess, an army of rebels-turned-conquerors and once-mortal-opponents coming together to save their land from the upstart invaders. But really... all we need to care about is that this game is chock to the rafters with barefoot babes kicking the asses of other similarly shoeless hotties, so sign us up!
Well, trouble is, Warriors of Elysia has been in development for the past several years- I mean, this game was being developed in the same years as Metal Gear Solid 4, and it's STILL not out. You'd think a fighting game wouldn't dare come out with graphical powerhouses like Soulcalibur IV, Tekken 6 or Streetfighter IV in the market, but well, this IS an indie game and is just for PC, so they don't really care- all they need, I guess, is the support of some of the most long-standing fans (or most rabid bikini babe-hungry dudes) on the planet.
Well, anyways, any doubt that this game was just vaporware have melted away with a playable demo being available on Direct2Drive. But while a new preorder offer has been opened up, there's STILL no release date yet again... but at least you can play a teeny bit of it if you really want to. Anyways, I say just enjoy the HD demo gameplay video above, and just give this game another look once it's actually out- but I'd wager that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be out and available before that happens. Heheh...