A new dev diary for the side-scrolling beat-em-up Shing! explores how the developers are working to modernize and expand the genre, without making it overly difficult for newcomers to pick up and play. Developer Mass Creation also revealed the release date today, announcing that the game will be out on August 28.

What makes Shing! stand out from other games of similar style is that it eschews buttons in favor of a two-stick scheme: The left analog stick moves your character, while the right performs attacks. There are also no preset combos—you simply string moves together based on stick movements instead. Characters can be swapped on the fly too.

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