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A New Capoeira Video Game Is On The Horizon
December 5, 2007, 10:53 am
Filed under: Media, News


And I’m not sure if it’s gonna be a great addition to the list

This is a description of the game according to a press release from Twelve Interactive:

Martial Arts: Capoeira is the most exciting and original fighting game ever created! Sport and RPG elements have been combined with traditional fighting game mechanics for the very first time, to offer unrivalled realism and challenging brutal gameplay. Train until you sweat blood to increase skills such as endurance, speed, leg and arm strength. Then when you think you’re ready, take part in underground street fights for cold, hard cash. Become one with your gamepad or Wiimote and strive to earn the right to call yourself the most powerful Capoeira fighter in the World!

So, from reading this description it’s unclear how true to actual capoeira this game will be, but I don’t think I’ll get my hopes up. Granted, we don’t have much more than a short press release and a few pictures.

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Hey, at least the pictures show them doing the ginga.

Train until you sweat blood? Bet against other fighters in outlawed Street Fights or ‘Rodas’? KO your opponent with killer attacks?

I sent an email to a PR rep for more information, so I’ll be sure to give an update if she answers my questions.

I guess we’ll find out what it’s all about in a year or so (if this game is actually widely distributed).

Do you have any thoughts?


11 Comments so far
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It’s either going to be awesome or terrible

Comment by Shane Mitchell

it’s funny I had an idea about this for a while, dammit, I should of made it first, oh well, that looks good, but who knows.

Comment by Fragil

I am always excited about new additions in the Capoeira Medium, but unsure of the whole death match deal. An RPG/Fight Game that has you build your own character, who trains, plays in the Roda and gains respect/esteem in the Capoeira Community I think would be better. The ultimate goal could be to attain Mestre status. The cover has Playstation 2 listed as a game console. Will this not be released for the Playstation 3?

Comment by Mike

I’m with you Mike, that would be a cool game. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see how this plays out. The PR person emailed me back and said she put me on a mailing list for the latest information, reviews, screenshots, demos, etc. So that’s pretty cool. Also, it doesn’t say XBox360 or even XBox so who knows what other platforms it’ll be on.

Comment by faisca

Hi Im an amature capoeirista in South Africa Johannesburg and I must say that im more interested in the development of the arts in terms of olympic recognition. I want to know how far are we to getting olympic participation?

Comment by dalisu

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Nao, but nothing beats the real thing: being in an actual roda. =)

Comment by gallimaufries

If you guys like this, take a look at this game: Capoeira Legends (

Comment by sdav

[[Lateef Crowder]] will appear as Eddy in the 2010 film, ”[[Tekken (film)|Tekken]]”. Crowder is a capoeirista just like Eddy.Crowder has a power upward punch and a downward punch…but in the tekken6 games Eddy or Christie have none… power punches or kicks…up or down…is that the idea of the game makers…

Comment by whisperkwane

the release of this game was postponed to 2011

Comment by Alex

The game FINALLY released this month… in Europe only… and only on PC. Haven’t checked it out yet.

Comment by Reverend Hunt

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