Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues

The (sort of) wildly popular Cobra Kai had its first two seasons land on Netflix recently, and since then it’s been kicking its way into the public’s collective heart. Or at least my heart. I refused to subscribe to YouTube Red out of principle, and as such, I missed the initial run (since Cobra Kai was initially exclusive to that odd platform). And now that it’s on Netflix, I guess I’m not surprised that I enjoy the show quite thoroughly, despite its by-design frustrations.

What does surprise me, though, is that there is an official Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues video game, developed by GameMill Entertainment‬, and it’s set to release on October 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues

Having watched the game’s trailer, I will say that I am also surprised by just how much of the show’s content seems to have found its way into this game. From Daniel San and Johnny themselves to Eli Moskowitz’s Hawk to the detailed facsimiles of some of the set pieces from the show (such as the LaRusso Autos showroom). It looks like all of the characters and locations are adequately represented in this game, with at least a passing resemblance to the actors that played them.

Per the description page for Cobra Kai on the GameMill website:

Two-Fold Storyline: Featuring an all-new storyline filled with unique cutscenes and dialog.

Live the Cobra Kai Universe: Explore Los Angeles in the Cobra Kai universe across 28 missions filled with characters and enemies from the show.

Character Swap System: Choose your Dojo then seamlessly swap between your favorite characters from the story.

RPG-Like Progression: Master 40 unique skills and upgrade your characters’ stats as you karate your way through enemies

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues

I’m assuming it follows the basic arc of at least the first two seasons. Since season 3 isn’t out yet, I’m guessing the game will stray from spoiling that material. Unfortunately, the trailer for the Cobra Kai game intersplices snippets from the live-action show, and in at least one case there is a minor spoiler of sorts.

And although this game looks absolutely packed to the budgeted gills with content and fan service, the sort of side-scrolling Streets of Rage-style gameplay looks kind of finicky and the pace appears to be as slow as molasses. I think the more cartoony art style fits really well, though, considering how fantastical some of the movie sets look.

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues

You can check out the trailer for Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues below, but be forewarned that there might be possible spoilers from the show, depending on what you consider a spoiler and also depending on whether or not you’ve finished the first two seasons of the Cobra Kai TV show.

Now, let’s just keep our fingers crossed for that Gouken-esque unlockable hidden playable Mr. Miyagi character.

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