Alongside Riftlight, an arcade shooter revealed earlier this week, the developers at Facepunch Studios are also working on a game called "Deuce," which a new blog post describes as "an arcade style tennis game with a focus on unique characters and courts." Or, more succinctly, "tennis crossed with Street Fighter."

Though still in its early stages, Deuce appears to combine traditional tennis scoring rules with the "distinct, over-the-top characters with unique moves" aspect of the fighting game genre. "The characters won't look like typical tennis players ... so no Wimbledon starch white shorts here," writes developer Ian James. "We want to build a selection of characters that could star in their own games in the future or perhaps play different sports." James then offers concept art which includes the menacing-looking mariachi band seen above and a redneck stereotype toting a racquet that's just mesh attached to the barrel of a shotgun.

There's no word on when we can expect Deuce to reach the public, but James promises frequent updates to the devblog as progress rolls along. Those who want to inspect every minute aspect of the game's creation should follow Deuce on Trello.
[Image: Facepunch Studios]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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