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Press Kit

Jump, punch, and slice your way through your enemies in this colourful platformer beat ’em up game for Sega Dreamcast!

Release Date

20 Aug 2021
20 Nov 2021 (Special Edition)

Developer

Senile Team
Based in Dordrecht, Netherlands

Platforms

Dreamcast
Windows PC

History

Founded in 2003, Senile Team are an independent video games developer based in Dordrecht, Netherlands.

Those who have played the internationally renowned Beats of Rage (2003) or Rush Rush Rally Racing (2009) will already be aware of the quality gaming experiences that developer Senile Team is known for.

Their first release, Beats of Rage, is arguably one of the most popular independent beat ’em up game engines of all time, now available on over a dozen platforms, with millions of known downloads and hundreds of community-developed mods.

About Izzy

If Sonic the Hedgehog, Castlevania, and Streets of Rage had a baby, it would surely be Intrepid Izzy. Join our hero as she kicks, punches, and slices her way through a colourful, detailed world full of ninjas, sentient fruit, talking animals, vampires, magic, and so much more.

This brand new Dreamcast platformer boasts addictive retro inspired gameplay with high resolution, fully hand drawn characters and backgrounds!
Dreamcast release

WAVE Game Studios have partnered with Senile Team to release physical copies of this enchanting Dreamcast platformer, after a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign and the overwhelmingly positive reception to the PC version released last year via Steam.

On August 20, 2021 WAVE Game Studios released and distributed the Dreamcast version to dozens of retail stores around the world; the first time this has happened for a new Dreamcast release in almost 20 years.

Commercial response

The initial print run of 750 units sold out almost immediately, prompting a reprint just 28 days after release. The fastest known for an independently released Dreamcast title.

In response to considerable demand for both the game and the music featured therein, WAVE announced that a limited run two-disc Special Edition will be released on November 20, 2021. This version includes an audio CD with the full official soundtrack, and is available in European, North American, and Japanese cover art variants.

What They Say...

Oodles of variety, smart boss battles and classic platforming gameplay combine to make an attractive and appealing mix.

Sega Powered

Senile Team's run of quality games continues, as Intrepid Izzy immediately joins the ranks of top tier independent Dreamcast releases.

Retro Gamer

An excellent game that combines things like Wonder Boy, Gianna Sisters, and Street Fighter all into one package that works surprisingly well.

Audi Sorlie, Digital Foundry

They've produced this new game, which I really liked. It's called Intrepid Izzy... I had a lot of fun with this. It's just a platforming game, but it's a bloody nice one.

Ashens

I gotta be honest [Intrepid Izzy] looked amazing when I played it. I was shocked. It's amazing! It's really cool to have this.

MetalJesusRocks

I highly want people to check this game out. For those of you who are Dreamcast enthusiasts, you've gotta pick this game up...

Radical Reggie

An extremely polished title with just the right depth and complexity to remain engaging throughout its runtime... Highly recommended and definitely worthy of your time.

One Life Left

I have no reservation in saying that Intrepid Izzy is right up there with them, wearing the crown as the King (or Queen?) of Dreamcast indie platformers.

The Dreamcast Junkyard

This is probably the best platformer I have played in a long time on the Sega Dreamcast. It is amazing, it is beautiful, the music is incredible.

GameMistress

If you are looking for a new Dreamcast title with challenge and excitement then Intrepid Izzy ticks those boxes.

Retro Faith

An awesome action platformy adventure.

TristaBytes

This game is fantastic. Very amazing work.

DCeric

It's a really fun game, and it's really fun to be able to play it on your Dreamcast.

RetroRalph

What an absolute treat... I'm very keen to see what Senile Team rocks up with next!

Games Freezer

Downloadable Assets

Box Art

Front cover and packaging images; front, back, and inside.

Screenshots

Screenshots from the Dreamcast version of Intrepid Izzy.

Logo Pack

High quality logos for Intrepid Izzy, Senile Team, and WAVE.

Character Art

Character art for print and web usage.

Gameplay Footage

High quality gameplay footage (H.264 format).

YouTube Gameplay

High quality gameplay footage on YouTube.