Noise Factory was a studio formed in the late 90s that worked closely with SNK on a number of projects. The most well-known of these including Power Instinct Matrimelee (using Atlus’ IP), Rage of the Dragons, and Sengoku 3. Before these games, and prior to their association with SNK, they created their first title, the beat-em-up Gaia Crusaders.
The story involves the world being destroyed by demons in the year 20XX. Chosen warriors, the Gaia Crusaders, are sent in by an ancient spirit to destroy the demons and rebuild the world. There is a lot of post apocalyptic imagery including ruined skyscrapers, vast desert wastelands and a ruined Statue of Liberty possibly inspired by Escape From New York or maybe Planet of The Apes. Acquiring seven pieces of The Demon’s Tear can restore the world.
The characters are an anachronistic rag tag bunch, but they certainly get the job done.