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11 Upcoming Fighting Games of 2017 & 2018 | PC, PS4, Switch, XB1, Vita,

11. Opening our list of the Upcoming Fighting Games of 2017 – 2018 is Pokken Tournament DX Bandai Namco’s Pokemon fighting game inspired from their very own Tekken franchise is on its way to the Switch. Moving away from the classic Nintendo turn-based formula, watch your favorite Pokemon fight with Tekken’s high-speed combat. With over 20 playable Pokemon including new ones like Decidueye, Darkrai, Scizor, Empoleon, Croagunk and more. Master their fighting styles, dominate the arena and watch them go full 3D! With the Switch’s hardware, enjoy a refined fighting experience in portable and docked mode. The game’s latest feature involves a new replay system and a refined competitive experience with your friends. There isn’t much difference compared to the original, but it’s a promising port so far. Fans were a bit disappointed that it wasn’t a new mainline Pokemon game, but at least there’s a Pokemon game on the Switch. It’s coming this 22nd of September.

10. Omen Of Sorrow A fighting game made from the ashes of old myths, fantasies and legends. Meet your favorite bedtime story come to life and take them out in a ferocious 1 versus 1 action. It’s a classic four-button 2D fighter powered by the Unreal Engine 4. Join Caleb the Werewolf, Radegonda the Vampire and more in a fast-paced combat. In its 12 cast of beloved characters, delve into 18th Century Europe and witness the intense crossover of every angry mobs’ nightmare. Aside from the Unreal Engine 4, it promises a lag-free online experience made from a specialized net code.

Making you fight with other players online, and locally, with less server issues. It’s a dark struggle amongst monsters, and it’s widely reminiscent to the classic Bloody Roar. No definite release date yet, but it’s coming sometime this 2018 on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 9. Brawlout A competitive fighting game sharing the same concept as Nintendo’s Smash series. Brawlout mixes the precision of violent fighters with their gorgeous art style.

For an Indie Game, it’s free and it has a strong competitive following. With each character offering a unique playstyle, experience a fighting game with a need for challenge and skill. Similar to Smash, the goal of the game is to knock your opponent out of the game’s map. It offers familiar movement techniques like wavedashing and air dodging. Choose your ideal character, grow it and rampage around the map with the game’s Rage Mode. A powerful mechanic that enhances your strength and chances of winning. Just like any Smash clone, play with up to four players with your friends or dive into the game’s robust ranked mode. If you want something less stressful, go toe to toe in 1 versus 1. The game is currently in Early Access on Steam, but the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are coming out sometime this year.

8. Brawlhalla Think of it as a 2D version of Brawlout, but with its 2D limitations, it promises to be bigger. Of course, it’s just another Smash clone, but it tries to be different like all the other clones out there. Step forth into a battle of eternal conflict where the greatest warriors are pitted in a fight of epic proportions. Use the arena at your advantage and pick up powerful weapons and gadgets scattered all around. Unlike Brawlout, there is no fighting mechanic that increases your damage and powers. It’s all about pure skill and a bit of luck. Go into ranked mode or face your opponents in tight 1 versus 1 and 2 versus 2 settings. Or how about go in an all out battle with up to 8 people? It’s completely free to play and it can be enjoyed with your low-budget rig.

The game’s only concern were its characters. They don’t feel like any different compared to the others. It’s on Early Access on Steam for a long time now, and it’s coming to the PC, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita sometime this 2017. 7. Blade Strangers Studio Saizensen, the team that brought us Sega’s Blade Arcus comes a crossover fighting game for the Switch. It’s a 2D fighting game with the frenzied combat of Guilty Gear mixed with Super Smash’s easy inputs. But most importantly, it puts together characters from Cave Story, Code of Princess and the bizarre Umihara Kawase. It’s an unlikely crossover, but it does pull the right strings when it comes to their combat and story. Similar to what Arc System Works’ art, these characters are 2D. Watch your Curly from Cave Story and Solange from Code of Princess go toe to toe with each other. The game was announced during Nintendo’s E3 Twitch Stream. It looks promising and it will surely give new light to these underrated gems. It’s coming sometime this 2017 on the PC, PlayStation 4 and of course, the Switch.

6. Gundam Versus Bandai Namco’s newest Gundam fighter will undoubtedly make you happy whether you’re exclusively an anime or a dedicated gunpla enthusiast. The fifth generation of the Gundam VS series dons the famous white, blues, and reds of your favorite mobile suits and taking control of the action. Enhance your Gundam experience with upgradeable weapons and tools. Making you an ultimate killing machine. It’s an improvement on their previous hits, with enhanced graphics and detailed destruction all built from the ground-up for the PlayStation 4. Immerse yourself in their atmospheric battles, and fight against other epically proportioned robots with your missiles and laser swords because this might be the best Gundam game to date. No assembly required. It’s coming to the PlayStation 4 exclusively for the first time ever this September 29. 5. Samurai Shodown V: Special Itching to trigger your nostalgia? SNK’s beloved classic makes its way to Sony’s modern generation platforms. It was one of those games that shaped the future of Arcade gaming alongside Street Fighter. If Samurai Shodown IV outdid themselves with their gory animations, V will take it to the next level. Although it’s still the same pixel animations we’ve seen before, V offers a refined fighting experience optimized for the PlayStation consoles.

The series was never known for its hard-hitting combos and special attacks, instead it deals with the players’ strategies when doing range and spacing. The game’s hardcore combat is its primary focus. Unleash your deadly attacks on your opponent with the Sword and Rage gauges. Once they’re on their knees, trigger your Overkill attack to eviscerate them in the most brutal ways. This game is loved among many, and we can’t wait until the game releases sometime this 2017 on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. 4. Shadow Fight 3 With its Beta stage circulating around Android and iOS platforms, Nekki’s critically acclaimed fighting game takes the mobile industry by storm. Now on it’s way to the PC, experience a fighting game unlike any other. By using simple touch controls, combat your opponent with various fighting styles to take them down. Made possible with Nekki’s engine, feel the smoothness of its animations and bask in its gorgeous visuals. For a Mobile game, it’s very impressive. No longer cloaked in shadows, customize your hero and dominate amongst the three warring factions.

Manage your gear collection and unleash your fiery attacks with surgical precision and graceful execution. The game is coming out sometime this 2017 on the PC, Android and iOS! 3. Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite The fight for the infinite universe begins with CAPCOM’s latest installment of the acclaimed crossover fighting game. Just recently they released new characters including Ghost N’ Goblins’ Firebrand, MARVEL’s Dormammu, Mega Man X and Captain Marvel. More will be announced soon. Too bad we won’t be seeing Wolverine. Pick your best heroes and watch your fantasy crossovers come to life in a new 2 versus 2 battle. Even the assist system received an upgrade. New features are also added including the ability to boost your stats with Infinity Stones. Imbue your characters with these upgrades and it will change the tide of every battle you face. It’s about time for a new MvC game, and we can’t wait once this game releases this September 19 on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

2. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy Now that the original series has reached its end, Masashi Kishimoto’s legacy continues on with Bandai Namco’s MASSIVE COLLECTION of Naruto Shippuden games. The first Ninja Storm, Ninja Storm 2, 3 Full Burst, and the most recent Road To Boruto are all packed into one game. It’s the complete Naruto Shippuden experience. Not to mention all DLC’s and unlockables are present in this game. Including each of the game’s extended stories while adding a bit of their own bonus content. It’s cel-shaded visuals are enhanced, making you revel in its story from the first game to the last with satisfied eyes.

There’s really not much to say, but it’s somewhat emotional to see how the series has come so far. It’s gonna be the last bond we’ll ever have with these lovable characters. It’s coming this August 25th on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Too bad for the Switch. 1. Dragon Ball FighterZ Arc System Works’ new game will take the Dragon Ball franchise to a whole new direction. From the creators of BlazBlue and Guilty Gear, get ready for a high flying, high stakes fighting action with your favorite Dragon Ball characters.

Step into the shoes of Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo and more to create the anime’s greatest moments. Borrowing fighting concepts from previous games such as Marvel vs. Capcom, go into 3 versus 3 battles and embrace the fluid, mechanical 2D gameplay that Arc System Works was known. Additionally, previous mechanics from their games are also present including Cancels and Super Dash. These movements create a fast and frenzied fighting experience, especially with the Dragon Ball’s “Ki’s” Revel in its slick art style and gorgeous soundtrack because this is such a good looking game.

Just look at that attention to detail! No release date yet, but it’s slated for a 2018 release on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One..

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