Curly vs. Gunvolt. Shovel Knight vs. Isaac. If these match-ups don’t get you excited, you may have missed out on some of the most delightful indie games of the past decade. Fortunately Studio Saizensen’s all-star indie fighting game Blade Strangers is just as quirky and approachable as the games that spawned it.
Coming this summer to PlayStation 4 and Switch, SNK Heroines Tag-Team Battle assembles a “generous roster of female heroines from the SNK universe,” pitting them against one another in glitter-filled two-on-two brawls and some light dress-up. Hooray!
It was bound to happen sooner or later. There were just too many used car dealerships, too many store grand openings or going out-of-business sales. The flailing inflatable tube people that vie for our attention along our nation’s highways take up flailing arms against each other in Inflatality.
When mobile developer Kabam announced robot battler Transformers: Forged To Fight earlier this month, I assumed it was little more than a reskin of popular mobile fighter Marvel: Contest of Champions. With features like ranged attacks and 3D movement, it’s more like an evolution.
Kan-Ra is so dead right now. With a sliver of health against Sabrewulf with a full bar of backup, how can he possibly win this match? Watch.
The first time I played Tekken 3, I was hilariously bad. I was used to 2D fighting games, where the buttons corresponded with attack strength, and tapping 'Up' meant 'Jump.' This new, 3D genre, where each button corresponded with an attacking limb and tapping 'Up' meant 'Sidestep' (pressing 'Up' still meant 'Jump'),…
Good news and bad news, Skullgirls fans: the 2D fighting game's third DLC character, the Egyptian-inspired sorta-blood-mage Eliza, is out now on PC and PS3, free for the next three months. The game's Vita and PS4 versions, however, have been postponed to early 2015. Look above for a taste of Eliza's fighting style.
Yes, you read that right. Baseball fighting game. Two combatants, two bats, one deadly, deadly ball. Oh, and some of the characters are skateboarding robots.
Sonic Fox Vs. Pig of the Hut, General Zod Vs. Batgirl — who won? The viewing public. Also, Batgirl. Update: Now with smooth video of the entire finals.
Salty Bet started out as a fun way to bet on live competitive fighting game events, but to keep the addictive betting site running 24/7, A.I. has recently taken over the fights. Humans, we're told, are still the ones placing the bets.
After nearly a decade of playing Naruto video games, that annoying little jerk of a ninja unleashes his most powerful move yet — making me cry. God I hate him.
Growing up, I had two game systems: a barely working Atari 2600 (which lived largely forgotten in our guestroom closet) and an original NES. These lasted me until 1997 when I saved up and bought a Super Nintendo—over a year after the release of both the original PlayStation and Nintendo 64.
The Dead or Alive series has always felt like it was my fighting franchise. From the moment I first button-mashed my way to my first counter in the 1997 Sega Saturn import, I knew that I had found the fighter for me. I was entranced by the flow of battles, the block and counter, the wondrous fluidity. Update:…
I'd imagine the Venn diagram comparing fighting game players to Japanese role-playing game fans doesn't have much overlap.
Only a relatively small fraction of fighting game fans have the courage to put their skills to the test in tournament play. In today's Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter d0m shares his first frustrating experience.
When people think of Japanese fighting games, they think of Street Fighter, Tekken, King of Fighters and BlazBlue. But would it surprise you to know that one of Japan's most popular fighting game series hasn't made it out of Japan since the GameCube era?
Skullgirls, Revenge Labs downloadable game coming sometime soon ("early 2012" is the latest word) on PSN and Xbox Live, is a 2D fighter with a heavy multiplayer component. That doesn't mean it doesn't have a story explaining who its characters are, how they acquired their skills and powers, and just what the heck…
Has one genre ever made you change your opinion of another? Commenter File2ish explains how Namco's Tales of Symphonia made him a fighting game fan in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.
A new contender steps into the 2D fighting ring when 7sixty brings Japanese developer 5pb. Games' brawler Phantom Breaker to the North American Xbox 360 this spring.