Fighting Games

The Nintendo Switch's Initial Library Preaches Quality over Quantity [Preview]

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by Jason Fanelli January 20, 2017 @ 2:22 PM
-Nintendo
The Nintendo Switch is hoping to offer a vast library of varied titles right from the jump, and if the recent preview event in New York City is any indication that hope is resting on solid ground. The room holding the event housed over a dozen games coming either at launch or soon afterward.

10 Most Wanted Characters for Injustice 2

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by T.J. Denzer January 19, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Whether old standards of DC lore or simply sensible to what we’ve seen going on in the Injustice storyline, any one of these characters would bring an awesome wrinkle to the game that we’d love to take against our friends. These are the 10 characters we’d love to see in Injustice 2.

How the Original Killer Instinct Established the Early 2.5D Fighter

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by T.J. Denzer October 28, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
Microsoft Studios
Tons of Mortal Kombat clones were produced, but only a select few ever came close to offering the level of hype that Mortal Kombat created. Among those games, there were perhaps none more compelling than Killer Instinct, originally released on this day in 1994.

Controversy, Regulation, and the First Mortal Kombat

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by T.J. Denzer October 8, 2016 @ 12:40 PM
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
It was on this day in 1992 that Mortal Kombat was released, not only bringing a new style of brutal fighting action to arcades, but also helping to create the perfect storm that would lead to the establishment of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

E3 2016: Absolver Puts an Open-World Spin on Fighting

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by Jason Fanelli June 23, 2016 @ 11:30 AM
Sloclap
Absolver is not your average fighting game. The term “fighting game” normally elicits two immediate thoughts: 2D fighters like Street Fighter or 3D brawlers like Tekken. While Absolver looks like it should fit the 3D fighter mold, this is a game that acts more like Journey than it does a typical fighter. That sounds like a strange combination but it absolutely works, and my time with the game at Devolver’s E3 parking lot jamboree has planted Absolver firmly on my most anticipated list.