Our Kickstarter of the Week, once again, isn’t a video game. Instead, it’s a new documentary project entitled FGC: Rise of the Fighting Game Community. This project, started by Esteban Martinez of Hold Back to Block, will take an in-depth look at the culture of competitive fighting games. This community, who calls themselves the FGC to purposefully differentiate themselves from e-sports and the rest of the pro gaming community, has its own traditions, social rules in-jokes and more. What looks to outsiders as just a bunch of people slamming buttons on an arcade stick is actually an intricate society based around skill and respect.
Killer Instinct is the much awaited revival of a popular old school fighting franchise by Double Helix. Exclusive for the Xbox One, Killer Instinct was the killer (you see what I did there?), app that sold the Xbox One to many fighting gamers. Much of the hardcore fighting game community believes that this might be the next great tournament fighter, and that may be true, but its bare-bones suite of modes may turn much of the casual community off.
The superhero-powered fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, has finally made it onto the PlayStation Vita as the content-rich Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition. There are new fighters, new costumes and new challenges to be found within, making for one action-packed portable fighting experience.
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition is coming out soon. This brand new edition of one of the most well received fighting games will include all of the original game’s downloadable content and will introduce the game to next-gen consoles
Blazblue Chronophantasma, the latest update to Arc System Works much loved Blazblue fighting game franchise, has just come out in Japan on the PS3. Luckily enough, the PS3 is region free and aside from some menu futzing and an impossible to understand story mode, a fighting game is a fighting game no matter what language it is in. Unfortunately, this is the fourth time Blazblue came out to American audiences (fifth if you count the Continuum Shift 2 patch), so many Blazblue fans are asking themselves whether or not purchasing BB: CP new is actually worth it. So we picked up an import copy to see whether its new features are worth your hard earned cash.
Batman: Arkham Origins is a free to play app, and whether you're a mobile or a tablet user, the idea of the Dark Knight in an iOS world is downright enticing. Debuting this app a week before its console release also gives gamers a primer to Batman's current adventure. The key to this title's success lies on its freemium aesthetic. Will our Caped Crusader flourish amidst an in-app purchased Gotham?
The Vita has a sore lack of depth when it comes to fighting games, but Warner Bros. has been doing its best to bring its punchiest titles to the Sony handheld. Case in point, the just-announced Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition. The portable version made its debut at New York Comic Con this week, and we just had to test it out to see if Armature Studios was up to the task of porting over NetherRealm's DC fighter.
Nakama is a 2D, side scrolling adventure which, upon first view, seems all too simple for its own good. Living in a pixel infused universe is fun for retro minded gamers, but it's a tried and true formula which makes these types of apps, if not done with innovation, all too commonplace. Does Nakama take the genre and elevate it to another level?
Majesco and Kung Fu Factory have released their new fighting game called Girl Fight. As the name suggests, the game features a cast of girls who... well, fight each other. Does this estrogen-infused brawler have enough gumption to take on the likes of Tekken, SoulCalibur and Street Fighter? Or does Girl Fight deserve to be knocked out of the ring into the abyss of obscurity?
We can all thank Bruce Lee for bringing mass awareness of martial arts to the West. Since then, a lot of people dream about becoming a great martial artist, and the entertainment industry can’t get enough of martial arts movies and video games. Another Place Production’s Dragon Finga is one such game, and even if you can’t do the simplest kick in real life, you can get your virtual kung fu on with Dragon Finga.