2021 has been a rare year for video games, especially in terms of the variety of fighting games. Sure, we had Guilty Gear Strive and Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown, but in the next few months, more to 2,021 fighting games will join relatively soon. Here is a list of five promising titles from anime through boxing, through wrestling to racing. Let’s get ready for the rumble.
Buck Up and Drive
What happens when you combine racing and fighting games together? It’s Buck Up and Drive. Release further 21st August for PC systems, this indie game is a drifting racer and a fighting game with two different modes to choose from. Although both cars are simple in concept, they fight in a vertical arena as they step forward on the highway. You can throw projectiles, drift into an opponent for damage, and even hit a dragon with your Ryu-style enemies. You can even jump in the air and land on your opponent. At EVO, we don’t expect this in the foreseeable future (except for side tournaments), but regardless, it looks like a fun time. It will be released on itch.io first and then it will have a Steam release along the way.
Big Rumble Box: Creed Champions
The developer of the well-received VR title Creed: Rise To Glory returns with a more traditional concept of boxing franchise. Release further September 3This game offers a list of 20 characters from the entire series of Creed and Rocky movies. This will include favorites such as Rocky Balboa, Adonis Creed, Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang and Ivan Drago, to name a few. Instead of EA’s Fight Night simulation game, Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions seems to be preparing for an arcade experience like Ready 2 Rumble instead. Developer Virtuos says the game itself will have “intuitive pick-up and play controls, robust boxing mechanics, and dynamic boxing styles and combinations.” There will also be movie knockouts that are specific to each fighter’s moves. Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions is released on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Melty Blood: Lumina type
Do you feel like a real 2D fighting game like in the old days? Melty Blood: The Lumina type might offer it to you when it enters digital stores September 30 This game is largely a remake of the 2002 PC game with a redesigned game system that is easier to play for beginners of the genre. Fans of the original can still enjoy this title, as its deep gameplay remains intact. The title will also be enhanced, such as improved visuals and an HD environment to make the PS4 (PS5 backward compatibility), Xbox One (Xbox Series X / S backward compatibility), Nintendo Switch and PC look more at home.
Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles
Demon Slayer: Hinokami Chronicles will delight anime fans on October 15 Like many games of its anime subgenre, this combat title will be a fighter in the arena. Despite this negative nickname in the community, Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles seems to change that thanks to a fast-paced battle system and a wonderful animation that looks like it’s taken out of anime.
So it’s no surprise that CyberConnect2, the developer of the beloved Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series, has taken on the project. As expected from CC2, the game will have a story mode that immerses players in Tanjiro Kamado: Unwavering Resolve Arc and the recent Mugen Train Arc. What’s even sweeter is that the Japanese and English vocal casts will repeat their roles in the game. When the game arrives on the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One and PC (via Steam), you cut off your competition. If you pre-order the Digital Deluxe edition, you will get a two-day preferential access.
This year, the WWE franchise will finally return to the main title and we expect it October issue as previous titles have done in the past. WWE 2K20 was an absolute gong show with a lot of flaws. It was a pretty unplayable mess because of the development. Even worse, the new developer was put into the project months before the game was released. Hopefully WWE 2K22 will be much better now that Digital Extremes has been given more time to work on the project.
At the time of writing, we know that the next title will include over 4,800 new or updated animations that update the inputs and moves from the superstar set. With big stars like Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt released from WWE, it will be interesting to see which wrestlers make up the final roster. It’s hard to say what the McMahon family will do with their frequent job losses.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
How Super Smash Bros. Ultimate begins to sail with the final DLC character, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, as if continuing platform combat hype this fall. Developed by the same team that created the well-received Slap City Ludosity, the All-Star Brawl brings Nickelodeon to the mix of all time. In this surprising-looking warrior, you’ll see Sandy beating like Danny Phantom and Nigel Thornberry.
With a wide variety of characters and more than 20 stages inspired by Nick’s history, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl seems to have a lot of potential. GameMill Entertainment publishes on its website: “Thanks to the unique moves and attacks coming directly from their identifiable personalities, each wrestler has his own style of play for endless action.” , PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and Nintendo Switch. We keep our fingers crossed for Avatar and Timmy Turner to find their way into battle.