2018 was a good year for fighting games in general and it seems like 2019 is also shaping up to be a good one. We already have a bunch of fighting games released in the first quarter of 2019 with a whole lot more scheduled for later. Hence, we decided to compile several fighting games that are yet to be released, so that you guys don’t miss out on them. Here is the list of most anticipated new fighting games coming out in 2019, 2020 — with their release dates — that you can play on PS4, Xbox, PC, Online, iPhone or Android. We can only hope that these latest fighting games are as good as some of the recent ones.
7. Kill la Kill the Game: IF (TBA)
You might perhaps recall this one from an anime of the same name, which found massive popularity in Japan. Now, fans of the anime can rejoice because a complete fighting game is being developed that revolves around the ‘Kill la Kill’ universe. We do not have in-depth details about the gameplay yet but it seems like it will feature the popular characters from the series in an arena based fighting format similar to the ‘Dragonball’ fighting games but limited to the ground. We will update further details once we get to learn more about the game, but for now we urge people to go through the anime in order to catch up on the story. The trailer reveals flashy combos and finishing moves and since the anime features a lot of gun-based violence, we expect the game to reflect on the same. If you are a fan of arena fighters, then we highly recommend you keep your eyes out for this one.
6. Fantasy Strike (TBA)
‘Fantasy Strike’ is an upcoming 2.5D fighting game that has some of the easiest controls we have seen in a while. The basic moves and the subsequent special moves for each character are conveniently mapped to buttons on the controllers, therefore eliminating the need to memorize full combos. However, don’t disregard the game for its easy gameplay mechanics, since it actually enhances the battles and fights. Even though you do not have access to flashy combos and masterful finishing moves, keep in mind that your opponent also doesn’t have access to it, which perfectly balances it out. In fact, it makes the gameplay very entertaining when one in the group doesn’t trash on others just because he or she is better. It actually gives the less adept players a chance to comeback in the fights, making it one of the more forgiving experiences out there.
We first thought the game will not have much depth, but it does manage to surprise you with its itty-gritty details. There’s a bit of everything for everyone in this one, thematically speaking. Whether you want a character who is a goofy painter or a masterful dragon is entirely up to you and the game makes sure that all of them are equally balanced. There are various factions like the zoners and the rushers, which provide a bit more immersion to the overall experience. This is one game we highly recommend to people who are new to the fighting genre since it really does simplify things. It’s presently available on Steam Early Access, so if you feel like checking it out, head on over there and sign up for the access.