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New Fighting Game Release Dates

April 22, 2009

We’re back! Sorry folks, most of us have had a lot on our plates to deal with….but enough of that! Let’s get this ball rolling again, shall we?

I don’t know how many of you out there are fighting game fans but if you are then like me you’ll be aware that this summer brings us a new generation in fighting games. We’ve already seen the successful launch of Street Fighter 4 but what about its rivals? Well, here’s a run-down on upcoming fighting game releases.

BlazBlue

BlazBlue - Calamity Trigger

BlazBlue - Calamity Trigger


Japan: 30th July 2009 (XBox 360 and PS3)
US: 30th July 2009 (XBox 360 and PS3)
EU: TBC

As stated in my earlier post, BlazBlue is a 2D fighter by Arc Systems Works of Guilty Gear fame. The console release comes with a stack of goodies, listed in the said post.

The King Of Fighters XII

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King of Fighters XII


Japan: July 7th 2009 (XBox 360 & PS3)
US: July 7th 2009 (XBox 360 & PS3)
EU: TBC

The King of Fighters series has been a long and eventful one. KoFXII sees the series go through a complete overhaul. Out with the 10yr-old sprites, in with new HD sprites. With KoFXII comes a new game mechanic, the Critical Counter, letting players gain the upper hand in one full-on combo or a special super!

Melty Blood: Actress Again

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Melty Blood: Actress Again


Japan: August 2009 (PS2)
US: TBC
EU: TBC

Melty Blood has been the big success story of Doujin fighters. From humble origins as a visual-novel called Tsukihime, the series progressed into an anime and into a doujin fighting game which proved much more popular than the developers could ever have imagined. This new rendition of the game sees new characters, new mechanics, new “moons” which affect each characters specials, attacks and even movement!

Million Knights Vermillion

Million Knights Vermillion

Million Knights Vermillion


Worldwide: 26th April 2009 (PC)

A brand new doujin fighting game Million Knights Vermillion has been confirmed as being released on a “Tentative Trial”, slated for this coming sunday (April 26th). The game boasts higher-res sprites than those found in Guilty Gear, which is quite impressive for a game made by fans. The game will released digitally for PC.

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