Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Fighter

Mortal Kombat X launches for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, DLC in tow

Mortal Kombat X (PC. PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) Next Gen and PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

NetherRealm returns to their roots today with the release of Mortal Kombat X for PS4, PC, and Xbox One. PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers will be able to snag a copy later this summer. The latest entry in the series features not only a lineage theme—Sonya and Johnny’s daughter Cassie as well as Jax’s daughter Jacqui join the roster—but also a faction element and expanded move lists. Faction Wars is a persistent mode that tracks online performance and assigns earned points to the various factions, and each week the winning faction’s members will be rewarded with unlocked items. Characters also have three different fighting styles, each with their own focus and moves. Single player has also been beefed up with Living Towers, timed challenges that update regularly, as well as the return of Test Your Might, Test Your Luck, and the Krypt with its numerous unlockables.


DLC, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Four-player brawler Paperbound now available for PC, PS4

Paperbound (PC, PS4) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Dissident Logic’s chaotic brawler Paperbound has been released for PC and PS4. Described as a “smash-up brawler that combines platforming, twitchy combat, and gravity redirection in a competitive couch multiplayer setting,” up to four players compete in enclosed arenas with 360 degrees of freedom as one of 11 characters. While the main characters are from books, others are from a variety of other titles, with fighters from Guacamelee!, VVVVVV, and Monaco. AI bots fill in any slots not assigned to other players, each with their own personality and playstyle; the studio also states that the AI will adapt to the player’s skill level.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News

The Shaolin Monks return in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

NetherRealm has released new footage from Mortal Kombat X. The latest trailer, Shaolin, features three characters, returning combatants Kung Lao and Liu Kang along with newcomer Kung Jin. Series fans might remember that things didn’t end well for some of the older characters in MK9, and the new video shows that the deceased have returned to the arena under the control of their old enemy Shinnok.


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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend coming soon for PS, Xbox One

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend (PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys is keeping the 2D fighter train rolling with another release, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend. The expanded re-release of the PS3 original will feature 28 characters, including two newcomers (Celica and Lambda), as well as new stages, scenarios, and a side story, Remix Heart, with Mai Natsume and Kajun Faycott. Digested versions of Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift are also being included to get new players up to speed on all of the storylines. New players will also have access to an expanded Stylish Mode, which has been augmented with four new features (Auto Guard, Combo Attacks, Special Abilities, and Distortion Drive) to make moves less difficult to perform. The Guard Gauge system has been tweaked, too, with the Barrier Gauge meter indicated when best to attack or block.


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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late now available for PS3

Under Night In-Birth Exe Late (PC) Jan Screens Announcement - Screenshot 7

Just in case Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- wasn’t enough to keep fighter fans busy, Aksys has released another 2D brawler today, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late. The French Bread-developed title features 16 characters, six modes, and a multiplayer backend developed by Guilty Gear and BlazBlue creator Arc System Works. Check out the roster trailer for a quick look at the cast.


PlayStation 3 News

Sega bringing 2D fighter Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax stateside

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has announced that they are partnering with developers Ecole and French Bread (the studio behind Aksys’ upcoming fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late) for a Western release of Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax. The 2D crossover fighter will feature characters from several Dengeki Bunko titles, some of Sega’s own characters, and Sega-themed environments. The title will be released for the PS3 and PS Vita later this year.


PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Aksys releases new Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late screenshots

Under Night In-Birth Exe Late (PC) Jan Screens Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys has released a new batch of screenshots from their upcoming 2D fighter from French Bread, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late. The screens follow a recently released roster trailer and show the first glimpse of the storyline, in addition to plenty of combat.


PlayStation 3 News

New Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late trailer debuts roster

Aksys’ upcoming fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is just over a month out, and to get the potential pre-order-ers pumped, the studio has released a new trailer. The nearly two-minute-long video features a set of character intros set to a jazzy tune. For a better look at the characters in action, a few new screenshots have also been posted below.


PlayStation 3 News

Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- standard edition now in stores, online

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign (PS3, PS4) DLC Schedule Announcement - Screenshot 1

The standard edition of Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- has hit store shelves and launched online for PS3 and PS4. As a reminder, the limited edition will not be available until December 23, due to delays caused at strikes at the Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles. For those picking the game up within the launch window, Aksys is throwing in a free $7.99 DLC character, Elphelt, from now until January 5. And on the topic of downloadable content, a full release schedule has been provided and is posted below.


DLC, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- Limited Edition release rescheduled for Dec. 23

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign (PS3, PS4) LE Delay Announcement - Screenshot 4

After announcing a short delay, Aksys Games has nailed down a new release date for the limited edition version of Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-. As before, the standard edition will be launching on December 16, but the limited edition will now be hitting store shelves on December 23. The delay is a result of strikes at the Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles, which has held up the shipment of some of the items included in the premium set.


PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News