This article is not about tits.

Well, maybe it is, a little.

But it’s more about three upcoming fighting games who try to redraw the rules of engagement, or give fans exactly what they want.

Besides tits.

 

But also tits.

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First off, we got another one by Arc System Works, the guys and gals who will grace us with an actual Dragon Ball fighting game next year.

 

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

 

As the name implies, this is a crossover game, much akin to Marvel vs Capcom or Streetfighter X Tekken. Like those games, you will probably need to put down some extra cash down the line for extra characters, the way all the fans like it.

OH WAIT!

We’ve got breaking news!

This is not what fans like at all.

What fans do like, is a likeable roster with lots of likeable surprises. And Blazblue Cross Tag Battle likes to deliver.

 

Me gusta.

 

We’ve got Ragna the Bloodedge on the left side – it is a BlazBlue game after all – and Yū Narukami from Persona 4 on the right, with Hyde Kido dropping in below. He’s the protagonist from Arc System Works’ earlier collaboration with French-Bread, Under Night In-Birth.

The star of the show, however, and maybe the precursor of many other good things to come, is Ruby Rose from animation series RWBY, who – thus far – only starred in Rooster Teeth Games’ own RWBY: Grimm Eclipse, a rather uninteresting hack ‘n slash game.

But if she can gather more characters from the show for some crossover battles, we’re in for a treat.

 

 

Take note though. Since the BlazBlue games are getting increasingly notorious for things besides being excellent fighting games, you better hold on to your bras.

 

 

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Next up is something that will make or break your love for intricate combo sets and frame-perfect hitbox calculations, courtesy of ex-Street Fighter developer and self-proclaimed hardcore gamer David Sirlin …


 

Like Divekick before it, Fantasy Strike tries to strip out as many traditional fighting game mechanics as possible, leaving you with a simplified control scheme and a lot of pretty colours to gawk at.

 

Hey.

Some people don’t like David Sirlin.

But if you’re granting me a decent chance to wipe that smug smile of the face of my bastard friend, who can juggle my ass all over the goddamn place in every goddamn fighting game, then you’re OK in my book.

You can contribute to the further development of this quirky new take on fightin’ friends, right here on Fig.

 

Oh yeah and tits and junk.

 

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Last but certainly not least, we’re here to spread the indie love some more.

Because if there’s any kind of people that are very needy, yet very forgiving at the same time, it’s the indie crowd.

 

Bounty Battle

 

Forget PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Don’t even give Tatsunoko vs Capcom a second glance.

This time the underdogs enter the spotlight!

 

 

Hailing from renowned indie games around the globe, Bounty Battle gives center stage to the likes of Juan (Guacamelee), the Fish from Nuclear Throne, Thora (Jotun), the Crusader from Darkest Dungeon, Otus (Owlboy), and so many more.

There are even characters from games to come, such as those from Battle Chasers, Eitr and UnDungeon.

 

The hype is real.

 

Combined with a Smash Bros feel, free DLC characters, and a shitload of fan service (the good kind), this 4-player brawler is an indie-lover’s wet dream.

So Dark Screen Games has a lot to answer for. And here as well, you can be part of the discussion on Fig!

What’s more, tits are left out of the equation!

Fine, two for the road …

Featured imgage from Skullgirls, by Reverge Labs

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