The Fighting Games You Need to Know About for 2014

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle

Release Date: April 29, 2014

In 2013, this fighter was strictly available for Japan only. Namco Bandai is making all those closet Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure fans happy now that this epic fighting game is coming over to the U.S. Pick your favorite Stand’s and get ready to smash your eccentric rivals!

Buy JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle here.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS

new super smash brothers

Release Date: October 3, 2014 (3DS), Winter 2014 (Wii U)

Nintendo’s highly anticipated first-party fighter has Mega Man. That should be reason enough for anyone to keep this game on their radar. Familiar Nintendo icons and gaming luminaries will surely make take this game’s roster to new heights.

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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late

Under Night In Birth

Release Date: July 25, 2014 (Japan)

French-Bread and Arc System Works hooked up together to make sure this hyperactive fighter got the balance change it needed before it lands on the PS3. This stylish fighter is full of flash special moves and a roster that deviates from your usual Japanese anime stereotypes. This one’s pretty dark in nature, but the amazing fisticuffs will lighten up your mood as you play it.

Buy Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late here.

Ultra Street Fighter 4


Release Date: June 3, 2014 (Digital Release) & August 5, 2014 (Physical Release)

This just may be the final and most complete version of the Street Fighter 4 games. 4 new fighters are entering the ring, along with new maneuvers (RED FOCUS ATTACK!), new stages and a host of other fresh multiplayer modes.

Buy Ultra Street Fighter 4 here.

Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!!

Arcana Heart 3 Love Max

Release Date: September 30, 2014

Yep! The game that features an all-female cast of the most powerful and lovable fighters are hitting the PS3 and PS Vita in an upcoming update. All the characters from past entries will be ready for elemental combat, plus they’re all coming with rebalanced mechanics and the chance to face insurmountable odds in Survival Mode. Each of the 23 angelic ladies in this update will have a lot more story content to delve into, which means you’ll be well covered in the single-player side of things.

Buy Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! for PS3 and PS Vita.

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax

Release Date: November 13, 2014 (Japan)

Sega is putting together a super flashy franchise crossover fighter for its Japanese followers. This 2D fighter includes a cast of characters from a bunch of light novel series that fall under the Dengeki Bunko label. There’s also a few playable fighters from SEGA’s line of games, such as Akira Yuki from Virtua Fighter. C’mon son…you know you wanna import this one and kick some ass with a 2D Akira.

Buy Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax here.

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