Fighting games aren’t as commonplace as they used to be in the video game world. Now, it appears as though everyone is focusing on zombie games and racing games. But, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some upcoming fighting games on the way in 2015. In fact, there are at least 6 upcoming games in the genre that are confirmed to be released in 2015, including a new Mortal Kombat and a new BlazBlue game. Also, E3 2015 is just a couple of months away, and we’ll likely see new fighting games announced during that week.
So without further ado, here is the list of upcoming fighting games that have been confirmed for 2015:
1. Mortal Kombat X
Publishers: Warner Bros.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Release Date: April 14, 2015
It’s almost here! The next Mortal Kombat is almost here! Mortal Kombat X looks to be the most brutal fighting game to date, and many of our favorite characters like Raiden, Scorpion and Sub Zero are returning. MKX will not only include Fatalities, but also Brutalities and Quitalities. Badass. For more content on Mortal Kombat X click here.
2. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend
Developers: ARC System Works
Publishers: ARC System Works
Platforms: PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Vita
Release Date: June 30, 2015
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend will feature an extended version of Chronophantasma’s story, featuring Celica A. Mercury and Λ-No.11 as playable characters. It will have cross-platform connectivity between the PS3 and PS4 (not PS Vita). All DLC characters, BGM’s and stages will be included, and it has an impressive roster.
3. Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax
Developer: Ecole, French-Bread
Platforms: PS3, Vita
Release Date: TBA Q3 2015
Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax is a 2D arcade fighting game that features various characters from anime published under ASCII Media Works’ Bengeki Bunko imprint. Most of the characters in the game are voiced by their respective actors from the anime adaptations. Some of the roster includes Akira Yuki (Virtua Fighter), Asuna (Sword Art Online), Selvaria Bles (Valkyria Chronicles), and Shana (Shakugan no Shana). There are also tons of assist characters like Holo (Spice and Wolf) and Hinata Hakamada (Ro-Kyu-Bu!). It runs in HD and 60 FPS. You can actually buy the region free Japanese version right now if you can’t wait.
4. J-Stars Victory VS+
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Platforms: PS4, PS3, PS Vita
Release Date: TBA Summer 2015
J-Stars Victory VS will be re-released for the U.S. as J-Stars Victory VS+ and will add an additional Arcade Mode. The game is coming to PS4, PS3 and PS Vita in Summer 2015. This version of the game will also feature game balance adjustments based on the feedback received by fans in Japan.
5. Rivals of Aether
Developer: Dan Fornace and Flashygoodness
Publisher: Microsoft? Maybe?
Platforms: Xbox One, PC
Release Date:TBA 2015
Rivals of Aether is an indie 8-bit 2D platform fighter inspired by Super Smash Bros. Melee and Project M. It looks like a lot of fun, but we don’t see it being a full retail release. It feels more like a free Xbox One Games With Gold title. Still, we’re definitely going to give it a try when it releases some time this year.
Developers: TinyBuild Games
Publisher: TinyBuild Games
Release Date: April 28, 2015
BitBrawlers is the first user generated combat arena fighting game that allows users to create their own weapons, abilities, game modes and environments. The objective of the game is to knock your opponent off-screen. It feels a whole lot like #IDARB, in that its enjoyment is going to greatly be determined by its community and their creations.