WATCH: Arika’s New Fighting Game ‘EX’ Gameplay; Skullomania & Darun Mister Revealed

Skullomania Fighting EX Layer

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Back in 1996, Capcom threw its famous World Warriors into the realm of 3D.

Ryu and Company clashed with a bevy of new combatants in Street Fighter EX. Fans have been clamoring to see the new characters introduced by the EX series appear in new Street Fighter releases. For one reason or another, that never came to pass. Those same fans had their dreams fulfilled earlier this year during April Fool’s Day – fighting game developer Arika dropped footage of a new fighter that included familiar faces from those EX games. What was initially thought to be nothing more than a cruel joke turned into something real…something very real. Codenamed “Fighting Layer EX,” this new fighter featured all the best elements of those games and hype worthy gameplay from Kairi, Shirase and Garuda.

At Evo 2017, everyone received more confirming news that this brand new fighter will exist in some way, shape or form. Now simply known as “EX,” Arika’s upcoming project got a main stage showcase via a new gameplay trailer. The three characters mentioned from before showed up for battle once again, plus two fan favorites from Street Fighter EX popped up – Skullomania and Darun Mister. Check out the game’s latest trailer posted below:

The Mysterious Fighting Game (Title Still Undecided) arika_exThe Mysterious Fighting Game (Title Still Undecided) 『謎の格闘ゲーム(タイトル未定)』 Development Has Begun On A Playstation 4 Version! 『PlayStation®4』向けに開発開始! ARIKA has decided to begin development on a PlayStation 4 version of “Mysterious Fighting Game (Title Undecided)” and make a public announcement on the final day of EVO2017. This game will be the newest entry in the EX Series. 株式会社アリカは、『PlayStation®4』にて 『謎の格闘ゲーム(タイトル未定) 』の 開発を EVO最終日にて情報公開したことをお知らせいたします。 この格闘ゲームはEXシリーズの最新作となる予定です。 © ARIKA CO.,LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Changes and updates will be posted on our company's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/co.arika/ 情報の更新は、弊社Facebookページを中心にお知らせ致します。2017-07-16T20:11:13.000Z

Everything known about “EX” so far includes it being playable on PS4 and it possibly being released on April Fool’s Day 2018. It’s also known that the game will launch in North America, Europe and Japan. Pre-orders for “EX” and a beta test for the end of 2017 have been only been announced for Japan thus far. But it’s expected that the other two aforementioned regions will get to participate in the beta at some point as well.

Get a good look at Darun Mister in the picture posted below and also check out some gameplay footage of “EX” straight from Evo 2017 (Thanks, Kenny from YoVideogames!):

Darun Mister Fighting EX Layer

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Fighting EX Layer Maximilian vs KennyLive footage of Fighting layer EX2017-07-16T12:49:55.000Z