All Upcoming Fighting Games of 2020

Granblue Fantasy Versus

Arc System Works, Xseed Games

As the arrival of new console hardware is on the horizon, gamers are looking to them as a source for fresh gaming experiences.

Hopes are also high that existing genres will improve both graphically and mechanically thanks to the next-generation of gaming. One of the genres that comes to mind is fighting games. Fighting games grew in popularity over the last decade and the pack of franchises the genre is known for expanded greatly.

2019, in particular, brought along with it several exciting brawlers, such as the supremely gory Mortal Kombat 11, the refreshing reboot of Samurai Shodown and the mighty morphing beat ’em up known as Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. With such a good year of fighting games behind us, it’s time to look towards the future. 2020 is going to be quite the memorable year for games in general, but we’re here to talk about the fighters that will dominate living rooms and large scale fighting game tourneys.

So let’s do a button check, pick our best characters, and get prepared for battle in 2020’s upcoming fighting games.


Mighty Fight Federation

Mighty Fight Federation – Steam Early Access Launch TrailerAvailable Now in Steam Early Access! Guest Characters Yooka-Laylee and Toejam & Earl Coming Soon! https://store.steampowered.com/app/1096690/Mighty_Fight_Federation/ http://www.FightMighty.com Mighty Fight Federation is a competitive 3D Arena Fighter for up to 4 players, bridging chaotic mayhem with the depth and fundamentals of a traditional fighter. Launch Features Include: -11 Playable Characters and 14 Stages -Soundtrack by Vince DiCola (Transformers, Rocky IV), Manami Matsumae (Mega Man, Shovel Knight), Tee Lopes (Sonic Mania, Monster Boy) and James Landino (RWBY, No Straight Roads) -Local Vs and Team Vs modes -Training Mode and Basic Tutorials -In-Game Character Move Lists -Remappable Controls and Support for a wide variety of Controllers and Arcade Sticks -Arcade Mode (Cutscenes and Minigames will be added shortly after launch) -Online Quickplay and Lobbies Join the Community Discord for the latest information! https://discord.gg/NPMmn5T2020-02-07T21:35:13Z

Developer: Komi Games Inc.
Publisher: Komi Games Inc.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release Dates: February 7 (PC), TBA (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

Arena fighters aren’t dead, thankfully. Komi Games is doing its best to keep the fighting game sub-genre alive with its newest brawler. Mighty Fight Federation throws four players into the ring for some drag out, knockdown brawls. The 11 fighters at your disposal are way out there – you may find yourself getting attached to the creepy green girl decked out in TRON armor or the zany cowboy who uses a keyboard combined with a scythe. The craziness of it all gives this arena fighter the push it needs to become the life of the party.

Pick up a Steam gift card here if you’re looking to start playing Mighty Fight Federation on PC.


Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Launch TrailerRule the Ring! Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is out now and includes all 40 characters, 34 stages, and over 200 costumes. All characters have been given a second V-Skill, which adds a whole new layer of depth to the game. Play as the latest character, Seth, and utilize the Tanden Engine to steal your opponent’s moves! Street Fighter V: Champion Edition on PS4 and Steam is available now digitally and physically as a standalone purchase for new players, or as an Upgrade Kit for existing Street Fighter V or Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition owners. Join the Capcom Server on Discord: https://discord.gg/capcom 'Like' Street Fighter on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/streetfighter Follow @StreetFighter on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/streetfighter Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/streetfighter Watch Live on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/capcomfighters ©CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.2020-02-14T05:00:05Z

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platforms: PS4, PC
Release Date: February 14

Yoshinori Ono keeps on improving Street Fighter V every chance he gets. Valentine’s Day will see the game’s latest update release and breathe even more life into Capcom’s content-rich fighting game. All of the characters, costumes, stages, and modes included in the last two editions of SFV will come along for the ride. Along with a much-needed balance update that will (hopefully) strengthen the game’s weaker roster members, SFV: Champion Edition will widen each character’s move set with the addition of a secondary V-Skill. Street Fighter III’s Gill will also be a part of Champion Edition’s massive content suite, so there’s a ton of additional content and gameplay changes to look forward to for SFV in 2020.

Buy Street Fighter V: Champion Edition here.


Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]

VideoVideo related to all upcoming fighting games of 20202019-11-02T03:06:48-04:00

Developer: French Bread
Publisher: Aksys Games
Platform: PS4
Release Date: February 20

One of the best anime fighting games on the FGC scene is getting the update treatment once again. The trope of these types of fighting game updates getting weird names is kept intact, to no one’s surprise. Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] further refines its complex gameplay systems, balances its eccentric roster and even brings a new playable character into the fold. That new fighter is Londrekia, a powerful staff wielder who’s capable of utilizing ice-based abilities. Along with a host of gameplay balances and adjustments, this update will also bring with it extra costume color schemes and an expanded gallery mode. This new version of Under Night In-Birth looks to keep moving the series along in interesting ways.

Buy Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] here.


One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows

VideoVideo related to all upcoming fighting games of 20202019-11-02T03:06:48-04:00

Developer: Spike Chunsoft
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: February 28

The bald savior known for blasting foes with a single strike is finally starring in a major console game. And it just so happens to be an anime fighter. Par for the course when it comes to games based on popular anime, right? One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is a team-based brawler featuring a huge gathering of the manga’s finest heroes and ruthless villains. You’ll also get to throw your self into the superpowered fray with a custom character who sets out on their very own world-saving adventure. As you take on powerful foes, you’ll need to hold the fort as you wait on oncoming heroes to give you a helping hand. Adaptive events change the course of battle, flashy specials are dished out constantly and the all-powerful Saitama can dish out KO’s with just one punch. Sounds pretty cool, huh?

Buy One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows here.


Granblue Fantasy: Versus

Granblue Fantasy: Versus – RPG Mode TrailerGranblue Fantasy: Versus is coming to North America for PlayStation 4 on March 3, 2020! http://www.granbluefantasyvs.com In Granblue Fantasy: Versus, power, skill, and spirit collide in a quest to find the true champion of the sky. Players can take on AI opponents or fight against human opponents in local or online two-player matches. Japan’s megahit RPG, Granblue Fantasy has topped the charts, charming players across the globe with a plethora of lovable characters and story-driven mechanics. Now, ARC SYSTEM WORKS and Cygames are teaming up to bring the universe to home console in an action-packed head-to-head fighter. Featuring a colorful cast of their most popular “crewmembers,” each with a unique fighting style that is easy to learn but hard to master, Granblue Fantasy: Versus will appeal to fans of Granblue lore and fighting games alike.2020-03-01T17:16:46Z

Developer: Arc System Works
Publisher: Xseed Games
Platforms: PS4, PC
Release Dates: March 3 (PS4), March 13 (PC – Steam)

Cygames’ mobile RPG game, Granblue Fantasy, has been a certified smash hit since its release in 2014. Japanese and American fans alike have become enamored with the game’s fantastical world full of swords, shields, and magic. Come 2019, the Granblue Fantasy universe will expand beyond the mobile and anime worlds it inhabits. PlatinumGames is hard at work on a console action RPG for the franchise, while Arc System Works is set to produce something a bit more up their alley.

Granblue Fantasy: Versus is a wonderfully animated fighting game that pits the mobile RPG’s greatest warriors against each other. The minds behind Guilty Gear and BlazBlue are making sure that this upcoming fighter embraces the very best parts of the Granblue Fantasy franchise. You can look forward to dishing out flashy specials and super combos in a medieval fantasy realm with character faves such as Gran, Katalina, Charlotta, Lancelot, Ferry, etc.

Buy Granblue Fantasy: Versus here.


My Hero One’s Justice 2

MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE 2 – Launch TrailerPush your quirks beyond their limits and fight for your justice in #MyHeroOnesJustice2! Prepare to go PLUS ULTRA with #Deku, #ALLMIGHT, and the rest of the students & staff of UA High or team up with the villains and watch the heroes fall… MY HERO ONE'S JUSTICE 2 is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Steam, and Nintendo Switch! Order your copy today: https://bandainam.co/MHOJ2 Follow Bandai Namco Entertainment: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bandainamcous/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS/ Tumblr: http://bandainamcous.tumblr.com/ Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/bandainamcous2020-03-13T14:00:24Z

Developer: Byking
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release Date: March 13

The young heroes of Class 1-A surely have their work cut out for them. All for One’s inspired villain population is up to no good, so it’s up to those who follow All Might’s example to thwart their evil efforts. My Hero One’s Justice 2 is the follow-up to the 2018 predecessor and looks to go “Plus Ultra” for series’ fanatics. Along with a collection of newly added battlefields inspired by the anime/manga, this arena fighter features several fan-favorite newcomers. You can look forward to playing with the cast from the first game alongside Overhaul, Nejire Hado, Tamaki Amajiki, Mirio Togata, Mina Ashido, and even Minoru Mineta. The never-ending clash between My Hero Academia’s heroes and villains continues on!

Buy My Hero One’s Justice 2 here.


Aerial Raver

Aerial Raver Early Access Trailer – Launches March 25th!Come Join the Rave on March 25: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1046350/Aerial_Raver/ Join the Discord and say whats up: discord.gg/rrNaEN42020-03-25T16:57:18Z

Developer: Meteo Games Inc.
Publisher: Meteo Games Inc.
Platform: PC
Release Date: March 25

The developers behind Aerial Raver have a great appreciation for 90s fighting games. That inspiration is easy to see if you take note of this game’s mechanics – combos here are big and flashy in execution and the number of hits landed by your custom brawler. Aerial Raver isn’t your typical one-on-one fighting game, however. You attempt to complete a huge array of dizzying combo challenges via missions of varying difficulty. The action on display within this indie fighter look, sound, and feel like the old arcade classics of old that soaked up all of your quarters. It’s time to brutalize that Sentinal lookalike and pull off the flashiest air combos of all time.

Pick up a Steam gift card here if you’re looking to start playing Aerial Raver on PC.


Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxiboost ON

MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON – Launch Trailer⚠️ All Mobile Suit pilots: report to your station! ⚠️ 183 #MobileSuit units are yours to command in MOBILE SUIT #GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON! Available now only on #PS4! Tell us in the comments which Suit you'll be piloting! https://bandainam.co/MBON Follow Bandai Namco Entertainment: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bandainamcous/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS/ Tumblr: http://bandainamcous.tumblr.com/ Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/bandainamcous2020-07-30T14:00:02Z

Developer: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platform: PS4
Release Date: July 30

The Gundam universe is home to an overwhelming array of Mobile Suits from a bevy of animated works within the franchise. Fans got to hop into most of those iconic mechs in 2017’s Gundam Versus and now they’ll get to compete in even more intense multi-Mobile Suit battles in Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxiboost ON. The popular Japanese arcade brawler is finally releasing worldwide and bringing its brand of 2v2 arena battles to Gundam fans everywhere. What makes the skirmishes within this anime battler so engrossing is its focus on the “EX Burst System,” which boosts the power of you and your Mobile Suit ally immensely. It’s time to take part in another Gundam war in 2020.

Buy a PSN Gift Card here so you can digitally purchase Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxiboost ON.


Fight Crab

Fight Crab Launch Trailer – Steam ver.2020.07.30 on Steam https://store.steampowered.com/app/1213750/_Fight_Crab/2020-07-29T15:20:56Z

Developer: Calappa Games
Publisher: PLAYISM
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC
Release Dates: July 30 (PC), September 15 (Nintendo Switch)

Pissed off crabs doing battle with katanas, nunchakus, hammers, and drills is actually a thing you can play? Yep, and it’s all thanks to the creatives at Calappa Games. Fight Crab is such a weird concept for a fighter, but it’s strangely engrossing gameplay and unbridled mayhem make it worth a look. The game’s open arenas allow for crabs of all shapes and sizes to tear down everything around them while they come to blows. The huge array of weapons you can equip to your rampaging sea creature are seemingly endless, so there’s plenty of fun to be had while you pull out all the stops to claim victory. Fight Crab will grab you with its pincers and never let go.

Buy a Nintendo eShop Gift Card here so you can digitally purchase Fight Crab.

Pick up a Steam gift card here if you’re looking to start playing Fight Crab on PC.


EA Sports UFC 4

UFC 4 Official Career Mode TrailerPre-order UFC 4 now and get bonus fighters Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua: http://x.ea.com/ufc4/ytc-preorder Whether it’s inside or outside the octagon, every move matters in your pursuit of becoming the undisputed champion in EA SPORTS™ UFC 4. The overhauled career mode experience gives you all new tools to put yourself in the journey from unknown amateur to UFC superstar. Using the all new Fighter Evolution feature, watch your character grow based on the disciplines they use in training or bouts. If you're a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu artist who trained for his black-belt from childhood or a devastating boxer who spent their youth in backyard contests, your experience shapes your skill-set. Control over your career reaches an all-new peak this year, with meaningful relationship building options and more control in career paths. The fights, the weight classes, and the rivals you’ll make are all up to you. #UFC4 #CareerMode #GameModes Follow EA Sports UFC IG: http://instagram.com/easportsufc Twitter: http://twitter.com/easportsufc Facebook: http://facebook.com/easportsufc2020-07-30T15:00:12Z

Developer: EA Canada
Publisher: EA Sports
Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One
Release Date: August 14

The octagon is open for digital beatdowns once again. The biggest MMA league in the world is ready to deliver another quality simulation to its fans with EA Sports UFC 4, which is coming with all the bells and whistles players have come to expect. Over on the new features front, UFC 4 is introducing a fighter evolution mechanic and a Relationship Building element in order to build up Career Mode even more. Along with new fighters (such as the inclusion of boxers Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua), UFC 4 is throwing in some fantastical arenas that embrace the zaniness of video games. This MMA sim still retains all of the standup/ground action that players have mastered up until this point and improves upon it to deliver the most fulfilling Octagon experience on consoles.

Buy EA Sports UFC 4 here.


WWE 2K Battlegrounds

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Developer: Saber Interactive
Publisher: 2K Games
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Google Stadia
Release Date: September 18

The disappointment that is WWE 2K20 has thankfully been abandoned for something far more unique. WWE’s next foray into the digital squared circle will adopt a more arcade-like feel and feature larger-than-life interpretations of WWE Superstars. WWE 2K Battlegrounds is an over-the-top brawler that pits current-day wrestlers against past legends in fantasy arenas. Strikes, grapples and signature moves are dished out in a more fantastical fashion that’s reminiscent of WWE All Stars. Playable wrestlers include John Cena, The Rock, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, etc. This fall, the WWE brand is going full NBA Jam style and we’re certainly here for it.

Buy WWE 2K Battlegrounds here.


Bounty Battle

Bounty Battle – Roster TrailerFind out more about Bounty Battle here: https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/bounty-battle-switch/ Bounty Battle Steam page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/860900/Bounty_Battle/ Enter the ultimate Indie Brawler with your favorite Indie heroes. Bounty Battle is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch July 16th. Bounty Battle is the ultimate indie fighting game: a new 2D fighter, where you can pit your favorite Indie heroes against one another! Indie heroes from games like Guacamelee! Dead Cells, Darkest Dungeon Owlboy & more battle it out in this fighter frenzy. Bounty Battle features over 30 fighters from over 20 different Indie games! Each fighter comes with their own Minion companion and unique abilities. Battle across levels inspired from the fighters’ native game worlds with up to 3 other players. Features: • A host of game modes including a Tournament, Versus, Challenge Mode, Tutorial and Training Room to perfect your style • 30 characters from your favourite Indie titles each with their own move set and special attacks • Each fighter has their very own minion to summon and join the fight • 16 different arenas to battle on – some plucked from the worlds of their fighters • Multiple colour and palette swap options to fight in style!2020-06-17T14:06:53Z

Developer: Dark Screen Games
Publisher: Merge Games
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release Date: TBA

Bounty Battle is an indie gaming fans’ dream come true. Its roster mainly consists of an onslaught of indie characters who’ve been made famous by games such as Guacamelee!, Dead Cells, Darkest Dungeon, Owlboy, Axiom Verge, etc. Up to three players can face off on a 2D plane and utilize their best combos and special powers. Plus they can call upon powerful minions who add an extra layer of strategy and mayhem to each scuffle. 10+ arenas will be available from the start and contain all of your wild battles against gaming’s most beloved indie darlings. Bounty Battle embraces the zany nature of Super Smash Bros. and gives its indie characters their own battlefields to hash out their issues on.

Buy a PSN Gift Card here so you can digitally purchase Bounty Battle.

Buy an Xbox Gift Card here so you can digitally purchase Bounty Battle.

Buy a Nintendo eShop Gift Card here so you can digitally purchase Bounty Battle.

Pick up a Steam gift card here if you’re looking to start playing Bounty Battle on PC.


RetroMania Wrestling

RetroMania Wrestling – Trailer (2020 SGO Sports Showcase)This is the music video for the theme song Retromania Wrestling written and performed by Megaran. RetroMania Wrestling is the official sequel to WWF WrestleFest, the arcade hit from 1991. For more information on RetroMania Wrestling: http://www.retromaniawrestling.com/ Follow RetroMania Wrestling on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retrosoftstu… Twitter: https://twitter.com/retrosoftstudio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retrosoftst… You can pre-order RetroMania Wrestling right now for Steam and Nintendo Switch: http://www.retromaniawrestling.com/preorder.html2020-06-12T19:00:47Z

Developer: Retrosoft Studios
Publisher: Retrosoft Studios
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release Date: TBA

If you’re an old school wrestling head that practically lived in the arcades during its heyday, then you most likely spent plenty of quarters on WWF Wrestlefest. Retrosoft Studios has a soft spot in its heart for that classic in-ring brawler, which is why they’ve opted to produce an official sequel to that game. Enter RetroMania Wrestling, a throwback to simplistic yet wholly engaging wrestling games. Real-world wrestlers that hail from the indy scene and present-day NWA are joined by recognizable Hall of Famers within this retro wrestling experience. RetroMania Wrestling’s easy to pick up and play combat mechanics should do enough to make you and your fellow wrestling fans appreciate its nods to the good old days.

Buy a PSN Gift Card here so you can digitally purchase RetroMania Wrestling.

Buy an Xbox Gift Card here so you can digitally purchase RetroMania Wrestling.

Buy a Nintendo eShop Gift Card here so you can digitally purchase RetroMania Wrestling.

Pick up a Steam gift card here if you’re looking to start playing RetroMania Wrestling on PC.


Metal Revolution

Mike Lee VS Miyamoto Ren (BETA Gameplay)This is an extremely rare high-level gameplay footage from our dev team. Maybe you even can learn a thing or two from watching it! Want to join the BETA on Steam? Join our Discord to claim a key: https://discord.gg/aEUQkj6 Follow us on social for more info: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mtl_Revolution Discord: https://discord.gg/metalrevolution Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetalRevolutionGame Also, be sure to check out our Studio's page for news and info about Metal Revolution and the other games NEXT Studios is working on! Twitter: https://twitter.com/NEXTStudios Discord: https://discord.gg/next-studios Don't forget to add the game into your wishlist on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/994560/Metal_Revolution/2020-01-09T11:39:20Z

Developer: NEXT Studios
Publisher: NEXT Studios
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release Date: TBA

The developers behind Metal Revolution may be embracing a more minimalist control scheme, but that doesn’t mean its robot brawler will be a braindead brawler. This fast-paced fighter gives players the freedom to get as creative as possible with each robotic combatant on the roster. The visual sheen is extra clean, which helps the chaotic and extra flashy combos and super moves look all the more mind-blowing in action. Metal Revolution’s fast and furious combat looks like it’ll result in the FGC getting another title to throw their massive support behind.


And here’s a few fighting games that were released years prior, but are now making their way to certain consoles for the first time in 2020:

Samurai Shodown (2019) (Nintendo Switch, PC): February 25 (Nintendo Switch), June 11 (PC)
Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe (Nintendo Switch): March 26
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto (Nintendo Switch): April 24
SNK Gals’ Fighters (Nintendo Switch): April 29
Shaolin vs Wutang (Xbox One): May 20
Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC): June 11 (PC – Epic Games Store), June 18 (PC – Steam), July 28 (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
Fight of Gods (PS4): July 16
King of Fighters R-2 (Nintendo Switch): August 7
Samurai Shodown! 2 (Nintendo Switch): August 7
Jump Force Deluxe Edition (Nintendo Switch): August 28
Boreal Blade (PC): TBA
Breakers Collection (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC): TBA
Super Slime Arena (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch): TBA
GUTS (PS4, Xbox One): TBA
Fight of Gods (PS4): TBA

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