Top 5 New Fighting Games Of 2020

If you’re into the fighting genre, there are already some great titles you’ll want to keep an eye out for. Below we are going to list some of our most anticipated video fighting games that will launch this year. Likewise, you’ll want to go back as we’ll continue to update this list when new, exciting video games are announced.

1: Granblue Fantasy Versus

  • Developer: System Works 
  • Publisher: Lisanilssonart Games 
  • Platforms: PS4 
  • Release: 2020
  • Cooperative: N /A 
  • Competitive multiplayer: Yes

Granblue Fantasy Versus is the next installment in the Granblue Fantasy series which debuted in 2014. It is a 2.5D fighting game but the Arc System Works development studio hopes that the overall combat experience of the new arrivals will be easier to understand. So far we know that the development studio provides a feature called Skybound Arts. 

It is basically a powerful movement that can be operated with the push of a single button. However, after its use, there is a recharging period. Now that cooldown can actually speed up if players perform more impressive combo attacks against their opponent, while the Skybound Arts is a nice tool to have if you’re new to the fighting game scene, there is some incentive to learn the most complicated combinations of movements in the game. 

Outside of traditional multiplayer and combat game modes, Arc System Works will include a campaign. This campaign mode is quite different because it is a beat ’em up style side scrolling. Players will face a multitude of different enemies as they progress through the level while taking on bosses.

2: Metal Revolution

  • Developer: NEXT Studios 
  • Publisher: NEXT Studios 
  • Platforms: PC 
  • Out: TBA 
  • Cooperative: N/A
  • Competitive: Yes

Metal Revolution is a new IP from NEXT Studios. This is a fast-paced fighting game that relies less on complicated button combinations to keep players having fun during fights. As a result, this can be a great title for those new to fighting games, especially if the thought of remembering all the button combinations to perform big moves has taken them away from the genre before.

 With a simplistic control system, players will fight against AI or other online players while using a cast of Android characters. Each character has their own unique style and movement, but due to the simple control system, you shouldn’t just be able to figure out how to land devastating blows against your opponent or even deal damage while defending. 

Likewise, it looks like each character will have their own unique ultimate that players can trigger to end your opponent, much like the Fatality system in Mortal Kombat. Currently, this cyberpunk fighting game is expected to launch at some point in 2020.

3:  King of Fighters XV

  • Developer: SNK 
  • Publisher: SNK
  • Platforms: TBA 
  • Release: 2020 
  • Cooperative: TBA 
  • Competitive multiplayer: Yes

The King of Fighters franchise will receive a new episode in 2020. Known as The King of Fighters XV, this episode was first teased in 2018 and since it was first announced the release date remains at some point in 2020. Here’s the thing, nothing has really been shown for this title yet.

 We had a simple trailer featuring the title, but it’s a long-standing franchise, so if you know what to expect. This series was first released in 1994 and has grown over the years on multiple platforms. Overall, the game’s story follows a large cast of SNK characters who will enter a tournament such as characters from Art of Fighting and Fatal Fury. Although

4: One Punch Man

  • Developer: Spike Chunsoft 
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO 
  • Out: TBA
  • Cooperative: N / A
  • Competitive: Yes

One Punch Man is a wacky and popular animated series. Overall, the show is based on a variety of heroes who stop enemies around the world. However, one hero stands out above the rest, Saitama. With his ability to stop any enemy with a single punch, the hero is essentially unstoppable. Now a new fighting game is in the works by developer Spike Chunsoft.

 In One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows, players will find a 3V3 fighter with a variety of characters featured in the One Punch Man franchise such as Genos, Hellish Blizzard, Mumen Rider, Speed-o’-sound Sonic and of course the main one. 

Hero, Saitama. It looks like players will fight the enemy with their selected heroes while they wait for Saitama to reach the area in order to deliver the final punch. Sadly, that’s all we know about the game so far.

5: Tekken X Street Fighter 

  • Developer: Bandai Namco Studios 
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment 
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO 
  • Out: TBA
  • Cooperative: N / A 
  • Competitive multiplayer: Yes

Tekken X Street Fighter was first announced in 2010 at Comic-Con in San Diego. All in all, this is a game that would feature a cross between two major fighting video game franchises, Tekken and Street Fighter for an ultimate 3D fighting video game title. Originally, the title was supposed to launch for the latest generation consoles, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but it has since moved on to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

 Sadly, this game got stuck in development hell. We knew the game was in the works over the years, but we haven’t seen any new details about the game for a little while now. In fact, earlier this year, Bandai Namco producer Katsuhiro Harada said he would still like to see the game released, but was not sure there is a path that would allow him to get started on the game. 

Both from a logical and business point of view. This game may never be released, but hopefully 2020 may see the title launch in the market. If not, we might get a new status update for this game.

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