With 2018 being such a great year for fighting games, giving us games like Smash Ultimate, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Soul Calibur VI and Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, its a tough act to follow for fighting games coming out in 2019. The good new is, by the looks of it there are some incredible fighting games on the way for 2019, some of which aren’t too far away. Here are some of the best fighting games to look forward to in 2019.Check out also our best figthing games ever made.
Mortal Kombat 11:
With a pending release of April 23rd, Netherrealm looks like it hit the ball out of the park with this one. It not only has some of the best graphics seen in a Mortal Kombat game to date, but there are a ton of tweaks and improvements planned, such as an overhaul of the Fatality system, as well as character customization and a strong emphasis on online play and the eSports scene. While it is still a few months off, it looks like it will certainly be a solid entry in the MK franchise.
While it isn’t the first time the concept of throwing a bunch of anime heroes and villains into an all out brawl has been toyed around with, Jump Force looks like it might have finally perfected the formula. With a release date of February 15th, Jump Force looks like its a must get for any anime fighting game fan, or any anime fan in general. Jump Force is an arena based fighter, though that’s not to say it doesn’t have its own fighting game engine for complex combos outside of just press punch a bunch of times. Not only can you play as various heroes and villains such as Goku, Naruto, Freiza, Ryuk, and even Yami-Yugi, you also have the option of making your own custom anime hero to play through the story mode with. Overall, it’s definitely something worth picking up, especially with the release date so close that it’ll likely be out by the time this article posts.
While Fantasy Strike is playable in early access, it’s full release isn’t scheduled until sometime in the first quarter of 2019. Fantasy Strike has a colorful cast of characters, including one who uses a literal rainbow paint brush to attack, and has a crisp cell shaded art style that makes it just really fun to watch. The most interesting part about Fantasy Strike, however, is that unlike most competitive fighters, it doesn’t rely on complex button inputs or crazy feats of manual dexterity to pull off insane specials. Fantasy Strike is geared more towards newcomers to the genre, replacing focus on those crazy inputs like Gese Howard’s Raging Storm for focusing more on mind games and an emphasis on learning spacing. That’s not to say you can’t pull off some sick combos and lock downs, but your hands won’t be in quite as many knots by the end of it all.
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