Everybody had played a fighting game at least once in a lifetime. Where the player-controlled character fights against an enemy in a special arena. The player has access to various strikes, fighting techniques, combos, weapons, and objects, as well as special attacks that are activated using key combinations or sequential pressing of certain buttons.
This article presents the most anticipated and interesting PC and console fighting games that are coming out at the end of 2020, as well as from 2021 to 2022.
This game is a historical side-view fighting game. The game is rather unusual, as it is focused on a realistic representation of duels using melee weapons. A kind of fencing simulator. This effect is achieved through a well-thought-out physics and animation system: the game uses materials that were obtained using motion capture during real duels between people.
The game also has beautiful graphics and interesting surroundings. The player will be able to plunge into the 17th century, at the time of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, and try himself as a Zaporozhian Cossack, Polish gentry, or another character. From weapons will be available sabers, epees, swords and other types of blades. Hellish Quart is one of the most realistic upcoming fighting games.
Override 2: Super Mech League
Override 2: Super Mech League is a third-person sequel to the online fighting game on giant robots. The player is allowed to become a pilot of a real combat robot and fight in arenas around the world, moving up the career ladder among other players.
The game takes place seven years after the defeat of the invading Zenotypes. Now, instead of protecting humanity, giant robots entertain the crowd in the arenas.
There are 20 different machines to choose from, with their characteristics, skills, and abilities. The player can try several game modes: from ordinary 1v1 duels to the “every man for himself” mode.
Guilty Gear: Strive
A new part of the famous Guilty Gear series, created and developed by game designer Daisuke Ishiwatari and the Japanese company Arc System Works. The game takes place in the world of the future, in which people have learned to change living organisms using magic, granting them new abilities and turning them into perfect weapons of war. These creatures are called Gears.
Players will take part in dynamic battles, controlling one of the available warriors. Each has its fighting style, skills, special attacks, and combo attacks. Moreover, many characters have different types of weapons available.
Duels are held in special arenas. The duration of each fight is limited. The winner is the one who survives the fight or has more health by the end of the match.
Guilty Gear: Strive is one of the upcoming fighting games for PS4, PS5, and PC.
The King of Fighters Awaken
Unlike previous parts of the game, the new part uses 3D-models of fighters, similar to the characters from the KoF: Maximum Impact series. However, the battle arena has remained two-dimensional and has the same mechanics as in previous parts of the game. New systems in Max mode allow players to access special moves. To activate, the power indicator bar must be filled to the maximum.
Using three bars of the power bar can allow players to use Climax Desperation Moves. Some characters get new hits like Climax DM, while others get Neo Max instead.
This game uses characters from the popular MOBA League of Legends. Developed by Riot Games. The game belongs to the 2.5D genre, that is, like KoF XV, 3D characters will fight in 2D arenas.
Developers by Project L, in their work, are inspired by games such as the Street General Fighter V and Mortal Kombat 11. Game action will take place in the universe of Runeterra, which is already familiar to fans of LoL.
Riot Games is planning to turn the fighting game into a serious esports game. Project L is at an early stage of development, so the product doesn't have a real name yet.
Die by the blade
It is about the bottom line of the future fighting games for Xbox One, PC, and PS4. According to the developers, creating this game, they were inspired by the classic series Bushido Blade and Way of the Samurai. The project is being created on the Unreal Engine, the release on PC is scheduled for 2020. Grindstone promises to take the best of classic samurai games and cross it all with the popular features of modern fighting games.
Among the features, there is a great emphasis on characters. Players will be able to control various heroes, learn new fighting styles. A complex development system is provided – you will need to unlock new items and equip a fighter with them. So the player will be able not only to improve his results but also to emphasize his high level among other players. Various clothing options will also be available, and an adventure mode will be added as a DLC in the future.
Valkyrie of Phantasm
An action-adventure fighting game created by the Japanese studio Area Zero (developed by Touhou Sky Arena). Built for air combat. The player will have to control the flying heroine, and dodge bullets and missiles, maneuvering or using spells. Despite its seemingly boring gameplay, the game offers a very dynamic scenario and features attractive environments and manga-style effects.
Metal Revolution – a fighting game in the cyberpunk setting, which the authors of the Chinese studio the NEXT Studios positioned innovatively. This is explained by the specific gameplay. Even beginners will be able to use complex combo attacks using simple control schemes and a unique blocking scheme of the enemy's attacks with the transition from defense to counterattack.
Several modes are available in the game: from the arena with a rating table to classic local and arcade battles. Also, the developers intend to constantly add new content to the game: arenas, characters, and battle modes, including storyline.
Phantom Breaker: Omnia
The Phantom Breaker: Omnia is a new anime fighting game, developed by MAGES Inc for PC. The entire environment in the game belongs to the anime style.
According to the story of the game, a mysterious person known as the Ghost appeared in Tokyo. He manipulates teenagers and endows them with magical powers to fight each other. In return, he promises them the fulfillment of any desires, if only they, of course, survive.
The game features 20 unique characters. Each has its characteristics, strengths and weaknesses, fighting style, and combo attacks. The player will be able to try any of them.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood
Werewolf: The Apocalypse is one of the upcoming fighting games. This is an adaptation of the board game of the same name, which takes place in the World of Darkness universe. The protagonist of The Apocalypse is a werewolf named Garou, a member of a werewolf clan who is trying to stop the impending apocalypse on Earth. Garou is an exile, but he nonetheless returns to the clan to help his son.
The player expects a dynamic role-playing action game in which he will control a powerful werewolf with a number of features. In particular, Garou, filling the scale of anger, knows how to transform into a fierce 20-foot monster. In this form, he inflicts colossal damage to enemies. However, at the same time, he becomes almost insane, since he can even attack allies. Of course, it is not necessary to use this feature, but it can help out in a difficult situation.
Otherwise, The Apocalypse is a classic PRG in the world of dark fantasy, with many heroes, a large open world, and its secrets.
Take your time and stay tuned for updates on those awesome upcoming fighting games!