Fantasy Strike

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix lead designer David Sirlin is releasing his own fighting game – Fantasy Strike – on 25th July on the Switch eShop and multiple other platforms. The game will be priced at $29.99 USD / €32.99 / £28.99. We last heard about this title during the Nindies Showcase in March 2018.

This fighter is set in a world where "fantasy meets martial arts" and promises to cater to hardcore fans of the genre as well as newcomers. It features an arcade mode, a boss rush mode, ranked mode (featuring tournaments and 3-on-3 team battles), four survival modes, a daily challenge mode and the usual local and online versus – including GGPO networking technology, for a "fast and responsive" experience online. This is what Sirlin had to say about it:

“Online play is so important to fighting games that we’re trying to push the genre forward here. Part of that is on our technical implementation of networking which somehow allows me, in California, to play my friend in Tokyo and have it feel totally responsive and smooth. The other part is modernizing the genre conventions for user interface so it’s just a single click to challenge a friend online and a single click to watch any friend’s match."

Fantasy Strike will also include a number of innovations, "never seen" in any other fighting game before. Here's more information, directly from the PR:

A visual display of “frame advantage.” These graphical effects communicate which player will recover first after every hit and in how much time. Fantasy Strike also goes the extra mile to get everyone thinking strategically by including, inside the game itself, in-depth tutorial videos for all ten characters narrated by game director David Sirlin.

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