The third iteration of the Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable kicks off on 21st March!
Starting at 3:00 pm JST - that's 6:00 am UK time, so make sure you've got your coffee - the live stream will feature members of Arc System Works, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Arika, SEGA, and SNK, who will discuss all things beat 'em up and eSports.
Hosted by Hameko, a prominent Japanese fighting game commentator, the event will host a number of prominent names from the fighting game scene:
- Arc System Works - Daisuke Ishiwatari (Guilty Gear series director), Akira Katano (director Guilty Gear Strive)
- Arika - Akira Nishitani (CEO and president, formerly worked on the Street Fighter series)
- Bandai Namco - Katsuhiro Harada (Chief producer of Tekken series)
- Capcom - Shuhei Matsumoto (Street Fighter V producer)
- SEGA - Seiji Aoki (Chief producer on Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown)
- SNK - Yasuyuki Oda (Producer at SNK)
You couldn't get any bigger names from the FGC here, really. There are never really any major announcements here, so don't expect any big Street Fighter 6 infodump or a follow-up to Arika's Fighting EX Layer Another Dash.
Still, there's bound to be something that fighting game fans will be interested in, and the official description mentions a “treasure appraisal project" that sure sounds intriguing. You can watch the stream over on the Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown YouTube channel, or on Twitch courtesy of Arc System Works.
Speaking of the masters of gorgeous anime visuals, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is getting a Switch port later this week. We reviewed the game, and while we lamented the lack of rollback netcode for the Switch release, we did love the art and combat.
Will you be tuning in to the stream? Let us know in the comments below, or better still, tell us what fighting games you want to see on the Switch!
[source t.co, via twitter.com]
Really cool to see. While we may not get much in terms of FGC news, it's STILL the visionaries of some of the best fighting games in the market meeting up.
@GsPandem it’s also cool to see these guys not viewing each other as rivals whose games are competing for an audience. The fighting game community really is such a melting pot.
I spend my days praying for a Guilty Gear Strive port for Switch.
A Switch port for King of Fighters XV would be just as great too.
So, actual "beat em ups" like Streets of Rage 4 or fighting games?
There's a difference between the two, and for some reason people in the UK refer too them as the same for some reason.
@russell-marlow These events cover fighting games not beat-em-ups.
Cool deal. I'm sure that'll be fun. 👍
@russell-marlow Those wonderful Brits have miss-mashed the two genres ever since the original Double Dragon on NES, which has modes for both a beat'em and an arena fighter. Pffft, they could at least get with the times and call futball by its Murican name, soccer.
What a collection of pedigree talent! Love to see it.
For a brief moment when I saw that title, I thought that Project X Zone 3 had been announced, now with SNK characters. Can this please be a thing? God, I want X Zone 3 so badly.
As for the actual topic of the article, yeah, that's cool.
Question 1: Where is Tekken X Street Fighter?
@NotSoCryptic That was officially abandoned in 2016. However, some of the work they did was implemented in Akuma’s inclusion in Tekken 7.
Question 2: Where is Naruto GNT 5?
@Salnax Not telling me anything I don't already know. Thanks though.
The only few fighting game groups not invited were Koei Tecmo (Dead or Alive), Netherealm Studio (Mortal Kombat, Injustice), Rare (Killer Instinct), Konami (Lightning Legend: Daigo no Daibouken, Fighting Bujutsu, TMNT: Tournament Fighters), Interplay (ClayFighter), Sunsoft (Waku Waku 7), EA (Shaq Fu, Rabbit), Square Enix (Ehrgeiz, Tobal No., Dissidia, The Bouncer), and Data East (Karate Champ, Fighter's History).
I prefer ARMS get promoted to international tournament.
i love to see Dead or Alive 6/ 5 happen on Switch
@nilcam Yes, I know. I'm just pointing out the fact that the person who wrote the article used the term "beat em ups" to describe fighting games. It's in the second sentence.
@Magician Too be fair, "soccer" is the correct way to call European football.
The real fighting games like smash are not part of this... not interested!
@alexybubble Say, do you know of other titles that have similar combat gameplay like Project X Zone?
I know that it took inspiration from the NDS SRW OG titles, if not outright copying it over, but I do like that timing-based mechanism.
@russell-marlow Sorry! I thought you were legit asking.
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