The Fight Game Community has a small window when it comes to competitive games including Smash Bros, Street Fighter, Killer Instinct, and Injustice. It would be great to have a variety of games that will make a more open community giving more players a chance to make a name on the tournament scene. The 2017-18 year in FGC is getting a little bigger with the release of some upcoming titles.
Below are the three games that will be added to competitive gaming leading into 2018.
Dragon Ball Fighter Z (PS4, Xbox)
Since the announcement of the game at this year’s Electronic and Entertainment Expo (E3), fighting game and DBZ fans were excited to know they’re getting a 2D Dragon Ball game. It’s like someone took a blender and threw in a mix of Street Fighter V, Marvel Vs. Capcom and DBZ and created a colorful, action-packed game. The game is scheduled for release in 2018, but hopefully, a demo will be available before the year is out.
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite (PS4)
The MVC series has been around for a long time and has gotten better with each release. However, there were some issues surrounding this game including the graphics, as social media erupted with dislike over the looks of Devil May Cry character Dante and Street Fighter’s Chun-Li.
But if you can by-pass the looks, the gameplay is still fun, even though it would’ve been cool to have more of the originals back, but I digress. Just from the story demo, it will take some getting used to not having a third character on the team, but we’ll get used to it. MVCI will be released this September.
Pokken DX (Nintendo Switch)
Let’s be real for a second. We were excited when they mentioned a new Pokemon game, but we weren’t expecting a Pokken, let alone a rerelease. At this point in the Switch’s existence, we’ll take whatever we can get just to build the collection. The game is already featured in tournaments, but the rerelease will feature more Pokemon. That’s basically it for now, but we have to play and see how the new additions stack up.
Super Smash Bros. Switch
We are still waiting to receive word on the latest Super Smash Bros. title for the Switch. One thing’s for sure, I hope it won’t be another rerelease like Pokken or Mario Kart 8. The announcement for a new title was made during the Switch presentation earlier this year, but no new news was made available since then. While they’re in production, maybe there will be another ballot pick opening for new DLC characters. Fingers crossed.
There are more games coming out this year for the FGC community, but these three will be where the money is heading into next year tournaments.