Is 2015 the year of the fighting game? Maybe. Last year we had to give our award to Smash Bros because it was the only new big fighting game to release, but this year there’s going to be a ton. While my heart is set on Mortal Kombat X and Geoff keeps shouting at us about Street Fighter V, Bandai Namco is also promising something big.
Tekken already had a convoluted storyline. But this new opening cinematic shows off more than hot moves – we get a glimpse into more of the backstory. It still makes no sense, but it’s sorta fun to watch.
The eruption of battle is quite something; I love how heated things get. Oh that’s it, I’m out of fire puns. The last embers of my wit have been snuffed out.
I like the revival of all these fighting games. It’s been a while since we had so many all at once. I remember spending far too many hours playing Mortal Kombat, as well as Tekken Tag. I was never good enough at Street Fighter though – that’s definitely Geoff’s area of expertise and not mine. Still, it’s cool to see the whole range all at once; it highlights their differences instead of all merging into one mess of a genre.
Which franchise grabbed you the most? I’m primarily a Mortal Kombat fighter – I have been ever since Mortal Kombat II in the SNES days. But Tekken has been entertaining and has the worst movie ever made. It’s so hard to choose, I suppose they’ll have to battle it out for our wallets.
Last Updated: February 10, 2015