EVO 2022 is taking place this weekend, and as part of this fighting game celebration, various companies have been announcing all sorts of related news. This includes plenty of news related to the Nintendo Switch.
Here’s what’s been revealed so far. If there’s more, we’ll be sure to add it to this round up. Enjoy!
Skullgirls – New DLC fighter announced
Skullgirls is celebrating its 10th anniversary, wow! To mark this special milestone – the game is getting a 4th character in Season Pass 1. Marie will be joining Annie, Umbrella and Black Dahlia. The team behind Skullgirls also announced Skullgirls Mobile, coming next year.
Pocket Bravery announced for Switch
Pocket Bravery is a 2D pixel-themed fighter inspired by ’90s classics like Street Fighter and The King of Fighters, while also drawing on the influence of fighters from the Neo Geo Pocket Color generation. It’s got a focus on “high level players” and features to teach beginners how to develop and evolve.
There are kick and punch commands, traditional commands from popular fighting games, and all sorts of special moves. Each character has an element as well – allowing them to execute elemental attacks, which unlock new offensive and defensive possibilities. Expect it to arrive in “early 2023” on the Switch and multiple other platforms. Source: Gematsu
Blazing Strike delayed to Spring 2023
Aksys Games and developer RareBreed have announced Blazing Strike has been pushed back to Spring 2023 to help polish the overall experience. Crossplay might also be on the cards.
Alongside this announcement was a new trailer at EVO 2022:
Samurai Shodown adds rollback netcode, but not for Switch
SNK confirmed Samurai Shodown, originally released in 2019, will be getting rollback netcode for online around Spring 2023. The catch? It’ll be available on all platforms but the Nintendo Switch. Apparently “technical limitations” are to blame. Source: EventHubs
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 cabinet revealed
Arcade1Up will be adding a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 cabinet to its home arcade line. It’ll include a total of eight games, and pre-orders for the cabinet (with a light-up marquee) will open on 8th September 2022 for $599.99 USD. The cabinet will feature crossplay with certain other cabinets, depending on the game, and will also support online play.
Here are the games included:
- Marvel vs Capcom 2™
- Marvel vs Capcom™
- Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter™
- X-Men vs Street Fighter™
- Marvel Super Heroes™
- X-Men: Children of the ATOM™
- X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse™
- Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems™
Melty Blood: Type Lumina – Summer Update, New DLC fighters
The director of development for Melty Blood: Type Lumina has thanked fans for playing and detailed update 1.30 – which includes two new fighters: Neco-Arc and Mash Kyrielight. Take a look (thanks, Gematsu).
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl – New Fighter, Hugh Neutron
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl will be adding Hugh Neutron from Jimmy Neutron as a DLC fighter for $4.99 USD. Alternatively, he’s available in the Season Pass pack. See him in action in the showcase above.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is getting rollback netcode
While there are no plans for additional character DLC or balance adjustments, Dragon Ball FighterZ producer Tomoko Hiroki announced rollback netcode would be coming to the game. This feature will be rolled out for PC, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. There are plans to bring it to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 through upgrade paths. Unfortunately, there’s no mention of rollback netcode support for Switch at the moment.
SNK is making a new Fatal Fury / Garou: Mark of the Wolves game
After the King of Fighters 15 final at EVO 2022, SNK announced it had green-lit a new Fatal Fury / Garou: Mark of the Wolves game. The original game was released in 1999 for Neo Geo. Platforms and a release date have not been revealed.
Once again, we’ll add more Switch announcements if we hear anything else. What’s your highlight so far? Comment below.