Big Week for Fighting Game Fans
Something old, something new. Something borrowed and something blue. It seems that all the fighting game fans in the audience have a little something to be excited about this week, because we’re seeing the much-anticipated release of two hot fighting games.
We’ve been looking forward to King of Fighters XII for quite some time, especially since we saw the incredible hand-drawn graphics. It really could be the most beautiful 2D fighting game of all-time (or Street Fighter IV) and it won a whole whack of awards during its showing at E3 2009 in Los Angeles last month. And now King of Fighters XII has hit the retail shelves for your fighting game pleasure.
As great as the game may look, KOF XII is apparently not without its faults. We already know that the roster does not include the Mai “Me Bouncy” Shiranui, but it turns out that they crippled Iori too. He doesn’t have his fireball anymore and he doesn’t have that triple QCB combo move either. It’s just a series of “scratching moves,” according to early reviews. Further still, King of Fighters XII is buggy and lacking in story. Shame.
Heading over to Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) on the Xbox 360, we find the release of Marvel vs. Capcom 2. It’ll be heading to the PlayStation Network (PSN) on the PlayStation 3 first thing tomorrow morning, which is only a few hours away. The full roster is here, so you don’t have to go through the trouble of unlocking everyone. Feel like pitting Zangief against the Hulk? Ryu against Wolverine? Spider-Man against Mega Man? It’s all there.
And you’ve got a hip hop mixtape on the way too. Sweet. Marvel vs. Capcom costs $15 on PSN and 1200 MS Points on XBLA.