Fighting Game News – SFIV, KOF XII, BlazBlue…
We’ve been hearing about the pending release of this game for a while, so it’s great to see that King of Fighters XII finally get an official release date for both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. We were initially told that the fighting game would be ready for the summer, but now we know that the official release date is July 28. That’s only a few days away! [KOF12]
If you happen to be over at Comic-Con, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up some special edition Mad Catz Street Fighter IV tournament Fight Sticks with limited edition artwork. There are only going to be 500 units in all and they’ll sell for $179.99. The artwork is meant to mirror the scar on Sagat’s chest. FightPads will also be available for $49.99. [Crunchgear]
Speaking of Mad Catz fighting game controllers, you can get equivalent versions without the Street Fighter art too. Find them on Play-Asia for $150. [Gizmodo]
While we’re on the subject of Street Fighter IV, the PC version has hit the primetime and the modders have taken to it like a fat kid on candy. They’re creating custom costumes and swapping move sets at will. So confusing.
Want to take a path off the beaten path? From the same guys that brought us Guilty Gear comes BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. The overall reviews have been reasonably positive, citing the terrific artwork and fast-paced gameplay, but the game isn’t without its faults. [Kotaku]
The Summer of Xbox Live Arcade kicked off earlier this week with ‘Splosion Man, but fighting game freaks will be able to get their fix early next week when Marvel vs. Capcom 2 launches on the Xbox 360’s XBLA. That’s for July 29. PlayStation 3 owners will have to wait a little to get their nostalgic tag-team action fix, since the game hits PSN on July 30th. [TechShout]
Midway has seen brighter days, but at least the near-bankrupt company is going to stay alive under the Warner Bros. banner. The movie studio has snatched up all rights to Mortal Kombat so that Midway can stay alive. On a related note, they’re making a third Mortal Kombat movie too. [Kotaku and Slashfilm]