Top Upcoming Fighting Video Games of 2018

The best upcoming fighting video games of 2018.

Note: Article was updated in March of 2018.

2018 is quickly approaching and with it will come a slew of new video game titles to look forward to playing. With that said, now’s a good time to start marking down what video games to keep an eye on when they officially launch next year. Let us lend a hand, in this list, in particular, we’re going over the top upcoming fighting video games launching in 2018.

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Developer: Arc System Works
  • Publisher: Arc System Works
  • Platforms: Switch, PS4, PC
  • Release: May 31, 2018

The BlazBlue franchise has been a strong fighting series over the years with the latest upcoming release being BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle by development studio, Arc System Works. This time around the video game will feature 2v2 battles with a tag-in system.

There are several fighting video game titles that feature a tag-team system where players are able to go into a fight with multiple characters. During the match players will be able to switch between characters on-the-go or automatically switch to their secondary character once their starter is knocked out.

You can expect a series of characters to return from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, along with RWBY. Unfortunately, there’s no specific release date attached to the video game quite yet other than developers stating the game will launch at some point in 2018.

Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Developer: Arc System Works
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Release: January 26, 2018
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO

Dragon Ball FighterZ is the next title to release within the Dragon Ball franchise. The video game is currently being developed by Arc System Works, who may be best known for their Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series.

The video game will have players choose three characters to fight and switch through during matches. However, for the story narrative, the game will follow a newly revived Android 16 and his army of androids that are designed to look like various characters.

While the video game is only stated to be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms, Bandai Namco has expressed the possibility of bringing out a Nintendo Switch platform release, that is if there are enough requests from fans.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
  • Developer: Capcom, Dimps
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Arcade
  • Release: January 16, 2018

Street Fighter V is already out right now for both the PlayStation 4 and PC platforms. However, if you’re looking to enjoy the video game at the arcade then you’re still currently waiting for the cabinets to arrive. Luckily, the arcade edition of the video game is slated to launch in 2018 with January 16, 2018 being the official release date in Japan.

While most of the game will remain intact, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will see an Arcade Mode, Extra Battle MODE, along with new V-Trigger moves.

Soulcalibur VI
  • Developer: Project Soul
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

It’s been over five years since we saw a major release for Soulcalibur, or stylized as Soulcalibur, but now we have its sixth installment launching sometime this year. The video game franchise has been iconic where players duke it out with 3D characters, most sporting a weapon.

Developers Project Soul along with publishers Bandai Namco Entertainment has stated that this upcoming Soulcalibur VI release will be set as a celebration of the franchise’s 20th anniversary. As for the story narrative, so far we know that the game will take place during the 16th century and revisit events that occurred in the first Soulcalibur video game, where secrets will be unveiled.

As expected, the game will also feature a nice cast filled with both returning characters and newcomers as well. Unfortunately, as of right now, there is no set release date on when we can expect this game to launch other than sometime this year.

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