Top Upcoming Fighting Video Games of 2017

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Nothing beats a good fighting-based video game. There is a wide assortment of fighting titles available in the market and everyone has their own specific tastes. From Street Fighter to Super Smash Bros. it’s all about competing against your friends.

As we move into 2017, we decided to look at some of our more anticipated fighting titles confirmed for a 2017 release. As always, we would love to know what upcoming video game titles set for release next year. Let us know by leaving us a comment down below.

 

Tekken 7

Developer: Bandai Namco Studios
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platforms: Arcade, PS4, XB1, PC
Release Date: TBA 2017

You’ve likely played a title from the Tekken series, but if not, you’re fully aware of the franchise. This is a popular fighting series both in arcades along with home consoles. Tekken 7 will mark as the ninth installment of the Tekken franchise but will be the first to make use of the Unreal Engine.

Players can expect the normal gameplay mechanisms from the franchise along with a slew of characters, stages, costumes, and items. For those who enjoy the franchise for its narrative plot, Tekken 7 will showcase the conclusion of the Mishima clan saga, along with providing answers between the feud of Heihachi Mishima, his son Kazuya Mishima, and his grandson, Jun Kazama. Furthermore, there will be other Tekken mysteries that will finally be solved through the campaign.


Gang Beasts

Developer: Boneloaf
Publisher: Double Fine Presents
Platforms: PC, PS4
Release Date: TBA 2017

Gang Beasts have already been played and shared online since 2014, thanks to early access, however, the full release is expected to launch in 2017. The video game is a local multiplayer beat ‘em up and a perfect one to enjoy as a party game.

Players will take the role of a colored humanoid figurine and battle against friends in a series of hazardous environments. Gameplay is easy to master and more relaxed compared to titles such as the upcoming Tekken installment. If you have yet to enjoy the early access version of this game, do yourself a favor and mark down Gang Beasts as a title to watch for in 2017.


Injustice 2

Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: Mobile, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

The Injustice video game series will make a return with Injustice 2. Players will once again, be able to choose from a wide catalog of characters from DC Comics. In fact, the new title will not only return some of our favorite heroes and villains previously available within the first installment, but also bring out other new characters, some of which may be a bit more obscure. Some of the new confirmed characters to enter the roster includes Atrocitus, Blue Beetle, Deadshot, Gorilla Grodd, and Supergirl.

As for the story, Injustice 2 will follow the events from the first Injustice: Gods Among Us title. Batman and his Insurgents attempt to bring society back together during Superman’s Regime, though a new threat arises that will put all of Earth at risk.


Brawlout

Developer: Angry Mob Games
Publisher: Angry Mob Games
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

Brawlout is an upcoming platform fighting title that plays out similar to the Super Smash Bros. series. The video game allows players to choose from a series of animal characters, each with their own unique abilities.

Again, much like the Super Smash Bros. series, players are tasked with battling friends on a small stage platform while attempting to score points by knocking the opposing players off the stage entirely.


Omen of Sorrow

Developer: Aone Games
Publisher: Aone Games
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

Not much has been unveiled or showcased by Omen of Sorrow, but the game certainly has us intrigued. Omen of Sorrow comes from development team Aone Games, which consists of ex-Ace Team developers.

What makes Omen of Sorrow standout compared to some of the other fighting titles in this list is that the game is labeled as a horror fighting game. It seems that the game will feature a wide variety of iconic horror characters, such as the werewolf, hunchback, and vampire.


Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – Road to Boruto

Developer: CyberConnect2
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: February 27, 2017

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 may already be out, but for this video game point, we’re focusing on the upcoming DLC. The Naruto Shippuden series has seen plenty of video game installments over the years, but it’s soon coming to an end with Boruto.

There’s an upcoming expansion in the works known as Road to Boruto, which will feature elements from the Boruto: Naruto the Movie. This upcoming DLC is set to launch on February 27, 2017, and it’s marking the end of the franchise as Bandai Namco Entertainment has officially retired the series.


Absolver

Developer: Sloclap
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

Absolver is a bit different than some of the other titles currently in this list. The video game is a martial arts-based video game from developers Sloclap, an indie studio formed by former Ubisoft Paris employees.

The video game fighting mechanics seems to flow rather smoothly and there appears to be free-roaming with a campaign. While we’re looking forward to finding out more about Absolver, news of players being able to customize their own fighting moves along with the ability to pair up with a friend in online multiplayer versus matches is easily making this title highly anticipated for the video game enthusiast who’s ready to brawl with some friends.