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Throwback 2D fighter Blazing Strike is delayed to 2023

Blazing Strike

Publisher Aksys Games and developer RareBreed Makes Games announced Blazing Strike is delayed to next year – news confirmed at EVO 2022.

The throwback fighting game will forgo its previously planned fall 2022 release for one sometime in spring 2023. The game is planned for release across Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

Here’s a brief rundown on the game:

Inspired by classic arcade fighting game series from industry greats such as Capcom and SNK, Blazing Strike evokes the excitement and nostalgia of 2D pixel art genre pioneers while incorporating a unique games system with modern mechanics.

Blazing Strike features a 4-button system with six normal attacks: light, medium and heavy punches and kicks, as well as three defense moves: block, guard and parry. A Rush Trigger enables fighters to execute fast-paced attacks and movements, but using it will slowly drain the Rush Meter, sending the character into a temporary groggy state. This allows players to execute exciting combos while having to manage the Rush Meter. The game will include three play modes: Story Mode, Arcade Mode and VS Mode, with training, sparring and online match via Persona AI, and online play powered by GGPO.

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