Aksys Announces Stylish Fighter Blazing Strike

Ready, Set… STRIKE!

 

Blazing Strike | Combat

As a child of the 80’s and a fan of arcades, this is pretty sweet news. Aksys Games has revealed a new fighting game they’re slated to publish called Blazing Strike. Developed by RareBreed Makes Games, it’s slated to come to PC and consoles in Spring of 2022. What’s cool about the game is it looks to combine old school fighting games with modern mechanics. Blazing Strike is inspired by iconic fighters from Capcom and SNK, and will look to make momentum a key element of combat.

“I was always fond of classic fighting games and I wanted to make a fun fighting game with an emphasis on mobility,” said Mark Chung, founder of RareBreed Makes Games. “Our goal is to create an homage to the classic pixel art-based 2D fighters, but with updated game mechanics that not only will bring nostalgia to 90’s arcade kids but will offer something new and entertaining to all gamers, regardless of whether they have played fighting games before.”

Blazing Strike | Character Select

And if you’re curious how Blazing Strike will play, here’s some handy information:

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.

Blazing Strike | Arms

It sounds pretty promising, despite being a ways out. Be sure to stay tuned to HPP for more news from Aksys Games about cool fighters.

Josh Speer
Got my start in the industry at oprainfall, but been a game fanatic since I was young. Indie / niche advocate and fan of classics like Mega Man, Castlevania and Super Metroid. Enjoys many genres, including platformers, turn based / tactical RPGs, rhythm and much more. Champion of PAX West and Knight of E3.

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