Arcade-Inspired 2D Fighter Blazing Strike Coming To Nintendo Switch

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Aksys Games and RareBreed Makes Games have revealed that Blazing Strike is coming to Nintendo Switch.

This 2D fighting game takes inspiration from arcade classics from “industry greats” like Capcom and SNK and will have a four-button system with six normal attacks – light, medium and heavy punches and kicks – as well as three defensive moves – block, guard and parry.

The Rush Trigger will allow fighters “to execute fast-paced attacks and movements,” but its use will slowly drain the Rush Meter which can send your character “into a temporary groggy state.” You will need to balance executing combos while managing the Rush Meter.

There will be three play modes – Story Mode, Arcade Mode and VS Mode – alongside training, sparring and online match via Persona AI, and online play powered by GGPO.

“As the interest in fighting games continues to grow, we’re excited to see a title that explores new ideas in fun and creative ways while tipping its hat to grandfathers of the genre,” explains Aksys Games founder and CEO Akibo Shieh.

RareBreed Makes Games founder Mark Chung adds: “I was always fond of classic fighting games and I wanted to make a fun fighting game with an emphasis on mobility. Our goal is to create a 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 will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Spring 2022.

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