EVO 2022 takes place this weekend, and as part of this celebration of fighting games, various companies have been announcing all sorts of related news. This includes a lot of news related to Nintendo Switch.
This is what has been revealed so far. If there are more, we’ll be sure to add them to this roundup. Enjoy!
Skullgirls – New DLC Fighter Announced
Skullgirls is celebrating its 10th anniversary, wow! To mark this special milestone, the game will have a fourth character in Season Pass 1. Marie will join Annie, Umbrella, and Black Dahlia. The team behind Skullgirls also announced Skullgirls Mobile, coming next year.
Pocket Bravery announced for Switch
pocket bravery is a pixel-themed 2D fighter inspired by 90s classics like Street Fighter and The King of Fighters, while also drawing on the influence of Neo Geo Pocket Color generation fighters. He has a focus on “high level players” and features to teach beginners how to develop and evolve.
There are kick and punch commands, traditional commands from popular fighting games, and all sorts of special moves. Each character also has an item, allowing them to execute elemental attacks, which unlock new offensive and defensive possibilities. Expect it to arrive in “early 2023” on Switch and many other platforms. Source: Gematsu
Blazing Strike delayed until spring 2023
Aksys Games and developer RareBreed have announced that Blazing Strike has been delayed until Spring 2023 to help polish the overall experience. Crossplay could also be on the cards.
Alongside this announcement was a new trailer at EVO 2022:
Samurai Shodown adds rollback netcode, but not for Switch
SNK confirmed that Samurai Shodown, originally released in 2019, will get the throwback netcode for online around spring 2023. The catch? It will be available on all platforms except Nintendo Switch. Apparently “technical limitations” are to blame. Source: Event Hubs
Marvel Vs. Cabinet Revealed Capcom 2
Arcade1Up will add a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 to its line of home games. It will include a total of eight games, and pre-orders for the cabinet (with a light-up marquee) will open on September 8, 2022 for $599.99 USD. The cabinet will feature cross-play with some other cabinets, depending on the game, and will also support online play.
These are the included games:
- Marvel vs. Capcom 2™
- Marvel vs. Capcom™
- Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter™
- X-Men vs. Street Fighter™
- Marvel™ Superheroes
- X-Men: Children of the ATOM™
- X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse™
- Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems™
Head over to the official website for more details (via EventHubs).
Melty Blood: Type Lumina – Summer Update, New DLC Fighters
Melty Blood: Type Lumina’s director of development thanked fans for playing and detailed update 1.30, which includes two new fighters: Neco-Arc and Mash Kyrielight. Take a look (thanks, Gematsu).
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl – New Fighter, Hugh Neutron
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl will add Jimmy Neutron’s Hugh Neutron as a DLC fighter for $4.99 USD. Alternatively, it is available in the Season Pass bundle. See it in action in the display case above.
Once again, we’ll add more Switch announcements if we hear anything else. What is your highlight so far? Comment below.