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Fighting games come in two divisive flavors: complicated and simple. Complicated fighting games such as Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat are easy to pick up, but victory is dependent on convoluted combinations/sequences of button presses that are easy to botch and forget. Meanwhile, simple fighting games such as Super Smash Bros. and Rivals of Aether let gamers invent their own combos, but some players use cheap and unfair tactics that wouldn’t be viable in complicated fighting games. Fans of one type of fighting game tend to dislike the other, and next to no games serve as a middle ground. Sirlin Games wants to create a compromise between the two types of fighting games with Fantasy Strike.

Fantasy Strike is not a new property; its characters and universe already exist in tabletop games such as Yomi and Puzzle Strike, which are also owned by Sirlin Games. Fantasy Strike uses a simple control scheme that only requires a few buttons, two of which activate special moves — three if you count the designated super-move button. The game can easily be played with either a keyboard or a controller, which is good since the game will be available on PlayStation 4 and on PC via Steam (no word on a potential Xbox One or Nintendo Switch version). If videos of the game’s current build are any indication, Sirlin Games might successfully create a fighting game anyone can enjoy regardless of experience.

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Fantasy Strike’s crowdfunding campaign is currently on Fig and is asking for $500,000. Sirlin Games promises the game will feature ten characters, at least four stages, and numerous game modes, such as arcade and local versus. The developers also promise to include facial animations, voice acting, more characters and stages, better visual/sound effects, improved AI, new game modes, and foreign language support as stretch goals. However, unlike other crowdfunding campaigns, these promises aren’t set in stone, as Sirlin Games doesn’t want to, for example, promise to develop a game mode that “isn’t really that fun or worth the effort.” Instead, Sirlin Games will let backers decide which stretch goal features/game modes are included in the final product.

If Fantasy Strike…ahem…strikes your fancy, you can help fund it here. Pledges start as low as $20 and guarantee backers a Steam version of the game. Larger pledges net backers early access, an extra copy for a friend, and alternate costumes. Currently, backers can only receive a PlayStation 4 version of Fantasy Strike by paying an additional $24. Sirlin Games will run the campaign until August 25th and, if it raises enough money, plans to release the game sometime in Q3 (July through September) of 2018.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Raiden, the famous shmup series, will come back as a twin-stick shooter on PS5, PS4, and PC

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Raiden has a long and interesting history as a vertical shooter in arcades. However, the series is going to get a Super Stardust HD makeover, which means it will switch to a twin-stick format. It comes out in Japan on October 31. There’s no word yet on when it will come out in the West, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

A Gematsu translation of the game’s website says that the full version will have an arcade mode with up to six stages. There will also be an “Unlimited” option for people who want to be at the top of the rankings. It sounds like a pretty straightforward package in terms of what’s inside, but we think the action will be what makes it worth it.

There’s a trailer up top that should help you figure out what to expect. There are, however, different versions of Raiden 3, Raiden 4, and Raiden 5 that you can play right now on the PS5 and PS4, if you can’t wait for this game to come out in the West.

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