Top 16 Upcoming Fighting Games Coming in 2023 & 2024

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After the dark ages of fighting game in the early 2000 due to complexity, especially for casual players, now the genre gaining its revival begin with the release of Street Fighter IV which received a lot of praise. This opens a way for other franchises to successful revivals, like Tekken 6, The King of Fighters XIII, Dead or Alive 5 and Soul Calibur V.

As the developers start to understand the market more, a lot of good new fighting game show up and bring a new breakthrough in the fighting game.

The year of 2023 is not an exception, a lot of anticipated fighting games need to look forward, from the popular franchise like Tekken, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and many brand-new fighting game with fresh approaching. With a lot of upcoming fighting video games, I sum up the 16 upcoming fighting games in the 2023, 2024 and the coming years.

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1. Street Fighter 6

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After negative reaction from the fans toward the Street Fighter 5, Street Fighter 6 is expected to have a lot improvement and ensure that the game would meet the fans' expectation.

The new game offers three modes: Fighting Ground for local and online battles, World Tour for single-player story mode and Battle Hub which used for online lobby mode. Based on Drive Gauge for its gameplay, a system to encourages player creativity with five different techniques.

A new feature that needs to be look forward is the real-time commentary system which available for English and Japanese. It provides the live commentary on the action. The game also bringing back the multiple super combos from Street Fighter Alpha and Street Fighter IV.

As usual the iconic characters like Ryu and Chunli would return in Street Fighter 6. Street Fighter 6 is set to release on 2 June 2023 for PS4, PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X/s, while an arcade version exclusively set to be released in 2023 by Taito.
Launch Date: 2 June 2023
Publisher: Capcom
Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S

2. Tekken 8

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Let's welcoming the new era of Tekken with the Tekken 8. As the most favorite fighting game franchise, the new Tekken game developed using Unreal Engine 5 and bring all-new character model.

Featuring the new Heat gauge system, Tekken 8 would focus on its aggressiveness. The Screw damage from Tekken 7 will return with a newer juggle combo extender system that similar to Tekken 6.

As now, there are 11 characters featuring in Tekken 8: Jin Kazama, Jack-8, Jun Kazama, Kazuya Mishima, King II, Lars Alexandersson, Marshal Law, Nina Williams, and Paul Phoenix.
Launch Date: 26 January 2024
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platform: Playstation 5, PC, Xbox Series X/S

3. Project L

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A new fighting game from the developer of League of Legends, Riot Games. It's tag-team fighting game features League of Legend's character as the fighter set in the world Runattera.

The players able to select two champions as the Point where the player choose main champion and Assist where the player can be summoned to support in battles.
Launch Date: TBA
Publisher: Riot Games
Platform: ?

4. God of Rock

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God of Rock is a rhythm-based fighting game where the players control the fighters using the beat of the song which is continuing to be growing harder in difficulty until only one fighter stands up. The game offer EX and special moves which add complexity to its tracks.

There are 12 different fighter whose are the universe's greatest musicians and more than 40 original songs to beat.
Launch Date: 17 April 2023
Publisher: Modus Games
Platform: Playstation 4, Playsation 5, PC, Xbox One, Switch

5. Die by the Blade

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Set in samuraipunk world that combining the traditional Japanese and cyberpunk culture, Die by the Blade is a fighting game where the player fight with their weapons. The players able to choose and combine the fighter and weapons and freely to make move set for the fighters.

The one-hit-kill system is the excellent features where everything decides by the ability of player to read the enemies. 
Launch Date: TBA
Publisher: Kwalee
Platform: Playstation 5, Playstation 4, PC, Switch, Xbox Series X/s


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A new 3D anime-style sword fighting game featuring evasive maneuvers, parrying and deadly blows. VARVARION is actually a brawler game with some PvP feature. The game offer entertaining atmosphere of sword fight with unique fighting styles for each character with various swords.

There are five fighters announced until the time: Maxi, Shia Kahn, Ghaf, Phur and Azel. The fighter might be added later with some more new details about the game.
Launch Date: TBA
Platform: PC

7. Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising

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The new version of Granble Fantasy: Versus Rising announced at the Granblue Fantasy FES 2022-2023 event. The new game will bring a new gameplay system called Ultimate Skills, a deeper battle mechanics to outplay the opponent.

It's also add new story content, including all chapters from the original game along with new characters and stages. The most important, the graphics quality getting upgrades with more stunning visual.
Launch Date: 14 December 2023
Publisher: Cygames
Platform: Playstation 5, Playstation 4, PC

8. Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections

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A new Naruto games to commemorate the 20th anime anniversary. The Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections will featuring the key moments from the entire Naruto and Sasuke in the Naruto series.

The game also introduces an original storyline exclusively which likely about Naruto and Sasuke. Including new characters like Ashura and Indra Otsutsuki, we will witness the largest roster in the history of Naruto games.
Launch Date: 16 November 2023
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platform: Playstation 5, Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, Xbox Series X/S

9. Guilty Gear: Strive (Xbox Seriex X/S and Xbox One Release)

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Guilty Gear: Strive already released for PS4, PS5 and PC on 2021 and now it's time for Xbox, including Xbox One, Series X/S and Windows. The game is the latest entry of Guilty Gear franchise, featuring the hybrid 2D/3D cell-shaded graphics which improve the graphics and animations.

New gameplay will allow the players to learn creative gameplay leading the exciting approaches to battle. Apart from the new characters, Guilty Gear: Strive will marks the conclusion of the Guilty Gear Story which has spanned over 20 years.
Launch Date: 7 March 2023
Publisher: Arc System Works
Platform: Xbox Seriex X/S, Xbox One

10. Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves

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SNK has confirmed that Fatal Fury series currently in development. There are no details announced for the moment, but we can expect greater emphasis on the single player compared to previous SNK games as well as the tradional versus mode and online mode. 
Launch Date: TBA
Publisher: SNK Corporation
Platform: TBA

11. Metal Revolution

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A new fighting game from NEXT Studios which adopts minimalistic controls, deep gameplay and bring cyberpunk robot as its theme. The simple moves will let the players to decide how they wil fight, a bringing back how classic fighting experience to the players.

With the futuristic world, it will revolves around the conflict between the technology and humanity. The Explosive ultimate offer unique and gorgeous art to end your enemies, something similar to Fatality in Mortal Kombat.
Launch Date: TBA
Publisher: NEXT Studios
Platform: PC


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After PC, Meta Quest 2, and Oculust Rift, ALTAIR BREAKER available on PSVR2. Set in floating island called Altair. The island now exploited to run AI experiments. The players team up to three other players to explore the island and fight against the killing machines.

The game features full 360-degree movement, aerial combos, AOE attack, special abilities, parrying, blocking and sword fight.
Launch Date: 22 February 2023
Publisher: Thirdverse
Platform: PS VR2

13. WWE 2K23

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The superstar and the legends like John Cena, The Rock and The Undertaker will appear on WWE 2K23 and John Cena as the official cover superstar for the game and featuring on Showcase Mode. With the improvement from the previous game.

WWE 2K23 also feature WARGAMES WHERE 3 vs 3 and 4 vs 4 inside two side-by-side rings, surrounded by a double-steel cage. The other mode such as Universe, MyFACTION, MyRISE, and MyGM would be included in the game.
Launch Date: 17 March 2023
Publisher: 2K
Platform: Playstation 4, Playstaton 5, PC, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One

14. Final Fury

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Final Fury is a fighting game developed by Kluge which adopts gesture-based combat and explosive moves. As VR game Final Fury allow you to play both in 1st and 3rd person perspective.

Currently only some fighters introduced, but there are more to come when the more details announced as the developer stated that the game will release on all major VR platforms.
Launch Date: 21 July 2023
Publisher: Kluge
Platform: PC VR

15. Sclash

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The fight full of tension in samurai fighting game with a one-hit kills experience where every move matters as it will decide the fight.

The stamina mechanic requires the players to manage the fighter's stamina and breath before land attack in right time. With only 3 button and without combos, it would be completely depend on the player's skills.
Launch Date: 4 August 2023
Publisher: Just For Games, Abiding Bridge
Platform: PC

16. Mortal Kombat 12

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Not much known about new Mortal Kombat game. The information about Mortal Kombat 12 comes from the Zaslav during Q4 fiscal year of 2022 call.

Known for its brutality make Mortal Kombat one of the most favorite fighting games out there and become the best-selling fighting game franchises ever.

Launch Date: 19 September 2023
Publisher: Warner Bros. Games
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox Series X/S