Preview: 3 New Fighting Games for the Evo

Ever since we were commisioned by Warner Bros to make a range of arcade machines to promote Mortal Kombat 9 we’ve been hooked on that, but we’re starting to get really excited by the prospect of getting our hands on some of the up-coming releases slated to drop over the next few months. So without further ado and in no particular order, here’s our most anticipated fighting games of this winter:

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom III:
ultimate marvel vs capcom 3
Another splice of 2 massive franchises, another huge release. Marvel vs Capcom III was released recently and has been enjoying good sales. The ‘ultimate’ version will feature every epic character from the original blockbuster alongside 12 new fighters, 8 over-the-top new stages, enhanced gameplay and more surprises to be announced.

We’re loving MvC3 and can’t wait for this to drop at some point this month….

This is guaranteed to be a Christmas smash!

The King of Fighters XIII:
KOF XIII
This is the latest installment of The King of Fighters fighting game series developed and published by SNK Playmore. Set after the events from The King of Fighters XI, it is also the conclusion of Ash Crimson’s story arc which started in The King of Fighters 2003.

Despite being released for Japanese arcades over a year ago, ports for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will be released in Europe this winter. The new version will include more content to the original version such as new characters, stages and game modes.

We are huge fans of the original Neo-Geo games which SNK made and are eagerly anticipating this release… It’s been pushed back more times than Gran Turismo 5!

Streetfighter X Tekken
Streetfighter X Tekken:

What more do you want from a fighting game?! Ever wondered how Kazuya would fare against Ryu? Now’s your chance to find out!

Although not released yet, we were lucky enough to be asked to demonstrate a beta version which we previewed at the recent MCM Expo. Running on a debug console attached to our Evo Elite arcade cabinet, this was extremely popular and had eveyone drooling.

Here at Bespoke Arcades, we LOVE fighting games!! Most days we stay at the workshop well after business hours and play each other on a whole host of classic fighting games from the old such as “Street Fighter II” and “Garou: Mark of the Wolves” on our office Neo Geo – right up to the latest next-gen releases.

Mostly we’re chomping at the bit at the prospect of being able to play these exciting next-gen releases on one of our Evo arcade cabinets which has full PS3 or XBOX360 compatibility (Media and Elite as standard).

Until next time….. HAPPY GAMING!!