Category Archives: Fighting

Capcom delights in updating each Street Fighter at least three times before hunkering down to create a new version. Diehard fans rationalize the updates, touting new special moves and under-the-hood improvements. The rest of us shake our heads and hold out for the inevitable next version, or open our wallets and migrate with the rest of the herd. Street Fighter X Tekken [$2.99] marks the third Street Fighter to land on mobile devices, but unlike the previous and most excellent second release, Street Fighter IV Volt [$4.99], this one's not so easy to recommend...

So earlier this morning, a sleepy Jared and an especially sleepy Brad sat down with a new fighting game with politicians in it. This one is called Fightocracy 2012 [$0.99]. Unlike Chair Entertainment's Vote, this election season game doesn't seem to be too concerned with signing up potential voters or, really, even the whole satire angle. Instead, it's just a traditional 2D brawler that has you beating up past presidents as either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Because, politics. Or something...

This morning, Jared and I checked out Street Fighter X Tekken Mobile [$2.99], the latest Street Fighter iPhone and iPad title from the series' developer, Capcom. If you've been playing these mobile versions of Street Fighter for a while, you'll feel at home with this one, as it rocks similar controls and some familiar faces and game modes...

Something strange is afoot on the App Store. First Rayman Jungle Run hits at a strange time yesterday, now Capcom's Street Fighter X Tekken [$2.99] appears out of the blue, breaking traditional weekly international release store cycles. Normally, these games would be appearing in New Zealand later this morning. ...Not available in the US now...

Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there was a game called Infinity Blade [$5.99] about slicing people up with a sword, and another game called Temple Run [Free], about looting and running. After a hard day's work hacking and sliding, they went out for drinks together and one thing let to another. Nine months later, a stork dropped dead out of the sky, and there, crushing the stork's carcass beneath a heavy boot, was Infinite Warrior [$2.99]...

Despite one's personal feelings on the Marvel universe (or comic books in general) you cannot deny the sheer rejuvenation in popularity for the series, culminating in the recently released Avengers film. Marvel (via Wideload Games) has decided to take advantage of this popularity with its release of Avengers Initiative [$1.99], a new title for iOS. While Initiative looks stunning and models its gameplay after the incredibly successful Infinity Blade series, a distinct lack of innovation coupled with a weary reliance on IAP make it fall disappointingly short...

TA Plays: 'Avengers Initiative' - It's Like 'Infinity Blade,' Except With The Hulk

Avengers Initiative is the first in a series of episodic Avengers games. This one stars the Hulk, and it should hit later tonight as the game sees separate releases around the globe. Eli and I shot some footage of the game in action, and that's available below if you're wondering exactly what this game is all about...

So, Wild Blood is finally coming out. The 3D, character action game should see a release later tonight, as the app slowly worms its way around the world. In our hour or so with it, we've noticed that it doesn't have any shocking mechanics or systems. It's a pretty straight-forward brawler filled with tons of demonic fodder to brutalize, broken cities, and bosses to fight. But, it is an original game -- a notable quality since its creator Gameloft rarely stretches its creative legs. ..

We've been following the strange release of Chair's VOTE!!! [$0.99] since it popped up on international App Stores this morning, and it looks like someone has flipped the switch to make it live everywhere including the US App Store. It's even under 50MB so you can beat up Romney and/or Obama without needing to find WiFi to download it...

So, Chair Entertainment has been making a new brawler. It's called Vote, and it'll be available a little later tonight, as international releases make their way across the world. If you've been playing Infinity Blade over the years, you'll be comfortable with this, as it plops the same gesture-based fighting mechanics into a much slower, goofier, and simple shell...

This afternoon, Jared and I sat down with SuperCock [$0.99]. It's a 2D, side-scrolling action game in which you play as a man dressed up as a rooster. Also, you kill zombies. We're not sure of the whys and wheres and hows, either. But zombies...

Unreal-Powered 'Real Boxing' Features Muscular Men Dripping in Sweat

The guys at Vivid Games just dispatched a raven in our direction to tell us about their upcoming boxing game, cleverly titled Real Boxing. The game is coming later this year, and while there aren't many specifics to speak of yet, the guys at Vivid are quick to boast about all the details of the game. Not only is it powered by the Unreal engine, but the game was built using state of the art motion capture technology featuring real Polish professional boxers and realistic physics to tie all their moves together...

'The King of Fighters-i 2012' Review - One of the Best iOS Fighters, Now with New Characters and Online Play

It was in July of last year that SNK Playmore brought their classic fighting game franchise to iOS with The King of Fighters-i [$2.99], and it was the only game that could really stand up to the then current standard for touch screen fighters Street Fighter IV [$4.99], and in many ways it even exceeded it. Which series you prefer is largely a personal preference thing, but I always felt that The King of Fighters-i edged out Street Fighter IV in overall quality and playability...

Late last week Capcom surprised everybody by announcing an iOS port of their classic arcade fighter Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 [$4.99]. In all honesty, I suspect this was a cleverly timed release to casually tie in with 'The Avengers' movie coming out next week, but whatever the motivation I’m not complaining. Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is one of the most beloved fighting games in history, and prior to the downloadable rerelease on XBL and PSN in 2009 it could be kind of a difficult game to play unless you owned the Dreamcast or the somewhat rare PS2 or Xbox versions...

When we said that Marvel vs Capcom 2 was hitting the App Store "next week" last week, I think we all assumed that meant it'd be in the standard barrage of Wednesday night releases. Well, this is not the case, as the game is already available in most international regions and should appear for download on the U.S. App Store at 11:00 PM Eastern tonight...

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