Submitted by yugovega 874d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Fighting Game Franchises That Should Return

With the fighter now restored as a viable genre in the gaming world and a new generation on the way, let’s have a look at the top 5 fighting game franchises that need to return. (3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP, Retro, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

UnHoly_One  +   874d ago
No Killer Instinct??

I can't take this article seriously.
Apollosupreme  +   874d ago
I remember when that dropped. It was like the most amazing console game I'd ever seen at that point.
FamilyGuy  +   873d ago
"I can't take this article seriously."

... I hear this a lot, catch phrase or meme?

They really listed Def Jam and Fighting Vipers... wtf is fighting vipers!? lol

I'd prefer Samurai Shodown (loved this in arcades in the 90s, Killer Instinct, Rival Schools, Eternal Champions (Sega CD). All of these are way better choices in my opinion. Samurai Shodown had a guy with a dog that was my favorite to fight as.

edit: Turns out Samurai Shodown had releases this gen, I just never saw them before :/
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MadMen  +   874d ago
No KI at ALL on this list! WEAK ARTICLE!
dachiefsman  +   874d ago
It's the TRUEgamereview...so your argument is false.
segamon  +   874d ago
- fatal fury
- bloody roar
- power stone
- killer instinct
- samurai shodown
NastyDaddeh  +   874d ago
A new "GOOD" DBZ game wouldnt be a bad either
zeal0us  +   873d ago
I definitely would be down for another Power Stone game and Killer Instinct 3.

Capcom should at least re-release Power Stone collections for PSN,XBL& Nintendo Online system.
Captain Qwark 9  +   874d ago
def jam was sooooooo good!. bloody roar & powerstone too. also add killer instinct
Robotronfiend  +   874d ago
I didn't see Primal Rage on there. Obviously everyone likes Killer Instinct except the author here. :-)

I'd also like to see Eternal Champions and a new Clay Fighter.
UnHoly_One  +   874d ago
Primal Rage was sweet.
TheRacingX  +   873d ago
Primal Rage was cool, I'd love to see a next gen Eternal Champions...I loved playing challenge from the darkside on sega cd....and of course Killer Instinct
Inception  +   874d ago
- Fatal Fury
- Art of Fighting
- Rival Schools (with 2D sprite, please capcom!)
- Darkstalkers
TenSteps  +   874d ago
For me it'd have to be...

Killer Instinct
Bloody Roar
Rival Schools
Power Stone

and finally...

Bushido Blade
Eyeco  +   874d ago
Agree 110% And I've said this many times , I LOVE BUSHIDO BLADE
Evil_Ryu  +   874d ago
Samurai showdown...holler if you hear me
Eyeco  +   874d ago
I'm a huge SNK fan such an underrated developer
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   874d ago
Garou: Mark of the Wolves and The Last Blade series definitely......
Squall5005  +   874d ago
Ready 2 Rumble on the Dreamcast. Now that was a game.
Urusernamesucks  +   874d ago
Da fak, no Killer Instinct?
hkgamer  +   874d ago
Power instincts/Gouketsuji Ichizoku

Street Fighter EX

Rival Schools/project justice

Bushido Blade (not really a fighter, but close enough)

Jojos bizarre adventure

X-men mutant academy (definietly not as good as MSH/CotA, but still fun)

Loved those games when I was younger...
young7yang  +   874d ago
Jojos Bizarre adventure is coming back
young7yang  +   874d ago
what do you think Street Fighter IV was

EX with much nicer graphics
hkgamer  +   873d ago
Have to disagree, EX was a very different take on the street fighter combat system. Was pretty cool with chaining Supers. IV did have super chaining but you had to super cancel to lead to the next.

Jojo is coming back, but is that still made by the same people?
Inception  +   872d ago
No, this time CyberConnect2 is the developer of Jojo Bizzare Adventure All Star, not Capcom. But from all the trailers i already seen, it looks great and worth the wait. They even include Josuke Higashikata from Jojolion.
Father Murder X  +   874d ago
There was a fighting game on the original XBOX called Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus. It was pretty awesome. You could target limbs and render them useless. I still play it today. Damn good underrated fighter.

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young7yang  +   874d ago
Fatal Fury
Art of Fighting
Samurai Showdown
Last Bronx
Last Blade
weekev15  +   874d ago
Clay Fighters would be pretty cool these days.
KrimsonKody  +   874d ago
Lol, I just mentioned Clay Fighters below.
You beat me to the punch, lol.
I imagine the characters oozing & smudging all over the screen.
I think a company with experience, like Capcom, could produce a decent remake.
KrimsonKody  +   874d ago
The list was 'meh' at best;
Def Jam - Yes, I agree, an very underrated franchise.
Fatal Fury - Mmm, yeah, a Fatal Fury 4 would be great, following the original story, before it spinned off into Real Bout.
Bloody Roar - Mind as well go with Battle Arena Toshiden, IMO. Or how about Bloody Roar vs. Toshiden?
Power Stone - great fighter, to be honest, but I'm thinking something like Erhrgeiz is a better choice. Hmm, maybe it could help SquareEnix out a bit in these dyre times for them.
& Fighting Vipers - sigh, again, a great game, but there are much better candidates out there. Like Rival Schools. Maybe Vipers vs. Rival?

My 5, off top of my head, would be;
Eternal Champions - doesn't need an introduction. Hey, don't lie, you neve defeated all the forms of Eternal Champion...
TMNT Tournament Fighters - what better time than now? New movie, new generation...let's do it.
Samaurai Shodown - great battle system & very much underrated. I honestly think that Samaurai Showdown should've returned before King of Fighters, not to take from KoF, but...
A new X-Men/Marvel Superheroes - bring back Spiral, Juggeraut,
Thanos...& add newbies, Nightcrawler, Blackcat, The Blob...that's what this generation needs now.

I would've mentioned Killer Instinct & Primal Rage, but everyone knows how overdue these games are. But I honestly could'nt mind seeing some out of the blue, cult favorites be remade, like;
Martial Champions - an arcade import at the game. If you could find it, you were playing it.
Ramna 1/2 - first touched the SNES as an import, a cutesy japanese fighter.
Royal Rumble/Wrestlemania - make it like the old arcade version; crazy powerhousez & arcade-style gameplay.
Way of the Warrior - revamp the whole story, gameplay, etc., thern pit it against Mortal Kombat...
Clay Fighter - the gameplay could be good, but I think the graphics for the animaton could be fun.
PurpHerbison  +   874d ago
"Clay Fighter - the gameplay could be good, but I think the graphics for the animaton could be fun."

Is it opposite day!?
PurpHerbison  +   874d ago
I wouldn't group Power Stone. I view it as a party game.
jlemdon  +   873d ago
I want Fatal Fury Mark of the wolves sequel with KOFXIII engine!!! MAKE IT HAPPEN SNK
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KrimsonKody  +   873d ago
I want Eternal Champions with NetherRealm engine!
Neoprime  +   873d ago
Power instincts/Gouketsuji Ichizoku

Fatal Fury/Garou/Real Bout

Art of Fighting

Street Fighter Alpha

World Heroes
Welcome2Die  +   873d ago
Def Jam was a wrestling game not a real fighting game.

Bloody roar was okay but im not into 3d fighters.

Power stone was fun but more of a party game platformer than a fighter.

Never played fighting vipers.

Fatal Fury?
King of Fighters 13 is pretty much the best fighting game out right now and it has the best of Fatal Fury in it...

Killer Instinct would bring back nostalgia kids but it wont last, it would be the same results as bringing back Goldeneye.

What I would like to see again is the Rival Schools series make a comeback.
PrimeGrime  +   873d ago
I want some new DBZ, Naruto, Power Stone, Samurai Showdown, Primal Rage and Rival School games for the Vita.

Seriously though they need to bring Primal Rage back..

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