"Huge fighting franchise" to return at E3

TVGB: The official Twitter for the UK’s Play magazine has let loose some exciting teases for June 7, the first official day of E3.

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LoVeRSaMa2490d ago


Peppino72490d ago

Kirby Puffballs supremacy?

darthv722490d ago

the notion of a "return" implies it has been gone for some time. Not only that but the reference of it being "huge" should lead one to think of not only the popularity but perhaps the scale.

A fighting game with "huge" characters could mean Primal Rage (dinosaurs) or that big robot fighter capcom had a few years back.

Popularity wise I dont think KI was as popular as mortal kombat or street fighter. It could be KI but I am leaning towards the play on words. "Huge" as in scale of the game/characters.

detroit2cali2490d ago

If it is primal rage or killer instinct (both are good)I will be happy.

MoveTheGlow2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

Virtua Fighter 6 is the only answer I'm concerned with! (well, because 3rd Strike Online has already been confirmed)

But yeah. It's probably Killer Instinct. Marketing dudes are going to go nuts over the success of the latest Mortal Kombat game, all the while not realizing that it's because of the quality of the game, not the premise.

FACTUAL evidence2490d ago

Samurai showdown...I said it first.

sikbeta2490d ago

Virtua Fighter or Bloody Roar if Hudson is still alive :P

JoySticksFTW2490d ago

Battle Arena Toshinden?

Virtua On

darthv722490d ago

samurai showdown would fit into this and it certainly was hugely popular in its time.

The term would have to reflect a game that has spanned at least 2 other titles. So all the games that were singular in their presence could be eliminated from the guessing game.

When I think of huge fighting franchises I think of king of fighters, street fighter series, mortal kombat, tekken, virtua fighter. The ones that are still played and get updates semi regularly.

This one.....eludes me. Like I said above. It could be a play on words.

rabidpancakeburglar2490d ago


I hope it is bloody roar, I was reading down the comments desperately trying to remember what the game that took up about 3 months of my childhood was called, thanks for saying that

Reibooi2490d ago

I really hope it's Dead or Alive. I don't think anything else that has been gone for a long while could be considered huge(Killer Instinct while being a crazy cult hit isn't a huge franchise)

It's been too long since the last DOA and I would like to see what Team Ninja can make of it without Itagaki at the helm.

SCThor2490d ago

Well...I expect the BEST fighting game ever:

Shiritsu Justice Gakuen (Rival Schools)

That game is too good!!

xabmol2490d ago

Virtua Fighter 6!!

With online this time, please... :/

Kurt Russell2490d ago

If it's not Killer Instinct, I won't give a shit :D

Marceles2489d ago

Probably Killer Instinct but I wish it was Rival Schools

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the_best_player2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

Sony will own E3 with PS3 I can't wait to watch and see the new games

Istanbull2490d ago

Streets of Rage exclusive to PS3 would make my decade

St02490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

That would be so awesome. I really miss side scrolling beat 'em ups

Zir02490d ago

Considering MS's conference is on the 7th could well be Killer Instinct

LocO_o2490d ago

That would be MEGATON news - I love KI and would love to see some of my fav KI characters on the 360.

lordciansworth2490d ago

MS's conference is the 6th of June.

TheBlackSmoke2490d ago

Why would PLAY magazine (playstation) be telling us about an MS fighting game?

Its probably DOA5,VF6

No Way2490d ago

It says that the 7th is the 'first official day of E3.'
Are you sure that Microsofts is on the 6th ?

getupahh2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

Please let it be eternal champions!!

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Who2490d ago

OMG please let it be Killer Instinct. There has been alot of speculation about this in the past few weeks, let alone the past few years. I'm not sure if it was known as "huge" but to me it was. I pretty much grew up on this fighter, along with SF and MK, but this was my fav.

*Lifts glass* Here's to resurrecting KI!

LocO_o2490d ago

If this is true then kudos to MS for being able to keep a hush on this for so long.

xztence2490d ago

Actually, I'm thinking it might be dead or alive.

2v12490d ago

killer instinct ,PS3 exclusive!!

PRHB HYBRiiD2490d ago

lol owns the ip

Stryfeno22490d ago

Yeah PS3 owners will watch it played exclusively on the 360. That's the closest thing I could think of by reading your statement. lol.

Who2490d ago

I'd buy a 360 just for KI.

If it is true, I'm surprised how there have been no leaked information/content/pics about it. I think this is the best time for a KI reboot, otherwise I will lose all hope.

FragGen2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

I'd always thought there were only two genuinely huge 90's fighting franchises (I'm defining huge as having movies, comic books, coverage by mainstream media, and general recognition by non-hardcore gamers/general oublic), and they're already covered, so really anything else is hype...

Maybe something from SNK? They always kicked a** with their fighting games... Tekken, maybe? I dunno.

Loadedklip2490d ago

Got to agree with you ... if we are thinking 90s ... they only HUGE fighting game series were Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter ... both of them are covered. Tekken, Soul Calibur, Virtua Fighter came later on and haven't stopped making game so it can't be those making a "comeback".

SNK has amazing fighting game series but they never EVERY took off in America so it can't be them.

So thinking hype wise ... it has to be Killer Instinct. It's the only other fighter that came close in popularity even though it honestly sucked competitively.

jetlian2490d ago

probably virtua fighter 5 fs its been 4 years for a VF on console.

skrug2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

Power Stone?!??

First thing that came to mind and post it right away. I scroll down and I see a few already posted it. haha


oh god yes. i still have Killer Instinct for SNES :D

R0me2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

I have to agree with people below :Bloody Roar.

Exquisik2490d ago

Fighting games I want to see released for this gen or the next:

Power Stone
Tobal No. 1
Killer Instinct
Dark Stalker
Primal Rage
Bloody Roar
Battle Arena Toshinden

Hanuman2490d ago

Don't care.. I rely on existing series..

OhMyGandhi2490d ago

Street Fighter IV: _________

Undeadwolfy2490d ago

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... lol even though they kind of implied there wouldn't be one after SSFIV and they let us down, anything could go lol.

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MrChow6662490d ago

rise of the robots muahahahaha

Consoldtobots2489d ago (Edited 2489d ago )

the only game I want a modern remake of is the great KARATE CHAMP.

p.s. KungFu master was pretty great too.

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Optical_Matrix2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

Guilty Gear or Virtua Fighter. Heck it could even be Bloody Roar.

byeGollum2490d ago

I remember bloody roar! lol

FEARprototype2490d ago

i hoping for bloody roar. that game was awesomeeeeeeeeeee

Baka-akaB2490d ago

I dont believe it's guilty gear , Arcsys only just got the license back and wouldnt have had time to prepare that much

CrimsonEngage2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

Killer Instinct for the love of god! (maybe powerstone?)

-Alpha2490d ago

I hope it's Power Stone too, but I think maybe Soul Calibur V?

Hozi892490d ago

Soul Calibur V has already been confirmed, the article says "the return of a huge fighting game" but they didn't say if it was an exclusive or Mulitplat.

Lets narrow this baby down. We know that Tekken, MK, SF, MVC are all still running fine today.

Virtua Fighter, DOA hasn't seen a new title since the launch of PS3 and 360. so there's a small chance it could be either.

however, when one says "return" it means it's been gone for a long time. The only games that come to mind would be

Guilty Gear
Killer Instinct
Power Stone
Fatal Fury
King of Fighters
Samurai Showdown
Battle Arena Toshinden
Bloody Roar
DBZ(yes it's still a fighting game)
and that's about all I see that are somewhat significant.

Personally, I think it can either be Bloody Roar or Killer Instinct.

here's a full list of all fighting games.

Legionaire20052490d ago


I guess it is true about what teachers say about Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not good for research lol. The teachers speak the truth indeed. Where is the Iron Phoenix(xbox exclusive), Tao Fang Fist of The Lotus(xbox exclusive again), Power Stone, BloodyRoar,Phantom Dust(xbox exclusive), and Kakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brutal(xbox exclusive). Powerstone seems likely,but it could be Killer Instinct.

silvacrest2490d ago

words cant describe how happy i would be if it was powerdtone, killer instincts comes a close second

Prcko2490d ago (Edited 2490d ago )

Best fighting game ever!
Those animal transforms were so awesome!

LoVeRSaMa2490d ago

Yea shizzzz, I almost forgot about that, That would be sweet :)

jack_burt0n2490d ago

yeah odds are good on this one.