Accessible fighter 'Fantasy Strike' comes to consoles, PC next month

An in-game scene from 'Fantasy Strike'. An in-game scene from 'Fantasy Strike'. SIRLIN GAMES

Fantasy Strike, a new fighting game from Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix lead designer David Sirlin, is coming to consoles and PC/Mac/Linux on July 25, 2019.

Designed with people who are interested in fighting games but can't quite seem to pull off complex inputs and memorize move lists, Fantasy Strike features minimalist controls, narrated character tutorials, and visual indicators that are designed to smooth out the learning curve.

The game features an Arcade Mode with illustrated narrative bookends, a Boss Rush Mode that allows players draft their own deck of powerups against progressively powerful opponents, and Ranked Mode with built-on-the-fly tournaments and three-on-three team battles that are designed to offer a variety of matchups while removing the concepts of counter-picks.  It also includes four Survival modes, a once-per-day Daily Challenge Mode, and, of course, local and online Versus featuring best-in-class GGPO networking technology for a fast and responsive online experience.

“Online play is so important to fighting games that we’re trying to push the genre forward here,” said David Sirlin, game director, Fantasy Strike.  “Part of that is on our technical implementation of networking which somehow allows me, in California, to play my friend in Tokyo and have it feel totally responsive and smooth.  The other part is modernizing the genre conventions for user interface so it’s just a single click to challenge a friend online and a single click to watch any friend’s match.  Come try it out with us on July 25.”

Fantasy Strike will be available for $29.99 USD with support for English, French, Spanish, Norwegian, and Japanese language options at launch on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC/Mac/Linux machines.

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