During EVO 2022, Aksys Games announced that their upcoming 2D fighter, Blazing Strike, has been delayed to Spring 2023 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The reasoning for this delayed release was to ensure the game’s quality would be as robust as possible, with cross-play being a potential addition, though it’s not definite.
Blazing Strike is a love letter to classic fighters by utilizing 2D pixel designs to deliver a nostalgic experience to fans.
The game features a 4-button system with six normal attacks: light, medium, and heavy punches and kicks, as well as three defense moves: block, guard, and parry. A Rush Trigger enables fighters to execute fast-paced attacks and movements, but using it will slowly drain the Rush Meter, sending the character into a temporary groggy state.
This allows players to execute exciting combos while having to manage the Rush Meter. The game will include three play modes: Story Mode, Arcade Mode, and VS Mode, with training, sparring, online matching via Personal AI, and online play powered by GGPO.
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