Fantasy Strike fighting games full release is coming for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Thanks to the development work of Sirlin Games. Which also still holds an 85% Very Positive review score. Due to launch the game on Steam next month.
Fantasy Strike will have a full release. Thanks to Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix lead designer David Sirlin. While punching its way out of Steam Early Access. Coming to Linux, Mac and Windows PC on July 25th. Including Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
The secret to how Fantasy Strike works. While both a deep tournament game for hardcore genre fans. As well as an introduction to the genre for newcomers. So that both ends of the spectrum benefit. Bringing extreme with it an emphasis on strategy. But using difficult controls.
Since both types of players can enjoy its innovations. Which makes fighting games more readable and understandable. Which helps everyone make the most informed strategy decisions they can.
These changes include a unique feature. Since this is never before seen in a fighting game. Both a visual display of “frame advantage.” These graphical effects show which player will recover first. This happens after every hit and including how much time.
Fantasy Strike also goes the extra mile to get everyone thinking. Including, inside the game itself, in-depth tutorial videos. Doing so for all ten characters. Each narrated by game director David Sirlin.
Fantasy Strike Gameplay Trailer (Linux, Mac, Windows PC)
Fantasy Strike offers: an Arcade Mode. This also includes illustrated narrative bookends. A Boss Rush Mode that allows players draft their own deck of powerups. So they can go up against progressively powerful opponents. Plus a Ranked Mode with built-on-the-fly tournaments. And also 3-on-3 team battles. All designed to offer a variety of matchups. While removing the concepts of counter-picks.
Fantasy Strike 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. So that gameplay is 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 on Steam. Priced at $29.99 USD / €32.99 / £28.99 / $46.99 AUD. With support for English, French, Spanish and Norwegian. Also including Japanese language options at launch.
But you might want to the game now. Since there is a 20% discount off the current price. Available until July 9th.