David Sirlin's Reboot of the Fighting Game Genre
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    Fantasy Strike

    Be an archer with fiery arrows, a colorful painter, a martial arts master who can transform into a dragon, and more! Fantasy meets martial arts in this vibrant world.

    The streamlined controls get you to the fun decision-making part of fighting games as soon as possible. All moves are just a single button press, combos are easy, move lists are concise. Though Fantasy Strike is easy to get into, it's designed as a competitive tournament game with an emphasis on depth and balance. It's a mental sport that's difficult to master—just not difficult to control.


    • Detach the Joy-Con™and give one to each player: now you can play a fighting game anywhere with your friends. Local play supports standard 1v1 fights or a team battle where you have a roster of three characters each.
    • Controls specifically designed to work well on Joy-Con™. (Also supports Pro Controllers.)
    • Arcade mode with illustrated and voiced story sequences for each character.

    Excellent online play with quick match, ranked play (simulated 8-person tournaments), and friend match (allows for 1v1 matches and 3v3 team battles). Online play uses GGPO, the best-in-class networking technology that means there's no input lag.

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    Fantastic fighter, surprisingly deep despite very simple command input. There is no dashing, complex special move inputs, or even crouching.

    B jumps, Y is your basic attack, X & A are special attacks, L1 is your super special, R1 is your throw. If you press forward or back with your specials you adjust their speed, if you hold the button you adjust the 'thump' of the move. With your basic attack it also changes the speed and low/mid/high attack to do do it standing vs with . You can also perform each of these including your special in mid jump. That's it, but with just these mechanics it still plays very solid and had a lot to offer.

    Easily the most high quality accessible fighter I've played. Only real complaint is a relatively small roster of very well designed characters.

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    Release Date
    July 25, 2019
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    Game Size
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    up to 2 players
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    Supports Cloud Saves
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    Languages (Europe)
    English, French, Japanese, Spanish
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    © 2019, Sirlin Games. All rights reserved. Fantasy Strike and Sirlin Games are registered trademarks of Sirlin Games, LLC.
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