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Blazing Strike delayed to Spring 2023

Posted on August 5, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Blazing Strike delayed

In announcement made by developer RareBreed Makes Games, the studio announced that Blazing Strike has been delayed to Spring 2023.

The fighter was unveiled for Switch and other platforms in May 2021. The game’s release window has shifted around a couple of times. It was initially planned for Spring 2022 and then Fall 2022. The latest fall target won’t be met and we’ll now be seeing it next year instead.

As for the latest delay, RareBreed Makes Games noted that the extra time “will help polish the game to ensure the best game experience possible”. The developer has also suggested that cross-play could be on the table.

Below is an overview of the game with more information:

Inspired by classic arcade fighting game series from industry greats such as Capcom and SNK, Blazing Strike evokes the excitement and nostalgia of 2D pixel art genre pioneers while incorporating a unique games system with modern mechanics.

Blazing Strike features a four-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, and online match via Persona AI, and online play powered by GGPO.

Here’s hoping that Blazing Strike won’t be experiencing any further delays, and we’ll report back once a final release date has been determined.


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