2014 is already filled with an amazing array of incredible games for all consoles. For teh more hardcore fighting game crowd, this year looks to be one of the best yet. Capcom is preparing a major update for it long-running Street Fighter 4 series; Nintendo is getting ready to drop another Super Smash Bros. for two consoles simultaneously; Electronic Arts is putting out its first UFC licensed game; plus, a Japan-only fighter is finally coming over to American shores.
These are the fighting games you need to know about for 2014!
Note - when official news of other fighting games comes out, we'll make sure to update this list ASAP!
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
Release Date: January 8, 2014
The heroes and villains of the Dragon Ball Z universe will be tearing it up in a new wide open fighting game. New characters, big bosses and 4 on 4 battles will make up the madness of this anime fighter.
Release Date: March 25, 2014
Only the most hardcore, diehard fans of fighting games know what the deal is here. Ragna and the rest of the BlazBlue crew are getting a bunch of new moves, plus new fighters, stages and refined mechanics are making their way into this latest update.
Release Date: June 17, 2014
MMA fans will finally get to test out EA's first gaming venture with the UFC in 2014. The graphics look amazing and we're sure the stand up/grappling mechanics will be as great as ever. DAMN, THOSE GRAPHICS ARE INCREDIBLE!
Soul Calibur: Lost Words
Release Date: April 22, 2014
Similar to Tekken Revolution, Soul Calibur: Lost Swords is a free-to-play single player rendition of Soul Calibur V. The token system is implemented in this downloadable titles and operates as a arcade cabinet fighting game would. A lot of familiar franchise combatants are here for players to take onto the war torn battlefield.