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The Best New Fighting Games to Play in 2024

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Is it safe to say that we're in the middle of another fighting game renaissance? If you need proof of that sentiment, all you have to do is look at what happened last year - we got brand new entries in Street Fighter & Mortal Kombat within months of each other, Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising gave a flawed fighter another chance at greatness, and major releases such as The King of Fighters XV & Guilty Gear Strive continued receiving fresh post-launch content. As we're now in the new year of 2024, it's about time we mapped out all of its marquee fighting game releases and acknowledged all of the updates set to come to fighters that still have thriving communities. Now without further ado, here are the best new fighting games to play in 2024!

RELATED: The Best New Fighting Games to Play in 2023

Previously Released Fighting Games Set for Updates

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AEW Fight Forever - upcoming Season 2 and Season 3 DLC character releases (Toni Storm, Swerve Strickland, Claudio Castagnoli, & Jamie Hayter).

Brawlhalla - upcoming DLC character releases (Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars).

DNF Duel - upcoming Season Pass DLC character releases (Monk and one more character TBA).

Dragon Ball FighterZ - rollback netcode update for current-gen consoles only (PS5, Xbox Series X|S, & PC - Steam).

Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising - upcoming Character Pass Part 1 DLC character releases (Lucilius, 2B, Vane, and Beatrix), additional premium avatars, new stages, new in-game features, online lobby update, new Grand Bruise! game mode, new online lobby minigame, new bonus story, and new game mode.

Guilty Gear Strive - upcoming Season 3 DLC character releases (two more characters TBA) and 3v3 team battle mode.

Mortal Kombat 1 - upcoming Kombat Pack and "Kameo" DLC character releases (Khameleon, Peacemaker, Ermac, Homelander, and Takeda Takahashi) and "Krossplay."

Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections - upcoming DLC Pack 1 character releases (Hagoromo Otsutsuki and four more TBA).

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 - upcoming Season Pass DLC character releases (Mr. Krabs and three more TBA).

Street Fighter 6 - upcoming DLC character releases (Ed and Akuma).

The King of Fighters XV - new gameplay mechanic ("Advance Strike").

Ports of Previously Released Fighting Games

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Dragon Ball FighterZ - TBA (PS5, Xbox Series X|S).

1. ‘Under Night In-Birth II [Sys:Celes]’ - January 22 (Deluxe Edition), January 25 (Standard Edition)

Available on: PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam

2. 'Toribash Next' - January 24

Available on: PC - Steam, Epic Games Store

3. ‘Tekken 8’ - January 26

Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC - Steam

4. ‘Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash’ - February 2

Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam

5. 'Fight Crab 2' - February 13

Available on: PC - Steam (Early Access)

6. 'Yatagarasu Enter the Eastward' - February 19

Available on: PC - Steam

7. 'WWE 2K24' - March 5 (Deluxe Edition, 40 Years of WrestleMania Edition), March 8 (Standard Edition)

Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam

8. 'Die by the Blade' - May 16

Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC - Steam

9. 'Blazing Strike' - TBA

Available on: PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam

10. 'Blazing Worldstars' - TBA

Available on: PC - Steam

11. 'Coreupt' - TBA

Available on: PC - Steam

12. 'Diesel Legacy: The Brazen Age' - TBA

Available on: PC - Steam

13. 'DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO' - TBA

Available on: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC - Steam

14. 'Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves' - TBA

Available on: TBA

15. 'FINAL FURY' - TBA

Available on: Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3, Meta Quest Pro, PC - Steam (Steam VR)

16. 'Rivals 2' - TBA

Available on: PC - Steam

17. 'Trajes Fatais: Suits of Fate' - TBA

Available on: PC - Steam

18. 'Netcode Warriors' - TBA

Available on: PC - Steam

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