The Upcoming Fighting Games of 2022

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The fighting game community is going to bask in a lot of goodness in 2022.

And that's due in part to a wealth of brand-new entrants into the thriving genre of fighters and the ongoing updates for previously released fan favorites. This new year brings with it the 15th mainline entry in the long-running The King of Fighters franchise, a highly-requested rerelease of an Arc System Works anime fighter, a brand new brawler based on a Korean beat 'em up MMORPG, and so much more.

As the year winds down, we'll make sure this list of 2022 fighting games stays updated as new developments are made. This shall be the definitive listing of the upcoming fighting games slated for the new year!

Previously Released Fighting Games Set for Updates

Guilty Gear Strive - ongoing Season 1 DLC character releases (Baiken & Testament), 'Combo Maker' mode, additional Season 1 battle stages ('Lap of the Kami' & 'White House Reborn'), 'Digital Figure' mode, 'Another Story' expansion, ongoing Season 2 DLC character releases (Bridget & Sin), and crossplay between PS4/PS5/PC - Steam players.

Dragon Ball FighterZ - ongoing DLC character releases (Lab Coat Android 21).

Street Fighter V - final Battle Balance Adjustment, new graphics filter modes (cel-shading & pixelation) for offline modes only, new tracksuit colors, CAP-JAMS remixes (Dan, Rose, Oro, Akira, & Luke), and Capcom Pro Tour 2022 DLC.

Skullgirls 2nd Encore - ongoing DLC character releases (Umbrella & Black Dahlia).

Melty Blood: Type Lumina - ongoing DLC character releases (Dead Apostle Noel, Aoko Aozaki, Mario Gallo Bestino, Powered Ciel, Mash Kyrielight, Neco-Arc, The Count of Monte Cristo, & Ushiwakamaru).

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl - ongoing DLC character releases (Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jenny from My Life as a Teenage Robot, Hugh Neutron from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, & Rocko from Rocko’s Modern Life), voice acting, and items.

Brawlhalla - ongoing DLC character releases (Snake Eyes & Storm Shadow from G.I. Joe, Ken, Dhalsim, M. Bison, Sakura, & Luke from Street Fighter, Simon Belmont & Alucard from Castlevania, and Aang, Toph, & Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender).

Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown - Tekken 7 Collaboration Pack.

Them's Fightin' Herds - 3.0 update (new Level 3 super attacks for the entire roster and balancing changes/improvements) and ongoing DLC character releases (Texas).

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - ongoing DLC character releases (Tengen Uzui, Advanced Demon Form Nezuko Kamado, Daki, 'Entertainment District' versions of Tanjiro Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, & Inosuke Hashibira, & Gyutaro).

1. 'The King of Fighters XV' - February 17

PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, PC - Steam

2. 'WWE 2K22' - March 11

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

3. 'Phantom Breaker: Omnia' - March 15

PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam

4. 'Persona 4 Arena Ultimax' - March 17

PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam

5. 'Big Bang Pro Wrestling' - March 30

Nintendo Switch

6. 'StudioS Fighters: Climax Champions' - June 17

PC - Steam

7. 'The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match Final Edition' - June 21


8. 'Capcom Fighting Collection' - June 24

PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam

9. 'DNF Duel' - June 28

PS5, PS4, PC - Steam

10. 'Fight of Steel: Infinity Warrior' - July 14

PC - Steam

11. 'MultiVersus' - July 26

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

12. 'Mega Man Battle & Fighters' - August 3

Nintendo Switch

13. 'GigaBash' - August 5

PS5, PS4, PC - Epic Games Store

14. 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R' - September 2

PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC - Steam

15. 'LEGO Brawls' - September 2

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

16. 'Them’s Fightin’ Herds' - October 18

PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

17. 'The Rumble Fish 2' - December 7

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

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