Art of Fighting 2 available now on Nintendo Switch

Hamster continue their noble quest to pump out classic Neo Geo titles on modern platforms. This week sees tough-as-nails Neo Geo sequel Art of Fighting 2 re-released on Nintendo Switch.

AoF2, originally released by SNK in 1994, was the fairly ineffective sequel to 1992’s Art of Fighting – naturally. Although it featured some new roster additions (including the playable debut of Yuri Sakazaki) and is a little less clunky than its predecessor, it still couldn’t turn heads in a year that also saw the release of Super Street Fighter II Turbo, whilst Mortal Kombat II also continued to ride a wave of phenomenal success.

Not helping AoF2 was its infamously brutal A.I difficulty, which saw many players drop in 20p, get rekt in the first match, and just go back to other games. In its favour, AoF2 does feature some awesome, huge sprites and nicely detailed stages. It also has a varied, 12 character roster and even a hidden final boss in the form of Fatal Fury’s Geese Howard, who apparently loves crossovers.

Art of Fighting 2 is available now on Nintendo Switch, priced at $8.

Bring the fight to life with Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax prize figures

Japanese publishers love their crossover fighting games. Just in recent years we’ve seen games like Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match merging characters from various Aquaplus visual novels and games and J-Stars Victory Vs which brings together the best of Shonen Jump’s family of manga. That’s really just the tip of the iceberg, I won’t even get into all of the crossover RPGs or Smash Bros. The latest crossover fighter, set to come to Japanese homes this November, is Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, titled for one of Japan’s most popular light novel publishers. Name an anime based on a LN and chances are good they were published under Dengeki Bunko.

So it makes sense that the game published by Sega would get some prize figures from Sega as well. They picked out eight fighters from the game to give the figure treatment, a real mishmash of characters. Well, with 14 playable characters and 23 support characters they definitely had some options. 

Here are the figures planned for release to Japanese arcades in 2015:

  • Kirito, Asuna – Sword Art Online
  • Kuroyukihime – Accel World
  • Shizuo Heiwajima – Durarara!!
  • Tomoka Minato – Ro-Kyu-Bu!
  • Shana – Shakugan no Shana
  • Mikoto Misaka – A Certain Scientific Railgun
  • Kirino Kousaka – Oreimo

That’s a pretty great lineup right there and they all look good. So glad they’re nearly all in action poses perfect for displaying squaring off against one another. If I was to have one complaint it’s that none of these characters are short on figure options. It would have been nice if they added a relative newcomer like Satomi Rentarō of Black Bullet that hasn’t gotten the figure treatment yet. This is definitely a figure series to keep an eye on next year that’ll hopefully continue on to cover the main fighters. 


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Tattoo Ideas Fighting Irish

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Celtic Knots

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