The action RPG Black Myth: Wukong is looking even better than it’s first gameplay video. The environmental effects are truly impressive, but it’s the fighting and enemy design that has us really excited for this game, inspired by the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West.
Fighting games typically use motion capture or hand-animated movements. There are CGI algorithms out there that can combine multiple moves, but they often have flaws. Two Minute Papers shows off an AI tech that not only can learn to fight but can create its own novel moves. Download the paper here.
Remember 8-bit fighting games like Karateka and International Karate? The members of dance/comedy troupe Fair Play Crew did a great job replicating the staccato movements of the characters in retro games like those. The fun starts at 1:07:17 on this Shanghai TV talent show.
This comprehensive collection of Team Ninja’s masterful fighting games includes Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. You’ll also get most of the DLC costumes and models, as well as additional playable characters. Coming 6.10.2021 to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.
Directed by Cassius Corrigan, this psychological thriller follows the story of an up-and-coming MMA fighter battling dissociative identity disorder. As he delves into his trauma with a psychologist, he risks his career, as his rage is his greatest asset in the ring. Now streaming on HBO and HBO Max, on TV on HBO Latino.
(PG-13: Gore) The special release of the world’s most brutal fighting game includes every MK11 fighter, every guest character, new stages, new fatalities, and much more. Watch as new fighters Fujin, Sheeva, and the most exciting new addition, Robocop, show off their unique weapons and fighting styles. Drops 5.26.2020.
A group of stunt actors perform a series of routines in the fighting styles of five video game series, Assassin’s Creed, Metal Gear, Witcher, Uncharted, and our personal fave, God of War. The sound design is a little over the top, but the fight choreography is spot on. (Thanks Micah!)
A lighthearted take on the 1979 classic The Warriors replacing the original’s street thugs with Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde, and Pac-Man himself. It’s a fun action-packed short from Fury Fingers, though we were hoping the Furies would turn up to play some R.B.I. Baseball.
Unified Weapons Master hopes to launch a new combat sport which allows fighters to wield real-world melee weapons, protected by a high-tech suit of armor called The Lorica, which can track damage and relay the stats in real time. Support the project over on Indiegogo.
If you’ve ever seen a Jason Statham movie, you know he beats the crap out of his enemies. The guys at Burger Fiction decided to tally up every punch he’s ever thrown on screen, condensing the epic beat down into a 4-minute video. We’re not sure Gnomeo & Juliet counts.