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Every Fighting Game Release in 2024

2024 is a huge year for fighting games. Between huge crossovers, epic DLC, new games and entries in some of the biggest franchises, we've got every major release coming this year

2023 was one of the biggest years in recent fighting game memory. The release of Street Fighter 6, Mortal Kombat 1 and Granblue Versus: Rising saw a huge resurgence of the FGC and increased gamers’ interest in the often impenetrable genre. In 2024, there are still some big title releases that are waiting in the wings and some DLC dropping for games already in the wild. So here’s a look at the release calendar for fighting games in 2024.

(More dates will be added to this post as they are released)

At A Glance:

  • The year is front-loaded with Tekken 8 arriving on January 26th starting the year off with a major release
  • Street Fighter 6 and GBVS: Rising are both slated for DLC in Q1 2024
  • There are currently no release details on Riot Game’s fighter, Project L

Winter 2024

Lucilius (GBVS: Rising DLC) — January 16th

Lucilius character art

The first bit of new content for fighting games comes by way of Granblue Versus: Rising which is already getting its first new fighter only a month after its release.

Under Night In-Birth 2 Sys:Celes — January 25th

The UNI series is a mainstay of the “anime fighters” subgenre and the latest iteration will include a couple of new characters and some additional systems to keep things fresh.

Tekken 8 — January 26th

One of the most anticipated games of the year, Tekken 8 is the last of the “big three” fighting games to be released in this generation.

Ed (Street Fighter 6 Character DLC)

Ed made his debut in Street Fighter V with the unique mechanic that he required no motion inputs, only button presses. It will be interesting to see how he plays in SF6’s Modern control scheme.

Jujutsu Kaizen Cursed Clash

Mahito in Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash

The villainous Mahito joins the roster

This “ninja storm” style game is based on the popular anime which is known for its flashy fights and heavily stylized power system.

2B (GBVS: Rising DLC)

2B release date for Granblue

In one of the more unexpected announcements from Granblue Fest, Nier: Automata’s 2B slashes her way into GBVS:R in February of this year.

Spring 2024

Akuma (Street Fighter 6 DLC character)

This demonic fighter is a fan-favorite among Street Fighter fans and his inclusion is sure to get people hype.

Vane & Beatrix (GBVS: Rising DLC Characters)

Fresh off the back of GranBlue Fantasy: ReLink, which drops in January, these two characters from the Granblue universe are sure to get some folks coming from that game excited.

Summer 2024

(currently, no releases announced )

Autumn/Winter 2024

(currently, no release announced)

No Date Announced

DragonBall Sparking Zero
Rivals of Aether 2