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What new fighting game releases, DLC and updates do we have to look forward to in 2022?

As we start our journey into 2022, the FGC finds itself in the middle of a transitional period with some big names like Capcom, NetherRealm Studios and Bandai Namco going dark on what they're cooking up next, but that doesn't mean there still won't be a ton of new stuff to play.

Let's take a closer look at every new fighting game set to release here in 2022 as well as all of those currently available that'll still continue to receive support and DLC moving forward.

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax re-release confirmed not to have rollback netcode on launch but is being considering for future patch

It was recently announced that Persona 4 Arena Ultimax would see a re-release on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on March 17, 2022. Many fans speculated that this would be a perfect opportunity to add rollback netcode to the game, but we've only recently received word on what's happening on this front.

According to Ryokutya2089's summary of a Famitsu Column (translations via Persona Central) featuring Kazuhisa Wada, creative producer and chief director of Atlus' Persona team, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will not have rollback netcode at launch. While this is troubling for those that want to practice via online matchmaking, not all hope is lost.

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LordKnight reviews his old Persona 4 Arena Ultimax tier list to prepare for the re-release

A couple weeks back, it was announced that Persona 4 Arena Ultimax would be re-releasing for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on March 17, 2022. This game originally hit the arcades in 2013 then the consoles in 2014.

Knowing that the game is getting a re-release, BC|LordKnight decided to revisit the tier list he created for the game back in 2015.

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So Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is totally going to have rollback netcode... right guys?

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax remained as one of the most highly-requested fighting game re-releases for years due to it being completely stuck on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and now we're finally getting it — but there's a chance it could end up a Monkey's Paw for fans.

The largest concern many in the FGC now for new game releases is whether or not it'll use rollback netcode. Atlus still has yet to confirm if Ultimax's new ports will implement updated netplay, but will they forgo rollback or are we worrying over nothing right now?

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax's re-release will almost be a totally different game compared to what we got on PS3 and Xbox 360

If you are worried about forgetting everything you once knew about Persona 4 Arena Ultimax or jumping into the game for the first time against experienced players, don't be because everybody is about to be on almost equal footing.

One of the most interesting things about this week's big announcement that Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is finally getting its deserved re-release is the fact that the fighting game spin-off will come packing the final handful of balance updates, which were previously exclusive to the arcade version and pretty much turned the game on its head.

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax announced for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC

After years of being left in limbo, Persona 4 Arena fans finally have something to look forward to in the near future.

Atlus announced at The Game Awards 2021 that Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will be coming to the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC.

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Awesome Adachi mod for Happy Chaos provides a glimpse of what Persona 5 Arena could look like in Guilty Gear Strive's engine

Persona 4 Arena fans have been practically begging Atlus and Arc System Works to create a follow-up to Ultimax, but developments on that front remain quiet to this day.

If the FGC does ever hopefully receive Persona 5 Arena, Monkeygigabuster's fantastic mod of Adachi over Happy Chaos is nearly perfect and Provides a glimpse at what the spin-off could look like using Guilty Gear Strive's engine. Some spoilers for Persona 4 below.

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Awesome Guilty Gear Strive mod transforms Jack-O into Persona 5's Haru but it's also kinda bittersweet

Arc System Works puts so much effort into the visual design of their fighting games that PC modders must also put in the extra work if they want anyone to use their creations over the originals.

One such modder Monkeygigabuster recently released their newest fan costume for Guilty Gear Strive which transforms DLC character Jack-O into Persona 5's Haru Okumura, and it's pretty darn cool.

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So what are the chances 1 of Persona's 7 anniversary announcements is Persona 5: Arena?

Earlier this summer, Atlus revealed they have something special in store for Persona fans with seven announcements on the way for the series' 25th anniversary, but no one knows what any of them are yet.

Now that we're in September, the month where the first showcase will be made, let's take a closer look at the chances of Persona 5: Arena finally being announced — or any fighting game tied to the RPG franchise for that matter.

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The dream of Persona 5 Arena still appears to be alive, at least for Atlus

Persona 4 Arena kinda came out of nowhere almost a decade ago and helped put Arc System Works back on the map for licensed fighting games, but fans have been waiting for a handful of years to see if Persona 5 would be receiving the same treatment.

While things have been quiet on the front of official talk for quite some time now, it appears that Atlus is leaving the door open for a potential Persona 5 Arena judging by their recently reported moves.

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What fighting game would you return to if it had good rollback netcode?

The push by the fighting game community to bring rollback netcode to the forefront of the attention of developers took years to reach where we are now with widespread adoption and acceptance, but that also leaves many titles potentially forever stuck in a place with sub-optimal netplay — even some of the most beloved titles around.

With Arc System Works now looking into bringing upgraded online to its older titles and SNK attempting to make their own for The King of Fighters 15, there's been a wider discussion brewing within the FGC as to what game's players would like to return to if they had rollback netcode now.

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Arc System Works exploring options to add rollback netcode in previous fighting games after positive feedback for Guilty Gear Strive and Accent Core

After years of requests from fans around the world, Arc System Works finally began to use rollback netcode in their fighting games with Guilty Gear Strive and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R though it sounds as though they are not stopping there.

During the New Game+ Expo event this week, Strive Director Akira Katano revealed that ArcSys is currently in the process of looking at their back catalog of fighting games to see if they can update them with rollback as well.

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The EventHubs crew ranks the best / worst fighting games of the 2010's from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to Persona 4 Arena, Street Fighter 5 and beyond

As we come to the start of a brand new decade, it gives all of us the perfect time to reflect on the journey of the last 10 years and boy has it been a journey in the realm of fighting games and the FGC as a whole.

We'd previously asked the community what you all thought the best / most important fighting games of the 2010's were, and so now the EventHubs team members themselves have come together to rank their favorite fighters of the decade in our very own tier lists.

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Update: What are the best and most impactful fighting games to release this decade?

Update: You can check out the final results of our poll below to see which games our readers believe to be the best / most impactful games of the 2010's.

December is upon us which means that there's only one month left in this entire decade that's been the biggest and most important eras in fighting game history. Today, the genre feels larger than ever before following the mostly quiet times of the 2000's before Street Fighter 4's release.

There's been so many fighting games that have come out in the last 10 years that many fans probably either forgot about or thought came out more than 10 years ago, so we've put together a giant poll to ask everyone what they think were the absolute best of the best and most impactful — from (Super) Street Fighter 4 all the way to Mortal Kombat 11 and Samurai Shodown.

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Badass, powerful and certainly cheesy - Click Burgundy's art is the perfect showcase of the best aspects in fighting games

Fighting games are a mixture of hype, feeling powerful and a healthy amount of cheesy goodness, so artwork capturing those specific elements makes them extra special at reminding us why we love the genre.

Click Burgundy is a Japanese artist we've featured a number of times on the site before, and their work certainly fits the mold of absolutely getting that fighting game charm right on the money.

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The Persona gang returns: Here's the character introduction trailers for Elizabeth and Adachi in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle's big Version 2.0 / Special Edition update is now just a few short weeks away from dropping, and we've still got some characters we need to see in action.

Arc System Works has now released two more character introduction trailers for a couple of the remaining cast members from Persona 4 Arena in the Velvet Room attendant Elizabeth and disgraced detective Tohru Adachi.

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Special Edition trailer shows off new gameplay footage and information on what to expect for the big Version 2.0 update

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle has a brand new and pretty beefy expansion coming in just a few months featuring new characters and features, and now we can get a better look at what all will be included come November.

Arc System Works released a new overview trailer for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 / Special Edition showing off all nine of the new fighters plus the modes and new mechanics currently being worked on.

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