I’m not a huge fan of fighting games. I grew up with a sister and she coulda cared less, and unless I was over at a buddy’s place, I figured there wasn’t a real reason to get invested in them because they weren’t as fun alone. There are exceptions to that rule: Injustice, Killer Instinct, Marvel vs Capcom 2,  Tekken, and Soul Calibur.

The last two are the big ones though. Bandai Namco created those games and are attempting to expand on what they’ve been doing great for years in their upcoming, Rise of the Incarnates.

Rise of Incarnates is a free, 2v2 fighter that takes place in real-life cities ravaged by massive cold fronts and geological shifts across the planet. The incarnates are humans able to draw power from gods, demons and monsters of ancient mythology, and they’re each on their own mission to “defeat the Sovereign of this era.” Each incarnate thinks this message means something different – hence the fighting.

The incarnates revealed so far are Dr. Gasper Watteau (grim reaper), Terrence Blake (Ares), Mireia Valentin (Lilith) and Jedrek Tyler (Mephistopheles). See a rundown of their abilities and personalities here. Sign up for the alpha via the same site, with the box in the bottom-left corner.

The game is due out on PC later this year.


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