“Novice” Fantasy Strike coming to consoles
The game will be offered on Steam, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch beginning next month
David Sirlin is an expert – some might even say connoisseur – of fighting video games. He has extensive experience and knowledge across many different titles and knows the ins and outs almost as well as the developers themselves. Sirlin realized that something was missing from the fight game genre, though, and decided to fill the gap. He has created a fighting game that is designed for beginners so that they can get started in the space and work their way up to games such as Tekken or Street Fighter. Fantasy Strike is like a fighting video game with training wheels.
The game was developed by Sirlin’s company, Sirlin Games, and is a “streamlined” two-dimensional game that allows for single-button moves. This makes it easier for beginners to interact with the game by not requiring a need to spend an entire day or two learning how to make complicated maneuvers or scrolling through an entire move list that can never be memorized. It’s designed to offer a fun gaming experience as soon as a player presses Start.
Sirin explains, “To participate in a deep competitive game, you’re basically doing this sequence over and over: 1) understand the situation you’re in, what your options are, and how they all work, 2) make a decision about what to do, 3) execute that decision so it really happens in the game. A deep game is one where all three of those steps work well, and the quantity and quality of these decisions the game offers is high.”
Fantasy Strike is expected to be released on July 25 and will be available on Steam, as well as for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.