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Go For Broke: Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Lead 2018’s Fighting Charge
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Go For Broke: Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Lead 2018’s Fighting Charge

An in-depth look at how diverse franchises are making this a banner year for arcade fighting fans.

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In this quarter-chugging episode of the Popzara Podcast our own arcade pugilists Cory “Game Over!” Galliher and Herman “EX Alpha” Exum queue up to pick each other’s brains and shoot the breeze about this year’s best and most promising arcade fighters (so far); it will be a super attack!

We’re only a month in and the flurry of wildly successful hits like Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT are making us excited for what’s to come. And it’s not just hardened eSports players getting the royal treatment, either, as even complete newbies should find something that’s inclusively welcoming, yet still highly competitive. Yes, it’s possible to strike that balance!

But would you believe there’s more? Anime novel-based Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late[st] comes straight from Japanese arcades, and it looks like Capcom finally gets the formula right in the updated Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. It’s a great time to pick up a tournament stick and have that long-awaited dream match against the likes of Sephiroth and Noctis, or withstand the explosive rush of a Kamehameha Wave.