Former Street Fighter Dev Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for His Colorful 2D Brawler, Fantasy Strike

Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix designer David Sirlin has launched a Fig crowdfunding campaign for his “accessible” 2D brawler, Fantasy Strike. The game, which has been in development for two years, seeks an investment of $2 million. You can check out a trailer above.

In a press release, the developer wrote:

Fantasy Strike, is designed to be so “radically accessible” (without sacrificing depth of strategy) that even non-fighting-gamers can enjoy the genre. It’s also a way to unite fighting gamers; when two friends each play a different traditional fighting game, it’s tough for them to have a good match in either game, but they can both get up to speed in Fantasy Strike in minutes.

Fantasy Strike currently features 8 characters and 4 stages, with more on the way. Arcade, local versus, online play, and training mode will be playable immediately following the Fig campaign, with numerous additional gameplay modes planned for the game’s full release.

Fantasy Strike is in development for the PlayStation 4 and Steam (PC and Mac).