Data East fighter Karnov’s Revenge has been released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch

By on November 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm
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With people in full-blown nostalgia mode with fighters lately, we are seeing ports coming out more frequently on modern consoles. This week is no exception — as the Data East fighter Karnov’s Revenge — also known by its Japanese title Fighter’s History Dynamite — was released on November 16th for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.

The fighter — which is a sequel to the Fighter’s History title — never gained much popularity in the West. This could possibly be attributed to the copyright infringement lawsuit levied against Data East by Capcom over alleged similarities to Street Fighter II that made it look too similar. The lawsuit was eventually thrown out, but the damage was done in the eyes of the consumer. Despite this, the game has some interesting mechanics, including a stun meter which hinges on you breaking a medallion on your opponent’s body, requiring you to target that specific zone on the body.

Source: Microsoft StorePEGIWorld of Switch

Corey "Missing Person" Lanier is a full-time writer, and one half of the "So Smart" team that did commentary for Street Fighter V Crash. A former English teacher, he has spent 5 years living between China and South Korea before moving to Canada. When he's not busy writing, he enjoys streaming, playing mafia and elevating his Super Turbo game. He also believes Sailor Moon S is the best fighting game on the planet, and if you don't believe him, see him in Sailor Moon!