Inspired by sideview fighting arcade games like Street Fighter, designer Ben Yamada’s Way of the Fighter pits martial artists against each other in arena duels. Ninja Division previewed the game design at last summer’s Gen Con (see “Ninja Division Unveils Upcoming Games”).
The game will be sold in two separate boxed sets, the Way of the Fighter: Super and Way of the Fighter: Turbo. Each box will feature a different set of fighters, with five in each box, and different colored components: red and blue in Super and green and orange in Turbo. Each set can be used on its own for two-player games or the two sets can be combined together to play four-player tag-team battles.
Ninja Division is funding Way of the Fighter with a Kickstarter campaign, which was originally launched on November 9. Citing the recent election and the Thanksgiving holiday as reasons for cancelling the campaign, Ninja Division relaunched it on November 28, and achieved its $20,000 funding goal in the first 24 hours. Backer fulfillment is planned for August 2017, with a trade release to follow.