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The Rumble Fish 2
 

 
STORY:  The PROBE-NEXUS Corporation.

It is a big name conglomerate that is not unheard of in advanced countries. PROBE-NEXUS has had substantial economic influence after the reconstruction of a devastated country. But within the corporation, there is a change needed after the first generation of PROBE-NEXUS' initial creation has passed.

Vlad, the founder of the corporation and its chairman, announced his abrupt retirement for unclear reasons. Rumors passed through the population that he sponsored an underground fighting tournament known as the Fight for Survival, or F.F.S. for short., and they speculated this as the reason for his retirement.

Even so, the F.F.S., now in its sixth incarnation, would continue to rage on. Who would be behind the sponsorship this time?
 

All 16 fighters of The Rumble Fish 2.

 
ABOUTThe sequel to The Rumble Fish brings back the entire roster from the first game and introduces several new characters to the roster, including: Bazoo, Sheryl, Mito, Lud, and Beatrice. The core gameplay system from the first game is kept in place, but there are some significant changes.
 

That's a lotta punches...

 
The Offense and Defense gauges have been divided into three sections each, allowing for more usage of Offensive and Defensive Arts, as well as techniques tied to each gauge. An addition to the system is the Boost Dive, which puts each character into a powered-up state according to their style. All returning characters offer some new moves, and some commands have changed.


Page Updated: March 11th, 2014
Developer(s): Dimps
Publisher(s): Sammy
Platform(s): Arcade
Release Date(s): March 2005   ( Arcade)
Characters Zen, Garnet, Aran, Boyd, Viren, Orville, Typhon, Kaya, Hikari, Greed, Sheryl, Hazama, Bazoo, Mito, Lud, Beatrice

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Related Games: The Rumble Fish, Guilty Gear X, Blazblue, The King of Fighters: Neowave, Art of Fighting 3, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Capcom Fighting Evolution, Samurai Shodown 5, Samurai Shodown 6, Guilty Gear Isuka, Legend of Raven, Xuan Dou Zhi Wang
  

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Final Words:

Unfortunately, I never got around to playing the first Rumble Fish... and you guessed it, I haven't played the sequel either. At a glance, some of RF2's character designs are fairly interesting. From the gameplay footage I've seen, it seems like a solid enough game... definitely one I want to try eventually. Here's an idea: How about they release a compilation pack with both games for PS3/360 or even PS4/XB1? I'd buy it in a heartbeat. ~TFG Webmaster
 

 
           
 

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