Star Wars Gaming: Could a fighting game be a possibility?


After the great disappointment of Masters of Teras Kasi, would fans give a new Star Wars fighting game a chance?

Now before you have a reaction, hear me out.  Masters of Teras Kasi was released over 20 years ago. Is it quite possibly one of the worst game based in the Star Wars Universe? Yes, it definitely is. However, with how far gaming has evolved since then, couldn’t a new fighting game based in the SWU be great now?

Masters of Teras Kasi was terrible for a variety of reasons, all of which can be corrected if the game were to be remade now. One of its major downfalls was certainly the controls.  Combining a bad hybrid of the combat styles used in both Tekken and Soul Calibre with animation that couldn’t quite keep up with your thumbs, the game played like a sluggish mess. Not to mention that using a super move pretty much guaranteed you’d take half your opponent’s life meter away.

Who should be in the running to create a Star Wars fighting game?

With the large number of hugely successful fighting games that have been released over the years, finding the right gaming studio to produce a new fighter wouldn’t be hard for Lucasfilm. Neatherrealm for one would be an interesting choice. What it has done with the Mortal Combat Franchise and DC’s Injustice is great. Creating unique specials for the variety of characters, not to mention environments and moves that take advantage of each character’s powers is the kind of take a Star Wars fighting game could use.

Imagine the possibilities with all the great heroes and villains we’ve gotten since the release of Masters of Teras Kasi. To have a Vader versus Kylo Ren matchup, Ashoka versus Rey, and all the other possibilities. Not to mention the DLC that could be rolled out including characters from SW: Clone Wars, SW: Rebels, and the new film installments. And don’t get me started on what some of the super moves could possibly look like.

Could Ubisoft be a far or its to produce a Jedi/Sith combat game?

However my for my money, Ubisoft’s For Honor is probably more ideal for combat if dealing with a game focusing more on the Jedi and the Sith. You can even add the Mandalorians in for a third faction. If you wanted to expand on that you could even add a faction consisting of pirates and bounty hunters. This, of course, would all depend on where in the Star Wars timeline a game like this would be placed.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 11: Roman Campos-Oriola, Creative Director at Ubisoft Montreal, reveals ‘For Honor Marching Fire’ during the Ubisoft E3 conference at the Orpheum Theater on June 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The E3 Game Conference begins on Tuesday June 12. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

For Honor has a great combat style/system that could easily be adapted for a Star Wars Centric game. If Ubisoft could add a more extensive story mode on collaboration with the Lucasfilm story group, you could end up with a good, bordering on great, game. It would certainly make up for how terrible Masters of Teras Kasi was, and finally give us the one-on-one lightsaber combat we’ve been craving in a fighter.