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Them's Fightin' Herds

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Fighting
Publisher: Modus Games
Release Date: Fall 2022

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'Them's Fightin' Herds' Comes To Switch, Playstation And Xbox This Fall, Season 1 Pass Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 25, 2022 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT

Them's Fightin' Herds is a 2D fighting game featuring a cast of four-legged combatants. Beneath the cute and cuddly surface awaits a mechanically deep, fighting game.

Them’s Fightin’ Herds is a four-button, 2D fighting game featuring a cast of characters designed by Lauren Faust (producer and developer for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic; creator, director and developer for Super Best Friends Forever). 

Tussle in Arcade and Local Versus Modes, practice in Tutorial and Training Modes, then dive into the game’s many online matchmaking features (with GGPO rollback netcode) to test yourself against players from around the world.

Or explore an episodic Story Mode that blends top-down adventure with fighting game combat challenges.


Alongside this announcement, Modus Games revealed that more content is on the way in the form of a Season 1 Pass featuring four brand-new DLC fighters, stages and cosmetics to look fresh while kicking butt. The Season 1 Pass will be included in the Deluxe Edition or available as a separate digital upgrade when it releases later this year on PC and consoles.

To see the game in action, tune into this year’s Combo Breaker from May 27-29 where players will go hoof-to-hoof in community-driven competition. Combo Breaker is an annual fighting game tournament based in Chicago, IL and the third-largest fighting game event in the world, bringing together fans and competitors from around the globe. 

Pre-order the physical version coming this fall from the Maximum Games Store now.

Key Features:

  • 4-Button Fighting - A (Light), B (Medium), C (Heavy), D (Magic).
  • Magic System - Emphasize your character’s special abilities through a dedicated button and unique resource.
  • Enhanced Super Attack - Spend an additional bar of meter during your super for a bonus utility effect.
  • Juggle Decay - An infinite-prevention system that increases a character's gravity the longer they stay in a combo, managing combo length without imposing hard limits.
  • Dynamic Music System - Rockin’ character themes adapt in the heat of the battle to make every fight feel like a clash of champions.
  • Rollback Netcode - Battle across the globe with little to no input delay with the power of GGPO.
  • Game Modes
    • Local Versus and Online Matchmaking - Play at home or fight worthy opponents on-demand.
    • Tutorial and Training Modes - Learn the ropes with guided tutorials, or practice on your own with a fully-featured, data-rich training room.
    • Sharable Combo Trials - Test your skills with premade combo trials or create your own challenges and share with friends!
    • Replay System - Record your matches then review every detail frame-by-frame!
    • Pixel Lobby - Join our visual lobby system which lets players freely explore and interact in a top-down themed environment with nostalgic style. Customize your avatar with cosmetic items earned through play!
    • Salt Mines - Hidden within each Pixel Lobby, a contest that pits players against waves of NPC predators and each other, combining dungeon crawl with fighting game.
    • Story Mode - An episodic adventure filled with exploration, combat challenges, minigames, and boss fights! Each chapter follows one character's personal quest to recover a magical, legendary key that will save the world from the return of vicious predators, banished in an age past. Chapter 1 (starring Arizona) is available now, with subsequent chapters to be released in the months following, free of charge.

Currently available for PC (Steam), Them's Fightin' Herds is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S in Fall 2022.


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