New four-player fighting game comes to Xbox One

There has been a depressingly low number of good four player local games released on the Xbox One since it launched. Lara Croft: Temple of Osiris was enjoyable and the recently released SlashDash is a lot of fun but in an age of online competitiveness, it’s beginning to look like local multiplayer may be dying.

Clash bucks this trend by basing itself almost entirely around local multi-player with an emphasis on four-player battles. The fighting game, which bares similarities to Nintendo’s Smash Bros. games, displays a much more stylized visual flair than its Nintendo competition with boldly colored backgrounds and surreal character designs. There does appear to be only four characters to choose from and the selection of stages is very small but it is also priced appropriately and is worth checking out, especially if you have friends over and they all want to play something simultaneously.

Here’s the official description:

Clash is a beautiful and family friendly game where all ages can play together in a fun and competitive gaming environment. Every character have a unique design and personality, Kibo, the white lion king of the Savannah, Lazarus the furious hunter of the night, Ceto the wimpy protector of the deep and Xian Yu the jolly Guardian of the Sun Valley.

This is a fast-paced four-player fantasy arena fighter. The focus of the game is to defeat your friends in a couch gaming manner. Each player has two combat options: A magical shield block and a dash attack. There are different game modes that have different objectives for players to compete against each other.

Will you be giving Clash a look or is there already another four-player multiplayer game you like to play on Xbox One? Let us know what games you like to play when friends and family come around in the comments below.

Clash on Xbox One

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