The fighting game genre has its origins in the arcade game industry of the 1970s. Early examples include Heavyweight Champ, Karate Champ, and Street Fighter II. The genre was popularized in the 1990s by games such as Mortal Kombat and Virtua Fighter. In the 2010s, the genre has seen a resurgence in popularity with games such as Street Fighter IV, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Injustice: Gods Among Us. In this blog post, we will explore the history of fighting games and their recent resurgence in popularity.