Sony Playstation - Released - June 30, 1998
Cardinal Syn is a 3D fighter that features a total of 20 characters. Eight of those fighters are selectable upon booting the game up; by finishing the game various times with different characters, more fighters become available. Additionally, there are two bonus characters waiting to be found -- are you good enough to unlock them? Gameplay involves destroying your foe by any means necessary. Each character comes with his/her own unique button combinations, special maneuvers, throws, etc. Like Namco's SoulBlade franchise, Cardinal Syn also features some weapon-based combat including battle-axes, crossbows, double-edged swords, lethal projectiles, and lots more!
Sega Saturn - Released - February 28, 1997
Criticom is a one-on-one fighting game where 8 diverse fighters from across the galaxy vie for a crystal artifact. The game features a sci-fi backstory that involves mystery and intrigue surrounding the crystal and each of the 8 fighters is given a unique storyline to explain why he or she is so interested in the artifact. Among the colorful characters are a giant lizard man named Gorm, a ninja lady named Yenji, a killing robot named S.I.D., and a mysterious vampire-like creature named Demonica who places little value on clothing. The fighting action takes place on a round, elevated platform. Each fighter begins the fight with a full power meter and one power meter refill in reserve that is activated when the primary meter is depleted. Thus, there are no rounds. The fight runs until one fighter is knocked out (no more power in their meter), one is knocked out of the arena (or steps/jumps out), or the time runs out.
Sony Playstation - Released - November 29, 1995
Two alien races, the Nezom and Zerai clans obtained a powerful crystalline stone called "The Relic," and anointed themselves "The Chosen Ones." The Chosen Ones used this power to subjugate the other races, exterminating those that failed to comply. After this era of war, The Chosen Ones began to enjoy an new age of peace. However, The Relic was stolen and The Chosen Ones' power was shaken. Now, warriors from all over the universe seek the relic, each with their own ambitions.