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Attack warning

Video game concept

There's a brief warning before any enemy attack, either quite visible pull back before striking or other style of readying a weapon or possibly just an angry flash of color.

11
games
5
platforms

Alternate names: Telegraphed attacks
Name variations: attack telegraphing

The first video game about Attack warning was released on October 14, 2008.

Sega and Capcom has published most of these games

See also: threat display

Implied: dodging, blocking, parrying, counter attacking
... the attack warning serves little purpose if none of these is in the game, though player can be required to simply back off or jump away for the same thing.