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(Quarter 2 - 2014)

June 29th, 2014
Persona 4 Arena Stage Play Coming To Japan

The critically acclaimed Persona 4 RPG and the fighting spin-off, Persona 4 Arena, have definitely put the series on the map. Thanks to its popularity in Japan, Persona 4 Arena will be getting a stage play adaptation. The live show will run from Dec. 19th-23rd at Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, as it states on the official website. Persona 4 Arena isn't the only fighting game to be made into a live show recently. Back in March, "Live Act Blazblue: Continuum Shift" hit the stage.

June 28th, 2014
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Nina Williams Kotobukiya Statue & E-Capcom Morrigan Statue Previews

Japanese figure maker Kotobukiya just revealed their latest piece in the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 line of Bishoujo statues. Based on Shunya Yamashita's TTT2 artwork, the 1/7th scale Nina Williams statue will become available in November in Japan (December in North America) and will retail for 7,776 yen (about $76 USD). Capcom also unveiled a new Kinu Nishimura-inspired Morrigan statue on their online store, set to be released this September.

June 27th, 2014
Primal Rage 2 Gameplay From Galloping Ghost Arcade

The guys over at Galloping Ghost arcade, one of the last remaining arcades in North America, recently acquired a rare prototype board for the unreleased and cancelled Primal Rage 2. Nonetheless, the prototype version of the game is actually playable, and Galloping Ghost recently posted several hours of Primal Rage 2 gameplay footage on Youtube. Warning: This game is one of the ugliest and most disturbing fighting games you may ever see. lol.

June 26th, 2014
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late's Opening Movie

Arc System Works just uploaded the full opening movie to the upcoming PS3 version of French Bread's 2D fighting game, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late. The "anime style" intro of Under Night In-Birth is about 1 and 1/2 minutes long and runs through all of the characters in the game, including the two PS3 exclusives: Nanase & Byakuya. Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late will be released for PS3 July 24th in Japan.

June 25th, 2014
The Rhythm of Fighters Out Now on Android &
iOS

The recently announced King of Fighters rhythm game can now be downloaded on Android and iOS platforms for $0.99. The core game features 14 classic NeoGeo tracks from titles such as: KOF, Art of Fighting, Fatal Fury & Metal Slug. Additional DLC song packs are also available. To see what the game looks like in motion and how it's played, watch the debut trailer.

June 21st, 2014
Mortal Kombat X Character Artwork For Cassie Cage, Kotal Kahn, Ferra/Torr, D'vorah & Scorpion

The official Mortal Kombat Facebook page recently unveiled several high-res CGI artworks for all of the new characters of MKX, including: Cassie Cage, Kotal Kahn, Ferra/Torr and D'Vorah. They also released two new images of Scorpion with battle damage. 

June 21st, 2014
King of Fighters Music Game Spin-off, Rhythm of Fighters, Coming Soon To Android &
iOS

This era of gaming has brought a wide variety of fighting game spin-offs to smartphones and consoles. The latest King of Fighters spin-off is coming soon, and it's a music / rhythm game for Android & iOS. Rhythm of Fighters features old school KOF backgrounds & characters and a variety of music tracks from SNK's library. Judging from the first screenshots, it appears players will tap or swipe music notes on an oval in the center of the screen to battle.

June 21st, 2014
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Free For Xbox Live Gold Subscribers This Month

If you're an Xbox 260 owner with Xbox Live Gold and you're looking to get back into Street Fighter IV, you can now download 2011's Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition free for the month of June. This free version functions the same as any of the retain versions and is compatible with the Ultra Street Fighter 4 digital upgrade.

June 19th, 2014
Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax Trailers For Adachi & Yu Narukami, Bonuses For Japan First-Print Copies

Today, Atlus released some new Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax trailers, this time featuring newly announced character, Adachi, along with the returning protagonist, Yu Narukami. Also take a look at several other recent character trailers for Sho, Yosuke & Yukiko. Additionally, check out some images of DLC content featuring Adachi, so far confirmed for the first-print copies of the game in Japan.

June 19th, 2014
Ultra SF4 Now Available For Pre-Order on PC

If you're planning on picking up the PC version of Ultra Street Fighter IV this August, you can now pre-order the game on a variety of digital retailers, including: Steam, Green Man Gaming, Gamestop, Nexway (UK) & GamesPlanet (UK). Like the consoles versions, a pre-order will come with the alternate costume pack for all 5 new characters. Also keep an eye out for possible discounts. For one, Steam is offering the Ultra digital upgrade for $12 via coupon.

June 19th, 2014
Under Night In-Birth Nanase & Byakuya Trailers

Arc System Works just released 2 new character trailers featuring the PS3-exclusive fighters, Nanase & Byakuya, in Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late. After checking out Byakuya's character artwork & screenshots from yesterday, now have a look at the new "spider-like" fighter in motion. Nanase, the schoolgirl who wields a giant sword, also shows her stuff.

June 17th, 2014
A Second New Character Revealed For Playstation 3 Version of Under Night In-Birth

Another new character has been revealed for the upcoming PS3 version of Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late. Check out the first screenshots and character artwork for Byakuya, a mysterious purple-haired boy who has a "spider-like" fighting style and can attack with eight claws & web attacks from long range. Under Night In-Birth is set to be released for PS3 in Japan on July 24th.

June 17th, 2014
DOA5: Ultimate's Phase-4 Available This Week, Pricing Details & Costume DLC Revealed

Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate's second DLC fighter will be made available June 17th on PSN in North America and June 18th on Xbox Live (worldwide). The European PSN release will follow next week on June 25th. Phase-4 will be released as part of Patch 1.07, which will also fix some bugs and make a few balance changes. Phase-4 along with her 6 alternate costumes will cost $12.99, and the new "Overalls" DLC costume pack is priced at $14.99.

June 15th, 2014
Ermac Concept Artwork Could Be A Preview of His Mortal Kombat X Appearance

Check out this Ermac concept artwork by NetherRealm Studios Senior Artist, Bernard Beneteau. Seeing as many of his designs from past MK games and Injustice have become a reality, there's a solid chance that you may be looking at the MKX rendition of Mr. Error Macro. This Ermac artwork also seems to retain the "ultra-realistic" art style previously seen in the MKX Scorpion cover art, adding some legitimacy to this speculation.

June 13th, 2014
Cervantes Unlockable in Soul Calibur: Lost Swords

The infamous & immortal pirate Cervantes can now be unlocked in Soul Calibur: Lost Swords via a new quest. The pirate ship stage from Soul Calibur 5 is also now featured in Lost Swords within the Cervantes quest. Here's the Cervantes reveal trailer along with some new screenshots.

June 12th, 2014
E3 '14: Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Stage Demo, Trailer, HD Direct Feed Gameplay on Playstation 4

Arc System Works is also at E3 this week to give everyone a fresh look at Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-. Gamespot posted a 9-minute stage demo showing some of GGXrd's story elements in motion along with some Sol VS Ky gameplay footage. Also check out the official E3 '14 trailer for Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-. [UPDATE] New HD direct feed gameplay videos of GGXrd running on PS4 were added!

June 12th, 2014
E3 '14: Mortal Kombat X - Cassie Cage & Kotal Kahn Gameplay Footage, Fatalities

During Day 2 of E3 '14, NetherRealm's Ed Boon talked more about MKX's "Character Variation" system and other details regarding gameplay. New footage gives us a first in-game look at Cassie Cage, the daughter of Sonya Blade & Johnny Cage. The Twitch video also shows the first raw gameplay footage of newcomer, Kotal Kahn. [UPDATE] Additional clip featuring Cassie Cage & Kotal Kahn fatalities was added.

June 12th, 2014
Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax Pre-Orders Come With Teddie Punching Bag & Tarrot Cards

If you were thinking about pre-ordering Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax for PS3 or Xbox 360, this pre-order bonus from Atlus might just seal the deal. Atlus announced that the first-print copies of P4A: Ultimax will come with an inflatable Teddie (mini) punching bag and 11 Persona tarot cards. The tarots cards are the first set of two (the second set will come with Persona Q pre-orders). The promo image for P4U2 pre-orders also hints that "more" bonuses will be added to this package.

June 12th, 2014
Capcom President Expresses Interest in Developing "Street Fighter 5" For PS4 & Xbox One

In a recent interview with Kyodo News, Capcom president Haruhiro Tsujimoto made it clear that "Street Fighter 5" is in the plans, and expressed interest in developing the title for PS4 and Xbox One. Tsujimoto also mentioned he'd be interested in making SF5 more accessible to beginners, possibly implementing a "pay model" to lessen the skill gap. Once word spread, this particular comment caused an outbreak of confusion on many gaming news sites...

June 11th, 2014
E3 '14: Raw Gameplay Footage of Killer Instinct's T. J. Combo, Iron Galaxy CEO Interview

The first "raw" gameplay footage of T. J. Combo's epic return in Killer Instinct was shown at E3 today. The KI segment begins with an interview with Iron Galaxy CEO, Dave Lang, who gives a preview of T. J. Combo's new stuff. The video also gives a closer look at T. J. Combo's stage, based in Chicago. The interview starts at 1:55:32 and the footage of T. J. Combo begins at 1:57:24.

June 11th, 2014
E3 '14: MKX Will Feature More New Characters Than Any Game in The Series, HD Screenshots

Today at E3, we learned even more about Mortal Kombat X. Producer Ed Boon stated that MKX will have "more new characters than any other installment" of the franchise, adding to the early speculation that MKX will feature a totally revamped roster. NetherRealm also released 10 "Super HD" screenshots, suppling an up close & personal look at the in-game character models! All the latest details and screenshots can be found on TFG's brand new preview profile for MKX!

June 11th, 2014
E3 '14: Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax Trailer

A new trailer for Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax debuted at E3 2014. Some of this trailer's content has appeared in previous trailers, but the gameplay footage from the English version of the game is all new. Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax is set for a Fall 2014 in North America For Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The European release date has not yet been announced.

June 10th, 2014
E3 '14: Over 12 Minutes of MKX Gameplay Featuring D'Vorah & Ferra/Torr, Character Variations

The E3 '14 coverage of MKX continues with an even closer look at the new Mortal Kombat! The latest gameplay footage from the early build of MK10 (running on PS4) presents in-game footage of new characters D' Vorah and Ferra/Torr, along with a new stage. MK10's character selection screen shows off fully rendered, animated character models. In addition, 3 selectable "Variations" of each character are shown (giving fighters access to specific attacks).

June 10th, 2014
Sony's Playstation Now Stream Service Will Offer Ultra Street Fighter IV on PS4, Vita, Etc.

New details regarding Sony's upcoming "Playstation Now" cloud-based streaming platform have been announced at E3 2014. PS Now will launch in beta form this Summer (July 31st), allowing users instant access to a variety of games on PS4, PS3, Vita, and select Sony TVs. Capcom's Ultra Street Fighter IV has been confirmed as one of the first games offered on PS Now. Hopefully "streaming lag" won't get in the way too much during online matches with friends... (Fingers crossed).

June 9th, 2014
E3 2014: First Gameplay Footage of Mortal Kombat X, New Characters Shown

Tonight, during Sony's press conference at E3 '14, the first gameplay footage of the highly anticipated Mortal Kombat X was shown to the public. The first gameplay trailer not only shows a classic match-up between Scorpion & Sub-Zero, but a variety of brand new characters as well. To state the obvious: Viewer discretion is advised. [UPDATE] New details on MKX's gameplay system revealed!

June 9th, 2014
E3 2014: Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + Alpha... is Really A Thing.

Today at E3 '14, Capcom totally spoofed their own rehashing of the Street Fighter series... announcing an update to Dead Rising 3, officially titled: Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α! This update makes classic characters Frank & Chuck playable, along with a ton of cosplays (featuring special moves & unique animations) from classic Capcom titles, such as Darkstalkers, Final Fight, Rival Schools, Power Stone, and more! For more info, visit Capcom Unity.

June 9th, 2014
E3 2014: T. J. Combo Confirmed For Season 2 of Killer Instinct, Reveal Trailer & Screenshots

Debuting at E3 2014, the newest Killer Instinct trailer shows fan-favorite character T. J. Combo returning to battle in KI Season 2. Like many of the returning classics, T. J. Combo shows off a new appearance, but retains quite a few of his classic moves. Additionally, it's been reported that Season 2 of KI will introduce a new gameplay mechanic called "Aerial Recapture".

June 9th, 2014
Ultra SF4 Alt. Costumes, Colors, Taunts & Ending Movies For Decapre, Poison, Hugo, Elena & Rolento

Here at TFG, we don't usually approve of posting spoilers (of any level) too quickly after a game's release. We think it's best for the player themselves to discover certain parts of a fighting game on their own. In any case, for your convenience... here are some HD quality videos of all alternate costumes & colors, taunts, and ending movies for the 5 new characters of Ultra Street Fighter IV!

June 7th, 2014
Combofiend Character Tutorial Videos For All 5 Of Ultra Street Fighter IV's New Challengers

If you're planning on learning how to properly use any of Ultra Street Fighter IV's new fighters, Capcom's Combofiend has you covered with some very helpful tutorial videos for Hugo, Poison, Rolento, Elena & Decapre. Each character overview is around 8-10 minutes long and covers a variety of each character's strengths, general strategies, and some combos. Also included in the mix is an USF4 System Mechanics overview video... Great for new players!

June 6th, 2014
Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax Cover Artwork Revealed

Atlus just unveiled the Japanese cover artwork for Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold (AKA Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax). The cover features a buffed up Yu Narukami along with ALL of the playable characters in the game (including the most recently revealed ones such as Adachi, Ken, and Koromaru). Is this a sign that P4U2's character roster is now complete? As always, TFG will update this image if we come across a higher quality version (which we usually do).

June 6th, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV Balance Change Videos For Vega, Fei Long, Cody, Ibuki, Rufus & Oni

Capcom has released the final batch of Ultra Street Fighter IV character balance change videos. In this last set, check out the new balance changes for Vega, Fei Long, Ibuki, Cody, Rufus and Oni. Hope everyone who purchased the digital release of Ultra SF4 this week is enjoying the game! 

June 5th, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Tournament Edition 2 Arcade Fightstick Announced By Mad Catz

Looking for a new fightstick for PS4, PS3 or Xbox 360? Coinciding with the recent digital release of Ultra SF4, Mad Catz just revealed the Ultra Street Fighter IV Tournament Edition 2 Arcade Fightstick. This arcade stick features genuine Sanwa parts, top opening clamshell design, and a PS3/PS4 toggle switch on the Sony version. This stick will be released in Japan this August for 19,800 yen ($193 USD) and will be coming to other regions also. For more info visit MadCatz.com.

June 5th, 2014
New Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Trailer Features Miyuki Shiba & Taiga Aisaka

Sega just released a new trailer for their 2D anime fighter, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax. Just over a minute long, the new trailer shows gameplay footage of Taiga Aisaka from Toradora! and Miyuki Shiba from The Irregular at Magic High School. If you actually know who these characters are, I suppose you'll also be happy to know that Ryuji Takasu (from Toradora!) & Tatsuya Shiba (from TIAMHS) will also appear in the game as assist characters.

June 5th, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV PS3 Collector's Edition Announced For Japan

A Collector's Edition package has been announced for the Japanese physical release of Ultra Street Fighter IV on PS3. On August 7th, both the standard and collector's versions of Ultra SF4 will be released in Japan. The bundle includes the PS3 game disc, a 36-page art book, an animation collection DVD, a soundtrack CD (7 tracks), and the 2014 "Challengers Pack" costume DLC code. The Collector's Edition will be priced at 4,990 yen...

June 5th, 2014
M. Bison Appears on The Pete Holmes Show

So far... Ryu, Vega, Chun-Li, Dhalsim, Ken, Guile, and Blanka have been featured in skits on the Pete Homes show. The latest episode sees M. Bison, the one behind the SF2 tournament, finally interviewed. Pete Holmes questions M. Bison's traveling system for flying fighters back and forth from country to country, and offers a new idea to simply host the tournament in Atlanta, GA. It's the best episode to date... if you ask me.

June 5th, 2014
DOA5U - NyoTengu Character Art, Screenshots

We now have the full details on DOA5: Ultimate's female Tengu (or NyoTengu in Japanese), along with official character artwork & screenshots. To reiterate, this week's Famitsu confirmed that Nyotengu will be added to the arcade version of the game later this month, but is also coming to consoles in the future (possibly late June as well). Phase-4 will also be coming to the console version in the next update, along with new athletic costumes.

June 4th, 2014
Preview of UDON's 600-Page "Artwork of Capcom Complete Edition" Artbook

Looks like us fighting game artwork enthusiasts have yet another Capcom artbook to look forward to. UDON Comics just posted a preview of their upcoming Artwork of Capcom Complete Edition artbook, featuring over 600 pages official and non-official artwork. This is basically a compilation of UDON's Art of Capcom Volume 1 & 2, but also features 75 pages of brand new material. This artbook will come in 2 editions, standard ($79.99) and Comic-con exclusive ($100). 

June 4th, 2014
Team Ninja Reveals "Female Tengu" Character For Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, Gameplay Trailer

Yesterday, Team Ninja teased 2 screenshots via Twitter, unveiling a new "female Tengu" character for DOA5: Ultimate. [UPDATE] It's been confirmed that "Nyotengu" will be released for both the arcade and console versions of the game. Nyotengu is described as a trickster character, using wind attacks and aerial movement. She fights using "Tengu-Do," the same fighting style as DOA2's boss, Tengu. Today, Team Ninja released a gameplay trailer for Nyotengu.

June 4th, 2014
Adachi Confirmed as DLC Character For Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax, First Artwork & Screenshots

Famitsu confirmed today that Tohru Adachi, the hard-working and usually friendly detective from the Persona 4 RPG, will be a DLC character in Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax. Adachi will use the Persona, Magatsu-Izanagi, and will have his own story in the game, titled "Episode Adachi". [UPDATE] Famitsu has revealed the first screenshots & character artwork of Adachi in Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax.

June 3rd, 2014
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Will Run At 1080p on PS4 & 720p on PS3, Cross Play Enabled

Today, Famitsu provided a bit of news regarding the upcoming console version of Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-. So far, the game has been confirmed for PS4 & PS3, and now we have new details on the console versions. The PS4 version will run in full HD at 1080, while the PS3 version will be at 720p. Cross-play will be enabled between the two versions, and Arc System Works restated that new characters will be added. The console version will also contain Story Mode.

June 3rd, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV Digital Upgrade Now Available on PSN & Xbox Live, New Trailers

The Ultra Street Fighter IV digital upgrade is now available on both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 for $14.95. This morning Capcom uploaded the Ultra SFIV digital upgrade launch trailer to get players hyped. Capcom Japan also released a new Decapre trailer. In related news, BradyGames has released the official USF4 frame data app for iOS devices (priced at $2.99). The Android version is coming soon.

June 3rd, 2014
Mortal Kombat X Scorpion Cover Artwork

So if you didn't catch the news yesterday, Mortal Kombat 10 was officially announced alongside the first trailer. Now, have a close look at the first promotional artwork for the game, featuring none other than the iconic hell ninja, Scorpion. These artworks are insanely detailed, so be sure to check them out full screen in HD. An early MKX box artwork concept also appeared on Amazon, but this is probably not the final box art.

June 2nd, 2014
Ed Boon Confirms Mortal Kombat X, First Trailer

Early this morning, Ed Boon confirmed that the new game in development is indeed Mortal Kombat X (10). A few minutes after the confirmation, he released a link to the official announce trailer on Youtube. The teaser trailer features Sub-Zero and Scorpion battling it out to a rap soundtrack (a bit of an odd choice for MK). As you can see from the trailer, X-Ray Moves will return from MK9. MKX is slated for a 2015 release for PS4, PS3, Xbone, 360 & PC.

June 1st, 2014
"Mortal Kombat X" Leaked on Amazon UK

Producer Ed Boon has yet to officially reveal what he's been teasing on Twitter, but today, Amazon UK posted listings for Mortal Kombat X... which appears to be planned for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. Earlier titles (such as Injustice & MK: Komplete Edition) have been leaked on European Amazon websites in the past, so there's already some legitimacy this leak. In any case, Mr. Ed Boon is expected to reveal more information tomorrow or later this week. Stay tuned!

May 31st, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV Balance Change Videos For Akuma, Dhalsim, Zangief, Dudley & Abel

The sixth installment of Capcom's Ultra Street Fighter IV character balance change videos has arrived. This time, watch some of the changes made to Akuma, Dhalsim, Zangief, Dudley and Abel in motion. The console release of Ultra SF4 is right around the corner!

May 29th, 2014
Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax Ken Amada & Koromaru Trailer, Golden Arena Mode Trailer

Atlus just released a new trailer for Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax, this time starring the playable duo of Ken Amada and Koromaru. This 1-minute trailer gives a preview of their in-game story and shows off their unique gameplay abilities. In addition, Atlus released another trailer unveiling "Golden Arena Mode" which contains a leveling-up system where players can unlock new abilities for their character.

May 29th, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV Balance Change Videos For Chun-Li, Ken, Guy, Yun & Hakan

Capcom has rolled out the fifth series of Ultra Street Fighter IV character balance change videos. This time, have a look at some of the adjustments made to Chun-Li, Ken, Guy, Yun and Hakan. The console version of Ultra SF4 is less than 6 days away, so if you plan on jumping online for some competition anytime soon, checking out some of these videos is probably a smart idea.

May 29th, 2014
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Coming to North America This Fall on Playstation 3 & Playstation 4

The next-gen installment of Guilty Gear is headed to a Playstation system near you, later this year. Released in Japan arcades this past January, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- will make its highly anticipated debut in North America on Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 this Fall. So far, the console version of GGXrd has only been confirmed for Playstation consoles.

May 28th, 2014
Mysterious Mortal Kombat Poster Leaked, Ed Boon Updates Twitter Profile To Match

Mortal Kombat series producer & co-creator Ed Boon has been hinting at a "new project" via Twitter for about a month now. A few tweets of his have suggested a new MK game is in the works (and his countdown should unveil something early next week). Earlier today, a mysterious MK poster was leaked by several sources, and Ed Boon has since updated his Twitter profile to match. E3 is now two weeks away; surely we'll have some details very soon.

May 28th, 2014
Patroklos Confirmed For Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, New Trailer & Screenshots

Patroklos, the main protagonist of Soul Calibur 5, has just been confirmed for Soul Calibur: Lost Swords. Bandai Namco has released a character trailer for Patroklos along with several screenshots. Additionally, a brand new "angel armor" customization set is also shown in the set of screenshots. The quest that unlocks Patroklos will become available today.

May 27th, 2014
Ultra SF4 - Capcom's Combofiend Talks Character Balancing & Player Feedback on PS.Blog

Today, Capcom's Peter Rosas (Combofiend) made a post on the official Playstation.Blog about the upcoming console version of Ultra Street Fighter IV. In the blog, Combofiend elaborates on how fan feedback played a major role in this update and gives a few examples of character balance changes. The Ultra SF4 digital upgrade will be released one week from today on PS3 (June 3rd), and hits Xbox 360 on June 4th for $14.99.

May 27th, 2014
Interviews With Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist Writer, Director and Actor, Joey Ansah

Coinciding with last Friday's release of Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist, a variety websites have posted interviews with SFAF co-writer, director and actor, Joey Ansah. In the interviews, Joey elaborates on the inspirations behind the film, the authenticity of the storyline & characters, the future of SFAF, and more. Dualpixels and 411mania also spoke with Mike Moh, who plays Ryu. (Interview links: Dualpixels, LATimes, Comicvine, Denofgeek, 411mania). 

May 26th, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV Complete Change List

If you've been enjoying the Ultra Street Fighter IV balance change videos and want to expand your knowledge further on what's new with your favorite characters, Capcom Unity and SRK posted the full change list for the upcoming console version (which differs from the earlier arcade version changes). The full change list goes through each and every adjustment made to all characters in Ultra Street Fighter IV

May 24th, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV Balance Changes For Guile, Sagat, Rose, Juri & Seth

Capcom's countdown to Ultra Street Fighter IV's console release continues with 5 new character balance change videos, this time showing off changes made to Guile, Sagat, Rose, Juri and Seth. Once again, these videos don't show "every" tweak made to each character, but highlights changes that Capcom feels returning players will find interesting. 

May 23rd, 2014
All 12 Episodes of Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist Now Available to Watch on Machinima

X-Men: Days of Future Past isn't the only big release today. All 12 episodes of the highly anticipated Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist live-action series can now be viewed on Youtube (via Machinima). Not counting the 2-minute "Episode 0" (titled Alpha), each full episode is around 10-13 minutes long.

May 23rd, 2014
Hugo, Poison, Elena, Rolento & Decapre Alt. Costumes From SFXT in Ultra Street Fighter IV

Today, Capcom released 5 new images of Ultra Street Fighter IV alternate costumes for Hugo, Poison, Elena, Rolento & Decapre. While Decapre's is new, the other 4 are taken straight from Street Fighter X Tekken. On that note, if you have SF X Tekken save data on your console, these costumes will be automatically unlocked when you load up Ultra SF4.

May 22nd, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV Balance Changes For E. Honda, dee Jay, Adon, Gen, Sakura & El Fuerte

Capcom is keeping the ball rolling with 6 more Ultra Street Fighter IV character balance change videos. This time check out some of the changes made to E. Honda, Dee Jay, Adon, Gen, Sakura & El Fuerte. Keep in mind these videos don't show all changes made to each character, but more-so "highlights" that Capcom thought players would be most interested in.

May 21st, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV Balance Changes For Dan, Balrog, Yang, C. Viper, Makoto & T. Hawk

Capcom has released 6 additional Ultra Street Fighter IV character balance change videos, this time highlighting the changes made to Dan, Balrog, Yang, C. Viper, Makoto & T. Hawk. In case you missed the first 6 character balance change videos, check them out here.

May 21st, 2014
Ken Amada & Koromaru From Persona 3 Set to Appear in Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax  

Today, Famitsu confirmed that Ken Amada and Koromaru (the dog) will appear as a single playable unit in Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax. Details are currently scarce, but we'll keep you updated as soon as we have more information. [UPDATE] Famitsu just revealed the first official character artwork and screenshots of Ken Amada & Koromaru.

May 20th, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV Now Available For Pre-order on Playstation Network

If you're planning on picking up Ultra Street Fighter IV when it hits consoles early next month, the digital upgrade version is now available for pre-order on PlayStation Network in North America (for $14.99). Note that this version only works for owners of Super Street Fighter IV or SSF IV: Arcade Edition. Pre-orders on PSN  will come will come with an XMB theme and alternate costumes for Elena, Poison, Hugo, Rolento & Decapre.

May 20th, 2014
Blanka Appears on The Pete Holmes Show

The latest Street Fighter 2 combatant to appear on the Pete Holmes Show is none other than the beast from Brazil, Blanka. In the latest SF2 skit, Blanka tries his best to convince Pete Holmes that he's not a baby-eating monster. After you watch the latest episode, check out the entire series of Street Fighter Red Tape if you missed any past episodes.

May 20th, 2014
Skullgirls Encore Update Makes Fukua Playable, Adds Story Scenario & 2 New Stages

The April Fool's joke character known as Fukua is now playable in the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC versions of Skullgirls Encore. Not only is she playable, but Fukua's story mode scenario was also added to the game in today's update, along with two new stages: The Glass Canopy and Nightmare Crest. Some balance changes and bug fixes were also implemented. Check out Fukua's reveal trailer in case you missed it from last month.

May 17th, 2014
Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works By UDON Comics Now Available in North America

UDON Comics just released what looks to be another amazing Capcom artbook. This new 224-page Darkstalkers artbook is filled to the brim with character illustrations, promotional artwork, rough concepts from all Darkstalkers installments; plus all-new tribute pin-ups from fan-favorite Capcom artists and creator commentary. The artbook is priced at $39.99. Check out some preview pages over at UDON Entertainment!

May 16th, 2014
Ultra SF4 Balance Changes Videos, BradyGames Strategy Guide & Frame Data App

If you're preparing for the arrival of Ultra SF4, you might be interested in checking out these 6 balance change videos from Capcom. The first set of videos covers some of the changes made to Ryu, Cammy, M. Bison, Blanka, Gouken & Evil Ryu. In related news, BradyGames announced an official Ultra SF4 strategy guide (coming in August) along with a frame data app which will appear in the App Store and Google Play on June 3rd.

May 15th, 2014
Ultra SF4 Digital Upgrade Hits PS3 June 3rd, Xbox 360 June 4th, Disc Version Available Aug. 5th

Capcom has announced the official release date for the "Ultra" upgrade to SSF4: Arcade Edition. Ultra Street Fighter IV will make its PSN debut on June 3, with an XBL release arriving June 4th. The digital upgrade will cost $14.99. The full disc-based console versions will later arrive August 5th (for $39.99), and the PC versions will be released August 8th. Finally, Capcom released a new trailer showing off the pre-order costumes.

May 15th, 2014
Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma Patch 1.10 Now Live on PSN, Full Patch Notes

If you've been playing Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma regularly, you've probably already downloaded that latest patch. If not, patch 1.10 became available to download on May 14th in North America & Japan. This patch brings the console version up to date with the arcade version balance changes (released last March), and also adds new challenge modes & bug fixes. Check out the full patch notes via the dustloop wiki.

May 9th, 2014
Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist Official Trailer, Series Premieres on Machinima May 23rd

Machinima has uploaded a full length official trailer for Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist! This highly anticipated live action series will depict the main storyline of Street Fighter, focusing in on the canon (and not widely known) storylines of Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Gouken, and Gotetsu. All 12 episodes of Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist will debut on the Machinima on May 23rd, 2014!

May 8th, 2014
Soul Calibur: Unbreakable Soul Debut Trailer & First Details, Now Available on
iOS

Yet another fighting game is getting the "mobile card game" treatment. Bandai Namco unveiled the first details and trailer for Soul Calibur: Unbreakable Soul. Players use attack cards to battle CPU opponents and other players, and the elements system from Soul Calibur: Lost Swords is also implemented. Players can mix moves and over 200 weapons which are one of five elements (fire, water, wind, light & dark).

May 7th, 2014
New Mortal Kombat or Injustice 2 On The Horizon?

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has started a "countdown" on his Twitter page, and the rumor mill is a turnin'. Starting earlier this week, Ed has tweeted out hints on each day, all unveiling a number descending from 29. Today, Ed tweeted the alphabet backwards (which has 26 numbers). If this countdown continues, something will be revealed at the start of June. Current speculations suggest an Injustice sequel or a new MK title...

May 6th, 2014
Ultra SF4 What's Actually New? (Video)

Outside Xbox uploaded a new video today which covers most of "what is actually new" in Ultra Street Fighter IV. The video runs through most of the new characters, and takes a close look at Decapre's unique abilities. Even if you're up to date on the latest USF4 details, check out this video for some fresh gameplay footage from the latest build of the game.

May 6th, 2014
Killer Instinct Combo Breaker Edition Now $14.99

Today, the official Killer Instinct Facebook page announced a limited time discount for the Combo Breaker Edition of KI (2013). The Combo Breaker Edition features all 8 characters from Season One, including the newest addition, Fulgore. So if you're a non Xbone owner, this means you can now play the new Killer Instinct for the low low price of $514.98 + tax!

May 5th, 2014
The Chainsaw Incident Kickstarter Campaign, "Fighting Game By The Minds Behind Tekken & More"

The dark indie fighting game known as The Chainsaw Incident could be the next big 2D fighting game... with your help. A Kickstarter campaign for the title has recently gone live, offering a variety of options to donate to the project. The Kickstarter page also features an in depth preview of the work in progress title, showing off character artwork & bios, animations, gameplay details, soundtrack preview, and much more! Check it out.

May 3rd, 2014
Guile Appears on The Pete Holmes Show

It's Guile's turn for an interview with Pete Holmes before the Street Fighter 2 tournament. In this skit, Mr. Holmes questions Guile's military qualifications and tries to obtain details on which war Guile fought in. Check out the latest Pete Holmes skit with Guile, along with all previous Street Fighter Red Tape episodes over at the TFG Funnies section.

May 2nd, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV Additional Features

Capcom Unity announced several additional features for the upcoming PS3 & Xbox 360 versions of Ultra Street Fighter IV. First up is "Training Mode Fight Request" which allows players to freely practice in between online battles. Next, "Offline Battle Log" automatically archives offline matches so you can replay them with ease. And as previously announced, Ultra SF4 will also feature an easy to use "Upload to Youtube Feature".

May 2nd, 2014
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late - Playstation 3 Version Details & Screenshots

New details regarding the PS3 version of Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late have just been revealed. The console version will feature 8 gameplay modes, including: Story, Score Attack, Time Attack, Survival, Training, VS CPU, and Network. The online mode will feature 8-player battle lobbies with spectating functionality, Ranked Battles and Online Leaderboards. Check out 14 new screenshots of the PS3 version and...

May 2nd, 2014
Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax Yukari Takeba Trailer

Atlus uploaded a new promotional trailer for the upcoming Japanese console version of Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold (or Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax in America). Exactly one minute long, the new trailer takes a look at new character Yukari Takeba. Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax is set to be released on August 28th in Japan and September 16th in North America.

April 29th, 2014
Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! Coming To PS3 in North America on September 30th

According to Amazon.com, the latest arcade update to Arcana Heart 3 will be arriving in North America on Sept. 30th for PS3. Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! (yes, 5 exclamation points and all) doesn't introduce any new characters over the previous version, but does feature character rebalance, a new "hot springs" story scenario, Trial Mode with 90 missions, Time Attack Mode, Replay Viewer, and Online Multiplayer.

April 29th, 2014
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle Released in North America, New Story Trailer

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is now available in North America! To celebrate the launch, Bandai Namco released a new story trailer for the English version. The 8-minute trailer runs through the first 3 story arcs of the series, showing a ton of dialogue and gameplay footage along the way.

April 26th, 2014
Skullgirls Encore Free For PS+ Members in May

Playstation.blog recently posted a preview of PSN's May 2014 update. Among the free games becoming available to Playstation Plus members will be Skullgirls Encore. The exact date for the game's PS Plus debut hasn't been announced yet.

April 24th, 2014
Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist - Ken Trailer

A new teaser trailer for Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist focusing in on Ken Masters was released today. Like the Ryu trailer, this 1 and 1/2 minute teaser sets up Ken's role in the storyline. The Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist series will debut on the Machinima youtube channel in May 2014, before hitting TV, On-demand and DVD/Blu-ray.

April 24th, 2014
Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax - New Details on Console Version, Rise Kujikawa Reveal Trailer

Today, Famitsu spilled a bunch of details about the console version of Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax and the latest character to be revealed, Rise Kujikawa. Also check out the high quality magazine scans straight from Famitsu, which feature tons of new character artwork and screenshots! [UPDATE] Check out Rise Kujikawa's reveal trailer, some raw gameplay footage of Rise, and 2 recently released P4U2 trailers.

April 23rd, 2014
Soul Calibur: Unbreakable Soul Announced

Back in October 2013, Namco Bandai trademarked the title, Soul Calibur: Unbreakable Soul. Since then, there haven't been any leads as to what kind of title this could possibly be, but we now know the game will appear on mobile platforms. Namco also recently revealed the logo for the new title. Other than that, there are no further details available at the moment. TFG will keep you informed as soon as more info is available!

April 23rd, 2014
Sadira's Retro Costume Leaked in Killer Instinct

It's no secret that new alternate costumes randomly appear in Killer Instinct before being officially revealed. A Youtuber by the name of Gaming Skulls has discovered the latest leak, Sadira's "Retro" costume in KI3. Sadira is the only 100% new character to appear in KI3 so far, and her retro gothic look seems to fit right in with classic KI. Check out some screenshots and gameplay footage of Sadira's retro costume.

April 22nd, 2014
Under Night In-Birth Coming to PS3 July 25th

Yet another Japanese-born fighting game is headed to PS3. French-Bread and Arc System Works are bringing Under Night In-Birth to PS3 in Japan on July 25th. Nanase, a new playable character will also appear in the console version (and likely won't be the only new character). New modes such as Survival, Training, Online Mode, and Player Customization will debut in the console version. The PS3 port is currently 70% complete.

April 22nd, 2014
Famitsu Confirms Rise Kujikawa Playable in Console Version of Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax

A few days ago, a rumor circulated from Best Buy's listing for Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax (which has since been removed) which stated Persona 3's Ken Amada and Persona 4's Rise Kujikawa will be playable characters in the upcoming console version. Turns out the rumor is true (at least half of it), as Famitsu has confirmed Rise Kujikawa for P4A Ultimax! Here's the Famitsu scan that confirms it. Stay tuned for further details! (Source: Famitsu)

April 22nd, 2014
Killer Instinct Season 2 To Add 8 Characters To The Roster, Along With No Mercy Finishers

Iron Galaxy, the new developers of Xbox One's Killer Instinct, just announced the first details regarding "Season 2" of KI. In the last PlayXBLA live stream, it was stated that Season 2 will add 8 characters and No Mercy finishers. While there's no word on which characters will make the cut, interestingly, there are 8 KI veterans who have yet to appear in KI3: Riptor, Cinder, T. J. Combo, Eyedol, Maya, Kim Wu, Tusk & Gargos.  (Sources:  SRK, EGM)

April 21st, 2014
New Fatal Fury Premium Cinematic Trailer

SNK Playmore recently released a new trailer for their upcoming Japanese Pachislot title based on the Fatal Fury / Garou series, Fatal Fury Premium. If you enjoyed the action of the previous trailer, the new 6-minute trailer contains even more cinematics featuring a variety of classic Fatal Fury characters "re-imagined" with 3D graphics. A new feature called "Krauser Mode" also makes its debut in the new trailer.

April 20th, 2014
Soul Calibur: Lost Swords Hits North American Playstation Network This Tuesday

Today, Playstation Blog confirmed the new games coming to PSN this week. Among them is Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, which originally came out in Japan on February 7th. Now players in North America can try out the continuously evolving, F2P single player fighting game this Tuesday (April 22nd).

April 18th, 2014
Big Band Hits Skullgirls Encore on PS3 Next Week

It's been quite a long wait for Skullgirls fans, but the next free DLC character, Big Band, will finally be coming to the PS3 version Skullgirls Encore next Tuesday (April 22nd). PS.Blog posted a new trailer featuring the final build of Big Band, and also provided a sneak peek at the next DLC character, Eliza. Big Band is still being tested on the Xbox 360 version and Lab Zero is waiting to hear back from Microsoft.

April 17th, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV Opening Movie, New Trailer, Famitsu Scan Shows Alt. Costumes In-Game

With Ultra Street Fighter IV releasing in Japanese arcades yesterday, the game's full opening movie is now online. Ultra SF4's intro includes some "copy paste" action from previous intros, but also contains new sequences to introduce each of the newcomers. Capcom also released a new trailer which mostly recaps the game's new features, and finally, a scan from Famitsu provides a look at UDON's alt. costumes...

April 16th, 2014
Taki Makes Her Return in Soul Calibur: Lost Swords

Taki was replaced by her student, Natsu, in Soul Calibur 5. The original kunoichi of the Soul series will finally return in the F2P title for PS3, Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, later this month. Lost Swords is currently available on PSN in Japan and will be released worldwide soon. Just posted today, check out Taki's reveal trailer along with some HD screenshots.

April 15th, 2014
Ultra SF4 Decapre Alternate Costume Artwork

Capcom revealed a concept artwork of Decapre's alternate costume in Ultra Street Fighter IV this evening. Like the other USF4 alternate costumes, this costume was designed and drawn by UDON Comics. UDON's re-imagined version of Decapre is clearly a very different and "bizarre" take on the Cammy clone, and almost seems a bit "Guilty Gear inspired".

April 15th, 2014
Pop Culture Shock MK9 Baraka Statue Preview

Pop Culture Shock Toys have unveiled their latest fighting game statue, Mortal Kombat's Baraka. This 17.5 inch statue will be released in Q1 of 2015 and will come in two versions: PCS exclusive & regular. The exclusive version comes with an extra set of arms and is limited to 200 pieces ($370), while the regular version is limited to 350 pieces ($360). Pre-orders for the statue open on April 21st. For more info, visit: PopCultureShock.

April 15th, 2014
Someone Wrote A Book About EVO Moment #37

It's been 10 years since Daigo Umehara's legendary comeback against Justin Wong in that faithful SFIII: 3rd Strike match at Evolution 2004. "Evo Moment 37" is regarded by many as one of the most epic moments in competitive video game history, and now there's a book about it. Kotaku interviewed the author, Glenn Cravens, about his recently published book, reflecting on the past 10 years of fighting games.   (via Kotaku)

April 13th, 2014
Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma Hits Playstation Vita on June 24th in North America

Arc System Works recently confirmed the North American release date for the PS Vita port of Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma. While Japan gets the Vita version April 24th, Vita owners in NA can get their hands on the portable version exactly 2 months later on June 24th. As previously reported, the Vita port contains an exclusive beach / island storyline featuring Ragna, Noel, Kagura, and Celica. Fore more details:

April 12th, 2014
Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist - Ryu Trailer

A brand new teaser trailer for Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist was released this weekend. This 1 and 1/2 minute trailer revolves around Ryu's growth as a fighter and learning how to control his powers. The Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist series will debut on the Machinima youtube channel in May 2014, before hitting TV, On-demand and DVD/Blu-ray.

April 12th, 2014
DOA5: Ultimate "Million Fighters" Character & Costume Pack Available For $19.99 on PSN

If you're like me and haven't picked up DOA5: Ultimate yet, PSN still has a big discount going on for DOA5U: Core Fighters. There was some confusion regarding the price of this pack early on, but currently, the "Million Fighters Set" (25 characters + 81 costumes) can be purchased on PSN for $19.99, a huge markdown from the full game price ($34.99). Note that this pack does not contain Marie Rose and is only for PS3.

April 10th, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV Final Change List

Ultra Street Fighter IV will be arriving in Japanese arcades very soon, followed by a worldwide console release later in early June. Capcom has just compiled the full change list for the game, which includes all the system changes and individual character changes you could ask for. If you're the type of player who likes to study a game before it's even released, look no further than the Ultra SF4 final change list (via SRK).

April 10th, 2014
KI (2013) Fulgore Classic Costume Leaked, Shadow Jago Ultimate Combo, New Character Teased

Continuing the trend of costume reveals in the new Killer Instinct, Fulgore's classic costume was recently leaked. Check out some screenshots of classic Fulgore, along with a video demo. In other news, Shadow Jago has been confirmed as the boss of the game's new arcade mode and has received new moves, along with an Ultimate Combo finishing move. A mysterious new character known as "ARIA" was teased as well. 

April 8th, 2014
Killer Instinct Fulgore Update Now Live on Xbox One

The downloadable update that adds Fulgore to Xbox One's Killer Instinct has arrived a day early. Players can now download the patch which finally adds Arcade Mode, Online Battle Lobbies, and of course, gives players access to series veteran, Fulgore. Note that the update weights in at a hefty 6.8 GB, so it may take a while to download. And in case you missed the Fulgore reveal trailer from a couple weeks back, check it out here.

April 8th, 2014
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle Demo Now Available on Playstation Network

Fans patiently waiting to check out JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle can now download a free playable demo on PSN in North America. The demo features the full-length flashy intro movie, a preview of the new Arcade Mode, and 3 playable characters (Jotaro, Phantom Blood Dio, and Caesar). 

April 6th, 2014
Fan Made Dragonball Z Game Brings The Hype

It's well known that we don't cover "mainstream anime games" here on TFG, but a certain fan project made the rounds over the weekend... and is worth a look for fan service alone. A work in progress title called Hyper Dragonball Z was created with 2D fighting game engine M.U.G.E.N. by Team Z2. Hyper DBZ has the style of a classic 90's Capcom 2D fighting game. Check out a 5-minute trailer for the game.

April 4th, 2014
SNK Releases Promotional Trailer For Fatal Fury Premium Pachislot Title

Back in January of this year, old school SNK fans were treated to a cool trailer for an upcoming 3D Samurai Shodown pachislot title. As expected, SNK is working on yet another pachislot title, this time based off of famed SNK franchise, Fatal Fury. Without further ado, check out the Fatal Fury Premium trailer, which features a variety of recognizable characters from the series. Of course it's disappointing that this isn't...

April 3rd, 2014
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Added to Evolution 2014 Lineup, Namco Joins as Sponsor

SRK's Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar made a special announcement tonight regarding the official EVO '14 games lineup. Back when the original lineup was released, many players were disappointed to see that no 3D fighters would be making an appearance at EVO '14. However, that decision was revoked tonight... as TTT2 will now be featured at the tournament. Bandai Namco Games will also join this year's EVO as a primary sponsor.

April 3rd, 2014
New VGM Musicians Feature Added to TFG

Ever since Youtube began in 2005, fans of video game music have been able to connect in ways previously unimaginable. Nearly every year, we see a new cover artist perform their awesome rendition of one of our favorite fighting game BGMs on guitar, piano, violin, etc. TFG's newest Feature will highlight some these ultra-talented men & women. VGM Musicians will continue to be updated in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

April 1st, 2014
April Fools Character Playable in Skullgirls Encore, Might Stay on Roster Permanently

Today, Lab Zero released a trailer for Fukua, a "new" character... or rather, a clone / palette swap of Filia. The trailer is a pure spoof on Capcom's Decapre reveal trailer from last month in every way possible. However, Fukua is an actual character Lab Zero created, featuring a different moveset from Filia (see patch notes). Fukua is currently playable in the PC version, and Lab Zero CEO Peter Bartholow stated...

April 1st, 2014
Blizzard Announces Fighting Game, Blizzard Outcasts: Vengeance of The Vanquished

The official website for Blizzard's new fighting game, Blizzard Outcasts: Vengeance of The Vanquished is now live. The website has a ton of content, including: a teaser trailer, screenshots, character profiles, stage profiles, and even a look at the exclusive Blizzard Outcasts fight stick, complete with credit card slot for quick swiping. Told you not to believe everything you believe this week. :) A very entertaining April Fools joke though.
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