(Quarter 2 - 2019)

June 25th, 2019
Samurai Shodown's Season 1 DLC Lineup Revealed, Basara, Kazuki & Wan-Fu Confirmed

It's Samurai Shodown launch day! While fans are enjoying the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, SNK made a surprise announcement and confirmed all 4 upcoming DLC characters in the game's first Season Pass! Alongside Rimururu, Basara Kubigiri and Kazuki Kazama will be joining the game later this year, with Wan-Fu arriving in February 2020. Check out full-size character renders for all 4 upcoming DLC fighters, along with their release dates inside TFG's article! 

June 24th, 2019
Samurai Shodown (2019) Wu Ruixiang Introduction Trailer

SNK has released the final character introduction trailer before Samurai Shodown 2019's big launch tomorrow. It's time to take a closer look at Wu Ruixiang, a descendant of an ancient and honorable feng shui clan who serves the Qing dynasty. Her weapon, the Chaoji Zhaolong Luopan, features the design of a feng shui compass. Along with bringing some comedy and quirkiness to the series, Wu Ruixing aims to trip up her opponents with a variety of tricks and traps. 

June 22nd, 2019
Mortal Kombat Dance Team Wows America's Got Talent Audience

A dance team from Kyrgyzstan called Adem Show stole the show at America's Got Talent earlier this week with a breathtaking Mortal Kombat-inspired performance. You're breathtaking! You're all breathtaking! (Sorry, I'm still not over E3.) Anyhow, Adem Show used the likenesses of Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Smoke, and Raiden under the names Inferno, Cyclone, Elektro, and Vortex. Their hit routine is a mix of synchronized dancing and insane body contortion... with some Fatalities thrown in. 

June 22nd, 2019
Area Joining Fighting EX Layer in July, New Gameplay

As previously reported, Area is the next DLC character coming to Fighting EX Layer (and the final character Arika has shared concept artwork & screenshots for). On YouTube, Arika uploaded a new gameplay video of Area and confirmed Area's release date will be in July. Just over a minute long, the new official gameplay footage highlights the SFEX2 veteran's updated moveset in Fighting EX Layer.  

June 20th, 2019
"The King of Fighters for Girls" Official Character Artwork

SNK Japan recently announced a quirky new mobile title based on The King of Fighters series. Following the "girly" theme of SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, a game officially titled "The King of Fighters for Girls" is in development. While details are scarce, KOF for Girls seems geared exclusively towards Japanese female gamers or fans of dating sims. Indeed, it's as obscure and as random as it sounds. However, we do have high-res official artwork for every confirmed character in the game! 

June 19th, 2019
Samurai Shodown Hattori Hanzo & Earthquake Trailers

Today, SNK rolled out two new Samurai Shodown character introduction trailers for two more returning veterans. Take a look at the official trailers for Hattori Hanzo and Earthquake as they appear in the upcoming Samurai Shodown reboot. You'll notice that both characters (along with other returning veterans) retain their classic special moves from Samurai Shodown 2, in addition to elements from their SS3/SS4 movesets (if they appeared in those games), respectively. 

June 18th, 2019
Samurai Shodown Jubei Yagyu Introduction Trailer

The highly-anticipated Samurai Shodown "reboot" launches next week on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (June 25th). SNK has uploaded one of their final character introduction trailers, this time for longtime series veteran, Jubei Yagyu. Like past trailers, Jubei's 30-second introduction trailer quickly runs through some of Jubei's moveset. Jubei looks to retain key elements of his original playstyle, revolving around strong fundamentals, counters and anti-air. 

June 14th, 2019
Samurai Shodown (2019) Full PSN Trophy List Leaked

Launch day for Samurai Shodown (2019) on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is right around the corner! Old school SNK fans and new players alike are looking forward to taking the new Samurai Shodown for a spin very soon. To enhance your excitement, take a look at the full trophy list / achievements list recently posted online by Exophase. For you trophy hunters, Samurai Shodown (2019) will have 45 trophies including one Platinum. Worth noting... there are zero "spoilers" on this trophy list. 

June 12th, 2019
Samurai Shodown Galford Introduction Trailer

This evening, SNK dropped the latest introduction trailer for one of Samurai Shodown 2019's returning veterans. It's time to get reacquainted with Galford Weiler and everyone's favorite fighting game good boi, Poppie... "Hey Poppie!" Like previous character intro trailers, Galford's trailer is a brief 30 seconds long, but provides a closer look at Galford's in-game character model and gives us a glimpse at Galford's updated moveset, special attacks, and super move

June 12th, 2019
Granblue Fantasy Versus E3 2019 Trailer

Today, XSEED Games and Arc System Works debuted a new trailer for Granblue Fantasy Versus at E3 2019. While the E3 trailer doesn't show any new characters, it does reveal some brand new stages, new cinematics & character interactions, and introduces several heroes from the hit series. The 3-minute trailer also rocks out to one of the game's catchy guitar-driven BGMs: Platinum Sky by Stella Magna. 

June 9th, 2019
Samurai Shodown (2019) Rimururu Reveal Trailer

Following Kula Diamond's reveal in DOA6, SNK is keeping us cool this Summer with the announcement of another ice-based SNK heroine set to appear in Samurai Shodown. Rimururu is confirmed as Samurai Shodown's first DLC fighter as part of the Season Pass. The E3 2019 trailer shows some new gameplay of several characters, then focuses on Rimururu's latest appearance. Once again, the Season pass is free if you purchase the game before June 30th. 

June 9th, 2019
DOA6 Mai Shiranui & Kula Diamond Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Following the DOA6 finals at Taipai Major 2019, Tecmo Koei revealed Mai Shiranui and Kula Diamond's gameplay trailer. The 2-minute trailer highlights both of KOF XIV's female fighters in the DOA6 engine. As you might imagine, Mai and Kula retain many of their recognizable special moves and win poses from their many previous KOF appearances. Both DLC characters are planned for release on June 18th, 2019. 

June 7th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 and Samurai Shodown Coming to Stadia, Latest Details on Google's Cloud Based Gaming Platform

New information on Stadia, Google's upcoming cloud based gaming service, was revealed during yesterday's Stadia Connect stream. So far, three fighting games have been announced for Stadia: Mortal Kombat 11, Samurai Shodown (2019) and Power Rangers: Battle For the Grid. The concept of "online only" stream-based gaming has been met with healthy skepticism, as physical copies, collector's editions, and offline modes will not exist on Stadia. Here's what we know so far: 

June 6th, 2019
Samurai Shodown (2019) Tam Tam Introduction Trailer

This morning, SNK released the latest character introduction trailer for Samurai Shodown (2019). Iconic veteran from the first installment, Tam Tam, shows off his unique fighting style and moveset in his official introduction trailer. The Aztec-inspired warrior retains many of his classic moves and mannerisms. We also get to see some new footage of Tam Tam's updated South America stage, which includes a throwback to "Green Hell" from the first SamuraI Shodown title. 

June 4th, 2019
Arika Shares Fighting EX Layer Area Gameplay & Screenshots

Street Fighter EX2 veteran, Area, is planned to be the next DLC character coming to Fighting EX Layer. Today, Arika shared 2 minutes of early Area gameplay footage, along with some HD screenshots showing Area's character model in Fighting EX Layer. On their official Twitter,Arika posted the following message: "The release of the AREA is still undecided, but I'm working hard. Please provide some support." 

June 1st, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Shang Tsung Reveal Trailer, Spawn, Nightwolf, Sindel & Two More Guests Confirmed

NRS revealed Shang Tsung's MK11 gameplay trailer and confirmed the contents of the game's first Kombat Pack (Spawn, Nightwolf, Sindel & 2 other guests). In gameplay, Shang Tsung transforms into a "younger" Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa from the original live-action film. In epic fashion, Tsung can morph into currently unplayable MK ninjas: Reptile, Ermac, Rain, Smoke, and transforms into Scorpion, Sub-Zero & Noob Saibot during his Fatal Blow. Of course, Tsung can also morph into his opponent... 

May 30th, 2019
TEKKEN 7 Free DLC Update Celebrates its 2-Year Anniversary

On June 2nd, TEKKEN 7 celebrates its 2-year anniversary release on consoles. Bandai Namco is rolling out a free DLC update (version 2.30) which contains new Customizations, Artwork Panels, Life Bars, and Effects to mark the occasion. Check out some official (and unofficial) screenshots for a preview of some of the new content being added. Version 2.30 also includes a balance adjustment made to certain characters. The patch is now live on PS4 and Steam in most regions. 

May 30th, 2019
Granblue Fantasy Versus PS4 Beta Movelists, Player's Guide, Online Lobbies/Avatars Details & Images

This weekend hosts the first playable beta for Granblue Fantasy Versus on PlayStation 4. For your convenience, here are official movelists for all 5 playable fighters in the beta! Furthermore, it would be wise for participants to look over the official Player's Guide to help get you started, which goes over: Controls, Match Rules, Menus, etc. Additionally, check out the first details & screenshots for GBVS's Online Lobbies, Player Avatars, Battle Interface, and more! 

May 30th, 2019
Samurai Shodown Yoshitora Tokugawa Introduction Trailer

The latest character introduction trailer for Samurai Shodown (2019) has arrived! The main protagonist of the Samurai Shodown V series, Yoshitora Tokugawa, returns in true form bringing his 7 swords into battle. Like past trailers, SNK's intro video for Yoshitora features about 30 seconds of new gameplay demonstrating Yoshitora's classic attacks, reimagined with new animations, and shows a small part of Yoshitora's super special move. 

May 28th, 2019
Sagat Gets Cyberbots-inspired "Shade" Crossover Costume in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Another crossover costume from Capcom's Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness is on the way to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. Sagat and " Shade" from Cyberbots share comparable heights, eye coverings, and hairstyles (or lack thereof), making this crossover costume a perfect fit. Today on Twitter, Capcom posted a preview video of Sagat's upcoming Shade skin, which is headed to SFV's Extra Battle Mode on June 7th - July 5th. 

May 27th, 2019
Obscure, Incomplete 1998 Fighting Game "The Fallen Angels" Getting Official Console & Arcade Release

You may (or may not) have heard of an obscure 2D fighting game called "Daraku Tenshi - The Fallen Angels" developed by indie studio Steel Hearts and published by Psikyo. After the game's failed launch in 1998, key members of studio Psikyo returned to SNK... a character in Fallen Angels (named "Cool") even evolved into who we know as K' from KOF. After being shrouded in mystery for two decades, The Fallen Angels is finally getting an official release on consoles and arcades! 

May 24th, 2019
Combo Breaker 2019 Official Stream Schedule

This weekend kicks off the tournament season of fighting games, starting with one of the biggest tournaments of the year so far! The lineup is completely stacked for Combo Breaker 2019... it's going to be a great weekend to watch some fighting games. Here's the official stream schedule so you can tune in to watch the best players on the planet compete in: SFV: Arcade Edition, TEKKEN 7, Soul Calibur VI, Mortal Kombat 11, UNIST, BBTag, Guilty Gear Xrd, and in many old school fighters as well! 

May 22nd, 2019
Samurai Shodown Yashamaru Kurama Introduction Trailer

Today, SNK released a character introduction trailer for one of Samurai Shodown 2019's most badass-looking newcomers. Yashamaru Kurama is a "fallen" samurai who stalks the shadows as the phantom thief “Karasu Tengu (Crow-Billed Goblin)." Wielding an heirloom nagamaki, he fights using the ancestral tengu powers he has inherited. He loathes villains who exploit the weak for financial gain. 

May 21st, 2019
SNK Icons, Kyo & Haohmaru, Appear in KOF: All Star Live Action Video Starring Hiroshi Fujioka & Yuichi Nakamura

To promote the new Samurai Shodown collaboration with Netmarble's smartphone action RPG, The King of Fighters: All Star, Netmarble Japan released a live action video featuring Samurai Shodown's Haohmaru (played by Hiroshi Fujioka) and KOF's Kyo Kusanagi (played by Yuichi Nakamura). After Haohmaru slices up some enemies and enjoys some sake while Kyo does his "cool guy" thing, the video concludes with some new gameplay footage of KOF: All Star

May 21st, 2019
Capcom Vs. SNK 2's Shin Akuma and God Rugal Face Off in Tool-Assisted Cinematic Fight

YouTuber M. Bizarro is known for creating fighting game "TAS" / tool-assisted speedrun videos. One of Bizarro's latest creations has gone viral... it's an epic battle between Capcom Vs. SNK 2's bosses: Shin Akuma and Ultimate / God Rugal. Just over 2 minutes long, the tool-assisted duel is full of humanly-impossible parries, insane teleport moments, and proudly showcases each fighter's entire moveset. A must watch for any CVS2 fan! 

May 20th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Gets Special eSports Stage for Combo Breaker, CEO & EVO 2019

NetherRealm Studios is looking to induce more hype for Mortal Kombat 11's competitive scene with a customized stage featuring (super-sized) logos for upcoming major fighting game events: Combo Breaker 2019 (this weekend May 24-26), CEO 2019 (June 28-30), and EVO 2019 (Aug. 2-4). With MK11's "Arcade" stage getting the eSports makeover treatment, the finals at these tournaments will of course be played on this stage. HD screenshots & gameplay inside the article!

May 16th, 2019
Granblue Fantasy Versus Character Trailers for Gran, Katalina, Charlotta, Lancelot & Ferry

Fighting game fans looking forward to Granblue Fantasy Versus have 5 new character trailers to check out today! Cygames has released introduction trailers for previously announced characters: Gran, Katalina, Charlotta, Lancelot, and Ferry. Each character trailer is only about 30 seconds long, but shows a bit of what each character can do in the game. Judging from the new trailers, we may have a better idea of what to expect out of the roster in the upcoming closed beta.  

May 14th, 2019
Soul Calibur VI Version 1.40 Update Live on All Platforms, Adds 150 Creation Parts, New Moves

Soul Calibur VI's Character Creation mode is probably the best creation mode in any fighting game to date. Bandai Namco looks to improve the mode further by adding "150" new Creation parts in the next update for the game, Version 1.40. The update (now live) will also add Ansel support for the PC version, new default Color Variations for the cast on the select screen (Colors 3 & 4), compatibility for "Set B" Character Creation DLC, along with bug fixes / gameplay updates. 

May 14th, 2019
Samurai Shodown Haohmaru & Genjuro Introduction Trailers

In addition to the "Return of a Legend" trailer and new release date info released today (see previous article), SNK dropped 2 new character introduction trailers... one for series protagonist Haohmaru and one for his eternal rival, Genjuro Kibagami. Both of the new character trailers are only 30 seconds long, but offer a closer look at both characters' attacks and animations. 

May 14th, 2019
Samurai Shodown (2019) Releases June 25 in North America, Free Season Pass, New Trailer

Today, SNK released a brand new Samurai Shodown trailer titled "Return of a Legend". The new trailer covers the history of the iconic franchise, the fundamentals of the game, and gives some details on Dojo Mode where players can fight against one another's Ghost AI characters. Finally, June 25th was announced as the game's release date in regions outside of Japan (PS4/XB1), and a FREE Season Pass was announced for players who pre-order the game. 

May 13th, 2019
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Version 1.5 Update Adds Heart, Teddie, Seth & Naoto on May 21st

Arc System Works announced BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will be getting its "Version 1.5" update next Tuesday, May 21st. The update will add Teddie, Heart Aino, Seth, and Naoto Kurogane to the roster and bring the game up to speed with the current arcade version's balance update. The "Character Pack 7" DLC containing the 4 new characters costs $9.99. Players who bought earlier character passes will receive the new DLC fighters automatically. 

May 12th, 2019
"Ladiva" Joins Granblue Fantasy Versus Roster in Latest Gameplay Trailer, Screenshots, Character Artwork

This morning, Arc System Works revealed the latest character to join Granblue Fantasy Versus, Ladiva... a heavy-armed, bearded (female?) pro-wrestler of sorts. "This Draph duelist is the star of the Jewel Resort Casino Liner. In the arena and out, she’s purehearted, compassionate, and loving in every sense of the word. Her devotion to fans and formidable strength make for powerhouse performances sure to captivate any audience." Check out Ladiva's gameplay reveal in the latest GBVS trailer

May 11th, 2019
Street Fighter Sakura Kasugano ROUND 2 Kotobukiya Statue 2019 Preview

Statue maker Kotobukiya has released 100's of beautifully crafted statues of characters from fighting games and pop culture, including those from Street Fighter, TEKKEN, Marvel, and DC. They previously released a lovely statue of Sakura from Street Fighter, and now they're back with a "ROUND 2" statue of the SFA original. Designed with Shunya Yamashita's amazing art style, the 1/7 scale ROUND 2 Sakura Bishoujo series statue releases in October 2019. Full preview inside the article! 

May 10th, 2019
NEOGEO Mini "Samurai Spirits Limited Edition" Announced

SNK has announced yet another special edition for the NEOGEO Mini retro console. The NEOGEO Mini "Samurai Spirits Limited Edition" comes in a Haohmaru, Ukyo, or Nakoruru theme and features 40 games including 6 from the Samurai Shodown series. The package also includes 2 Gamepads, 4 character cards and 2 character stickers. The limited edition releases in Japan on June 27th, 2019 for 15,000 Yen (about $137 USD). Check out some official images inside the article! 

May 9th, 2019
100's of New Animated GIFs Added to Fighters Generation, Characters Page Updates!

TFG Webmaster here. If you're a frequent browser of TFG's Character section profiles, you might've already noticed some major refinements and new content abound. Over the past month, I've added over 300 animated GIFS and lots of new artwork (as usual). In particular, I added GIFS for many 3D fighting game characters who previously didn't have Animations pages! You can expect tons of entertaining GIFs for characters from the likes of TEKKEN, Soul Calibur, Virtua Fighter, etc. 

May 9th, 2019
Samurai Shodown Charlotte Introduction Trailer

So far, we've seen introduction trailers for Darli Dagger, Nakoruru, Ukyo Tachibana, and Shiki in the new Samurai Shodown. Today, it's time to see female Knight of the Versaiilles and rapier-expert, Charlotte Colde, in action! SNK's latest trailer for Samurai Shodown (2019) highlights some of Charlotte's moveset, which includes many of her classic attacks and special moves. The trailer also provides a closer look at Charlotte's stage! 

May 8th, 2019
Granblue Fantasy Versus PS4 Closed Beta Announced, Signups Live

The upcoming vibrant 2.5D fighting game by Arc System Works, Granblue Fantasy Versus, will have a closed beta version playable exclusively on PlayStation 4 that takes place May 31st - June 1st, 2019. The online application form to sign up for the beta test is now live on the official Granblue website. Anyone can participate in the beta, but you must have a PS4 Plus subscription to be eligible! Selected applicants will receive their voucher code for the beta on May 21st-22nd. 

May 8th, 2019
Katsuhiro Harada: "TEKKEN X Street Fighter is Becoming Harder to Justify" with TEKKEN 7's Ongoing Success

TEKKEN series producer Katsuhiro Harada recently talked with VGC about the mysterious crossover project that's still current "on hold"... TEKKEN X Street Fighter. Harada stated, "Traditionally, the life cycle of a fighting game is very short - maybe one or two years and then you make a sequel. But TEKKEN 7 is very successful as a service game with its DLC. That makes it much harder to justify releasing another game, while TEKKEN 7 is still doing so well".

May 6th, 2019
NetherRealm Studios Former Developers Report "Toxic Work Environment" and Sexism, NRS Responds

Multiple sources reported that former NetherRealm Studios employees have recently come forward, claiming working at the company was "toxic". Former devs cited 100-hour work weeks (extreme overtime), discrimination, low pay, and inappropriate behavior as reoccurring problems during the development of Mortal Kombat 11 and Injustice 2. One current (anonymous) employee claimed that he and others at NRS have been working 60-70 hours per week, 7 days a week. 

May 2nd, 2019
Samurai Shodown (2019) Shiki Character Trailer

SNK unveiled the latest character trailer for Samurai Shodown (2019). It's time to take a look at Shiki, who retains many of her moves and abilities from her prior appearances in SNK Vs. Capcom Chaos and NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, but also demonstrates some brand new techniques. Shiki's use of teleporting, powerful throws, and a variety of spinning slashes with her dual-blades will make her a fearsome opponent in the new Samurai Shodown coming this June. 

April 30th, 2019
What You Should Know About MK11's Microtransactions

In the recent past, NetherRealm fighting games have been known for including Gear / Customize systems built heavily around grinding... and microtransactions. In MK11's case, details about the game's microtransactions were well-hidden up until launch, with many players not happy with this system now that they know more about it. Ed Boon and NRS have mentioned they're working on a fix to the game's current microtransactions, and today released a new patch. Here's the rundown: 

April 26th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Frost Official Character Trailer

Originally debuting in 2002's Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Frost makes her return in Mortal Kombat 11 as an unlockable character. To unlock her, simply complete the fourth story chapter "Fire & Ice". Gamespot recently posted Frost's official Mortal Kombat 11 character trailer. Now cybernetic, Frost demonstrates a variety of inhuman attacks in her reveal trailer. Frost can even remove her head and use it as a weapon in several ways (much like Alisa Boskonovitch from TEKKEN). 

April 24th, 2019
Samurai Shodown (2019) Ukyo Tachibana Character Trailer

Athlon Games and SNK dropped the third character trailer for the new Samurai Shodown. So far, we've seen Nakoruru and Darli Dagger... now check out the official gameplay trailer for the expert Iai swordsman who suffers from Tuberculosis, Ukyo Tachibana. Like past character trailers released for Samurai Shodown (2019), the gameplay shown in the trailer is less than 30 seconds long... so it'll be over before you know it (much like a match in Samurai Shodown, potentially). 

April 22nd, 2019
Apparent Mortal Kombat 11 Leak List Includes Joker, Terminator, Spawn, Ash Williams, Sindel, Nightwolf, etc.

It's best to take character leaks with a grain of salt (unless there's visual proof). However, in recent times, early data-mined leaks have proven to be the real deal. SegmentNext and other gaming news sites are reporting that an MK11 " leak" was extracted from the Nintendo Switch version of the game, confirming: The Joker (DC), Ash Williams (Evil Dead), Terminator, Nightwolf, Fujin, Sindel, and Sheeva. Considering MK11's popularity, this "blockbuster" lineup seems more than believable. 

April 22nd, 2019
Breath of Fire II Crossover Costume for Falke Coming to SFV: AE

Capcom announced a Breath of Fire II crossover costume for Falke in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. Pouncing from 1994 to 2019, Falke's nostalgic "Katt" costume will be available from May 10th to June 7th in SFV: Arcade Edition's Extra Battle Mode. Check out three screenshots of Falke's BOF2 Katt costume. 

April 20th, 2019
Samurai Shodown Trial Version Super Moves Showcase

Famitsu posted an 8-minute Samurai Shodown (2019) gameplay video that runs through each character's Super Special Moves, Rage Explosion, and Lightning Blade attack. Rendered in full 1080p / 60fps, this gameplay video offers a high quality look at each of the characters from the early "Trial Version" build, including: Haohmaru, Nakoruru, Genjuro, Galford, Jubei, Earthquake, and Charlotte. 

April 20th, 2019
Samurai Shodown X Nissin Noodles Collaboration

SNK is collaborating with Nissin Noodles (famous for their CUP NOODLES brand instant ramen), to bring you collector's instant ramen noodle cups featuring Samurai Shodown's Haohmaru, Ukyo Tachibana, and Nakoruru. The collaboration was announced with a slick animated video ad featuring Haohmaru and Ukyo battling it out over a bowl of ramen. Also check out some promotional artwork for the collaboration and take a look at the collector's cups inside the article! 

April 18th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Official Launch Trailer

With the worldwide launch of Mortal Kombat 11 right around the corner, NetherRealm Studios dropped the official MK11 launch trailer early this morning. Rocking a recognizable tune from the live action MK film (in all its cheesy 90's techno glory), the launch trailer shows off new story mode cinematics, gameplay, and even some character cameos such as Cyrax and Sheeva (who will likely end up as playable DLC add-ons at a later date). 

April 17th, 2019
Samurai Shodown Darli Dagger Gameplay Trailer

Gamespot posted an exclusive gameplay trailer for Samurai Shodown's Darli Dagger today, giving us a closer look at the new character. In addition to her cool-looking "saw blade", Darli is equipped with a drill-like weapon she can utilize during some of her special moves. Unfortunately, the trailer shows less than 30 seconds of gameplay, leaving us craving for more... but hopefully we'll see more Darli Dagger gameplay very soon. 

April 17th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Shao Kahn Official Gameplay Trailer

Today, Gamespot posted an exclusive gameplay trailer for Shao Kahn in Mortal Kombat 11. This is the first time seeing the evil emperor in gameplay, wielding his iconic giant hammer. The new trailer shows a wide variety of Shao Kahn's barbaric attacks, special moves and his Fatality. He even has his classic taunts! Once again, Shao Kahn is a pre-order bonus character for MK11 and will also have a role in the game's story mode. 

April 13th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Kitana Official Gameplay Trailer

NetherRealm Studios has uploaded the full gameplay trailer for the Edenian princess, Kitana. In the new trailer, Kitana faces off against returning MKX veteran, D'Vorah. Both characters demonstrate their new and improved movesets, each showing off a variety of brutal new attacks. While Kitana utilizes her bladed fans in new ways, D'Vorah can transform into an insect and enter "fly mode". Of course, the trailer concludes with one of Kitana's Fatalities. 

April 12th, 2019
New HD Screenshots of Samurai Shodown (2019)

Let's take a look at the latest Samurai Shodown (2019) screens! In the new batch of HD screenshots, we get a closer look at veterans Ukyo Tachibana, Hattori Hanzo, Genjuro Kibagami, Charlotte, and Yoshitora Tokugawa, as well as some of the newcomers. The game's visuals appear to have improved very significantly since the game's original announcement. The beautiful stage designs and special move effects are looking as vibrant as ever and pay homage to the original art style of the iconic 2D series.  

April 10th, 2019
Nakoruru Samurai Shodown Introduction Trailer

Today, SNK uploaded the first individual character introduction trailer for Samurai Shodown (2019). First up is everyone's favorite Ainu girl, Nakoruru, accompanied as always by her faithful pet hawk, Mamahaha! Nakoruru's trailer shows a good amount of new gameplay footage and highlights a variety of her attacks & special moves. Veteran players will notice Nakoruru's projectile reflection move has returned, along with a variety of maneuvers with Mamahaha. 

April 9th, 2019
Zeku Becomes Kenji in SFV: Arcade Edition Crossover Costume

Capcom confirmed that Red Earth's Kenji will be available in Extra Battle starting this Friday, April 12th through May 10th. The legendary Bushinryu Ninjutsu master Zeku will equip Kenji's original attire in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition's latest crossover costume. The official Street Fighter Twitter page posted a short preview video of the upcoming Kenji costume, which also features Alex as Leo from Red Earth / Warzard

April 8th, 2019
Kitana Confirmed for Mortal Kombat 11 in New TV Spot

A brand new cinematic TV spot to hype up Mortal Kombat 11 debuted today. In the 1-minute trailer, some live action actors are used - who appear to take on the powers of various Mortal Kombat veterans. Near the end of the trailer, Earthrealm's iconic Edenian princess, Kitana, faces off against Scorpion in a cinematic teaser fight of sorts. Ed Book himself said Kitana is "konfirmed"... and we'll likely see some actual Kitana gameplay very soon. 

April 5th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Reveals Another Newcomer, The Kollector

NetherRealm Studios has revealed the fourth original character to appear in Mortal Kombat 11, the Kollector. "A proud servant of the Outworld Empire, the Kollector cares only for his wealth and status and will kill anyone to keep it." A loyal henchman to Shao Kahn, the Kollector uses a variety of tools and dangerous trinkets against his enemies. He also has four arms... and knows how to use them in battle. Check out The Kollector's official reveal trailer

April 5th, 2019
Samurai Shodown (2019) Details, Stage Concepts, Official Art

Following yesterday's release date announcement and new trailer, a variety of new details about Samurai Shodown (2019) have surfaced. Read up on details about the Season Pass, Deluxe Edition, Arcade version, Official Storyline, SNK's renewed eSports program, and more! New visual content include Stage Concepts and Official Artwork for all 16 character so far! This article will continue to be updated with the latest information. 

April 5th, 2019
Samurai Shodown (2019) New Characters Trailer

During a special livestream event from Japan, SNK debuted a new trailer for Samurai Shodown (2019). All three of the game's newcomers are introduced in the latest trailer, and their names are: Darli Dagger, Yashamaru Kurama and Wu-Ruixian! The trailer briefly highlights some cinematic story mode scenes and previews some awesome new gameplay footage! Last but not least, the game's official release date was unveiled at the end of the trailer - June 27th, 2019! 

April 2nd, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Newcomer Cetrion Revealed in Latest Trailer

Today, NetherRealm Studios unveiled the latest newcomer to join Mortal Kombat 11's roster, the elder goddess known as Cetrion. Utilizing a wide variety of elemental magic (earth, wind, fire, water, etc.), teleports, and long-range attacks, Cetrion definitely looks to be a force to be reckoned with in Mortal Kombat 11 - as demonstrated in her gameplay reveal trailer
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