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(Quarter 3 - 2017)

July 16th, 2017
"Blazblue Cross Tag Battle" Announced, Jubei Joins Blazblue: Central Fiction

On the final day of EVO 2017, Arc System Works revealed Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, a new crossover fighting game featuring characters from Blazblue, Persona 4 Arena, and Under Night in-Birth! Ruby Rose from RWBY also debuts in the EVO '17 announce trailer. Blazblue Cross Tag Battle will feature 2-VS-2 gameplay and is planned for release in 2018. In related news, Jubei is finally joining the playable roster of Blazblue: Central Fiction and got his own EVO '17 reveal trailer.

July 16th, 2017
Geese Howard Joins Tekken 7 as the First DLC Guest Character in Late 2017

TEKKEN 7 is officially first fighting game to bring together Namco, Capcom, and SNK characters. Geese Howard of Fatal Fury and King of Fighters fame will join TEKKEN 7's roster in "Late 2017". Geese's reveal trailer from EVO 2017 shows off the badass crime lord of South Town in TEKKEN 7 gameplay, fighting on his iconic stage (remastered in beautiful TEKKEN graphics, of course).

July 16th, 2017
Skullomania & Darun Mister Join Arika's "EX" Series Fighting Game Project, PS4 Release Confirmed

Arika showed off the newest build of their new "EX" series fighting game at EVO 2017 today. In the new trailer, Skullomania and Darun Mister make their epic return from the Street Fighter EX series. Arika announced the title is coming to PlayStation 4 in 2018 in North America, Europe and Japan. The trailer teases that the game "could" be playable by April Fools 2018. A limited time playable beta/server test will also be held on PS4 at the end of 2017! The game's official title is still "undecided".

July 16th, 2017
Jedah & Gamora Revealed for MVC: Infinite

Today at EVO 2017, two new Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite characters were revealed and shown off in gameplay. Jedah, the badass boss of Darkstalkers 3, has been confirmed for MVC: Infinite (further solidifying the previous leaked list of characters). We also get to see the first gameplay of Gamora, the adopted daughter of Thanos. Capcom's Peter "Combofiend" demonstrates Jedah and Gamora in an exhibition match against SPY|Filipino Champ.

July 14th, 2017
Nostalgic Costumes for Alex, Ibuki & Juri + Ryu's Classic Stage Coming to Street Fighter V, Abigail Stage Teaser

On the first day of EVO '17, Capcom dropped some Street Fighter V announcements which are sure to please old school fans. First off, classic costumes for Alex, Ibuki and Juri will finally be added to the game on July 25th ($3.99 each). Ryu's classic SF2 stage "Suzaku Castle" is also coming to SFV, along with a new Capcom Pro Tour stage called "Ring of Pride". Last but not least, Capcom shared a screenshot of a new stage based on Abigail's stage from Final Fight (1989). This is a strong indication that the next DLC character for SFV is indeed Abigail.

July 14th, 2017
Code Mystics Bringing Samurai Shodown V Special to Playstation 4 and PS Vita, Beta Playable at Evo '17

SNK is bringing another one of their classic 2D fighters to PS4 and PS Vita. A favorite among competitive players, 2004's Samurai Shodown V Special is known for its solid roster and technical gameplay. Due to unfortunate circumstances, the home version (AES) of SSVS suffered a rocky launch, but the arcade version remedied many issues and added brutal "Overkill" moves. Code Mystics aims to release the definitive version of SS5 Special on PS4 & Vita, and has confirmed Online Multiplayer, Gallery Mode and Trophy Support.  (Source: PS.Blog)

July 13th, 2017
EVO 2017 This Weekend, Full Stream Schedule

The biggest fighting game event of the year takes place this weekend in Las Vegas, NV. The official streams kick off Friday at 10am and run until Sunday at 7pm. Shoryuken.com posted the full stream schedule with links to each official stream. In addition to all 6 official EVO streams, CapcomFighters, Tekken, and NetherRealm will be dedicated to their respective games on Friday and Saturday.  

July 11th, 2017
Capcom's CFN Portal Returns With New Street Fighter V Concept Artwork for Canon Characters

After a 3-month hiatus, Capcom's CFN Portal returns with some new Street Fighter V character concept artwork. Among the new "canon" characters covered are Hakan's wife and daughters, and two pro-wrestlers who take inspirations from real-life wrestling legends. This article will be updated if Capcom releases additional SFV concept art this month. 

July 11th, 2017
Sub-Zero Joins Injustice 2 Today, Official Moveset & Breakdown Video

Today, Mortal Kombat's iconic blue ninja joins Injustice 2's roster to chill out with DC's best heroes and villains. NetherRealm recently went through Sub-Zero's moveset and playstyle on their official livestream to show what the character is all about. Check out Gamespot's 17-minute stream archive of Sub-Zero's official moveset and breakdown video.

July 10th, 2017
Gamespot Posts 8 Minutes of New Dragon Ball FighterZ Gameplay

Dragon Ball FighterZ is already one of the most anticipated fighting games of 2018. 2D fighting fans and DBZ fans alike are hungry for more character reveals and details. (On that note, TFG's DBFZ preview profile was updated with the latest gameplay details.) While we wait for further announcements, check out this new 8-minute gameplay video from Gamespot showing alternate character colors, level 5 super moves, destructive finishes, and more!

July 6th, 2017
Ultimate Tekken Bowl Mode Comes to Tekken 7 in August

Today, Bandai Namco announced a new mode for TEKKEN 7 which will arrive as DLC in August. "Ultimate" Tekken Bowl Mode is a new take on the classic PS2 bonus mode featuring gorgeous graphics, slow-motion effects, trick shots, and impressive physics. Ultimate Tekken Bowl Mode will arrive in August along with the first DLC costume pack for TEKKEN 7. Check out the official trailer featuring TEKKEN producer Katsuhiro Harada!

July 5th, 2017
Tekken 7 Update Ver. 1.03 is Live, Full Patch Notes

The official TEKKEN 7 website has been updated with full patch notes for update 1.03, which is now live on PS4 in NA/EU. This is the patch that Harada claimed will address input lag on the PS4 version, but curiously, "input lag" isn't specifically listed in the patch notes. However, the patch notes do list improvements to online matchmaking, a volume adjustment for classic tracks in Tekken Jukebox, and "unlimited Revenge Matches" in online Ranked Match, among other fixes. A similar patch for the PC/XB1 versions will be released at a later date.  (Source: EU.Tekken.com)

July 4th, 2017
Tekken 7 PS4 Input Lag Fix Coming This Week, Says Harada

TEKKEN 7 producer Katsuhiro Harada mentioned on Twitter yesterday that a fix for the PS4 version's input lag will be released "this week". He elaborated that the fix should address input lag on all controllers, not just wired pads. Harada and developer Michael Murray stated that recent input lag measurement methods for TEKKEN 7 (by Twitter user @Noodalls) are "wrong" and don't take into account input delay on the hardware side. Harada said additional updates and tuning for Online Mode will be released this week, as well.  (Source: @Harada_Tekken)

June 30th, 2017
Street Fighter EX Developer Arika Bringing Playable Fighting Title to EVO 2017

Back in April 2017, Street Fighter EX series developer, Arika, cleverly used April Fools Day to unveil new fighting game title they're working on called EX Fighting Layer (working title). The original build featured 3 playable SFEX characters: Kairi, Hokuyo & Garuda. Arika announced today that they will have a booth set up at EVO 2017, and are bringing a playable version of their work-in-progress fighter for attendees to try out! EVO '17 takes place July 14-16 in Las Vegas.  (Source: Shoryuken)
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