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(Quarter 4 - 2013)

December 30th, 2013
Capcom Plans To "Reaffirm Their Presence" in The Fighting Genre in 2014

In an interview with 4Gamer, Capcom's Kazunori Sugiura declared that the company plans on "reaffirming their presence" in the fighting genre next year. Whether Sugiura-san is referring to Ultra SF4 or a brand new title is unknown. Sugiura-san added that there are many "unannounced games" that will surprise fans in 2014. Will we see Darkstalkers 4 in 2014? New HD Online remakes? Or possibly something entirely new? We'll see in 2014!

December 27th, 2013
TTT2 Multi-Character Combo Movie: "Hit Hard."

TFG presents an exclusive Tekken Tag Tournament 2 combo movie, performed and edited by your faithful webmaster. Just under 6 minutes long, this combo video features a variety of characters, teams, and also some cool customizations (and cameos). With an emphasis on "style" and "ouch factor" instead of max damage, this is a combo video players of all levels can enjoy. Be sure to watch in HD! ;)

December 26th, 2013
Guilty Gear's Sol Badguy & Dizzy Join Sega's MOBA Title, Chaos Heroes Online

Chaos Heroes Online is a Japanese multiplayer battle arena (or MOBA) game from Sega. The game has already seen several guest characters from other franchises, including Ulala & Evila from Space Channel 5 and Alicia & Selveria from Valkyria Chronicles. The latest cameos to appear in Chaos Heroes Online are none other than Sol Badguy & Dizzy from Guilty Gear X! Check out in-game footage of Sol Badguy and Dizzy in Chaos Heroes!

December 26th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Street Fighter: Battle Combination Open Beta, New Screenshots & Details Revealed

Some new details on the mobile strategy card game, Street Fighter: Battle Combination have surfaced. Siliconera reported some early impressions on the gameplay and also posted some high quality screenshots. The gameplay of Battle Combination appears to follow the staple "round" format of a fighting game. Instead of button inputs, character cards are used for attacks. Players can form a deck that combines up to...

December 24th, 2013
Samurai Shodown 2 Discounted on Android/
iOS

SNK Playmore is offering a year-end discount on Samurai Shodown 2 for Android and iOS devices. You can play this classic NeoGeo title on your phone or tablet for only $1.99, but pick it up soon because the discount only lasts until Jan. 5th, 2014. This "arcade perfect" port of SS2 features Training Mode, MOGA gaming controller compatibility, and touch screen button customization. As a big fan of the arcade original, I recommend it!

December 23rd, 2013
Tekken Revolution - Eliza Alternate Costumes, Unlock Details & "Big Boobs" Version

After unlocking Eliza (and her 2 alt. costumes), LevelUpYourGame has given the lowdown on the new Tekken Revolution character. First off, to unlock Eliza you'll have to earn 20,000 Blood Seals by playing the game's various modes. The next 70,000 Blood Seals unlocks Eliza's Bikini Costumes, and finally, the 70,000 Blood Seals after that unlocks her "big boobs" costume. LUYG uploaded a short video which shows all of Eliza's costumes.

December 23rd, 2013
Pop Culture Shock Balrog "USA Robe" Alternate

Last week, we got the first look at the upcoming Balrog statue from Pop Culture Shock Toys. Now check out the alternate "USA Robe" version, a replica of Balrog's alternate costume in SFIV. This version is limited to 175 pieces and is priced at $355.00. Pre-orders start today (Dec. 23rd) at PopCultureShockToys.com. Some PREVIEW IMAGES of USA Robe Balrog were added to last week's Street Fighter statues preview.

December 22nd, 2013
Skullgirls Encore to Feature "Typing Mode"

When Skullgirls re-releases on PSN & XBL as Skullgirls Encore, the game will feature a new mode called "The Typing of Skullgirls". This offline mode requires players to correctly type a word on screen after performing a super move. If typed correctly, the super move will do 1.5 more damage, while failing to type correctly will result in negative 10% damage. Finally, if the the word is partially correct, damage will be normal.

December 21st, 2013
Tekken Revolution Eliza Gameplay From LUYG

Rip over at LevelUpYourGame has already unlocked Eliza in Tekken Revolution (using the Japanese version), and has posted a variety of gameplay videos featuring the narcoleptic vampire girl. In the videos, Rip takes Eliza through Arcade Mode and some Online Ranked matches, giving his commentary along the way.

December 20th, 2013
Soul Calibur: Lost Swords Nightmare, Astaroth & Pyrrha Character Trailers

Today, Namco Bandai Games Europe released 3 new character trailers for Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, confirming Nightmare, Astaroth and Pyrrha Alexandra for the game. Naturally, these 3 returning characters appear to be very similar to their previous SC5 versions... However, all 3 show off new combos in their debut trailers.

December 20th, 2013
Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate Hits Japan Arcades December 24th, 12 New Screenshots

The DOA series hasn't seen an arcade release in 13 years... but that's about to change next Tuesday, when DOA5U: Arcade releases in arcades all over Japan. To review, the arcade version features new character Marie Rose, and a couple arcade-exclusive features. Check out 12 new screenshots of the arcade version, a new tutorial trailer, and even more details.

December 19th, 2013
Soul Calibur: Lost Swords Delayed to 2014

The free-to-play 1-player fighting game Soul Calibur: Lost Swords was originally scheduled to be released by the end of 2013. Today, Namco Bandai stated that in order to "improve the quality of the game" they've pushed the release date back to sometime in 2014. After playing the beta version myself, I'd say this is probably a good thing. ;)

December 19th, 2013
Persona 4: Ultimax Sho Minazuki "Persona Version" Arcade Gameplay Footage

Over in Japan, the "persona version" of Sho Minazuki was time released today in arcade version of Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold. The new version of Sho fights with the persona "Tsukiyomi" and has a variety of new moves, although he looses his command dash. Without further ado, check out some brand new gameplay videos featuring Minazuki.

December 18th, 2013
Blazblue: ChronoPhantasma Coming to North America on March 25th (2014), Limited Edition

Aksys Games announced March 25th, 2014 as the NA release date for the console version of Blazblue: ChronoPhantasma, which currently remains a PS3 exclusive. The first print copies will include a DLC code for Yuki Terumi. Alongside the standard version, a limited edition will also be available for $79.99, which contains: 40-page artbook, soundtrack CD, Rachel Alucard Nendoroid "petite" figure, poster/movelist & special features Blu-ray.

December 18th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Kotobukiya Bishoujo Cammy & Pop Culture Shock Balrog Street Fighter Statues Preview

Kotobukiya just released some images of their upcoming Bishoujo Cammy statue, based on new artwork by Shunya Yamashita. Pop Culture Shock also recently announced their 1:4 scale Balrog statue. There are 3 versions of the Balrog statue, all becoming available for pre-order on Dec. 23rd. The standard edition will set you back $325 and is limited to 500 pieces. Without further ado, check out some high quality PREVIEW IMAGES of both statues!

December 18th, 2013
Skullgirls PSN Delisting Pushed to Dec. 31st, Encore Re-Release Scheduled for Jan. 2014

A bit of news on the state of Skullgirls... The temporary delisting on the PSN version was pushed back to Dec. 31st, matching the XBL date. In addition to this news, Lab Zero announced that Skullgirls will be reborn as "Skullgirls Encore" when it returns sometime in January 2014. The transition to the new version will work differently depending on your console and region, as Lab Zero explains in detail on their website.

December 17th, 2013
Tekken Revolution - Eliza & Bob Release Info

Namco announced some release date info on Eliza via Tekken Official and Facebook. The sexy vampire girl hits TR in Europe Dec. 18th, Japan on Dec. 19th and North America on Jan. 7th. Players will have to collect 20,000 "Blood Contract Marks" to unlock Eliza, which are earned the same way as Gift Points. In addition, Bob will join the roster on Dec. 24th in Japan (which possibly equates to Dec. 23rd for EU and Jan. 7th-14th for NA).

December 17TH, 2013
MVC2 & Ultimate MVC3 Leaving PSN & Xbox Live, Discounts Now Available

Capcom Unity announced (rather suddenly) that the digital versions of MVC2 and Ultimate MVC3 (along with all DLC content) are going to be removed from PSN & XBL. The final days to pick up the DLC are: 12/7 (NA PSN), 12/19 (EU PSN) and 12/26 (XBL). The good news? Currently you can pick up MVC2 at 50%-85% off on PSN (75% off on XBL). UMVC3 on XBL is also 83% off (only $5.09), and all DLC is discounted across the board.

December 16th, 2013
Ultra Street Fighter IV - New Trailer, Screenshots & Game Modes Announced

Over the weekend, Capcom released some new tidbits on their upcoming update to SSF4: AE, Ultra Street Fighter 4. First off, the new trailer highlights the new gameplay mechanics and reveals Online Training Mode and Team Battle Mode. In addition, Capcom released 12 new "official" screenshots for the game. Finally, Yoshinori Ono stated that the unannounced fifth new character is female, but gave no further details.

December 11th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Tekken Revolution - Eliza Reveal Trailer

This evening, Namco released a trailer for Eliza, the first completely new character who will debut in Tekken Revolution! A female vampire, Eliza appears to suffer from some sort of narcolepsy, and also has a "King of Fighters style" projectile attack. Check out the trailer to see a few of Eliza's special moves & combos! Famitsu confirmed that Eliza will become playable in Tekken Revolution in Japan on Dec. 19th.

December 10th, 2013
MVC: Origins & MVC2 Discounted on PSN

Starting today, Sony is offering a killer discount on 2 PSN fighting games, Marvel VS Capcom: Origins and Marvel VS Capcom 2. Both of these iconic 2D fighters are on sale for $7.49 each (or a mere $3.75 for PS+ members). Personally, I never got around to trying out / reviewing MVC: Origins, so I was happy to pick it up today for only $3.75! ^_^ Head over to PS.Blog to check out today's full list of discounted (and free) PSN games.

December 9th, 2013
New Photos From Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist Set Show Young Akuma, Gouken & Goutetsu

The Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist Facebook page recently revealed some new photos from the set. Joey Ansah, one of the directors, also explained that the visual FX are being done in a "practical" style in order to bring Hadoukens to life, blending them seamlessly with the live action. The musical score & sound design is also in the final stages, and the composers are aiming to "break the trend" of forgettable movie soundtracks.

December 8th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Konami Requests Skullgirls Removal From PSN/XBL

Lab Zero, the creators of Skullgirls, have just cut ties with Konami, as the publisher of the console versions asked Sony and Microsoft to remove the game from PSN & XBL. The de-listing will happen on Dec. 31st on both systems. Lab Zero is looking to find new publishers for the game (which would result in a new build of the game). Good news is: If you own Skullgirls on PSN/XBL, it will not be removed from your system. (Sources: SRK, Skullgirls.com)

December 6th, 2013
Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN - 20 New Screenshots Featuring Bedman, Zato-One, Millia, etc.

Arc System Works just released 20 brand new HD screenshots of Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN. This screen pack supplies a first look at the new character "Bedman" on screen, along with Zato-One and Millia Rage. A variety of gameplay mechanics are also represented in a few screens featuring Sol VS Ky... (and if you compare these to the early screenshots, you'll notice some new details to the America stage have been added in).

December 5th, 2013
Ultra Street Fighter IV Release Information

Today, Capcom Unity gave some new information on the release date of Ultra Street Fighter IV. Sticking to their strategy of releasing USF4 before EVO '14, Capcom will launch the digital upgrade in early June for $14.99 on PS3 & 360. The digital upgrade for PC (also $14.99) and the PS3 & 360 retail version and full digital bundle will follow in August 2014 for $39.99. The retail & full bundle version includes all previously-released costumes.

December 5th, 2013
Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold New Screenshots & Details on Sho Minazuki

Today we've got some new details on P4U's new character, Sho Minazuki (as well as new screenshots). There are actually 2 different versions of Sho. In the Japanese version, the first "Sho Minazuki" is written in kanji, and the other is written in katakana. One is currently playable in the arcade version, the other will be time released on Dec. 19th. The latter has a different moveset and uses a persona called Tsukiyomi.

December 4th, 2013
Killer Instinct (2013) Easter Egg: Classic Stage Music "Remixes" Found in-Game

Musical easter eggs have been found in Killer Instinct for Xbox One. When two players remain idle on a stage, remixed versions of classic KI stage music (or tracks from the Killer Cuts album) will begin to play. The music will return to normal as soon as either player resumes movement. Acidglow put together a video demonstrating this cool easter egg on a variety of stages.

December 1st, 2013
Ultra Street Fighter IV Character Selection Screen, Versus Screen & Menu Screenshots

Check out some Ultra Street Fighter IV screengrabs from the recent Super Arcade location test for a look at the current build's Character Selection Screen, Versus Screen, and Versus Menu. More importantly, these screens give us the first look at in-game USF4 character select artwork for Poison, Rolento, Hugo and Elena!

November 30th, 2013
Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Released in Japan Arcades, Opening Movie

Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold officially released in Japanese arcades this past Wednesday. The game's full opening movie was also uploaded to Youtube. The two and a half minute introduction features a variety of returning characters and briefly shows a couple of the newcomers as well.

November 30th, 2013
JJBA: All-Star Battle Update 1.04 Change Log

The newest patch for Namco Bandai's PS3 fighter JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle was just released on Thursday. This major patch effects the consumption of the Heart Heat Gauge and many character-specific properties, all of which intended to increase gameplay depth. For all the details on update 1.04, check out this handy change log courtesy of SingerOFW.

November 29th, 2013
Sega Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Virtua Fighter With New Website

Sega has put up a 20th anniversary website for their historic Virtua Fighter series. Virtua Fighter is the grandfather of all 3D fighting games, raising the bar in terms of innovation and paving the way for many other 3D fighters in the mid 90's. Currently there isn't a whole lot of content on the 20th anniversary website, but Sega stated they will gradually be updating it with new content and information regarding VF history.

November 28th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Guilty Gear Xrd: SIGN - New Character "Bedman" Revealed, Character Art & Screenshots

One week ago, Arc System Works revealed Zato-One's official Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN artwork, along with a mystery character silhouette. Today, Famitsu revealed the identity of this mystery character... and confirmed that "Bedman" is the first 100% new character that will appear in the next-gen Guilty Gear title. Details are scarce so far, but check out the official artwork for Bedman along with some screenshots...

November 26th, 2013
Classic Costume Concept Artwork Revealed in Prima's Killer Instinct Ultra Fan Book

The recently released Killer Instinct Ultra Fan Book by Prima is now arriving for those who pre-ordered. Continuing his extensive coverage of KI3 on Xbox One, Maximilian uploaded a video which gives us a peek at some of the contents of the art book. Inside, a variety of concept art themed around classic KI1/KI2 costumes is shown. This reaffirms previous statements by Double Helix, that some classic costumes...

November 25th, 2013
Killer Instinct (2013) Fulgore Concept Art

Some new Killer Instinct (2013) concept artwork for Fulgore was recently revealed. The newest is this full body shot of Fulgore. Keep in mind, it's unconfirmed whether or not this is the final version Fulgore's appearance in KI3. In addition, here are some sketches with a close-up of Fulgore's face from Prima's official guide book.

November 24th, 2013
P4U: Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Coming to PS3

In the form of this new trailer, Atlus just confirmed that the sequel to Persona 4 Arena will be coming out for Playstation 3 (in Japan). Previously only announced for arcades, Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold hits PS3's in Japan next Summer. No release dates for the West have yet been announced.

November 24th, 2013
Soul Calibur II HD Online Chibi Character Icons

Some cool chibi-style character artwork "icons" were added to the official Soul Calibur Facebook. This set of art features all 19 default fighters in the game. Of course, you can now conveniently enjoy this entire set of artwork here on TFG (via the SC2 HD Online profile). On a side note: TFG's full review of SC2 HD Online is still in progress. Currently, some of my early impressions are already up on the TFG profile.

November 23rd, 2013
Killer Instinct - High Damage Combo Videos

Prima Games have uploaded of a variety of "high damage" Killer Instinct combo videos for several characters (and you can bet there are more on the way). For now, check out these insanely long combos featuring Orchid, Sadira, Glacius, Sabrewulf and Jago.

November 23rd, 2013
Ultra Street Fighter IV - Classic Supers & Ultras Returning for Rolento, Hugo, Elena & Poison

Capcom-Unity just released 4 new videos demonstrating new "classic" Supers and Ultra Moves for Rolento, Hugo, Poison and Elena in Ultra Street Fighter IV. Along with their returning Super Moves from SFXT, each of the new characters will 2 additional ones in SF IV. To name a few, Rolento's Mine Sweeper & Take No Prisoners (from SFA series), Hugo's Hammer Mountain & Megaton Press (from SFIII series)...

November 22nd, 2013
Killer Instinct - Shadow Jago Gameplay Footage

The first big "next-gen" fighting game has arrived with the Xbox One, and no doubt we'll be seeing many new gameplay & combo videos in the coming days. For starters, AcidGlow uploaded a video of his first online match, which happens to show Shadow Jago in action. *Spoiler Alert* He also finishes the match with an insane 100+ hit Ultra Combo. Definitely worth a watch!

November 21st, 2013
Jun Kazama & Armor King Coming to Tekken Revolution

Tekken Official (Japan) just announced the next Tekken Revolution update, which will add Jun Kazama & Armor King as unlockable playable characters. The "Winter Campaign" update kicks off in Japan next week on November 26th. Stay tuned for further details on this update, which should include release dates for other regions.

November 21st, 2013
KI3 Launch Trailer Teases Spinal & Fulgore

With Killer Instinct for Xbox One releasing tomorrow, Microsoft released a new launch trailer for the game. At the end of the trailer, Spinal and Fulgore are teased briefly. As previously stated, Spinal will become available in January and Fulgore in March.

November 21st, 2013
Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN Zato-One Officially Revealed Along With Mysterious Character Silhouette

We previously saw Zato-One appear in one of the early GGXrd trailers, strongly suggesting his inclusion in the game, but today we have 100% confirmation! The official Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN website revealed Zato-One's character artwork and movelist. In addition, Arc System Works revealed a silhouette of a mysterious new character.

November 20th, 2013
"Street Fighter Alpha: Ryu VS Sagat" Fan Film

Just uploaded this morning, here's a really cool live action fan film based on Street Fighter Alpha. Just under 6 minutes long, the short film revolves around the most memorable match-up from the original SFA, Ryu VS Sagat. On a side note: The creator of this film, Jason Yonnick (whom sent the video in), told me that TFG is his "Go-To" spot for everything fighting games... which I think is rather awesome. :) Watch the film HERE.

November 19TH, 2013
The Fighters Generation Online Shop Relaunch!

TFG Webmaster here... Today, I'm excited to announce the relaunch of the TFG's online store! For the last year or so, other features & improvements on this website have taken priority, and I haven't been able to add as much "new" inventory to the TFG Shop... but times are changing! Along with a new & improved design, TFG's Shop will now have a steadier flow of new merchandise & collectibles for sale. Stay tuned for updates!

November 19th, 2013
Soul Calibur II HD Online Now Available on PSN

A decade ago, Soul Calibur II debuted on PS2, Xbox and Gamecube. One of the highest rated fighting games of all time has returned with an online enabled HD edition, now conveniently downloadable to your Playstation 3 or Xbox 360. Soul Calibur II HD Online is now available on PSN for $19.99; Xboxers will have to wait until tomorrow to get their hands on it. TFG's full review of HD Online is currently in progress! 

November 19th, 2013
Killer Instinct (2013) Producer Interview

Can you believe it's been nearly 17 years since a Killer Instinct game was released? The iconic franchise will officially make its long-awaited return this Friday with the Xbox One launch. Expect continued coverage of KI3 throughout the next several months, as details on Spinal and Fulgore will surely emerge. For now, check out this new Siliconera interview with producer Torin Retting, which covers a variety of topics on the game.

November 19th, 2013
Tekken Revolution Update 1.3 Out Today in North America, New Trailer Featuring Lee & Christie

Namco Bandai Games Europe released an all new trailer for the latest free update to Tekken Revolution (which comes out today in North America). Update 1.3 adds Lee Chaolan and Christie Monteiro to the roster, a new and improved Mokujin Rush mode, more gold & gift point bonuses, and new alternate costumes & premium effects DLC. Visit Tekken Official to check out all the details of this update.

November 19th, 2013
JJBA: All-Star Battle Baoh Combo Videos

Check out some combo videos and other gameplay footage featuring the newest DLC character for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, Baoh. In case you don't know, Baoh is a guest character in the game from the manga/anime of the same name, also created by Hirohiko Araki.

November 19th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Marie Rose Revealed in New DOA5U: Arcade Trailer, Headed to Console Versions

Team Ninja released a new trailer for the upcoming arcade version of DOA5: Ultimate. The trailer reveals Marie Rose, who was confirmed via Famitsu earlier in the week. In addition to the trailer, check out Marie Rose character artwork & screens. [UPDATE] Team Ninja has told 4gamer that they are planning an update which will bring Marie Rose to the console version of DOA5: Ultimate (and Core Fighters).

November 16th, 2013
Killer Instinct (2013) Spinal, Sadira, Glacius & Jago Concept artworks From Prima Guide

Some teaser images from Prima's official Killer Instinct (2013) Ultra Fan Book and strategy guide have been revealed. Check out some new KI3 concept artwork for Spinal, Sadira, Glacuis, and Jago. The Ultra Fan Book will contain an in-depth look at the history of Killer Instinct, interviews with developers of the Xbox One reboot, gameplay strategies, and concept artwork. 

November 16th, 2013
Soul Calibur: Lost Swords Beta Version Now Available on Japan PSN, English Video Guide

The beta version of Soul Calibur: Lost Swords is currently available for download in the Japanese PSN Store until November 18th. If you happen to have access to a Japanese PSN account, you can also try out the game for free. If you plan on giving Lost Swords a try over the weekend, Party Wolf from 8WayRun.com created an English video guide for the beta version.

November 15th, 2013
Ultra Street Fighter IV Headed to Japanese Arcades in April 2014, Consoles Before EVO '14

Capcom has given a little more clarity concerning their release date for Ultra Street Fighter IV. The SF4 update will be coming to Japan arcades in April 2014, followed by console release in North America & Europe later on. While no specifics were given, Combofiend stated that Ultra SF4 will hit consoles sometime before EVO '14 (July). In addition, 4 new screenshots featuring the new characters were added to TFG's USF4 preview profile.

November 15th, 2013
Soul Calibur II HD Online Launch Trailer

With Soul Calibur II HD Online arriving on Playstation Network and Xbox Live next week, Namco Bandai released a new launch trailer titled "Legends Never Die". The trailer shows mostly cinematics and gameplay footage, including Heihachi Mishima squaring off against Spawn (which was never possible before HD Online). SC2: HD Online hits PSN on November 19th and XBL on November 20th.

November 15th, 2013
Shadow Jago Revealed in Killer Instinct 3

During their most recent stream, Microsoft revealed "Shadow Jago" in KI3. Besides his ghostly appearance, some of his special moves will differ from Jago's (alt. effects & colors, such as a dark purple fireball). His voice will also be darker sounding. Currently, he fights exactly the same as Jago, but the dev-team plans to differentiate him more in the future. Players that pick up the XBL Gold Day-1 Edition will have access to Shadow Jago.

November 15th, 2013
SNK Posts 3D Character Renders on Official Site

The official SNK Playmore website was updated today with some interesting 3D character renders. The characters shown are Nakoruru, Haohmaru, Terry, Geese and Alice. This image appears to be related to the job openings announcement from earlier this year. "Rumors" suggest that new 3D KOF and Samurai Shodown games are in the making, but it's also possible this could be related to new Pachinko games.

November 15th, 2013
European PS4 Launch Commercial Shows Ryu From Last Week's Bizarre Hadouken Cabs Video

With the launch of Playstation 4 upon us, we can surely expect great things coming to the fighting genre in the near future. The latest tease for us fighting game fans appears in this high budget European PS4 launch commercial. The TV ad actually begins inside Ryu's taxi, featuring none other than the weird Ryu cosplayer from last week's Hadouken Cabs video. You can even see Ryu's SF4 select portrait on the back of the driver's seat.

November 13th, 2013
Street Fighter X All Capcom Trailer, New Artwork Featuring Megaman, Strider Hiryu, etc.

Capcom released a trailer for their upcoming Japanese card-fighting game, Street Fighter X All Capcom. The trailer shows a bunch of Capcom characters & series that will be represented in the game, and gives a look at some gameplay footage (complete with some of the official soundtrack). In addition, some brand new character artwork from the game has arrived, featuring the likes of: Megaman, Strider Hiryu...

November 13th, 2013
New Character Revealed for Arcade Version of Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate in Magazine Scan

Tecmo Koei revealed a new character, Marie Rose, whom will appear in the arcade version of Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate. Here's a magazine scan that shows some screenshots of Marie Rose and supplies the first details on the character. Marie Rose is the "smallest" character in the game and relies on her speed in battle. As you can see from the screenshots, she also appears to have a Gothic Lolita fashion style. She is voiced by Mai Aizawa.

November 13th, 2013
Soul Calibur: Lost Swords Character Trailers

Namco Bandai Games released 3 new character trailers for the upcoming single player PS3 fighting game, Soul Calibur: Lost Swords. The trailers give us a look at Siegfried, Sophitia and Mitsurugi.

November 11th, 2013
Killer Instinct 3 Orchid Breakdown, Raw Gameplay

Here are 3 new Killer Instinct videos to check out. First is the Orchid Breakdown series, where Maximilian and Double Helix Games' community manager, FilthieRich, sit down to talk about B. Orchid. They highlight all of her normal & special moves, shadow moves, ultra & instinct mode, and also talk about some strategy, set-ups and combos. The other video is simply 6 minutes of straight-up Orchid gameplay.

November 9th, 2013
Killer Instinct 3 Post Launch Character Release Dates, No Arcade/Story Mode at Launch

Microsoft announced some new details regarding the 2 most recently confirmed characters in Killer Instinct (2013), Spinal and Fulgore. Spinal will be the first character released after launch (Nov. 22nd) and becomes playable in January 2014. Fulgore will follow in March. Also, Double Helix stated that KI3 will be without a traditional arcade mode (or story mode) at launch. These modes will arrive later on, when all characters are out.

November 8th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Bizarre "Hadouken Cabs" PS4 Teaser Video

Apparently, Capcom sent VG247.com this comical "Hadouken Cabs" teaser video, which was just posted on Youtube this morning. The video contains several bizarre Easter eggs (including an actual "Hadouken Cabs" website) along with subliminal Playstation 4 advertising. What the heck is this video trying to tell us? Let the speculations begin...

November 8th, 2013
Legend of Raven Confirmed for PS4 & Xbox One

The indie fighting game, Legend of Raven (AKA Yatagarasu), is headed to PS4 and Xbox One complete with GGPO netcode for online play. For the PS4/Vita versions, Legend of Raven will be a Cross Buy / Cross Play enabled title. That means you'll get both versions for the price of one, and you can play others online across systems. Check out a brand new trailer for the upcoming console versions.

November 7th, 2013
Soul Calibur: Lost Swords - Official Poster, New Screenshots & Gameplay Details

New details regarding Namco Bandai's upcoming free-to-play PS3 fighting have arrived. New gameplay systems have been announced, such as: Soul Burst, Soul Break, Weapon Arts and the Support Characters system. Head over to TFG's newly created preview profile for the game to get caught up. The first official poster for the game, featuring Sophitia & Siegfried was also released. Beta testing for Lost Swords begins in Japan on Nov. 14th.

November 7th, 2013
New Street Fighter X All Capcom Artwork & Screens

Feast your eyes on 14 new "chibi style" character artworks from Capcom's upcoming mobile phone game, Street Fighter X All Capcom. The games represented in this new batch of character artwork, include: Rival Schools, Final Fight, Okami, Onimusha, SonSon, Monster Hunter & Lost Planet. There are also 12 new screenshots to check out, several showing classic Street Fighter and Megaman stages, and some fresh details.

November 5th, 2013
Blazblue: CP Coming to North America in March 2014

Blazblue: ChronoPhantasma hit PS3 in Japan a couple weeks ago on October 24th. Fans in the West only have a few more months to wait, as Aksys Games announced today that ChronoPhantasma is coming to North America in March 2014. A $79.99 Limited Edition has also been announced, and includes the same extras as the Japanese version: a soundtrack CD, 40-page artbook, Rachel Alucard Nendoroid figure, plus 2 North American exclusives.

November 5th, 2013
JJBA: All-Star Battle English Version in Spring 2014

If you're holding off to try out JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle until the English version arrives, you can finally get your hands on the game next Spring. Namco Bandai announced that JJBA: All-Star Battle will release in North America, Europe, and Australasia sometime in Spring 2014. Namco Bandai Games Europe also released a new English trailer for the game, highlighting characters from the first 3 parts of the manga.

November 4th, 2013
Killer Instinct (2013) Pin Ultimate Edition Image Confirms Fulgore

Earlier today, Penny Arcade posted an article revealing some new images and details on the Killer Instinct: Pin Ultimate Edition collector's edition. One of the images shows the physical case which carries the individual character pins, and mistakenly, this image actually leaked Fulgore for the game. Thus, Fulgure has been confirmed as the final character in Season 1.

November 4th, 2013
GGXrd -SIGN- Leaked Location Text Footage

AGBMedia uploaded a compilation of some recent Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- gameplay footage from the recent location test in Japan. This collection of footage contains some interesting tidbits, including: Awesome introduction sequences for Slayer, Faust, I-No & Millia, Faust's super move performed on various characters (showing their unique & hilarious reactions to it), and also some general gameplay footage.

November 4th, 2013
First Images of New Tekken Revolution Character, The Sexy Female Vampire

This past Sunday, a huge Tekken (TTT2) tournament called MASTERCUP.6 took place in Tokyo, Japan, drawing 100's of players from around the country. During the tournament, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada revealed some new images of the first "100% new" Tekken Revolution character. The new magazine scans give a first look at the character's in-game character model.

November 2nd, 2013
KI (2013) Customization Menu, New Orchid Screens

Double Helix released some additional Killer Instinct (2013) screenshots featuring B. Orchid on her new stage. In addition, the game's customization menu has also been revealed, which allows players to customize various parts of each character. A set of 11 screenshots shows off various customizations & alternate accessories for Sabrewulf, Jago & Glacius.

November 1st, 2013
KI (2013) Orchid Reveal Trailer, Spinal Teaser

On Halloween night, Double Helix revealed the first gameplay trailer featuring Orchid during IGN's live stream, and also teased the newest character for the Killer Instinct reboot, Spinal! The 2-hour stream shows more Orchid gameplay with commentary by Double Helix. Also shown are some of the game's modes along with character accessories, which are basically customizations that players can add to the characters.

November 1st, 2013 [UPDATE]
Soul Calibur 2 HD Online Releasing November 19/20, Ultra Street Fighter 4 Coming in April 2014

To kick off the new month, here's some fresh release date info on 2 upcoming fighting games. First, Soul Calibur 2 HD Online will be hitting PSN on Nov. 19th and XBL on Nov. 20th for $19.99. Namco also released a new promotional image for SC2 HD Online on Facebook. Next, on the Capcom side of things... Ultra Street Fighter 4 is set for an April 2014 release. Ultra SF4 will be a $15 DLC add-on to SSF4: Arcade Edition, or $40 by itself.

October 31st, 2013
Street Fighter X All Capcom Artwork & Screenshots, Coming November 19th in Japan

New character artwork and screenshots have been released from Capcom's upcoming mobile card game, Street Fighter X All Capcom. One of Capcom's 30th Anniversary projects, Street Fighter X All Capcom presents a similar art style to the classic CardFighters Clash series. The game features over 500 characters and up to 20 VS 20 player Team Battles.

October 29th, 2013 [UPDATE]
GGXrd -SIGN- Slayer & Faust Confirmed, Movelists, Story Prologue

Arc System Works confirmed 2 more classic Guilty Gear characters for the upcoming next-gen reboot, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-. Check out official artwork and movelists for Slayer & Faust (plus I-no & Axl). In addition, the recently released Aksys 25th Anniversary art book contains the first details on the GGXrd story in the form of a short prologue titled The Unseen Sign.

October 29th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Tekken Revolution Adds Lee Chaolan & Christie

Capoierista Christie Monteiro and ladies man Lee Chaolan will be joining the Tekken Revolution roster on October 30th in Europe and November 19th in North America. This brings the roster of playable characters up to 24. For all the details on this major update, check out the post on Tekken Official. In addition, HD Tekken Revolution character artworks were added to Christie & Lee character profiles here on TFG.

October 28th, 2013
Street Fighter II Designer Akira Nishitani Shares Development Tidbits on Twitter

One of the original designers of Street Fighter II, Akira Nishitani, has joined Twitter. Right off the bat, he's been posting some very interesting details regarding the development of SF2, or as we know it, the single game that jump started the competitive fighting genre itself. Akira's tweets are in Japanese, but Mugen Fighters Guild has a thread dedicated to translating his tweets. Any old school SF player will find this stuff fascinating!

October 28th, 2013
JJBA: All-Star Battle Anasui & Iced Combo Videos

Check out some new combo videos from the community featuring the 2 newest DLC characters to hit JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, Narciso Anasui and Vanilla Ice (AKA Iced). Thanks to ImShiwase & Boodendorf for the great combo vids!

October 27th, 2013
Blazblue: CP Kokonoe, Terumi & Kagura Combo Vids

The console (PS3) version of Blazblue: Chronophantasma released in Japan a few days ago. Naturally, tons of fresh gameplay footage is rolling in! Check out 3 excellent combo videos from Famitsu, which demonstrate advanced combos for new characters: Kokonoe, Yuki Terumi & Kagura Mutsuki. Also enjoy an Astral Heat Exhibition by Gestriden.

October 27th, 2013
Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li & Blanka Join Combo Crew

Four iconic Street Fighter veterans have joined Game Bakers' iOS/Android brawler, Combo Crew! The latest update enables players to play as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Blanka (after unlocking them for $1.00 each). Check out the promo image as well as a short trailer featuring the SF characters. In case you missed the news back in August, Viewtiful Joe also debuted in Combo Crew as a playable character.

October 26th, 2013
Ultra Street Fighter 4 Arcade Poster Artwork

Capcom just released a new poster artwork for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Made to represent the upcoming arcade version of the game, the poster shows off a variety of SF4 veterans alongside the newcomers: Poison, Hugo, Rolento and Elena. The mysterious fifth new character is still yet to be revealed, but Capcom's Yoshinori Ono recently stated on Twitter that more Ultra SF4 updates are "coming soon".

October 26th, 2013
Soul Calibur II HD Online Gameplay Clip #2

Namco Bandai Games Europe released another Soul Calibur II HD Online gameplay clip on Youtube. This one features Raphael VS Xianghua, played once again by top French players, DTN & Mark Nikil.

October 25th, 2013
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Axl & I-No Artwork

High quality official artwork for GGXrd's Axl Low & I-No has been unveiled, giving us a closer look the updated attire for these two Guilty Gear veterans. Head over to the TFG profile to check out all of the GGXrd -SIGN- character artwork so far, including some recently added character portraits!

October 24th, 2013
Ultra SF4 - Red Focus Attack & Ultra Combo Double

For months now, Capcom has been pretty silent regarding any updates on Ultra Street Fighter IV. Tonight, Combofiend over at CapcomFightersTV just revealed some fresh details. He announced two new gameplay systems for Ultra SF4: Red Focus Attack (allows players to sacrifice meter to absorb more than one attack) & Ultra Combo Double (allows the use of both Ultra moves in a match, but sacrifices damage).

October 24th, 2013
Capcom Looking For Game Designer & Programmer for "New Fighting Game"

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono tweeted something interesting at 11pm last night. Apparently Capcom is looking for a new game designer and programmer for a "new fighting game". Of course, we can only speculate on what this new game could be. Whether this will be a new franchise, a returning classic franchise, or perhaps an unexpected sequel... remains to be seen. 

October 24th, 2013
Blazblue: Chronophantasma PS3 Opening, Astral Heat & Distortion Drive Demos

The Playstation 3 version of Blazblue: Chronophantasma was released in Japan today. Naturally, some fresh direct feed videos have been popping up online recently. For starters, check out the PS3 opening movie along with Kagura & Terumi's Distortion Drives / Astral Heat super moves.

October 23rd, 2013
Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia

The Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia is now available on Amazon.com. The 208 page hardcover book explores Capcom's illustrious library of games & characters and celebrates the company's 30 years in the industry. The book features concise information about every major Capcom character, their key artwork, statistics, background information, and interesting notes on the history of each character and game franchise.

October 22nd, 2013
Xuan Dou Zhi Wang Neo Shanwoo Video Movelist

Today's free XDZW update introduces Neo Shanwoo, a revised and "final" version of Shanwoo. Following Xeno's video movelist from a few days ago, here's a video demo showing off Shanwoo's new moveset. His prominent visual upgrade is his new Terry Bogard-style vest, in black. His fighting style has also undergone some drastic changes, which emphasize his grappling abilities. Changes include new special & super moves!

October 22nd, 2013
Playstation 4 Retrospective Video Features Tekken

Sony's brand new promotional video for Playstation 4 takes us back to the PS1 era (circa 1995). The video highlights the sights and sounds of a PS1 owner's room from those good old days, and without spoiling too much, Tekken fans will immediately be treated to some nostalgia! Capcom is also represented in the video in the form of Resident Evil. Without further ado, enjoy another video to get you hyped for the next-gen!

October 19th, 2013
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle To Feature Localization Changes In The West

Siliconera confirmed that the upcoming English versions of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will feature some name changes. Since JJBA takes heavy inspiration from famous musicians and bands, some character names will be different in the English version to steer clear of copyright issues (example: "Vanilla Ice" being changed to "Iced"). Also confirmed: The localized version will retain mid-fight Japanese kanji and Japanese voices.

October 19th, 2013
Xuan Dou Zhi Wang Xeno Video Movelist

A few days ago, Xeno was confirmed as a playable character in XDZW (to be released in the October 22nd update). Just released, is an official video movelist for Xeno which shows the character in gameplay for the first time. The 5-minute video goes through all of Xeno's special moves, super moves, and even some combos!

October 18th, 2013
Soul Calibur II HD Online Gameplay Footage

Namco Bandai Games Europe recently released a Soul Calibur II HD Online gameplay clip. The first full-length gameplay video features Mitsurugi VS Nightmare, controlled by top French players, DTN (SC2 EVO 2003 winner) and & Mark Nikil. Since Youtube downgrades video framerate and overall image quality, this gameplay clips doesn't accurately represent HD Online's upgraded graphics. 

October 16th, 2013
Xuan Dou Zhi Wang Update Coming Oct. 22nd

Later this month, a free update is coming to Xuan Dou Zhi Wang which adds a new character along with some fresh alternate costumes. Xeno, the third member of King's team, will finally be joining the roster! Next, Shanwoo gains some new threads along with an updated fighting style and redone voice work. Finally, new alternate costumes will be added for Shirley & Prayuth. Check out all the official artwork and further details HERE!

October 14th, 2013
Injustice (PS Vita) - 60 FPS Gameplay Footage

The Playstation Vita version of Injustice: Gods Among Us was shown at last weekend's New York Comic-Con '13. Early reports have stated that the Vita version replicates the console experience very closely. This gameplay video from the NYCC '13 floor shows the game running in 60 FPS. In the video, Jack Mathews of Armature Studio (the company behind the Vita port) confirmed that all the DLC will be unlocked from the start.

October 13th, 2013
JJBA: All-Star Battle 1.03 Patch Notes Video

On October 10th, patch 1.03 for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle was released. This patch makes quite a few gameplay system changes, as demonstrated by this video. When CyberConnect2 previously patched the game to remove infinites, some systems were taken out (to the dismay of many players). Patch 1.03 reinstalls some of these systems, and makes some drastic improvements the gameplay experience of JJBA: ASB.

October 13th, 2013
Killer Instinct (2013) October Video Roundup

Here's a roundup of the latest "must watch" Killer Instinct (2013) videos for your viewing pleasure. Most of these are from Maximilian, whom has continued his insanely dedicated coverage of the upcoming Xbox One exclusive. New videos include: an Official Sadira Combo Video, Sadira Gameplay & Impressions and Ultra Enders Breakdown. Also, footage from Microsoft's recent live steam (uploaded on Youtube by Acidglow).

October 13th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Killer Instinct (2013) "Pin Ultimate Edition"

A collector's edition of Double Helix's reboot of Killer Instinct was just announced on the Microsoft Store. This digital bundle retails for $59.99 and contains everything from the $40 version of the game. While it doesn't contain a game disc, Pin Ultimate Edition comes with a limited run of "collectible pins" designed by Penny Arcade. Also worth mentioning, contains some interesting emblems based on classic characters:

October 12th, 2013
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle Devs "Upset" By Fan Reaction to Micro Transactions

JJBA: All-Star Battle's Campaign Mode received quite a bit of fan disapproval due to its pay-for-time/cooldown system and micro-transactions. Siliconera had a quick chat with CyberConnect2 CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama and Namco Bandai's Noriaki Niino on the subject, and asked if this system will still be in place when the English version releases. The short answer is "yes," but the team will be making adjustments to the system. 

October 12th, 2013
Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Developers Discuss Why They Made a Fighting Game

During the Dengeki Bunko Autumn Festival, the developers of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax talked about the upcoming 2D arcade fighting game with 4Gamer. Director Takaharu Terada, along with co-producers Ryutaro Nonaka & Juro Watari, discuss why they made a fighting game. The translated interview can be found over on Siliconera.

October 12th, 2013
Aquapazza - Team Utawarerumono Trailer

If the word "Utawarerumono" means anything to you, the latest Aquapazza trailer is for you. Atlus USA released a new trailer showcasing characters from the Utawarerumono visual novel: Hakuowlo, Oboro, Karulau and Touka. Aquapazza will be available in stores and on PSN for Playstation 3, November 19th, 2013.

October 11th, 2013
Blazblue: Chronophantasma - Full TGS '13 Demo

The entire TGS '13 stage demo for Blazblue: Chronophantasma from Sony's booth is now available to watch on Youtube! PlaystationJP posted the 26-minute video presentation in full HD. Naturally, all of the spoken dialogue is Japanese and, unfortunately, there aren't any subtitles. Nonetheless, the HD-quality direct feed gameplay footage starts at 6:43. This includes gameplay featuring Kokonoe, Kagura and Terumi.

October 11th, 2013
JJBA: All-Star Battle - Famitsu Shows Iced & Anasui

A scan from the latest Famitsu magazine has revealed artwork for the next 2 DLC characters on the way to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle. As previously confirmed, the 2 newcomers are Vanilla Ice / Iced from Part III: Stardust Crusaders (whom fighting game players may remember from the original JoJo's Bizarre Adventure fighting game), and Narciso Anasui from Part VI: Stone Ocean. No release dates have been confirmed yet.

October 10th, 2013
DOA5: Ultimate Halloween DLC Costumes & Stage

Xbox.com released new images of some upcoming "Halloween themed" DLC content for Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate. This includes Halloween costumes for the entire cast, along with a Halloween themed stage. In addition to the screenshots, check out a video preview of the costumes courtesy of Eeyore209. Currently there's no word on release dates or pricing details for this DLC.

October 9th, 2013
First Episode of Blazblue Anime - Free to Watch

Episode 1 of Blazblue: Alter Memory (the Blazblue anime adaptation) is now available to watch for FREE on Funimation.com! The first episode of the anime follows Ragna on his path to the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi. The episode is 23 minutes long and features Japanese dialogue with English subtitles. 12 episodes are currently planned for the anime, which takes its story inspiration straight from Blazblue: Calamity Trigger.

October 8th, 2013
Tommo Responds to SNK's Termination Claim

A couple days ago, SNK ordered Tommo Inc. to stop distributing and selling their line of NeoGeo X products. In a nutshell, Tommo denied any breach of contract that exists in their agreement with SNK. "Tommo is still taking care of all customer service and product warranties in North America as are our master distribution partners," said Jonathan Wan, Tommo CEO. "We're continuing to sell NGX products." Things could get ugly.

October 7th, 2013
Injustice: Ultimate Edition Coming to PS4, Vita, etc.

WB Games announced today that an "Ultimate Edition" of Injustice: Gods Among Us is headed to Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Playstation Vita, Xbox 360 and PC. Ultimate Edition contains all the DLC released since the original launch, including 40 alternate skins & 60 S.T.A.R Labs mission. It'll be priced at $59.99 for PS4, PS3 & 360, $49.99 for PC and $39.99 for Vita, and drops Nov. 12th in America and starting Nov. 29th worldwide.

October 6th, 2013
SNK Demands Neo Geo X Makers to Halt Production

Looks like the life of the Neo Geo X handheld system has been cut short... SNK has terminated its license with Tommo Inc., the manufacturer and distributor of the NGX system. SNK released a notice on their website ordering Tommo to stop "all manufacturing, distribution, marketing & promotion and selling" of their products. This includes the NGX Gold bundle, NGX arcade stick and all game packages...

October 3rd, 2013 [UPDATE]
TFG's Full Review of JJBA: All-Star Battle 

The Fighters Generation's full review of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is now online! Read TFG's take on CyberConnect2's 2D/3D fighting game based on all 8 parts of Hirohiko Araki's long-running manga. As an accompaniment, here are 3 fan-made videos comparing gameplay images from JJBA: All Star Battle with some iconic panels from the original manga.

October 3rd, 2013
Killer Instinct (2013) Dojo Mode Breakdown

Maximilian sat down with Double Helix's Michael "Berserker Mike" Willette to talk about Dojo Mode in the new Killer Instinct. Dojo Mode acts as a Training / Tutorial mode in the game and helps new players gain a better understanding of Killer Instinct's mechanics. In addition to the video, also check out a screenshot of Orchid from Microsoft's recent KI stream.

October 2nd, 2013
Namco Trademarks Soul Calibur: Unbreakable Soul

Currently, Namco is developing the single player title, Soul Calibur: Lost Swords for PS3, as well as Soul Calibur II: HD Online for PS3 and 360. Today, Siliconera spotted a trademark for what seems to be yet another new title, called Soul Calibur: Unbreakable Soul. The trademark for SC: Lost Souls was filed in July and officially announced in September of this year. So perhaps in a few months, we'll hear more about SC: Unbreakable Soul. Stay tuned!

October 2nd, 2013
GGXX: AC+R Patch Still Coming in 2013, Says Aksys

This isn't really "news"... but it's a slow news week (and some other websites seem to think that this is news)? So, Arc System Works USA announced on Facebook that the long-awaited patch to update GGXX: AC+ to GGXX:AC+R is still coming in 2013 for North America (as they've stated previously). The +R update is currently available for the PS Vita and Japanese PSN versions. Still, no official dates have been given for the PS3 & 360 versions.
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