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September 20th, 2018
DOA6 New Screens & Character Renders for Ayane, Marie Rose, Bayman & Honoka + TGS '18 Gameplay

Koei Tecmo released official character renders and 19 screenshots of 4 of the latest characters to be revealed for Dead or Alive 6: Ayane, Marie Rose, Bayman, and Honoka. The latest batch of DOA6 screens is the most vibrant yet, showing off the new "Jurassic Park-meets-water-park" stage, Lost Paradise. Additionally, check out 7 minutes of new DOA6 gameplay footage from Tokyo Game Show 2018, showing an updated character select screen, in-game menus, and the Lost Paradise stage.

September 20th, 2018
PlayStation Classic Console Coming This December, Pre-Loaded with 20 Games Including TEKKEN 3

Sony is joining the retro "mini-console" craze with their announcement of the PlayStation Classic, a mini PS1 console pre-loaded with 20 games. The console is 45% smaller than the original PS1, includes an HDMI output, 2 replica classic controllers, and comes pre-loaded with 20 legendary PS1 titles, including TEKKEN 3. Check out the official announce trailer for an up-close look at the mini-console and its features. PlayStation Classic will launch December 3rd, 2018 for $100.

September 19th, 2018
Android 17 is Dragon Ball FighterZ's Next DLC Character 

The latest issue of V-Jump has confirmed earlier rumors that Android 17 is coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ as the game's next DLC fighter. The scan from V-Jump shows the first images and artwork of Android 17, in addition to a new stage called "The Space Arena". Confirmed special moves for 17 include his "Barrier Explosion", "Super Electric Stike", and "End Game". According to V-Jump, Android 17 will be added to the game later this month.

September 19th, 2018
SFV: Arcade Edition Customizable Dojo Stage / Community Hubs Coming September 25th

Capcom announced a free (and customizable) Dojo stage coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. To receive the stage, players just need to register their SFV account on the official Shadaloo C.R.I. website. Players can then customize the stage visually with a variety of objects - unlockable completing certain tasks. Dojo also act as a community hub, with dojo "Grand Masters" being able to invite other members who can earn points for the dojo. Dojos will also have their own rankings.

September 18th, 2018
Soul Calibur VI Raphael Reveal Trailer, Artwork, Screenshots & Character Bio

Along with Cervantes, the existence of Raphael in Soul Calibur VI was leaked earlier this month via screen captures. Tonight, Bandai Namco has officially revealed Raphael with a new gameplay trailer. Sporting a new gentlemanly look, the potentially "youngest" version of Raphael to appear in a Soul Calibur game shows a mix of new and old techniques from his iconic moveset. Watch Raphael's official reveal trailer to see Soul Calibur VI's flamboyant rapier-user in motion.

September 17th, 2018
New Darkstalkers and Halloween 2018 Costumes Coming to SFV: Arcade Edition

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition has built a reputation as fighting game rich with "fan-service" costumes, with tons of throwbacks to classic titles. With the original line of Darkstalkers-themed costumes becoming an instant hit with SFV players, Capcom is releasing 3 more costumes based on everyone's favorite horror-themed 2D fighter. In this new set of DLC costumes, Menat goes full cat-girl with her Felicia cosplay, Ed channels the vampire spirit of Demitri, and Chun-Li becomes a very well-known succubus.

September 12th, 2018
Soul Calibur VI Cervantes Reveal Trailer, Screenshots, Artwork & Character Bio

Earlier this month, both Cervantes and Raphael were confirmed for Soul Calibur VI via leak... but today, Bandai Namco is ready to "officially" reveal Cervantes with the release of his gameplay reveal trailer. Cervantes, "the Shell of a Proud Man", returns in Soul Calibur VI with his iconic dual swords: Archeron & Nirvana. Cervantes's official reveal trailer takes us through his new combos and shows off his devastating and stylish Critical Edge super move.

September 12th, 2018
NEOGEO Mini International Now Available for Pre-Order in North America

Pre-orders have opened up for SNK's NEOGEO Mini International. You can now pre-order the stylish NEOGEO Mini system which features a working 3.5 screen and comes with 40 games, an HDMI cable, game pad, and panel stickers for $109. Amazon states the system will be released on October 15th, 2018. SNK also released a launch trailer for the NEOGEO Mini International, outlining all of its features.

September 12th, 2018
Soul Calibur VI Game Modes Introduction Trailer

Bandai Namco's latest trailer for Soul Calibur VI is all about modes, which the game seems to have plenty of. The 4-minute trailer reveals brand new footage of Character Creation, the game's two Story modes, and Museum - which showcases concept art, character/weapon profiles, music, etc. On the topic of music, you might've noticed the trailer itself features some remixes of classic tracks of the series, which are likely to appear in SC6 in some form.

September 11th, 2018
DOA6 Trailer Confirms Ayane, Marie Rose, Bayman, Honoka, Nyotengu & Phase-4, Releases Feb. 15th

Koei Tecmo's latest DOA6 trailer confirms the return of 6 characters from the prequel and reveals the game's release date, February 15th, 2019. Just under 2-minutes long, the new trailer confirms the return of Ayane, Marie Rose, Bayman, Nyotengu & Phase-4 in DOA6. According to the trailer's description, Nyotengu is a pre-order bonus character for the PS4 version and Phase-4 will "return as a DLC character" for adopters of the Digital Deluxe edition.

September 10th, 2018
SNK Announces New Samurai Shodown for 2019

And it's NOT PACHINKO! :) As promised, SNK has announced a brand new game... and it's one that long-time SNK fans have been waiting for. A new Samurai Spirits (or as we know it in the West, Samurai Shodown) is planned for a 2019 release on PlayStation 4. The game features a new style of 3D graphics using the Unreal Engine, and looks to retain the look and feel of the original 2D series. The announce trailer shows the return of several fan-favorites from the original cast. [UPDATE] HD Screenshots added!

September 8th, 2018
SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Now Available on PS4 & Switch, Launch Trailers

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is now available on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch for $49.99. SNK and NIS America released a launch trailer for SNK Heroines showing more of the game's story, cutscenes, costumes, character customization, and gameplay. Nintendo's official YouTube channel also released their own launch trailer, showing additional gameplay.

September 5th, 2018
Fighting EX Layer Update 1.1.0 is Live, Pullum & Vulcano Rosso Added, Full Patch Notes

Arika has released the free update for Fighting EX Layer which adds playable characters Pullum Purna and Vulcano Rosso. The 1.1.0 patch is now available for download on PlayStation 4 and, along with the new characters, includes some major gameplay system updates, character balance / move adjustments, and other fixes. Check out the full patch notes from Arika for a detailed list of all the changes.

September 5th, 2018
TEKKEN 7 Lei Wulong & Anna Williams Classic & Alternate Costumes Screenshots, New Trailer

In addition to their new looks, Lei Wulong and Anna Williams will be getting alternate costumes in TEKKEN 7. The first two DLC characters of TEKKEN 7 Season 2 come with several unique (and customizable) costumes, including their "Classic" costumes. Along with his trademark TEKKEN 5 Kung-Fu attire, Lei shows off new Spec-Ops gear and a Chinese Kenpo uniform; while Anna Williams dons her signature red dress, a Sexy Pirate costume, and fuzzy jacket with shorts.

September 5th, 2018
Soul Calibur 6 Could be the Final Installment of the Series, Unless The Game Sells Well

Soul Calibur VI Producer Motohiro Okubo recently did an interview with DualShockers.com at Gamescom '18. He revealed that he had to do some "convincing" to Bandai Namco in order to begin working on SC6, as the series is "facing a crisis" with low expectations from the company. Okubo-san made it clear that if Soul Calibur VI saw a worst case scenario and doesn't sell well, it could be the final game of the series.

September 4th, 2018
TEKKEN 7 Season 2 Full Patch Notes

Today, Bandai Namco released the full patch notes for all pre-existing characters in TEKKEN 7 Season 2 on their TEKKEN World Tour website. This major balance update adds new moves, buffs, and nerfs... changing hit properties, damage levels, and other aspects to character movesets. Any TEKKEN player worth their salt will want to glance through these official patch notes more than once before the update arrives September 6th, 2018.

September 2nd, 2018
SNK is Announcing a New Game on Sept. 10th, 2018

SNK just posted a countdown on their official Japanese website with "SNK New Game" in the web address itself. The text "A New Dawn Rises..." appears alongside the countdown, which ends on Sept. 10th, 2018. SNK Global and KOF14 Art Director Nobuyuki Kuroki both posted the link and tweeted: "New SNK Game Announcements". Is a new Garou or a Samurai Shodown on the horizon? Is it possible more than one new game will be announced?

August 29th, 2018
Blade Strangers Now Available on PS4, Switch & Steam

If you're in the market for a new 2D fighting game featuring a variety of well-known indie game characters, along with some brand new faces, you might consider checking out Blade Strangers - now available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. Developed by Studio Saizensen, Blade Strangers is designed to be easy-to-learn but also offer depth and a free-form combo system for veteran fighting game players. The game is priced at $39.99.  (Source: Nicalis)
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