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January 17th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event Shows Fatalities, Gameplay, New Characters & Story Mode

NetherRealm Studios sure had a lot to show at their Mortal Kombat 11 reveal event in Los Angeles today. TFG is here to give you a full recap of everything that was shown, including the first official gameplay trailer for MK11 with footage of Baraka, Sonya Blade (voiced by Ronda Rousey), Sub Zero, Skarlet, and newcomer, Geras. Character variations (3 per character) and a gear system similar to Injustice 2 have also been confirmed.

January 17th, 2019
Soul Calibur VI Version 1.11 Goes Live Today, Full Patch Notes

Today, Bandai Namco is rolling out the second (and final) part of the Soul Calibur VI version 1.11 balance update. Producer Motohiro Okubo outlined some of the major changes on Twitter, and Bandai Namco Europe's official website has posted the full character-specific balance updates, gameplay adjustments, and bug fixes in English. Full patch notes inside!

January 11th, 2019
TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution Round 2 Launches in Arcades on February 13th

Bandai Namco has announced the release date for TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution "Round 2" as February 13th, 2019. The "Round 2" update for TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution will bring the arcade version up to speed with the current console / PC versions of TEKKEN 7, adding characters such as Armor King, Craig Marduk, Anna Williams, Lei Wulong, Noctis Lucis Caelum and Geese Howard. Release dates for future Season 2 characters Julia Chang and Negan have not yet been announced.    (Source: TEKKEN Official (#1), (#2))

January 11th, 2019
Dead or Alive 6 PlayStation 4 Beta is Live Until Jan. 14

Starting today, a free playable beta of Dead or Alive 6 is available for download exclusively on PlayStation 4. The beta features online versus mode and includes playable characters Kasumi, Ayane, Hayate, Hayabusa & Diego. The PS4 beta runs from January 11th, 2019 (8am PDT) to Jan. 14th, 2019 (7:59am PDT).    (Source: DOATEC_OFFICIAL)

January 9th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Image of Shao Kahn, New Info & Character Reveals Coming Jan. 17

NetherRealm Studios shared a new image of the first DLC character revealed for Mortal Kombat 11, Shao Kahn. Announced as a pre-order bonus character for MK11, Shao Kahn was shown briefly in the Dec. 6th announce trailer, but can now be seen in more detail thanks to this new image. Additionally, new MK11 announcements are coming next Thursday, Jan. 17th (11am PT). The official MK Twitter account said they'll be showing story mode, gameplay and character reveals.

January 8th, 2019
Cooperation Cup 2019 Artwork by Yoshihara Motoki

This past weekend's 17th annual Cooperation Cup 2019 in Tokyo, Japan hosted a massive 5-vs-5 team tournament in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. Returning artist Yoshihara Motoki drew some special "official" illustrations for the promotion of the tournament. As always, Yoshihara's beautiful art style really makes a statement... and in this case, captures the "aura" of the original artwork from Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike.

January 8th, 2019
Dead or Alive 6 Delayed to March 1st, 2019

Koei Tecmo originally announced Dead or Alive 6's release date as February 15th, 2019, but the company has just announced DOA6's worldwide release date has been pushed back to March 1st, 2019. On Twitter, Director Yohei Shimbori explained the reasoning behind the delay... "The title's development is near complete, however we would like to take more time to further polish balance, gameplay, and expressivity. We commit to bringing you the best DOA experience."   (Source: DOATEC_OFFICIAL)

January 5th, 2019
Soul Calibur VI Soul Chronicle Art Gallery, TFG Review

TFG's exclusive art gallery for Soul Calibur 6 was recently updated with (most) character portraits that appear within the Soul Chronicle story mode. As most of you know by now, these amazing illustrations were drawn by the legendary Hiroaki Hashimoto, whose vibrant art style came into the fighting game scene beginning with The King of Fighters '99. Hiroaki is also known for his amazing works in KOF XI, KOF XII, KOF XIV, Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, and Garou: Mark of the Wolves.

December 29th, 2018
SoulCalibur VI Upcoming Ver 1.11 Patch to Add Further Balance Updates, Over 100 Customization Items

During a Dengeki Online live stream earlier this week, Project Soul discussed some of Soul Calibur VI's most recent update (1.10), but also previewed the upcoming version 1.11 patch - which will add further balance changes and 100+ customization items to the game. Regarding the balance patch, Project Soul made it clear that the goal of this balance update is to have the original character play-styles they envisioned for SC6 shine through.

December 27th, 2018
Katsuhiro Harada is Now Leader & Supervisor of Bandai Namco's eSports Strategy Team

Today on Twitter, TEKKEN series producer Katsuhiro Harada announced that he has become the leader and supervisor of Bandai Namco's eSports Strategy Team. He addressed the TEKKEN, Soul Calibur, and Dragon Ball FighterZ communities directly, stating that he and the team will be dedicated to expanding the horizons of tournaments and events for these 3 franchises into 2019.

December 27th, 2018
Capcom Shares Official SFV: Arcade Edition Concept Artwork of Kage

Capcom's CFN Shadaloo blog was updated with official concept artwork of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition's recent addition, Kage. While the Japanese version of the blog is live, the English version still hasn't been posted on Capcom's website, so developer comments and facts about Kage's concept artwork are not yet available in English. (This article will be updated once the fully translated article is available.)

December 26th, 2018
Arc System Works Delays Nintendo Switch Port of Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core Plus R to 2019

Earlier this year, Arc System Works announced Guilty Gear XX: Accent Core Plus R will be coming to Nintendo Switch. On Twitter, ASW confirmed that the GGXAC+R will be delayed until 2019. While they didn't provide any release window for 2019, Arc System Works said they apologize for any inconvenience and will release more information soon.
(Source: @ARCSY_Event)

December 18th, 2018
Fighting EX Layer Screenshots of Terry, Sharon & Area, 2019 Schedule Posted by Arika

As promised, Arika updated the community with their 2019 schedule for Fighting EX Layer. Terry Bogard, Sharon, and Area are on the way to FEXL in 2019, and Arika posted some brand new HD screenshots of the 3 upcoming fighters. Arika confirmed that 2 upcoming characters will be "free" and acknowledge this is a "risky" move in today's industry standard of paid DLC. However, one of the 3 new characters will be a paid DLC add-on (most likely Terry Bogard).

December 17th, 2018
Kage Revealed for SFV: Arcade Edition, Playable Now

Following the conclusion of Capcom Cup 2018, a new version of Evil Ryu known as "Kage" was revealed as a new playable character. Kage is available now for $5.99 or 100,000 Fight Money. Check out Kage's reveal trailer, screenshots, character artwork, and V-Trigger details. Kage's move set may resemble Evil Ryu’s, but the embodiment of the Satsui no Hado has his own twist on the abilities you may be expecting.

December 16th, 2018
Arc System Works Announces Granblue Fantasy Versus for PlayStation 4 in 2019

Arc System Works just announced their latest 2D fighting game, and it's based on the Granblue Fantasy RPG series. Featuring a similar 3D cel-shaded graphics engine to the Guilty Gear Xrd series, Granblue Fantasy Versus will be a title that both fans of the series and experienced fighting game players can enjoy. Details are scarce, but the game is confirmed for a 2019 release. Check out the announce trailer, screenshots, and first details about the playable characters.

December 16th, 2018
Over 20 Fighting Games Discounted in the PlayStation Store Holiday Sale

Sony has recently launched their Holiday Sale on PlayStation Network, which currently includes discounts over 20 great fighting games. The majority of PSN titles are on sale for around 50% off (or more) with PlayStation Plus subscribers getting an extra 10% off. That means there's no better time than now to upgrade your PS4 fighting game library. Our friends at Shoryuken.com compiled a handy list of all PS4 fighting games currently on sale. Check them out!

December 15th, 2018
EVO Japan 2019 Main Games Lineup Announced

The main titles for EVO Japan 2019 have officially been announced. EVO Japan '19's games lineup is as follows: TEKKEN 7, SoulCalibur 6, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, The King of Fighters XIV, and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2. EVO's official Twitter also stated they will be working with gaming communities to support the other titles not included in the lineup.  EVO Japan 2018 takes place February 15th-17th, 2019 at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center.    (Source: EVO)

December 15th, 2018
SFV: Arcade Edition In-game Sponsored Content

Capcom has introduced many unique "ideas" to fighting games over the years. Some of these ideas stick... while others do not. Their latest venture is in-game advertising within SFV: Arcade Edition. Thankfully, players have the option to opt out of this "sponsored content"... while enabling it during online matches will earn players extra Fight Money to spend in-game. Currently, the sponsored content features Capcom Pro Tour logos generously "stamped" onto character models & stages.
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