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January 15th, 2021
Harada Interviewed on TEKKEN 7's Development History, eSports Success, Online Improvements

Bandai Namco uploaded a new video interview with TEKKEN series creator and producer, Katsuhiro Harada, who recalls the challenges and history behind the development of TEKKEN 7. Once again, Harada mentioned that Bandai Namco initially had no plans to expand TEKKEN 7 past Season 2 but due to the game's popularity and success at tournaments, player participation, and passionate community, TEKKEN 7 has continued to receive expansions into its fifth year.

January 15th, 2021
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Offline Modes Detailed, New Screenshots & Stage Revealed

Arc System Works just revealed new details on the 6 confirmed Offline Modes of Guilty Gear -STRIVE-, which include: Arcade, Versus, Tutorial, Mission, Training, and Survival. If you're a fan of single player content in fighting games, GGStrive appears to have you covered. The official website was also updated with some new screenshots, one revealing a warm and inviting "Polar Star Coffee" stage.

January 13th, 2021
The King of Fighters XV Shun'ei Gameplay Trailer

SNK dropped the first character-focused trailer for The King of Fighters XV tonight starting with KOF XV's lead protagonist, Shun'ei. Shun'ei's official trailer offers a quick look at KOF XV's new graphics engine (in 4K quality) and demonstrates a small bit of Shun'ei's moveset, plus a quick cutscene interaction with Kyo Kusanagi. We can expect this style of trailer for all confirmed KOF XV characters in the weeks ahead!

January 13th, 2021
BlazBlue: Alternative Dark War Smartphone RPG Coming in Feb. 2021, Developed as a Sequel

Today, Arc System Works director Minoru Kidooka announced a mobile RPG spin-off of Arc's other 2D fighting game franchise that isn't Guilty Gear... (yeah, BlazBlue). Developed by Linked Brain Co., BlazBlue: Alternative Dark War is a smartphone RPG launching in February 2021 and is reportedly being developed as a "legitimate sequel" to the fighting game series, continuing the main storyline. Check out the first official artwork & details inside:

January 13th, 2021
Beautiful New Illustration by Kinu Nishimura Revealed for 2021 Capcom Store Merch Line

Legendary female artist, Kinu Nishimura, is well-known and beloved among fighting game fans for her beautiful Capcom illustrations over the decades. Famitsu reported a brand new illustration by Kinu, depicting a variety of fan-favorite Capcom characters, will be the centerpiece for a official 2021 line Capcom merchandise soon to go on sale at Capcom Store Tokyo and Capcom Store Osaka.

January 12th, 2021
KOF XV Anime Short by Masami Obari in Development

Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture (1994) is a cult classic and easily one of the best fighting game anime adaptations ever made. One of the most memorable aspects of the film is the incredible art direction, made possible by legendary Japanese anime director, Masami Obari. During the KOF XV reveal, SNK's Yasuyuki Oda and Creative Director Eisuke Ogura announced that Masami Obari will be directing a KOF XV anime short to coincide with the release of the new KOF installment.

January 12th, 2021
Arcade1Up Unveils Killer Instinct and Capcom Legacy Home Arcade Cabinets

During CES 2021, Arcade1Up revealed their latest home arcade machines planned for release this year, including a Killer Instinct / Rare legacy cabinet that includes: Killer Instinct 1 and Killer Instinct 2, along with Battletoads and Battletoads / Double Dragon. Like other recent Arcade1up releases, these games will include Live WiFi-enabled online matches. Additionally, Arcade1up revealed new Capcom Legacy cabinet featuring a selection of classics.

January 11th, 2021
SFV: CE Akuma x Garuda Crossover Costume

Joining Kairi, Hokuto, Blaire, and Skullomania... Garuda joins the line-up of Street Fighter V: Champion Edition x Fighting EX Layer crossover costumes. Akuma and Garuda faced off in the original Street Fighter EX, so it makes sense that Akuma will acquire Garuda's appearance in SFV. The Akuma x Garuda crossover costume becomes available in SFV:CE's Extra Battle starting Tuesday, January 12th, 2021. Check out the official trailer for Akuma's Garuda costume.

January 9th, 2021
Numbskull Designs TEKKEN Kazuya & Heihachi Ducks Available for Pre-order, Coming Feb. 2021

Numbskull Designs announced a new line of officially licensed TEKKEN merchandise launching in February 2021, starting with Kazuya and Heihachi Mishima TUBBZ cosplaying ducks. (Yes, rubber ducks!) The TEKKEN TUBBZ are made of high quality PVC, measure 9cm (3.54"), and come with their own bathtub display box and retail for $12.99 each. Both Mishima ducks are available for pre-order at Geek Store online.

January 9th, 2021
KOF 2002: UM Coming to PS4 with Rollback Netcode

During the KOF XV reveal, SNK announced a new version of The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match is coming to PS4. With 66 combatants, KOF2002: UM boasts the largest character roster in the series history and is still a fan-favorite for competitive players. The PS4 version will include Rollback Netcode to reduce online latency along with "rearranged" graphics and music. The PS4 version also has Challenge Mode with 50+ missions and Endless (Survival) Mode.

January 8th, 2021
Capcom Vs. SNK 3 was in Development, SNK Devs put Ryu, Ken, and Goku in KOF '98 (Polygon)

Polygon's deep dive into the history of Street Fighter is back for another edition: Capcom Vs. SNK: An Oral History. A return to the historical moment when Capcom and SNK's rivalry culminated into an epic crossover series unveils crazy new details straight from Capcom and SNK devs, revealing jaw-dropping facts and new details! "Capcom Vs. SNK 3 was in development," Capcom's Hideaki Itsuno confirmed. KOF '98 devs even created Ryu, Ken, and Goku in a later version!

January 7th, 2021
The King of Fighters XV and Samurai Shodown Season 3 Officially Revealed

Tonight, SNK officially revealed The King of Fighters XV and confirmed the game is coming in 2021. Confirmed characters in KOF XV include: Kyo, Benimaru, Shun'ei, K', Leona, and Mai Shiranui. The KOF XV world premiere reveal trailer also includes appearances and commentary from producer Yasuyuki Oda and Creative Director Eisuke Ogura. Additionally, Cham Cham and Hibiki from The Last Blade are coming to Samurai Shodown Season 3!

January 7th, 2021
King of Fighters XIV Ultimate Edition Coming to PS4

After postponing their KOF XV reveal yesterday, SNK uploaded a trailer for The King of Fighters XIV: Ultimate Edition a "complete" version of the game with all DLC content releasing on PS4 this month. The digital version releases in Europe today, with a physical version releasing Spring 2021. The digital version hits North America Jan. 20th, 2021. KOF XIV: Ultimate Edition includes 8 DLC Characters, 10 DLC Costumes, and 10 PS4 Home Themes.

January 6th, 2021
Capcom Releases Video Policy for Content Creators

Today, Capcom posted their new Video Policy for fans planning to create content, videos, or livestreams containing material from Capcom games in 2021 and beyond. Capcom's list of guidelines is similar to that of YouTube or Twitch, but may now impact creators who lock content behind Patreon (for example), post gameplay videos without commentary, or post videos containing PC mods that Capcom deems inappropriate. If you're a content creator, be sure to read Capcom's new guidelines.

January 6th, 2021
SNK Postpones KOF XV Announcement Hours Before Reveal

The fighting game community and SNK fans around the world were excitedly looking forward to SNK's previously announced KOF XV world premiere tonight. Unfortunately, SNK postponed their announcement without giving an official reason, telling fans to stay tuned until a new date and time has been confirmed. SNK was also supposed to reveal new information about Samurai Shodown Season Pass 3, which has also been postponed.

January 4th, 2021
Reminder: KOF XV and Samurai Shodown Season 3 Announcements Coming This Week

Get ready SNK fans! The first official look at the latest installment of The King of Fighters series is just a couple of days away. SNK plans to unveil the world premiere gameplay trailer for The King of Fighters XV on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 (6pm PST / 9pm EST). In the same presentation, SNK also said they will be sharing new details about Samurai Shodown's Season Pass 3 (and possibly showing a reveal character trailer or two).

January 2nd, 2021
Capcom Retro Station Releasing in March 2021, Comes with 10 Pre-Loaded Games

Legacy arcade cabinets have a become a popular trend in recent years. SNK's NEOGEO Mini and Sega's Astro City Mini being two high-selling mini cabinets, each containing fighting games. The newly announced Capcom Retro Station is a Mega Man-themed console sharing the colors and style of The Blue Bomber. In addition to 5 classic Mega Man titles, the system also has 4 classic Street Fighter 2 titles, along with Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. The system may look like a toy, but has a high-quality 1024 x 768 LCD... More details inside!

January 1st, 2021
Street Fighter: Duel High-Res Character Illustrations

First off... HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021 and welcome to TFG's first article of the year. Last year, we posted an article all about Street Fighter: Duel a mobile RPG spin-off of the series in development. Street Fighter: Duel was originally announced with a main visual resembling Persona 5's main menu, but the art style for the game has changed quite dramatically since then. Inside, check out new SF:Duel character artwork for Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, Ken, Akuma, M. Bison & many others!

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