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November 14th, 2018
NEOGEO Mini Christmas Limited Edition Announced, Contains 48 Classic Games

SNK announced a Christmas Limited Edition NEOGEO Mini featuring a total of 48 classic games, topping both the International & Japanese versions which each have 40 games. The games lineup for the Christmas Edition is slightly different from the two other versions, containing unique titles such as Fatal Fury 1-3, Real Bout Special, Savage Reign, Ninja Combat, The Super Spy, Soccer Brawl, etc. Check out the full games list and official images inside.

November 14th, 2018
Fighting EX Layer Releases on PC November 30th

Arika announced Fighting EX Layer will be released for Steam on November 30th, 2018. Arika also uploaded a 36-minute "Vs Mode" video showing the PC version of Fighting EX Layer in motion, in addition to posting their November-December schedule for the game. A playable demo of the arcade version will appear at ARCREVO 2018. The Japanese arcade version will release on Nov. 29th, and a Physical Copy PS4 version will release in Japan Dec. 6th.

November 13th, 2018
SoulCalibur VI Version 1.02 Fixes Infinite Meter, Unblockable Okizeme, Rank Issues

In SoulCalibur VI, players recently discovered a bug where Voldo and Tira were able to access "unlimited" Soul Meter mechanics. Bandai Namco's response has been pretty quick, as they just announced patch 1.02 to remedy the issue. Additionally, Geralt & Tira's unblockable Ukemi traps and PC version's Player Ranking system will also be patched. Version 1.02 will release November 14th on PlayStation 4, Nov. 16th on PC/Steam, and between Nov. 16th-19th on XB1.

November 12th, 2018
Learn How to Defend and Punish Every Critical Edge in SoulCalibur VI with this Video Guide

Critical Edge super moves in SoulCalibur VI were designed to give beginner / casual players a "chance" against the high-execution and speedy movement techniques of high-level / veteran players. Critical Edges are super-easy to connect and some can even hit anywhere on screen, so learning how to defend against them is imperative to your success and overall enjoyment of SC6. YouTuber Scallywag 93 put together a handy video guide teaching you how to defend and punish every Critical Edge in SC6.

November 12th, 2018
Dead or Alive 6 Christie Reveal Trailer, Character Render, Screenshots, New "Road Rage" Stage

Back in October, Koei Tecmo revealed returning characters Bass, Tina, and Mila for Dead or Alive 6. Last week, returning veteran Christie was announced for DOA6, who shows off some new Shequan (Snake Fist Style) techniques in her reveal trailer. For some reason, Christie also gets beat up quite a bit in her DOA6 trailer... which is an odd decision when reintroducing a classic character (and an odd choice for other reasons). Additionally, a new stage called "Road Rage" makes its debut in Christie's DOA6 trailer.

November 10th, 2018
Meet Initial T, The Top 8 Guilty Gear Xrd Player Who Uses a Steering Wheel Gamepad

The FGC has some awesome unsung heroes amongst its ranks, including players who enjoy doing things "differently" and can still manage to be successful in their respective genres. Meet Initial T, the "Steering Wheel Warrior"... at Canada Cup 2018, Initial T defeated 2017 champion Dogura in the GGXrd REV 2 top 8 using a PS4 steering wheel gamepad (tourney legal)! Core-A-Gaming recently posted a video mini-documentary featuring the steering wheel warrior himself.

November 8th, 2018
Bandai Namco Shows 2B's First Gameplay Footage in SoulCalibur VI Livestream

The first gameplay footage of 2B in SoulCalibur VI was shown during a special Dengeki livestream featuring Bandai Namco's Motohiro Okubo, Square Enix's Yosuke Saito, composer Keiichi Okabe, and Yoko Taro. Once things kicked off, the team demonstrated a small portion of 2B's moveset, unveiling some very interesting animations and unique abilities. For one, 2B's stance posture changes depending on her health. We also get a nice look at the gorgeous NieR: Automata stage in the game!

November 6th, 2018
Sega Renews Virtua Fighter Trademark Alongside "Battle Genesis"

Believe it or not, it's been over a decade since a new Virtua Fighter game has come out. The most recent noteworthy release for the series was in June 2012, with VF5: Final Showdown coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 as a downloadable title. It's certainly been an uneventful era for Virtua Fighter fans... but there may be some light on the horizon. On October 2nd, Sega Japan renewed the U.S. trademark for the Virtua Fighter logo, alongside a new trademark called "Battle Genesis".

November 2nd, 2018
Bandai Namco Releases TEKKEN 7 2.02 Patch Notes

As of November 1st, a minor patch for TEKKEN 7 was released by Bandai Namco to fix a few of Season 2's bugs and unintended occurrences. Many of these were brought to Namco's attention by players via Twitter, so it's great to see the company addressing these issues in a timely manner. Being the two latest characters added to the roster, Lei and Anna received the most updates, but a variety of other characters were tuned with other fixes / balance updates. Here are the full patch notes.

October 27th, 2018
NieR: Automata's 2B Joins SoulCalibur VI as Guest Character, Reveal Trailer, Artwork & Screens

The main protagonist from Square Enix's hit action JRPG, NieR: Automata, is set to join SoulCalibur VI as the game's second guest character. Like Geralt of Rivia, 2B will bring along her own stage and BGM from on her original game. Additionally, 2B will also get a unique alternate costume and several customization items. Check out 2B's reveal trailer, along with her official artwork by Takuji Kawano and 50 HD screenshots!

October 26th, 2018
Miss X Joins SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, Reveal Trailer, Official Artwork

Any fighting game fan savvy with SNK history certainly expected to see "Miss X" appear in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy in some form or another. Originally appearing in SNK Gals Fighters (2000), Iori Yagami will reprise the role as Miss X in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy as the latest DLC character for the game. However, the original Miss X will be joined by a female Miss X and a female Kyo cosplayer. Check out Miss X's reveal trailer and official character artwork!

October 23rd, 2018
Street Fighter: 30th Anniv. Collection Update is Live

On Tuesday, Capcom released a minor update for Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection which includes improvements across all platforms. PS4 & Xbox One version updates include general fixes in Online & Training modes, along with localization fixes, audio improvements, and Museum Updates. Most of the same fixes were implemented in the Nintendo Switch version, in addition to improvements for lobbies and online capabilities. Here are the full patch notes from Capcom Unity.

October 22nd, 2018
TEKKEN 7: FR "Round 2" Coming to Japan Arcades in February 2019, Celebration Illustration

During last week's Mastercup 10 tournament, Bandai Namco officially announced the anticipated update to the arcade version of TEKKEN 7. The update, titled TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution Round 2, will bring the arcade version up to speed with the current console versions - adding Lei Wulong, Anna Williams, Geese Howard, Noctis, and other (currently-console exclusive) customizations and stages. Bandai Namco also released a trailer for TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution Round 2.

October 17th, 2018
SoulCalibur VI - "Souls and Swords: The Rise of SoulCalibur" Video Documentary - Part 2

As the highly-anticipated release of Soul Calibur VI is nearly upon us, Bandai Namco America uploaded PART 2 of their Soul Calibur documentary / retrospective about the iconic 3D weapon-based fighting series. PART 2 of this video documentary brings back well-known fighting game players: Maximillian, Aris, Kayane, Markman, LinkRKC, and Bibulous, who talk about the Soul Calibur competitive scene, the evolution of the series, and why they're excited about SoulCalibur VI.

October 17th, 2018
SoulCalibur VI Features / Game Modes English Trailer

Today, Bandai Namco released the English version of their Soul Calibur VI Features / Game Modes trailer. It's very similar to the Japanese version of the trailer, showing a preview of the single-player and multi-player modes available in the game at launch, including: Soul Chronicle, Libra of Soul, Character Creation, Museum, and Online Battle.

October 16th, 2018
Guilty Gear / BlazBlue Official Merch Designed by SuperGroupies Japanese Apparel

Japanese apparel designers, SuperGroupies, are doing a collaboration with Arc System Works to make official backpacks, cardigans, and smartphone cases based on Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction designs. Take a look at this ultra-stylish Arc System Works-themed apparel, including Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, Ragna The Bloodedge, and Jin Kisaragi-inspired bags (sporting an appropriate number of belts and even character crests).

October 16th, 2018
BlazBlue Central Fiction "Special Edition" Coming to Nintendo Switch in Japan Feb. 7th, 2019

The latest issue of Famitsu has confirmed BlazBlue Central Fiction: Special Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch on February 7th, 2019 in Japan. So far, what we know about BBCF: Special Edition on Switch is that it will come packed with the DLC characters from the previous console releases, including: Jubei, Susanoo, Mai Natsume and Es. No further details have been announced thus far. BlazBlue: Central Fiction was originally released in arcades in 2015, on PS4/PS3 in 2017, and on Steam in 2018.

October 14th, 2018
Two Amazing SoulCalibur VI Illustrations by Junny

Fans of the 2D character illustrations from TEKKEN 7 and TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 should immediately recognize the vibrant artwork of Junny, who recently completed two amazing SoulCalibur VI illustrations. These "group" character illustrations are a homage to official SoulCalibur artworks from 1998-1999, featuring a "heroes" and "villains" side. The heroes side features Kilik, Sophitia, Maxi, Xianghua & Groh, while the villains side has Nightmare, Ivy, Astaroth, Inferno & Lizard Man.

October 12th, 2018
A Closer Look at the SoulCalibur VI Collector's Edition

Bandai Namco released a video showing the contents of the Soul Calibur 6 Collector's Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Once again, the Collector's Edition comes with a 12" inch Sophitia Alexandra statue, a 120 page art book, CD compilation soundtrack, a metal case cover with built in soundbox, and the standard version of the game. The Collector's Edition retails for $149.99 and is currently available for pre-order in the Bandai Namco Store, and on Amazon, Best Buy & Gamestop.
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