Today, NetherRealm Studios debuted the Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay trailer for the game's upcoming DLC character, The Joker. As you might expect, Joker's MK11 incarnation might be his most violent ever. Joker's blood-spattering
gameplay trailer previews some of the sinister tricks up his sleeve, and concludes with a Fatality sure to be appreciated by old school Mortal Kombat fans. Joker joins MK11's roster on Jan. 28th for Kombat Pack owners and on Feb. 4th for everyone else.
January 15th, 2020 Pro TaeKwonDo Competition in South Korea Now Uses TEKKEN Style Life Bars to Keep Score
Point-based martial arts competitions can be difficult to follow for casual spectators. The official Korea TaeKwondo Association recently debuted an impressive new piece of technology which implements "fighting game style"
life bars (most closely resembling TEKKEN's) into a live martial arts tournament. Wearable sensors on each competitor's chest and head gear deduct points from their life bar on the big screen - all in real time!
January 15th, 2020 SFV: CE Seth Tanden Engine Showcase Video 2 & 3
Capcom is back with two new videos showing SFV: Champion Edition's Seth using his/her Tanden Engine "Install" technique. In the second Showcase video, Seth uses the Tanden Engine to install the moves of Ryu, Cammy, Necalli & Vega. In the third video, Seth absorbs the moves of
Sakura, Ed, Gill, and Kolin. Check out both new Tanden Engine Showcase
videos inside! Seth joins the SFV: Champion Edition roster on February 14th, 2020.
January 10th, 2020 Arc System Works Reveals Code Shifter, a 2D Action Platformer w/Guilty Gear & BlazBlue Characters
Arc System Works announced
Code Shifter, a 2D action platformer coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Steam in Q1 2020. The game features 8-bit style pixel art and a huge "crossover" roster of playable characters (and soundtracks) from a variety of franchises, including: Guilty Gear, BlazBlue,
River City, and Double Dragon. In addition to a single player story mode, Code Shifter features a free-for-all 4-player battle mode.
2020's upcoming Arc System Works 2.5D fighter Granblue Fantasy Versus will contain a full-fledged RPG mode with huge boss battles, co-op gameplay, weapon unlocking, and more! With a new video, Cygames revealed a first look at the
RPG mode shop, where you can buy new weapons, character colors, and more from Sierokarte's shop. You can unlock weapons by completing " quests" in RPG mode, but you can also purchase directly from Sierokarte.
January 9th, 2020 SFV: CE Female Seth Tanden Engine Showcase 1
On Twitter, Capcom released a new video series for SFV: Champion Edition's Seth using his/ her Tanden Engine "Install" technique. This move allows Seth to use one of the opponent's special moves, which ends up creating interesting combo opportunities for the returning SFIV boss. In
the first Tanden Engine Showcase, Seth absorbs the moves of Alex, Kage, Falke & Menat. Check out the full video clip inside! Seth joins the SFV: CE roster on Feb. 14th, 2020.
The 1999 Taiwanese-developed 2D fighter, Martial Masters, finally has a home here on Fighters Generation! Martial Masters is known for its fluid animation, sharp 2D graphics, and intriguing character designs that take inspiration from famous Hong Kong martial arts films, such as: Once Upon a Time in
China, Drunken Master and Operation Scorpio. Not only is
TFG's profile for Martial Masters now online, but ALL character profiles are LIVE as well!
January 4th, 2020 Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Official Character Artwork for Sol, Ky, May, Axl, Chipp, and Potemkin
Official HD character
artwork for all six confirmed characters in Guilty Gear -STRIVE- has arrived! Take a look at the awesome -STRIVE- redesigns of Sol-Badguy, Ky Kiske, May, Axl Low, Chipp Zanuff, and Potemkin. Of course, this clean artwork was also added to TFG's Guilty Gear -STRIVE- game profile and
respective character profiles, as well. In related news, the next character reveal trailer for Guilty Gear -STRIVE- will debut two weeks from now at Frosty Faustings, Jan. 17-18, 2020.
January 2nd, 2020 Qanba Shield Fightstick Backpack Pre-Order Now Live
Got a favorite fightstick that you frequently travel with? Qanba recently announced their protective fightstick carrying bag / backpack called the
Qanba Shield - uniquely designed for total protection for an arcade stick and related gear, with comfort in mind for the wearer. Qanba has opened up pre-orders for the Qanba Shield, slated to ship in early February 2020. The Qanba Shield retails for $79.99 but early adopters can get it for $69.99 by
January 2nd, 2020 Arc System Works Wishes Fans a Happy 2020 with
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Illustration by Konomi Higuchi
It's officially 2020... first off, Happy New Year! This year, we will be getting several new (and potentially great) fighting games - one of those being an all new Guilty Gear title. To say
Happy New Year to fans on Twitter, Arc System Works shared a Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Sol Badguy illustration drawn by female artist, Konomi Higuchi. One of Arc System Works' premiere artists, Konomi is well known for her charismatic BlazBlue character designs and vibrant
illustrations. In related news, the next character reveal trailer is in two weeks!
December 27th, 2019 SNK Opens Mai Shiranui Pop-Up Shop in Tokyo to Celebrate Mai's Birthday
In Tokyo, SNK recently opened up a Mai Shiranui-themed
pop-up shop at the Akihabara Container to celebrate the SNK heroine's birthday (which is officially listed as January 1st, 1974). The SNK pop-up shop has a wide variety of interesting Mai Shiranui merchandise available for sale, including: t-shirts, artwork, fans, tote bags, buttons, and more. The
Mai Shiranui store will be open from December 26th, 2019 until January 6th, 2020. Check out some photos of the shop and some of the items for sale, inside!
December 24th, 2019 EVO Japan 2020 x Hi Score Girl Collaboration
The manga / anime Hi Score Girl is a love letter to fighting games and the community (and it's really a must watch for any kind of fighting game fan). In January 2020, EVO Japan will be collaborating with the team behind Hi Score Girl to bring exclusive swag and
merchandise to the event. While no specific products or announcements have yet been revealed, the first piece of
artwork to celebrate the collaboration was shared by "Markman" Mark Julio.
December 22nd, 2019 Akuma Announced as the Next Playable Character Joining Teppen, Cinematic Trailer, Evil Ryu Skin
With a new
cinematic trailer, Capcom announced Akuma as the next playable character to join Gung Ho's free-to-play mobile card battle game, Teppen. Also shown in the trailer, the recently announced "Force Seekers" expansion will add new cards and a new gameplay mechanic. Additionally, an
Evil Ryu skin was revealed for Ryu and Oni Akuma makes an appearance in the new trailer.
December 20th, 2019 Ip Man, Donnie Yen's Influence on TEKKEN 7's Leroy Smith
A YouTuber known as Spike Ricky put together an amazing
video compilation that compares footage from the Ip Man films to TEKKEN 7's Leroy Smith. Portrayed by Donnie Yen, many of Ip Man's authentic Wing Chun techniques were direct inspiration behind Leroy Smith's strikes, counters, and throws. After comparing the side by side footage, anyone
can appreciate Bandai Namco's attention to detail on Leroy's animations. Needless to say... this is a must watch video for any martial arts / fighting game fan!
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