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February 22nd, 2018
Heidern is the Second DLC Character Coming to The King of Fighters XIV in 2018

Today, SNK confirmed the second new DLC character coming to The King of Fighters XIV this year. Heidern, who appeared in the very first KOF game (KOF '94), will be returning in KOF XIV. Heidern's KOF 14 reveal trailer shows off some of his reimagined moves and fighting style. We've also got an updated version of the character teaser silhouette image.

February 22nd, 2018
Ivy Valentine, Zasalamel Confirmed for Soul Calibur 6, Gameplay Trailers, Artwork & Screenshots

Bandai Namco confirmed two more characters for Soul Calibur VI, those being fan-favorite series veterans, Ivy Valentine and Zasalamel. Check out a full gameplay trailer for each character, along with official character artwork (drawn by Takuji Kawano) and a bunch of HD screenshots! Further details and any new information will be added to this article as soon as it becomes available.

February 19th, 2018
Broly and Bardock Will Join Dragon Ball FighterZ as DLC, Official Screenshots & Character Art

Broly and Bardock have been confirmed as the first wave of DLC characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ. We've got a high quality V-Jump scan showing the first official images of the two new characters, in addition to their first gameplay details. Broly's Level 3 Meteor Attack is called "Gigantic Meteor". Bardock's Meteor Attack is known as "Revenger Assault", which transforms him into Super Saiyan form and executes a fierce rush down on the opponent. [UPDATE] Added official screens & character art!

February 17th, 2018
Guilty Gear Creator Says Next Installment Will Have Fewer Systems in Order to Be "Less Complicated"

Arc System Works producer Toshimishi Mori and Guilty Gear series creator Daisuke Ishiwatari recently sat down with Destructoid to talk fighting games. In the interview, Ishiwatari shared his thoughts on the pro fighting game scene, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and hints at what the future holds for Guilty Gear. He stated that after releasing Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, the team learned what they need to improve upon. One of those improvements will be to reduce the amount of gameplay systems in the next installment because it's "too complicated".

February 15th, 2018
Kanji Tatsumi, Platinum the Trinity & Orie Join BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, DLC Pricing Details

The latest trailer for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is live on Youtube. Like past trailers, this month's BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle announcement trailer confirms 3 characters for the game, one from each series (excluding RWBY). Kanji Tatsumi from Persona 4 Arena, Platinum the Trinity from BlazBlue, and Orie from Under Night In-Birth are joining the cross-over 2D fighter. It's also worth noting that these 3 have been confirmed as DLC characters. [UPDATE] Arc System Works revealed the DLC pricing details for the North American version.

February 12th, 2018
SFV: Arcade Edition Blanka Trailer, Screenshots, V-Trigger Details & Release Date

Blanka, the next DLC character for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is nearly ready to go! Releasing February 20th, Blanka will retain his old school fighting style and iconic special moves, but will also bring some new techniques to the table. Check out Blanka's official SFV trailer, screenshots, character art, costumes, and read up on his V-Trigger details. [UPDATE] Also check out Blanka's movelist and the first raw gameplay footage!

February 10th, 2018
New Trailer for SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Shows Character Select Screen, New & Classic Costumes

A new trailer for SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy confirms the return of some classic costumes and also shows off some brand new threads for the ladies of SNK. The early character selection screen is also shown, which contains at least 29 slots! This doesn't 100% confirm 29 characters will be playable, but that would surely make for a nice roster. Also enjoy a 4-minute gameplay video courtesy of GameSpot.

February 9th, 2018
KOF '97: Global Match Coming April 2018, Will Feature PS4/Vita Cross-Play, First Trailer & Screenshots

SNK officially announced The King of Fighters '97: Global Match, an online-enabled version of the classic 2D fighter from... you guessed it... 1997. Not many details are available yet, but KOF '97: Global Match has been confirmed for release on Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita (with cross-play), as well as Steam in April 2018. Check out the first screenshots and a teaser trailer for the game.

February 8th, 2018
Why Got Eric Jacobus Got Into Making "TEKKEN in Real Life" Martial Arts Videos

If you're into martial arts and TEKKEN, you've probably heard of Eric Jacobus - the professional stuntman who has recreated dozens of character movesets in real life. Mr. Jacobus has achieved considerable fame doing so, with nearly 100,000 subscribers on Youtube. A new video by Circa offers a "behind the scenes" look at what got Eric Jacobus interested in "reverse-engineering" TEKKEN movesets back into real life.

February 7th, 2018
Injustice 2 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Gameplay Trailer, Available February 13th

Warner Bros and NetherRealm Studios released the long-awaited Injustice 2 full gameplay trailer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DLC. The 4 turtles will function as a single unit, fighting side-by-side in gameplay. However, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael will each have their own unique moveset, animations, and dialogue. Each of the turtles can also call upon their brothers for assists and team attacks.

February 7th, 2018
Yang Xiao Long and Blake Belladonna from RWBY to be Free DLC in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle was announced as one of the eight main games for EVO 2018. There's more good news for the title, as Yang Xiao Long and Blake Belladonna have been confirmed to be FREE DLC characters. Regarding future paid DLC for the title, Producer Toshimichi Mori recently stated that the base game was originally planned to be released at a lower price, and purchasing all character DLC won't cost much more than a full-priced game.  (Source: Arc System Works (Twitter))

February 7th, 2018
Guilty Gear Xrd REV2 "Re-Evolve" Balance Patch Coming to Console & PC in March

During the EVO 2018 stream, Arc System Works announced that a balance patch is coming to Guilty Gear Xrd REV2 this March. Not much is currently known about the "Re-Evolve" balance patch, but patch "2.10" will launch in Japanese arcades February 14th. We'll update on the full patch notes once they go live.  (Sources: Arc System Works (Twitter)SRK)

February 7th, 2018
Evolution 2018 Official Games Lineup Revealed

The official games lineup for EVO 2018 has been announced! The 8 titles appearing on the EVO '18 main stage, include: TEKKEN 7, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, Injustice 2, Smash Melee & Smash Wii U. The games that will be featured in the Arena finals on Sunday are SFV:AE, TEKKEN 7, DBFZ, GGXrd & Melee. The Evo 2018 World Finals take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 3rd-5th, 2018.   (Sources: SRK, Evo 2018 World Finals)

February 6th, 2018
TEKKEN Mobile Release Date, Character Renders, Newcomer "Rodeo" Revealed in Latest Trailer

The new TEKKEN Mobile game for iOS/Android platforms is releasing worldwide beginning this month. The title officially comes to North America and Japan on March 1st, 2018. Bandai Namco released a new trailer debuting a newcomer to the series named "Rodeo" (who will join the game March 1st). In addition to the new trailer, check out high-res character renders for all new and returning characters appearing in the game. Also take a look at the global release schedule to see when TEKKEN Mobile is available in your country.

February 4th, 2018
Samurai Shodown 2 Now Available on Nintendo Switch, Samurai Shodown 3 Available on PS4 & XB1

Hamster Corporation just released some new SNK classics for current-gen consoles. The ACA port of Samurai Shodown 2 is now available on Nintendo Switch for $7.99. (The same port of Samurai Shodown 2 has also been available on PlayStation 4 since Oct. 2017.) Additionally, Hamster Corp. announced that Samurai Shodown 3 has released on PS4 and Xbox One for $7.99. (However, SS3 still hasn't appeared in the North American PSN - I'll keep you updated on that.)   (Source: Hamster Corporation)

February 2nd, 2018
Legendary Fighting Game Illustrator "Akiman" Stars in Toco Toco TV Mini-Documentary

In any discussion about fighting game artwork and character design, the name Akira "Akiman" Yasuda should be in the conversation early on. The legendary Street Fighter 2 illustrator and character designer, Akiman, stars in the latest episode of Toco Toco TV, a web series focusing on creative professionals in Japan. The mini-documentary talks about Akira's 30-year career as an illustrator and animator, and follows him around his daily life in the Shinjuku area of Japan.

February 1st, 2018
Fighting Ex Layer Doctrine Dark EVO Japan Gameplay

One of most immediately memorable things about the Street Fighter EX series is its unforgettable character designs. Doctrine Dark is one of those memorable personalities. The latest Fighting EX Layer gameplay footage from EVO Japan shows several minutes off the crazed solider in action. From the early footage, D. Dark's Fighting EX Layer incarnation appears to have some interesting combo setups and retains most of his classic moves.

January 30th, 2018
Nakoruru Revealed for SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy

Samurai Shodown's Nakoruru is the latest female fighter to be revealed as a playable character for SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. Like other heroines in the game, Nakoruru appears in "unusual" attire that differs from her usual costume. And instead of being accompanied by her hawk, Mamahaha, it seems Nakoruru has a new vampire bat and chibi animal friends to fight with. The latest trailer also provides the first information on the game's zany and comical storyline...
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