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*PINNED: March 2022 
The Fighters Generation Discord Server Now Live!

As part of TFG's 20th Anniversary celebration this year, we've opened up an official Discord server as a new way to connect the community and fighting game fans. If you're on Discord, consider joining Fighters Generation's official server featuring a wide range of fighting game-related forums and other topics as well. In addition, TFG's Discord server is also now integrated with Twitch and Patreon.

March 31st, 2022
Modder Creates Elden Ring Costume Pack for TEKKEN 7

Over the past few years, the modding community has redefined the way we look at fighting games on PC. From insane costumes, to stage mods, to characters from other games... the possibilities of what modders can put into fighting games are literally endless at this point. A new unofficial mod pack for TEKKEN 7 changes several fighters into creatures and characters from Elden Ring.

March 30th, 2022
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Immortalizes Bill Clinton, Who Once Condemned PS1 Advertisement for the Original Guilty Gear

In the 1990's, certain politicians made "video game violence" a major talking point claiming these games were dangerous for the development of young children and teens. While some violent games were questionable, other niche titles were unfairly grouped into this stigma. The original Guilty Gear, released in 1998 on PS1, had a North American print ad that read "Kill your friends guilt free".

March 29th, 2022
DNF Duel Patch Notes, Ghostblade Playable in 2nd Beta

Today, Nexon shared patch notes for the latest build of Dungeon Fighter Duel ahead of the upcoming open beta taking place on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 this weekend. The patch notes detail numerous character changes from the earlier version and confirms Ghostblade will be a new playable character this time around.

March 28th, 2022
SFV: Champion Edition Definitive Update Full Patch Notes

Capcom has released the official patch notes for Street Fighter V: Champion Edition's March 2022 "Definitive Update". This massive update introduces some completely reworked character combo routes and other battle balance tweaks for all 45 characters. If you've been paying attention, you'll note SFV's March 2022 update also includes...

March 28th, 2022 
DNF Duel 2nd Open Beta Announced for April

Today, Nexon and Arc System Works announced the second open beta test for Dungeon Fighter Duel will take place on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 this Friday. The second public beta will run from April 1st through April 4th, 2022. New character Ghostblade will also be playable for the first time during the upcoming beta. 

March 25th, 2022
SFV: Champion Edition Capcom Pro Tour 2022 Costumes, Ring of Arcade Stage Revealed

Even though Street Fighter 6 was officially announced by Capcom, the company is still revealing an impressive amount of new content and updates for SFV: Champion Edition. The Capcom Pro Tour 2022 DLC trailer reveals new costumes, colors, and the new "Ring of Arcade" stage are coming to SFV on March 29th, 2022.

March 24th, 2022
KOF: All-Star Street Fighter Ryu, Luke, Akuma, M.Bison Gameplay, New Cinematic Trailer

Netmarble has now released gameplay trailers for all six playable Street Fighter characters appearing in the latest King of Fighters: All Star crossover. Check out the latest KOF: All Star Street Fighter official gameplay reveal clips for Ryu, Luke, Akuma, and M. Bison. Additionally, Netmarble uploaded an extended cinematic trailer for the crossover featuring Street Fighter characters facing off against KOF icons.

March 21st, 2022
Omega Rugal Announced for KOF XV as Free DLC

During today's Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable stream, SNK announced an iconic boss from KOF series history will be joining The King of Fighters XV next month. Omega Rugal will be added to KOF XV's roster as FREE DLC on April 14th, 2022. In addition to the normal selectable version of Omega Rugal, SNK said they will be adding a special "Boss Challenge Mode" offering players an even more difficult battle with Rugal.

March 20th, 2022
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown TEKKEN 7 Collaboration

No, it's not a mod... it's REAL! Announced this weekend during the Virtua Fighter Challenge Cup Season 0 Finals, Sega's Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown is getting a costume and content collaboration with Bandai Namco's TEKKEN 7. Shown in the announce trailer is Akira Yuki with a Kazuya Mishima skin, and Lau Chan with a Heihachi Mishima skin.

March 20th, 2022
DNF Duel Release Date, New Character, Arc World Tour 2022

Following the ARCREVO America 2021 grand finals, Arc System Works announced the release date for Dungeon Fighter Duel arriving June 28th, 2022 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. Furthermore, Arc System Works announced the ARC WORLD TOUR 2022, which Dungeon Fighter Duel will be a part of. A new DNF Duel trailer also teases the arrival of a new female character...

March 20th, 2022
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Testament HD Screens, Artwork

Arc System Works shared official HD screenshots of the newly-designed version of Testament, now officially referred to as "they" in the official bio on the Guilty Gear -STRIVE- website. Also check out Testament's official Guilty Gear -STRIVE- character artwork in super high-quality (transparent PNG), inside:

March 19th, 2022
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Season 2 and Testament Announced, PS5/PS4/Steam Crossplay, 4 New Characters

Following the Guilty Gear -STRIVE- grand finals at ARCREVO 2021, Arc System Works announced Season 2 for the game and confirmed 4 new characters are in development. A newly-designed version of Testament was revealed as the game's fifth and final Season 1 DLC character. Crossplay (PS4, PS5, and Steam) was also announced, enabling players across all systems to fight online...

March 19th, 2022
TEKKEN: Bloodline Netflix Series Teaser Trailer

A Netflix anime series based on the TEKKEN franchise was announced today with a teaser trailer! The official description is as follows: "Power is everything." Jin Kazama learned the family self-defense arts, Kazama-Style Traditional Martial Arts, from his mother at an early age. Even so, he was powerless when a monstrous evil suddenly appeared, destroying everything dear to him, changing his life forever...

March 18th, 2022 
Dungeon Fighter Duel Ghostblade Gameplay Reveal

Nexon released the gameplay reveal trailer for Ghostblade, the 11th playable character officially confirmed for Dungeon Fighter Duel. The 38-second trailer previews Ghostblade's playstyle, special moves, cinematics, and super move offering the most detailed look at the character since his announcement last year.

March 18th, 2022
SFV: Champion Edition March Update Adds Battle Balance, Cel-Shading / Pixel Filters, Tracksuit Colors, CAP-JAMS Remixes

Capcom announced a "Definitive" FREE update for SFV will launch March 29th, 2022. Firstly, it will add a new battle balance update, enabling new combo possibilities some demonstrated in the new trailer. Secondly, new graphical filters including "Cel-Shading" and "Pixel" will be added to options. New color options for the tracksuit costume will also be added, in addition to all new CAP-JAMS Remixed tracks.

March 17th, 2022
KOF XV Game Director Comments on Rock Howard, Bonne Jenet, Gato, Version 1.11 Full Patch Notes

On Twitter, King of Fighters 15 Game Director Kaito Soranaka shared some insider commentary and details about Rock Howard, Gato, and Bonne Jenet all 3 Garou Team members now available in the game (the Steam version has a slight delay, SNK said today). The new commentary published by SNK outlines each character's general play-style, notable special moves, and strategies. Full patch notes (1.11) also inside:

March 17th, 2022
KOF: All Star Street Fighter Chun-Li Gameplay Trailers

Earlier this week, Netmarble revealed all six Street Fighter V: Champion Edition characters who will be appearing as playable guest characters in The King of Fighters: All Star later this month. Ironically, there's a noticeable lack of female characters on the SFV guest roster... and for some reason, one Chun-Li just wasn't enough for Netmarble's mobile beat-em-up RPG. Check out both Chun-Li Gameplay Trailers, inside!

March 16th, 2022
The King of Fighters XV Team Garou Available Now, Character Art, Team Story, First Look Gameplay

Team Garou's Rock Howard, B. Jenet, and Gato are now available to download in The King of Fighters XV as the game's first Team DLC. (The second Team DLC, coming in May, is Team Southdown's Geese Howard, Billy Kane, and Ryuji Yamazaki.) Inside, check out Team Garou's full-body Character Renders and official Team Storyline, along with 12+ minutes of Team Garou gameplay footage courtesy of Maximilian.

March 15th, 2022
Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable "Three" Announced for March 21st, Guest List

A new "Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable" stream was officially announced and is planned to air on March 21st, 2022. Influential developers and designers from Capcom, SNK, Bandai Namco, Arc System Works, and Sega have been confirmed for the event. Sega's Moriji Aoki (VF5: Ultimate Showdown) will be joining the lineup for the first time. 

March 15th, 2022
KOF: All-Star Street Fighter Reveals Akuma, Luke, M.Bison

Netmarble confirmed the final three Street Fighter icons coming to The King of Fighters: All Star in its latest collaboration event. Based on their Street Fighter V: Champion Edition appearances, Akuma, M. Bison, and Luke will be joining Ryu, Chun-Li, and "Nostalgia" (SFA) Chun-Li as playable characters. Check out official character art inside!

March 13th, 2022
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Collection Coming to Consoles & PC in 2022, Includes 13 Classic Games

It was announced during Sony's State of Play 2022 showcase that Nickelodeon, Digital Eclipse, and Konami are teaming up to release Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection a compilation of 13 classic TMNT beat-em-up titles and fighting games released in arcades and consoles back in the 90's.

March 11th, 2022
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Original Soundtrack Releasing May 2022, Tower Records Collaboration / Pop-up Shop

Arc System Works announced a physical edition of Guilty Gear STRIVE's soundtrack, titled Necessary Discrepancy, will be releasing in May 2022. Interestingly, the OST includes a theme song for the game's fifth and final Season 1 DLC character (who has yet to be announced). In related news, Japan's Tower Records announced a collaboration and pop-up shop featuring Guilty Gear STRIVE... 

March 9th, 2022
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R Coming Fall 2022

During Sony's State of Play presentation, Bandai Namco announced JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R a remaster of the 2013 fighting game. The new port will be coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC in "Early Fall 2022". While details are scarce at the moment, Famitsu confirmed "gameplay enhancements"...

March 9th, 2022
Dungeon Fighter Duel Ghostblade Sneak Peek

Back in December '21, Nexon held the first ever public beta for their upcoming 2D fighting game, Dungeon Fighter Duel, on PS5 and PS4. If you remember correctly, the latest revealed character class for DNF Duel was Ghostblade. While we've only seen a teaser of Ghostblade in previous trailers, Nexon released some official artwork of the character. According to series lore, the Ghostblade is described as...

March 8th, 2022
Evolution 2022 Games Lineup Revealed

Under new management... Evolution Championship Series (EVO) is set to return to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 5th-7th, 2022. During the official EVO stream, the full lineup of fighting games that will appear on the EVO 2022 main stage was revealed. 

March 8th, 2022
The Fighters Generation Discord Server Now Live!

As part of TFG's 20th Anniversary celebration this year, we've opened up an official Discord server as a new way to connect the community and fighting game fans. If you're on Discord, consider joining Fighters Generation's official server featuring a wide range of fighting game-related forums and other topics as well. In addition, TFG's Discord server is also now integrated with Twitch and Patreon.

March 2nd, 2022
A Look Back at Capcom's Early Mobile Phone Games, Rare Kinu Nishimura Promotional Artwork

In the early 2000's, before the widespread existence of smartphones that most people are addicted to these days, Capcom released a variety of charming Japan-exclusive mobile games for Java-enabled cellular phones known as J-Phone / Vodaphone. These "mini games" featured characters from Street Fighter, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Final Fight, Ghosts 'N Goblins, and even Darkstalkers.

February 28th, 2022
Rollback Netcode Coming to Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax on Steam and PlayStation 4

Back in December, Atlus announced that the PS3-era anime fighting game classic, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, will be getting a re-release on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. The producer of P4AU, Kazuhisa Wada, confirmed in a new video that Rollback Netcode implementation will be added to the upcoming ports this Summer.

February 28th, 2022
EVO 2022 Announcement Show Airs March 8th on Twitch

The official Twitter account for Evolution Championship Series revealed that an EVO 2022 announcement show will be airing Tuesday, March 8th (5pm PST) on Twitch. The announcement also confirmed that Super Smash Bros. games will not be returning to EVO this year.

February 25th, 2022 
Capcom Fighting Collection Now Available to Pre-order on BestBuy.com, Box Artwork + New Screenshots

Both a physical and digital edition of Capcom Fighting Collection will become available June 24th, 2022. The physical version is now available for pre-order on BestBuy.com and other online retailers. The listing reveals the official box art for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch versions. In addition, check out 8 new screenshots that show off some of the various screen borders you can equip.

February 24th, 2022
KOF: All-Star Street Fighter Trailer Hints at Akuma's Arrival

Netmarble dropped the official reveal trailer for The King of Fighters: All-Star Street Fighter, the mobile game's latest crossover. Set on a city street, the 30-second trailer pays homage to the introduction of Street Fighter II: World Warrior, the camera panning down the side of a skyscraper. After a quick battle between Kyo Kusanagi and Ryu, the end of the trailer hints that Akuma is the next playable character.

February 23rd, 2022
Early SFV Ryu Prototype Design Could Provide a Glimpse Into Street Fighter 6

Take a look back into some official SFV art books and reference materials, and you'll find a prototype of a "darker" and very different version of SFV Ryu than what we got. After witnessing Ryu's intense Street Fighter 6 reveal, one might wonder if Ryu's personality or powers will change following the events of SFIII: 3rd Strike...

February 21st, 2022
Street Fighter 6 and Capcom Fighting Collection Announced

Capcom's big announcement following the Capcom Pro Tour 2021 Season Finals did not disappoint! The sixth installment to Capcom's iconic Street Fighter series was officially announced with a TEASER TRAILER featuring a bearded Ryu versus an older Luke (which means SF6 possibly takes place after the events of 3rd Strike!) Also announced: Capcom Fighting Collection with 10 games + Rollback Netcode!

February 20th, 2022
Dragon Ball FighterZ Android 21 (Lab Coat) Trailer

Bandai Namco posted the Dragon Ball FighterZ gameplay reveal trailer for Android 21's "Lab Coat" version a new playable variant of the character that has a much different moveset from her earlier pink-skinned Majin version. The 1-minute gameplay trailer shows off what Android 21 (Lab Coat) can do compared to her original (evil) Majin form.

February 19th, 2022
Multiple Sources Claim Capcom will Announce Street Fighter 6 at Capcom Pro Tour Season Finals

Capcom's mystery countdown concludes at the Capcom Pro Tour Season Finals this Sunday. Fighting game fans already have more than a few reasons to suspect a big announcement from Capcom during this Sunday's upcoming SFV Grand Finals... and now, multiple sources have claimed that Capcom's countdown DOES involve Street Fighter 6!

February 19th, 2022
Thirty-five Street Fighter Characters Join Minecraft

It seems like Street Fighter is popping up in everything these days... it's like the 90's all over again! (Sort of, but not really.) Minecraft's new collaboration with Street Fighter brings a whopping 35 combatants into the Minecraft world. (No doubt an homage to the series' 35th Anniversary). Impressively, the "World Warrior skin pack" features 35 series icons in their SFV threads, blocky like their PS1 days...

February 18th, 2022
New Blazing Strike Gameplay Footage

On Thursday, Aksys Games announced Blazing Strike will hit PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC this Fall. The GGPO Rollback-powered indie 2D fighter takes heavy inspiration from classic Capcom and SNK 2D sprite-based games that paved the way for today's fighting games. Aksys just shared some early Blazing Strike Gameplay Footage featuring Shinsuke versus Jake. Check it out inside TFG's updated February 2022 article:

February 18th, 2022
The King of Fighters XV Secret Team Endings

Special Team Endings have returned in The King of Fighters 15! While the game's main story puts the focus on several main characters and teams, players can unlock secret endings by completing Story mode with specific characters. For example, finishing Story with Kyo Kusanagi, Ash Crimson, and K' unlocks a special illustration that happens to be an awesome homage to classic KOF character art! *POTENTIAL SPOILERS!*

February 17th, 2022
Blazing Strike Launches on PS5, PS4, Switch & PC in Fall 2022, Physical Limited Edition / Box Art Revealed

Aksys Games, publisher of indie 2D fighting game Blazing Strike, announced today during their official livestream that Blazing Strike will be released this Fall pushed back slightly from its original "Spring 2022" release window. A physical Limited Edition was also announced, which includes a full-color artbook, double CD soundtrack, and collectible character cards.

February 17th, 2022
The King of Fighters: All-Star Street Fighter Collaboration Announced, Coming March 2022

Since 2018, Netmarble's hit mobile RPG, The King of Fighters: All-Star, has featured an insane and unprecedented variety of crossovers with other franchises including Guilty Gear, TEKKEN, WWE, Dead or Alive, Epic Quest, Gin Tama, Seven Knights, The Seven Deadly Sins, and SNK's own Samurai Shodown. What's missing from this epic list of crossovers? STREET FIGHTER of course! Netmarble announced six Capcom icons from SFV...

February 16th, 2022
Combo Breaker 2022 Announce Trailer

Back in December '21, it was announced that Rick "TheHadou" Thiher, founder of the Combo Breaker tournament series, was appointed as the new General Manager of EVO. While the future of EVO has yet to be clarified, another major live fighting game event for 2022 has just been announced. Combo Breaker returns to the Midwest on May 27-29, 2022 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. 

February 14th, 2022
Capcom Begins Mystery Countdown, Ends CPT '22 Weekend

Between late Sunday evening and early Monday morning, Capcom unveiled a mystery countdown on their official website. Beginning at 6 days and 24 hours, the countdown will conclude exactly 1 week from now. Curiously, the end date seems to coincide with this weekend's Capcom Pro Tour Season Finals with the Day 3 Grand Finals taking place Sunday. Street Fighter 6 reveal incoming?

February 13th, 2022
Kotobukiya Announces KOF '98 Athena Asamiya Statue, Darkstalkers Lilith Aensland Sculpt Preview

Joining the fiery kunoichi Mai Shiranui, Athena Asamiya from her appearance in The King of Fighters '98 was announced by Kotobukiya as their latest SNK Bishoujo statue. Arriving in Summer 2023, Kotobukiya's Athena Asamiya statue is a nostalgic treat for KOF '98 fans who appreciate her '98 look. Check out official concept artwork of Athena's statue by illustrator Shunya Yamashita, inside:

February 12th, 2022
The King of Fighters XV Isla Extra Story, New Promotional Art by Tomohiro Nakata and TONKO

With the launch of The King of Fighters XV closing in, SNK released even more team artwork to promote the game. Lead Artist of KOF XV, Tomohiro Nakata, illustrated Team Rival's Isla, Dolores, and Heidern. In addition, SNK released an "Extra Story" detailing Isla's backstory and goals. Also check out a new illustration of KOF XV's Team Orochi from TONKO, inside:

February 11th, 2022
Bandai Namco Creating its own IP Metaverse with $174 Million Investment

In the past year, many gaming and technology companies have jumped into the "metaverse" concept a way of connecting communities of users with the same interests, or connecting familiar IPs in a shared space. Something like this is what Bandai Namco is setting out to do, spending an estimated $174 million dollars towards the project! What this could mean the future of TEKKEN, SoulCalibur...

February 11th, 2022
KOF 15 Shun'ei Extra Story, New Art by SNK Illustrator KOU:G

As the central character of The King of Fighters XIV's main story arc, Shun'ei will have another important role to play in the sequel's storyline. SNK just released an Extra Story passage exclusively for Shun'ei on the official KOF XV website. In addition to his latest storyline details, SNK shared a brand new team artwork featuring Shun'ei, Benimaru, and Meitentun illustrated by SNK's KOU:G.

February 10th, 2022
SNK Shares The King of Fighters 15 Illustrations by Masami Obari, Kyoutarou Azuma, and Yuma Saji

As the final countdown to the release of The King of Fighters 15 continues, SNK has shared several new illustrations by famed artists from the manga & anime world, as well as SNK's own. These include manga illustrator Kyoutarou Azuma, as well as the animator of the recently released KOF XV animated short, Masami Obari.

February 8th, 2022
The King of Fighters XV Masami Obari Special Animated Short Now Available on YouTube

Tuesday evening, SNK surprised fans with the release of the anticipated Masami Obari special short animated movie on YouTube. Originally, the movie was announced to be featured in KOF XV's Gallery mode, but currently exists on YouTube for all to enjoy! While fans might've been hoping for something longer, the 2-minute short movie packs a ton of heart, fan service, and excellent Japanese animation from a legend in the industry.

February 8th, 2022
SNK Asks Fans Not to Post KOF XV Spoilers, New Isla Art

The release of King of Fighters XV is less than 8 days away! Almost certainly, some fighting game fans will get their hands on the game early which can potentially lead to spoilers, for some. SNK posted a special message for fans looking forward to the next KOF installment, kindly asking to refrain from posting any spoilers from KOF XV's Story or Gallery modes.

February 7th, 2022
CEO 2022 Announcement Trailer

Following a successful live event this past December in Orlando, Florida, major fighting game tournament CEO is headed back to Daytona on June 24-26, 2022 at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. The 200,000 square foot venue will host the event's largest lineup of fighting games to date with the main titles revealed in the announce trailer. Registration is now live!

February 3rd, 2022
AEW x Street Fighter Collaboration T-Shirts Now Available

From AEW Champion Kenny Omega's obsession with video games, to actual wrestling moves based on video game characters moves', to AEW fans in the audience known for holding up video game-themed signs they frequently get airtime on TBS... AEW already has roots in video game culture, as a young company. AEW recently announced new Street Fighter collaboration shirts, pitting AEW talent against iconic SF characters.

February 3rd, 2022
TFG Podcast - Episode 11: King of Fighters XV Team Garou Reaction, Website Updates & More

Hey everyone... TFG Webmaster; Frank Joseph here. This week, I uploaded my latest Podcast episode on Patreon. In this one, I talk about my reaction to KOF15 news (Team Garou / Team Southtown), website updates, and personal life experiences. If you'd like to be friends or just want to support the website, consider becoming a TFG Patron. It's only $5.00. Next month, TFG's Patreon will be 1 year young!

February 2nd, 2022
The King of Fighters XV Pop-up Store Opening in Akihabara Japan February 10th-24th

An official The King of Fighters XV pop-up store will be opening up at The Akihabara Container in Tokyo, Japan this month. The pop-up shop will be open from February 10th through the 24th, and will feature a variety of KOF XV merchandise, including a new artwork by TONKO inspired by Shinkiro's iconic KOF '97 masterpiece.

February 2nd, 2022
The King of Fighters XV Rock, B. Jenet & Gato Screenshots

On social media, SNK shared official screenshots for Team Garou's Rock Howard, B. Jenet and Gato from The King of Fighters XV who will be joining the roster in March as the first Team DLC for the game. The crispy HD screens provide a closer look at the returning Garou: Mark of the Wolves veterans, as well as show off the improvements...

February 1st, 2022
BlazBlue: Central Fiction Rollback Update Rolls Out Today, Arc System Works Fighting Game Discounts on Steam

Today, Arc System Works America is rolling out Rollback Netcode support for the Steam version of BlazBlue: Central Fiction. The Steam rollback enhancement is proven to decrease latency online, following last year's highly successful public beta period that saw BBCF's active users surpass the game's own record to date! Moreover, BlazBlue: Central Fiction is currently available at a 50% discount on steam for $19.99.

January 31st, 2022
Rock Howard, B. Jenet, Gato, Billy Kane, Yamazaki & Geese Announced for The King of Fighters XV

This is not a drill! SNK just announced the first two Team DLCs for The King of Fighters XV Team Garou and Team Southtown. This bombshell of an announcement comes to light in a new trailer showing the first gameplay and cinematics of Team Garou consisting of Rock Howard, B. Jenet, and Gato from the iconic 2D masterpiece, Garou: Mark of the Wolves.

January 31st, 2022
February 2022 Issue of Weekly Famitsu Features The King of Fighters 15 Cover Art and Info

It's been confirmed that February 2022's Weekly Famitsu magazine will feature a special illustration for King of Fighters XV on the front cover! The issue, releasing this Thursday, February 3rd, 2022, features series newcomers Isla and Dolores alongside returning characters Shun'ei and Meitenkun who debuted in KOF14. At a quick glance, the cover artwork appears to be drawn by KOF15's Main Illustrator, Tomohiro Nakata...

January 30th, 2022
KOF 15 Classic Leona Heidern Costume Trailer

Following Terry Bogard's Garou: Mark of the Wolves DLC costume trailer reveal last week, SNK just released a new King of Fighters XV gameplay trailer for Leona Heidern's "classic" DLC costume based on her King of Fighters '96 appearance. This costume is an exclusive bonus included in the digital versions of the game.

January 26th, 2022
KOF 15 Terry Bogard Garou: Mark of the Wolves Costume Trailer

On Wednesday night, SNK released a new King of Fighters XV trailer to highlight the free DLC costume for Terry Bogard based on his legendary Garou: Mark of the Wolves design. The costume is currently being offered as a pre-order bonus and is also included in the Omega and Deluxe special editions. Terry's new KOF15 trailer shows off some fresh gameplay, combos, and story cinematics featuring his Garou: MOTW costume.

January 25th, 2022
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Baiken Gameplay Reveal Trailer, Official Artwork, Available Friday January 28th

Arc System Works revealed the first gameplay of upcoming Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Season Pass 1 DLC character, Baiken. The one-armed samurai shows off several familiar moves but also some new tricks in her reveal trailer including one where she tethers her opponent closer to her. Baiken becomes available for Season Pass 1 holders this Friday, Jan. 28th! Also check out Baiken's character art and another new mode announced, inside:

January 22nd, 2022
Realistic Mai Shiranui Seamless Figure by Tunshi Studio

Seamless action figures are becoming more and more popular... but they're definitely pricey. Take a look at Tunshi Studio's upcoming 1/6 scale Mai Shiranui action figure based on her King of Fighters '97 appearance. Releasing in Q3 2022, this "realistic" Mai figure features a fully poseable and flexible body without any noticeable seams.

January 21st, 2022
The Fighters Generation 20th Anniversary, 2022 Banner Contest!

This year, FightersGeneration.com officially turns 20! Hi guys, TFG Webmaster here. For over 2 decades, I've put countless time and incredible effort into website to make it a special place for fighting game fans. While TFG was online since the late 90's, the web domain (FightersGeneration.com) first went live in March of 2022. To celebrate the milestone, I'm announcing the TFG Banner Contest '22 to kick off the site's 20th anniversary!

January 19th, 2022
The King of Fighters 15 Elisabeth Reveal Trailer, Screenshots, Character Render

SNK officially revealed the 39th and final character of KOF15's base roster, Elisabeth Blanctorche. First appearing in The King of Fighters XI, Elisabeth makes her big return to the KOF series in the latest King of Fighters XV reveal trailer. Elisabeth joins Ash Crimson and Kukri to form "Team Ash". In addition to Elisabeth's trailer, check out 5 HD screenshots along with her official character render, inside!

January 18th, 2022
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown Akira Yuki Storm Collectibles Figure Pre-orders Open

Back in October 2021, Storm Collectibles announced the addition of Virtua Fighter to their action figure line which already includes a long list of fan-favorite characters from the likes of TEKKEN, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, and SNK fighting games. Akira Yuki is the first VF character figure by Storm Collectibles and the Bajiquan master is now officially available for pre-order.

January 17th, 2022
HORI Announces PS5 Fighting Commander Pad and Fightstick

Today, Sony and HORI announced a new HORI Fighting Commander OCTA pad for PlayStation 5. HORI previously released high quality Fighting Commander pads for PS3/PS4. The new PS5 model features an easy-to-use 6-button layout, new D-Pad setup, improved ergonomics, and top-notch construction. The pad also features micro switch buttons, headset jack / onboard audio controls, adjustable D-Pad sensitivity, and more!

January 17th, 2022
KOF15 Omega Edition Coming to North America

The previously announced Omega Edition for The King of Fighters XV has been confirmed for North America. Once again, this collector's edition releasing for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Xbox Series S | X comes packaged with bonus content such as a physical soundtrack collection, lithographs, 119-page artbook, slipcase, and upcoming DLC content.

January 12th, 2022
SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash Gets Surprise Release on Nintendo Switch

In 2020, SNK began their "NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection" by re-releasing over 10 classic portable titles on Nintendo Switch. Today, SNK announced their latest NEOGEO Pocket Color title coming to Switch and it's one that old school NGPC fans will remember fondly. A cult classic and timeless tribute to many Capcom and SNK fighting franchises, SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash is finally available on Nintendo Switch with new options to boot!

January 10th, 2022
Capcom Unveils Street Fighter 35th Anniversary Logo

On social media, Capcom unveiled the official logo for Street Fighter's 35th Anniversary. In August of this year, the Street Fighter franchise will officially be 35 years old. With every major milestone for the Street Fighter series, beginning with its 15th Anniversary, Capcom has introduced a new design to celebrate each one. What exciting news and announcements will Street Fighter's 35th Anniversary bring?

January 7th, 2022
Capcom Cup 2022 Canceled Amid Omicron Concerns

Similar to last year, 2022 will host a mix of both offline and online fighting game events with COVID-19 and its Omicron variant still a major concern for travel, and especially international travel. Today, Capcom Fighters announced on Twitter that Capcom Cup VIII, as a live event, has been officially canceled. "We will be producing an online season final similar to last year," said Capcom.

January 6th, 2022
EVO Moment #37 Recreated as Justin Wong's Chun-Li Gets Parried by Random Ken Player Online

EVO Moment #37 is undoubtedly one of the most famous moments in competitive fighting game history. At EVO 2004, Daigo "The Beast" Umehara parried all 15 hits of Justin Wong's Chun-Li during her Lightning Kicks Super Art in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike to win the set. Earlier this week, the parry sequence was recreated for Justin Wong as he was playing a match of SFIII: 3rd Strike online against a random Ken player. 

January 5th, 2022
Kula Diamond Announced for The King of Fighters XV

SNK officially announced Kula Diamond as the 38th playable character of The King of Fighters XV, confirming recent leaks from late last year. Like past character reveals, SNK's latest KOF15 character trailer for Kula highlights some of her new in-game cinematics, trademark special moves, combos, and Climax Super move. Also take a look at Kula's character render and HD screenshots, inside:

January 3rd, 2022
WWE's Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston Show Up Wearing TEKKEN 7-Inspired Ring Attire

It's no secret that pro-wrestler Xavier Woods is more than just a normal fan of fighting games... he's a BIG fan. He also recently had a big win at October 2021's Crown Jewel event where he won The King of the Ring tournament. Since then, Woods adapted a new "King" gimmick, bringing new life into his character. A semi-serious TEKKEN player as well, and a man of good taste, Woods has officially fused WWE's King...

January 1st, 2022
Street Fighter III - What Happened? (Video)

Content creator and popular YouTuber, Matt McMuscles, is back with another fabulous "What Happened" video on a classic fighting game series, Street Fighter III. Before the series reached its pinnacle with SFIII: 3rd Strike a game that took the competitive FGC to new heights and made way for the iconic EVO Moment #37, the early incarnations of Street Fighter III actually experienced some very troubled development.

January 1st, 2022
Russian Stuntman Vladislav Litvinenko Recreates Feng Wei's TEKKEN 7 Intro and Win Poses

To kick off the new year, we have a new video from Russian martial artist and stuntman, Vladislav Litvinenko (AKA "Viel"), who you might remember recreated an awesome variety of TEKKEN 7 and TEKKEN 3 character animations and portions of their movesets back in 2021. Vlad's latest performance not only mimics the epic choreography of Feng Wei's powerful Chinese Kenpo, but also recreates the camera angles used in TEKKEN 7.
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