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June 27th, 2022
Capcom Fighting Collection Artwork by Chisato Mita, Sakutamo, Tamio & Bengus

The recently released Capcom Fighting Collection features a plethora of never-before-seen Capcom concept illustrations, reference materials, and other beautiful artwork for beloved Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Red Earth, and Cyberbots characters. Have a look at two key illustrations from the 10-game compilation created by Sakutamo, Chisato Mita...

June 26th, 2022
Capcom Launches Street Fighter 35th Anniversary Site, New Artwork By Shinkiro, Akiman & Tamio

Capcom recently launched a special website for Street Fighter's 35th Anniversary celebration this year. The majority of the content on the snazzy SF35th website is in Japanese, but there are some sections and features available in English. One of the website's must-see features is a timeline spanning the entire history of the Street Fighter series from 1987 to 2023.

June 24th, 2022
TFG Banner Contest 2022 Ends on June 30th!

If you'd like to take part in The Fighters Generation's 20th Anniversary Banner Contest, you have 1 week remaining to enter! The 1st place winner will take home $220.00 USD among other prizes! 2nd and 3rd place banners will also receive cash and physical prizes. FightersGeneration.com has been in operation for over 2 decades! Celebrate with us!

June 24th, 2022
Capcom Fighting Collection Now Available

It's Capcom Fighting Collection release day! The 10-game compilation is now available on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Once again, the compilation features a BGM Player with 400+ tracks, EX Settings, Training, Save Mid-Game, and Rollback Netcode for ALL 10 titles. For a recap of confirmed features, see our most recent article.

June 21st, 2022
DNF Duel Lost Warrior Reveal Trailer

Nexon revealed "Lost Warrior" as the sixteenth playable character joining Dungeon And Fighter Duel. The final boss of the game, Lost Warrior will round out the roster of 16 characters at launch. Players will have to unlock him my completing Story mode with a single character. Watch the reveal trailer for Lost Warrior and check out his movelist, inside!

June 21st, 2022
KOF '98: Ultimate Match Final Edition Now Available on PS4 with Rollback Netcode

SNK announced today that The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match Final Edition has finally arrived on PlayStation 4 complete with Rollback Netcode! This enhanced port includes the "Ultimate Mode" system with various game balance adjustments along with new modes such as Challenge and Practice. Also check out a brand new artwork by Hiroaki, inside:

June 21st, 2022
Team Awakened Orochi Revealed for KOF XV

Today, SNK announced Team Awakened Orochi as the third Team DLC headed to The King of Fighters XV. Orochi Shermie, Orochi Yashiro, and Orochi Chris will join KOF XV's roster in August 2022. The official teaser trailer for Team Awakened Orochi briefly shows each fighter's official KOF XV render and updated appearance...

June 17th, 2022
Black Dahlia Animated GIFs, Playable Alpha Now Available in Skullgirls: 2nd Encore

Autumn Games announced the latest character joining the Skullgirls roster, Black Dahlia, is now available in "playable alpha" form. Keeping Skullgirls tradition alive, this early playable version of the character includes work-in-progress "sketchy" frames and doesn't contain her full toolkit. Skullgirls: Season 1 Pass holders on Steam can now try out Black Dahlia. Inside, also see some beautiful Animated GIFs of Black Dahlia!

June 17th, 2022
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R Producer Interview Details New Gameplay & Modes, No Rollback

Kentaro Matano, the producer of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R, recently answered some interview questions for fans looking forward to the game. Firstly, Matano talked about some of the new gameplay mechanics and modes being added to the upgraded sequel. He also confirmed which versions of the game will run at 60fps, and at what resolutions.

June 16th, 2022
DNF Duel English Movelists for All 16 Characters

If you're planning on jumping into DNF Duel when it releases in two weeks (on June 28th), you might want to keep the official movelists handy! For your convenience, here are the English movelists for all 16 playable characters in the game including the latest revealed classes such as Enchantress, Swift Master, and Troubleshooter.

June 16th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Ryu Theme Song Released

Today, Capcom released the third full-length Street Fighter 6 character theme song in Youtube video form. In addition to the official songs for Chun-Li and Luke, fans can now listen to Ryu's theme "Viator" in its entirety. This jazzy, upbeat tune is an entirely new sound for Ryu and, for better or worse, doesn't appear to take much inspiration from Ryu's classic themes.

June 15th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 New Gameplay Shows Battle Damage, Guile's Anti-Air Sonic Hurricane Super Art

While the recent Capcom Showcase stream didn't reveal anything new for Street Fighter 6, over in Japan, Capcom TV aired a 3 hour special livestream featuring some of the games from the Capcom Showcase, including SF6. The broadcast featured the first-ever live gameplay of SF6, including new Guile footage revealing his anti-air Sonic Hurricane Super Art.

June 14th, 2022
DNF Duel Enchantress Reveal Trailer

Nexon revealed "Enchantress" as the 15th playable character to join DNF Duel's roster. The character's description in her gameplay reveal trailer reads: "She who inflicts endless agony upon her victims with curses and voodooism has arrived!" Enchantress uses powerful magic spells and takes control of a voodoo doll to attack her opponents.

June 13th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Chun-Li and Luke Theme Songs

The Street Fighter series was always known for having expertly-crafted and very memorable music, and Street Fighter 6 looks to be no exception! On their official channel, Capcom has shared the full-length theme songs for several SF6 characters in YouTube video form. Just over 3 minutes in length, the new theme song videos also include a cool audio visualizer that goes with the music...

June 11th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Rollback Netcode / Crossplay Confirmed, New Gameplay & Details Roundup!

Street Fighter 6 details and new gameplay videos have been pouring in over the past week... especially in the past 24 hours! It's only been a week and a half since Capcom debuted SF6's gameplay reveal trailer, and there's already a playable demo available that some lucky few have gotten their hands on. To catch up on the very latest...

June 11th, 2022
TEKKEN: Bloodline Netflix Series Preview with Commentary by Katsuhiro Harada

Netflix posted a new 2-minute video preview for the upcoming TEKKEN: Bloodline anime series coming to the streaming platform in 2022. In addition to showing some new scenes from the episodic anime series, the video features some great commentary by none other than TEKKEN series producer Katsuhiro Harada himself.

June 9th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Guile Reveal Trailer, Screens, Super Arts Detailed

The Summer Game Fest '22 kicked off with the very first trailer of the show being Guile's Street Fighter 6 reveal trailer! Guile's trailer shows the American hero performing some of his well-known special moves over the years, as well as some new normal attacks. Guile even retains his V-Trigger Sonic Boom technique from SFV. See Guile's trailer and HD screenshots inside!

June 9th, 2022
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Brings 32 Classic Games to Consoles and PC on July 22nd

Capcom USA announced Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium an update to the 2021 compilation which will bring an additional 32 arcade classics to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on July 22nd. Among the new titles are a bunch of classic 2D fighting games, including: SFA, SFA2, Darkstalkers, Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge, and Hyper SFII: The Anniversary Edition.

June 9th, 2022
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R PS5 / PS4 Early Access Demo Begins June 16th

Bandai Namco announced the date for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R's upcoming early access demo taking place on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. The demo will run from June 16th through June 22nd. Confirmed playable characters in the demo include: Jonathan Joestar, Jotaro Kujo, Dio Brando, and Jolyne Cujoh. Playable modes in the demo include Practice and Online.

June 9th, 2022
DNF Duel Swift Master Reveal Trailer

Today, Nexon revealed "Swift Master" as the 14th playable character coming to DNF Duel. The character's description reads: "He who upends all those who oppose him with the power of sky-ripping storms has arrived!" Swift Master uses speedy tactics and the power of wind to subdue foes. Watch Swift Master's official reveal trailer inside!

June 8th, 2022
SF6 Main Theme Music Video Premieres on Rolling Stone

The bangin' hip-hop track that serves as Street Fighter 6's main theme song now has an official music video. Premiering on Rolling Stone's Twitch channel earlier today, the music video for "Not on the Sidelines" was produced by GRP and directed by Ross Harris. The video features both rap artists heard on the track, Rocco808 and Randy Marx, as well as two special guests: dancer Sumi Oshima and quadriplegic graffiti artist Benny Diar.

June 8th, 2022
New Street Fighter 6 Character and Gameplay to Premiere at Summer Game Fest 2022

We told you June 2022 would be a busy month for Fighting Game news! It was announced that tomorrow's Summer Game Fest '22 hosted by Geoff Keighley will debut a world premiere Street Fighter 6 character reveal trailer along with new gameplay. As always, TFG will share all of the details of the announcement here on the news page! SGF '22 will be streaming live at 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET.

June 8th, 2022
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Balance Update 1.18 Patch Notes

Arc System Works posted the full patch notes for Guilty Gear STRIVE's upcoming (free) Battle Balance update arriving June 10th. The notes list all of the updates made to the game's core gameplay mechanics as well as character-specific changes. Once again, Arc System Works' patch notes go into great detail concerning some of the character updates, citing specific reasons for the changes.

June 7th, 2022
DNF Duel Troubleshooter Reveal Trailer

Today, Nexon revealed the 13th playable character coming to DNF Duel which will be releasing later this month on June 28th. The short (but sweet) gameplay reveal trailer for the "Troubleshooter" class reveals a gentlemen who carries a massive sword hidden inside his guitar case, and a double-barrel shotgun inside a bouquet of roses.

June 7th, 2022
Capcom Showcase Stream Airing June 13th

If you're hungry for more Street Fighter 6 news and content, like the rest of us... Capcom USA announced an upcoming "Capcom Showcase" livestream event which will air next Monday on June 13th, 2022 (3:00pm PT). The show will run about 35 minutes and will dive deeper into details and news regarding recently announced titles.  

June 6th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Versus Screen Includes "Game Face" Feature

The official Street Fighter Twitter account shared a video revealing new details about the Street Fighter 6 versus screen and pre-fight cinematics. In Capcom's short Twitter video, we learn the cinematic that will play before a battle will feature both characters walking towards the camera, where we can see their stats like height, weight, and likes. Finally, similar to SoulCalibur 2's iconic versus screen...

June 3rd, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Leaked Concept Art Reveals 22 Characters

*SPOILER ALERT!* We don't go around looking for leaks... but thanks to social media, this one pretty much fell on our lap. Just hours following the insanely hype Street Fighter 6 gameplay reveal trailer, concept artwork of new (and returning) characters, along with their respective country flags, surfaced online. It's possible that we now know at least 22 characters who will be joining Street Fighter 6.

June 3rd, 2022
DNF Duel Launcher Reveal Trailer, Screenshots

The latest and 12th playable character joining DNF Duel's roster has been revealed. Nexon shared the official reveal trailer for "Launcher" the female gunner class who we previously saw in some screenshots and artwork a few months back. Launcher's gameplay trailer confirms she will join the fight with a ridiculous variety of guns and artillery. 

June 2nd, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Gameplay Trailer Revealed at State of Play

During Sony's State of Play presentation today, Capcom dropped a Street Fighter 6 gameplay trailer and announced the game is coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam in 2023. Without spoiling too much out of the gate, the new trailer confirms several new characters and reveals a "World Tour" single-player Story mode!

June 2nd, 2022
SNK Publisher Sale on Steam Offering 75% Off Select Titles, 25% off The King of Fighters XV

SNK announced today the "SNK Publisher Weekend" sale has begun on Steam with discounts of up to 75% percent on select titles. The weekend sale includes the newest entry in The King of Fighters series, KOF XV, with 25% off the game and 20% off Team DLC packs. Other popular and classic SNK titles are marked down 75% off, so now is a great time to stock up...

June 1st, 2022 
TEKKEN 7 Achieves 9 Million Sales on 5th Anniversary

TEKKEN series producer Katsuhiro Harada announced on Twitter today that TEKKEN 7 has achieved over 9 million copies sold worldwide since the game's console launch on June 2nd, 2017. This new milestone makes TEKKEN 7 the #1 best-selling game in the entire franchise, with a total of 53 million sold for the series collectively. Inside, see the brand new celebratory illustration by Jbstyle to commemorate the huge milestone!

May 31st, 2022
Arc World Tour 2022 Official Website and Schedule

Arc System Works announced the final schedule and details for Arc World Tour 2022, in addition to the launch of the official website for this year's fighting game event. Guilty Gear -STRIVE- and DNF Duel are the two headlining competitive titles for Arc World Tour '22. Competition will span across six different countries, with three major events taking place in the U.S.A.

May 31st, 2022
TEKKEN World Tour 2022 Announced

During Combo Breaker 2022, Bandai Namco officially announced the Tekken World Tour 2022, ushering in the much-anticipated return of live events. The tour has been expanded to incorporate 16 global regions. Competitors around the world will fight to the top of their regional leaderboards in MASTERS and DOJO events.

May 30th, 2022
VF5: Ultimate Showdown TEKKEN 7 Collaboration Trailer, Release Date

Sega unveiled the full-length Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown TEKKEN 7 collaboration trailer revealing the full set of crossover costumes coming to VF5:US. A total of nineteen VF5 characters are getting skins based on TEKKEN 7 fighters which almost makes sense thanks to their familiar fighting styles, in some cases. Newly confirmed costumes such as Jeffry McWild as Craig Marduk, Goh Hinagami as Bryan Fury...

May 28th, 2022
Capcom Fighting Collection Won't Increase Chances of Reviving Dormant Series, Says Capcom Producer

Earlier this week, Capcom producer Shuhei Matsumoto sat down with Game Informer's John Carson for an interview about Capcom Fighting Collection, releasing next month. In the interview, Matsumoto reveals some new information about the 10-game compilation, including which specific versions of the games are being ported to consoles and Steam.

May 27th, 2022
DNF Duel Local Modes Trailer Shows Arcade & Survival

Nexon released another short DNF Duel teaser trailer ahead of the game's upcoming release next month. This trailer shows off more of the game's menu options and Local single-player modes, which include: Arcade, Survival, and Free Battle. Like many classic arcade fighting games, DNF Duel's Arcade mode will feature a scoring system based on the player's performance. 

May 26th, 2022
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R New Trailer, Release Date, Demo, Four New Characters Announced

Bandai Namco Entertainment dropped a new trailer for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R which announces the release date and reveals 4 new characters for the enhanced title. The confirmed new characters are Speedwagon, Petshop, Mariah, and Diego Brando. Bandai Namco also announced an early access PS5 / PS4 demo, Deluxe and Collector's editions...

May 25th, 2022
New Images of Character Sprites from Canceled Garou: Mark of the Wolves Sequel Surface Online

For old school fans, there's nothing like discovering new information or content regarding classic or even canceled fighting games from past decades. Previously, SNK confirmed a Garou: MOTW sequel was in fact planned after the release of the first game, but unfortunately was canceled. A Japanese account on Twitter recently shared what appear to be never-before-seen images of character sprites from Garou: MOTW 2.

May 25th, 2022
DNF Duel Official Website Live, Character Artwork

Nexon has finally launched the official website for DNF Duel (conveniently available in four different languages including English) which features high-res character artwork, character bios, and past trailers. The website also includes tabs for System Mechanics and Patch Notes which aren't currently available but are coming soon.

May 25th, 2022 
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Balance Update Coming June 10th, Crossplay Beta Begins This Summer

During Arc System Works' 1-year anniversary stream for Guilty Gear -STRIVE- today, the company announced a "large scale" balance patch for the game will be releasing on June 10th. Furthermore, a beta test for Steam to PS5/PS4 crossplay will begin this Summer. Also coming this Summer, Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Starter Edition 2022 was announced and will include all Season 1 DLC characters.

May 25th, 2022
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore Black Dahlia First Look Gameplay

Autumn Games released a first look "Alpha" gameplay trailer for Black Dahlia, the next DLC character coming to Skullgirls: 2nd Encore. Additionally, new details about her gameplay style and moveset were revealed. The early gameplay footage shows how Black Dahlia can use her grenade launcher arm.

May 20th, 2022
Elena 1:4 Statue by Premium Collectibles Studio Announced

Premium Collectibles Studio announced an impressive 1:4 scale Elena statue that will set you back $650. The Street Fighter III Capoeira icon is captured doing a stylish handstand resembling one of her recognizable win animations and taunts. This master-crafted polystone statue stands 24" tall, is 11.5" wide, and the exclusive edition even includes a 11x17" art print measuring by artist Edwin Huang, making for a perfect display pairing.

May 20th, 2022
DNF Duel Practice Mode Trailer

The latest Dungeon Fighter Duel trailer is live and provides a first look at the game's Practice mode. Another short trailer (47 seconds in length), the video previews some of the game's various Practice mode options and menus. Practice options include Quick Character Change, Record / Playback settings, and Info Display.

May 19th, 2022
KOF XV Official Online Tournament Announced

Today, SNK announced an official King of Fighters XV weekly online tournament slated to begin next week on Thursday, May 26th, 2022. The KOF XV ICFC Weekly Series online tourney will be held every Thursday in three regions: Asia, North America, and Europe. Regional champions will be determined through a series of 9 rounds in each region...

May 18th, 2022
DNF Duel Story Trailer Reveals Glossary and Gallery

We've got a second new DNF Duel trailer this month from the game's publisher, Nexon, this one focusing on Story Mode. While the trailer is quick, you might want to slow it down (or even pause) to appreciate some of the snazzy artwork. In addition to Story mode, the trailer shows a quick glimpse of Gallery and Glossary modes. Yeah, it's another 45-second trailer...

May 17th, 2022
IGN Looks Back at Daigo Umehara's 25-Year Career

IGN recently published a short video documentary all about Daigo "The Beast" Umehara. As most fighting game fans know from watching "EVO Moment #37" at least 1,000 times by now, Daigo Umehara has been a legendary Street Fighter competitor with many exciting wins under his belt over the past two decades including back to back EVO championships.

May 16th, 2022 
KOF 15 Team Southtown Story, New Screenshots

SNK shared the official King of Fighters XV storyline for Team Southtown's Geese Howard, Billy Kane, and Ryuji Yamazaki. Additionally, we've got some brand new official HD screenshots showing both the default and extra costumes for the veteran villains of Southtown.

May 12th, 2022
KOF 15 Team Southtown Trailer, Available May 17th

Today, SNK unvieled the official King of Fighters XV gameplay trailer for Team Southtown's Geese Howard, Billy Kane, and Ryuji Yamazaki. To coincide with the new trailer, SNK finally announced the release date for Team Southtown May 17th, 2022. SNK also shared several new screenshots for each Southtown team member.

May 12th, 2022
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- First Anniversary Stream Revealing Season 2 News May 25th

Arc System Works announced an upcoming Guilty Gear -STRIVE- 1-year anniversary stream on May 25th. The stream will feature discussions with the development team, exhibition matches, and will reveal new information about Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Season 2 content. In March, the company announced four new characters along with crossplay between the PC and PlayStation versions. 

May 12th, 2022
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore Black Dahlia to be Playable at Combo Breaker 2022

During CEO '21 this past December, Autumn Games revealed Black Dahlia as the third DLC character coming to Skullgirls: 2nd Encore's Season Pass 1. On Twitter, Autumn Games announced that attendees of Combo Breaker 2022 (May 27th-29th) will be getting "world exclusive" early access to the first playable version of Black Dahlia.

May 11th, 2022
Maximilian Hosting KOF 15 Team Southtown Preview

Team Southtown is the second Team DLC coming to The King of Fighters XV. Later this month, Geese Howard, Billy Kane, and Ryuji Yamazaki will join KOF XV's roster, bringing the total number of playable characters up to 44. Tonight, SNK confirmed that YouTuber Maximilian Dood will be hosting a special preview of KOF XV's Team Southdown on Thursday, May 12th.

May 11th, 2022
Combo Breaker 2022 Registration Closes with 1000+ Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Competitors

Coming up on May 27th-29th (Memorial Day Weekend), Combo Breaker '22 will host thousands of fighting game players at one of the largest live events of the year. Rick "TheHadou" Thiher announced the player registration for the event has closed and revealed the final count for each tournament game. Guilty Gear -STRIVE-, The King of Fighters XV, and TEKKEN 7 take the lead as the TOP 3...

May 10th, 2022
Side-by-Side Graphics Comparison of TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 and TEKKEN 7 Character Models

Originally released in arcades in 2011, and in 2012 on consoles, TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 was one of the most impressive, diverse, and open-ended 3D fighting games of the era. From the 100's of team possibilities, to the multitude of creative combos, to the highly-polished visuals and character models, TTT2 still holds up today as one of the best and most interesting installments of the franchise. In a new video comparison...

May 10th, 2022
Rare Street Fighter Alpha 2 Combos by Desk

Regarded by fans as one of the most polished, fun, and competitive 2D fighters of all time, Street Fighter Alpha 2 is a beloved and influential installment in the series' 35+ year history. Even though SFA2 remains a widely-respected competitive classic, known for its unique mechanics (such as the Custom Combo system), there are still some very "broken" combo possibilities that exist. In Desk's latest combo video...

May 9th, 2022
The King of Fighters: The Ultimate History by Bitmap Books Now Available to Pre-order

Bitmap Books is an award-winning independent publisher of retro gaming books, celebrating the rich history of software, hardware, developers, and influential series of gaming over the decades. Now available to pre-order, Bitmap's latest tome features 544 beautiful pages and tons of history all about SNK's icoic King of Fighters series.

May 8th, 2022 
Brawlhalla Street Fighter "Part 2" Announced

Released in October 2017, Brawlhalla is a free-to-play platform fighting game developed by Blue Mammoth Games and published by Ubisoft. Back in 2021, Ryu, Chun-Li, and Akuma joined the playable cast of Brawlhalla as guest characters. Today, Blue Mammoth announced a "Part 2" of their crossover with Street Fighter, which adds several new fighters to the roster.

May 7th, 2022
DNF Duel May 2022 Teaser Trailer, New Artwork

News on the DNF Duel front has been quiet as of late. Back in April, pre-orders for the PS5 and PS4 physical editions of DNF Duel went live at various retailers ahead of the game's upcoming release on June 28th. DNF Duel publisher Nexon released a (painfully) short DNF Duel trailer for May 2022 which shows off some character illustrations and previously-seen cinematics from the upcoming 2.5D fighter.

May 5th, 2022
Canadian Rapper INFINITE on Creating Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Theme Song and Voiceovers

Prior to its release in May 1999, Capcom held an audition in Canada to find a rapper for several (now legendary) tracks in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike including the game's intro theme and character selection screen. Capcom ended up choosing Canadian rapper "INFINITE" for the role. In a video podcast from 2020, hear the Canadian rap legend reminisce on his experience working on the SFIII: 3rd Strike soundtrack.

May 2nd, 2022
TEKKEN: Real Life Martial Arts Compilation by VIEL

Martial artist and stuntman Vladislav Litvinenko (VIEL) is back with another TEKKEN choreography video that's worth a watch. If you're a fan of TEKKEN's martial arts-based characters and animation, it's easy to appreciate the effort and skill behind Vlad's live action choreography videos. In his latest 8-minute compilation, check out VIEL recreating the movesets and win-poses of many iconic fighters from TEKKEN.

May 1st, 2022
TFG Banner Contest 2022 Ends June 30th

This is a friendly reminder that the 20th Anniversary TFG Banner Contest will be ending on June 30th, 2022. Once again, FightersGeneration.com is officially celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year! All are welcome to join the fun and enter the contest, but get your entries in because there are only 2 months remaining! Full details inside:

April 28th, 2022
New Triple K.O. Podcast feat. Justin Wong, Maximilian Dood, and Matt McMuscles

Three of the most popular and influential fighting game content creators out there recently collaborated to launch a a new podcast series called "Triple K.O." Of course, we're talking about multi-time world champion Justin Wong, YouTube and Twitch sensation Maximilian Dood, and fighting game historian Matt McMuscles.

April 28th, 2022
SFV: Champion Edition Free Trial on Steam / PS4

Over the years, Capcom has offered numerous free trials for Street Fighter V since its launch back in 2016 to promote new updates to the game. The latest free trial for SFV: Champion Edition runs from April 27th through May 11th and is available on both Steam and PlayStation 4. The demo features all Season 1- 5 characters unlocked for a total of 45 playable characters.

April 26th, 2022 
Darkstalkers Lilith Aensland Kotobukiya Statue Pre-order

Kotobukiya announced today that pre-orders for their upcoming 2022 Darkstalkers Lilith Aensland Bishoujo statue go live on April 28th (11am JST). If you're a fan of Shunya Yamashita art, you'll immediately love the artist's take on Lilith Aensland in her latest statue design. Kotobukiya shared a preview photo of the final build of the Lilith Aensland statue.

April 26th, 2022
Blanka and Sakura Join Fortnite April 28th

Epic Games announced two new Street Fighter characters will be joining the Fortnite Street Fighter collaboration, Blanka and Sakura Kasugano! Inside, check out Blanka and Sakura's Fortnite costumes, character renders, artwork, and videos. Fornite players can begin using Blanka and Sakura starting this Thursday, April 28th, 2022.

April 25th, 2022
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Super Meter Voice Sampled from 1966 Live Action Batman Series 

Throughout the decades, fighting game fans and historians have discovered the original source material for iconic character designs, illustrations, and even audio. The latest discovery, pointed out by Fairly Frequent FG Facts on Twitter, reveals the Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike sound clip (voice), used when one meter of the super gauge filled, is in fact sampled from the 1966 Batman series starring Adam West.

April 21st, 2022
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Another Story Arrives April 29th

Arc System Works announced today that Guilty Gear STRIVE's second story mode, dubbed Another Story, will become available on Friday, April 29th for Season Pass 1 holders. Accompanying the announcement is a new batch of screenshots showing Baiken, May, and Ramlethal all of whom will be starring in the new story experience (as they did not appear in the original story mode).

April 18th, 2022
Umbrella Now Available in Skullgirls: 2nd Encore

Hidden Variable Games announced Umbrella, the latest DLC character of Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, is now playable in the PlayStation 4 and Steam versions of the game. Umbrella can be purchased individually for $10 or as part of the $35 Season 1 Pass. Hidden Variable also shared a trailer for Umbrella's Season 1 color palettes and voice pack.

April 15th, 2022
DNF Duel Now Available to Pre-order on PS5 and PS4, New Playable Characters Teased

Today, Arc System Works America announced the physical version of Dungeon Fighter Duel is now available for pre-order on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 at various retailers. In addition to the announcement, Nexon and Arc System Works shared a new poster artwork for DNF Duel which happens to reveal several unannounced playable characters!

April 12th, 2022
Capcom Fighting Collection Promo Art by Chisato Mita

Earlier this year, Capcom announced Capcom Fighting Collection (coming June 24th) a compilation of 10 iconic 2D classics complete with Rollback Netcode, Training modes, and other new features. Capcom said the compilation's Gallery mode will contain "over 500" items, including rare concept artwork and design documents never seen before. Check out a new promo illustration by Chisato Mita, inside:

April 12th, 2022
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Rollback Netcode Arrives April 14

Arc System Works America recently announced BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will be receiving Rollback Netcode support on April 14th, 2022 for both Steam and PlayStation 4. Since February of this year, players on Steam have already gotten the chance to try out the new rollback implementation during the official beta test (which comes to a close April 13th).

April 7th, 2022
Boss Challenge & Omega Rugal Coming to KOF XV April 14, How to Unlock Rugal's "Omega Armor" Skin

Last month, SNK announced iconic KOF series boss Rugal Bernstein, in his "Omega" form, will be joining The King of Fighters XV as free DLC. Alongside new playable character Omega Rugal, SNK confirmed new mode "Boss Challenge" will be added to the game on Thursday April 14th, 2022. On Twitter today, SNK revealed how players can unlock Omega Rugal's "Omega Armor" skin and shared a new screenshot.

April 1st, 2022 
HORI PlayStation 5 Fighting Commander OCTA and Alpha Fightstick Now Available for Pre-order

Back in January of this year, HORI unveiled their latest PlayStation 5 fighting game peripherals The HORI Fighting Commander OCTA (pad) and Fighting Stick Alpha. Both controllers are now available to pre-order from Amazon. The Fighting Commander costs $60 while the Fightstick will set you back $200. Pre-order links and details about each peripheral inside:

April 1st, 2022
Arc System Works Announces Guilty Bear, Official Art

It's April 1st and you know what that means... Arc System Works Japan dropped a bombshell announcement about an upcoming all-bear 2.5D fighting game. You've heard of all-girl fighting games? Just bears in this one. According to ASW Japan, Guilty Bear is a next-generation fighting game featuring a battle system that is thoroughly concerned with cuteness. A total of 20 bears will be playable!

April 1st, 2022
Capcom Director Reveals Pokemon-style Final Fight Game and KOF15 on Gameboy

On Twitter, Capcom director and designer Takayuki Nakayama (Street Fighter V) has frequently shared incredible and historical fighting game artwork from the depths of the darkest Capcom archives. It's not the Final Fight 4 / HD Remake we've all been clamoring for, but Nakayama claimed that he wants to develop a Pokemon-stlye Final Fight game for Gameboy. He even shared some awesome screenshots!
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