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May 13th, 2023
Hwoarang Announced for TEKKEN 8

During South Korea's biggest game event of the year, PlayX4 '23, Katsuhiro Harada announced Hwoarang for TEKKEN 8 and debuted the returning veteran's reveal trailer. The fan-favorite TaeKwonDo stylist shows off a variety of new kicks and combos in the latest TEKKEN 8 trailer. Harada also confirmed that Hiroaki Hashimoto designed...

May 12th, 2023 
Street Fighter 6 Prequel Comic Issue #2 Available

The second Street Fighter 6 prequel comic is now available to read on Capcom's official site. In "Chapter 2: A Good Fake", Ken Masters comes under attack but is guarded by Interpol agent Chun-Li. Speaking of Chun-Li, she stars on the cover of issue #2 with a cool cover illustration by Panzer.

May 11th, 2023
Capcom 40th Anniversary Artwork, Capcom Town Teaser

Capcom will be celebrating its 40th anniversary coming up on June 11th, 2023, as the date marks 40 years since the company's founding on June 11th, 1983. On Wednesday, Capcom shared a new illustration that captures and celebrates many of the company's iconic IPs, along with a special message for fans...

May 8th, 2023
Street Fighter 6 Open Beta Announced for Next Week

Capcom has announced a public Open Beta Test for Street Fighter 6 taking place May 19 - 21, 2023. The Open Beta will feature Crossplay on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam and features the same content than fans experienced a few months back during the Closed Beta Test #2, meaning 8 playable characters and various ways to play online!

May 8th, 2023
KOF XV Sylvie Gameplay Trailer, Release Date

Tonight, SNK has released Sylvie Paula Paula's gameplay reveal trailer for KOF XV and announced her release date. As the third DLC character of The King of Fighters XV's Season 2 Fighter Pass, Sylvie joins the roster and becomes available for download next Tuesday, May 16th, 2023. Watch Sylvie's full gameplay reveal trailer from SNK, inside:

May 6th, 2023
Street Fighter 6 Prequel Comic Now Available

Street Fighter 6 director Takayuki Nakayama announced the first prequel comic of the SF6 "Days of the Eclipse" series is now available. The comic is a prelude to the events that occur in Street Fighter 6, featuring characters such as Ken Masters and Ken's son, Mel, as well as Luke, and JP (real name Johann Petrovich). The comic features cover artwork by Shinkiro...

May 3rd, 2023
Street Fighter 6 New Gameplay Videos Roundup

Over the past 24 hours, a ton of new Street Fighter 6 gameplay footage has surfaced online, unveiling many new details about character movesets, visuals, and menus. Here's a quick roundup of community videos from players who were lucky enough to get their hands on the final preview build of Street Fighter 6...

May 3rd, 2023
Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons Announced

We don't always cover beat-em-up titles... but the legendary Double Dragon series has roots in the origins of the fighting genre dating back to 1987. Publisher Modus Games and developer Secret Base announced Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons is coming Summer 2023 to PS5, PS4, Switch, Xbox Series, and PC. Watch the announce trailer!

May 2nd, 2023
Mortal Kombat 12 Teaser in Series 30th Anniversary Video

On May 1st, Mortal Kombat series co-creator and producer Ed Boon tweeted a 2-minute Mortal Kombat 30th Anniversary video featuring members of the NetherRealm Studios development team thanking fans for their support over the past 3 decades. At the end of the video, Ed Boon himself dropped the first ever teaser for the next Mortal Kombat game...

April 27th, 2023
Capcom Publisher Sale on Steam for Golden Week '23

It's that time of the year again... if you enjoy snagging good deals on Steam, Capcom is now running a publisher sale for Golden Week with major discounts (up to 87% off) to many high quality titles that you may be interested in. In addition to solid discounts on many titles, Capcom is offering a "2023 Golden Week Fighting Pack" with 5 fighting games for under $40.

April 23rd, 2023
Lili Rochefort Revealed for TEKKEN 8

Today, Bandai Namco announced Lili Rochefort will be joining the cast of TEKKEN 8. In addition to Lili's reveal trailer, TEKKEN producer Katsuhiro Harada shared official concept artwork for the returning veteran along with her HD character render. We also get to meet Lili's adorable pet cat, named "Salt", during her TEKKEN 8 intro animation.

April 20th, 2023
DNF Duel Now Available on Nintendo Switch

DNF Duel, the 2D fighter co-developed by Arc System Works, Eighting and Neople, is now available on Nintendo Switch. The game originally launched on June 28th, 2022 for PS5, PS4, and Steam. DNF Duel's Season Pass will add a total of 5 new characters to the game, including the recently revealed Spectre. Watch the Nintendo Switch launch trailer inside.

April 20th, 2023
Street Fighter 6 Demo Released, Showcase Deep Dives into Modes and New Features, Year 1 DLC Characters

During today's Street Fighter 6 Showcase, Capcom dropped a plethora of new details about the game's World Tour mode, Battle Hub, Avatar Creation, and revealed several brand new features. After showing 30 minutes of new gameplay, Capcom confirmed a playable demo is now available on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4...

April 19th, 2023
Street Fighter 6 Cammy Theme Song Released

Every old school Street Fighter 2 fan certainly remembers Cammy's original theme as something special when it debuted in Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers. Capcom just released Cammy's Street Fighter 6 theme song, titled "Overtrip". While sounding very different from her original catchy theme... Capcom describes Cammy's SF6 theme as...

April 18th, 2023
The King of Fighters: All-Star Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Crossover Announced

Netmarble announced the latest fighting game series crossover coming to their mobile beat-em-up title, The King of Fighters: All-Star. Several of Sega's iconic characters from Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown will become playable characters in KOF: All-Star on April 25th, 2023, including: Akira Yuki, Pai Chan, Sarah Bryant, and Jacky Bryant.

April 14th, 2023
Street Fighter 6 Director Shares Kimberly Concept Art

Street Fighter 6 director and designer Takayuki Nakayama just shared some fresh concept artwork for Kimberly's new alternate outfit that was briefly teased in the most recent trailer. While we haven't seen Kimberly wearing her new outfit in actual gameplay, the official SF6 showcase trailer revealed Kimberly donning her alternate outfit in her intro animation.

April 13th, 2023
Street Fighter 6 Showcase on April 20th Bringing "Big News" and Announcements, Hosted by Lil Wayne

It's an announcement of an announcement... With Street Fighter 6 launching less than two months from now on June 2nd, 2023, Capcom announced that they still have more to show before release day. A special Street Fighter 6 showcase will air on Thursday, April 20th, 2023 which Capcom confirmed will have "big news" and announcements. The digital event...

April 12th, 2023
Harada says TEKKEN 8 Will Have Crossplay, Rollback, and a Larger Starting Roster than Street Fighter 6

Over on Twitter, TEKKEN series producer Katsuhiro Harada recently answered some random questions from fans and ended up casually dropping new details on TEKKEN 8's development. When asked if TEKKEN 8 will feature crossplay, Harada replied "of course" and mentioned he proposed crossplay for TEKKEN during the previous generation of consoles.

April 12th, 2023
Street Fighter 6 Lily and Zangief Theme Songs

This week, Capcom released the full Street Fighter 6 character theme songs for Zangief and series newcomer, Lily. Capcom describes Zangief's new theme as a tune that can amp up an audience for a wrestling match, while Lily's Theme is said to evoke the cheerful feeling of strolling around the Thunderfoot Settlement.

April 4th, 2023
Street Fighter Film & TV Rights Acquired by Legendary Entertainment, Movie in the Works

It's been confirmed that a new live-action Street Fighter movie is in the works, as the franchise's film and TV rights have been secured by Legendary Entertainment the studio behind Dune and the upcoming Dune 2, in addition to big hits like Watchmen, The Dark Knight, and 300. A press release confirms that Legendary has struck a deal with Capcom...

April 4th, 2023
HORI Fighting Stick Alpha Street Fighter 6 Edition for PS5, PS4, and PC Now Available for Pre-order

HORI announced a new Street Fighter 6 themed tournament grade Fighting Stick packing high-end HAYABUSA parts and an innovative customization and maintenance feature. One of the stick's main features is an openable chassis, making it easy to swap out the artwork. In addition to the main artwork of Jamie and Luke, the stick comes with...

April 2nd, 2023
Leroy Smith and Asuka Kazama Revealed for TEKKEN 8 

Following the epic conclusion of the TEKKEN 7 grand finals at EVO Japan 2023 with Arslan Ash taking first place in the tournament, Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray took the stage to announce two more characters for TEKKEN 8 Leroy Smith and Asuka Kazama. Without further ado, check out both new trailers inside!

April 1st, 2023
EVO Japan 2023: New Fatal Fury / Garou Sequel Promo Art

At EVO Japan 2023, SNK dropped a new promotional artwork for their upcoming Garou / Fatal Fury sequel "furiously" in development. While SNK hasn't revealed any specific details about the title, the first two promotional illustrations appear to confirm 6 characters for the game and it's safe to say there's a very good chance that all 6...

April 1st, 2023
KOF 15 Sylvie Paula Paula & Goenitz Revealed, Kim Releasing April 4th, Open Beta Begins Spring 2023

SNK made several announcements for The King of Fighters XV during day 2 of EVO Japan 2023. To start things off, returning series boss Goenitz will join the game as a free update this Summer alongside Sylvie Paula Paula. The release date for Kim Kaphwan was confirmed for April 4th, and the KOF XV crossplay open beta was announced and kicks off this Spring.
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