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August 7th, 2022
Skullgirls Marie EVO '22 Teaser Trailer

During EVO 2022, Autumn Games revealed the fourth DLC character of Skullgirls' Season 1 Pass, joining Annie, Umbrella and Black Dahlia. Believe it or not, this year marks the 10th Anniversary of Skullgirls. As part of the anniversary celebration, a playable version of the game's original boss, Marie, was announced as the 4th DLC character of Season 1 Pass.

August 7th, 2022
James Chen and Tasty Steve Join Street Fighter 6's Real Time Commentary Feature

Capcom debuted a new Street Fighter 6 trailer at this weekend's EVOLUTION Championship Series revealing two FGC legends in the commentary business, James Chen and Tasty Steve, will be lending their talents to the game's "Real Time Commentary Feature". Aru and Vicious are also providing their own lines that players will hear during their matches if they turn on the commentary options in-game.

August 6th, 2022
The King of Fighters XV Team Awakened Orochi Concept Artwork, DLC Releasing August 8th

During SNK's EVO 2022 panel, in addition to announcing a Rollback Netcode update for Samurai Shodown, the KOF XV development team shared some never-before-seen concept artwork of Team Awakened Orochi and announced their release date! The fresh KOF XV costumes for Orochi Yashiro, Shermie, and Chris take inspiration from...

August 5th, 2022
Rollback Netcode Coming to Samurai Shodown (2019)

Today during SNK's official panel at EVO 2022, the company made several small announcements and confirmed a "major" reveal is planned for Sunday. To start things off, SNK announced that Samurai Shodown (2019) will be receiving a Rollback Netcode enhancement next year. Planned to release in Spring 2023...

August 5th, 2022
"Welcome Back EVO!" Capcom SNK Collaboration Artwork by Shinkiro and Eisuke Ogura

During EVO 2022 today, SNK and Capcom shared a "Welcome back EVO!" collaboration illustration featuring character artwork drawn by two legendary fighting game artists, Shinkiro and Eisuke Ogura. Each artist illustrated two SNK characters and two Capcom characters. Also take a look at a great photo of the two illustrators from EVO '22!

August 5th, 2022
Capcom Releases Guile's Street Fighter 6 Theme

Today during EVO 2022, Capcom released the fifth Street Fighter 6 character theme song. Have a listen to Guile's official SF6 theme in its entirety, titled "Sharpened Sonic". According to Capcom's official description in the YouTube video, Guile's new SF6 theme represents his takeoff to a new journey. We previously heard a portion of Guile's SF6 theme...

August 5th, 2022
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Arcade1Up Launches Sept. 2022

During EVO '22, Arcade1Up announced a full-size Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 home arcade releasing this Fall which not only contains MVC2, but seven other classics. Many Capcom fans have been waiting a long time for some kind of "Marvel Vs. Capcom Collection" to release... and while it may not be the digital / affordable compilation that many would instantly buy, Arcade1Up is making the dream happen with a deluxe home arcade...

August 5th, 2022
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Season 2 Roadmap Revealed at EVO, New Character Arriving Summer 2022

During Arc System Works' EVO 2022 panel, the development team shared an updated roadmap unveiling what's to come in Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Season 2. The dev-team announced that the first new character of Season 2 will debut in Summer 2022, with 3 additional characters joining the roster down the line.

August 3rd, 2022
The Rumble Fish 2 Launches This Winter on Steam, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Switch

Publisher 3goo and developer Dimps announced The Rumble Fish 2 will be launching on PC (via Steam), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch this Winter. Additionally, the companies confirmed the first-ever home version of The Rumble Fish 2 will feature Rollback Netcode, Widescreen Support, and more...

August 3rd, 2022
Terry Bogard and Mai Shiranui Fall Guys Costumes Available August 4th-8th

While this news originally leaked several weeks back, it's now been confirmed that Fatal Fury's Terry Bogard and Mai Shiranui costumes are coming to Fall Guys this month. The SNK icons will only be available to download in Fall Guys for a limited time, from August 4th - 8th. In addition to the costumes, Fall Guys players will also score Terry's "Hey, C'mon C'mon" taunt emote and a "Shiranui Style of Ninja Arts" Nameplate courtesy of Mai.

August 2nd, 2022
Sony Announces EVO Lounge Live Show, Stream Schedule

EVO 2022 is upon us this weekend and early reports have either claimed or suggested Capcom, Bandai Namco, and other developers will be announcing "major news" about upcoming fighting games during EVO. Sony will be hosting the PlayStation EVO '22 Tournaments from their EVO Lounge Live Show which will have exclusive announcements...

August 2nd, 2022
Project L Confirmed Free-to-Play, Developer Update Reveals New Character and Gameplay Footage

Ahead of this weekend's EVO '22, Riot Games' Tom Cannon released a new Project L trailer revealing new info and details about upcoming League of Legends-inspired 2D fighting game. Firstly, Cannon confirmed Project L will be free-to-play. Check out some new Project L gameplay and take a look at a new female character named Illaoi, inside:

July 27th, 2022
KOF XV Team Awakened Orochi Gameplay Trailer, New Screens

Tonight, SNK dropped the official gameplay reveal trailer for KOF XV's upcoming Team DLC, Team Awakened Orochi. The nearly 3-minute-long trailer shows off Orochi Shermie, Orochi Chris, and Orochi Yashiro in action. Just like in past KOF installments, these variant versions of Shermie, Chris, and Yashiro play entirely differently from their original versions.

July 23rd, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Jamie Theme Song

During this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, Capcom announced classic character costumes for Street Fighter 6 and also unveiled brand new alternate looks for Luke and Jamie. To coincide with the SDCC '22 news, have a listen to Jamie's theme song, titled, "Mr. Top Player", in its entirety.

July 22nd, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Classic Costumes for Ryu, Chun-Li, and Guile, Alternate Costumes for Luke & Jamie

Today, Capcom officially announced classic costumes for Ryu, Chun-Li, and Guile will be available in Street Fighter 6, in addition to brand new alternate costumes for Luke and Jamie to match the "street vibe" of the upcoming title. Check out the brand new HD screenshots inside!

July 22nd, 2022
SDCC '22: Storm Collectibles Unveils Latest Street Fighter, Samurai Shodown, SoulCalibur & SNK Action Figures

At this week's San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Storm Collectibles revealed their latest upcoming fighting game action figures for all to see! Joining Storm's incredibly vibrant and diverse lineup which already includes characters from Street Fighter, TEKKEN, Mortal Kombat, and KOF are iconic characters from Samurai Shodown, SoulCalibur, Darkstalkers...

July 22nd, 2022
KOF XV Shermie and Lady Choi Bounge Join The King of Fighters: All-Star on July 26th

Netmarble and SNK announced two new characters will be joining The King of Fighters: All-Star this month. KOF XV's Shermie and an all new female version of Choi Bounge join the mobile RPG starting next week. Both new characters will become unlockable in the upcoming July 26th update. Check out Shermie & Choi's gameplay trailers and artwork, inside:

July 22nd, 2022
EVO 2022 Arena Finals to Include Guilty Gear -STRIVE-, Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and KOF XV

Registration for EVO 2022 officially closed last week and the final player numbers for each main game have been tallied and posted. With over 5,700 competitors combined, the TOP 4 games set to appear during Sunday's arena include Guilty Gear -STRIVE-, SFV: Champion Edition, TEKKEN 7, and The King of Fighters XV.

July 21st, 2022
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection Launching August 30th, 2022

Konami and Nickelodeon announced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection a compilation of 13 classic TMNT beat-em-up titles and fighting games released from the 90s launches on August 30th, 2022. Once again, this compilation includes all 3 versions of the TMNT fighting game, TMNT: Tournament Fighters. Check out the new release date trailer!

July 21st, 2022
Breakers Collection to Feature Rollback, Crossplay, Team Battle

Originally announced way back in 2019, Breakers Collection is an upcoming digital compilation containing Breakers (1996) and Breakers Revenge (1998). Developer Qubyte Interactive recently hosted a stream to answer fan questions about the upcoming title and talk about some of the new features and modes including Rollback, Crossplay, and Team Battle.

July 18th, 2022
Netflix TEKKEN: Bloodline Anime Release Date Trailer

A new trailer for the upcoming TEKKEN: Bloodline anime series premiered this evening and confirmed the release date. TEKKEN: Bloodline will be available on Netflix beginning August 18th, 2022. First announced back in March of this year, TEKKEN: Bloodline will follow Jin Kazama and several other characters during the TEKKEN 3 era of the series.

July 18th, 2022
Kotobukiya Terry Bogard "Fatal Cutie" Bishoujo Statue Preview Photos, Coming Spring 2023

Kotobukiya released the first official preview photos of their upcoming genderbent Terry Bogard bishoujo collection character statue figure. The 1/7 scale statue based on Shunya Yamashita's artwork hilariously captures the Fatal Fury icon as he (she) appears in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy (2018).

July 14th, 2022
The Rumble Fish and The Rumble Fish 2 Releasing Worldwide on Consoles in Winter 2022

Famitsu reported today that two Dimps-developed 2D fighting games, The Rumble Fish and The Rumble Fish 2, are finally coming to consoles worldwide in Winter 2022. This will be the first ever western release for both titles. Publisher 3goo and Dimps announced the upcoming re-release will be available this Winter...

July 13th, 2022
Samurai Shodown V Perfect Arcade Version Location Test, New Character Art by Shirou Ohno

Originally released as an exclusive title for Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection, Samurai Shodown V Perfect has been announced for arcades. Kanagawa Leisure Land Atsugi will be hosting a location test for the game, known as "Samurai Spirits Zero Special Full Version" in Japan, from July 14 - 20, 2022. Additionally, Shirou Ohno created new character artwork...

July 12th, 2022
Character Animations from Canceled Garou: MOTW Sequel

Following recent news from last week, some very interesting Garou: MOTW 2 content has surfaced online, including nearly-finished character animations from SNK's canceled sequel! Thanks to several members on FGC Twitter, we can now view some of the actual animations of new moves for returning characters like Terry Bogard, Jae Hoon, Dong Hwan, and Gato!

July 9th, 2022
Rare Assets from Garou: MOTW Sequel Uncovered

Back in May 2022, new high quality concept artwork and 2D character sprites from the highly secretive and mysterious canceled Garou: Mark of the Wolves sequel surfaced online. After 20 years of existing on random CD-ROMS... rare assets from the canceled MOTW 2 sequel are continuing to be uncovered, giving us a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what could have been a blockbuster sequel to SNK's beloved 2D fighting game masterpiece.

July 7th, 2022
TFG 20th Anniversary Banner Contest Winners!

The winners of TFG's BanneContes2022 have been announced! Passionate fighting game fans and long-time TFG website visitors from around the world entered this year's contest to celebrate this website's 20th Anniversary. Now it's time to see the TOP 3 banner creations and reveal the 1st place winner who will take home $220.00 and some other cool prizes.

July 7th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Demo at San Diego Comic-Con 2022

Capcom USA announced a Street Fighter 6 demo will be appearing at this year's San Diego Comic-Con taking place July 21st - 24th, 2022. As the first public hands-on demo of SF6 in North America, it appears the SDCC demo will be the same build of the game that we saw back in June for Summer Game Fest. The event will also feature live graffiti artists...

July 6th, 2022
Groove On Fight Added to TFG Games Library

The Fighters Generation welcomes another classic and obscure 2D fighting game to its historic library of fighting games. Called Goketsuji Ichizoku 3 in Japan, Groove On Fight is a 2D fighting game developed by Atlus. The 1997 title released in arcades and on Sega Saturn only in Japan. Groove On Fight is considered to be the fourth installment of the Power Instinct series... 

July 3rd, 2022
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R Adds Part 4 Jotaro Kujo, Yukako Yamagishi, and F.F.

Bandai Namco revealed three new characters joining JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R this September: Yukako Yamagishi, F.F., and Jotaro Kujo based on his appearance in Part 4 - Diamond is Unbreakable. The latest official trailer for the game shows the new characters in gameplay and cinematics for the first time.

July 1st, 2022
Game Informer Interviews Takayuki Nakayama and Shuhei Matsumoto on Street Fighter 6

Game Informer recently shared an interview featuring Lead Director and Producer of Street Fighter 6, Takayuki Nakayama and Shuhei Matsumoto, respectively. In the video interview, they talk about how SF6 will use inspiration from the worlds of Final Fight and SFIII: 3rd Strike, why Modern Control Type "is not an 'Easy Mode'" and how they learned from SFV mistakes...
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