Q4 - 2020

December 31st, 2020
Buriki One 20th Anniversary Tribute Artwork by HIROAKI

In 2020, decorated fighting game artist HIROAKI, lead character designer / artist for SNK's Buriki One, celebrated the game's 20th anniversary by redrawing the entire Buriki One roster in his superb art style. HIROAKI released a new illustration for every character on their canon birthday. As luck would have it, December 31st is the birthday for the eldest character in the game, Song Xuandao. See more of HIROAKI's 2020 Buriki One artwork, inside! 

December 28th, 2020
Street Fighter x Pocky Collaboration Character Art (Full Set)

The Fighters Generation's "Street Fighter x Pocky" article from last week has been updated with the full set of high-res character illustrations from this (cue M. Bison's voice) DELICIOUS collaboration. Without further ado, enjoy the complete set of character artwork featuring Street Fighter V: Champion Edition's Cammy, Vega, Cody, Lucia, Alex, and the rest of the gang. 

December 28th, 2020
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Anji Mito Trailer Debuts on New Year's Eve

Arc System Works previously confirmed that Anji Mito will be returning in Guilty Gear -STRIVE- during the reveal of series newcomer, Giovanna. We now have the first look at Anji's updated appearance in STRIVE thanks to his reveal trailer artwork, released early. Arc System Works confirmed Anji Mito's official reveal trailer will debut this Thursday, December 31st (4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET). 

December 26th, 2020
New Arc System Works Fighting Game, Dungeon Fighter Duel Announced

Today, during Neople's Dungeon and Fighter Universe festival  in South Korea, Arc System Works announced their latest 2D fighting game project: Dungeon Fighter Duel (DNF Duel for short), based on the Dungeon Fighter Online series. DNF Duel will have a similar aesthetic to Granblue Fantasy Versus and Guilty Gear -STRIVE-, using a 3D graphics engine with 2D and anime-inspired visuals. Check out the official reveal trailer! 

December 24th, 2020
Street Fighter x Pocky Collaboration Character Artwork

The addicting Japanese chocolate snack by Ezaki Glico and Capcom's Street Fighter hooked up for a collaboration of sorts back in Winter 2019. Limited Edition boxes of Street Fighter-themed Pocky are now available at various retailers worldwide. To celebrate the crossover you never knew you wanted until now, check out some newly released high-res character artwork of Ryu, Chun-Li, Juri, Menat, Rashid, and other SFV: Champion Edition fan-favorites... 

December 23rd, 2020
Fatal Fury: 1st Contact Now Available on Nintendo Switch

Another classic NEOGEO Pocket Color fighting game has made its way onto the Nintendo Switch. Fatal Fury: 1st Contact is now available in the Nintendo eShop for $7.99. First released in 1999, this pint-sized Fatal Fury spin-off based on Real Bout 2 features a playable selection of 12 fan-favorite fighters, including an exclusive Fatal Fury character who made his first and only playable appearance in 1st Contact: Lao. Take a look at some screenshots / artwork for the Switch release! 

December 23rd, 2020
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R GGPO Rollback Netcode Launch, Steam Version Discounted 80% Off, Patch Notes

Back in October, Arc System Works began an online beta test to implement rollback netcode into Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R on PC. Arc System Works just announced the game has officially exited beta phase with the final version now available for download on Steam. With the inclusion of GGPO, players can enjoy online matches against opponents just about anywhere in the world with virtually no input delay. In addition, GGXX AC+R is now 80% off on Steam! 

December 20th, 2020
Dragon Ball FighterZ Adding 2 New Characters in 2021

Bandai Namco has unveiled the 2 remaining DLC characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3. On January 15th, 2021, Baby Vegeta will join DBFZ's roster in his ultimate state, Super Baby 2. The official trailer for Super Baby 2 shows off the first gameplay of the new character and concludes by revealing the final DLC character of FighterZ Character Pass 3, Gogeta [SS4]. The release date for Gogeta [SS4] has not yet been announced. 

December 18th, 2020
SFV: Champion Edition's Dan Hibiki Delayed to February 2021

Originally slated for a Winter 2020 release, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition's Dan Hibiki has been delayed to early next year. Capcom producer Shuhei Matsumoto confirmed the news via Twitter with a video message to fans. Matsumoto clarified the delay of Season 5's first character is due to the difficult working conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dan's new release window is February 2021. 

December 17th, 2020
Granblue Fantasy Versus Ver. 2.21 Patch Notes

Cygames recently posted the full patch notes for the latest Granblue Fantasy Versus update, Version 2.21. The comprehensive patch notes include a full description of Season 2's new playable character, Yuel, which runs through her playstyle and unique tools in gameplay. The notes also detail several updates to the game's RPG Mode, Training, Online, and provide a full list of specific changes made to character movesets. 

December 16th, 2020
SNK Announces New Console Coming in 2021

With new information on The King of Fighters XV and Samurai Shodown (2019) Season 3 coming in early 2021, SNK has the opportunity to start off the new year with a bang... and apparently that's not all SNK has up their sleeves. On Twitter, SNK Global just announced a new console from SNK is coming in 2021. SNK describes the upcoming console as "a system to bridge the needs between passionate fans and console gaming enthusiasts". 

December 16th, 2020
New Mortal Kombat Live-Action Film Releasing in Theaters & HBO Max on April 16th, 2021

Rumors about a new live-action Mortal Kombat film have been swirling around for the better part of a decade. Last week, the logo for the new MK movie was teased... and now we have official word from producer Todd Garner that the new movie (simply titled Mortal Kombat) will hit theaters / HBO Max on April 16th, 2021. Garner also confirmed the first trailer will debut in early 2021. Inside, see the full-size teaser poster and the confirmed cast. 

December 14th, 2020
Granblue Fantasy Versus Reveals Anre, Yuel Gameplay Trailer

Arc System Works and Cygames revealed the latest Granblue Fantasy Versus DLC character, Anre (AKA Uno), in addition to releasing Yuel's official gameplay trailer. The third newcomer arriving in GBVS Season 2, Yuel joins the game today as part of the 2.21 update. The fourth addition of Season 2, Anre is of the Harvin race (like Charlotta) and will arrive in January 2021. Despite Anre's small stature he's well-equipped for battle with his Spiral Spear. 

December 11th, 2020
Capcom Arcade Stadium Coming to Switch in February 2021

Capcom announced a digital collection of 32 arcade classics titled Capcom Arcade Stadium, coming to Nintendo Switch in February 2021. Of course, this collection will feature several classic 2D fighting games, including: Street Fighter II: World Warrior, Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, and even Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness. Check out some official promo artwork and official trailer for the package, inside! 

December 10th, 2020
GIVEAWAY! Free Physical Copy of Samurai Shodown: NEOGEO Collection from Pix'n Love

Happy Holidays! We hope you're having the best possible 2020 Holiday Season so far. With that said, The Fighters Generation and Pix'n Love Publishing have teamed up to bring 1 lucky TFG visitor a FREE physical copy of Samurai Shodown: NEOGEO Collection on their system of choice (either PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch). SamSho Collection features 7 classic titles with online play, Museum, and 200+ music tracks. Link to enter the contest inside! 

December 9th, 2020
Street Fighter III: An Oral History - By Polygon

Veteran fighting game players surely remember the late 90's an incredible and highly competitive time in the genre. With the latest 3D fighting games like TEKKEN 3, Soul Blade, Virtua Fighter 3, and MK4 making waves in arcades and on home consoles, a 2D masterpiece and genre-defining fighting game had trouble building steam at launch. That game was Street Fighter III: New Generation. Polygon's latest article shines light on the incredible story... 

December 7th, 2020
SFV: Champion Edition G x Skullomania Crossover Costume

This morning, Capcom announced the latest Fighting EX Layer x Street Fighter V: Champion Edition crossover costume. The fighting president, G, will cosplay as fan-favorite Street Fighter EX / Fighting EX Layer veteran, Skullomania. The latest crossover costume will become available in SFV:CE's Extra Battle mode starting Tuesday, December 8th, 2020. Check out a preview video from Capcom's Twitter. 

December 4th, 2020
Bandai Namco Shares SoulCalibur 6 Hwang Concept Artwork

Hwang's new design and innovative playstyle in SC6 is making waves in the SoulCalibur community. Bandai Namco recently shared early concept artwork of Hwang's SoulCalibur VI appearance with added commentary on the inspirations behind his new design. "We designed the image of a dark hero who runs in the night, a swordsman who uses hidden weapons and talisman magics to carry out secret orders.

December 3rd, 2020
The King of Fighters XV First Details, Concept Art, New Logo

Today, SNK dropped the first details, concept illustrations, and a brand new logo for The King of Fighters XV. We now know the first KOF XV gameplay trailer will be released on January 7th, 2021. Lead artist and creative director Eisuke Ogura also shared KOF XV concept artwork for the first 3 characters to be confirmed for the game: Kyo Kusanagi, Benimaru Nikaido, and Shun'ei. 

December 2nd, 2020
TEKKEN 7 Season 4 New Moves Overview / Tutorial (Video)

Following the addition of Kunimitsu, there are now 50 playable fighters in TEKKEN 7 each equipped with 100+ moves. The large roster, deep movesets, complex movement abilities, and Okizemi (ground game) makes TEKKEN 7 a difficult game for casual (and even mid-level) fighting game players to comprehend. Thankfully, 1000's of incredible fan-made tutorials exist on YouTube. On that note, TBS | Arya released an incredible video on Season 4's new moves. 

December 1st, 2020
SoulCalibur 6 Update Ver. 2.30 Full Patch Notes

Today, Bandai Namco rolled out the SoulCalibur 6 Version 2.30 update and provided the full patch notes. As you may have heard, series veteran Hwang and the new Motien Pass Ruins stage join the game tomorrow (Dec. 2nd). In addition to adding compatibility for the new character and stage, update 2.30 brings new Creation items, arranged versions of 4 stages, new story content, Training mode improvements, battle adjustments, and even new moves! 

November 30th, 2020
Hwang SC6 Prologue / Storyline, Weapon & Style Info

Bandai Namco released Hwang's official bio and storyline for SC6 which contains new information for fans who enjoy the lore of the series. Hwang's official prologue reveals why the heroic Korean swordsman went through such a drastic visual change. Hwang's is now armed with magical talismans and a black blade filled with purifying power. Bandai Namco even included a written segment all about Hwang's weapon called "Dark Thunder". 

November 29th, 2020
Soul Calibur 6 Hwang Ultra HD Screenshots, Character Art

Yesterday, Bandai Namco announced Hwang as Soul Calibur VI Season 2's final DLC fighter, dropping his reveal trailer and release date (Dec. 2nd). Today, we get to check out official HD screenshots of the new Hwang! Old school dans will notice Hwang's new look is a significant diversion from his earlier appearances. Interestingly, some elements of Hwang's visual design in SC6 resemble that of a Bloodborne Hunter... 

Throwback Article July 2019
Mike Tyson Tells ESPN He "Had No Idea" About Balrog in SF2

American boxing legend Mike Tyson recently made an entertaining appearance on ESPN's eSports show. After Tyson went a few rounds in Mario Kart 8, ESPN's Arda Ocal brought up Balrog. Arda asked Tyson if he knows the history behind Balrog's name being changed from "M. Bison" in the Japanese version of SF2. Tyson replied "No, I had no idea.". >_> Wait a sec... did Balrog's existence actually elude Mike Tyson for the past 28 years?!? 

November 28th, 2020
Hwang Revealed for SoulCalibur VI Season 2

This morning, Bandai Namco officially revealed series veteran Hwang Sung Kyung as SoulCalibur 6 Season 2's final DLC character. Hwang will join the game on December 2nd, 2020. Alongside Hwang, a new stage called "Motien Pass Ruins", Seong Mi-na's classic costume parts, and new story mode episodes will also be added to the game for free. Additionally, new TEKKEN character creation parts will also become available. Check out Hwang's reveal trailer

November 27th, 2020
Guilty Gear Official Limited Store Opens in Japan

Today, Arc System Works opened an official limited merch store in Japan to celebrate the Guilty Gear franchise and the upcoming release of Guilty Gear -STRIVE-. The store is located at the Akihabara Container at Chom-Chom Akihabara and will feature a variety of exclusive Guilty Gear series merchandise for fans to purchase, including: t-shirts, hoodies, hats, wall scrolls, posters, stickers, and even an acrylic clock resembling the GGXX character selection screen. 

November 24th, 2020
Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate Klassic Movie Skin Pack, All Voiceover Intros

Today, NetherRealm Studios revealed a brand new DLC skin pack consisting of 3 iconic characters with new skins (and voiceovers) based on likenesses of actors from the original 1995 Mortal Kombat movie. The Klassic Movie Skin Pack for Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage and Raiden is available for purchase starting today. Watch the official trailer previewing the new MK11: Ultimate DLC skins along with all of the new voiceover intros! 

November 21st, 2020
The King of Fighters XV Information Coming Early 2021

KOF fans have been waiting patiently for details on SNK's confirmed yet secretive new installment of their flagship 2D fighting series, The King of Fighters XV. News on the project has been absolutely scarce nonexistent since SNK confirmed KOF XV was in development back in August 2019. Thanks to a recent interview with SNK's Yasuyuki Oda, we now know that new KOF XV information will be arriving in "Early 2021". 

November 20th, 2020
Rumor: Street Fighter 6, Power Stone Remake, and Final Fight Remake Revealed in Capcom Cyber-Attack Leak

Earlier this month, Capcom reported it was the victim of a cyber-attack which led to unauthorized access to its network and development schedule for the next four years. IGN reported that new information about upcoming (unannounced) games, and their release dates, have allegedly leaked onto the internet. According to the leak, Capcom is planning Street Fighter 6, a Power Stone Remake, and a Final Fight Remake

November 18th, 2020
Bandai Namco and HIROAKI Share Early SoulCalibur 6 Concept Art & Designs for Grh

Over the past several months, Bandai Namco has shared some amazing early concepts and designs for veteran SoulCalibur VI characters. Today, lead artist HIROAKI (who you might remember worked on many old school KOF / SNK games) posted some of his early concepts for SC6 newcomer, Grh. As you can see from this amazing batch of concept artwork, Grh's design went through some drastic changes before his final version appeared in SoulCalibur 6.

November 17th, 2020
Capcom Store Osaka Celebrates Grand Opening with a Life-size Ryu Shoryuken Statue

One year ago, Capcom celebrated their official merchandise store opening in Tokyo at PARCO Shibuya. Capcom Store Tokyo features a life-size Ryu statue throwing a Hadouken, which has become a popular spot for tourists and locals to take photos. This month, Capcom Store Osaka has officially opened at Shinsaibashi PARCO mall and has an equally impressive life-size Ryu statue on display this one performing a Shoryuken. 

November 17th, 2020
SFV: Champion Edition Cammy x Blaire Dame Costume

Starting today, the next Street Fighter V: Champion Edition x Fighting EX Layer crossover costume becomes unlockable in the game's Extra Battle mode. Joining Ryu (as Kairi) and Karin (as Hokuto), Cammy now has her very own FEXL crossover costume based on the blue-haired, high-kicking heroine, Blaire Dame. Inside, take a look at some official screenshots of Cammy dressed as FEXL's Blaire. 

November 13th, 2020
TEKKEN - The Mishima Hairline (Animation)

If you've been itching for a new TEKKEN movie... the wait is over. The best TEKKEN comedy movie has arrived it even sticks to the original storyline and it's only two and a half minutes long. YouTuber / Animator Speedoru released TEKKEN - The Mishima Hairline today, which dives deep into the backstory and history of the Mishimas and explains why Kazuya originally sought revenge against Heihachi. It's freakin' hilarious and animated brilliantly.

November 12th, 2020
Steam Fighting Game Sale Begins Today, Ends Nov. 16th

If you're looking to expand your fighting game library on PC, Steam just began a special fighting game sale which runs from today until next Monday, November 16th (10am PT). The Steam sale includes massive discounts on big name fighting games as well as indies and even beat-em-up titles! Many great titles are marked down from 50%-80% off, so now's a perfect time to pick up some excellent fighting games on PC! 

November 12th, 2020
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Developer's Backyard #4, New Details on Giovanna & Nagoriyuki

Arc System Works just released their latest behind-the-scenes dev-blog. The fourth volume of the Developer's Backyard updates fans on the latest happenings with Guilty Gear -STRIVE- and reveals all new details on 2 of the game's newcomers: Giovanna and Nagoriyuki. Katano from the Arc System Works development team talks more about not only each character's backstory but their in-game abilities as well. You might just be able to decide on a future main... 

November 9th, 2020
All New Moves in TEKKEN 7 Season 4 (Video)

Popular YouTuber and TEKKEN streamer, TheMainManSWE, put together a handy 5-minute video showcasing every new move added in TEKKEN 7 Season 4 for every character. Certain veteran characters received more new content than others, as you'll find out by watching the video. MainMan also included the move names for reference, and demonstrated a few ways to incorporate some of the new techniques into your playstyle. 

November 9th, 2020
Season 4 of TEKKEN 7 is Live, 4.00 Patch Notes

Bandai Namco has officially launched Season 4 of TEKKEN 7. The version 4.00 update data is now downloadable on Steam, PS4 & XB1. New moves are available for all characters and adjustments were made to the game balance. Tekken Prowess, online improvements with rollback netcode enhancements, and Tekken God Omega rank is now live. Kunimitsu and the Vermillion Gates stage will be added to the game tomorrow. Here are the full patch notes

November 7th, 2020
TEKKEN 7 Season 4 Official Release Date Trailer, 2 New Kunimitsu Costumes Revealed

Bandai Namco officially confirmed TEKKEN 7 Season 4's release date as November 10th, 2020, the day Kunimitsu and the Vermillion Gates stage become available. The patch update adding online improvements (rollback enhancement, rank overhaul) will be released a day earlier on Nov. 9th, confirmed by Katsuhiro Harada on Twitter. Additionally, Bandai Namco dropped a new S4 trailer showing new costumes for Kunimitsu and new moves! 

November 7th, 2020
MK11: Ultimate Mileena Kombat Kast, Custom Variations Now Allowed in Online Ranked & Tournaments

Yesterday, NetherRealm Studios hosted their latest MK11 Kombat Kast, showing more gameplay footage of Mileena, including her Brutality and Friendship. Additionally, NRS confirmed that custom character variations in online ranked and tournament play will now be allowed. In MK11: Ultimate, players will be able to "mix and match" special moves for characters, which really changes how the game will be played from here on out. 

November 5th, 2020
Arika Shares High-Res Fighting EX Layer Character Artwork

To celebrate the company's 25th anniversary this month, Arika - the original developers of the Street Fighter EX series and most recently Fighting EX Layer, posted beautiful high-res character illustrations from their 2018 fighting game. The full roster of 18 characters is represented in this awesome set of character artwork, which includes the iconic SNK guest character and Fatal Fury series protagonist, Terry Bogard. 

November 5th, 2020
Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate Mileena Gameplay Reveal Trailer

This morning, NetherRealm Studios shared Mileena's Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate gameplay reveal trailer. Mileena's trailer starts with a pre-fight interaction between her and her sister, Kitana, and continues with a full demonstration of Mileena's moveset, special moves, and Fatality! Mileena still has her classic Sai projectiles and teleports, along with a new a cloaking technique making her temporarily invisible to her opponent. 

November 5th, 2020
TEKKEN 7 Season 4 Launches November 10th

A few weeks back, TEKKEN 7 producer Michael Murray mentioned Season 4's development was ahead of schedule even amid COVID-19, forcing Bandai Namco employees to work from home. A listing on the Microsoft Store reveals TEKKEN 7 Season 4's release date as next Tuesday, November 10th, 2020. Additionally, new PAC-MAN themed customization items... 

November 3rd, 2020
Soul Calibur 6 Season 2 New Character Silhouette

SoulCalibur VI players have been patiently waiting for the next Season 2 character to arrive. On Twitter, Bandai Namco posted a mysterious silhouette that hints at the final SoulCalibur VI Season 2 character. At a glance, the silhouette seems to resemble SoulCalibur 4 final boss, Algol. However, as past silhouettes have proven... looks can be deceiving. Many fans are expecting the return of Hwang, whose name was found in the game files many months ago. 

November 3rd, 2020
Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate Mileena Character Art

We've already seen the new Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate gameplay of upcoming Kombat Pack 2 DLC characters, Rambo and Rain... but NetherRealm Studios has yet to reveal any in-game footage of Mileena. (That will likely change very soon, and we'll post Mileena's gameplay trailer as soon as it becomes available). Until then, take a look at Mileena's full-size MK11: Ultimate character artwork / render, giving us a closer look at her default costume. 

October 31st, 2020
Guilty Gear XX AC+R Sees Massive Surge in Players During Rollback Netcode Beta Test

2012's Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R is currently seeing an influx of new players thanks to the ongoing rollback netcode beta test happening on Steam. Thanks to Steam stats, we can see exactly how many players we're talking about, and how the numbers compare to the current top / most-played fighting games like TEKKEN 7, Street Fighter V, and Dragon Ball FighterZ. Before the rollback netcode update, GGXXAC+R maxed out at 438 players...

October 30th, 2020
Street Fighter x Nyanko Great War 2020 Crossover Adds New Fighters from SFV: Champion Edition

Over the past few years, we've seen unexpected yet exciting crossovers happen in mobile titles, including: KOF x TEKKEN, WWE x KOF and Guilty Gear x KOF. Back in 2019, Street Fighter V characters made guest appearances in the hilarious Tower Defense game, Nyanko Daisensou (Nyanko Great War) published by PONOS. The Nov. 2020 update of the crossover adds more characters from SFV:CE, now featuring the all 12 of the original World Warriors... 

October 28th, 2020
SNK Announces Samurai Shodown's Next Guest Character is From The Last Blade Series

Samurai Shodown 2019's character roster has added 10 new fighters since the game's launch back in June 2019 - including guest characters from other series such as For Honor & Honor of Kings. Tonight, SNK announced that the next guest character coming in Season 3 will be from SNK's own Last Blade series. Old school SNK fans have been waiting for a proper SamSho x Last Blade crossover for decades... so this news should excite fans of both series! 

October 28th, 2020
NEOGEO Pocket Color Title, The Last Blade: Beyond The Destiny, Now Available on Nintendo Switch

Today, SNK announced a new addition to their NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection games lineup on Nintendo Switch. Originally released on the NGPC in the year 2000, The Last Blade: Beyond The Destiny is now available for purchase in the Nintendo eShop for $7.99. Formerly a NEOGEO Pocket exclusive, The Last Blade: Beyond The Destiny is directly based on The Last Blade 2 and features charmingly redrawn "chibi-style" 2D sprites and backgrounds. 

October 28th, 2020
The PS5 Version of Guilty Gear -STRIVE- will Feature an Exclusive Multiplayer Tag / Assist Mode

It's been confirmed the PlayStation 5 version of Guilty Gear -STRIVE- will include an exclusive Multi-player Battle Mode that features either a Tag-Team or Assist mechanic. The most recent official trailer shows a snippet of Ky Kiske attacking alongside Sol-Badguy to finish a combo the only gameplay of the mode shown thus far. Furthermore, the PlayStation store leaked a (now-deleted) description of GGStrive listing the mode as PS5 exclusive. 

October 27th, 2020
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Story Mode Trailer

Arc System Works nonchalantly revealed the first footage of Guilty Gear STRIVE's Story Mode in their latest trailer announcing the game's April 2021 release date. The fully animated story mode cinematics in the trailer show off several brand new characters  whose names are currently unknown. By the look of one of them, it's possible this character could be the game's final boss or potentially another new playable character. 

October 27th, 2020
New Mortal Kombat 11 Rambo Gameplay Trailer

Today, NetherRealm Studios released yet another new Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay trailer to get fans excited for upcoming Kombat Pack 2 DLC character, Rambo. The new trailer features commentary by none other than Johnny Cage and demonstrates more of Rambo's moveset and animations, including two Brutalities, alternate costumes, win animations, and more. 

October 23rd, 2020
Capcom Vs. Osamu Tezuka Art Exhibit Grand Opening, New Illustrations from Shinkiro, Kinu Nishimura, Bengus & Others

The "Capcom Vs. Osamu Tezuka" event is now officially open Takarazuka City, Hyogo, Japan! New character illustrations from both Capcom and Osamu Tezuka artists have been revealed, with exclusive merch available for attendees. Capcom's Kinu Nishimura herself was present at the event on day one, posting a photo on Twitter of the amazing "welcome wall" featuring freshly-inked lines from Capcom legends: Shinkiro, Bengus, Keisuke Mizuno, and Tsunogai. 

October 22nd, 2020
Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate Rambo Gameplay Trailer

The official MK11: Ultimate gameplay trailer for Rambo has been released. Armed with his iconic longbow, knife, and various traps... Rambo demonstrates he will be a force to reckon with in his MK11 gameplay trailer. As previously reported, MK11 Rambo will be voiced by Sylvester Stallone himself. (Stay tuned for a future guaranteed-to-entertain video showing all of Rambo's dialogue interactions with the rest of the cast.) 

October 21st, 2020
The Making of Street Fighter II Video Documentary

Last month, YouTuber strafefox put together an incredible documentary on the rich history and development of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. If you love nostalgia trips and visual fighting genre history lessons, this 20-minute video documentary is an absolute must watch. From the hardware of the arcade cabinets to the iconic team of Capcom artists behind Final Fight and Street Fighter II, the documentary is chock full of informative content and great memories! 

October 19th, 2020
Bandai Namco Releases SoulCalibur 6 Nightmare Concept Art

Today on Twitter, Bandai Namco posted new SoulCalibur VI concept artwork of series antagonist, Nightmare. In addition to the high quality artwork, Bandai Namco also shared some of the inspirations behind Nightmare's SC6 design. "Siegfried became the host of Soul Edge and had his body eroded. His right arm is designed to look like a dragon's claws, with a texture somewhere between a crustacean and an animal's horns." 

October 18th, 2020
Granblue Versus Cagliostro Gameplay Trailer, Yuel Revealed

During the ARC REVO Japan 2020 online event, Arc System Works released a new gameplay trailer for GBVS Season 2's Cagliostro and announced her release date - October 20th, 2020. Additionally, the end of the new trailer confirms the next Season 2 DLC character, Yuel, who joins the roster this December. The next three DLC characters of Season 2 will release in 2021. 

October 16th, 2020
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R Steam Version GGPO Rollback Netcode Open Beta Begins October 29th

Taking a page out of SNK's recent playbook, Arc System Works is implementing a rollback netcode enhancement for the final installment of the classic Guilty Gear XX series. An open beta for GGXX Accent Core Plus R on Steam will begin two weeks from now on October 29th, 2020. The open beta will include online lobbies and online spectating. XX Reload and XX Slash stages will also be unlocked for online play. 

October 15th, 2020
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- PlayStation 5 Box Artwork

Arc System Works has unveiled the official final box artwork for Guilty Gear -STRIVE-. As you might know, this is the first box art shown for any PS5 fighting game. While the specifics of the PS5 visual upgrades over the PS4 version aren't currently known, we do know the PS5 edition will have an exclusive Special Battle Mode with a "Tag Team" or "Assist" feature. More details coming soon. Until then, enjoy this awesome high quality GGStrive PS5 box art! 

October 15th, 2020
Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate Rain Gameplay Trailer

This morning, NetherRealm Studios dropped the official gameplay trailer for the Edenian Demi-God, Rain. The 2-minute gameplay trailer runs through several of Rain's new special moves & combos, shows off his Fatal Blow, and concludes with a Fatality, of course. Once again, Rain is a part of the Kombat Pack 2 DLC releasing November 17th, 2020. 

October 15th, 2020
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Online Lobby / Avatar System Update & Scans from Famitsu

The GGStrive PS4 beta featured a lobby system with 2D avatars that got mostly negative reviews. Famitsu revealed Arc is keeping the lobby system for the final version, with some adjustments. Online mode will also not have a staple "Ranked mode" like in most fighting games, but will feature the "skill floor" system introduced in the beta. Additionally, the PS5 version will have a Special Battle Mode that hints at a "Tag" or "Assist" feature. 

October 14th, 2020
Fatal Fury Battle Archives Vol. 2 Physical Edition for PS4 Coming October 16th from Limited Run Games

If you still love the look and feel of a physical game box and disc... Limited Run Games and SNK have teamed up once again to bring fans a physical edition of a classic fighting game compilation: Fatal Fury Battle Archives Vol. 2 a collection of 3 Garou titles: Real Bout Fatal Fury, Real Bout Fatal Fury Special, and Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers. Priced at $29.99, pre-orders for the PS4 limited physical disc version go live October 16th. 

October 14th, 2020
Capcom Vs. Osamu Tezuka Collaboration Artwork

With the Capcom Vs. Osamu Tezuka physical Art Exhibit is taking place in Japan later this month, we're going to start seeing some awesome collaboration pieces and other nostalgic content pop up online very soon. The first collaboration character artwork has been released, featuring Astro Boy drawn by Capcom (Keisuke Mizuno of Megaman fame)... and Mega Man drawn by Osamu Tezuka (Tsunogai), naturally!  

October 13th, 2020
UFC Fighter Joaquin Buckley Pulls Off Incredible K.O. Kick Reminiscent of TEKKEN's Lee Chaolan

"That move wouldn't work in real life." ... "That kick isn't humanly possible." (Someone tell that guy to shut it.) Over the weekend, UFC middleweight Joaquin Buckley delivered one of the most impressive knockouts in MMA history. In the second round of what had been a mostly even contest, Impa Kasanganay caught Buckley's roundhouse kick to the body. Buckley answered with a spinning kick to the head while balancing on his other leg... Lee Chaolan style. 

October 12th, 2020
Karin Kanzaki Gets Hokuto Costume in SFV: Champion Edition

The "Capcom x Arika" collaboration continues in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition... Following Ryu's Kairi-inspired costume added to the game back in September, Capcom heroine Karin Kanzaki will now have a costume based on Hokuto from her most recent appearance in Fighting EX LayerSFV players will be able to unlock this costume for Karin starting tomorrow, October 13th, 2020. Check out some official screenshots from Capcom! 

October 12th, 2020
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Deluxe & Ultimate Edition Details, Season Pass 1 / Release Date Info

As we reported yesterday, Guilty Gear -STRIVE- will release worldwide in April 2021 on PS5, PS4, and PC via Steam. Those who pick up either the Deluxe or Ultimate edition will gain "early access" to the game on April 6th. The Standard edition of the game will release worldwide 3 days later on April 9th. Inside, take a look at the contents of each version of the game and full details on Season Pass 1. 

October 12th, 2020  *Sponsored Article
Preview: Die By The Blade, A Bushido Blade Inspired "One Hit Kill" Fighting Game Coming in 2021

Coming to PC and consoles in 2021, Die By The Blade is an upcoming sword-fighting game inspired by legendary titles like Bushido Blade. Published by Grindstone and developed by Triple Hill Interactive and Toko Midori, Die By The Blade will feature intense "one-hit-kill" gameplay, various offensive and defensive mechanics (including parries), local & multiplayer online, character customization, and a story-driven campaign. Full preview inside!

October 11th, 2020
New Character Giovanna Revealed for Guilty Gear -STRIVE-

Arc System Works has revealed a brand new character for Guilty Gear -STRIVE- named Giovanna. We've got Giovanna's reveal trailer and official character artwork so you can take a closer look at her design! Additionally, we now have an official release date for GGStrive in Japan - April 6th, 2020 (PS5/PS4). Furthermore, Season Pass 1 was also announced which will include 5 new characters, extra colors, 2 new stages, and extra story content. 

October 10th, 2020
SFV: Champion Edition Free Character Trials Begin Oct. 14th

In addition to making Street Fighter V free to download for PS+ subscribers back in September, Capcom is now offering free trials for all DLC characters this month. How it will work is one Season Pass will be unlocked each week, starting next Wednesday, October 14th, 2020. If you haven't given a go with every SFV character, now is the perfect time to start your pilgrimage and try out the entire roster. Take a look at the full schedule inside! 

October 9th, 2020
Arc System Works Hosting ARCREVO 2020 Event This Weekend

Beginning this Saturday, October 10th, Arc System Works is kicking off their ARCREVO 2020 online tournament series featuring tournaments in anime fighting games, including: Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, Granblue Fantasy Versus, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, and Under Night In-Birth. If you've been aching for some high-level anime FGC competition, tune in this weekend for UNICLR and BBCF tournaments streaming from Japan. 

October 8th, 2020
Rambo Revealed for MK11 Alongside Mileena & Rain

The leaks were true. This morning, NRS announced guest character Rambo along with returning characters Rain & Mileena as DLC for MK11's Kombat Pack 2 - arriving Nov. 17th. This will be the second time this year MK11 was given a title update, now called Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate. Additionally, a free upgrade of MK11 for PS5 and Xbox Series X was announced, which includes: enhanced visuals, 4K resolution, crossplay, and reduced load times. 

October 7th, 2020
Mortal Kombat 11 New Character Reveal Tomorrow

On Twitter, NetherRealm Studios posted a short teaser confirming a big announcement tomorrow (October 8th, 2020 at 8:00am CDT). The cinematic teaser shows a Takartan (a member of Baraka's race) fearfully running away from something in a jungle. In case you're not up on the latest leaks (*Spoiler ahead)... fans have been speculating that the Takartan is being chased by none other than Rambo - possibly MK11's next guest character. 

October 6th, 2020
Mortal Kombat 4 Endings Remade in Unreal Engine 4

Old school fighting game fans will remember many of the classic 3D Mortal Kombat games had more than a few rough edges... and were not nearly as polished as the modern games we know today. Back in 1998, Mortal Kombat 4's console version endings were notoriously awful... but in recent times, fans have come to appreciate these endings for their humor. For reasons unbeknownst to man, a YouTuber has remade several MK4 endings using Unreal Engine 4. 

Throwback Article ▸  Jan. 2020
Pro TaeKwonDo Competition in South Korea Uses TEKKEN Style Life Bars to Keep Score

Point-based martial arts competitions can be difficult to follow for casual spectators. The official Korea TaeKwondo Association recently debuted an impressive new piece of technology which implements "fighting game style" life bars (most closely resembling TEKKEN's) into a live martial arts tournament. Wearable sensors on each competitor's chest and head gear deduct points from their life bar on the big screen - all in real time! 

October 3rd, 2020
Breakers Collection Coming to PS4, PC, XB1 & Switch in 2021

Originally slated for a 2020 release, Breakers Collection an online-enabled "2-pack" for modern consoles containing ports of original Breakers (1996) & Breakers Revenge (1998), will now be coming to PS4, PC, XB1, and Switch in 2021. QUByte released a new trailer for the retro compilation package. 

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