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December 29th, 2021
Guilty Gear Vinyl OST Available for Pre-order Jan. 3rd, 2022

In association with Arc System Works, Channel 3 Records announced an official vinyl soundtrack collection for the first-ever Guilty Gear fighting game originally released on PlayStation 1 in 1998. The collectible vinyl edition of the soundtrack is limited to 1000 copies and comes in one of the 3 variant sleeve arts available. Pre-orders will go live on January 3rd, 2022. See a preview of the official cover artwork, inside:

December 23rd, 2021
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Launching in March 2022 w/o Rollback Netcode, Atlus Confirms

Earlier this month, Atlus announced PS3-era anime fighting game classic, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, is getting a rerelease on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. This week's issue of Famitsu confirmed the upcoming P4U2 port will not, however, include the FGC-demanded "new standard" of Rollback Netcode when it launches next year.

December 22nd, 2021
Maxima Revealed for The King of Fighters XV

SNK announced the newest addition to The King of Fighters 15 roster with a new reveal trailer tonight. Another veteran character returning from the prequel, KOF14, Maxima joins his old comrades K' and Whip to form "Team K'". Maxima's 1-minute gameplay trailer runs through some of his special moves, combos, and Climax super. Also see Maxima's official character render + 4 HD screenshots inside:

December 22nd, 2021
EVO Announces Rick "TheHadou" Thiher as New GM

Evolution Championship Series (EVO) announced today the appointment of Combo Breaker organizer, Rick "TheHadou" Thiher, as its new General Manager going forward. In his new role, Rick will be responsible for overseeing the strategic vision and direction for EVO as well as the day-to-day operations. Rick will also continue as Event Director for Combo Breaker.

December 21st, 2021
Fatal Fury Series Retrospective Video by Matt McMuscles

YouTuber and fighting game historian Matt McMuscles recently put together an excellent 50-minute documentary all about SNK's influential Fatal Fury series. Kicking off in 1991, Fatal Fury introduced some very innovative ideas and characters to the fighting game universe. Matt's video retrospective is a great watch and covers many of Fatal Fury's distinguishing qualities, including its focus on storyline, memorable characters...

December 20th, 2021
Android 21 (Lab Coat) Coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ

During Jump Festa 2022, Bandai Namco Europe revealed a new playable character is coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ. However, it's not an entirely new character. The upcoming DLC will be the human-form "Lab Coat" version of Android 21, who is already playable as her Majin form. Interestingly, Android 21 debuted wearing her lab coat, before fans knew about her Majin abilities. Check out her reveal trailer inside:

December 19th, 2021
DNF Duel Releasing Summer 2022, New Characters Teased

Today, on the final day of the Dungeon Fighter Duel open beta, Nexon officially announced DNF Duel's release window is Summer 2022. Additionally, a new cinematic trailer teases even more new characters are on the way to DNF Duel's roster, including Ghostblade and Female Mechanic. The new trailer previews Ghostblade's intro cinematic and Awakened Skill.

December 17th, 2021
DNF Duel Gameplay System Explanation Videos

Earlier today, Neople shared movelists for all 10 playable characters of the Dungeon Fighter Duel open beta. Now available on YouTube are four gameplay system explanation videos which outline the following: About HP, About MP, About Conversion, and Basic Actions. Each video is about half a minute long and cover the very basics of how to play DNF Duel.

December 17th, 2021
DNF Duel Official Movelists for All 10 Fighters, Rollback Netcode Confirmed

The open beta for Dungeon Fighter Duel kicks off later today on PS5 and PS4. To prepare beta participants, Neople released official movelists for all 10 playable characters featured in this weekend's beta. Additionally, the publisher finally confirmed DNF Duel does support Rollback Netcode. Nexon mentioned that they will also release "four types" of system explanation videos soon. Stay tuned!

December 16th, 2021
DNF Duel Crusader Gameplay Reveal

The 10th playable character of DNF Duel is upon us. The Crusader class brings Holy strength and a huge hammer to battle. His official trailer description from Nexon is as follows: "The agent of God has arrived! Watch the Crusader deliver Lemidios's will through holy strength and purpose in his gameplay video!" 

December 16th, 2021
KOF 15 Climax Super Special Moves Compilation Video

The 2nd open beta for The King of Fighters XV is inbound this weekend (Dec. 17-20). To continue the hype of the upcoming open beta, SNK released an official Climax Super Special Moves compilation video. The video showcases every Climax Super Special Move from each of the 8 playable fighters in the upcoming beta. SNK's new video shows the entirety of each super move, which you might remember were "cut-off" midway...

December 16th, 2021
DNF Duel Kunoichi Class Gameplay Trailer

Arc System Works and Nexon have revealed the 9th playable character of Dungeon Fighter Duel. The Kunoichi is a female ninja class that brings fiery tricks and agility to battle. Check out Kunoichi's reveal trailer inside. The official description from Nexon is as follows: "Watch the Kunoichi's mastery of both flame and Ninjutsu prove to her foes why she is the true successor of the Fire Arts!"

December 15th, 2021
BlazBlue: Central Fiction Steam Patch Notes

Arc System Works released a new patch for BlazBlue: Central Fiction on Steam. This update includes the Rollback Netcode implementation, along with additional screen resolution support, new screen aspect ratio settings, Spectator Mode improvements, a new version of the opening movie, reduced size of game assets, and other bug fixes. See the full patch notes inside:

December 14th, 2021
Dungeon Fighter Duel Vanguard Gameplay Reveal

Tonight, Arc System Works and Nexon revealed the eighth playable character of Dungeon Fighter Duel. The "Vanguard" class brings his Demonic Lance to the battle with incredible finesse. It's another 38-second teaser trailer, but one that makes up for its brevity with the stunning animation and cool martial arts prowess of DNF Duel's Vanguard.

December 14th, 2021
DNF Duel Dragon Knight Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Hot on the heels of the Dungeon Fighter Duel open beta announcement and Hitman class gameplay reveal trailer, Arc System Works and Nexon have already released yet another character trailer for DNF Duel. "She who commands the battlefield atop a dragon has arrived!" Dragon Knight is the seventh character class revealed for DNF Duel.

December 14th, 2021
Granblue Fantasy Versus Adds Vira & Avatar Belial

Cygames announced the latest playable characters, Vira and Avatar Belial, will join the Granblue Fantasy Versus roster on December 14th (today) as part of the 2.70 patch. The latest GBVS trailer shows off new gameplay of Vira and the new "powered up" version of Belial. Additionally, the 2.70 update will add the new random select character Lunalu...

December 14th, 2021
SNK Releases New KOF 15 Krohnen Gameplay Trailer

Last week, SNK revealed KOF15 newcomer "Krohnen" during The Game Awards '21 with a brief trailer that also announced the second open beta. SNK dropped an additional gameplay trailer for Krohnen which offers a closer look at the character, showing off story mode footage, combos, and additional gameplay. Watch Krohnen's second gameplay trailer inside the updated article!

December 13th, 2021
Dungeon Fighter Duel Open Beta Coming to PS5 / PS4 This Weekend, Hitman Gameplay Reveal Trailer

It's NOT just another character trailer this time! After weeks of nothing but new character trailers, Nexon and Arc System Works dropped some actual Dungeon Fighter Duel news (in addition to another new character trailer)! An open beta test for Dungeon Fighter Duel was announced and will take place this weekend on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 from December 17th-20th.

December 10th, 2021
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC in March 2022

During The Game Awards 2021, Atlus announced Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Originally released in 2014 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax was the sequel to Persona 4 Arena, adding several new characters, modes, and updating the story. Fans of P4U can look forward to picking up the game on modern platforms when it drops on March 17th, 2022.

December 9th, 2021
The King of Fighters XV New Character "Krohnen" and 2nd Open Beta Announced

During The Game Awards 2021, SNK released a new King of Fighters XV trailer revealing a new character named "Krohnen". Old school KOF fans will notice Krohnen uses several moves and animations inspired by KOF 2001's K9999. Additionally, SNK announced a second open beta test which will begin on December 17th and run through the 20th.

December 7th, 2021
UDON Comics Announces Darkstalkers: Morrigan #1 Coming in March 2022, Fan Art Competition

UDON Entertainment announced a new one-shot Darkstalkers comic book starring everyone's favorite succubus, Morrigan Aensland. Releasing in March 2022, Darkstalkers: Morrigan #1 will be written by Street Fighter and Darkstalkers comic writer Ken Siu-Chong and illustrated by Panzer. In addition, UDON announced a Darkstalkers fan art competition with the winners being included inside the Darkstalkers: Morrigan #1 comic.

December 6th, 2021
DNF Duel "Ranger" Class Gameplay Trailer

Arc System Works just released the fifth character reveal trailer for Dungeon Fighter Duel. A versatile gunslinger, the "Ranger" class of DNF Duel demonstrates a portion of his moveset in the latest gameplay trailer. "The outlaw of the wastelands" shows off several gunslinging techniques which are comparable to the likes of Dante from Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, but Ranger definitely has his own style.

December 6th, 2021
Rollback Netcode Update Coming to BlazBlue: Central Fiction and BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

Moments before the announcement of Baiken's return to Guilty Gear -STRIVE-, Arc System Works made another surprise announcement regarding a series we haven't seen in the spotlight in a while. BlazBlue: Central Fiction and BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will both receive a Rollback Netcode enhancement on PlayStation 4 and Steam to upgrade online play. A public beta test for BBCF begins today on Steam!

December 5th, 2021
Baiken Revealed as Guilty Gear STRIVE's 4th DLC Character

To close out CEO 2021 following the conclusion of the Guilty Gear STRIVE grand finals, a new teaser trailer from Arc System Works confirmed Baiken will return to the series as the fourth DLC character of Season Pass 1. Baiken's early reveal trailer doesn't show any gameplay yet, but does preview a new (and very fitting) Japan stage and some of her in-game cinematics.

December 5th, 2021
Next Skullgirls Character Revealed, New Umbrella Gameplay

During finals day of CEO 2021 this Sunday, Autumn Games dropped a new trailer for Skullgirls: 2nd Encore showing off brand new gameplay of upcoming DLC character Umbrella. The new trailer shows a nearly-finished version of Umbrella, detailing her gameplay style and "feeding Hungern" gimmick. The very end of the trailer reveals the next Skullgirls DLC character coming in 2022, Black Dahlia.

December 5th, 2021
Incredible Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Fan Animation

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is an immortal and timelessly influential title in fighting game history. Some consider it the peak of 2D fighting games. Not only for its deep technical gameplay and memorable characters, but its brilliant and refined animation quality. A 2D animator who goes by "Kathan" just posted a gorgeous animation tribute to SFIII: 3rd Strike and... it's a MUST WATCH.

December 4th, 2021
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown x Yakuza Collaboration Costumes Arrive December 7th

Sega announced a new DLC pack coming to Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown featuring collaboration costumes from the Yakuza series. The new content includes 19 Yakuza-inspired costumes, 20 BGM tracks from the Yakuza series, 650 other customization items, and more for a modest $9.99. Sega released a new trailer today announcing the new Yakuza collaboration content.

December 4th, 2021
DNF Duel Striker Character Gameplay Trailer

The fourth character reveal trailer for Arc System Works' next 2D fighting game Dungeon Fighter Duel debuted today, December 4th. An agile and speedy female martial artist of the "Striker" class shows off her sharp techniques in the latest DNF Duel gameplay trailer.

December 3rd, 2021
SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy Female Terry Bogard Kotobukiya Statue Coming in 2023, KOF '98 Mai Shiranui Preview

"Female Terry Bogard," a character from 2018's SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy is officially getting the Kotobukiya statue treatment! The "Fatal Cutie" is coming to Kotobukiya's Bishoujo statue line sometime in 2023, and we have brand new official artwork from Shunya Yamashita as an early preview of what the statue will look like.

December 2nd, 2021
DNF Duel Grappler Character Gameplay Trailer

The third character reveal trailer for Arc System Works' next 2D fighting game Dungeon Fighter Duel has been released. Master of the Black Pearl Ring martial arts, the "Grappler" class shows off a variety of shoto-like techniques in the latest 38-second gameplay trailer for DNF Duel.

November 30th, 2021
KOF 15 "Omega Edition" Physical Collectors Edition Announced

Publishers Koch Media announced a physical Collectors Edition for The King of Fighters XV on Twitter today. KOF15 "Omega Edition" includes the following content: a 119-page artbook, soundtrack CD, 3 lithographs, special slipcase, Team Pass 1 DLC, Terry & Leona costumes DLC, and a physical copy of the game (PS5, PS4, or Xbox). Take a look at the official promo image of KOF15 Omega Edition, inside:

November 30th, 2021
DNF Duel Inquisitor Character Gameplay Trailer

Today, Arc System Works and Nexon revealed the second character-focused gameplay trailer for Dungeon Fighter Duel. Known as "the enforcer of divine punishment," the Inquisitor is a female warrior who wields a massive battle axe and uses fire-based special attacks. 

November 29th, 2021
SFV: Champion Edition Luke Release Trailer

The fifth and final DLC character for Street Fighter V: Champion Edition, Luke, is now available for download on PlayStation Network and Steam. In case you haven't gotten the chance to try him out yet, Luke's release trailer provides full demonstration of his moveset, including his basic combos, V-Skills, V-Triggers, Critical Art, and more.

November 28th, 2021
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Happy Chaos Starter Guide

Tonight, Arc System Works posted the official starter guide video for Guilty Gear STRIVE's 18th combatant who joins the roster on November 30th, Happy Chaos. A gunslinger with a variety of long-range tools, Happy Chaos's moveset shares some similarities with another gun-user from the series, Elphelt.  In addition to the Tension gauge, Happy Chaos players will also have to manage two other meters: Ammo and Concentration.

November 27th, 2021
Lilith Aensland Darkstalkers Kotobukiya Bishoujo Statue Preview

Joining Morrigan Aensland and Felicia, Lilith was confirmed by Kotobukiya as the third character statue of their 2021-2022 Darkstalkers / Vampire Bishoujo series. Check out a preview of the statue inside, which will be based on the beautiful design and artwork by Shunya Yamashita. Also, pre-orders for Kotobukiya's previously-revealed Felicia statue are now live!

November 26th, 2021
DNF Duel Berserker Character Gameplay Trailer

Last week, publisher Nexon shared the second official gameplay trailer for upcoming Arc System Works-developed 2D fighter, Dungeon Fighter Duel. The first-ever character-based gameplay trailer for DNF Duel has now been released, showing some additional gameplay and highlighting the "Berserker" class. "The Berserker overpowers his foes with the energy of his own lifeblood."

November 24th, 2021
Angel Revealed for The King of Fighters XV

Tonight, SNK revealed the 35th playable character of the The King of Fighters 15's base roster, Angel. Originally debuting in KOF2001, Angel also made an appearance in the prequel, KOF14 her first official appearance in a video game that uses 3D graphics. Angel's KOF15 appearance and costume hasn't altered very much from her earlier appearances. In her official KOF15 trailer, Angel shows off many of her distinguishing moves...

November 23rd, 2021
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Fall Update 2021, Luke Showcase and Release Date!

Today, Capcom streamed their Street Fighter V Fall Update 2021 showcasing brand new footage of Season 5's final DLC character, Luke. Street Fighter V Art Director Takayuki Nakayama and Producer Shuhei Matsumoto hosted the digital event for one final SFV Season 5 presentation. The stream began with new Bengus story artwork featuring Luke, hinting at some of the relationships he has with series veterans (including Guile).

November 23rd, 2021
TEKKEN 7 Original and Definitive Editions Announced

Bandai Namco announced two new editions of TEKKEN 7, including a "Definitive" Edition containing ALL of the game's DLC characters. The "Originals" Edition features 12 of the game's DLC characters (only omitting 3rd party guest characters), and the Season 3 Frame Data feature DLC. The Definitive Edition includes ALL DLC characters and everything included in the Season Passes 1-4. Bandai Namco also released a trailer for the announcement.

November 22nd, 2021
Dungeon Fighter Duel Second Official Gameplay Trailer

Back in December of 2020, we got the first look at a new 2.5D fighting game being developed by Arc System Works, called Dungeon Fighter Duel (or DNF Duel for short). Based on the 16-year-old Dungeon and Fighter RPG franchise, The game is being published by Nexon and developed by Arc System Works, Neople, and Eighting. Details on the project remain scarce, but the second gameplay trailer for DNF Duel was officially revealed!

November 22nd, 2021
KOF: All-Star x Guilty Gear Xrd REV2 Baiken, Dizzy, I-No & Ramlethal Gameplay Trailers

Last week, the King of Fighters: All-Star x Guilty Gear crossover was announced and we got to check out official gameplay trailers for Sol-Badguy and May. Over the past 24 hours, Netmarble released the gameplay trailers for the remaining Guilty Gear cast crossing over into The King of Fighters: All-Star. Without further ado, enjoy watching the official gameplay trailers for Baiken, Dizzy, I-No, and Ramlethal, inside!

November 21st, 2021
Riot Games Reveals New Project L Gameplay and Details

Two years ago, Riot Games announced they began development on a 2D fighting game based on the League of Legends series. A brand new gameplay trailer for Project L shows off their progress and reveals the game will be a 2V2 tag-team fighting game with assists, simple controls, and a priority on quality netcode. The new trailer also previews several of the game's characters and combo system.

November 20th, 2021
Fighters Gen Podcast - Episode 9: TEKKENOLOGY Part III

Hi guys, TFG Webmaster here. The Fighters Generation Podcast (Episode 9) is now available on Patreon! In Part III of my "TEKKENOLOGY" series, I pick up from the previous episode where I covered the innovative technology introduced by the TEKKEN 5 / TEKKEN 5: Dark Resurrection arcade machine. TEKKEN 6 was an influential game in its own right, and an important stepping stone in the series.

November 19th, 2021
King of Fighters: All-Star x Guilty Gear Xrd REV2 Gameplay Trailers for Sol-Badguy and May

The King of Fighters: All-Star has seen a plethora of crossovers and guest characters from the likes of TEKKEN, WWE, Dead or Alive, Samurai Shodown, Seven Deadly Sins... and now... Guilty Gear! Netmarble just released the KOF: All-Star gameplay trailers for Sol-Badguy and May, showing off what they can do in the mobile RPG beat-em-up!

November 19th, 2021
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Luke Concept Artwork

Ahead of next Tuesday's Street Fighter V Fall Update digital event, Capcom shared brand new concept illustrations of upcoming Season 5 newcomer, Luke. The new concept art gives a closer look at Luke's default costume, in addition to two of his alternate costumes. We'll likely learn much more about the inspirations behind Luke's design in the Fall Update stream next week.

November 18th, 2021
The King of Fighters 15 Team Ikari Storyline Details

Team Ikari, based on SNK's Ikari Warriors series, has been a mainstay in the KOF saga since the very beginning. On the official KOF 15 website, SNK just shared the written storyline details for Team Ikari consisting of Ralf Jones, Clark Still, and Leona Heidern. Having been comrades for a very long time, the trio have a lot of history together and even cross over into the Metal Slug universe.

November 17th, 2021
SFV: Champion Edition Luke Showcase Announced for Nov. 23rd

Capcom announced an upcoming Street Fighter V: Champion Edition "Fall Update" digital event which will be live on the official Capcom Fighters stream next Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 (3:00pm PST). The stream will showcase a gameplay demonstration and a behind-the-scenes look at the game's fifth and final DLC character of Season 5, Luke.

November 17th, 2021
KOF XV Open Beta Download Live, Character Movelists

The upcoming open beta client for The King of Fighters XV is now available for early download on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. In preparation for the beta going live this weekend (November 19th-20th), SNK shared the movelists for all 8 playable characters in the demo. The 8 playable characters are: Chizuru, Dolores, Chris, Yashiro, Shermie, Shun'ei, Kyo, and Iori. Take a look at official movelists for all 8 characters inside!

November 16th, 2021
KOF x Guilty Gear Crossover Begins November 23rd

A "King of Fighters x Guilty Gear" collaboration was officially announced for mobile game The King of Fighters: All-Star back in Sept. 2020. Today, Netmarble confirmed the crossover event will begin on November 23rd and features 6 playable Guilty Gear characters, a special story mode, collab. dungeon, login bonuses, and free playable fighter Sol-Badguy. Netmarble also shared some new character art to celebrate the crossover!

November 13th, 2021
Happy Chaos Revealed for Guilty Gear -STRIVE-

Tonight, Arc System Works revealed the third DLC character for Guilty Gear -STRIVE- during this weekend's Red Bull Kumite event. The mysterious gunslinger known as "Happy Chaos" originally appeared in STRIVE's story mode (although his name was first mentioned in Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2) and will make his way to the roster on November 30th for Season Pass holders. Check out his gameplay reveal trailer and HD character art, inside!

November 11th, 2021
Samurai Shodown Figure Line by Beast Kingdom Announced, Jubei Yagyu Preview

Beast Kingdom announced a new series of Samurai Shodown action figures from their "Dynamic 8ction Heroes" line which begins with iconic series veteran (no, actually not Haohmaru this time)... Jubei Yagyu! Beast Kingdom is known for their highly poseable 8-inch action figures with a focus on detail, durability, and realism. Check out preview photos and full details on Beast Kingdom's Jubei Yagyu figure, inside:

November 11th, 2021
Arc System Works Teases Next Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Character

Arc System Works confirmed the third DLC character for Guilty Gear -STRIVE- will be announced this Saturday during the Bull Kumite in Las Vegas, Nevada! Replying to Red Bull Gaming's tweet regarding the players competing in the Guilty Gear -STRIVE- tournament this weekend, Arc System Works posted a new mystery silhouette of the upcoming character. Who could it be?

November 10th, 2021
The King of Fighters XV Whip Gameplay Reveal Trailer, Character Render & Screenshots

Tonight, SNK dropped the latest gameplay trailer for The King of Fighters XV which reveals the return of KOF XIV's first DLC character, Whip. The KOF '99 veteran shows off some familiar long-range special moves and animations that she has become known for over the years. Watch Whip's official gameplay reveal trailer and check out Whip's character render along with 5 HD screenshots, inside:

November 9th, 2021
SNK Teases Next KOF XV Character Silhouette, Trailer Tomorrow

After a couple weeks of no character reveals, tonight SNK confirmed a new King of Fighters XV character will be revealed tomorrow (Nov. 10th) and shared a new mystery character silhouette on Twitter. However, KOF series veterans will likely figure out who the silhouette belongs to in under 2 seconds. The distinctive weapon and hairstyle makes this character silhouette an easy guess for returning KOF players...

November 8th, 2021
Fighting Game Artist Profiles Update: Harumaru

TFG's Fighting Game Artist Profiles feature has just been updated with another influential illustrator of the genre. Harumaru is a female artist who worked at Capcom from 1998-2000. She is famed for being the lead artist of Strider 2 and created promotional artwork for several hit Capcom fighting games, including: Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Project Justice, and Capcom Vs. SNK.

November 8th, 2021
KOF 15 Isla, Dolores & Heidern Idle Stances, Victory Poses

On Twitter, SNK shared a new video for The King of Fighters XV highlighting Team Rival's idle stances and victory poses. While Heidern's idle stance animation was recycled from The King of Fighters XIV, newcomers Isla and Dolores (expectedly) show off brand new and unique idle stances to the series. In fact, the KOF15 newcomers' idle animations aren't what you'd call "typical" and feature a variety of charismatic poses in sequence.

November 4th, 2021
The King of Fighters 15 Team Rival Storyline Details

While SNK didn't reveal any new KOF15 characters this week, the company shared the official storyline details for "Team Rival" consisting of Heidern and the game's two female newcomers, Isla and Dolores. A peculiar team at first glance, Team Rival's storyline shines some light on the backstory of Isla, with Heidern and Dolores searching for her and requesting she join them to form the team.

November 3rd, 2021
Street Fighter V Reaches 6 Million Sales Worldwide, New Edition with All Characters DLC Announced for Japan

Capcom announced Street Fighter V has achieved over 6 million worldwide sales since its original launch back in 2016 technically making it the second best-selling title in series history following Street Fighter II's 6.3 million sold on SNES. However, the 6 million includes all versions of SFV, from the original version to Arcade Edition and Champion Edition.

November 2nd, 2021
KOF 15 Dolores Concept Art, Commentary by Tomohiro Nakata

Last week, SNK revealed the second newcomer introduced in The King of Fighters XV, Dolores. On Twitter this week, SNK shared official concept artwork of Dolores which includes additional commentary from lead designer Tomohiro Nakata. Nakata's commentary shines some light on Dolores's playstyle, including her projectile game, command throw, and more.

October 31st, 2021
Rage of the Dragons Coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, XB1, and Nintendo Switch

Based on the Double Dragon series, Rage of the Dragons is a 2D tag-team fighting game developed by Brezzasoft, Noise Factory, and Evoga Entertainment and published by SNK. The game originally released for arcades / NeoGeo in September 2002 and features 16 characters. QUByte Interactive announced they are bringing ROTD to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

October 29th, 2021
TEKKEN 7 Legendary Edition Announced for Europe, Contains 8 out of 15 DLC Characters

Bandai Namco announced TEKKEN 7: Legendary Edition for Europe, coming November 12th to select retailers. This physical edition includes the base game along with 8 out of 15 DLC characters. If for some reason you still don't already own one of the greatest 3D fighting games ever made, this package seems like a fairly convenient way for newcomers to finally dive into TEKKEN 7.

October 29th, 2021
Breakers Collection Closed Beta Coming to Steam January 2022

Originally announced way back in August '19, Breakers Collection is a digital compilation containing two cult-classic NeoGeo 2D fighting games: Breakers (1996) and Breakers Revenge (1998). Developer QUByte Interactive has been quiet about the game over the past year the project presumably being delayed due to Covid-19, but the developers have finally come out of the shadows to announce a closed beta for Jan. 2022 and released a new trailer.

October 28th, 2021
KOF XV Dolores Extended Gameplay Trailer

Following the reveal of King of Fighters 15 newcomer Dolores during Sony's State of Play event yesterday, SNK shared an extended look at the character on their official YouTube channel. Dolores's extended trailer provides a closer look at her moveset, combos, earth-themed special moves, MAX super, and theme song.

October 27th, 2021
The King of Fighters XV PS4 / PS5 Open Beta Test Coming in November, New Character Dolores Revealed

During Sony's State of Play stream, SNK announced an open beta test for The King of Fighters XV will be held on PS4 and PS5 from November 19th-22nd. In addition to the open beta announcement, today's new KOF XV trailer reveals the identity of the second female newcomer of KOF XV, Dolores. The trailer briefly shows some gameplay of Dolores and highlights the features of the upcoming KOF XV open beta.

October 27th, 2021
Behind The Scenes Concept Artwork of SFV:CE's Ryu and Chun-Li Breast Cancer Charity Costumes

Earlier this month, Capcom released two Street Fighter V: Champion Edition charity costumes for Ryu and Chun-Li in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Players can pick up either costume for $5.99 or both for $9.99, with all proceeds (and a minimum of $25,000) going towards breast cancer research. Today, Capcom shared behind-the-scenes concept artwork for each of the charity costumes.

October 21st, 2021
Rumor: New Killer Instinct in Development at Microsoft

Back in 2013, iconic 2D fighting game franchise Killer Instinct was rebooted by Double Helix (later Iron Galaxy) releasing exclusively on Xbox One and later brought to PC. The game was well-received by critics and fighting game fans alike, and even had an impressive run in esports and the tournament scene. A hot-off-the-presses rumor suggests that a brand new Killer Instinct game is in development at Microsoft.

October 21st, 2021
SNK Shares KOF 15 Art of Fighting Team Storyline

SNK didn't reveal a new character trailer for The King of Fighters XV this week, but did post up a new storyline for a veteran team of the series. The official KOF15 story for "Team Art of Fighting" consisting of Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, and King is now live on the official website. Garou: Mark of the Wolves fans might appreciate that Marco Rodriguez gets a mention in Team AOF's story.

October 18th, 2021
KOF '98: Ultimate Match Final Edition Steam Rollback Beta Test Begins October 19th

SNK's latest classic fighting game to be revived and enhanced with Rollback Netcode is none other than the best version of The King of Fighters '98... KOF '98: Ultimate Match Final Edition. Indeed, it's a title with a lot of words... but it has even more playable characters. (46 to be exact!) A beta test to roll out the new feature on Steam officially begins tomorrow, Monday, October 19th, 2021.

October 16th, 2021
NY Chinatown Fair Arcade Documentary by Red Bull Gaming

Red Bull Gaming uploaded a short (but sweet) video documentary on the history of the iconic Chinatown Fair arcade. Like many other arcades across the country, New York's Chinatown Fair was a meeting place and battleground for many old school members of the FGC. The video doc features commentary by several FGC veterans, including: Arturo "Sabin" Sanchez, Chris "Kreymore" Landon, Josh "Nerdjosh" Jodoin, and Joe "LI Joe" Ciaramelli.

October 14th, 2021
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Version 1.10 Full Patch Notes

Tomorrow (October 15th), Arc System Works is rolling out a major Guilty Gear -STRIVE- update that will tweak the universal gameplay mechanics and bring along a plethora of new character balance changes for the entire roster. The full patch notes for Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Version 1.10 are now live on the official website, detailing all of the incoming changes players can expect.

October 13th, 2021
Heidern KOF 15 Gameplay Reveal Trailer, Screenshots

While KOF series veteran Heidern was confirmed for the game a while back via the official box artwork for The King of Fighters XV, SNK officially announced Heidern and shared his gameplay reveal trailer tonight. Previously appearing as a DLC character in The King of Fighters 14, Heidern retains many of his attacks and animations from the prequel but also shows off some new tech.

October 13th, 2021
Fighters Gen Podcast - Episode 8: ENTER MUSHIN

No, not M.U.G.E.N... "Mushin" is a clear mental state achieved by masters of martial arts and some artists. TFG Webmaster here. As an artist and former martial arts teacher of 20 years, I wanted to talk about the philosophy of Mu-shin or "mind without mind" in my latest podcast. Not only can this be incorporated into fighting games and the creation of art, but it can strengthen your mind in tough situations.

October 12th, 2021
SNK Reveals Next KOF 15 Character Silhouette, New Trailer Coming Tomorrow Night

Tonight, SNK posted a new mystery character silhouette to hype up the latest The King of Fighters XV gameplay trailer, which will be dropping tomorrow night! Judging from past official artworks including the final box artwork for the game observant fans may already have a pretty good idea who this might be.

October 12th, 2021
KOF 15 K' Concept Art, Commentary by Tomohiro Nakata

SNK debuted the KOF XV gameplay reveal trailer for returning character K' during Tokyo Game Show 2021. This week SNK shared official concept artwork of K', featuring some additional commentary from lead designer Tomohiro Nakata. Nakata's commentary offers some insight into K's gameplay updates, including his new combos involving his Ein Trigger.

October 9th, 2021
Capcom Vs. Osamu Tezuka "Tokyo Edition" Features New Illustrations by Various Artists

In Fall 2020, a historic crossover event between Capcom and Osamu Tezuka took form in the way of an exclusive art exhibit held in Takarazuka City, Hyogo, Japan. Recent photos taken by visitors at the new Tokyo location for the event show off brand new Capcom Vs. Osamu Tezuka artwork, including character sketches by iconic fighting game artists such as Bengus, Shinkiro, Kinu Nishimura, and Tamio.

October 7th, 2021
KOF 15 Team Orochi Storyline Details Revealed

SNK has revealed storyline details for one of the teams that old school KOF fans are most excited to see return in The King of Fighters XV, Team Orochi. Formerly known as the "New Face Team," Shermie, Chris, and Yashiro Nanakase were presumed dead following the events of KOF '97. The text-based storyline on the official KOF XV website may leave fans with more questions than answers, however.

October 6th, 2021
SFV: CE Breast Cancer Charity Costumes for Chun-Li & Ryu

Today, Capcom announced two special DLC costumes in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition for Chun-Li and Ryu to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with all proceeds going to breast cancer research. SFV players can support the cause by picking up either costume for $5.99 or both for $9.99. The charity costumes will only be available for a limited time, from October 12th - November 12th, 2021.

October 5th, 2021
Capcom Says PC will be "Main Platform" Going Forward

Many fighting game series have made the transition from being primarily played on consoles to launching on PC / Steam as the "standard". Modern fighting games like Street Fighter V, TEKKEN 7, and Guilty Gear -STRIVE- all have had strong launches on PC, with Steam versions featuring the best visuals, netcode, and mods enhancing the experience and replayability. Capcom's Haruhiro Tsujimoto recently said PC will be Capcom's "main platform"...

October 4th, 2021
Akuma Now Playable in Megaman X DiVE

Last month, Ryu and Chun-Li became playable characters in Capcom Taiwan's action-platform mobile game, Megaman X DiVE. Akuma was originally introduced in Megaman X DiVE as a non-playable boss character, but the "Master of the Fist" is now playable as of this week. Check out Akuma's gameplay reveal trailer and official character artwork, inside:

October 1st, 2021
Bandai Namco Updating Logo and "Purpose" in 2022

Bandai Namco announced they will be updating to a new logo, effective April 2022. The original Bandai Namco logo first appeared in 2005, representing the "fusion" of the two companies. "Our current logo expresses the fusion of Bandai and Namco that was created when the companies integrated. It will be replaced with a new logo that reflects our new purpose."

October 1st, 2021
KOF 15 TGS '21 Day One Combos / Gameplay Roundup

Tokyo Game Show 2021 is upon us, and some lucky members of the fighting game community have gotten a chance to try out The King of Fighters XV. Here's a roundup of DAY 1 combos, match footage, and a replay of SNK's special presentation exhibition tournament featuring top players! In addition to showing off in-game cinematics and combos, these new videos also provide a first look at several characters' alternate colors.

October 1st, 2021
KOF 15 Movelists for all 8 Playable Characters at TGS '21

The first playable version of The King of Fighters XV has been unleashed at Tokyo Game Show 2021, with a lucky few invited to participate in the early build of the game. Even if you're not in attendance at TGS '21, veteran KOF players may be interested to take a look at KOF15 character movelists for all 8 playable characters in the demo, which include: Athena, Iori, Isla, Kyo, Leona, Mai, Shun'ei, and Terry.

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