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December 28th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Ryu Arcade Mode Art by Bengus

We're back from the holiday break! With 2023 nearly upon us and Street Fighter 6 launching only 6 months from now (on June 2nd, 2023), more and more official illustrations from the game's various modes have been surfacing online. On Twitter, Street Fighter 6 director Takayuki Nakayama shared an artwork by Bengus...

December 22nd, 2022
New Street Fighter Pocky Promo Art by Shinkiro

Capcom director Takayuki Nakayama recently shared some brand new Street Fighter Pocky promotional artwork on social media featuring several well-known Street Fighter veterans. The new Street Fighter Pocky character illustrations are done by a legendary fighting game artist that most FG fans will recognize immediately... Toshiaki Mori (Shinkiro)!

December 22nd, 2022
DNF Duel Season Pass, Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced, Ver. 1.09 Patch Notes

Nexon and Arc System Works announced DNF Duel will be getting its first Season Pass which will add 5 new characters to the game in 2023, beginning with the "Spectre" character class. Additionally, the release date for the Nintendo Switch port of DNF Duel was confirmed for April 20th, 2023. Both of these announcements were revealed during...

December 21st, 2022
New SF6 Gameplay of Marisa, Manon, JP, Dee Jay

During a Capcom.tv Japan live stream yesterday, Capcom revealed new gameplay of Street Fighter 6 showcasing all new footage of recently-announced characters: Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa, and JP. The sharp new footage captures each of the newcomers during SF6's snazzy pre-fight / loading versus screen cinematic, revealing...

December 16th, 2022
Athena Asamiya Kotobukiya Statue Arrives June 2023

Kotobukiya unveiled the first photos of their upcoming Athena Asamiya 'Bishoujo' statue based on her well-known appearance from The King of Fighters '98. Based on the iconic art style and illustration by Shunya Yamashita, the new Athena statue stands just under 9" tall and retails around $129.99. Kotobukiya will release the statue in Japan in June 2023...

December 16th, 2022
Storm Collectibles Genjuro Figure Pre-order

Storm Collectibles recently announced their latest Samurai Shodown figure for Genjuro Kibagami is now available for pre-order. Genjuro joins other officially licensed Samurai Shodown figures by Storm such as Rasetsumaru, Haohmaru, and Nakoruru. Genjuro by Storm Collectibles releases in Q3 2023 and comes with a variety of interchangeable items...

December 15th, 2022
New Street Fighter 6 Marisa & JP Gameplay Clips

On Twitter, Capcom shared some new gameplay clips of Street Fighter 6 newcomers Marisa and JP, providing new details on their original fighting styles and strategies. Standing 6'8" and weighing 269 pounds, Marisa is a powerhouse who can even break through an opponent's Drive Impact technique with some of her charged Special Moves.

December 13th, 2022
KOF: All-Star SoulCalibur Collaboration Announced

Bandai Namco's SoulCalibur series is the next crossover event coming to The King of Fighters: All-Star later this month. Netmarble announced 4 playable characters and 2 extra costume versions will be joining KOF: All-Star on December 22nd, 2022, and revealed official artwork for Ivy Valentine, Taki, Seong Mi-Na, and Cassandra...

December 13th, 2022
TEKKEN 7 Update 5.10 Now Live Adds Streaming Mode, Fan Art Panels, New Network Features

Bandai Namco has rolled out the free TEKKEN 7 update today on PC and consoles, adding not only new fan artwork panels to the game but many other surprise features. Streaming Mode is a new TEKKEN 7 network feature that can now be toggled ON or OFF. When ON, Streaming Mode will display character names instead of online opponents' names.

December 11th, 2022
TEKKEN 8 "Heat" Attack System Showcase, Battle Stage Destruction, Jun Confirmed Playable

Following the TEKKEN World Tour 2022 North America Regional Finals for TEKKEN 7, chief producer Katsuhiro Harada and producer Michael Murray debuted some new gameplay footage of TEKKEN 8 and provided some insight into the game's new "Heat" system mechanic. The new footage demonstrates how characters like Jin Kazama, Lars, and Jack-8...

December 11th, 2022
New Street Fighter 6 Manon and Dee Jay Gameplay

Today, Capcom shared some additional gameplay of new Street Fighter 6 character Manon, an expert judoka and fashion model. Her intriguing and original play-style involves uniquely smooth grapple techniques, long-reaching pokes, and some of her movements seem to take inspiration from a sort of "ballet" dance style. The new video...

December 11th, 2022
TEKKEN 7 Sells 10 Million Copies Worldwide

TEKKEN series chief producer Katsuhiro Harada announced today that TEKKEN 7 has surpassed 10 million sales worldwide, continuing the title's reign as the best-selling installment of all time. Since the game's arcade arrival in 2015 and console launch later in 2017, TEKKEN 7 was a breakout success at competitive events and continues...

December 9th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Official Screens of Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa & JP, Pre-order Bonus Trailer

Capcom has released official screenshots of the four new SF6 characters revealed yesterday in Game Awards trailer: Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa, and JP. Additionally, the new "pre-order bonus trailer" reveals new several alternate colors for members of the current roster, in addition to demonstrating even more new gameplay for several of the new fighters!

December 9th, 2022
TEKKEN 8 HD Screenshots & Character Renders

Following the new TEKKEN 8 trailer that debuted at The Game Awards last night, Bandai Namco released 20 official HD screenshots showing the newly-revealed characters in all their glory! The crispy new screens provide a closer look at the new stages and brand new character models that chief producer Katsuhiro Harada previously mentioned...

December 8th, 2022
TEKKEN 8 Game Awards Trailer Confirms King, Paul, Law, Lars, Jack-8, and Jun Kazama

During The Game Awards 2022, Bandai Namco dropped a new TEKKEN 8 trailer confirming the return of several series veterans. While possibly a bit shorter in length than expected, the TEKKEN 8 Game Awards trailer confirms the return of King, Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law, Lars Alexandersson, and Jun Kazama. The new trailer also shows off several new stages and cinematics.

December 8th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Game Awards Trailer Reveals Dee Jay, Manon, Marisa and JP, Release Date Announced

During The Game Awards, Capcom debuted a new Street Fighter 6 trailer officially revealing returning veteran Dee Jay, alongside newcomers: Manon, Marisa, and JP. The latest trailer also confirms Street Fighter 6's release date as June 2nd, 2023. The Game Awards 2022 trailer reveals more than just new characters...

December 8th, 2022
TEKKEN 8 - A Special Message from Harada

Today is the day... TEKKEN 8's upcoming appearance at The Game Awards 2022 has been appropriately hyped up over the past few weeks and months, with TEKKEN fans anxiously awaiting the newest trailer and information. An official TEKKEN 8 video that went live yesterday contains a special message from series producer Katsuhiro Harada...

December 6th, 2022
SNK Shares The Last Blade 25th Anniversary Art

On social media, SNK shared a new celebratory illustration created by TONKO to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the samurai-themed 2D fighting game series, The Last Blade. As one of the most visually impressive and polished 2D fighters to come out on SNK's NeoGeo hardware back in the late 90s, The Last Blade and The Last Blade 2...

December 5th, 2022
Project L New Gameplay of Illaoi, Core Systems Demonstrated in Dev Diary (Video)

Tom Cannon, executive producer for Riot Games' upcoming 2.5D fighter, Project L, alongside game director Shaun Rivera, appears in a new dev diary video which provides the latest in-depth look into Project L's core gameplay and tag-team mechanics. In addition to showing the most gameplay of Project L to date, the new video also showcases the first gameplay...

December 5th, 2022
DNF Duel Adding Spectre, Balance Patch, Switch Version

During the ARCREVO Japan 2022 DNF Duel tournament over the weekend, the developers of DNF Duel dropped two new trailers, one of which confirming a new character is on the way. One of the most fan-requested characters to be added to the game, the "Spectre" class from the Dungeon Fighter Online...

December 1st, 2022
TEKKEN 8 Will Appear at The Game Awards '22

It's been confirmed that a new TEKKEN 8 trailer will debut at next week's live show during The Game Awards '22 taking place December 8th, 2022 at 5:00pm (PST). Last week, we pointed out the subliminal messaging within Game Awards host Geoff Keighley's recent tweet promoting the upcoming live event...

December 1st, 2022
Code Mystics Announces Arcade1Up Killer Instinct Spectating Open Beta

Killer Instinct and Killer Instinct 2 are currently playable online via Arcade1Up's variety of home arcade machines. Code Mystics announced a new "Spectator" feature and open beta for those who play Killer Instinct online on Arcade1Up cabinets, allowing users to watch other matches, set passcodes, and "queue up" to play next.

November 30th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Closed Beta Test #2 Set for Dec. 16-19

Capcom officially announced a second closed beta test for Street Fighter 6 will take place from December 16th-19th, 2022. The Closed Beta Test #2 will feature 8 playable characters, crossplay between PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Steam, and a variety of modes. Capcom also confirmed that those who were invited to the first beta...

November 29th, 2022
Upcoming Street Fighter 6 Merch Feat. Chun-Li, Juri Han and Kimberly Artwork by Persona 5 Designer, LAM

Capcom announced an upcoming Street Fighter 6 promotion revealing new merchandise for Japan featuring character artwork of Chun-Li, Juri Han & Kimberly drawn by Atlus's Persona 5 graphic designer, LAM. The cool collaboration character art will be featured on t-shirts, tapestries, smartphone pockets...

November 29th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 E. Honda Theme Song Released

Following the release of Dhalsim's official theme song exactly one week ago, Capcom has now shared Edmond Honda's theme song for Street Fighter 6 on their main Street Fighter YouTube channel. The new track titled "The Kumadori" is a little over 3 minutes long and sounds perfectly suitable for Street Fighter's iconic Sumo wrestler.

November 29th, 2022
GGST Developer's Backyard Volume 12, Season 2 DLC

Today, Arc System Works released Volume 12 of the Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Developer's Backyard featuring commentary by producer Ken Miyauchi and director Akira Katano. In the blog post, the developers provide more information on the latest Season 2 DLC character Sin Kiske as well as the upcoming DLC release schedule.

November 27th, 2022
JJBA: All-Star Battle R Adds Weather Forecast & Father Pucchi, 2023 DLC Roadmap

Bandai Namco announced new (FREE) DLC characters and content coming to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R including Part 6: Stone Ocean's Weather Forecast (AKA Weather Report) and Father Enrico Pucchi (Final). Both of the new DLC characters will be joining the roster in December 2022. Bandai Namco revealed a roadmap...

November 26th, 2022
Capcom Cup IX Set for February 2023, Marks the End of SFV's Competitive Run

Capcom has announced the official start date for Capcom Cup IX and released a new promotional trailer for the event taking place in early 2023. The trailer and official announcement makes it clear that Capcom Cup IX will mark the "end" of Street Fighter V's competitive run, as the main focus will be transitioning to Street Fighter 6 in 2023.

November 25th, 2022
Fall Guys Street Fighter Costumes Coming Nov. 26th

Mediatonic's free-to-play multiplayer platform battle royale game, Fall Guys, will be getting Street Fighter character costumes starting on November 26th, 2022. Players will be able to transform their chubby character avatar into Ryu, Akuma, and Cammy White seen in the recently leaked promo artwork, screenshots, and trailer.

November 24th, 2022
Team Ninja Director Clarifies Statement on Dead or Alive, Ninja Gaiden "Reboots"

Last weekend during "G-Con x IGC" an event held in Busan, South Korea Team Ninja's Fumihiko Yasuda held a short presentation and briefly talked about future Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja projects. During the presentation, a slide was shown suggesting "reboots" of Team Ninja's Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden series are planned.

November 24th, 2022
Samurai Shodown Rollback Open Beta Begins Jan. 2023

Coinciding with the new KOF XV Season 2 release date info and announcement, SNK confirmed a Samurai Shodown (2019) open beta test for the game's upcoming Rollback Netcode enhancement will take place on Steam in January 2023. Unfortunately, the Samurai Shodown reboot in 2019 was not known for good netcode...

November 23rd, 2022
KOF XV Season 2 and Shingo Yabuki Launch January 2023

On Wednesday night before Thanksgiving here in the U.S., SNK announced The King of Fighters XV will kick off Season 2 with new characters starting in January. SNK's short teaser trailer and promotional image confirms Shingo Yabuki will join the game in January 2023. Following Shingo, in Spring 2023, Kim Kaphwan will join the game's roster.

November 23rd, 2022
TEKKEN 8 Announcement at The Game Awards '22

Earlier this year, Game Awards host Geoff Keighley posted a tweet hinting that a TEKKEN 8 announcement would be made at this year's show in December. Note that this tweet was posted before the official TEKKEN 8 gameplay reveal trailer back in September. Nonetheless, the time seems just about right for another major TEKKEN 8 reveal...

November 22nd, 2022
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Sin Kiske Starter Guide

Sin Kiske was announced yesterday as the second Season 2 character to join Guilty Gear STRIVE's roster. Arc System Works has uploaded their official Sin Kiske starter guide which runs about 5 minutes and includes commentary with plenty of tips on how to play the character effectively.

November 22nd, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Dhalsim Theme Song Released

Today, Capcom unveiled Dhalsim's official theme song for Street Fighter 6 on their main Street Fighter YouTube channel. The new track titled "The Great Sunlight" is 3 minutes in length and naturally suits the fire-breathing Yoga legend with its traditional Indian instruments and sound.

November 21st, 2022
Sin Kiske Announced for Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Season 2

During IGN's live stream today, Arc System Works announced the return of Sin Kiske, who will be joining Guilty Gear STRIVE's roster on November 24th, 2022. Sin Kiske's reveal trailer demonstrates his new far-reaching flag weapon and updated fighting style. Inside, check out Sin's official trailer, character artwork, and screenshots!

November 20th, 2022
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- New Character Reveal Incoming

IGN will be hosting a Guilty Gear -STRIVE- character reveal announcement and let's play session on November 21st, 2022 tomorrow. Arc System Works' esports manager Riku Ozawa and producer Ken Miyauchi will be joining IGN's Mitchell Saltzman to reveal and demonstrate Season 2's second new character...

November 19th, 2022
New Street Fighter 6 Story Art by Bengus & Hiroaki

New Street Fighter 6 arcade mode story illustrations by Bengus and Hiroaki Hashimoto were revealed at Capcom's Street Fighter 35th Anniversary Osaka event. Street Fighter 6 director Takayuki Nakayama posted some photos of the new artwork showing story mode illustrations for new characters like Kimberly and Jamie, as well as...

November 16th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Ken Classic Costume HD Screenshots

On Twitter, Capcom showed off several new high resolution Street Fighter 6 screenshots of Ken Masters donning his original red Karate gi his "classic" costume in the game. A few of these screens previously appeared in Game Informer's recent Street Fighter 6 article, but now we can check them out in full HD quality for a closer look.

November 9th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Ken Story Preview, UDON Comic Announced

Game Informer continued their Street Fighter 6 coverage today, offering a new look at Ken's official storyline and story artwork. Game director Takayuki Nakayama and art director Kaname Fujioka sat down with GI to talk about what's going on in Ken's life during the events of Street Fighter 6. Additionally, UDON comics announced...

November 9th, 2022
NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 2 Games List, Trailer

Today, SNK announced the 10 games featured in NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Volume 2. The compilation, now available on Steam and Nintendo Switch, now has an official trailer which briefly shows gameplay of each retro NeoGeo Pocket Color title. Among these are SNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash, one of the most popular games on the system.

November 8th, 2022
New Street Fighter 6 Tidbits via Game Informer

Game Informer posted an exclusive Street Fighter 6 article today revealing several new tidbits of information and visuals for Capcom's upcoming 2D fighting game, including a new Ken Masters illustration by Goro Tokuda. Additionally, check out the first screenshot of Ken's classic costume and first details on "Dynamic Controls"...

November 9th, 2022
NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 2 Coming Nov. 9th

SNK announced a "second wave" of NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection titles are launching on Steam and Nintendo Switch this Wednesday, November 9th, 2022. Like the first installment which released back in March of last year, NeoGeo Color Pocket Selection Volume 2 will include 10 retro titles originally released for NeoGeo Pocket Color...

November 6th, 2022
EVO Japan 2023 Lineup Adds 3 New Games

Back in August, it was announced that EVO Japan will return as a live event early next year, taking place March 31st through April 2nd, 2023. EVO manager Rick Thiher previously announced EVO Japan 2023's main tournament games will include TEKKEN 7, Guilty Gear -STRIVE-, SFV: Champion Edition, and The King of Fighters XV. Three more games...

November 4th, 2022
Street Fighter 35th Anniversary Art Tribute Digital Book

A new digital art book celebrating Street Fighter's 35th anniversary through fan artwork is now available for free on issuu.com! Proudly presented by Pete Fighter and @StreetFighterLegacy on social media, the "Street Fighter 35th Anniversary Art Tribute" book contains 237 pages filled to the brim with fan illustrations by a huge variety of artists...

November 2nd, 2022
Street Fighter 35th Anniversary Live Concert Announced for Japan, Streaming Worldwide

Capcom announced a first ever Street Fighter live concert event which will take place in Japan on Sunday, January 29th, 2023 to celebrate the series' 35th anniversary. The performers at the event will consist of members of CAP-JAMS, Capcom's "official band" who released tracks in several games, in addition to other musical talent.

October 31st, 2022
Darkstalkers Intro Movie Reanimated by Fan Artist

Happy Halloween 2022! This time of year always feels like an appropriate time to appreciate Capcom's influential Darkstalkers series and its horror-inspired icons (even if we're not getting a new Darkstalkers game anytime soon). Today, a Belgium-based animator who goes by "Michafrar" released a tribute to the Darkstalkers 3 / Vampire Savior intro movie.

October 28th, 2022
TEKKEN 8 Official Steam Page is Now Live

The official Steam page for TEKKEN 8 has gone live, with users now having the ability to add the highly anticipated upcoming 3D fighter to their Steam wishlist. While Steam currently lists TEKKEN 8 as "coming soon" under the release date section, Bandai Namco has yet to announce or confirm a specific release window for the game.

October 28th, 2022
Breakers Collection Launches January 12th, 2023 on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and Steam

After being delayed numerous times since its original announcement back in 2019, Breakers Collection finally has an official release date. QUByte Interactive announced the compilation of two games will launch digitally on January 12th, 2023 on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. Additionally, an online open beta begins November 4th.

October 28th, 2022
Arcade1Up Announces Killer Instinct Pro Series Cabinet

Arcade1Up announced a limited edition Killer Instinct Pro Series Arcade Cabinet. Taking inspiration from the original arcade machine design, the cabinet is 67.5" inches tall, features a 19" IPS monitor, Yamaha Speakers, and more. The Pro Series cabinet will set you back $999.99 and is limited to only 500 copies.

October 24th, 2022
Masahiro Sakurai Talks 3D Animation of Kazuya Mishima in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Masahiro Sakurai, creator of the Smash Bros. series, recently shared an interesting new video analyzing 3D character animation. Kazuya Mishima's triple spin kick in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate cleverly retains an animation technique used in the original TEKKEN games. During Kazuya's spinning kick, his torso "twists" unnaturally, but the motion adds...

October 24th, 2022
DESK Videos Highlight Secret Characters in Street Fighter EX, Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter, and more

YouTube content creator, DESK, recently shared some great videos highlighting the mysterious "secret" characters of classic Capcom fighting games. Among these are: Street Fighter EX, Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter Alpha 2 Gold each one containing 7 to 12 hidden characters with unique abilities.

October 21st, 2022
New Street Fighter 6 Demo will Debut at Capcom's Osaka Exhibit This November

Capcom announced a new Street Fighter 6 demo build will be playable at their upcoming Street Fighter 35th Anniversary Exhibit taking place next month in Osaka, Japan. The exhibit will be open from November 18th through December 25th, where attendees will be able to try out the newest build of the game. Capcom will likely be announcing a new character...

October 18th, 2022
New Street Fighter 35th Anniversary Artwork

Capcom recently updated their official Street Fighter 35th anniversary website with new celebratory illustrations by several artists. Among these is a charming new illustration that captures the spirit of Okami (2006) done by the game's lead artist, Kenichiro Yoshimura.

October 13th, 2022
Ed Boon Talks 30 Years of Mortal Kombat

This month officially marks the 30th anniversary of the Mortal Kombat franchise the first memorably violent 2D fighting game originally launching October 8th, 1992 in arcades. Those who were frequent to arcades of the 90s will never forget the level of excitement that the MK series brought to fighting game culture. Ed Boon recently sat down for an interview...

October 12th, 2022
GGXrd Rev 2 Rollback Beta Test Begins October 17th

Arc System Works confirmed the official date for the upcoming rollback netcode beta test for Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- taking place on Steam this month. The public beta will kick off next Monday, October 17th, at 12:00am (PDT). Arc System Works shared full details on the official Steam page.

October 11th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Beta Takeaways / New Videos Roundup

Now that Street Fighter 6's first online beta has concluded, many new players got a chance to try out the game and we've got a plethora of new footage and details to unpack. The majority of players who participated in the beta expressed an overwhelmingly positive opinion of SF6 in terms of modes, user interface, and gameplay...

October 6th, 2022
Street Fighter 6 Challenge Screen Customization Preview

Ahead of the upcoming Street Fighter 6 closed beta this weekend, Capcom revealed a new in-game feature which enables players to customize the challenge screen with unique character portraits, artwork, and effects to spruce up the online experience. Among these are charming retro Street Fighter II-inspired character portraits...

October 4th, 2022
TEKKEN 7 Version 5.01 Full Patch Notes

This morning, Bandai Namco released the full patch notes for the latest TEKKEN 7 update (now available to download) version 5.01. The minor update includes several bug fixes, move property changes for a handful of characters, and even issues a penalty or suspension for online users who have repeatedly engaged in acts that violate the terms of use.

October 3rd, 2022
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Coming to Xbox in Spring 2023, Cross Platform Beta Taking Place October 13th-16th

In Arc System Works' press release today, the company confirmed Guilty Gear STRIVE's cross-platform beta test will take place October 13th through October 16th. Users will have to download a separate application from the game itself to participate in the beta. The upcoming open beta will test the crossplay feature between players on PS5, PS4, and Steam.

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