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May 9th, 2021
Kotobukiya Darkstalkers Morrigan Statue First Look

Earlier this year, Kotobukiya announced new line of Bishoujo statues featuring fighting game characters from Darkstalkers, The King of Fighters '98, and SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. Today, Kotobukiya posted the first 3D renders of the upcoming Morrigan statue based on the awesome art style of Shunya Yamashita. Kotobukiya also shared a cool behind-the-scenes video giving us a look at the creation process of the statue!

May 8th, 2021
Skullgirls Reveals New Character, Umbrella

Back in February, Autumn Games revealed new character Annie as the first upcoming fighter to arrive in the first Season Pass for Skullgirls: 2nd Encore. Joining Annie, Umbrella has been announced as the second fighter to join the roster. Autumn Games provided a gameplay synopsis of Umbrella's play-style along with official character artwork from Alex Ahad and even some animated GIFs of Umbrella.

May 5th, 2021
Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia Revealed for KOF XV

The Invincible Dragon and The Raging Tiger have returned! SNK announced both Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia in their latest King of Fighters XV trailer. The old school Art of Fighting heroes demonstrate their classic fighting styles in the latest KOF XV gameplay. Sorry to break the news like this, Yuri... but SNK also confirmed Ryo, Robert & King will form Team Art of Fighting! Watch the official trailer and check out some new screenshots from SNK, inside:

May 5th, 2021
Latest KOF XV Silhouette Keeps Fans, Artists Guessing

Say what you will about SNK's pace for announcing new KOF XV details... but their posting of weekly mystery silhouettes have been a huge hit with fans on Twitter, generating tons of hype for all the right reasons. SNK fans and artists alike have been posting their own takes on what character (or characters) could be behind the latest silhouette. Even professional artists like HIROAKI have joined the fun by drawing their own ART into the negative space!

May 4th, 2021
Have a Listen to King of Fighters XV Team Orochi BGM

Character theme songs in fighting games are important, y'know! Artistically-speaking... everybody knows the music of a fighting game defines its aura, mood, and even replayability! Since the beginning, many SNK franchises are noted for their memorable and well-orchestrated music. I bet you can think of a few favorite tunes when you read the titles Samurai Shodown, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, or The King of Fighters '97...

May 2nd, 2021
Bandai Namco Shares Early SoulCalibur 6 Concept Artwork & Designs for Xianghua and Maxi

Bandai Namco has shared a variety of new SoulCalibur 6 character concept artwork and early designs via Twitter over the past year, commemorating characters' canon birthdays and other notable dates. The two most recent birthdays to celebrate are Maxi's and Xianghua's... so check out some stunning early concept designs and awesome 2D illustrations from HIROAKI Hashimoto and other Bandai Namco artists with new commentary from the design team!

May 1st, 2021
The King of Fighters XV Main Illustrator Nakata Tomohiro Shows Illustration Process of Shermie

On Twitter, SNK shared a special video showcasing the start-to-finish process of a new Shermie illustration by KOF XV main illustrator, Nakata Tomohiro. The sped-up video (one and a half minutes) lets you see the creation of Tomohiro's Shermie artwork from early sketch to full-color completion. It's definitely worth a watch for artists and fighting game artwork enthusiasts!

April 30th, 2021
Arcana Heart 3 Xtend Update, New Characters Now Available

Arc System Works announced the launch of Arcana Heart 3: LOVEMAX SIXSTARS Xtend, a free update available today on Steam. The Xtend update includes 2 new DLC characters: Pistrix and Dark Heart (available for $5.99 each). The update also includes numerous game adjustments, 2 new stages, an upgraded 16:9 aspect ratio, and more. The base game is currently discounted 67% to $9.89 for Steam's Golden Week Sale.

April 28th, 2021
Fighters Gen Podcast - Episode 3: TEKKEN-OLOGY

Hi guys, TFG Webmaster here... I'm proud to announce The Fighters Generation Podcast - Episode 3 is now available on Patreon! This episode is the first installment of my brand new series called "TEKKEN-OLOGY" beginning with a retrospective look back at the history behind the original trilogy of TEKKEN games. I also share some of my earliest and fondest memories of the 90's arcade days, along with epic PS1 era of fighting games.

April 28th, 2021
Chris Revealed for The King of Fighters XV

After skipping a week for the gameplay reveal of Hibiki in Samurai Shodown, SNK returned to their regularly scheduled KOF XV character reveal tonight! Joining Yashiro and Shermie... final CYS band member, Chris, makes his comeback in KOF XV to round out "Team Orochi". SNK mentioned it's been 19 years since this team has appeared in a mainline KOF game. Watch Chris's gameplay reveal trailer and check out some new HD screenshots, inside:

April 28th, 2021 
SFV Art Director Takayuki Nakayama Takes Guess on Next KOF 15 Silhouette

To continue the KOF15 hype, SNK has been posting a teaser character silhouette on Tuesday evenings ahead of the usual Wednesday night reveals. For three weeks, Street Fighter V Art Director Takayuki Nakayama has tweeted his own "guesses" for each upcoming KOF XV character in an impressively unique way. Nakayama actually takes the time to draw his own artwork into each silhouette!

April 28th, 2021
Samurai Shodown Hibiki Character Render / Colors

Today, The Last Blade 2 heroine (and Capcom Vs. SNK 2 veteran) Hibiki Takane joins Samurai Shodown (2019) as the game's third guest character. To commemorate Hibiki's release in Samurai Shodown, check out her high quality character render from the game. SNK also shared some new HD screenshots showing off Hibiki's four selectable colors.

April 27th, 2021
Guilty Gear STRIVE Open Beta #2 Dates Announced

Arc System Works confirmed the dates for the second Guilty Gear -STRIVE- open beta test which will take place once again on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The next open beta will be available for download starting May 7th (8am PST) and will go live on May 13th (8am PST) through May 16th. Anji Mito and I-NO will now be playable alongside the rest of the initial roster and will feature the English voice cast!

April 27th, 2021
Ryu "Class of '93" Angel Grove Costume Revealed for Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

Earlier this month, Ryu and Chun-Li were announced as upcoming guest characters in Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. In addition to appearing in ranger form as the "Crimson Hawk" Ranger, Ryu will also be getting a "Class of '93" Angel Grove costume with the Street Fighter hero donning his iconic red headband, as well as a snazzy leather jacket and civilian clothing. New trailer + screenshots, inside:

April 26th, 2021
Samurai Shodown Hibiki Takane Moveset Demo

SNK shared a bit more footage of Last Blade 2 guest character, Hibiki Takane, representing her Muso Shinden-Ryu (Iaido) sword style in Samurai Shodown Season 3. Hibiki's "special attacks" trailer is a quick 1-minute watch and shows how her distinctive special moves have translated into SNK's latest 2.5D weapon-based fighting game. Additionally, the trailer previews Hibiki's "Determination in the Dawn" theme song which Last Blade fans will surely recognize.

April 22nd, 2021
Street Fighter x Fist of the North Star: Legends ReVIVE Collaboration Event, Character Artwork

Fist of the North Star: Legends ReVIVE (2019) is a mobile action RPG described as a retelling of the manga's original story. The iOS / Android title has seen a variety of crossovers since its launch (including Virtua Fighter and Baki The Grappler), and has now crossed paths with Capcom's Street Fighter series. The crossover event begins on April 30th and will feature Ryu, Chun-Li, Sakura Kasugano, and M. Bison. More details and official character artwork inside:

April 22nd, 2021
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition Mini Retro Arcade Cabinet Now Available

There are now a wide variety of mini (and full-size) home arcade cabinets on the market. Nostalgic collectors can now play their favorite classic fighting games from the comfort of their own homes, just the way they remember from 80's and 90's arcades. Originally announced at CES 2020, My Arcade announced a new collection of "mini" Micro Player cabs. Their Street Fighter II: Champion Edition mini arcade is a tiny (1/10th scale) working replica of Capcom's original cabinet.

April 21st, 2021
Samurai Shodown Hibiki Reveal Trailer, Screenshots

Tonight, SNK unveiled the Samurai Shodown Season 3 gameplay reveal trailer for The Last Blade 2 veteran, Hibiki Takane! The new trailer runs through her Iaido-based fighting style, with Hibiki retaining many of her classic attacks and special moves from her original series. Hibiki joins Samurai Shodown's roster next Wednesday, April 28th, 2021. Watch Hibiki's official trailer and check out some HD screenshots from SNK, inside:

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