(Quarter 1 - 2017)

March 31st, 2017
Latest Tekken 7 PS4 Build With New Stages & Characters Shown During Tekken Talk Stream

The "TEKKEN Talk" stream for March 2017 took place last night via Twitch. Mark "Markman" Julio was present to debut the newest build of TEKKEN 7, featuring playable Eddy Gordo, Kuma and Panda in gameplay for the first time. Also debuting in gameplay for the first time ever were a bunch of new stages: Geometric Plane, Infinite Azure, Kinder Gym and Arena. In addition, other new stages were selectable but weren't shown off in gameplay yet.

March 30th, 2017
Injustice 2 "It's Good To Be Bad" Trailer Reveals Scarecrow & Captain Cold

DC Entertainment and NetherRealm Studious dropped the latest Injustice 2 trailer today. The "It's Good To Be Bad" trailer reveals Scarecrow and Captain Cold as playable characters, showing off a good amount of gameplay for each character. The trailer also shows off Bane and Gorilla Grodd in action. 

March 30th, 2017
All Four KOF XIV's DLC Characters Available April 5th for $4.99 Each, Version 2.00 Details

Rock Howard, Vanessa, Ryuji Yamazaki, and Whip will become available as King of Fighters XIV DLC in on April 5th for $5.99 each. The KOF XIV version 2.00 update will also include 2 new stages (free), character balance updates, new background music, "action record" and "playback" feature during dummy reversals in training mode, along with other feature improvements and bug fixes.

March 30th, 2017
Street Fighter V New Moves & Stage Interaction

The beta for Street Fighter V's new CFN build is underway, with the major update planned to arrive in late April 2017. In additional to general balance changes for all characters, players have discovered some brand new moves for several fighters. Zangief has a new kick counter, Cammy has a new air throw, and Ryu has a new standing HP animation. Check out a video of the new moves along with some additional details.

March 29th, 2017
The King of Fighters XIV Rock Howard Reveal Trailer

The fourth DLC character for The King of Fighters XIV has been confirmed. The main protagonist of Garou: Mark of the Wolves officially joins The King of Fighters XIV. Check out Rock's reveal trailer to see how Terry's disciple looks in his KOF XIV incarnation. In addition to Garou: MOTW, Rock previously appeared in the KOF Maximum Impact series, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, and Capcom VS SNK 2.

March 28th, 2017
Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Vol. 2 Hits PS4 Today, Series History with Yasuyuki Oda

A classic Fatal Fury compilation hits PS4 today. Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Vol. 2 includes Real Bout Fatal Fury, Real Bout Fatal Fury Special and Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers. On Playstation.blog, SNK director Yasuyuki Oda reveals some interesting details regarding the Real Bout series, recalling some of the challenges and "untold stories" SNK faced during development! Also enjoy the release trailer for FFBA Vol. 2!

March 27th, 2017
Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 Opening Movie, Baiken & Answer Gameplay, Hits Japan Arcades March 30th

Arc System Works just revealed the opening movie of Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and confirmed the arcade launch date in Japan. Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 will officially hit Japanese arcades on March 30th. Once again, GGXrd REV 2 comes to PS4/PS3/Steam in Japan on May 25th, and in North America on May 26th. The title will also come to Europe "this year" but no date is confirmed yet. Along with the intro, check out some raw gameplay of Baiken & Answer.

March 25th, 2017
Tekken 7 Character Episode Trailer #1, TV Commercial

Bandai Namco's official Japanese TEKKEN Youtube channel has uploaded the first "Character Episode" trailer for TEKKEN 7. This new video series highlights several characters, showing off their Rage Arts and giving some quick combo demonstrations for each character as well. Some new cinematics from the in-game story mode are also shown in the trailer. Additionally, check out a new TV commercial for the upcoming console version of TEKKEN 7.

March 24th, 2017
Injustice 2 Shattered Alliances Part 3 Trailer

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios released their third "Shattered Alliances" story trailer for Injustice 2. "Shattered Alliances Part 3" previews Supergirl's role in the Injustice 2 storyline and also reveals Black Adam as a playable character. 

March 23rd, 2017
The King of Fighters XIV Vanessa Reveal Trailer, Combo Video + Yamazaki & Whip Gameplay

SNK has revealed the third DLC fighter for The King of Fighters XIV, the fan-favorite female pugilist, Vanessa. Check out Vanessa's official reveal trailer, plus some gameplay footage demonstrating her new combos. Also included in the article are additional videos showing the first raw gameplay footage of Ryuji Yamazaki and Whip in action!

March 22nd, 2017
The King of Fighters: Destiny is a CG Animated Series Coming This Summer

SNK has announced The King of Fighters: Destiny, a new CG animated series set to be released in China in Summer 2017. The official SNK website for the new series is live and features a trailer featuring series icons, such as: Kyo, Terry, Andy, Billy Kane, Joe Higashi, and Geese Howard. Siliconera reports there will be over 20 characters from the series represented in KOF: Destiny.

March 21st, 2017
Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe Now Available on PS4 & Steam

This one flew under our radar last week... but Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe is now available on Playstation 4 and Steam in the West for $19.99 (discounted to $17.99 on Steam until March 22nd). The update to the original Chaos Code features 2 new characters (Lupinus and Ray) and adds new moves for returning characters. The update also adds online play on PS4 and Steam (no crossplay).

March 20th, 2017
Injustice 2 Cheetah Gameplay Trailer

The latest Injustice 2 trailer provides a closer look at one of the most recently revealed female fighters of the game, Cheetah. Naturally, this trailer is all about Cheetah's special moves, combos, and her super attack. The trailer also shows off a brand new stage and stage transition.

March 17th, 2017
Tekken Funko Pop! Variants Hitting Stores This Spring 

The original line-up of TEKKEN-themed Funko Pop! figurines (featuring Kazuya, Heihachi, Jin, Nina & King) are already starting to pop up at some retailers. However, it was just announced that several characters will have special "variant" versions which will appear at select retailers later this Spring. These variants include: Devil Jin, Young Heihachi, TEKKEN 5 Jin, Silver Nina, and King (with TEKKEN 7 Cape).

March 17th, 2017
Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 Hits North America May 26th

It was recently announced that Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 will come out in Japan on May 25th. The North American version will officially arrive one day later on May 26th for $39.99 as a standalone package, or $19.99 as an upgrade to GGXrd -REVELATOR-. The physical and digital PS4 version, along with the PS3 and PS4 digital updates will all be available May 26th. Worth noting... is Ultra Street Fighter 2 will be releasing on Nintendo Switch the same day!  (Source: Siliconera)

March 16th, 2017
Tekken 7 Post-Launch Content Outlined, Includes 2 New Guest Characters (with Stages) & More!

Big news TEKKEN fans... Akuma won't be the only guest character to join TEKKEN 7! Bandai Namco stated previously that they'll be supporting TEKKEN 7 with new content for at least "1 year" after the June 2nd launch, and now we have a clearer picture of what to expect. A recent press release from Bandai Namco EU has confirmed two new guest characters (+2 stages for the guest characters) coming in Winter 2017 and Spring 2018, respectively.

March 15th, 2017
Street Fighter V Balance Patch Coming in Late April

Capcom is rolling out a major Street Fighter V balance update which will arrive at the end of April 2017. After analyzing player data, Capcom devs have carefully adjusted a variety of system & character mechanics, aiming to offer "more variety" in SFV. In Capcom Unity's latest blog, you can read up on all of these adjustments in elaborate detail (with helpful "developer comments" to further explain these upcoming changes).  (Source: Capcom Unity)

March 15th, 2017
Ryuji Yamazaki is KOF XIV's Next DLC Character

Today, SNK and Atlus USA released a reveal trailer for King of Fighters XIV's second DLC fighter, Ryuji Yamazaki! The fan-favorite psychopath returns in all his glory, bringing a ton of new weapons with him (literally) to KOF14. We'll have more details on Yamazaki and his release date soon. Atlus USA confirmed that the first DLC fighter, Whip, will be released on April 5th for $5.99.

March 15th, 2017
DOA5: Last Round Arc System Works Costumes Trailer

We reported a couple weeks back on the upcoming Arc System Works costumes set to appear in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. Koei Tecmo just released the first gameplay trailer showcasing these new Guilty Gear & Blazblue-themed costumes for the DOA cast, giving fans a first look at the costumes in motion! Clearly, Koei Tecmo wanted the costumes to be as authentic as possible... and they did a pretty great job on most of them.

March 13th, 2017
Firestorm Revealed for Injustice 2 on UpUpDownDown, Official Reveal Trailer

WWE Superstars Xavier Woods, Sasha Banks, Kofi Kingston, and Bayley recently visited NetherRealm Studios to meet Ed Boon and try out some Injustice 2. Xavier's latest video on his Youtube channel (UpUpDownDown) exclusively reveals Firestorm for Injustice 2, demonstrating the first gameplay footage of the new character. [UPDATE] Official Firestorm reveal trailer added!

March 12th, 2017
Shin Hisako Joins Killer Instinct March 21st, First Gameplay Videos + Full 3.7 Patch Notes

Shin Hisako will be the newest combatant to be added to Killer Instinct for Windows 10 and Xbox One. Wielding a katana instead of her usual naginata, Shin Hisako will offer a new playstyle and joins the roster on March 21st. Additionally, Killer Instinct's version 3.7 patch will be added to the game March 14th. Check out the first Shin Hisako gameplay videos and the full 3.7 patch notes.

March 9th, 2017
Injustice 2 "Shattered Alliances" Part 2 Trailer

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios released their second "Shattered Alliances" story trailer for Injustice 2. Just over 2 minutes long, "Shattered Alliances Part 2" reveals addition hints about the Injustice 2 storyline and also reveals Green Lantern and Green Arrow in gameplay action. The trailer also gives a quick glimpse of Captain Cold and the new Reverse Flash costume.

March 8th, 2017
The King of Fighters XIV Whip DLC Reveal Trailer

Today, SNK uploaded Whip's King of Fighters XIV reveal trailer, confirming her as the first DLC fighter for the game. First appearing in KOF '99, Whip brings her long-range whip attacks and deadly throws to KOF XIV. Her 1-minute reveal trailer shows off some of her special and super moves. [UPDATE] Atlus USA confirmed that Whip will be released on April 5th for $5.99.

March 8th, 2017
Tekken 7: FR Spring Campaign Adds a TON of New Customizations & Classic Costumes

The arcade version of TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution was just updated with a ton of new character customizations via the Tekken-Net "Spring Campaign". This includes brand new clothing items unique to each character, plus returning classic costumes (such as King's TEKKEN 5 robe / 2P costume, Hwoarang's classic 1P costume, and Kazuya's classic 1P costume! You can check out some preview images of the new customizations over at TEKKEN Official

March 8th, 2017
Latest SFV Concept Art & Bios Include Cody's Brother, Dan's Sister, Kolin Alt. Costumes & More!

It's time once again to catch up on Capcom's latest released Street Fighter V concept art and official CFN bios. This batch of SFV concept artwork features Kyle from Final Fight: Streetwise (Cody's brother), Yuriko (Dan Hibiki's sister), Captain freakin' Sawada, two C.I.A. Agents still searching for Q... and last but not least, a ton of Kolin alternate costume concept artwork!

March 7th, 2017
Ultimate MVC3 Now Available on Steam, Limited Disc Versions Out for Xbox One & Playstation 4

Today, Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 has released digitally on Steam and Xbox One for $24.99. Additionally, limited physical disc versions for Playstation 4 and Xbox One are available at retailers for $29.99 and come with an exclusive comic (featuring original art from Marvel's own Sean Chen and Gerardo Sandoval). 

March 6th, 2017
Fighters_Gen Vlog #2: Counting Down F.Yagami's Top 10 Fighting Games!

TFG Webmaster here.... I'm beyond excited to bring you Fighters_Gen Vlog #2! Starting with Vlog #2, this will be a 10-video series counting down my TOP 10 fighting games of ALL TIME. In this first video, I reintroduce myself and recap some of my history with fighting games before kicking off the countdown! No spoilers. At the end of the video I also thank recent Twitch donators who help me continue to do what I do here on FightersGeneration.com.

March 2nd, 2017
Doctor Fate Confirmed for Injustice 2, Reveal Trailer

Doctor Fate is the latest addition to the Injustice 2 roster. Released this morning, Doctor Fate's reveal trailer highlights some of his in-game abilities and cinematics. The addition of Doctor Fate brings Injustice 2's roster up to 22 combatants, and quite a few more are expected!

March 2nd, 2017
Tekken 7 Eddy gordo Reveal Trailer, HD Screenshots & Character Artwork

This morning, Bandai Namco released the official TEKKEN 7 reveal trailer for returning series veteran, Eddy Gordo! The Capoiera master shows off his new skills in the latest TEKKEN 7 trailer, which also presents 2 brand new stages in TEKKEN 7! Along with the trailer, check out 12 HD screenshots of Eddy along with his official TEKKEN 7 character artwork.

March 2nd, 2017
Ultra Street Fighter 2 Hits Nintendo Switch on May 26th Worldwide, Priced at $40

Capcom has announced the worldwide release date and pricing details for Ultra Street Fighter 2 on the Nintendo Switch. In Japan, Ultra Street Fighter 2 will be priced at 4,990 yen in stores and 4,620 yen digitally (about $40 USD) and launches on May 26th, 2017. The US and UK Nintendo websites confirmed the same May 26th release date and price range ($39.99 USD to be exact). (Source: Nintendo)

March 2nd, 2017
Under Night In-Birth is FREE on Playstation 3 for PS+ Subscribers This Month

Sony recently announced their March 2017 free games lineup for Playstation Plus subscribers. On the list for Playstation 3, French Bread's 2D anime-style fighter Under Night-In Birth is FREE to download in March 2017 for PS+ users! Under Night In-Birth scored a 8.7 on TFG, and is one of the most polished and most unique anime fighting games in recent times. Check out TFG's full review if you haven't! (Source: PS.Blog.US)

March 2nd, 2017
ADK Damashii Brings 5 Classic NeoGeo Titles to Playstation 4, Now Available on PSN

SNK is continuing their revival of classic NeoGeo titles on Playstation 4. ADK Damashii is originally a physical compilation disc released only in Japan for PS2 back in December 2008. The compilation features Aggressors of Dark Kombat, Ninja Master's, Ninja Combat, Ninja Commando, and Twinkle Star Sprites, and is now available on Playstation 4 via PSN. SNK also confirmed that Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Vol. 2 will be the next SNK compilation to hit PS4. (Source: PS.Blog.EU)

February 28th, 2017
Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 Coming to PS4, PS3 & PC Japan on May 25th, 2017

In this week's Famitsu magazine, Arc System Works announced that Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 is coming to Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and PC on May 25th, 2017 in Japan. The North American and European version release dates are still "TBA 2017". The Famitsu article also mentions the new "Episode Mode" in GGXrd REV 2 featuring new character scenarios. Check out TFG's newly created GGXrd REV 2 preview profile for the first screenshots, artwork & more. (Source: Siliconera)

February 27th, 2017
First Images of Arc System Works Collaboration Costumes in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

Koei Tecmo recently announced a collaboration with Arc System Works in bringing Guilty Gear and Blazblue costumes for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round characters. The first screenshots of this collaboration shows Kasumi as Noel Vermillion, Nyotengu as Dizzy, Hitomi as Tsubaki, and Honoka as Elphelt. These paid DLC costumes, along with 12 others, will become available March 14th (in Japan).

February 23rd, 2017
UDON's Street Fighter Vs. Darkstalkers #0 Now Available in Stores and Digitally

Street Fighter Vs. Darkstalkers is the latest mini-series by UDON Comics and is now available in stores and digitally! Street Fighter Vs. Darkstalkers #0 features 32 pages in full color and is priced at $3.99. Check out some preview pages and the 3 different cover artworks for issue #0.

February 23rd, 2017
Injustice 2 "Shattered Alliances" Story Trailer

This morning, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios dropped a new story trailer for Injustice 2. Just under 2 minutes long, the "Shattered Alliances" trailer shows off some more of the game's story cinematics and also confirms Cyborg's playable appearance in the game. The intro states that this is "Part 1" of the trailer, so we can expect to see further Injustice 2 story trailers down the road. 

February 18th, 2017
"4" DLC Characters, 2 New Stages, and 5 New Costumes Coming Soon to The King of Fighters XIV

At The King of Fighters XIV World Championships, SNK announced some new content coming soon to the game! Firstly, "Classic" Iori Yagami costume will be releasing on Feb. 23rd. This Spring, Kula, Angel, Sylvie & Meitenkun will also be getting new DLC costumes. The BIG news is that (what looks like) 4 character silhouettes were shown in the DLC teaser trailer! Also, a remake of Terry Bogard's Fatal Fury 2 stage and a remake of KOF '97's Monaco stage are headed to KOF XIV.

February 17th, 2017
Titan Comics Producing New TEKKEN Comic Series, Preview of Interior Pages & Cover Art

Titan Comics just announced they are launching a new TEKKEN comic series as the King of Iron Fist 7 is about to begin. The story will be written by Cavan Scott (Doctor Who, Vikings: Uprising) and the interior artwork drawn by Andie Tong (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Titan says the comic "will tap into TEKKEN's rich history, and will feature memorable characters from the celebrated video game canon." Check out some preview images!

February 17th, 2017
Preview of Soul Calibur 2 Nightmare Statue by First 4 Figures

The influx of badass, high end fighting game statues isn't stopping any time soon. Check out this amazing 1:4 scale Soul Calibur 2 Nightmare statue (22 inches tall). This beastly statue comes in both Regular and Exclusive editions, the Exclusive featuring a highly detailed base and even LED light-up eyes. The Exclusive will set you back $474.99, while the Regular version is $414.99. The statue is planned for release in Q3 2017.

February 17th, 2017
Street Fighter V Kolin Introduction Trailer

In Capcom's latest Street Fighter V Introduction series, Matt Edwards walks through the latest Season 2 character, Kolin. The 2-minute video briefly recaps Kolin's backstory in Street Fighter lore, and also covers her V-Trigger, V-Skills and playstyle. Kolin's damage output might not be the highest in the game, but her ability to freeze the opponent's stun gauge from recovering and her solid counters & mindgames make her a threat to opponents.

February 17th, 2017
Ultra Street Fighter 2 Color Edit & Gallery Modes Confirmed, New The Way of Hado Screenshots

Early this morning, Capcom confirmed 2 new modes for Ultra Street Fighter 2 on Nintendo Switch. Potentially the most exciting, Color Edit Mode will make its way to the game, allowing players to customize SF2's iconic fighters with the system's touchscreen. Players can save up to 10 custom colors per character and use them in Arcade, Versus, and Online battles. Also announced is a Gallery mode featuring "over 1400" illustrations from the artbook SF20: The Art of Street Fighter.

February 16th, 2017
Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 is The Ninth Official Game for EVO '17, Tournament Will Use PS4 Version

Ultimate MVC3 just secured its spot at EVO '17 as the "Players Choice" title, with the community raising $70,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. As the 9th official game, UMVC3 joins the EVO '17 lineup which includes: Street Fighter V, TEKKEN 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, King of Fighters XIV, Injustice 2, Blazblue: CF, Smash Melee & Smash Wii U. This year, UMVC3 will be played on the definitive PS4 version, the new tournament standard. Registration for UMVC3 at EVO '17 is now live.  (Source: SRK)

February 15th, 2017
1st Person "The Way of Hado" Mode Confirmed for Ultra Street Fighter 2, First Gameplay Footage

The "1st-person mode" that was teased in the original Ultra Street Fighter 2 trailer has now been confirmed by Capcom. In Ultra SF2's "The Way of Hado" Mode, players equip the Nintendo Switch Joycons and use motion controls to have Ryu throw Hadoukens, Shoryukens and Hurricane Kicks at incoming Shadaloo soldiers. While it might look mildly entertaining as an extra mode, it looks to be mostly a "novelty" aimed to attract casual players.

February 14th, 2017
Cheetah, Poison Ivy and Catwoman Join Injustice 2 in Latest Trailer

Following yesterday's Swamp Thing reveal, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios dropped the "Here Come The Girls" trailer today, showing off the first gameplay footage of Cheetah, Poison Ivy and Catwoman. This trailer is probably the most elaborate and impressive of all previously released Injustice 2 trailers, so definitely check it out. Also, shoutout to Cheetah for making her first return to fighting games since 1995's Justice League: Task Force.

February 13th, 2017
Swamp Thing Does His Thing in the Latest Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer

Today, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios confirmed Swamp Thing as the latest playable character for Injustice 2. Following in line with past character reveals, the new trailer shows Swamp Thing's various in-game tricks, which include the use of various swamp weapons, long range grabs, and "Noob Saibot-style" clone attacks. Today's new gameplay action also plays out on a brand new (swamp) stage.

February 12th, 2017
IGN Video Shows How Nobi Made a Career of Tekken

Daichi "NOBI" Nakayama is a multi-time TEKKEN world champion. A new 3-minute video by IGN reveals how Nobi got into the series, and how playing TEKKEN in Japan's arcade scene affected his life in middle school and high school. After his continued success at major tournaments such as EVO, Nobi became a TEKKEN instructor in Japan and has taught over 1000 people the science of TEKKEN

February 9th, 2017
Kolin is Street Fighter V's Next DLC Character, Releasing Feb. 28th, V-Trigger Details & Images

Today, Capcom has revealed Street Fighter V Season 2's next DLC character, Gill's secretary and assistant, Kolin! After working in the shadows for Gill and the secret Illuminati organization, Kolin finally makes her playable debut. Check out Kolin's reveal trailer, along with screenshots, images of her 4 different costumes, and read up on her V-Trigger abilities! Kolin will become available on February 28th, 2017.

February 6th, 2017
HORI to Release Official Tekken 7 Fightsticks for Playstation 4 and Xbox One, Both PC Compatible

With TEKKEN 7's big console release under 4 months away, HORI announced two official TEKKEN 7 fightsticks releasing alongside the game. The Real Arcade Pro PS4 TEKKEN 7 Edition features a Noir layout with critically acclaimed HORI original HAYABUSA stick and matte HAYABUSA buttons, port for headset/mic, fully functional Touch Pad, assignable buttons, adjustable input settings, and turbo functions, as is compatible with PS4/PS3/PC (XInput).

February 5th, 2017
New Street Fighter V Concept Artwork + CFN Portal Bios for Final Fight 2 Bad Guys

It's been a while since the last Street Fighter V concert art update, but Capcom has resumed their trip through memory lane. The latest batch of SFV concept artwork (with official CFN Portal bios) feature some obscure, lesser-known bad guys from Final Fight 2. Your guess is as good as mine why Capcom is reaching so far back into their character backlog for SFV considerations of sorts, but it's certainly thought-provoking for veteran Capcom fans.

February 4th, 2017
"Ultimates" Are Coming to Killer Instinct Season 3 Beginning February 14th

Remember "Ultimate" finishing moves from the original Killer Instinct series? Iron Galaxy confirmed that Ultimates will soon be added to the game, the first 5 arriving on February 14th. Previously, Shadow Jago is the only character in the game with an Ultimate, but a total of 15 characters will be receive Ultimates in the future. Ultimates are performed by starting an Ultra Combo, then quickly pressing LP and LK. Check out a video of Chief Thunder's new Ultimate.

February 2nd, 2017
Injustice 2 Black Canary Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Injustice 2's latest playable character was revealed today in the form of a gameplay trailer. Black Canary enters the fighting game realm showing off her trademark Canary Cry, enabling her to create ultrasonic vibrations as she screams at her opponents. She's also regarded as one of DC Universe's top martial artists, using Boxing, Judo, and gymnastics. The new trailer also shows off some new stages and stage transitions.

February 1st, 2017
New King of Fighters XIV Costumes for Nakoruru & Shun'ei Now Available on North American PSN

SNK recently released 2 new alternate costumes in The King of Fighters XIV, one for Nakoruru and one for Shun-ei. Nakoruru's  Kamuikotan Girls' School Uniform and Shun'ei's Kung-fu Suit are now available in North America on Playstation Network for $2.99 each. Additionally, Athena's KOF '98 costume and Kyo Kusanagi's Classic costume are also now on sale for $2.99 and $1.99 respectively.

January 30th, 2017
Inside the Development of Tekken 7 (IGN Video)

IGN recently visited Bandai Namco's headquarters in Japan to learn how the team is bringing the definitive version of TEKKEN 7 to consoles. The 6-minute video shows some cool behind-the-scenes footage at Bandai Namco and even some in-game developmental footage of Kuma and Eliza. Game Director Kouhei Ikeda and Lead Character Director, Tomoko Odashima, also provide their commentary throughout the video.

January 27th, 2017
Check Out Some New Tekken 7: Fated Retribution Concept Artwork

Bandai Namco recently released some brand new TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution concept artwork. The new artwork includes characters such as: Master Raven, Steve Fox, Heihachi, Jin, Leo, Lili, Dragunov, Gigas, Hwoarang, and Ling Xiaoyu. Also check out some higher quality concept artwork of Kazuchika Okada's NJPW ring attire for King!

January 25th, 2017
Harada Explains Reasoning Behind Tekken 7 Season Pass, Promises 1 Year of Support After Launch

Producer Katsuhiro Harada recently elaborated on why the TEKKEN team chose to introduce a season pass for TEKKEN 7. On Twitlonger and Facebook, he stated "In the past, we had to stop all updates and support within 2 months after launch (due to the lack of development budget). With Season Pass, we can guarantee 1 year of additional development (after launch). With this system, we can do free updates and support for a long time."

January 25th, 2017
Tekken 7 Eliza Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Hot on the heels of the TEKKEN 7 story trailer and the big release date announcement, Eliza's gameplay reveal trailer showcases the narcoleptic vampire girl's evolution into TEKKEN 7. Eliza shows off a variety of new moves over her TEKKEN Revolution incarnation, including some speedy divekicks, Street Fighter-style jumps, and... EX specials? Eliza definitely brings some interesting "2D elements" in her TEKKEN 7 playstyle.

January 25th, 2017
Injustice 2 Robin Gameplay Trailer

Armed with a sword and explosive batarangs, Robin (Damien Wayne) makes his in-game debut in the latest Injustice 2 gameplay trailer. Just over one minute long, the gameplay trailer gives you a good idea of what type of character Robin will be. Utilizing a variety of weapons, teleports, and quick movements, Robin certainly looks like a force to be reckoned with in Injustice 2.

January 24th, 2017
Official EVO 2017 Games Lineup Announced

The official games lineup has been announced for 2017's EVO Championship Series (July 14-16)! Games returning to the EVO stage, include: TEKKEN 7, Street Fighter V, Smash Melee & Smash Wii U. Additionally, four games will make their EVO debut: Guilty Gear Xrd REV2, King of Fighters XIV, Blazblue: Central Fiction & Injustice 2. A final ninth game will be decided by a vote (via donating to Make-A-Wish). You can read more at Shoryuken.com. Congrats to the EVO '17 lineup!  (Source: Shoryuken.com)

January 24th, 2017
First Details on Ultra Street Fighter 2 Online Mode

Today, Capcom shared some new information and screenshots pertaining to the online features of Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers. For starters, the game's Arcade Mode will feature a  "Standby Function" allowing you to accept challengers at any time. The game will support Local battles, enabling you wirelessly fight other players near your location. For online battles, "Player Points (PP)" and "Battle Points (BP)" will be awarded for victories in Ranked Match. 

January 24th, 2017
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore "Lobby Patch" Now Live on Playstation 4, Vita & Steam, Full Patch Notes

A new patch for Skullgirls: 2nd Encore is now available in North America on PS4, PS Vita & Steam versions. The update adds 8-player battle lobbies to the game, new character tutorials, new intro animations, as well as bug fixes and tons of individual character changes. You can view the full patch notes on Skullgirls.com. Note that the Xbox 360 version of the patch is not yet available (still in development).

January 23rd, 2017
Tekken 7 Story Trailer, Collector's Edition, Release Date, Eliza Confirmed, Classic Costumes, etc.

Bandai Namco finally announced TEKKEN 7's console release date - June 2nd, 2017. It's a bit later than expected, but the team reinforced their commitment to releasing a "complete" game with tons of content, requiring the delay from their original plan of an "Early 2017" release. In addition to the release is a brand new story trailer and screenshots of the latest confirmed character, Eliza. Also confirmed are classic costumes and Tekken Jukebox as PS4 exclusives.

January 18th, 2017
Fighters_Gen Vlog #1: TFG History with The Webmaster!

After 15+ years of "quietly" working behind the scenes on FightersGeneration.com... for the first time ever, the TFG Webmaster speaks out in the first ever "Fighters_Gen Vlog". In the 8-minute video, yours truly talks Fighters Generation history, the meaning behind the name, and gives you guys a preview of future content coming to TFG's Youtube Channel. Thanks to all for visiting and supporting Fighters Generation all these years!

January 17th, 2017
Injustice 2 Story Trailer, Robin, Braniac & Darksied Playable, $99 Ultimate Edition w/9 DLC Fighters

After months of silence, NetherRealm Studios has unveiled Injustice 2's story trailer and latest details. The cinematic story trailer features both returning characters and new characters yet to be confirmed for the game. Among the confirmed playable characters are Robin, Braniax & Darkseid (DLC pre-order exclusive). NetherRealm also announced a Deluxe ($79) Edition featuring 3 DLC characters, and an Ultimate ($99) Edition with 9 DLC characters.

January 16th, 2017
SNK Developing The King of Fighters World, an MMORPG for Smartphones

SNK announced they are working on a King of Fighters-themed massive multiplayer online role-playing game for smartphones. "KOF World" is said to be free-to-play and will (of course) include additional paid content. The gameplay will involve exploring, battling and puzzle-solving through a "profound" storyline. King of Fighters World is coming to Android & iOS and will first be released in China. SNK also released a concept movie for KOF World.

January 15th, 2017
King of Fighters XIV Climax Super Moves Graphics Comparison After Version 1.10 Update

A Youtuber by the name of drawohkan uploaded possibly one of the best King of Fighters XIV Ver 1.10 graphics comparison videos to date. His 7-minute video compares the old graphics with the new Ver. 1.10 graphics during every character's Climax super move. Climax supers contain the best "close-ups" of the character models and the most visual effects, giving viewers a comprehensive look at exactly how much was changed and added in the latest patch.

January 14th, 2017
Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 Announced as DLC for Revelator, Also Physical Copy for PS4

Today, Arc System Works announced Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, the sequel to GGXrd REVELATOR. Confirmed new characters include the fan-favorite "Lone Samurai" Baiken, and a newcomer called "Answer" dubbed the "Business Ninja". The title will be available as a DLC add-on for REVELATOR on PS4, PS3 and Steam. The PS4 will also receive an exclusive physical disc version. Check out the announce trailer for the upcoming sequel.

January 13th, 2017
Blazblue Title in the Works for Nintendo Switch

Arc System Works confirmed that a Blazblue title, of some kind, is in development for Nintendo Switch. One would assume and hope the Switch title is the latest fighting game iteration, Blazblue: Central Fiction (released on PS3/PS4 back in November 2016), but Arc System Works hasn't provided any specifics. Note that there have been several Blazblue spin-offs on mobile platforms which aren't fighting games... so anything's possible.  (Source: Siliconera)

January 13th, 2017
Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers Announced for Nintendo Switch

Capcom announced Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers for Nintendo Switch, the first fighting game for the system. Two characters will be added to the classic Super Turbo roster: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. The title will feature the option to use UDON's 2008 redrawn sprites & backgrounds or the original pixel versions. Check out screenshots, artwork and the first details on TFG's preview profile for the game!  (Source: Capcom Unity)

January 12th, 2017
Nintendo Switch 2017 Presentation is Tonight! Could Tekken 7 be Announced for Switch?

Tonight at 8pm PST / 11pm EST, gamers from around the world will be tuning in for the big Nintendo Switch presentation. Nintendo's Switch could offer an innovative new way to play fighting games. What's interesting is... TEKKEN series producer Katsuhiro Harada retweeted the Switch event on Jan. 5th. Is Harada just excited like the rest of us? Or will Bandai Namco be showing something tonight? Watch the presentation live here on TFG or directly on Nintendo's Twitch Channel!

January 11th, 2017
King of Fighters XIV is The First Fighting Game to Feature PS4 Pro Support, Full Patch Notes Now Live

If you're a PS4 Pro owner, pop in that copy of King of Fighters XIV for further graphical improvements after updating to Version 1.10! indeed, KOF XIV is officially the first fighting game to feature PS4 Pro Support. While the specifics of the PS4 Pro enhancements aren't fully detailed, SNK Corporation confirmed PS4 Pro Support in their full patch notes for Ver. 1.10.

January 10th, 2017
King of Fighters XIV Graphical Enhancement Update 1.10 Out Today

The next time you turn on your PS4 and load up King of Fighters XIV, a 3.7 GB update file will automatically begin downloading. As previously reported, KOF XIV version 1.10 revamps the game's graphics, adding new textures and shadows to the character models, and adds 2 new colors per character. Players have reported that backgrounds seem more crisp as well. Congrats and thank you to SNK for supporting KOF XIV with such a hearty FREE update!

January 9th, 2017
SNK Working on New "RPG Project" for Smartphone

SNK fighting game fans are keeping their fingers crossed for the likes of a Samurai Shodown, Fatal Fury, Last Blade, or Mark of the Wolves reboot. While SNK could very well be working on a new fighting game project at this time, they've also announced a new RPG project for smartphones. The title isn't specified, but the first promotional image states that the title puts together an "academic story" with "hero drama" and will launch in 2017.

January 7th, 2017
Injustice 2's Release Date is May 16th, 2017

NetherRealm Studios announced on Twitter that Injustice 2 will launch in North America on May 16th, 2017. The release date in other regions is not yet specified. There are only 11 characters revealed for Injustice 2 so far, so stay tuned for many future character reveals and further game details.  (Source: NetherRealm)

January 5th, 2017
SNK Continues the PS4 Love with 3 Additional KOF XIV Themes (Free)

Last month, SNK released a free King of Fighters XIV update, a free Athena KOF '98 nostalgic costume, and several free KOF XIV themes for PS4 users. They're continuing the gift-giving with 3 additional King of Fighters XIV PS4 themes (all free to download, right now)! The three new themes include "K' and Kula", "Yagami", and "Newcomers". Check out some preview images of the new PS4 themes and download them today!

January 3rd, 2017
New Tekken 7: FR Trailer Confirms Bullet Club Shirts & "Rain Maker" Special Rage Art for King

The second trailer announcing the TEKKEN 7 / New Japan Pro Wrestling Collaboration shows off a "Special Rage Art" for King based on Kazuchika Okada's Finisher, the Rain Maker. Also confirmed are "Bullet Club" and "Chaos" shirts as customization items! For those unfamiliar with New Japan Pro Wrestling lingo, the Bullet Club is a very popular faction of NJPW, (lead by fighting game fan, Kenny Omega) and is basically a new age NWO.
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