(Quarter 2 - 2016)

June 30th, 2016
King of Fighters XIV Team South America Trailer

Atlus and Playstation just released the newest King of Fighters XIV team trailer. Today, it's Team South America's turn to shine, with Nelson, Bandeiras Hattori and Zarina demonstrating their unique fighting styles. While we've seen some of Nelson's and Bandeiras' moves in past trailers, this is the first time seeing Zarina's acrobatic Capoiera-based fighting style in action.

June 30th, 2016
How to Download / Preload the Street Fighter V Update on Your Playstation 4 Right Now!

Street Fighter V's Cinematic Story update has been available for download since yesterday (only on PS4), but it may not be the easiest thing to find... until now! Here's exactly how to download / preload the update so it's ready for you July 1st at midnight. Enter the Playstation Store. Go to "Add-Ons". Select "New". Scroll all the way to the right and select "More". You should see the 8.1 GB file as the second selection. You're welcome!

June 30th, 2016
Street Fighter V "A Shadow Falls" Cinematic Story Mode Release Trailer

This morning, Capcom released a new trailer for Street Fighter V's cinematic story expansion, "A Shadow Falls". The trailer provides a look at Urien & Juri in the story, and a few of Bison's Dolls make their in-game debut! In addition to the new story mode, SFV's free July 1st update will add playable characters Balrog & Ibuki, Extra Battle, new stages, stage transitions, new costumes & more! 

June 30th, 2016
Street Fighter V Balrog & Ibuki Costume Concept Art & Profile Cards

To continue the hype for Balrog's release in Street Fighter V this Friday, Capcom revealed some brand new SFV concept artwork for Balrog, showing the prize fighter in a variety of costumes. One costume has the boxer dressed up in Dudley's famous threads, another in SF1 Mike's threads, and one definitely looks Armor King-inspired. [UPDATE] Ibuki costume concept art added to the article!

June 30th, 2016
Gameplay & Bio of Under Night In-Birth: Late[st]'s Newest Character, Mika Returna

The Japanese arcade version of Under Night In-Birth LATE[st] recently added a new playable fighter, Mika. Mika Returna is a small, cheerful girl who fights with huge gauntlets. Her storyline states that she is a member of Licht Kries and part of Orie's execution team. Check out some gameplay footage of Mika, along with her character artwork, concept art and full bio.

June 29th, 2016
Sprites For The Cancelled Garou: Mark of The Wolves Sequel Revealed by SNK

A sequel to SNK's cult classic, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, was in development in the early/mid 2000's. Sadly, the project was cancelled. In a recent interview with 4Gamer, the KOF XIV development team revealed an image containing the long-lost sprites from the cancelled Garou sequel. The interview seems to contain details regarding Garou 2, but has yet to be translated. (We'll keep you updated.)

June 27th, 2016
Xavier Woods & Kenny Omega Crash CEO 2016

If you haven't heard by now, this past weekend's CEO '16 went down in history as one of the most exciting fighting game events to date. One of the highlights was the appearances of WWE Superstar Xavier Woods and NJPW Champion Kenny Omega. As previously reported on TFG, both pro-wrestlers are avid fighting game fans. At CEO, the two squared off in a Street Fighter V exhibition and even a DDR battle.

June 27th, 2016
SFV Balrog Trailer, Screens & V-Trigger Details, Juri & Urien Artwork + New Beach Stage

CEO '16 went out with a bang, with Capcom showing Balrog's SFV trailer (teasing Juri & Urien at the end). In addition to the return of Balrog's SF2 Las Vegas stage, Capcom revealed a brand new stage: Kanzuki Family Private Beach (complete with Rival Schools cameos)! The massive SFV update which will add Balrog, Ibuki, Story mode & much more, is set to arrive on July 1st at midnight. Full details & visual content ahead!

June 23rd, 2016
King of Fighters XIV Team Official Invitation Trailer

Atlus released a new trailer for King of Fighters XIV today, showcasing Team Official Invitation which is made up of Kukri, Sylvie and Mian. According to the storyline, these fighters were invited to the KOF XIV tournament by the billionaire and final boss, Antonov. The trailer demonstrates Mian in gameplay for the first time, along with providing a closer look at Kukri and Sylvie. 

June 23rd, 2016
Street Fighter V June Update Will Include All Character Battle Costumes + 3 Stage Variations 

Along with the cinematic story mode and Ibuki, Street Fighter V's June update will bring additional content to breathe new life into the game. Battle Costumes for all fighters will become available for purchase via the Playstation Store and Steam next week, when the update arrives. Three new stage variations will also be available. Head over to Capcom Unity too see screenshots of the upcoming costumes & stages.

June 21st, 2016
Latest Street Fighter V Concept Art Includes Sakura, Rolento, Hakan, Gill & Kanzuki Ninjas

Check out the latest Street Fighter V concept artwork from the CFN Portal featuring returning fan-favorites: Sakura, Rolento, Hakan and Gill. In addition, check out some female ninjas who protect the Kanzuki Estate. Bios for Dan Hibiki & Dee Jay are also included in this update.

June 21st, 2016
Tekken 7 - Tokido's Akuma Takes on Nobi's Dragunov on New "Mishima Building" Stage

One of the new stages appearing in the E3 '16 TEKKEN 7 trailer (only for a few seconds) is called the "Mishima Building". The stage evolves from an ascending elevator to a rooftop area. Check out the first full match on the Mishima Building featuring pro Street Fighter player, Tokido (Akuma), squaring off against TEKKEN champion, Nobi (Dragunov).

June 20th, 2016
Maximilian Shares His E3 '16 Impressions of Tekken 7 and Injustice 2

Maximilian Dood, arguably the most popular fighting game fan on Youtube, recently uploaded his early impressions of both the home version of TEKKEN 7 and Injustice 2. Maximilian got to have quite a bit of hands-on time with both games at E3 '16, and in his latest videos, shared his first impressions along with some interesting details you might not know yet.

June 18th, 2016
Street Fighter V Balrog Story & Gameplay Footage + Ibuki's Trials

Here's 4 minutes of Street Fighter V's story mode and some gameplay featuring future DLC character Balrog. Besides this short video preview, there currently isn't any additional SFV Balrog gameplay available just yet. Also take a closer look at the next DLC character to be released this month, Ibuki, as Cross Counter's Gootecks takes her through SFV's Trials mode.

June 16th, 2016
The King of Fighters XIV E3 '16 Trailer + Team Villains Trailer

AtlusUSA recently released two new King of Fighters XIV trailers. The E3 '16 trailer runs just over a minute long and shows the first footage of KOF XIV's boss, Antanov. Next, the Team Villains trailer highlights the team of Chain Koehan, Choi Bounge and newcomer, Xanadu. Along with showing Xanadu in action for the first time ever, the Villains trailer also previews the brand new "prison" stage.

June 16th, 2016
Injustice 2 Character Intros, Super Moves & Stage Transitions in Latest E3 Gameplay

If you're familiar with the character interactions of Mortal Kombat X, you'll feel right at home with Injustice 2's pre-fight introductions. Check out a variety of character intros, plus all the "Hollywood-esk" super moves and stage interactions in the latest gameplay videos from E3 2016.

June 14th, 2016
King of Fighters XIV "KOF Station" Provides Dev Team Commentary + 1 Hour of Gameplay

AtlusUSA uploaded a content-filled 1-hour video all about The King of Fighters XIV. Appearing in the video for commentary is the KOF XIV producer himself, Yasuyuki Oda, along with game designer Watanabe, art director Nobuyuki Kuroki, sound director Asanaka, and even some of the game's voice actors. The best part is... all the commentary has English subtitles!

June 14th, 2016
E3 '16 Tekken 7 1080p/60fps Gameplay, HD Screenshots & Artwork

The console version of TEKKEN 7 is looking just as sharp as the arcade version of T7:FR, if not a bit sharper. See for yourself in the latest official HD screenshots and 1080p/60fps quality gameplay footage. Also take a look at the awesome Kazuya & Heihachi Mishima E3 display artwork in full quality. (These make very stylish phone backgrounds, by the way).

June 14th, 2016
General Raam Now Available in Killer Instinct Season 3, Reveal Trailer, Colors & Customizations

You may or may not recognize his ugly mug... but General Raam from the Gears of War series just arrived in Killer Instinct Season 3. His reveal trailer doesn't provide much gameplay footage, but confirms that General Raam can run through fireballs, fights with a giant knife.... and stabs people with it. After watching the trailer, you can head over to Ultra-Combo.com to check out General Raam's colors and accessories.

June 14th, 2016
E3 '16 Injustice 2 Gameplay, Clash System Returns 

The latest Injustice 2 footage provides us with some new details on the sequel. The Clash system from the first game will return and is shown in the new gameplay clip. There are 6 playable characters in the E3 build: Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Supergirl, Gorilla Grodd & Atrocitus, along with 3 stages: Metropolis, Gotham City and Atlantis.

June 13th, 2016 
Street Fighter V Ibuki Story Mode Footage

Capcom Germany uploaded a video playthrough of Ibuki's SFV story mode on Youtube. For those who can't wait a couple more weeks for SFV's hyped up June update, this 6-minute video reveals all the cutscenes & story artwork within Ibuki's SFV story, along with footage of Ibuki's alternate story costume. 

June 13th, 2016
E3 Tekken 7 Trailer Confirms Early 2017 Release on Playstation 4, Xbox One & Steam

The E3 TEKKEN 7 trailer was shown at Xbox's press conference this afternoon, confirming an "early 2017" release window for Xbox One, PS4 and Steam! The trailer provides a preview of TEKKEN 7's story mode, where the cinematics and gameplay will seamlessly mesh together. Stay tuned as we'll be updating this story will further details, screenshots and more later tonight!

June 13th, 2016
Kazuya/Heihachi Mishima Display Confirms Tekken 7 at E3

Good news TEKKEN community... Photos of a rather badass-looking TEKKEN 7 advertisement featuring Kazuya and Heihachi Mishima has been spotted at E3 '16 early! Another photo captured a work-in-progress TEKKEN 7 display featuring a meditating statue. Note that this advertisement is for "TEKKEN 7" (not T7:FR), which is a strong indication that a console version will be announced at E3. Stay tuned for the big announcement!

June 12th, 2016
Street Fighter V Extra Battle Screenshots Show Alternate Stages & New Stage Transitions

Some new SFV screenshots of the upcoming "Extra Battle" mode have surfaced (via Dengeki Online). Besides Shadaloo henchman jumping into battles, it appears alternate versions of stages will be featured in the mode (and hopefully added to VS mode, as well). In addition, one screenshot shows a new area of the City in Chaos stage, confirming a new stage transition is coming to the game (finally). The screenshots below are taken from Extra Battle and Story.

June 12th, 2016
SFV Concept Art for Dan, Dee Jay, Necro, Poison, Fei Long, Seth, E. Honda, C. Viper & "Bison Troopers"

The latest Street Fighter V concept artwork update features a slew of veterans and fan-favorites, such as: Poison, Fei Long, E. Honda, Necro, and Seth. However, they might be outshined by the fact that Capcom acknowledged the four "Bison Troopers" from the "black sheep" of the series, Street Fighter: The Movie. Do the names: Khyber, Blade, F7 and Arcane ring any bells?

June 11th, 2016
Injustice 2 Gameplay Reveal Trailer

It's been three days since Injustice 2 was officially announced and the reveal teaser trailer was shown. The (not-so-long-awaited) gameplay reveal trailer went live today, providing the first look at Injustice 2's gameplay and new characters. Speaking of which... Gorilla Grodd, Black Manta, Atrocitus, Supergirl, Superman and Batman all make appearances in the gameplay trailer.

June 10th, 2016
First 10 Minutes of Street Fighter V's Story Mode

As you've probably heard by now, a huge update for Street Fighter V is planned for the end of this month. "A Shadow Falls" is name of SFV's 1-player story mode, and if you're not willing to wait until the end of June, you can check out the first 10 minutes of the mode's cinematics. *Spoiler Warning!* The 10-minute preview features several character cameos (who haven't yet appeared in-game)!

June 9th, 2016
King of Fighters XIV Team Kim Trailer

The fourth official team trailer for The King of Fighters XIV shows off all 3 TaeKwonDo experts of Team Kim. Along with the Fatal Fury / KOF series veteran (and team leader) Kim Kaphwan, newcomers Luong and Gang-Il demonstrate their awesome kicking techniques.

June 9th, 2016
SFV Story Mode Titled "A Shadow Falls", Will Feature All 6 DLC Characters as Playable

Capcom dropped some exciting Street Fighter V news this afternoon. The long-awaited Cinematic Story Expansion, officially titled "A Shadow Falls", is coming to SFV later this month as a free update. The story mode is 3-4 hours long, has 3 difficulty modes, and features all 6 DLC characters as playable! Check out additional details, screenshots of Story Mode, and a brand new SFV poster art from Bengus over at Capcom Unity.

June 8th, 2016
Injustice 2 Officially Announced For PS4 & Xbox One in 2017, Teaser Trailer

Well that didn't take long... Injustice 2 has been officially announced for Playstation 4 and Xbox One, and will arrive sometime in 2017. WBGames and NetherRealm also released a teaser trailer, featuring Batman, The Flash, Superman, and Supergirl. Injustice 2 will feature "RPG-like" elements enabling players to "gear up" their characters and differentiate them from others both in looks and playstyle.  

June 8th, 2016
Injustice 2 Poster Leak Practically Confirms E3 Appearance

A leaked Injustice 2 promotional poster featuring Batman and The Flash made its rounds across the web. Sources from Eurogamer and Polygon "confirm" the leak is legit, and say Injustice 2 will be announced soon, possibly before next week's E3. Ed Boon even tweeted about the leak, joking that Gamestop isn't invited to his future parties. Apparently, Gamestop stores will be offering the poster as a pre-order bonus. (Sources: Ed Boon, Polygon, Eurogamer)

June 7th, 2016
Forbes Interviews Guilty Gear & Blazblue Series Producers, Ishiwatari & Mori

Ollie Barder of Forbes recently interviewed Guilty Gear series producer, Daisuke Ishiwatari, and Blazblue series producer, Toshimichi Mori. This groundbreaking interview delves into the humble beginnings of both producers' experiences with video games, leading to how they ended up at Arc System Works creating fighting games. They go on to explain some of the strategies and inspirations behind developing their iconic games. (Sources: Forbes via Eventhubs)

June 7th, 2016
Street Fighter V Concept Art For Ibuki's Pet Tanuki, T. Hawk, T. Hawk's Father & Damn D.

Four more characters from the Street Fighter universe have joined SFV's growing concept artwork gallery. This time, take a glance at Ibuki's pet tanuki, Metro City bad guy Damn D., series veteran T. Hawk, and his father, Arroyo. Each artwork is accompanied by Capcom's official SFV introduction and bio for the character.

June 4th, 2016
Capcom Addresses SFV Ibuki Delay, Rage Quitting, Input Lag & Wants to Improve Communication

The latest DLC character for Street Fighter V, Ibuki, was originally scheduled to be released the last week of May. Capcom Unity's latest blog acts as an apology for Ibuki's delay, and also addresses some other issues surrounding SFV such as rage quitting and input delay. Capcom also stated that they plan to "improve their communication" with the community regarding SFV updates.

June 3rd, 2016
Injustice Sequel Rumor Continues With Injustice / Batman Themed Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Rumors have been circulating that Ed Boon and company are planning to announce an Injustice: Gods Among Us sequel at E3 2016 (June 14-16). Ed Boon has previously "hinted" on his Twitter that a sequel might be in the works. This latest news that Samsung is planning to release a special "Injustice Edition" Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phone (so close to E3) adds a heavy dose of fuel to this rumor. We'll keep you updated. (Sources: Samsung, Ed Boon)

June 2nd, 2016
King of Fighters XIV Art of Fighting Team Trailer

It's great to see SNK's Art of Fighting characters still kicking and punching after 24 years! The latest King of Fighters XIV trailer highlights Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, and Yuri Sakazaki in crispy 1080p / 60fps gameplay footage. In the trailer, the trio show off the power of Kyokugen Karate with hard-hitting combos into their flashy Climax super moves.

June 2nd, 2016 
2-Hour Street Fighter V Ibuki Gameplay Showcase

If you're wanting to get an early preview of SFV's Ibuki in raw gameplay, look no further than this 2-hour long WinnerStaysOn "Ibuki showcase" from Capcom Fighters. The stream archive features Capcom's Matt Edwards and top Ibuki players from the UK, F-Word and Damascus. Once again, Capcom is planning to release Ibuki as DLC in late June alongside the Cinematic Story Expansion.

June 2nd, 2016
Street Fighter V Concept Art For Blanka & Cody

Two more veterans have joined the Street Fighter V's concept artwork library. This time Capcom released SFV concepts for Blanka and Cody, complete with their bios, and both fighters show off updated appearances. For anyone who likes to use (or mains) Blanka or Cody, their inclusion in SFV's concept art offers some hope that they might eventually appear as playable characters.

May 31st, 2016
King of Fighters XIV Gameplay Footage Roundup

The King of Fighters XIV made playable appearances at several recent events over the past week, including Combo Breaker '16 and a location test in Akihabara, Japan. The latter event showed off a newer build featuring new playable characters such as Kukri, Yuri Sakazaki, Hein & Shun'ei. Meanwhile, the Combo Breaker '16 gameplay footage features high level matches in beautiful 720p 60fps quality.

May 30th, 2016
Street Fighter V Ibuki Reveal Trailer, V-Trigger Details, Screenshots & Artwork

Capcom just dropped a new trailer for the next Street Fighter V DLC character, Ibuki. The Street Fighter III series veteran shows off an interesting mix of new and old techniques in her SFV moveset. Now armed with bombs to extend combos, a ninja parachute, and new kunai throws... the SFV iteration of Ibuki looks ready to kick some ass. [UPDATE] Ibuki's V-Trigger details, 18 HD screenshots + character art added.

May 29th, 2016
Street Fighter V Concept Art & Bios For Remy, Hugo and The SF2 Intro Guys, Scott & Max

The latest Street Fighter V concept artwork from Capcom's CFN Portal has arrived! This includes SFV concepts for SFIII: 3rd Strike's Remy and Hugo, along with official bios of the mysterious 2 fighters who appear in the original Street Fighter 2: World Warrior intro (who we now know as Scott and Max).

May 28th, 2016
"Many More" Characters Coming to TEKKEN 7: FR with New Arcade Business Model + Yamasa Customizations

At this weekend's Kelop Cup tournament for TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution, assistant producer Nakatsu dropped some fresh details on the future of the game. For starters, T7:FR will adapt a new business model when it launches in arcades, insuring long term support and "many more" new characters after the initial launch. Next, a YAMASA X TEKKEN collaboration was announced, adding new customization items to T7FR.

May 28th, 2016
Killer Instinct Season 3 Patch Adds Gargos, Balance Changes & Bug Fixes

Gargos has finally arrived in Killer Instinct Season 3. In addition to the return of KI2's beastly boss, Iron Galaxy updated the game with a slew of character balance changes and several bug fixes. To read up on all of the character-specific changes and other fixes, you can read the full patch notes over at Ultra-Combo.com. (Source: Ultra-Combo)

May 27th, 2016
Blazblue: Central Fiction Coming to North America on PS4/PS3 This Winter

PS.Blog announced today that Arc System Works is bringing Blazblue: Central Fiction to North America on PS4 & PS3 this Winter. The console version will feature 33 characters (including 5 newcomers) along with new modes such as: Alliance Mode, Speed Star Mode and Item Shop. New gameplay systems "Exceed Accel" and "Active Flow" aim to keep the Blazblue experience fresh. No official release date has been set.  (Source: PS.Blog)

May 27th, 2016
"Tekken Talk" Livestream With Markman Shows Off Justin Wong's Akuma in T7: Fated Retribution

If you've been starving for new TEKKEN 7 details or announcements of any kind, you'll have to continue starving for now. HOWEVER, this 1 hour stream featuring Mark "Markman" Julio, the legendary Justin Wong, and Anakin is enjoyable from start to finish and may quench your thirst at least. The video starts off with the pro players giving their early impressions on TEKKEN 7: FR, and leads into a ton of high quality gameplay.  

May 27th, 2016
King of Fighters XIV Premium Edition Comes With SteelBook, 144-Page Artbook & Soundtrack

The King of Fighters XIV "Burn To Fight" Premium Edition for North America has been officially announced by Atlus / SNK. For $79.99, fans who pre-order will score the PS4 game disc enclosed in a collectible SteelBook, a 144-page artbook covering the entire KOF series, and a 3-disc KOF14 soundtrack featuring 60+ tracks. A classic Kyo DLC costume will also be free to download a week after launch.

May 26th, 2016
Final Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- Trailer Gives 2-Minute Preview of Story Mode

Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- was released today on PS4/PS3 in Japan, with the North American and European versions arriving in just over a week (June 7th and June 10th, respectively). Arc System Works has uploaded what they are calling the "final trailer" for -REVELATOR-, providing a brand new 2-minute preview of the game's Story Mode (with English subtitles)! 

May 25th, 2016
King of Fighters XIV Team Fatal Fury Trailer

Tonight, SNK released the third "team trailer" for The King of Fighters XIV. This week's trailer highlights the classic Fatal Fury team, featuring the 3 iconic heroes of the original fighting game series: Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard and Joe Higashi. This is also the first time that Muay Thai specialist Joe Higashi has been shown in King of Fighters XIV gameplay.

May 24th, 2016
The Last Blade 2 Now Available on PS4 & PS Vita

SNK's classic weapon-based 2D fighter, The Last Blade 2, is now available for download on Playstation 4 and Vita exclusively through PSN. The PS4 port includes online play, trophies and features Cross Play, Cross Buy (PS4/Vita) and Cross Save. Last Blade 2 is currently priced at $14.99 ($13.49 for PS Plus subscribers).

May 19th, 2016
Gargos Revealed in New Killer Instinct Season 3 Gameplay Footage, Out May 27th

Iron Galaxy has finally unveiled Killer Instinct Season 3's next DLC character, Gargos. Check out what the returning Killer Instinct 2 boss can do in the latest gameplay videos, which show off his new look, retro costume, and even some random customizations. Gargos becomes available May 27th. Iron Galaxy also provided a new 4K quality Gargos desktop theme to get fans hype before his release.

May 19th, 2016
Street Fighter V Matsuda Family Concept Art + Dudley, Makoto, Elena & Captain Sawada

Capcom's CFN Portal released yet another batch of Street Fighter V concept art. In this set, we get to take a look at the entire Matsuda extended family! Along with Sean and Laura, who we know from SF3 and SF5, meet four other Matsudas in addition to two Capoeira martial artists. Read their full bios in TFG's full article! [UPDATE] Dudley, Makoto, Elena, Captain Sawada + others added!

May 19th, 2016 
King of Fighters XIV Team Yagami Official Trailer

SNK just posted their second official "team trailer" for The King of Fighters XIV. This time take a look at Team Yagami, starring Iori, Vice, and Mature. Note that this is the first time Mature has been shown in KOF XIV gameplay. The trailer highlights some of each characters new moves, specials, and Desperation Attacks.

May 17th, 2016
Street Fighter V Concept Art For Yang, Oro and Q

Capcom's CFN Portal uploaded 3 additional concept artworks featuring veteran Street Fighters. Yang, Oro and Q look exactly the same as you remember them in their new SFV concepts. The Capcom developers also mentioned in Q's bio that he is currently being investigated by C. Viper. Check out the new artwork for Q, Oro & Yang in additional to all recently released SFV concept art in TFG's full article.

May 16th, 2016
Travel Posters Pay Homage to Street Fighter 2 Stages

Fro Design Company created some hilariously clever "mock" travel posters based on the iconic locations of Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior. The details and characters seen in each of the posters will be immediately recognizable to those of us who know and love SF2's stages. 18" x 24" copies of any of the posters can be purchased on Fro Design Company's website for $30 + $5 shipping.

May 15th, 2016
Street Fighter EX Early Development Footage

An underrated classic, Street Fighter EX was the first 3D installment in the series. Praised for its unique characters, amazing music and solid gameplay, Arika's SFEX series is certainly memorable and an integral part of Street Fighter history. An interesting video recently surfaced on Youtube, showing an early developmental version of SFEX. This unfinished version even features unique "remixed" BGMs not found in the final game.

May 14th, 2016
More SFV Concept Art Featuring Yang, Yun, Guy, Maki, Zombie Costumes & Unused Character Designs

Capcom's CFN Portal posted some additional Street Fighter V concept artworks over the past few days, showing unused "scrapped" character designs, classic characters (such as Guy, Maki & Yun), plus some creepy "zombified" character costumes. See all the new artwork and read full descriptions of the "scrapped" character designs inside TFG's full article!

May 12th, 2016
Marvel VS Capcom 4 Fan Petition is Live

As you may have heard, Disney announced that they are stepping away from game publishing, but will now be licensing out their properties to other game creators. With Disney holding the rights to Marvel characters, fans of the MVC series have already thought ahead towards the "possibility" of a future sequel and created a petition for MVC4. (Sign it!) The petition will be sent to Disney, Marvel, Capcom, Sony & Microsoft.

May 11th, 2016
The King of Fighters XIV Japan Team Trailer

SNK uploaded the first official "team trailer" for The King of Fighters XIV. Team Japan is up first, with Kyo Kusanagi, Benimaru Nikaido and Goro Daimon getting the spotlight. The trailer runs about one and a half minutes long, and shows Goro Daimon in KOF XIV gameplay for the first time ever.

May 11th, 2016
Street Fighter V Concept Artwork For Guile's Boss, R. Mika's Wrestling Comrades & Shadaloo Cyborg

(First off, we're back from vacation! So thanks for your patience on this past week's fighting game news.) Capcom's CFN Portal has posted the latest batch of SFV concept artwork, providing a closer look at some lesser known characters in the Street Fighter universe. Included are wrestlers from the Iwashi Ga Hama Japan Women's pro-wrestling division, along with Guile's boss (Byron Taylor) and a Shadaloo cyborg.

May 4th, 2016
Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- "Let's Rock!" Edition Includes CD Soundtrack and Actual Records

If you're a fan of Guilty Gear soundtracks, your holy grail may have just arrived. The GGXrd -REVELATOR- "Let's Rock" editions for PS4 & PS3 include some unique musical items, such as actual red vinyl records with art sleeves, a CD soundtrack, Daisuke Ishiwatari's Soundlive 2014 recording, plus an official artbook. You can now pre-order the PS4 version on Rice digital for $99.99 or the PS3 version for $94.99.

May 1st, 2016
The King of Fighters 2000 Coming to PS4 May 3rd

The Last Blade 2 isn't the only SNK fighting game coming to Playstation 4 this month. The King of Fighters 2000 will become available through PSN in North America next Tuesday (May 3rd) as a "PS2 Classic". The release includes Trophy Support and costs $9.99. KOF 2000 was arguably best known for its Active Striker system, granting players a 4th team member who can perform an assist attack at any time.

April 29th, 2016
Mysterious NeoGeo Fighting Game Discovered is No Longer a Mystery, Game's Creator Found

A few weeks back, you might've heard some folks talking about an unknown, unfinished fighting game that was discovered on an old Neo Geo test board. Well, it didn't take long for the creator of that game to be found, and now we have some solid facts about this mystery fighter. The game was going to be called "Dragon's Heaven" and was created by Kengo Asai (Last Blade, Voltage Fighter Gowcaiser).

April 28th, 2016
TFG's KOF XIV Character Portrait Gallery is Live

TFG Webmaster here... I'm always looking to add new image galleries to TFG's vast collection of game profiles. Along with adding new art galleries for classic titles, I try to create galleries for new/unreleased games as soon as possible to showcase the "entire sets" of official artwork. With that said, KOF XIV's character portrait gallery is now live, featuring every character announced to date! P.S. All KOF14 TFG character profiles are now online!

April 28th, 2016
16 Minutes of King of Fighters XIV Gameplay From SNK Press Conference in Japan

While we've seen plenty of KOF XIV trailers the past few months, there hasn't been a whole lot of high quality "raw" gameplay footage available... but that's about to change. Today, SNK held a KOF XIV press conference event at Esports Square in Akihabara, Tokyo featuring the most recent playable build. Orochinagi posted a 16-minute gameplay video along with the latest KOF XIV details.

April 27th, 2016
Guile Joins Street Fighter V on April 28th

Capcom announced that Guile, the newest DLC fighter for Street Fighter V, will make his debut on April 28th (7pm PST/10pm EST) in North America. Guile will Flash Kick his way to Europe a day later on April 29th (2am GMT). To recap, check out Guile's reveal trailer, screens & details, plus over an hour of gameplay footage. Fans can purchase Guile and his classic SF2 stage with in-game Fight Money.

April 26th, 2016
SNK Playmore Changes Company Name Back to "SNK" With Classic Slogan, "The Future is Now"

There are very few game company slogans as immediately recognizable as SNK's "The Future is Now", which became iconic in 1990's arcades. Back in 2001, SNK was taken over by Playmore, only to change to "SNK Playmore" 2 years later. Now in 2016, SNKP's official twitter just announced that the company name will come full circle, returning simply to "SNK" and restoring "The Future is Now" as its official slogan! This can only be a sign of good things to come...  (Source: SNK Official Twitter)

April 25th, 2016
Full Length King of Fighters XIV Trailer Reveals 15 New Characters, Release Date & More

After releasing 12 "teaser" trailers since Sept. 2015, SNK has finally released a full length trailer for The King of Fighters XIV. This isn't some "compilation" trailer either... it actually reveals the full 50-character select screen, offering a look at all the teams! The trailer also shows off new stages & new modes, and confirms the official release date! KOF 14 hits PS4 in North America on Aug. 23, 2016.

April 24th, 2016
Killer Instinct Season 3 - Mira Official Trailer

Killer Instinct Season 3's latest newcomer, the female vampire known as Mira, now has an official trailer. The new trailer provides a close look at Mira and some of her in-game abilities. She also declares Maya as her sister in the trailer. Mira will become available in Killer Instinct Season 3 sometime this month.

April 22nd, 2016
Harada Says New Tekken 7: Fated Retribution Content is Coming in The Next Update

Bandai Namco Entertainment America uploaded a video interview featuring TEKKEN producer Katsuhiro Harada and designer Michael Murray. Harada begins by mentioning TEKKEN 7: FR's positive feedback from Final Round 19, and reminds everyone that the title is still a work in progress. He elaborates that new Rage Arts, new characters, and other new content will be added to the game in the next update.

April 21st, 2016
9-Minute GGXrd -REVELATOR- Trailer Shows off PS4/PS3 Version Modes & Characters

Today, Arc System Works uploaded a brand new Japanese trailer for the upcoming PS4/PS3 versions of Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR-. The trailer clocks in at 9 minutes long and runs through some of the game's exclusive console version modes, such as: Tutorial, Story, M.O.M., and new Online Battle Lobbies. GGXrd -REVELATOR- hits North America on June 7th and Europe on June 10th.

April 21st, 2016 
Over an Hour of SFV Guile Gameplay Footage

If you're excited about Guile's return to Street Fighter V, get a jump on his updated playstyle with over an hour of gameplay footage! Capcom Fighters posted a complete WSO stream archive showing Guile in all his glory. You'll also get a look at Guile's story costume based on his classic look, plus all 10 of his default colors.

April 20th, 2016
Melty Blood: AACC Now Available on Steam

Originally released in 2002, Melty Blood is a Doujin 2D fighter developed by Type-Moon and French-Bread. The third update to the title, Actress Again, was released in Japan in 2008 on Sega Naomi hardware and PS2. Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code is an arcade port of the PS2 version, and finally sees an official North American release through Steam, today! Check out the Steam version trailer and more details.

April 19th, 2016
The Last Blade 2 Hits PS4 & PS Vita on May 24th

One of SNK's most highly acclaimed 2D fighters is coming to Playstation 4 & Playstation Vita, complete with online multiplayer and cross play on May 24th. The developers, Code Mystics, promise "pixel perfect emulation" and smooth netplay. A bonus PS4 & PS Vita theme will also be given to all players who purchase the game. Now check out the new trailer for the PS4/Vita version!

April 19th, 2016
First 4 Figures Tekken 5 King 1:4 Statue Preview, Pre-orders Now Live

Video game statue creators, First 4 Figures, have opened pre-orders on their TEKKEN 5 King 1:4 scale statue this afternoon. There are 2 versions of the statue, TEKKEN 5 King (blue pants) and TEKKEN 5: DR King (black pants). Each comes in 2 editions: regular and exclusive (which comes with a wrestling ring themed base). Check out some preview images and read additional details of this awesome TEKKEN statue.

April 18th, 2016
Street Fighter V Guile Official Trailer, Screens, Artwork, Details + April Update News

Capcom has unveiled the first look at Street Fighter V's next free DLC fighter, Guile. The classic Airbase stage from SF2 will also be returning in SFV as the game's first DLC stage. Check out the official trailer, along with screenshots, artwork, and videos featuring Guile on his iconic stage. Also read up on Guile's revamped moveset and new details on SFV's April update, all while you listen to Guile's new SFV theme!

April 18th, 2016
Pop Culture Shock Street Fighter V Ryu 1:3 Statue Preview, Pre-orders Go Live Today

Pop Culture Shock Toys is back with another massive Street Fighter statue. This monster Ryu statue is 1:3 scale standing 29" inches tall, weighing in at 30 lbs, and will set you back a hefty $899.99. There are 3 versions of this Ryu statue: Normal Ryu, Battle Ryu (SFV costume) and Evil Ryu. Each version is limited to 350 units. Check out some preview photos and additional details. Pre-orders go live today at 3pm PST.

April 14th, 2016
12th KOF XIV Teaser Trailer Confirms Mai Shiranui & Newcomer Ninja, Banderas Hattori

It's Thursday again and you know what that means... a new King of Fighters XIV teaser trailer is live! This time, KOF veteran kunoichi Mai Shiranui returns and is confronted by Banderas Hattori, a ninja himself, who wants Mai to be his teacher. Mai refers to him as a "fake ninja" in the trailer and doesn't seem too impressed. On a side note, Banderas appears to have a few special moves based on Samurai Shodown ninjas.  

April 14th, 2016
Blazblue: Central Fiction Announced For PS4/PS3, Adds New Character "Es" From Xblaze

Arc System Works has officially announced Blazblue: Central Fiction for PS4 and PS3. The arcade roster will be joined by a new character for the console version, Es from Xblaze. This makes 5 new characters total for the new installment. Famitsu magazine also revealed the first screenshots of Central Fiction on console, featuring the new girl (Es), plus images of the console version main menu & story mode.

April 14th, 2016
"Classic Alex" Street Fighter V PC Mod Now Available, Screenshots & Video Footage

(That moment when a Street Fighter fan does a better job than Capcom of bringing Alex into SFV.) We don't normally post about the latest fighting game PC mods here on TFG, but this one is well-warranted. A modder named Pior just completed his SFV "classic Alex" costume mod, featuring Alex's original SF3 attire, plus an alternate version of Alex wearing his Capcom Fighting All-Stars jacket. Screenshots & videos? You got it.

April 13th, 2016
These Amazing Fan-Made Street Fighter V "Enhanced" Screenshots... Are Amazing.

Street Fighter V is a great looking game by itself... but with a little "help" from artist Duncan Harris, these enhanced SFV screenshots can simply be defined as works of art. Duncan used the best possible resolution with top-notch rendering & anti-aliasing, blended with the perfect camera angles, to capture some truly spectacular in-game SFV screenshots. That said, definitely check out his gallery over at Deadendthrills.

April 12th, 2016
Harada Offers Look at Leo Kliesen's Default Costume in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution

Every so often, TEKKEN series producer Katsuhiro Harada posts interesting production images for the latest TEKKEN installments on the Japanese site, Twipple. His upload early this morning gives us a highly detailed look at Leo's character model & default costume for TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution. Here's a direct link to the high quality image, showing Leo's in-game model from a variety of angles.  (Sources: Twipple, Katsuhiro Harada)

April 10th, 2016
Check Out Every Single Street Fighter V Color & Costume Currently Available

A Steam Community member (洋娃娃) has compiled images of every selectable Street Fighter V character's in-game colors & costumes available in the game thus far. Each character color is also conveniently numbered as they are in the game. Here's the link to view all of the images.

April 9th, 2016
DOA5: Last Round Core Fighters Hits 6 Million Downloads, 26 Characters Currently F2P

Koei Tecmo announced that the free-to-play version of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round just reached 6 million downloads across PS4, PS3 and XB1. To celebrate, they are making 26 out of the game's 35 characters free-to-play until April 11th (12:00 JST). Included on the F2P list are some of the most recent DLC fighters, including: Honoka, Raidou, Phase 4 & Nyotengu. Naotora Ii is still locked unless you purchase her.  (Source: DOA5LR Official)

April 7th, 2016
11th KOF XIV Teaser Trailer Reveals Mui Mui & Kukri

It's another Thursday and another new KOF XIV trailer for fans to analyze. Just under a minute long, the new trailer confirms 2 newcomers: Mui Mui and Kukri. Mui Mui is a kung-fu expert who is originally from SNK's pachinko title, Dragon Gal. She is the last successor to the dragon clan, and loves to eat (maybe she's related to Li Xiangfei). Secondly, Kukri is a mysterious hooded fighter whose power is controlling sand.

April 7th, 2016 
New King of Fighters XIV Screenshot Confirms The Return of "Special Intros" Between Fighters

SNK Playmore has been randomly releasing new KOF XIV screenshots each week via Twitter. One of the latest screenshots shows a classic pre-fight interaction between Geese Howard and his faithful henchman, Billy Kane. This confirms the return of "special intro" animations which will occur between specific fighters before each match. Hopefully SNK will include many more of these in KOF 14!

April 5th, 2016
Killer Instinct's Shadow Jago is Now a Permanently Available DLC Character

Iron Galaxy announced today that Shadow Jago has become a "permanently available" DLC character in Killer Instinct Season 3. Previously, players could only obtain Shadow Jago during during special promotional periods. But now, anyone can add Shadow Jago (or Shago) to the roster, for the price of $9.99. Note that no current bundles of KI Season 3 include Shadow Jago on the roster. (Source: Ultra-Combo)

April 3rd, 2016
Major Capcom Fighting Game Designer Now Working For SNK Playmore

It's been confirmed that designer & producer Hidetoshi Ishizawa (Neo_G) has departed from Capcom to work for SNK Playmore. Ishizawa's decorated resume lists a ton of iconic fighting games, including: MVC2, MVC3, CVS2, SF3 series, SFA2 & Darkstalkers. With SNK Playmore planning on reviving other classic franchises after KOF14, it would appear Ishizawa wants to continue his work in the genre. Definitely good news for SNK fans! (Sources: SRK, MMCafe, Neo_G)

April 3rd, 2016
Capcom Unveils a Plethora of Street Fighter V Concept Art Featuring Classic Fighters

Capcom recently unveiled 41 concept artworks of characters from the Street Fighter universe, most of whom currently don't appear in SFV. These include classics from SF1: Eagle, Retsu, Geki, Lee, Mike & Joe; SFA: Rose, Gen & Sodom; and others who haven't yet been playable in a Street Fighter game: Haggar, Delta Red, Go Hibiki; and even the SF2 intro guys: Scott & Max. See all the artwork over at TFG's updated SFV Concept Art Gallery.

April 2nd, 2016
Heihachi Mishima Just Got a New Default Costume in TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution

Looks like there was some truth to Capcom/Namco's April Fools page from yesterday (now offline). An image of a new costume for Heihachi Mishima was teased on that very page, and now we have confirmation that Heihachi will indeed have badass new (default) attire in TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution. Check out his new character artwork along with 7 screenshots!

April 2nd, 2016
TEKKEN 7 North American Tour Continues This Weekend, Full Locations & Dates

As the long wait for the console version of TEKKEN 7 continues, the good news is that the game will be appearing in playable form at many locations across North America. The official 2016 TEKKEN 7 tour continues this weekend at Wizard World St. Louis. Other stops include major FGC events: CEO, Combo Breaker, Summer Jam X, SCR and EVO. Take a look at the tour locations to find out when T7 will be nearest you.

April 2nd, 2016
Guilty Gear 2: Overture Now Available on Steam

Guilty Gear 2: Overture was an obscure "action / real time strategy" spin-off title made by Arc System Works exclusively for Xbox 360 back in 2007. The story is set 5 years after the first Guilty Gear fighting game. GGXrd's Sin Kiske also made his first appearance in the title. Out of the blue, GG2: Overture is now available on Steam for $11.99. If you're a fan of Guilty Gear lore, this might be a worthy pickup. Check out the Steam launch trailer.

April 2nd, 2016
Street Fighter V Alex Video Roundup: Combos, Setups, Compilations & More!

It's been only half a week since Alex joined the SFV roster, but the Street Fighter community has already uploaded a plethora of content starring the SF3 veteran. Instead of posting separate articles for each and every Alex video, how about one single page packed with the best of the best SFV Alex content? With that said, enjoy TFG's SFV Alex video roundup for your educational and entertainment purposes.

April 2nd, 2016
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore Coming to Playstation Vita on April 5th, Launch Trailer

The long-awaited PS Vita version of Skullgirls: 2nd Encore is all ready for launch on April 5th. The mobile version of the title is cross-buy, so owners of the PS4 version will receive the Vita version for free. 2nd Encore includes all 5 DLC characters, fully-voiced story mode, new challenges, trials & survival mode, plus trophy support. The title also features cross-play with PS4/PS3 versions. Check out the new launch trailer.

April 1st, 2016
Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- PS4 Demo Now Available in Japan, Supports Legacy Controllers

The pre-order demo of Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- will be launched worldwide April 5th, but is available right now in Japan. It's also been confirmed that the PS4 version of REVELATOR is backwards compatible with PS3 fightsticks & pads. Thanks to Lab Zero's driver, REVELATOR's legacy controller support is as simple as plug-and-play (a constant Dualshock 4 connection isn't even required).

April 1st, 2016
Shadaloo & The Mishima Zaibatsu Present "CASH.COM"

It appears Capcom and Namco are having a bit of fun this April Fools day. A new page on Capcom's site, called "CASH.COM", appears to be selling some interesting Street Fighter and TEKKEN merchandise. Some links actually redirect to TEKKEN Official, as Namco had a part in this as well. One item hints at a new costume for Heihachi in TEKKEN 7, while others are random items from series lore. The site is currently only in Japanese, but still funny... especially some of those ads.

April 1st, 2016
Yoshinori Ono & Snake Eyes Appear on Playstation's "Makers and Gamers: Street Fighter"

Playstation uploaded a 15-minute mini-documentary on Youtube, featuring Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono and professional Street Fighter player, Darryl "Snake Eyez" Lewis. After recapping the career of Snake Eyez, the video explores the concept of how a fighting game evolves into something different after it's released and under the control of a competitive player.
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