(Quarter 3 - 2013)

September 27th, 2013
P4: Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Details, Screens & Art

TFG's preview for Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold is up and running! Along with all the currently known gameplay details, feast your eyes on 20 HD screenshots and official artwork for the 3 new characters! As always, TFG's preview profile will be kept updated as new details arise. In addition, character profiles have been created for Yukari Takeba, Junpei Iori and Sho Minazuki.

September 26th, 2013
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II - Season 1 Released Today

Today, Machinima posted the entire first season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy II on Youtube. Season 1 features 10 episodes, each around 10 minutes long. If you're interested in seeing a completely new take on the MK universe, grab a drink & some popcorn, and watch Season 1 right here. A second season is also planned for this series which will mark the return of Liu Kang, Ermac and Kenshi.

September 26th, 2013
Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Trailer

Nope, you didn't read that wrong. That's actually the name of the upcoming update to Persona 4 Arena... the arcade version anyway. Coming to Japan arcades in Winter 2013, P4: UUSH will add Junpei Iori & Yukari Takeba from Persona 3, along with a brand new character named Sho Minazuki. Check out the brand new trailer! The story of P4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold takes place shortly after the events of Persona 4 Arena.

September 26th, 2013
JJBA: ASB - Lisa & Joseph Trailer + Tutorial Video

Today, "old" Joseph Joestar and Lisa Lisa have hit the Japanese PSN store as DLC for 300 yen each (about $3.00 USD). The third campaign, "The Ripple Masters" can also be downloaded. Here's a brand new trailer from Namco showing Joseph & Lisa in gameplay for the first time. The trailer also teases the 3 upcoming DLC characters: Iced, Anasui and Baoh. Also, CaptainSaltyPete put together a video tutorial on the system mechanics.

September 25th, 2013
Project EF-12: a Free 3D Fighting Game Engine

Project EF-12 was unveiled over the weekend in TGS 2013's Indie Game section. Similar to M.U.G.E.N, Project EF-12 is a free, fully customizable 3D fighting game engine which takes its inspiration from the likes of Tekken, Virtua Fighter & Soul Calibur. Users can edit pretty much everything, including characters & their moves, stages, and the appearance of the HUD. Hit the link for more details and some video footage of EF-12.

September 24th, 2013
Tekken Revolution 1.02 Update Now Available

The free 407 MB Tekken Revolution update hit PSN in North America today. To recap, this update adds Feng, Nina, Miguel and Kuma to the roster along with several new stages. Also, the new Character Unlock Pass is now available for purchase (along with new premium effects & alternate costumes), and the rank cap has been raised to Byakko (21 dan). For further details on this update, head over to the official website for the game.

September 24th, 2013
Injustice: Gods Among Us Patch 1.06 Release Notes

NetherRealm Studios just released all the patch notes for the latest Injustice: Gods Among Us patch, in detail. The 1.06 patch goes live on October 1st and contains a variety of new options, gameplay changes, arena changes, character tweaks and more. NetherRealm even detailed all of the changes made to each individual character in the game.

September 22nd, 2013 [UPDATE]
Killer Instinct - 15 Screens of Sadira & New Stage

Earlier at Tokyo Game Show '13, an official trailer for Sadira, the newcomer to Killer Instinct, was released. If you're digging this design so far, check out 15 brand new screenshots featuring Sadira (and her stage) on TFG's KI3 preview profile. These new screenshots aren't exactly "HD", but do supply a clear look at the spider-infested stage design and Sadira's costume(s). [UPDATE] Over half of the screenshots were upgraded to HD quality.

September 21st, 2013
Sega Announces New 2D Fighter at TGS '13

If you thought there were "enough" Japanese fighting games on the market featuring girls in skirts battling each other with swords... good old Sega would be the first to disagree! At TGS '13, Sega announced Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, a new 2D fighting franchise featuring characters from the Dengeki Bunko light novel publishing label. Also revealed at TGS were some screenshots, artwork, and a short gameplay clip.

September 21st, 2013
Blazblue: Chronophantasma - TGS '13 Gameplay

Straight from the TGS '13 floor, check out some off-screen gameplay footage of the Playstation 3 version of Blazblue: Chronophantasma featuring the 3 console exclusive characters: Kagura Mutsuki, Yuki Terumi and Kokonoe.

September 21st, 2013
KI (2013) - Orchid Teased in New Sadira Trailer

Gamespot just uploaded a new trailer for Sadira, the first completely new character to be revealed for Xbox One's Killer Instinct. This new trailer gives us a much closer look at the new spider-like combatant and also gives a brief glimpse of a returning veteran, Black Orchid.

September 19th, 2013
English Preview of Daigo Umehara's Manga

The manga based on the legendary Street Fighter player, Daigo "The Beast" Umehara, went on sale last Friday in Japan. To Live is to Game starts in Daigo's middle school years, leading up to when he won the Japanese National Tournament. Street Fighter II was the main game of this period, and many memorable gameplay scenes from SFII (and 3rd Strike) cleverly make an appearance. Here are the first 40 pages of the manga, translated in English!

September 19th, 2013
TGS '13: Soul Calibur: Lost Swords Debut Trailer

Today at Tokyo Game Show '13, Namco Bandai unveiled the first trailer for Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, the upcoming free-to-play "single player" fighting game for PS3. Just under 2-minutes long, the trailer shows off gameplay with Mitsurugi, Siegfried and Sophitia. Stay tuned for more details on this title as they arise.

September 19th, 2013
JJBA: All-Star Battle Coming to North America

Namco Bandai announced today that JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will see a release in North America and Europe! The CyberConnect2 developed fighter will be coming stateside to Playstation 3 sometime in 2014. Stay tuned for further details on the English version of the game. By the way, TFG's full review of the Japanese version of JJBA: ASB is currently in progress! (Source: NBG EU)

September 19th, 2013
I-No & Axl GGXrd -SIGN- Artwork, Playable in Nov.

A new scan from Fmaitsu magazine reveals the official Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- artwork for Axl Low and I-No. The return of these two Guilty Gear veterans was confirmed last week, as they both appear briefly in the most recent trailer. Also revealed in the Famitsu article is that Axl and I-No will be playable at GGXrd's location test this coming November.

September 14th, 2013
Rolento Ultra SF4 Artwork Creation Process

Capcom's Tomoaki Ayano is back with another blog about the new character artwork for Ultra Street Fighter 4. This time, he walks through the process behind Rolento's official artwork, giving us a look at some of the early concepts. Capcom Unity also posted an English translation of the original blog. If you missed last month's blog, also check out the step-by-step process behind Elena's official USF4 artwork. 

September 13th, 2013
KOF XIII Steam Edition Released Today

The PC version of King of Fighters XIII was released today, alongside a new trailer. KOF XIII: Steam Edition features "vastly improved "netcode over the console versions, and contains the most recent balance changes from the arcade version. KOF XIII: Steam Edition also features new graphics & performance options to cater to players with lower performance PCs, including "Static" and "Dynamic" background options.

September 13th, 2013
Capcom Fighting Evolution Hits PSN Next Week

Following the footsteps of Capcom VS SNK 2, Capcom Fighting Evolution is coming to PSN in North America next week as a PS2 Classic. Like CVS2 on PSN, CFE won't contain updated graphics, features, or online play... it's simply a port of the 2004 PS2 version. If you're not familiar with what Capcom Fighting Evolution is all about, be sure to read TFG's full review. CFE was released on PSN in Japan last December for about $14.

September 12th, 2013
MK: Legacy II Coming Sept. 26th, New Trailer

A new trailer for Mortal Kombat: Legacy season 2 was released today. It was also announced that the web series will return this month, on the 26th of September 2013. Check out the brand new 3-minute trailer on Machinima.

September 12th, 2013
Tekken Revolution "Update 1.2" Alt. Costumes Trailer

As you may know, this month's free update to Tekken Revolution will be adding some new alternate costumes (paid DLC) in addition to the 4 new characters (Nina, Feng, Miguel & Kuma). Namco Bandai EU released a new Tekken Revolution trailer showing off some of these new costumes in action. "Update 1.2" is currently available in Europe and will arrive on September 24th in North America.

September 12th, 2013
Kokonoe Announced as DLC Character in Blazblue: CP 

A new DLC character has been confirmed for the PS3 exclusive, Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma. Best known from her 'Help Me! Professor Kokonoe' skits, Kokonoe the catgirl will bring the power of science into battle along with a hammer and wrench as weapons. Her 'Graviton Gauge' also enables the use of various elemental attacks. Check out the first screenshots of Kokonoe in action, along with her official ChronoPhantasma artwork!

September 11th, 2013
Free-to-Play Soul Calibur Title Coming to PS3

A scan from the latest Famitsu magazine confirms a new Soul Calibur title in development for Playstation 3 called Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, a name which Namco Bandai trademarked back in July. Besides being "free-to-play" like Tekken Revolution, no further details have been given. Knowing Namco, it won't take long for them to give us some more info. So stay tuned!

September 9th, 2013
New GGXrd -Sign- Trailer Confirms Axl & I-No

Arc System Works unveiled a new Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- trailer during Sony's recent Japan press conference. Just over a minute long, the new trailer confirms the return of Axl Low and I-no. Arc System Works' Takeshi Yamanaka also confirmed both Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 versions of the game via Twitter. While no specific release dates were given, GGXrd -SIGN- is scheduled for a Spring 2014 arcade release.

September 7th, 2013
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Tops Japan Sales Charts

Namco Bandai released their "week 1" sales numbers for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle. The game has already sold 425,718 units in Japan, making it the current #1 selling video game in Japan. This also makes All-Star Battle one of the fastest selling fighting games in recent times. To get the full picture, check out this first week sales chart comparing other top-selling fighting games to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle.

September 6th, 2013
Killer Instinct New Colors & Graphics Update

Maximillian sat down with Double Helix producer Michael Willette to talk alternate character colors in Killer Instinct for Xbox One. The 8-minute video shows off some of the color variations for Jago, Glacius, Sabrewulf, and Thunder. If you haven't watched any KI (2013) gameplay footage in a while, you also might notice some new character animations and graphical effects which were recently added to the engine.

September 6th, 2013
Under Night In-Birth Update Released, New Character

An update to the 2D fighting game, Under Night In-Birth, hit Japanese arcades today. The "Exe: Late" upgrade adds Chaos as a playable character. It was also just revealed that Exe: Late will include an additional guest character, Akatsuki, from Akatsuki Blitzkampf (an obscure doujin fighting game). French Bread released 5 screenshots featuring Akatsuki, along with his Under Night In-Birth character artwork.

September 5th, 2013
JJBA: ASB Combo Video Roundup, Sept. 10th Patch

Since the release of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle last week, several combo videos have been popping up online. Some infinite combos and bugs have also been found, but CyberConnect2 announced that an upcoming patch (coming Sept. 10th) will fix these. The developers also announced that due to the great sales of the game, the DLC character, Pannacotta Fuugo, will be released on Sept. 12th for free.

September 4th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Miguel & Kuma Joining Tekken Revolution Roster

Joining Nina & Feng Wei, the upcoming major Tekken Revolution update (Coming Sept. 11th in Europe & Sept. 24th in North America) will also add Miguel & Kuma (confirmed on the official website). Other new features of the update, include: New costumes & premium effects, purchasable "character unlock pass" (making it easier to unlock characters), 60-minute premium session option, rank limit extend, plus additional bug & balance tweaking.

September 3rd, 2013
DOA5 Ultimate Released, Free Version on PSN

Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate was released today on PS3 & Xbox 360 for $34.99. Story Mode (same one as DOA5) can also be bought for an additional $14.99. On PSN, a free-to-play version of the game called DOA5 Ultimate: Core Fighters is available. This version includes 4 playable fighters: Kasumi, Ayane, Hayabusa & Hayate (plus Hitomi & Jann Lee for a limited time), and most game modes. In the free version, new characters cost $3.99 each.

September 3rd, 2013
Chaos Code Now Available on North American PSN

Chaos Code, the Taiwanese 2D fighting game makes its official North American debut on Playstation Network today! You can download it on PSN for the low price of $11.99. As previously reported, the game doesn't feature online mode in its current state, but FK Digital confirmed that a future patch will enable online play. In case you missed it last month, here's the English trailer for Chaos Code.

September 2nd, 2013
"I Am Street Fighter" 25th Anniversary Documentary

Capcom released their 72-minute "I Am Street Fighter" documentary on the official Street Fighter Youtube channel. This documentary was originally exclusive to the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set, but is now publicly available online to everyone. The movie features interviews with Yoshinori Ono and Seth Killian, alongside many hardcore fans of Street Fighter.

September 1st, 2013 [UPDATE]
Xuan Dou Zhi Wang Sept. 3rd Update Detailed

Tencent Games recently detailed their upcoming Sept. 3rd update to Xuan Dou Zhi Wang. Firstly, the roller skating girl from the opening, Ciel, will be joining the roster. A new mode called Source Energy Discharge enables players to select a 3-player team and square off against CPU opponents & powerful boss, Crazy Brazel. Alternate skins for Jack and Claire will also be added. Check out new artwork, a Ciel video movelist, and...

August 31st, 2013
Rumor: Tekken 7 on Namco's New Arcade Board

In the past, Namco has developed new installments to Tekken using arcade boards based on the latest Playstation hardware. For example, Tekken 5 was developed for Namco Arcade System 256, and TTT2 for System 369. Japanese site, inatekken, suggested that Namco is developing a new arcade board (System 478) possibly based on PS4 hardware. According to the rumor, Tekken 7 is one of the games planned to debut on the hardware.

August 30th, 2013
Screenshot of BGM Customization in JJBA: ASB

A recent (translated) screenshot of the Background Music Customization mode in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle has surfaced. As we reported yesterday, All-Star Battle allows you to not only change the BGM's of each stage, but also add music from your PS3 HDD (and even has a randomize option). This mode seems to function very similarly to Tekken Tag Tournament 2's "Tekken Tunes" Mode!

August 30th, 2013
Spawn Confirmed for Soul Calibur 2 HD Online

Looks like Heihachi won't be the only guest character appearing in Soul Calibur II HD Online! Spawn and Heihachi will meet for the first time ever when the game launches this Fall on PS3 & Xbox 360. Namco Bandai released HD 10 screenshots showing Spawn in the upcoming online-enabled, upgraded version of one of the greatest fighting games of all time, Soul Calibur II. Are we hype yet?!

August 29th, 2013
Viewtiful Joe to Guest Star in Combo Crew

Capcom platforming icon, Viewtiful Joe, is set to appear as a playable guest character in the mobile beat-em-up title, Combo Crew. Joe isn't playable yet, but an upcoming update will unlock him. Combo Crew is only $0.99 on Android and the AppStore. If you want to check out what the game looks like and see Viewtiful Joe in action, here's a new trailer for Combo Crew.

August 29th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Even More JJBA: All-Star Battle Details

In the wake of All-Star Battle's release in Japan, even more details on the PS3 exclusive have emerged. In addition to the specifics we reported earlier this week, the latest details include: unlockable characters in-game, unique stage music & BGM customization, alternate costumes, online player cards, ghost data, and much more! Also check out some brand new gameplay videos and rumors on future DLC characters.

August 29th, 2013
New JJBA: ASB Trailer Reveals 5 New DLC Characters

To celebrate today's release of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, Namco Bandai uploaded a new trailer which confirms new DLC characters: Iggy, Yangu, Fugo and Baoh (from another manga series written and illustrated by Hirohiko Araki)! Previously confirmed DLC character Yoshikage Kira is also shown in the trailer. In addition, here's a magazine scan showing off some of the new characters.

August 28th, 2013
Xuan Dou Zhi Wang "Beat-em-up" Coming to

Chinese developer, Tencent Games is working on "beat-em-up" version of Xuan Dou Zhi Wang to be released on mobile devices. They didn't announce it themselves, but a video trailer for the game has popped up online. Judging from the trailer, Xuan Dou Zhi Wang "Mobile Edition" appears to have 4 selectable fighters to start with, those being: Yan, Ell Blue, Brazel and Claire Fox. 

August 27th, 2013
King of Fighters MOBA Game in The Works

Remember that "KOF Online" RPG game a few years ago that got canceled? Well, it looks like an RPG-like King of Fighters title will actually see the light of day. The South Korean-based developer, Dragonfly is working on new MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game based on KOF. The beta version of the game is set to launch in Thailand on September 4th. Check out several character reveal videos for KOF Online: MOBA.

August 27th, 2013
Killer Instinct Free Version Character Rotation

It was reported a while back that a free-to-play version Killer Instinct for Xbox One will be available for download. This version will feature Jago to start with, and additional characters can be purchased individually ($4.99 each) and in a variety of DLC packs. In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Ken Lobb revealed that KI will introduce a free character rotation system, giving new players a new character to try out every few months or so.

August 26th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Tons of Details on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: ASB 

As you might've heard, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle scored a perfect 40/40 on Famitsu, making it the 3rd fighting game in history to ever achieve this. With the game's release only 2 days away, today's latest coverage is some of the most detailed yet. Some recently translated magazine scans tell us all about System Basics, Customize, Stages, Situation Finish, various in-game Modes & Styles, and other specifics.

August 25th, 2013
Chaos Code Will be $12 on PSN, Online Mode Patch

As we reported two weeks ago, Chaos Code is coming to Playstation Network in North America "very soon". Siliconera recently reported the game will be priced at a very reasonable $12. Keep in mind, the earlier Asia PSN release of Chaos Code last December did not feature an online mode. However, FK Digital has plans to release a patch enabling online play in both versions. For game details, artwork and screens, check out TFG's Chaos Code profile.

August 24th, 2013
KI (2013) Fresh Details & New Character Revealed

Earlier today, Gametrailers released a Chief Thunder combo trailer (which strangely was taken offline shortly afterwards). The end of the trailer teased a brand new character for the game, whom is currently unnamed. The new female character has a completely new fighting style involving aerial attacks and what seem to be spider webs. Check out video footage of the new character and also read up on tons of new game details!

August 24th, 2013
Nina & Feng Coming to Tekken Revolution in Sept.

Another free update is coming to the free-to-play Tekken Revolution this September. Nina Williams and Feng Wei will be joining the roster as unlockable characters. In addition, some new stages will be added, and new alternate costumes & premium effects will be available for purchase. Namco Bandai also released several new screenshots with this announcement.

August 23rd, 2013
DOA5U - 231 Unlockable Costumes, New Tag Mode

Tecmo Koei just announced DOA5: Ultimate will have a total of 231 unlockable costumes, doubling the amount from the prequel. Tecmo also confirmed 2 VS 2 online tag mode, enabling co-op gameplay against other teams (similar to TTT2's online Pair Play feature). In addition, a new character points system will debut (similar to SF4's battle points system) and is designed to show a player's skill level with each character.

August 23rd, 2013
Yatagarasu to be Released as Legend of Raven on Vita

Nicalis (publisher of indie titles such as Cave Story) announced they will be bringing the PC doujin fighter, Yatagarasu, to the Playstation Vita later this year under a new name, "Legend of Raven". In the wake of this news, TFG's preview profile for Legend of Raven is up and running, featuring over 20 screenshots, character artwork, and all the game details we know! Also check out the official website for Legend of Raven.

August 23rd, 2013
SNES SF2 Trilogy Now Available on Wii U eShop

No, you didn't read it wrong... there's actually fighting game news with "Wii U" in the headline! 3 Capcom classics from the SNES days have made their way to the Wii U eShop: Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 2: Turbo and Super Street Fighter 2, each priced at $7.99. Discounts are also available for buying multiple titles. All 3 games feature Miiverse support but no online play. Capcom also released Wii U trailers for each title.

August 22nd, 2013
Blazblue: ChronoPhantasma Story Mode Preview

Famitsu released some screenshots of Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma's Story Mode. Weighing in at over 30 hours, the sequel's story mode is broken up into 3 scenarios all leading up to the game's true ending: Chrono Phantasma, Six Heroes and Sector Seven. Along with 5 screenshots, Famitsu also gave a preview of Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma's plot.

August 21st, 2013
Ubisoft Unveils The Fighter Within for Xbox One

At Gamescom '13, Ubisoft revealed a new motion controlled fighter called The Fighter Within for the Xbox One. Powered by Kinect 2, the game is said to have "unprecedented 1 to 1 precision movement tracking." So far, Ubisoft released 6 screenshots, some character bios, and a trailer. So far, Ubisoft released 6 HD screenshots, 3 character bios and a trailer. There's also some off-screen footage from Gamescom with actual gameplay.

August 20th, 2013
New Fighting Game Deals on Playstation Network

Throughout the year, PSN has offered solid discounts on fighting games (and even some freebies), the best deals via the Playstation Plus service. Today, they're offering some fresh PS Plus discounts, including: Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 for $10.00, Dead or Alive 5: Plus for $10.00, Street Fighter X Tekken for $19.59, Divekick for $7.99, and the original PSP hit Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower is now completely free to download.  (Source: PS.Blog)

August 20th, 2013
Divekick Now Available on PSN and Steam

Divekick, the indie fighting game that started as a joke (and possibly still is a joke) is now available for $9.99 on Playstation Network ($7.99 for PS+ members) and Steam. The PSN versions supports cross-buy, which means you'll own both the PS3 & Vita versions by buying one. Divekick features 13 characters, GGPO online play, Local VS play, Story Mode, and trophies.

August 20th, 2013
KI3 Pricing & Bundles Announced, HD Wallpapers

Microsoft announced the pricing structure for the Xbox One exclusive, Killer Instinct. For $19.99, the "Combo Breaker" bundle includes 6 launch characters, all default stages and Training Mode. The $39.99 "Ultra Combo" bundle contains the 6 launch characters + 2 post-launch DLC characters, more stages, character accessory packs, alt. costumes, and the original arcade game. In addition, some HD wallpapers were added to the TFG profile.

August 19th, 2013
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle Intro

The full opening movie of CyberConnect2's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle has appeared online. All Star Battle's colorful intro packs a jazzy soundtrack and shows off some of the game's artistic flavor & "comic style" graphics engine. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will be released in Japan on August 29th.

August 17th, 2013
Elena USF4 Art Creation Process on Capcom Blog

Capcom's Saikyo Blog released some interesting images showing the step-by-step process in creating Elena's Ultra Street Fighter IV artwork. Producer Tomoaki Ayano explains that the team started with 3 main sketches of Elena before choosing the final pose to be made into the official version. I would guess (hope) they'll be doing this for all 4 of the returning SFXT characters coming to Ultra SF4... so stay tuned.

August 17th, 2013
KOF XIII Steam Edition to Feature Balance Changes

The upcoming "Steam Edition" of King of Fighters XIII will come with the balance changes that appear in the latest arcade build of the game, KOF XIII: Climax. In addition, the user interface, menus & configurations will be based on the Xbox 360 version. KOF XIII: Steam Edition will also feature some graphics & performance options to cater to players lower performance PCs, including "Static" and "Dynamic" background options.

August 16th, 2013
P4A (Update) Movelists, Location Test Footage

Some cam video footage of the Persona 4 Arena (update) location test has already hit Youtube. To start off, here are 5 videos from the loketest going on in Japan (courtesy of Aristobule). In addition, check the movelists for the 2 new characters appearing in the update, Yukari & Junpei.

August 16th, 2013
Persona 4 Arena Update Adding 2 New Fighters

The arcade version of Persona 4 Arena will be receiving an update which adds 2 new fighters to the roster: Yukari Takeba & Junpei Iori from Persona 3. In addition, new "Shadow-Type" versions of characters will be playable. Following last weekend's GGXrd -SIGN- location test, Aksys is holding a location test event for the updated version of P4A this weekend in Tokyo. Siliconera posted first impressions and screens of the new P4A.

August 16th, 2013
Killer Instinct (2013) Chief Thunder Reveal Trailer

Double Helix just released an official reveal trailer for Chief Thunder in Killer Instinct (2013). Along with getting a close look at Chief Thunder's updated design, the video highlights his new techniques and various gameplay tools, fully detailed by the Double Helix dev-team. Chief Thunder will be playable at Gamescom '13, so we'll be seeing even more footage of the chief later this month.

August 15th, 2013 [UPDATE]
AquaPazza Coming to North America This November

Are you a fan of obscure Japanese fighting games? As seen on Play-Asia, a North America version of AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match is scheduled to be released on PS3 this November (as a disc-based title and PSN download) for $29.99. The console version contains everything from the Arcade version in addition to some new features, including: Additional characters, Story Mode, Network Mode, Gallery Mode, and an updated Training Mode.

August 14th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Chaos Code Headed to PSN in North America

Last December, the 2011 arcade 2D fighting game Chaos Code by Taiwanese developers FK Digital was released on PSN in several Asia regions. Arc System Works has helped FK Digital get Chaos Code to North America, and the company just confirmed that the game will be released soon on Playstation Network! Early reports also say Chaos Code will be priced at a very affordable $12. Those looking for a fresh 2D fighter should check out the brand new PSN trailer. Stay tuned for further info on Chaos Code.

August 13th, 2013
International Petition for Xuan Dou Zhi Wang

The RuggedSource Youtube team has spoken with Tencent Games in China in an effort to have Xuan Dou Zhi Wang (AKA King of Combat) released in English. Their goal is set at 10,000 signatures, and right now they've got quite a long ways to go. If you're even slightly interested in seeing a localized version of this intriguing 2D fighting game, definitely give this petition a sign!

August 13th, 2013
GGXX AC+R & SFXT for PS Vita on Sale Today

If you're looking to improve your mobile fighting games library, Sony is offering a sale on the PS Vita versions of Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R and Street Fighter X Tekken. Starting today (until Aug. 20th), you can pick up GGXXAC+R for $10.49 ($7.34 for PS+ members) and SFXT for $27.99 ($19.59 for PS+). In related news, the PS3 version of the "Plus R" update for GGXXAC+ was recently released in Japan. Still no word on the western release.

August 11th, 2013
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Location Test

The first location test of Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is currently going on at the Sega Akihabara Building 1 in Tokyo, Japan. Cam footage of the game has been popping up on Youtube over the past few hours, giving us a first look at some of the recently announced characters. Shoryuken.com also released some early first impressions from players on the scene, along with screen-grabs showing Potemkin, Chipp, Millia, and others in action.

August 10th, 2013
Blazblue: Alter Memory Anime Trailer

A trailer for the upcoming anime adaptation of Blazblue was just released. The trailer opens with cinematics from the games in order, starting with Calamity Trigger and ending with ChronoPhantasma. This suggests that the anime will continue the story further. The anime, BlazBlue: Alter Memory, will be released in October 2013. Also check out the official website for Blazblue: Alter Memory.

August 8th, 2013
Kunimitsu & Devil Jin Coming to Tekken Revolution

Producer Katsuhiro Harada just announced a new Tekken Revolution event via Twitlonger. The Tekken Revolution "Summer Campaign" adds Devil Jin and Kunimitsu to the roster as unlockable characters, along with various Fight Money & Gift Point bonuses. The date of the event is 8/8 through 8/19.

August 8th, 2013
JJBA: All-Star Battle 5-Minute Manga Trailer

As you may know, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will feature events that take place from Part 1 to Part 8 of the manga. The latest 5-minute trailer does a quick run-through of key battles from the manga in order from beginning to end (possible spoiler alerts). The trailer also shows an in-game gallery, character model viewer and customize mode.

August 8th, 2013
King of Fighters XIII Headed to PC via Steam

From the looks of it, a PC version of King of Fighters XIII is set to hit Steam. A 2-minute trailer for "King of Fighters XIII: Steam Edition" was leaked on the Steam website. Currently there's no official word on the specifics or the release date, but stay tuned!

August 7th, 2013
Zatanna Confirmed as 6th DLC Character for Injustice 

Today, Injustice producer Ed Boon announced the sixth DLC character for the game, Zatanna. Also revealed was a gameplay trailer for Zatanna, just under 3 minutes long. The wait won't be long for Zatanna, as she is being released next Tuesday, August 13, for $4.99 on PS3 and 400 MS Points on Xbox 360.

August 6th, 2013
Siliconera Interviews Harada on Tekken Revolution

Siliconera posted another new interview with Tekken producer, Katsuhiro Harada, this time on Tekken Revolution. In the interview, Harada talks about the concept behind Tekken Revolution, the "RPG" element of the game, and some other topics. Harada-san also mentions that he wants to take the Ghost Battle system of Tekken and improve it to make CPU AI ghosts fight more like humans. Read the full interview at Siliconera!

August 5th, 2013
GGXrd Chipp, May, Potemkin & Venom Art, Movelists

Tonight, Arc System Works confirmed 4 characters for Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- by the way of character artwork & movelists! Check out the updated designs of Chipp Zanuff, May, Potemkin, and Venom!

August 3rd, 2013
Harada Talks Tekken X Street Fighter With Siliconera

Siliconera recently asked Katsuhiro Harada some questions about the highly anticipated crossover, Tekken X Street Fighter. It's been nearly 3 years since Harada-san announced the development of Tekken X SF, and it's most certainly still in the plans. Since the announcement, Harada & Namco have been very secretive about the project, and are waiting for the "right time" to release the game. Check out the full interview!

August 2nd, 2013
GGXrd -SIGN- Character Artwork, Movelists

The official Japanese website for Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- released official character artwork and movelists for Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, and Millia Rage today. This is the first time we get a good look at the new design of Millia, who briefly appeared in the first trailer.

August 2nd, 2013
Xuan Dou Zhi Wang Video Movelists, Official Art

As the interest in the Chinese fighting game, Xuan Dou Zhi Wang, continues to increase, new gameplay videos and character artworks continue to surface. The latest must see videos include video movelists for Terry, Benimaru, and a new character named King (who fights very much like a shoto). In addition, high quality official character artwork for Terry & Benimaru were just released.

August 2nd, 2013
Capcom Announces 2 New Titles for

During Capcom's Network Game Conference, the company announced 2 new mobile games. First up, Street Fighter X All Capcom is an RPG featuring Street Fighter characters going up against the rest of Capcom. Over 500 Capcom characters and 20 series will be represented in the game. Secondly, Capcom announced Street Fighter: Battle Combination, a turn based card game. Check out the first images and READ MORE!

August 1st, 2013
Soul Calibur's Sophitia Joins Warriors Orochi 3

Soul Calibur's Sophitia Alexandra will be crossing over to Tecmo Koei's upcoming hack and slash title, Warriors Orochi 3: Ultimate, making her the first character from a non-Tecmo Koei published game to appear in the series. Here's a character render of Sophitia from WO3U. DOA's Kasumi and Ryu Hayabusa will also appear in the game. WO3U is a PS3/Vita exclusive slated for a September 2013 release in Japan.

August 1st, 2013
Jump Confirms 2 New Characters for JJBA: ASB

This week's Jump magazine confirms 2 new characters for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, Kosaku Kira from Part IV: Diamond is Unbreakable and Funny Valentine, the main antagonist of Part VII: Steel Ball Run. Here's the scan from Jump, confirming the 2 characters. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is coming to PS3 in Japan on August 29th.

July 31st, 2013
Tekken Revolution Update 1.01 Live in North America

The major Tekken Revolution update is now live in most continents, including North America. The free 627 MB update hit PSN in North America last night, adding "Warn-Up Space" Practice Mode, alternate costumes, premium effects, new stages, and Hwoarang & Dragunov as (unlockable) playable characters. Earlier this month, TFG covered the full details of this update.

July 30th, 2013
XDZW Terry & Benimaru Release Date, Official Trailer

It's been confirmed that KOF's Terry Bogard & Benimaru Nikaido will officially join the Xuan Dou Zhi Wang roster next Monday, August 5th. An official trailer has been released to coincide with the news. If you want to see more of the latest build of Xuan Dou Zhi Wang, also check out a new Terry & Benimaru gameplay demo and a "Hidden Moves" combo video. 

July 30th, 2013
Arc System Works 25th Anniversary Arcade Stick

Arc System Works announced they will be releasing an official arcade stick this October to celebrate their 25th anniversary. This PS3 stick features Sanwa parts and 3 interchangeable faceplates. In addition to the "Pillar & Light" default plate, the stick comes with Blazblue: ChronoPhantasma and "BlayzBloo" chibi spin-off alternate plates. The stick is set to be released on October 24th to coincide with the PS3 version of Blazblue: CP.

July 28th, 2013
JJBA: ASB Latest Character Art, Gameplay Videos

Namco Bandai Japan recently revealed the latest character artwork for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, featuring Phantom Blood Dio and Enrico Pucci (with all three of his stands). In addition, check out the latest HD gameplay videos from the ongoing "Battle League" series.

July 26th, 2013
GGXrd -SIGN- Aksys Hints 2014 Release, Location Test

Famitsu recently interviewed Minoru Kidooka, the president of Arc System Works. Kidooka stated that the company will be focused on Blazblue throughout Fall, and mentioned that hopefully they will "keep the energy going for the new Guilty Gear next year." GGXrd is rumored to be a next gen title, so a 2014 release seems possible. In addition, Aksys announced the first location test for GGXrd, which will be held in Tokyo Aug. 9th-12th.

July 26th, 2013
Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist "Behind The Scenes"

The producers of the upcoming fan-created live action series, Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist, announced at last weekend's San Diego Comic-Con that they've begun filming. The "behind the scenes" video that premiered at SDCC '13 is now available for all to watch online. The video gives an awesome insiders look at the cast's training regiment, the locations, costumes, and the level of authenticity that the team is shooting for.

July 25th, 2013
Capcom Has No Plans For a New Darkstalkers

Capcom's new fighting game manager, Matt Dahlgren, recently revealed to Siliconera that "Darkstalkers Resurrection didn't perform as well as we would have liked." and "There is nothing Darkstalkers on the immediate horizon for sure." Sad news for any DS fan, but not surprising news out of Capcom these days. To all Darkstalkers fans, I say stay positive... Darkstalkers has a better chance of a revival than some other "dead" franchises out there.

July 25th, 2013
DOA5: Ultimate New Costumes With Pre-Order

Tecmo Koei has detailed some pre-order bonuses for Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate. A pre-order from either GameStop or Amazon will come with a set of alternate costumes. If you pre-order from Gamespot, you'll get "J-Pop" outfits for Kasumi & Ayane, along with "Bad Girl" costumes for Momiji, Rachel, Tina, Christie, Helena, and Lisa. Pre-ordering from Amazon will get you Kokoro, Leifang, Hitomi, and Mila in schoolgirl outfits.

July 25th, 2013
DOA5: Ultimate New Modes Gameplay Footage

Tecmo Koei American uploaded 5 new Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate videos which show off some of the new modes in the game. Each under 30 seconds long, the 5 short videos demonstrate Team Fight, Survival, Combo Challenge, Tutorial, and Movies.

July 24th, 2013
Blazblue: Chronophantasma Box Art, New Screens

Famitsu just revealed the official Playstation 3 box artwork for Blazblue: ChronoPhantasma. The game will come in both a standard and limited edition package. Aksys also released some new screenshots which give a peek at Library Mode, "Teach Me, Ms. Lichi!" and some of the new online options. Check out TFG's updated Blazblue: ChronoPhantasma preview to see the new screens and read up on all the latest details of BB:CP.

July 23rd, 2013
Soul Calibur 2 HD Online Screens, TFG Preview

Today, Namco Bandai released over 35 screenshots of Soul Calibur 2: HD Online. You can check out these screens on TFG's early preview profile of the game, which also contains all the currently known details! Stay tuned in for more details on this remastered edition of Soul Calibur II, coming to Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 this Fall.

July 22nd, 2013
New Ultra SF4 Trailer, SDCC '13 Capcom Panel

Capcom just uploaded the second trailer for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Trailer #2 begins with a montage of past SF4 tournaments followed by some player commentary. Near the end, some new footage of the 4 new characters is also shown. In addition, Gamespot uploaded 40-minutes of footage from Capcom's Street Fighter panel at SDCC '13. At the panel, Capcom talks about new merchandise, Ultra SF4, and even hosts a cosplay competition.

July 21st, 2013
TR Character Poll Full Results, Concept Art

Producer Harada recently posted the full results of the Tekken Revolution "new character concept" poll on Facebook, so you can see where each of the designs ranked in the voting. In addition, he revealed full quality concept art for the female vampire and Tekken Force girl. Harada has previously stated that some of these new characters will eventually make the cut to Tekken Revolution and possibly future Tekken installments.

July 21st, 2013
Tekken Revolution 1.01 Update Releasing Soon

The major Tekken Revolution update that became available in Japan on July 16th will soon be released in other regions. In Europe, the free update will be released on July 24th and will be available in North America by the end of the month. On the official website, Namco also released some new details on the update, in English this time. Also check out TFG's (updated) preview of the update from earlier this month.

July 19th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Soul Calibur 2 "HD Online" Announced for PS3/360

An online-enabled HD remake of Soul Calibur 2 was announced today at the Namco Bandai panel at SDCC '13! The remake is based on the PS2 version and will include the PS2 guest character, Heihachi Mishima. Soul Calibur 2 HD Online will be released for PS3 & Xbox 360 this Fall! Check out the SDCC '13 reveal trailer! (I guess all those years of asking for a HD remake on the SC2 TFG profile finally paid off! ^_^ I'm ecstatic!)

July 19th, 2013
Tekken Revolution New Character Concept Art

As promised, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada revealed concept sketches for the leading characters of the Tekken Revolution poll at SDCC '13. Receiving the most votes was the "Female Vampire" (A young female vampire that has been imprisoned in a wing of the Rochefort Estate, where Lili was raised). This character (and others) are set to be added to Tekken Revolution. Sketches for Female Tekken Force member and Zombie Bride were also shown.

July 19th, 2013
Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate - New Japanese Trailer

Tecmo Koei Japan just uploaded a new trailer and other gameplay clips for Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate. The new 3-minute trailer reuses some footage from past videos, but also shows some brand new gameplay. The end of the trailer also gives a peek at the official box artwork, and mentions the DOA5: Ultimate special edition that we reported on last week. In addition, 13 new HD screenshots were just added to TFG's DOA5: Ultimate profile.

July 19th, 2013
S.T.A.R. Labs DLC Missions Coming to Injustice

The official Injustice: Gods Among Us Twitter account announced that new S.T.A.R. Labs missions will be available next Tuesday, July 23rd. There will be 10 new missions for each of the DLC characters, including: Lobo, Batgirl, Scorpion, and General Zod. The new mission packs are free if you hold an Injustice season pass... if not, each set costs $1.99.

July 19th, 2013
SDCC '13 Namco/Tekken Panel, New Soul Calibur

At San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Namco's Katsuhiro Harada will be announcing the top 3 characters of the Tekken Revolution poll that began last Friday. Harada-san also announced the schedule for the SDCC '13 Namco Fighting Games panel via Facebook. In addition, Namco Bandai just trademarked "Soul Calibur: Lost Swords" in North America. Does this mean Namco will be revealing a new Soul Calibur title at SDCC '13? Stay tuned!

July 19th, 2013
Xuan Dou Zhi Wang - Terry & Benimaru Video Demo

Back in April, it was reported that Terry and Benimaru will be crossing over to the Chinese fighting game by Tencent Games, Xuan Dou Zhi Wang. Today, we get to see the the first in-game video footage of Terry and Benimaru in the game! Their XDZW incarnations closely resemble their KOF XIII sprites, but are animated differently and have a more "3D" appearance. In short, I'd say they look pretty awesome in the game! 

July 18th, 2013
Street Fighter IV Turns 5 Years Old Today

Believe it or not, today is Street Fighter IV's fifth birthday. The original SF4 arcade cabinet hit Japanese arcades on July 18th, 2008. There's no doubt SF4 was one of the most impactful fighting games of this era, spawning a lasting resurgence in the genre since its arrival. With the third full sequel (Ultra SF4) announced just last weekend, it would appear the SF4 series still has some fight left.

July 17th, 2013
Blazblue: ChronoPhantasma - 64 Player Online Lobby

The latest magazine reports have given some new details on Blazblue: ChronoPhantasma's Online Mode. Among the new features include a 64 player, text chat enabled lobby. Players can fight CPU opponents while waiting for online opponents. In addition, players can use chibi-style characters to login to various cities within the Blazblue world. There will also be a fully voiced "Teach Me, Miss Litchi!" feature.  (Source: Siliconera)

July 16th, 2013
Tekken Revolution Premium Effects Trailer

Today, Namco released a new Japanese trailer for Tekken Revolution to coincide with the newest free update (scheduled to be released today). The new trailer shows off alternate costumes, new stages, and "premium effects" during special moves. The July 16th update was released in Japan but is not currently available in all regions.

July 16th, 2013
Ultra SF4 High-Res Screens, Alt. Costumes Artwork

Capcom released some high quality screenshots, character artwork, and alternate costumes artwork for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Head over to the brand new Ultra SF4 TFG Profile to see all of the new visual content, and also get updated on the latest details on the game.

July 15th, 2013
Killer Instinct (2013) EVO '13 Trailer, Gameplay

Double Helix debuted a new Killer Instinct trailer at EVO '13, which begins with a new Glacius gameplay montage. After some flashy combos by Glacius, the trailer also reveals the "Counter Breaker" system, which is basically a Combo Breaker counter. At the end of the trailer, a 5-second teaser showing a tomahawk all but confirms the return of Chief Thunder. In addition, there's nearly an hour of EVO gameplay footage to check out.

July 14th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Ultra Street Fighter IV Announced at EVO '13

The official name for the upcoming update to SSFIV: Arcade Edition was just announced at EVO '13! As previously reported, "Ultra Street Fighter IV" will feature 5 new characters, 6 new stages, new modes, new costumes, character rebalancing, and more. The add-on will be $15 ($40 for the full game by itself). Hugo, Poison, Elena & Rolento have been confirmed, as well as several returning stages from SFXT. Check out the EVO '13 trailer!

July 14th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Injustice Martian Manhunter DLC Trailer

Tonight at EVO '13, Ed Boon revealed a trailer for the 5th DLC character to be added to Injustice: Gods Among Us, Martian Manhunter. Like past trailers, this one shows off most of Martian Manhunter's in-game abilities, including his super move. Also shown is a new John Stewart costume for Green Lantern (no, not the John Stewart from The Daily Show). Martian Manhunter will be released on July 30th for $4.99.

July 14th, 2013
Gamespot's Fighting Game Symposium 2013

Last year, Gamespot's Maxwell McGee put up an article on the future of fighting games, featuring commentary by FGC personalities such as Seth Killian, Mike Z, and Katsuhiro Harada. The first installment of Gamespot's 2013 symposium was just released, this time with insight from Toshimichi Mori, Ken Lobb, Mark Julio, Yuki Nishikawa, Alex Jebailey and others, on where fighting games are headed with PS4 & Xbox One on the horizon.

July 14th, 2013 [UPDATE]
CVS2 Coming to North American PSN This Week

Last September, Capcom VS SNK 2 was released on the Japanese Playstation as a "PS2 Classic". Finally, the hit cross-over fighting game is headed to PSN in North America this week, according to PSNStores.com. Since this is a PS2 Classic, don't expect online mode, trophies, or fancy new features. It's simply a port of the PS2 version (still a great package). CVS2 hits PSN this Tuesday, July 16th for $9.99.

July 14th, 2013
Skullgirls PC Version, Divekick Release Dates

Lab Zero Games has announced on Twitter that the PC version of Skullgirls will arrive on August 22nd, with pre-orders becoming available on August 1st via Steam. Lab Zero also revealed this promotional poster for the PC version. In other indie fighting game news, Divekick recently got an official release date. Iron Galaxy announced that Divekick will be available on PS3 and PSVita on August 20th for the low price of $9.99, with cross-buy enabled!

July 13th, 2013 [UPDATE]
Ultra Street Fighter IV - First Details & Artwork

At EVO '13, Capcom announced an update to Super Street Fighter IV: AE. The new title, called "Ultra SF4", will add 5 new characters and 6 new stages as DLC. Elena, Poison, Hugo, and Rolento from SFXT will be crossing over to SSF4:AE (check out their official Ultra SF4 character artworks here). The fifth character is brand new to the franchise and has never appeared in a Street Fighter title. For all the details so far, READ MORE!

July 12th, 2013
Killer Instinct (2013) - Glacius Video Walkthrough

To kick off the weekend of EVO '13 announcements, Gametrailers just posted a video walkthrough showing off the first solid footage of Glacius in the new Killer Instinct! Like Jago and Sabrewulf, Glacius has an entirely new appearance, and also a brand new play style from the looks of it. The video also takes place on Glacius's new stage, shown for the first time. Stay tuned for more KI3 footage from the EVO floor, along with other announcements!

July 12th, 2013
Evolution 2013 Streaming Live From Las Vegas

The largest fighting game tournament of the year is going on all weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada! The 2013 Evolution Championship Series is once upon us, and you can follow the action live courtesy of Shoryuken.com's live streams. Here are direct links to the streams: SRKEVO1, SRKEVO2, SRKEVO3. Also, here's the full EVO 2013 stream schedule to make sure you don't miss your favorite games being played by the best in the world.

July 12th, 2013
Tekken Revolution Original Character Poll

This morning, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada announced an "Original Character Poll" for Tekken Revolution on TwitLonger. Due to the success of Tekken Revolution, the team is planning to add brand new characters to the game which fans can vote on! A concept of the character will be chosen at the Fighting Panel at SDCC on July 19th. Here's the link to the official page where you can read about the concept characters and their history.

July 12th, 2013
Tekken Revolution Adds New Fighters, Practice Mode

The official Tekken Revolution website just revealed details and images for an upcoming free update on July 16th. The big updates include the addition of Hwoarang & Dragunov, "Warm-Up Space" Practice Mode, and a Playstation Store option on the main menu that allows players to purchase Alternate Costumes, Premium Effects, "Reset Drinks" (allows resetting character stats), and Premium Coins. For images & more details, READ MORE!

July 11th, 2013
Killer Instinct (2013) - Behind The Scenes Video

Gametrailers posted a 13-minute "behind the scenes" video documentary on Killer Instinct (2013), silently revealing two noteworthy updates to the game - more blood and (possibly) Tag-Team Mode! In the video, various members of Double Helix Games take turns talking about the project, the team, and their history with fighting games. It's definitely worth a watch to learn more about the dev-team, and you'll also get a sneak peek at a new... READ MORE>>

July 11th, 2013
DOA5: Ultimate - Raunchy "Special Edition" for Japan

Tecmo Koei recently revealed some images for a Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate "special edition," currently set for release in Japan. There are 3 different editions planned, including the Kasumi-chan Blue Complete Package and Momiji Red Complete Package editions, both priced at 16,590 yen. Both special editions include items such as: a "3d" (boobs) mousepad, bath poster, playing cards, sexy costume DLC, life-sized poster...

July 10th, 2013
Skullgirls - Big Band In-Game First Look

Lab Zero Games recently uploaded some early "work-in-progress" gameplay footage of Big Band, the next Skullgirls DLC character planned after Squigly. While the sprite isn't colored or fully animated, you can get a good idea of how "big" Big Band is in the game, and also take a first look at some of his animations. 

July 9th, 2013
EVO '13: Nintendo Reverses Decision on SSBM Stream

Evolution 2013 hasn't even started yet and the drama is already making noise around the gaming community. Earlier today, it was reported that Nintendo of America would not allow Super Smash Bros. Melee to be streamed at this year's EVO. However, SRK just announced tonight that Nintendo has reversed their decision and SSBM will be streamed this weekend at EVO... A smart move by Nintendo (the second one, anyway). 

July 9th, 2013
EVO '13 Stream Schedule Change, Injustice Reveal

Shoryuken.com recently announced their stream schedule for this weekend's EVO '13. The stream included Super Smash Bros. Melee, the 8th game voted in from SRK's breast cancer donation drive, raising over $90K. Sadly, today Nintendo of America informed SRK that they can't stream SSBM due to legal reasons, resulting in a schedule change. In other EVO news, Ed Boon just confirmed a 5th DLC character for Injustice will be shown this weekend.

July 6th, 2013
DOA5: Ultimate Coming to Japanese Arcades in Winter

Today, Tecmo Koei announced that an arcade version of Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate will be coming to Japan this Winter. This marks the series return to arcades for the first time in 13 years. DOA5: Ultimate arcade will use SEGA's "ALL.Net P-ras MULTI Ver.2" content distribution system. The PS3 & 360 versions of the game are set to be released September 3rd in North America as both a physical and digital game.

July 6th, 2013
Blazblue: ChronoPhantasma Director Interview

Siliconera recently sat down with Blazblue: ChronoPhantasma producer, Toshimichi Mori. In the interview, Mori-san talks about the new characters - particularly their movesets and how they fit into the storyline. He also gives his thoughts on the trend of "freemium" fighting games and talks briefly about the visual novel, XBlaze: Code Embyro. Siliconera's interview also supplies some fresh screenshots from the new story mode.

July 5th, 2013 [UPDATE]
JJBA: ASB "All-Star Battle League" HD Gameplay

The JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: ASB "All-Star Battle League" continues with 2 new gameplay videos. Coming in at around 15-minutes long all together, the new gameplay footage highlights a wide variety of characters... many of which we haven't seen in action for long periods of time. [UPDATE] Namco Bandai uploaded the new Battle League footage in HD!

July 3rd, 2013
Killer Instinct (2013) Community Feedback Chart

Double Helix Games, the developers of the new Killer Instinct title for Xbox One, recently released a community feedback chart which shows the most popular requests for the new KI. Among the highest ranked, are: Returning Rooftop Finishers, Classic Skins, Darker Announcer, Ultimates, More Blood, No Mercies, and Classic Soundtracks. As a fan of the original KI since 1994, I'd definitely like to see all of the above.  (Source - Double Helix Games)

July 3rd, 2013
Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2 Fight Scene Clip

Director Kevin Tancharoen unveiled a new video clip from season 2 of the upcoming web series, Mortal Kombat Legacy. Debuting on the 24-hour Machinima Birthday stream, the 2-minute clip is a fight scene featuring Sub-Zero VS Scorpion. After the clip, the director talks more about what we can expect from season 2, mentioning there will be more fight scenes and recreated fatalities this time around.

July 2nd, 2013
Injustice - Patch v1.05, General Zod Now Available

General Zod, latest DLC character for Injustice: Gods Among Us, can now be purchased on PSN & XBL. Zod is released alongside patch v1.05, which brings various character changes (including Scorpion nerfs). In addition, a free classic costume for Ares was released along with several purchasable DLC costume packs, including: Blackest Night #2, Earth 2, New 52, and the Man of Steel Superman alternate skin.

July 1st, 2013 [UPDATE]
Tekken Revolution Update to Celebrate 1m Downloads

To celebrate Tekken Revolution's 1 million downloads, Katsuhiro Harada announced an update to the game today via Twitter. He confirmed that Jin Kazama and Ling Xiaoyu have joined the Tekken Revolution roster! Starting today, the new characters can be unlocked with Gift Points. In addition, a new online event where players can earn bonus Fight Money, Gift Points and EXP will be going on this week.

July 1st, 2013
TFG Banner Contest 2013 Winners Announced

The Fighters Generation's 2013 Create-A-Banner Contest has officially come to a close. To start off the new month, it's time to announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners! Without further ado... here are the results! Thanks to everyone who entered and supported the contest this year, and CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!
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