(Quarter 3 - 2017)

September 28th, 2017
The King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 9 is Live

For the ninth week in a row, SNK has released a new episode of their 3D animated series, The King of Fighters: Destiny. In "Episode 9 - Secret", Terry sneaks out from the KOF announcement event and successfully infiltrates Geese Tower. He witnesses a dreadful experiment in the basement of the tower. Meanwhile Geese discovers the truth behind Terry's past and gives an "order" to Angelina.

September 25th, 2017
Cammy's Classic England Stage, New Halloween Costumes & Music DLC Coming to Street Fighter V Tomorrow

Street Fighter V will receive a pretty big update tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept. 25th). For starters, a revamped version of Cammy's iconic Street Fighter 2 stage will become available for 70,000 Fight Money or $3.99. A slew of new Halloween costumes, plus school & vacation costumes, will also be added for several characters. Additionally, new Background Music DLC packs will hit SFV's Shop as well - featuring classic tunes from past Street Fighter games. Head over to Capcom Unity's blog for screenshots and additional details.   (Source: Capcom Unity)

September 24th, 2017
Dragon Ball FighterZ Yamcha & Tien Shinhan Trailers

Bandai Namco and Arc System Works released short but sweet gameplay trailers for the latest playable characters to be officially revealed in Dragon Ball FighterZ , Yamcha and Tien Shinhan. Each gameplay trailer is only 30 seconds long, but shows the first footage of the newly revealed fighters.

September 22nd, 2017
Doctrine Dark Confirmed for Arika's Secretive Fighting Game in Teaser Trailer

In the form of a new teaser trailer, Arika confirmed the return of yet another character who hasn't appeared in a fighting game since the Street Fighter EX days. The psychotic solider, Doctrine Dark, will be reimagined in Arika's mysterious fighting game project (which still doesn't have an official title, but one of these days we'll be happy to tell you what the game is called). In the 16-second teaser trailer, D. Dark dons a familiar appearance but appears to have upgraded his attire with some cybernetic armor of sorts.

September 21st, 2017
The King of Fighters: Destiny Continues with Episode 8

SNK uploaded the latest episode of the 3D animated series The King of Fighters: Destiny on Youtube. In "Episode 8 - Reception", Fighters come together for the KOF announcement event. Veteran KOF icons such as: Athena, Kensou, Chin, Chang, and Choi also make their first appearance. Several future fight scenes are also teased in this episode.

September 21st, 2017
Dragon Ball FighterZ TGS '17 Story Teaser Trailer Featuring Android 21, New Screenshots

The TGS '17 story teaser trailer of Dragon Ball FighterZ shows the first footage of the recently revealed new character to the series, Android 21. The trailer reaffirms Dragon Ball Z creator Akira Toriyama supervised (and had a part in) the creation of Android 21, as she will appear exclusively in Dragon Ball FighterZ by Bandai Namco & Arc System Works. We also have some fresh DBFZ screenshots featuring Yamcha and Tien Shinhan.

September 21st, 2017
Tekken 7 Version 1.07 is Live on Consoles & Steam, Patch Notes

If you loaded up TEKKEN 7 over the past day or so, you might've noticed "update 1.07" has automatically downloaded to your system of choice. TEKKEN 7's update 1.07 reflects the recent "Version N" balance patch for the arcade version. This update also adds a variety of new character artwork panels that you can use for your customizations. You can currently view all of the new character portraits, but they are not yet available for purchase on PSN/XBL/Steam. The official full patch notes are now live on Tekken.com.  (Source: eu.Tekken.com)

September 20th, 2017
Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite Monster Hunter Trailer

Capcom released the Tokyo Game Show '17 trailer for one of the six DLC characters confirmed for Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite, Monster Hunter. Armed with a bow and a large sword, this female Monster Hunter looks to have effective zoning projectiles and powerful strikes. Check out her full character reveal trailer.

September 19th, 2017
"Between a Rock and a Harada Place: The Massive Tekken Interview" 

Gamasutra sat down with the legendary Katsuhiro Harada, the man who has been working on TEKKEN since its inception in 1994. There's a reason TEKKEN has lasted this long, and remained a focus of the competitive fighting game community for over 2 decades. Gamasutra's interview offers a glimpse into the mind of Harada and the development of TEKKEN 7. Among the many topics covered, are: eSports, streaming, crossover fighting games, guest characters, input lag, and the methodical growth of the series over the past 23 years.  (Source: Gamasutra)

September 19th, 2017
Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite Officially Released, Identities of 4 DLC Characters Revealed

Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite releases worldwide today. Capcom Unity outlined all of MVCI's offline and online modes in their latest blog. Capcom previously announced six post-launch DLC characters, two of which we knew were Black Panther and Sigma. We now know the identities of the next 4 DLC characters, and those are: Venom, Winter Soldier, Black Widow, and Monster Hunter. No official DLC character prices or release dates have been announced yet. (Source: Capcom Unity)

September 18th, 2017
Injustice 2 Raiden Gameplay Reveal Trailer

After the conclusion of Sunday's Injustice 2 Pro Series tournament, NetherRealm Studios revealed the gameplay trailer for the second DLC character featured in Fighter Pack #2, Raiden. Joining Sub-Zero, Raiden is the second Mortal Kombat guest character to appear in Injustice 2. There will also be a DLC premiere skin for Raiden based on the DC character, Black Lightning - which will change his voice, but the moveset will remain the same.

September 17th, 2017
Dragon Ball FighterZ Adds Brand New Character "Android 21" Along with Yamcha & Tien Shinhan

3 new playable characters have been announced for Dragon Ball FighterZ, including a brand new character to the franchise (and designed by Akira Toriyama), Android 21. The new android is a scientist whose intellect equals that of Dr. Gero's. Android 21 will play a big role in the game's story mode which tells a "What if" story featuring Android 16. Furthermore, Yamcha and Tien Shinhan will bring their awesome fighting skills to the fray. Read more details on their fighting styles in the full article.

September 16th, 2017
Blazblue Cross Tag Battle Trailer Reveals Linne and Yosuke Hanamura

Arc System Works hasn't shown much of Blazblue Cross Tag Battle since its debut trailer at EVO 2017. We finally have a new trailer of the crossover 2D fighter today, which reveals Persona 4 Arena's Yosuke Hanamura and Linne from Under Night In-Birth. The trailer also shows off some gameplay by Blazblue's Jin Kisaragi. Judging by this trailer, you can likely expect future trailers to feature 1 character from each series making their debut in Blazblue Cross Tag Battle

September 15th, 2017
12 Additional MvC: Infinite Character Tutorial Videos

Joining the 6 official Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite character tutorials we posted on Wednesday, Capcom released 12 additional mini character tutorial videos. This time, get a jump on the competition early with basic tutorial videos for: Strider Hiryu, Haggar, Gamora, Ghost Rider, Arthur, Zero, Ultron, Hulk, Spencer, Dormammu, Hawkeye, and Chris Redfield.

September 14th, 2017
Funko Pop MvC: Infinite and Mortal Kombat X Figures Announced

Joining Street Fighter and TEKKEN, some new fighting game-themed Funko Pop figures have been announced. Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite and Mortal Kombat X will each be getting their own line of figures. For the MVCI line: Strider Hiryu, MegaMan X, Chun-Li (based on her SF2 ending), Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Ultron, Sigma, and Captain Marvel are confirmed. MKX figures include: Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Liu Kang, Kitana, Raiden, and Goro. As always, there will be some variant colors and rare chase figures as well.

September 14th, 2017
The King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 7 Now on Youtube

SNK posted a new episode of the 3D animated series The King of Fighters: Destiny on Youtube today. In "Episode 7 - Memories", Terry tails Angelina to search for more information about Geese Howard. He stumbles upon Angelina being threatened by Matt, who is one of Geese's followers. If you haven't seen previous episodes, you can watch all of them in the article.

September 13th, 2017
MvC: Infinite Official Character Tutorial Videos for Morrigan, Megaman X, Ryu, Captain Marvel & More

Ready or not... Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite is less than a week away from release. Capcom has released a variety of official character tutorial videos to prepare players before they kick off their MVCI training next Tuesday. The tutorial videos cover special and super moves, and each video features 1 basic and 1 advanced combo for each character. The characters covered so far include: Morrigan, Megaman X, Ryu, Captain Marvel, Captain America, and Iron Man.

September 11th, 2017
Samurai Shodown V Special Hits PS4 & PS Vita Tomorrow

Samurai Shodown V Special comes out on Playstation 4 and PS Vita this Tuesday, complete with online netplay. The first ever console port of SSV Special is priced at $14.99 at launch and, along with online play, features cross-play between PS4/Vita (and it's cross-buy), Gallery Mode with unlockable artwork, a music library (where you can customize the main menu song), and Trophies. Today, Playstation.blog posted a launch trailer and article outlining the game's mechanics. 

September 11th, 2017
[Update] We Are Safe After Hurricane Irma, Update Video & Donation Links

[UPDATE VIDEO] TFG Webmaster here. With Hurricane Irma directly hitting us here in Florida, we must prepare for severe wind/flood damage and long-term power outages. With winds of 185 mph, Irma is one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever form in the Atlantic ocean. To everyone potentially effected by the storm, we wish you the best. Stay safe out there. Stay tuned on TFG Social Media for updates. Thanks for your understanding and support. You can donate to victims of Hurricane Irma at GlobalGiving and other charities.

September 9th, 2017
Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite Pre-order Costumes Shown in New Trailer

Capcom posted a new Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite gameplay trailer which shows off the 4 pre-order costumes they are offering: Evil Ryu, Warrior Thor, Gladiator Hulk & Command Mission MegaManX. Players who pre-order the Standard or Deluxe version of the game will get Ryu and Thor's pre-order costumes. The $89.99 Deluxe contains all 4 costumes, but they will likely be sold separately at a later date. The trailer also features a new city stage.

September 9th, 2017
First Images of Dragon Ball FighterZ Online Lobby Mode and Player-Controlled Avatars

Arc System Works introduced an innovative and aesthetically pleasing lobby system in the home version of Guilty Gear Xrd, featuring cute and customizable avatars controlled by online players. Dragon Ball FighterZ will feature a similar online lobby system, and we now have the first screenshots of the mode (courtesy of 4Gamer)! No specific details are available just yet, but the screenshots show a variety of "areas" which could represent various online modes or mini games.

September 7th, 2017
SNK Posts The King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 6

It's Thursday once again, and that means SNK has uploaded another episode of The King of Fighters: Destiny on Youtube! Episode 6 is titled "Queens Team" and features KOF's classic Women's Team featuring Yuri Sakazaki, Mai Shiranui and King. The ladies even throw down in their very own hard-hitting fight scene.

September 7th, 2017
Tekken 7 Worldwide Character Usage & Rank Charts for PS4/PC

TEKKEN 7 has been out worldwide for a little over 3 months. A Reddit user by the name of "Bloodywala" has created some very interesting player charts which compile every active player's rank and their characters used on Playstation 4 and PC. All data was taken from the TEKKEN 7 online ranked leaderboards as of August 30th. Another interesting fact shown in these charts is that the Playstation 4 competitive player base (95,420) is almost twice as big as the PC player base (54,269).

September 6th, 2017
Injustice 2 September Update Patch Notes

WB Games have posted the official patch notes for Injustice 2's September update, which is now available for download. The update includes general gameplay fixes, stage specific fixes, and character specific changes. New gear and shaders were also added, with "legendary" now the highest tiered items that can be collected. Once again, Black Manta arrives September 12th as a DLC character. Head over to WBGames.com for the full patch notes.  (Source: WBGames)

September 3rd, 2017
Art of Fighting Anthology Hits Playstation 4 Tomorrow

SNK's Art of Fighting series was a defining fighting game in early 90's arcades. While there were only three AOF titles made, the iconic characters and lore live on in other games, including Fatal Fury and King of Fighters. Originally released on PS2, Art of Fighting Anthology is a compilation containing all 3 games and it's coming to PS4 tomorrow as a digital title. Playstation.Blog sat down with AOF2/AOF3 developer Nobuyuki Kuroki to discuss AOF history, development, and even the process behind AOF's graphics and 2D sprites.  (Source: PS.Blog)

August 31st, 2017
Capcom Reviving Puzzle Fighter for Mobile Devices

Capcom announced today that they're bringing back their classic Puzzle Fighter series in the form of a brand new title for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Capcom Vancouver is behind the project, and aims to "modernize" the classic look and feel of the beloved arcade classic. The promotional trailers provide a look at the renovated chibi art style, and confirms several characters for the title, including: Dante, Haggar, Dan, Morrigan, Chun-Li, Megaman, Jill Valentine, Frank West, Ryu, Ken, and more.

August 31st, 2017
The King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 5 is Live

Earlier today, SNK released The King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 5 on Youtube. The 3D animation series continues with a "side story" featuring none other than the legendary Geese Howard. "When Geese was young, he was driven out from Stroheim Castle since his mother was not the legal wife of his father. After wandering on his own, he becomes a disciple of Tung. During his time there he harbors hatred for another disciple, Jeff, over who will inherit Tung's role and secrets."

August 30th, 2017
Happy 30 Year Anniversary to Street Fighter! Capcom Releasing Limited Edition SNES Cartridge of SF2 

On August 30th, 1987, the original Street Fighter hit arcades, changing the history of fighting games and video games forever. Anyone who played the original Street Fighter in the late 80's knew it was something special, and it was succeeded by the biggest smash hit of them all, Street Fighter II. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Capcom is releasing a 30th Anniversary Edition of SF2 featuring limited edition Super Nintendo cartridges of the first ever console iteration of the series.

August 30th, 2017
The King of Fighters XIV Anniversary Edition Now Available in North America

Believe it or not, it's been one year since The King of Fighters XIV was released. Last week, a "Special Anniversary Edition" of KOF XIV became available in Germany, featuring all 4 DLC characters and all 10 DLC costumes. This Special Anniversary Edition of KOF XIV is now available digitally in North America for $59.99 (with the standard edition now priced at $39.99).

August 29th, 2017
Bandai Namco Showing Tekken 7 Trailer at TGS 2017

Bandai Namco has revealed their official list of games they'll be showing at next month's Tokyo Game Show 2017 on their official TGS '17 website. Interestingly, TEKKEN 7 appears to be getting a new trailer at next month's show. Last month, Geese Howard was revealed as the game's first DLC guest character. Could the upcoming TGS trailer show more of Geese? Or perhaps something else, like a trailer for other new characters or modes? We'll find out next month! The Tokyo Game Show 2017 takes place Sept. 21-24.  (Sources: Bandai Namco TGS '17Gematsu)

August 29th, 2017
Dragon Ball FighterZ Gameplay Trailer Featuring Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta & Goku

It was revealed at Gamescom '17 that "Super Saiyan Blue" Vegeta and Goku will have their own character slots in Dragon Ball FighterZ. They will also have a completely new moveset from their original versions in DBFZ. Check out Bandai Namco Europe's official gameplay trailer showing the first in-game action of SSB Goku and SSB Vegeta. Players who pre-order a physical copy of DBFZ will gain early access to SSB Goku and Vegeta, along with 2 in-game lobby avatars.

August 28th, 2017
Injustice 2 Black Manta Reveal Trailer

Last Wednesday, it was revealed that Hellboy, Raiden, and Black Manta would be added to Injustice 2 in Fighter Pack #2. At the Gamestop Hometown Heroes competition last weekend, producer Ed Boon and NetherRealm Studios unveiled Black Manta's gameplay trailer. Check out Aquaman's archnemesis.

August 27th, 2017
Fortune Teller Girl Menat Joins Street Fighter V on Aug. 29th, V-Trigger Details, Screenshots & Artwork

The newest character in the Street Fighter franchise was announced this morning during the SFV finals of the eSports Festival in Hong Kong. First appearing in Ed's Street Fighter V story mode, fortune teller and dancer, Menat, will join SFV's roster on August 29th. Check out her official reveal trailer, along with her alternate story costume and battle costume. [UPDATE] Menat's V-Trigger Details, Screenshots & Character Artwork added to the article!

August 24th, 2017
Ultimate Tekken Bowl Hits Tekken 7 on August 31st

Today, Bandai Namco announced the release date for TEKKEN 7's DLC pack #1, which includes Ultimate Tekken Bowl Mode, new effects & player panels, and a variety of new costumes. All of the new content will arrive one week from today on August 31st. Check out the updated trailer for Ultimate Tekken Bowl Mode. New costumes include swimsuits (all females), Blood Vengeance School Uniforms (for Ling & Alisa), Idol Master outfits (All females), and Traditional Japanese Fundoshi (All males).

August 24th, 2017
Dragon Ball FighterZ Gamescom '17 Gameplay Footage

You know you want to check out some fresh Dragon Ball FighterZ gameplay footage from Gamescom '17, featuring the likes of Krillin, Piccolo, the Androids, and Future Trunks... right? Of course you do. Check out the newest build of DBFZ, featuring 11 playable characters (with much room to grow). Enjoy over 15 minutes of gameplay footage!

August 24th, 2017
King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 4 is Live on Youtube

SNK just released King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 4 on Youtube (free to watch). Titled "Brother," Episode 4 introduces Andy Bogard, reuniting the original Fatal Fury team and the Bogard brothers after 10 years. Stay tuned till the end of the episode for a fight scene between Billy Kane and Terry (both with stocked super meters, it would seem).

August 23rd, 2017
Injustice 2 DLC Fighter Pack 2 Trailer, Raiden, Black Manta & Hellboy Confirmed

The combatants of Injustice 2's second DLC character pack have been revealed in a new trailer released this morning. Fighter Pack #2 officially includes Aquaman's archenemy, Black Manta; Raiden from Mortal Kombat (in new superhero-esk gear); and Hellboy from... well, Hellboy! Check out the full-length cinematic trailer for Injustice 2's Fighter Pack #2.

August 22nd, 2017
Dragon Ball FighterZ Closed Beta Sign-ups are Live

If you want a chance to play Dragon Ball FighterZ early, today is the day to sign up for next month's closed beta test. For North American players on Playstation 4 or Xbox One, head over to Bandai Namco's official site to sign up (HERE). European players can sign up for the beta on Playstation's official site (HERE)!

August 22nd, 2017
Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite Jedah, Firebrand, Ghost Rider, Dormammu & Soul Stone Gameplay Trailer

Capcom uploaded a new Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite gameplay trailer this morning, featuring Jedah, Firebrand, Ghost Rider, and Dormammu. The action takes place on the new "Dark Dimension" stage, which is a fuse between Capcom's Makai Kingdom and Marvel's Dark Dimension. In addition to the returning characters showing their moveset updates, the Soul Stone makes its debut in the trailer - which has the ability to revive teammates and/or steal the opponent's life.

August 22nd, 2017
Dragon Ball FighterZ Gamescom '17 Trailer Shows Androids, Piccolo & Krillin, Releasing Feb. 2018

Early this morning, Bandai Namco Europe released a new trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ for Gamescom 2017 (which kicks off this Wednesday and runs through Saturday). The Gamescom '17 Dragon Ball FighterZ trailer shows off the first gameplay footage of the Androids, Piccolo, Krillin, and gives us a first look at the game's story mode. Additionally, Namco further elaborated on the release window for Dragon Ball Fighter Z. DBFZ is coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC in February 2018.

August 18th, 2017
New Tekken Mobile Game Coming Soon to iOS/Android Platforms, Trailer + First Details

Today, Bandai Namco announced a new mobile TEKKEN game coming to iOS / Android platforms. Collect over 100 characters and customize their moves (20+), explore maps, build teams, story mode, live event challenges, online versus battles, classic characters/costumes, new characters, etc. The game starts you with 20 characters with 4 versions each (different stats/costumes). You can pre-register now at Tekken-mobile.com. Or if you live in Canada you can download and play it right now!

August 18th, 2017
Android 18 & 16 Confirmed for Dragon Ball FighterZ Along with 6-Player Online Party Battle

The latest V Jump magazine has confirmed Android 18 and Android 16 as playable characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ. Android 17 also makes an appearance as an assist character in Android 18's super and special moves. It was also mentioned that the Androids will play a major role in the storyline. Additionally, "Super Saiyan Blue" Goku and Vegeta have been confirmed as separate playable characters. Finally, a 6-player Online Party Battle has been confirmed with 3 human players on each team!

August 17th, 2017
MVC: Infinite New Story Trailer, Ghost Rider, Dormammu & Firebrand Confirmed Playable

Capcom UK uploaded a new Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite story trailer today. The trailer shows a good amount of all new MVCI's cinematic fully voiced story scenes. Judging from this trailer, it appears Jedah of Darkstalkers fame will be an important antagonist in the storyline. Additionally, returning MVC3 characters: Firebrand, Dormammu, and Ghost Rider have been confirmed playable in MVCI.

August 17th, 2017
King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 3 Now on Youtube

Early this morning, SNK uploaded Episode 3 of their new 3D animation series The King of Fighters: Destiny on Youtube. In Episode 3, the Art of Fighting Team and Hero Team chat with Yuri on FaceTime, Terry Bogard dabbles in some romance, and Joe Higashi busts up some thugs. It's pretty random. 

August 16th, 2017
SFV 30th Anniversary Costumes Coming Aug. 29th

Earlier today, Capcom announced 4 new Street Fighter V DLC costumes coming to the game on August 29th. To celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Street Fighter series, Guile, M. Bison, Ibuki & Karin are "dressed up" for the occasion in these new costumes. (Fun Fact: Ibuki's dressy kimono is based on a classic Street Fighter anniversary poster artwork.) Each costume will cost $3.99 each. Head over to Capcom Unity to see screenshots of the 4 new costumes.

August 14th, 2017
Blazblue: Central Fiction 2.0 Update Hits North America August 31st, Jubei Official Artwork

Last month at EVO '17, Arc System Works announced Jubei as a new DLC character for Blazblue: Central Fiction. Jubei will officially become available worldwide on August 31st in the 2.0 update and will be accompanied by free gameplay / balance patch. The Jubei DLC will cost $7.99. Check out Jubei's official Blazblue: Central Fiction character artwork and reveal trailer.

August 10th, 2017
Watch The King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 2 Free on Youtube

SNK uploaded Episode 2 of their new 3D animation series The King of Fighters: Destiny on Youtube. Episode 2 introduces new characters to the story, such as: Billy Kane, Ryo Sakazaki, and Robert Garcia. The full episode is just under 18-minutes long. Additionally, SNK uploaded Episode 1 to their Youtube channel as well. Check out both episodes in the link...

August 10th, 2017
Tell Bandai Namco Your Opinion of Tekken 7 in Their Official Survey

TEKKEN 7 released worldwide a little over 2 months ago. Bandai Namco just released an official survey directed towards players who've already spent many hours playing the game. The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and features many detailed questions. You also get to select the top 5 features of TEKKEN 7 that you like (and the top 5 you dislike). This survey will help Bandai Namco get an idea for what players want in future TEKKEN 7 updates as well as future TEKKEN installments, so be sure to participate!

August 9th, 2017
Allen Snider Confirmed for Arika's Upcoming Fighter

Early this morning, Arika uploaded a teaser trailer for returning Street Fighter EX original, Allen Snider, confirming him for their upcoming fighting game project (official title still undecided). Check out Allen's updated design (which doesn't skimp on the American patriotism) in his official artwork below. If other returning EX characters are any indication, Allen should retain most of his classic techniques and special moves.

August 8th, 2017
DLC Character Starfire Now Available in Injustice 2

Starfire, the latest DLC character for Injustice 2 is now available for players who picked up the Deluxe Edition, Ultimate Edition, or Fighter Pack #1. Starfire will become available for purchase to the general public next week on August 15th for $5.99. Take a look at Starfire's reveal trailer in case you missed it a couple weeks back.

August 6th, 2017
SNK History / Retrospective 1973-2016 on Official Site

SNK recently put together a history / retrospective article on their official website. The article covers iconic games and events that took place in SNK's history from their humble beginnings in 1973 to their "rebirth" in 2016. Unfortunately, the bulk of the article is written in Japanese, but there are some interesting old photos of the real NeoGeo Land, SNK Headquarters, and a timeline of notable system and game releases. Hopefully SNK will post an English version of the article in the future.  (Source: SNK)

August 5th, 2017
Razer Panthera Street Fighter V Special Edition PS4 Fightstick Now Available to Purchase

Razer's Special Edition PS4 Street Fighter V fightstick featuring nostalgic Ryu VS Akuma artwork is now available to purchase on Razer's website. Long Vo's Street Fighter Alpha 2-inspired panel artwork featuring "bearded" Ryu and SFV Akuma makes for a visually stunning fightstick on the outside. As you'd expect from Razer, the internals and hardware are top of the line (Sanwa components). The fightstick is fully customizable and retails for $199. Read additional details or order the stick now on Razer's official website.  (Source: Razerzone)

August 5th, 2017
Street Fighter V Figuarts Action Figures Preview

Here's a preview of some upcoming Street Fighter V action figures by S.H. Figuarts. So far, the lineup includes Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, and Rashid. SDCC '17 also offered a sneak peak of upcoming Akuma and R. Mika figures from the same line. Currently, the price point of each SFV Figuart is around $50-$60. Ryu and Chun-Li are currently available, while Cammy and Rashid have yet to be finalized.

August 4th, 2017
3D Animated Series The King of Fighters: Destiny Now Available on Steam for Free

The first 20-minute episode of the new CG anime series, The King of Fighters: Destiny, is now available to watch on Steam (for free)! Episode 1: "South Town" introduces several important members of the cast and shows the humble beginnings of KOF' 94's Hero Team along with the Bogard brothers. There are a total of 24 episodes planned. In addition, check out some new character concept artwork for several KOF: Destiny characters.

August 1st, 2017
Injustice 2 August Update Official Patch Notes

NetherRealm Studios released the full patch notes for Injustice 2's August update. The patch includes quite a few heavy character balance changes (such as nerfs to some current top tier characters, and buffs for weaker characters). Other general gameplay fixes include movelist corrections, random bug fixes, display/menu changes, and more. Check out the patch notes over at the official Injustice 2 website. In related news, TFG's full review of Injustice 2 is now live!

July 29th, 2017
Blazblue: Central Fiction Ver. 2.0 Hits Arcades August 3rd, Full Patch Notes + New Opening Movie

The arcade version of Blazblue: Central Fiction will be updated to "Version 2.0" on August 3rd. The Ver. 2.0 update adds Jubei to the character roster along with some system and character adjustments. The full English patch notes for update Ver. 2.0 are now available (link inside the article). Also, Arc System Works uploaded the new opening movie for Blazblue: Central Fiction Ver. 2.0. No specific date has been announced for the Ver. 2.0 update on PS4, PS3 and PC, but it is planned for release sometime this Summer.

July 28th, 2017
Tekken 7 Taiko Drum Master Items & Eliza DLC Now Live

Bandai Namco released some new TEKKEN 7 DLC just before next month's big update arrives. First up, Taiko Drum Master-themed customization items (including special move effects, sounds, health bars, player panels, and adorable floating drum characters) are now available for download - and the best part is they're completely FREE. Secondly, if you didn't score Eliza as a free DLC character when TEKKEN 7 launched, the narcoleptic vampiress is now available as a DLC character for $4.99.

July 26th, 2017
Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta Sign-ups Delayed to August 22nd, Official Closed Beta Begins in September

Sign-ups for a closed playable online beta of Dragon Ball FighterZ were supposed to go live today, July 26th. Arc System Works and Bandai Namco announced that the beta sign-ups will be delayed to August 22nd, with the official closed beta commencing September 16-18. Bandai Namco explained that the delay is "due to the volume of excitement and enthusiasm surrounding the announcement," and to ensure the beta servers can properly handle all players who enter the beta. We'll have more info on the beta posted next month.  (Source: Bandai Namco)

July 24th, 2017
How to Unlock Shin Akuma in Ultra Street Fighter 2

Over the weekend, Capcom's SDCC '17 panel randomly revealed that Shin Akuma is a hidden playable character in Ultra SF2 for Nintendo Switch. To select him requires an "old school" style input code. The code is: Select Ryu and cancel on color #1, Select Ken and cancel on color #9, select Sagat then cancel on color #8, select Bison then cancel on color #7, and then place cursor on Random and hit L+R. (Fun Fact: The code "1987" represents the year SF1 came out). Check out a video of the code being used, plus some Shin Akuma gameplay.

July 23rd, 2017
Storm Collectibles Announces  and KOF '98: Ultimate Match Poseable Figure Lines

At this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Storm Collectibles officially announced their upcoming lines for TEKKEN 7 and King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match poseable figures. No details, prices, or release dates were provided yet, but Storm Collectibles showed off an early prototype of the Heihachi Mishima figure. Storm Collectibles has recently created some very impressive Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat figures. They could set you back $60 to $100+ though.

July 21st, 2017
Dragon Ball FighterZ Piccolo & Krillin HD Screenshots

10 HD screenshots of the latest 2 characters to be revealed for Dragon Ball FighterZ have been added to our previous article. Take a closer look at fan-favorite DBZ icons, Piccolo and Krillin, in their official Dragon Ball FighterZ debut screenshots from V-Jump Magazine. It's still hard to believe these ultra-crispy screenshots are from actual gameplay footage! Also read the first playstyle / moveset details for Krillin and Piccolo.

July 21st, 2017
Injustice 2 Starfire Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios shared Starfire's Injustice 2 gameplay reveal trailer today. The future queen of Tamaran and former Teen Titans member shows off flashy projectile moves, speedy air attacks, and a hover ability in her official trailer. Starfire will be the final DLC character for Injustice 2's "Fighter Pack 1" and will launch sometime this August. Details on Injustice 2's Fighter Packs 2 and 3 shouldn't be far behind Starfire's release.

July 21st, 2017
Tekken 7 Update 1.04 Live, Fixes Black Color Customizations

Two weeks ago, TEKKEN 7 update 1.03 was released. One of the "fixes" in patch 1.03 was an adjustment to player color edits which were deemed "too dark" for competitive matches. (For example, one Dragunov costume could be turned completely pitch black, like a shadow). This was unintended by the developers...  but update 1.03 also effected normal black hair / clothing customizations, turning them gray. After a negative response from fans, Bandai Namco listened and has restored black / darker customizations for hair and other items!

July 21st, 2017
SDCC '17 MVC: Infinite Trailer Confirms Spider-Man, Haggar, Nemesis & Frank West

A new Marvel VS Capcom Infinite trailer debuted last night at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, confirming playable characters: Spider-Man, Mike Haggar, Nemesis and Frank West. The trailer also officially debuts Gamora with some new gameplay footage and shows off 2 new Infinity Stones. After you watch the new character reveal trailer, you might also want to check out a 12-minute gameplay video from IGN.

July 20th, 2017
Twitch.tv Peak Viewer Stats for Evolution 2017

With another Evolution Championship Series in the books, the world's biggest fighting game tournament saw some of its biggest viewer numbers to date. Shoryuken.com recently posted some viewer data from Twitch, including the peak viewer numbers for each game at EVO 2017. Street Fighter V and TEKKEN 7 lead the pack with 179,072 and 145,657 viewers each. On the lower side (but still impressive), KOF XIV came in at 32,720 viewers, Guilty Gear Xrd REV2 hit 38,518 viewers, and Injustice 2 maxed out at 45,557 viewers.  (Source: Shoruyken)

July 18th, 2017
Piccolo & Krillin Confirmed for Dragon Ball FighterZ

The latest V-Jump magazine confirmed Piccolo and Krillin as playable characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ. Along with showing some early screenshots, V-Jump provided early details on the 2 fan-favorite fighters. Piccolo can stretch his arms to grab opponents, has several guard breaks, fast beams, and can charge up to make them stronger. Krillin deals out low damage and his reach isn't great, but his Kamehameha helps him fight long-range. He also has his Afterimage Technique and Destructo Disc (unblockable).

July 18th, 2017
Street Fighter V Abigail V-Trigger Details, Movelist, Screenshots & Character Introduction Trailer

Abigail is all prepared to wreak havoc in Street Fighter V on July 25th. If you're a SFV player on any level, you should be interested to see what this mountain of a man is capable of. In TFG's full article, read up on Abigail's V-Trigger details, check out Abigail's full movelist, watch his official introduction trailer from Capcom, and check out a bunch of high-res screenshots, along with Abigail's official character artwork, and story artwork.

July 18th, 2017
Tekken 7 Geese Howard Screenshots & Official Render, Harada Tours SNK Headquarters (Video)

If you still can't believe Geese Howard is actually going to be in TEKKEN 7, take a look at 14 high-res screenshots to help you appreciate the epicness of this crossover. Most of the screenshots star the South Town crime lord himself, 4 of the screens offer a look at Geese's exclusive stage (which has several transitions). Also check out Geese Howard's official TEKKEN 7 character render. TekkenChannel also uploaded an updated version of the Geese Howard reveal trailer featuring Producer Harada touring SNK Headquarters. 

July 17th, 2017
Dragon Ball FighterZ Trunks Gameplay Reveal Trailer, Beta Registration Starts July 26th

Following the conclusion of the EVO '17 TEKKEN 7 grand finals, Bandai Namco and Arc System Works took the stage to debut Future Trunks' character reveal trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ. The 45-second trailer is short and sweet, showing Trunks' various sword attacks, projectiles, and super moves. In related news, players can start signing up for the DBFZ beta on July 26th on Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Producer Tomoko Hiroki also mentioned we'll be getting info on 2 new DBFZ characters on July 21st via V-Jump magazine.

July 16th, 2017
Street Fighter V Abigail Reveal Trailer, Playable July 25th

During Evolution 2017's Street Fighter V finals, the latest Season 2 DLC character for SFV has been revealed. As previous news suggested, Abigail will join the SFV roster and will be available July 25th - along with the Metro City Bay Area stage (based on Abigail's first appearance in Final Fight, way back in 1989). The 8'0" tall  muscle-head is even more unproportionally massive than anyone remembers, and looks to be an interesting addition to SFV's roster. Check out Abigail's reveal trailer

July 16th, 2017
"Blazblue Cross Tag Battle" Announced, Jubei Joins Blazblue: Central Fiction

On the final day of EVO 2017, Arc System Works revealed Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, a new crossover fighting game featuring characters from Blazblue, Persona 4 Arena, and Under Night in-Birth! Ruby Rose from RWBY also debuts in the EVO '17 announce trailer. Blazblue Cross Tag Battle will feature 2-VS-2 gameplay and is planned for release in 2018. In related news, Jubei is finally joining the playable roster of Blazblue: Central Fiction and got his own EVO '17 reveal trailer.

July 16th, 2017
Geese Howard Joins Tekken 7 as the First DLC Guest Character in Late 2017

TEKKEN 7 is officially first fighting game to bring together Namco, Capcom, and SNK characters. Geese Howard of Fatal Fury and King of Fighters fame will join TEKKEN 7's roster in "Late 2017". Geese's reveal trailer from EVO 2017 shows off the badass crime lord of South Town in TEKKEN 7 gameplay, fighting on his iconic stage (remastered in beautiful TEKKEN graphics, of course).

July 16th, 2017
Skullomania & Darun Mister Join Arika's "EX" Series Fighting Game Project, PS4 Release Confirmed

Arika showed off the newest build of their new "EX" series fighting game at EVO 2017 today. In the new trailer, Skullomania and Darun Mister make their epic return from the Street Fighter EX series. Arika announced the title is coming to PlayStation 4 in 2018 in North America, Europe and Japan. The trailer teases that the game "could" be playable by April Fools 2018. A limited time playable beta/server test will also be held on PS4 at the end of 2017! The game's official title is still "undecided".

July 16th, 2017
Jedah & Gamora Revealed for MVC: Infinite

Today at EVO 2017, two new Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite characters were revealed and shown off in gameplay. Jedah, the badass boss of Darkstalkers 3, has been confirmed for MVC: Infinite (further solidifying the previous leaked list of characters). We also get to see the first gameplay of Gamora, the adopted daughter of Thanos. Capcom's Peter "Combofiend" demonstrates Jedah and Gamora in an exhibition match against SPY|Filipino Champ.

July 14th, 2017
Nostalgic Costumes for Alex, Ibuki & Juri + Ryu's Classic Stage Coming to Street Fighter V, Abigail Stage Teaser

On the first day of EVO '17, Capcom dropped some Street Fighter V announcements which are sure to please old school fans. First off, classic costumes for Alex, Ibuki and Juri will finally be added to the game on July 25th ($3.99 each). Ryu's classic SF2 stage "Suzaku Castle" is also coming to SFV, along with a new Capcom Pro Tour stage called "Ring of Pride". Last but not least, Capcom shared a screenshot of a new stage based on Abigail's stage from Final Fight (1989). This is a strong indication that the next DLC character for SFV is indeed Abigail.

July 14th, 2017
Code Mystics Bringing Samurai Shodown V Special to Playstation 4 and PS Vita, Beta Playable at Evo '17

SNK is bringing another one of their classic 2D fighters to PS4 and PS Vita. A favorite among competitive players, 2004's Samurai Shodown V Special is known for its solid roster and technical gameplay. Due to unfortunate circumstances, the home version (AES) of SSVS suffered a rocky launch, but the arcade version remedied many issues and added brutal "Overkill" moves. Code Mystics aims to release the definitive version of SS5 Special on PS4 & Vita, and has confirmed Online Multiplayer, Gallery Mode and Trophy Support.  (Source: PS.Blog)

July 13th, 2017
EVO 2017 This Weekend, Full Stream Schedule

The biggest fighting game event of the year takes place this weekend in Las Vegas, NV. The official streams kick off Friday at 10am and run until Sunday at 7pm. Shoryuken.com posted the full stream schedule with links to each official stream. In addition to all 6 official EVO streams, CapcomFighters, Tekken, and NetherRealm will be dedicated to their respective games on Friday and Saturday.  

July 11th, 2017
Capcom's CFN Portal Returns With New Street Fighter V Concept Artwork for Canon Characters

After a 3-month hiatus, Capcom's CFN Portal returns with some new Street Fighter V character concept artwork. Among the new "canon" characters covered are Hakan's wife and daughters, and two pro-wrestlers who take inspirations from real-life wrestling legends. This article will be updated if Capcom releases additional SFV concept art this month. 

July 11th, 2017
Sub-Zero Joins Injustice 2 Today, Official Moveset & Breakdown Video

Today, Mortal Kombat's iconic blue ninja joins Injustice 2's roster to chill out with DC's best heroes and villains. NetherRealm recently went through Sub-Zero's moveset and playstyle on their official livestream to show what the character is all about. Check out Gamespot's 17-minute stream archive of Sub-Zero's official moveset and breakdown video.

July 10th, 2017
Gamespot Posts 8 Minutes of New Dragon Ball FighterZ Gameplay

Dragon Ball FighterZ is already one of the most anticipated fighting games of 2018. 2D fighting fans and DBZ fans alike are hungry for more character reveals and details. (On that note, TFG's DBFZ preview profile was updated with the latest gameplay details.) While we wait for further announcements, check out this new 8-minute gameplay video from Gamespot showing alternate character colors, level 5 super moves, destructive finishes, and more!

July 6th, 2017
Ultimate Tekken Bowl Mode Comes to Tekken 7 in August

Today, Bandai Namco announced a new mode for TEKKEN 7 which will arrive as DLC in August. "Ultimate" Tekken Bowl Mode is a new take on the classic PS2 bonus mode featuring gorgeous graphics, slow-motion effects, trick shots, and impressive physics. Ultimate Tekken Bowl Mode will arrive in August along with the first DLC costume pack for TEKKEN 7. Check out the official trailer featuring TEKKEN producer Katsuhiro Harada!

July 5th, 2017
Tekken 7 Update Ver. 1.03 is Live, Full Patch Notes

The official TEKKEN 7 website has been updated with full patch notes for update 1.03, which is now live on PS4 in NA/EU. This is the patch that Harada claimed will address input lag on the PS4 version, but curiously, "input lag" isn't specifically listed in the patch notes. However, the patch notes do list improvements to online matchmaking, a volume adjustment for classic tracks in Tekken Jukebox, and "unlimited Revenge Matches" in online Ranked Match, among other fixes. A similar patch for the PC/XB1 versions will be released at a later date.  (Source: EU.Tekken.com)

July 4th, 2017
Tekken 7 PS4 Input Lag Fix Coming This Week, Says Harada

TEKKEN 7 producer Katsuhiro Harada mentioned on Twitter yesterday that a fix for the PS4 version's input lag will be released "this week". He elaborated that the fix should address input lag on all controllers, not just wired pads. Harada and developer Michael Murray stated that recent input lag measurement methods for TEKKEN 7 (by Twitter user @Noodalls) are "wrong" and don't take into account input delay on the hardware side. Harada said additional updates and tuning for Online Mode will be released this week, as well.  (Source: @Harada_Tekken)

June 30th, 2017
Street Fighter EX Developer Arika Bringing Playable Fighting Title to EVO 2017

Back in April 2017, Street Fighter EX series developer, Arika, cleverly used April Fools Day to unveil new fighting game title they're working on called EX Fighting Layer (working title). The original build featured 3 playable SFEX characters: Kairi, Hokuyo & Garuda. Arika announced today that they will have a booth set up at EVO 2017, and are bringing a playable version of their work-in-progress fighter for attendees to try out! EVO '17 takes place July 14-16 in Las Vegas.  (Source: Shoryuken)
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