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September 26th, 2023
Street Fighter 6 "Outfit 3" for Ken, Cammy, Lily & Luke Revealed in New Concept Artwork

Back in August, Capcom unveiled Street Fighter 6 "Outfit 3" costumes for Guile, Dee Jay, Marisa, and Juri Han by releasing concept artwork of said characters. Keeping the trend going, Capcom released official "Outfit 3" Concept Art for another four characters on the roster: Ken Masters, Cammy, Lily, and Luke. Capcom confirmed these outfits will...

September 24th, 2023
Battle Mage Revealed for DNF Duel, Brawler Gameplay

During the Tokyo Game Show 2023, Nexon revealed "Battle Mage" as the third newcomer joining DNF Duel's Season Pass. The teaser trailer for Battle Mage shows a few seconds of the new character in-game and reveals she will join the roster this December. A few weeks back, Nexon also revealed "Brawler" as the second DLC character following Spectre.

September 22nd, 2023 
TGS '23: Newly Confirmed TEKKEN 8 Features & Modes

At the Tokyo Game Show, Michael Murray and Katsuhiro Harada dropped a ton of new TEKKEN 8 details regarding modes, features, and online matchmaking. Among the confirmed details are: Frame data at launch (free), "what if" Character Episodes / Endings for all characters, and Replays with Practice Options.

September 22nd, 2023 
Under Night In-Birth II [Sys:Celes] Launches Jan. 25th, 2024

Arc System Works announced during the Tokyo Game Show 2023 that Under Night In-Birth II [Sys:Celes] will release January 25th, 2024. (Coincidentally, this is one day before TEKKEN 8's worldwide launch!) A new UNI2 trailer also dropped during TGS which outlines the game's new modes, features, and characters. The TGS trailer introduces the three new characters...

September 21st, 2023
TGS 2023: Panda Confirmed for TEKKEN 8

Following the surprise reveal of Feng Wei in TEKKEN 8 earlier this week, the second iconic and loveable fighting bear of the series, Panda, was confirmed at the Tokyo Game Show this weekend. Screenshots and an HD character render of Panda show off some great details in TEKKEN 8's graphics engine. Kuma even appears in one of those screenshots...

September 21st, 2023
Street Fighter 6 A.K.I. Starter Guide, Theme Song, Gameplay

Next Wednesday, September 27th, A.K.I. joins the Street Fighter 6 roster as the 22nd playable character. This week, Capcom uploaded an A.K.I. starter guide for anyone looking to learn the new character before her big release. Capcom's elaborate 10-minute video guide provides the best look yet at "the maniacal mistress of poison"...

September 20th, 2023
TGS 2023: TEKKEN 8 Video Reveals TEKKEN Ball Mode, New Azucena Gameplay, Arcade Quest Footage

A new TEKKEN 8 gameplay showcase from Tokyo Game Show 2023, a video put together by Taiwanese game community BahaGameCrazy, reveals brand new details on Bandai Namco's highly-anticipated sequel. In addition to confirming and showing the first footage of TEKKEN Ball Mode in TEKKEN 8, the 15-minute video packs a Lili versus Azucena match, a Ghost...

September 19th, 2023 
Feng Wei TEKKEN 8 Trailer, Closed Beta Test Announced

Today, Bandai Namco announced Feng Wei will return in TEKKEN 8 and confirmed a Closed Beta Test will take place next month. The Tajiquan master demonstrates a mix of new and returning techniques in his TEKKEN 8 reveal trailer, which confirms the TEKKEN 8 CBT will be live from October 20th-23rd, 2023 at the very end.

September 18th, 2023
Kaguya Revealed for Under Night In-Birth II [Sys:Celes], Playable at Tokyo Game Show 2023

Last week, Arc System Works announced a new playable character for Under Night In-Birth II [Sys:Celes]. Kaguya the "Twin Barrel Beauty" is a gunslinger with a zoning / keep-away playstyle, featuring long-reaching attacks and projectiles, as well as tricky and deceptive movement options. Fans attending this weekend's Tokyo Game Show '23 will be the first...

September 14th, 2023
Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Grimnir Gameplay Reveal

Cygames and Arc System Works shared the latest character reveal trailer for Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising, launching November 30th, 2023. The tempestuous god of wind, Grimnir, was confirmed back in August as the fourth new playable character revealed for Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising. The 2-minute reveal trailer...

September 12th, 2023
Mortal Kombat 1 Launch Trailer Reveals Reiko & Shang Tsung

The final Mortal Kombat 1 trailer before the game's September 19th launch officially confirms Reiko and reveals the first gameplay footage of Shang Tsung. Other characters like Mileena and Nitara are also shown in the launch trailer, demonstrating new gameplay and combos, in addition to new scenes from Story mode and the single player Invasion mode.

September 8th, 2023
Jean-Claude Van Damme as Johnny Cage MK1 Trailer

Today, NetherRealm Studios uploaded the first official trailer showing Johnny Cage's Jean-Claude Van Damme skin in Mortal Kombat 1. Johnny Cage is also fully voiced by Van Damme in the game. Unfortunately, the Van Damme skin is a Premium Edition bonus only, which means players who want to use it will need to shell out $109.99...

September 8th, 2023
Nitara Announced for MK1, Voiced by Megan Fox

On Thursday, NetherRealm Studios confirmed the return of Nitara in Mortal Kombat 1, the reveal trailer also revealing Nitara will be voiced by Megan Fox. Additionally, Nitara's new appearance (specifically her face in the game) is designed to resemble the American actress and model. The latest 2-minute Mortal Kombat 1 trailer also features...

September 1st, 2023
Leone Abbacchio Now Available in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R

Bandai Namco recently revealed the latest DLC character to join Season 2 of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R, Leone Abbacchio from the fifth part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Vento Aureo. Despite having a dark past and cold demeanor, Leone Abbacchio remained one of the most reliable members of Bucciarati's gang.

September 1st, 2023
Mortal Kombat 1 "It's in Our Blood" Trailer Feat. Dave Bautista

NetherRealm Studios released a new TV spot for Mortal Kombat 1 featuring WWE wrestler and movie star Dave Bautista. The 2-minute trailer is a new take on the "klassic" and iconic "Mortal Monday" TV advert from the mid-90s to advertise the original game and console release. The new version of the commercial even has some Easter eggs and throwbacks...

August 31st, 2023
Pocket Bravery Now Available on Steam, Launch Trailer

Developed by Statera Studio and published by PQube, indie 2D fighting game Pocket Bravery officially launches on Steam today. Inspired by classic fighting games from the 90's such as Street Fighter, Fatal Fury and the KOF series, Pocket Bravery packs a "Neo Geo Pocket" aesthetic for a modern 2D fighter with retro inspirations. Check out the launch trailer...

August 31st, 2023
Street Fighter 6 A.K.I. Playable Sept. 27th, Gameplay Reveal

After much anticipation and build-up for Street Fighter 6's next DLC newcomer, Capcom released the full gameplay reveal trailer for "the maniacal mistress of poison", A.K.I. Unlike the previous EVO '23 teaser for A.K.I., this one includes many minutes of actual gameplay footage, revealing many if not all of her special moves, trademark attacks, taunt...

August 28th, 2023 
TEKKEN 8 Launches January 26th, 2024, Six New Characters and "Arcade Quest" Mode Confirmed

During Gamescom '23, Bandai Namco announced TEKKEN 8 will launch January 26th, 2024. The release date trailer confirmed six returning characters for the upcoming 3D fighter: Yoshimitsu, Steve Fox, Dragunov, Kuma, Leo, and Shaheen. A new single-player mode called "Arcade Quest" was also revealed featuring customizable avatars...

August 28th, 2023 
Gamescom Mortal Kombat 1 Trailer Confirms Sindel, General Shao as Playable, Motaro & Shujinko as Kameos

At Gamescom 2023, NetherRealm Studios dropped the "Rulers of the Outworld" trailer revealing four new characters for Mortal Kombat 1. Returning character Sindel and newcomer General Shao were confirmed as playable, while Motaro and Shujinko were revealed as Kameos.

August 14th, 2023
TFG News: August Update Taking Some Time OFF...

Hi, Nicole Ashley here, writing my inaugural article for TFG. You may recognize me from a TFG video or a stream back in the day, but in case you don't, I'm Frank Joseph's wife. We've been married now 5 years and "together" for 13, but we've known each other since we were kids. I think it's safe to say I know Frank better than anyone.

August 14th, 2023
Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising Launches November 30th, Latest Trailers, Deluxe Edition Details

Arc System Works and Cygames announced during EVO '23 that Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising will be released on November 30th, 2023. A free edition of the game was also announced which includes 4 playable characters, access to online play / lobbies (including Grand Bruise Legends), and the first part of story mode.

August 6th, 2023
Street Fighter 6 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Avatar Costumes Announced, A.K.I. Teaser Trailer

Following an epic live performance from the CAP-JAMS band at Evolution 2023, Jeremy "Vicious" Lopez introduced Capcom's big Street Fighter 6 announcements. To start, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles x Street Fighter 6 crossover will bring costumes and more to SF6 avatars for use in Battle Hub and World Tour. Following that announcement, a teaser...

August 6th, 2023
Johnny and Season 3 Announced for Guilty Gear -STRIVE-

At EVO 2023, Arc System Works announced a Season 3 for Guilty Gear -STRIVE- and introduced the first character joining the roster in the upcoming new Season, a returning fan-favorite, Johnny. Additionally, Arc System Works confirmed GGST Season 3 will add a total of 4 new characters (including Johnny), two additional Battle Stages, and...

August 6th, 2023
Reptile, Ashrah, Havik, and Sareena Revealed in Mortal Kombat 1 "Banished" Trailer

During EVO 2023, a developer from NetherRealm Studios introduced the latest Mortal Kombat 1 trailer, confirming 3 new playable fighters and 1 Kameo combatant Reptile, Ashrah, Havik, and Sareena (Kameo). Along with quite a lot of new gameplay, several devastating X-Ray moves and Fatalities were shown.

August 6th, 2023
Azucena and Raven Revealed for TEKKEN 8

Prior to the TEKKEN 7 Grand Finals at Evolution 2023, Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray took the stage and revealed two new characters for TEKKEN 8 returning veteran; Raven, and the first new character to appear in the game, Azucena. Additionally, both new trailers present brand new stages...

August 6th, 2023
The King of Fighters XIII: Global Match Release Date, Trailer

At EVO 2023, SNK announced they will be re-releasing The King of Fighters XIII as KOF XIII: Global Match for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on November 16th, 2023. The re-release doesn't include any new characters or balance changes but will feature Rollback Netcode, a reworked lobby system, and improved online play.

August 6th, 2023
Fatal Fury: City of The Wolves Teaser Trailer, Screenshots

Last year at EVO, SNK officially announced they were working on a sequel to Garou: Mark of the Wolves. One year later at EVO 2023, SNK released the teaser trailer for Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves. The first trailer for the upcoming game briefly shows returning protagonists Terry Bogard and Rock Howard in a 3D graphics style comparable to KOF15...

August 6th, 2023
Duo Lon Revealed for The King of Fighters XV

During EVO 2023, SNK revealed the sixth DLC character for The King of Fighters XV, a returning character from the series who appeared in several previous installments, Duo Lon. The short teaser trailer doesn't show any gameplay from Duo Lon, but does reveal his in-game model. Also take a look at the latest KOF15 Season 2 roadmap, inside:

August 5th, 2023
Killer Instinct (2013) Getting 10th Anniversary Update This Fall

Following the EVO 2023 Killer Instinct exhibition Friday evening, Iron Galaxy and Microsoft announced a 10th Anniversary balance update will be coming to Killer Instinct (2013) this Fall. While no "new" content for KI (2013) was announced, the balance update will contain character adjustments, 4K support for Xbox Series consoles, and a matchmaking upgrade.

August 4th, 2023
New Street Fighter 6 Costumes for Juri, Marisa, Guile & Dee Jay

During EVO 2023, Capcom announced four upcoming Street Fighter 6 "Costume 3" DLC outfits for four popular characters on the roster: Juri Han, Marisa, Guile, and Dee Jay. While no in-game footage or screenshots of the new costumes have been shared just yet, Capcom released the official Concept Artwork for all four of these upcoming DLC costumes.

August 4th, 2023
EVO 2023: Under Night In-Birth II Sys:Celes Announced

During EVO 2023, Arc System Works announced Under Night In-Birth II Sys:Celes, a sequel to French-Bread's ongoing 2D series. The light novel-style fighting game sequel presents the final chapter in the "Hollow Night" storyline that began in the original title over a decade ago. Sys:Celes features 21 returning fighters with expanded movelists and new...

August 3rd, 2023
Project L Movelists for all Four EVO '23 Demo Characters, Yasuo Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Last week, Riot Games revealed new details and gameplay for Project L, and confirmed a demo will be playable at EVO 2023. While initially confirming three playable fighters for the demo (Ekko, Ahri, and Darius), the fourth and final playable character in the EVO 2023 demo, Yasuo, was confirmed. Additionally, Riot Games released Movelists for all four...

August 1st, 2023
EVO 2023 Official Stream Schedule

Evolution Championship Series 2023 is coming up this weekend (August 4th - 6th) featuring eight main games and over 9,000 competitors from around the world. The official stream schedule has been released, so you can be sure not to miss your favorite titles being played by the best in the world.

July 31st, 2023 
KOF XV Najd Character Breakdown Video from SNK

If you're looking forward to the next DLC character arriving in The King of Fighters XV, SNK has you covered with their official Character Breakdown video for Najd. SNK's 5-minute Character Breakdown video goes in depth on Najd's play-style, special moves, and her unique color coded move leveling system...

July 30th, 2023
New Mortal Kombat 1 Trailer Reveals Geras

On Saturday, NetherRealm Studios shared a new Mortal Kombat 1 trailer which highlights more story and gameplay content. The latest trailer confirms the return of Geras, who first appeared in 2019's Mortal Kombat 11. In addition to the new character reveal, the "Keepers of Time" trailer debuts a gruesome new Fatality by Liu Kang.

July 26th, 2023
Riot Games Announces Project L Features 2-Vs-2 Duo Gameplay, Playable at EVO 2023

Today, Riot Games announced fresh details on their in-development 2D fighter based on the League of Legends series. Project L will not only feature 2-vs-2 "tag team" style gameplay in the traditional sense, but also features "Duo Play", enabling 4-players to join the fun. Other options in the game include 1-vs-1 and 1-vs-2 gameplay. 

July 25th, 2023
Street Fighter 6 July Update Patch Notes

With Rashid now released in Street Fighter 6, Capcom also added a slew of new updates affecting universal mechanics as well as balance changes for many other characters. Capcom detailed all of the updates, bug fixes, and changes in their official July patch notes, which you can read in their entirety inside:

July 21st, 2023
Mortal Kombat 1 Kombat Pack Reveals Homelander, Omni-Man, Peacemaker, Ermac, and Takeda

During San Diego Comic-Con 2023, NetherRealm Studios confirmed six DLC characters coming to Mortal Kombat 1. The MK1 Kombat Pack teaser trailer reveals Homelander from The Boyz, Omni-Man from Invincible, Peacemaker from Peacemaker and The Suicide Squad, as well as Quan Chi, Ermac, and Takeda from the Mortal Kombat series.

July 21st, 2023
Mortal Kombat 1 Umgadi Trailer Confirms Baraka, Tanya & Li Mei as Playable Characters

NetherRealm Studios dropped a new Mortal Kombat 1 trailer during San Diego Comic-Con 2023 confirming three returning playable characters: Baraka, Li Mei, and Tanya. The latest MK1 trailer shows a mix of cinematics and gameplay, also revealing Darrius as a Kameo character.

July 20th, 2023
TEKKEN 8 Movelists For All 16 Characters (CNT)

Bandai Namco released the TEKKEN 8 character movelists for all 16 playable fighters who appear in the upcoming Closed Network Test on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Steam. Note that these are NOT each character's full movelist. Instead, the movelists display characters' Heat System moves, Heat Engager, Heat Smash, Rage Art, Power Crush, and Sample Combos...

July 20th, 2023
TEKKEN 8 Claudio Serafino Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Last month, it was revealed that Claudio Serafino will join TEKKEN 8's roster as the 16th confirmed character (also playable in this month's upcoming Closed Network Test). This morning, Bandai Namco shared Claudio's full gameplay reveal trailer, showing the first gameplay footage of the returning TEKKEN 7 veteran in TEKKEN 8.

July 20th, 2023
TEKKEN Talk - Episode 2 Dives into TEKKEN 8 CNT

Bandai Namco has posted Episode 2 of their "TEKKEN Talk" video series, which recaps the purpose of the Closed Alpha Test (CAT), and later dives into the upcoming TEKKEN 8 Closed Network Test (CNT). This time, producer Michael Murray and director Katsuhiro Harada are joined by BNEA Manager of Esports, Kasumi Yogi and EVO Director Mark "Markman" Julio.

July 19th, 2023
KOF XV Najd Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Najd, who originally debuted in KOF14 as DLC, is set to return once again as DLC in The King of Fighters XV this Summer. SNK has released Najd's full gameplay reveal trailer which runs just over 2 minutes in length. In addition to showing Najd in gameplay, the trailer also reveals an upcoming new stage which is based on a real location in Saudi Arabia.

July 14th, 2023
EVO 2023 Final Player Registration Numbers

The final player registration numbers for EVO 2023 have been announced, breaking multiple all-time records for the annual event. Street Fighter 6 leads the way with a monumental 7,061 participants, followed by the second- and third-most entered fighting games, Guilty Gear -STRIVE- and TEKKEN 7, bringing in 2,481 and 1,580 registered players, respectively.

July 12th, 2023
DNF Duel's Spectre Now Available, Patch Notes

DNF Duel was released on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Steam just over a year ago on June 28th, 2022 and recently hit the Nintendo Switch back in April of this year. The first DLC character for the 2.5D fighting game, Spectre, is now available as of today for $6.99. Additionally, a new balance patch dropped today alongside the new character...

July 11th, 2023
Street Fighter 6 Rashid Theme Song Released

Tonight, Capcom released Rashid's official Street Fighter 6 theme song, appropriately titled "The Turbulent Wind". The theme of the returning SFV veteran is a change of pace from his original catchy "Rashid-ooooo" chorus theme, but his jazzy new SF6 tune sets the mood for the energetic parkour trickster.

July 8th, 2023 
Samurai Shodown 30th Anniversary Art

Samurai Shodown (known as Samurai Spirits in Japan) is one of the most iconic pioneer 2D fighting game series from the original arcade era of the 1990s. SNK's flagship weapon-based 2D fighter has officially turned 30. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, SNK shared a new artwork by Yumi Saji featuring the memorable cast of the influential 1993 fighting game.

July 6th, 2023 
New Mortal Kombat 1 Trailer Confirms Rain and Smoke as Playable, Cyrax, Sektor & Frost as Kameos

Today, NetherRealm Studios released a new Mortal Kombat 1 gameplay trailer revealing several new playable and Kameo characters. The Lin Kuei trailer confirms Rain and Smoke as the latest two fully playable characters, in addition to Cyrax, Sektor, and Frost as Kameo (assist) fighters. The 3-minute trailer...

July 5th, 2023
Street Fighter 6 Rashid Reveal Trailer, Playable July 24th

After showing off Rashid's SF6 character render on Tuesday, Capcom dropped Rashid's full gameplay reveal trailer this evening! Rashid of the Turbulent Wind makes his triumphant return to the series with a whirlwind of new acrobatic moves in Street Fighter 6 on July 24th. After checking out the first SF6 DLC character trailer, also take a look at Rashid's...

July 4th, 2023 
First Look at Rashid in Street Fighter 6

On July 4th, Capcom provided a first look at Rashid's official Street Fighter 6 render, which mirrors his official concept artwork that we saw a little while back. The tech-savy Parkour expert looks to be the first DLC character joining SF6, and we'll likely be seeing his official trailer at next month's Evolution Championship Series (August 3rd-6th).
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