(Quarter 4 - 2015)

December 31st, 2015
Playstation Lifestyle Interviews Michael Murray & Kousuke Waki on Tekken 7: Fated Retribution

Senior Game Designer Michael Murray and Visual Design Manager Kousuke Waki sat down with Playstation Lifestyle for an interview about the progress of TEKKEN 7. In the interview, Murray talks about the ongoing integration of the Unreal 4 graphics engine, mentioning that both "new and old" stages in T7:FR will see graphical upgrades and tweaks. He also touches on the progress of arcade version and eventual console release. Read the full interview over at PSLifestyle.

December 29th, 2015
Color Palettes For 15 Street Fighter V Launch Characters + Ryu & Ken Classic "Alpha" Costumes

Back in early November, we posted all known color palettes for 12 of Street Fighter V's characters. Since then, players have gotten to try out new characters like Laura, Dhalsim & Zangief in the most recent beta... and now (thanks to data miners), we get to take an early peek at each of their 10 color palettes in the game. In addition to Laura, Dhalsim & Zangief colors, check out the new colors for classic "Alpha style" Ryu & Ken!

December 22nd, 2015
14 Brand New + 28 Higher Quality Tekken 7: Fated Retribution Screenshots

Bandai Namco released 14 brand new screenshots showing off the new graphics engine of TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution, providing a much better look at King, Dragunov, Lili, Xiaoyu, Asuka, Bryan, Akuma, and several of the new stages (feast your eyes on that texture detail)! Additionally, if you were impressed by the previously released TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution screenshots, 28 of them were updated into full HD quality versions! Enjoy!

December 19th, 2015
TFG Presents: SFV Beta #3 - Birdie Combo Act

To celebrate the return of the SFV beta, Fighters Generation presents a new Birdie combo video. It's a quick CMV at only 4-minutes, but yours truly runs through some of Birdie's new combos, from beginner to advanced. In SFV so far, it seems I've been partial to returning Street Fighter veterans... especially those who haven't been in the spotlight very often. I'll probably keep this trend going. Stay tuned for more SFV vids coming to TFG's Youtube Channel!

December 18th, 2015
Street Fighter V Beta #3 Now Live on PS4 & PC

Capcom has launched the third SFV beta right on schedule. Once again, the beta runs Dec. 18th at 12:01 AM PT (8:01 AM GMT) through Dec. 20th at 10:00 PM PT (Dec. 21st at 6:00 AM GMT). The beta starts off with 6 characters: Ryu, Cammy, Necalli, Nash, Birdie & Laura. Dhalsim & Zangief will also join the roster at some point. Modes include Ranked Match, Casual Match, Training, CFN, Battle Setting & Options. For further schedule details & server downtime, visit Capcom Unity.

December 17th, 2015
New & Classic Alternate Costumes Added to Tekken 7 Arcade Version

The latest online update for the arcade version of TEKKEN 7 just went live. Along with improved online matchmaking, TEKKEN 7 "Ver. L" adds a ton of new (and classic) alternate costumes & customization items for the current roster. Classic Player-2 outfits like Paul's biker attire, Steve's boxing gear, King's beast body, and Law's yellow jumpsuit are now unlockable. Newcomers like Kazumi, Josie Rizal, Katarina & Gigas also get brand new, exclusive outfits.

December 17th, 2015
Street Fighter X G.I. Joe Comic Issues #1 & #2 Official Cover Artworks

Back in July, a 6-issue Street Fighter X G.I.Joe comic miniseries was announced. Written by Aubrey Sitterson (Hulk, Superman, Tech Jacket) and drawn by Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain), the story will have M. Bison and Destro uniting Shadaloo and Cobra to create an unholy alliance which only the World Warriors and the Joes stand a chance of stopping. Today, we got our hands on several official cover artworks for issues #1 & #2 - seven to be exact!

December 14th, 2015
Over 25 New TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution Screenshots

After last weekend's Akuma reveal and first look at T7FR's improved graphics engine & new costumes, even non-Tekken players are becoming interested in TEKKEN 7. To keep the hype going, Bandai Namco has released over 25 new screenshots showing off new stages, updated graphics, and providing a much closer look at the brand new "default" costumes for several returning fighters. [UPDATE] Higher quality versions added!

December 12th, 2015
TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution Announced... Akuma is Officially in TEKKEN's Storyline! (Holy Shit!)

After an exciting Grand Finals between KNEE & Nobi at King of Iron Fist Tournament 2015 in Tokyo Japan, TEKKEN producer Katsuhiro Harada announced TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution (via a new trailer), a major update to TEKKEN 7 arcade. It was also revealed that the "mysterious silhouette" seen in the dojo with Kazumi during the TEKKEN 7 intro is not Heihachi (as many assumed), but... Akuma. Yes, Akuma from Street Fighter. GET. HYPE. NOW.

December 10th, 2015
Killer Instinct Shadow Jago Figure Preview, Will Unlock In-Game Alternate Color

Ultimate Source has just revealed high quality images of their Killer Instinct Shadow Jago figure, which will also unlock some bonus content in the game itself. Limited to 5,000 units, the figure retails for $34.99 and includes a code that will unlock the character's 10 in-game color palette. Other upcoming Killer Instinct figures include Jago, Sabrewulf, Hisako, Fulgore & Spinal.

December 10th, 2015
Playstation Experience 2015: Fighting Games Panel

Just before Capcom Cup '15 kicked off, Playstation Experience featured a special fighting games panel. Playstation.Blog's Sid Shuman sits down with Yoshinori Ono, Katsuhiro Harada, Michael Murray, and Seth Killian to talk about the future of fighting games. A variety of great questions are asked and answered throughout the half hour of the panel. It's also worth noting, fans of comical exchanges between Harada & Ono won't be disappointed!

December 8th, 2015
Street Fighter V Beta #3 Schedule For PS4/PC

The third online beta for SFV returns next week! Capcom's Peter "Combofiend" Rosas recently announced the beta schedule and details. Beta participants on both PS4 & PC can expect to get in on the action Dec. 18th at 12:01 AM PT (8:01 AM GMT) until Dec. 20th at 10:00 PM PT (Dec. 21st at 6:00 AM GMT). The third beta will feature Ranked Match, Casual Match, Training, CFN, Battle Setting & Options. Users will also receive free beta invites for friends! (Source: Capcom Unity)

December 8th, 2015
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Hits Steam Dec. 9th, BB:CP Extend, UNIEL & Melty Blood Coming in 2016

Steam is planning to "catch up" on its 2D anime fighters. The big surprise; the formerly PS4/PS3 exclusive Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- hits Steam tomorrow (Dec. 9th). Arc stated that the 3 DLC fighters (Sin, Elphelt & Leo) can be earned with in-game money or purchased as DLC. In addition, Arc System Works is bringing 3 other 2D fighters to Steam in 2016, including: Blazblue: CP Extend (February), Melty Blood AACC (Spring), and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late (Summer).

December 8th, 2015
SNK Playmore Releases 12 New King of Fighters XIV HD Screenshots + Promotional Images

The official SNK Playmore website released 12 new King of Fighters XIV HD screenshots (some higher quality than others), giving a closer look at the latest build for those of us who didn't get to try it out at Playstation Experience last weekend. SNK also reiterated the most recent KOF XIV announcements on their website, such as the 6-player Online Party Mode and a new story saga.

December 7th, 2015
Street Fighter V Opening Cinematic / 16 Launch Characters Trailer, Alt. Costumes Trailer

At the closing of Capcom Cup 2015, Yoshinori Ono presented a brand new SFV trailer which begins with Street Fighter V's opening cinematic! The trailer then runs through the 16 launch characters and even shows off the brand new  "airfield" stage. In addition, Capcom also released a new SFV alternate costumes trailer, showing off the first 4 DLC costumes for Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy & M. Bison!

December 6th, 2015
First Look at KOF XIV's Selection Screen, Cam Gameplay Roundup From Playstation Experience

Regardless of first impressions, the hype of KOF XIV is slowly intensifying. The graphics obviously aren't perfect at such an early stage, but they've definitely improved. Judging from the first gameplay footage from Playstation Experience, KOF XIV looks to retain the trademark gameplay and pace the series is known for. Also take a first look at the early character selection screen, showing off nostalgic-looking, character panels and victory artworks.

December 5th, 2015
SNK Playmore Bringing Last Blade 2 to PS4 & Vita

In addition the major King of Fighters XIV & Street Fighter V announcements today at Playstation Experience, an old school "cult classic" SNK fighter is getting some Playstation love as well. Sony's Gio Corsi announced during the show that SNK Playmore and Code Mystics are bringing The Last Blade 2 to Playstation 4 and PS Vita. [UPDATE] The only detail so far is that Online Versus mode has been confirmed for the port! Stay tuned to TFG for further announcements.

December 5th, 2015
KOF XIV Playstation Experience Trailer Confirms Angel, King, Billy Kang, Ralf & Kula Diamond

SNK Playmore showed off a new King of Fighters XIV trailer at Playstation Experience this weekend. The trailer confirms the return of 5 veterans: Angel, King, Billy Kane, Ralf & Kula Diamond. A "50 character roster" for KOF XIV is also confirmed, along with a brand new story arc.

December 5th, 2015
F.A.N.G. Revealed For Street Fighter V! Trailer, Artwork, Screenshots & V-Trigger Details

A mysterious SFV newcomer known as "F.A.N.G" was revealed today at Playstation Experience. F.A.N.G. is the final character of Street Fighter V's launch roster and is the self-proclaimed second in command of Shadaloo! Check out his reveal trailer, artwork, screenshots & V-Trigger details! Additionally, the first 6 DLC characters have been officially confirmed as Alex, Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Juri & Urien.

December 3rd, 2015
Leatherface, Xenomorph, Bo Rai Cho & a "Cyborg Hybrid" Make up MKX's Kombat Pack 2

WB Games Australia released the Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack 2 reveal trailer a bit ahead of schedule, revealing 2 new guest characters: Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and Xenomorph (Alien). They are joined by returning character Bo Rai Cho and a "Cyborg Hybrid" who can resemble Cyrax, Sektor, and Smoke (his 3 Variations, obviously). 

December 1st, 2015
Shadow Jago Hits Killer Instinct Season 2 December 4th, New Reveal Trailer

Killer Instinct players have been waiting patently for the new & improved "revamped" Shadow Jago to hit Killer Instinct Season 2. The wait is finally over, as Shadow Jago (or Shago for short), will be released December 4th for players who pick up the "Day One Xbox Live Gold" or the "Community Fund Bundle". He'll later be available for everyone else on December 18th. Check out Shadow Jago's new reveal trailer which shows off his new moves & animations.

December 1st, 2015
Street Fighter V Beta Updated to version 1.06, Playable Again Between Dec. 17th-20th

Early this morning, the SFV beta on PS4 updated to version 1.06 (with a 2.26 GB update file). The update says "fixed various issues," but considering the file size, it's likely that Capcom added new characters & stages for the next beta. That said, Capcom confirmed the SFV beta will be live once again on Dec. 17-20. Keep in mind additional "stress tests" could also pop up before then. An update file for the PC version also exists, which hints towards cross-play for next beta.

December 1st, 2015
Major Announcement Planned at The TEKKEN 7 Global Grand Finals (December 12th)

Over the past month, there's been talk of a seemingly "big" announcement to be made at the TEKKEN 7 Global Grand Finals held in Tokyo, Japan. Community manager Mark "Markman" Julio just confirmed on Twitter that there will indeed be a major announcement of some kind... and all we know is that it has to do with TEKKEN. Console date for T7? Arcade expansion? Both? Tekken X SF? It's less than 12 days away! Watch the Grand Finals live on Twitch.tv/TEKKEN.

December 1st, 2015
WWE Superstar Xavier Woods Mentions Street Fighter, EVO & Final Round on Monday Night Raw

Fighting games and pro-wrestling have had a deep-rooted bond since the very beginning of the genre. We're used to seeing fighting game characters paying homage to various WWE icons, but we're definitely not used to hearing words like "EVO", "Final Round ATL" and "Street Fighter" on Monday Night Raw. In case you don't know, New Day's Xavier Woods has his own Youtube gaming channel (UpUpDownDown) and clearly loves his Street Fighter...

November 30th, 2015
Stuntman Eric Jacobus Returns With Live Action Baek Tekken Tag 2 Movelist Recreation

Last month, a martial arts stuntman by the name of Eric Jacobus took the internet by storm by recreating Hwoarang's movelist from Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in real life. Since then, he moved to performing movelists for Lei Wulong, Bob, and now... TEKKEN's original TaeKwonDo Master, Baek Doo San (proving that he is indeed the real world Mokujin). Without further ado, enjoy more awesome and authentic martial arts action from Mr. Jacobus!

November 30th, 2015
Soul Calibur: Lost Swords Ends Today, Project Soul Says Look Forward to Next Announcement

Project Soul chimed in today to confirm that service has ended for their free-to-play, 1-player fighting game experiment, Soul Calibur: Lost Swords. On a brighter note, Project Soul also asked fans to "look forward to the next announcement" on the official Soul Calibur Facebook page. After the lackluster SC: Lost Swords, and controversial (but still pretty decent) Soul Calibur 5, one would hope for a Soul Calibur 6 announcement sometime in the near future. ;)

November 26th, 2015
King of Fighters XIV Graphics Comparison Video Shows Improvements in Latest Trailer

If you checked out the third KOF XIV teaser trailer a few days ago, you may or may not have noticed a "slight yet significant" improvement in the visuals, namely the character models. Fun Fact: Kyo's hair is actually brown now. ATRyoSakazaki is back with another solid comparison video which provides an up-close look at said improvements. Definitely worth a watch!

November 25th, 2015
Steam & PSN Offering 50-70% Fighting Game Discounts

If you're looking to grow your fighting game library on Steam or PS4, there are quite a few fighting game discounts you might want to check out right now. PSN is offering massive 70% discounts on GGXrd -SIGN- & Blazblue CP Extend, and 30% off Ultra SF4. Steam is also offering discounts on old (and new) fighting games that may be of interest to you!

November 25th, 2015
M. Bison, Pyron, Black Hayato & Ingrid Join Project X Zone 2, New Character Artwork

Project X Zone 2: Brave New World was released on November 12th in Japan, while the North American & European versions will launch on February 16th & 19th, respectively. Of course, the only reason TFG is covering this "Tactical RPG" crossover is due the the plethora of fighting game characters that make an appearance. Without further ado, check out new character artwork for M. Bison, Pyron, B. Hayato and Ingrid.

November 24th, 2015
Yoshinori Ono Discusses Lack of Street Fighter V Arcade Version, Lifespan & More With Eurogamer

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono recently spoke with Eurogamer about Street Fighter V. Topics include the projected lifespan of the new series, and why an arcade version isn't planned. For starters, Ono confirmed that Capcom's goal is to meet SFIV's lifespan and success with SFV. "Simple math suggests it'd take five years to get to the roster of [Ultra] Street Fighter 4, and we want to keep the game going for that amount of time."

November 24th, 2015
Third KOF XIV Teaser Trailer Reveals Andy Bogard

SNK Playmore just released the third teaser trailer for The King of Fighters XIV. This one confirms Andy Bogard as playable, showing off some new gameplay footage. In early December, we'll get any even better look at KOF XIV, as the first playable demo will make its debut at Sony's Playstation Experience (Dec. 5th-6th).

November 22nd, 2015
Definitive Remastered Street Fighter 2 Soundtrack Available Now

Street Fighter 2 not only paved the way for competitive gameplay mechanics, but memorable video game music as well. Composer Yoko Shimomura cleanly took the CPS-1 & CPS-2 audio files straight from SF2's arcade board and remastered them, providing the "perfect" SF2 soundtrack for fans of the iconic series. If you're interested in picking this up, there are several versions to choose from, both digital and physical copies. Listen to some samples and order your copy here!

November 20th, 2015
Capcom Confirms Eventual "Second Wave" of DLC Fighters for Street Fighter V in Gamespot Interview

Capcom promised early on that Street Fighter V (as a series) is planned to have a long lifespan, and players will "only have to purchase one disk" to enjoy new content once it's released. Capcom's Matt Dahlgren reaffirmed this in a recent interview with Gamespot, replying "Yes" when asked if a second wave of DLC is planned after the first 6 DLC fighters are added to the launch roster. If you did the math, that means SFV will have "over 22" fighters, at least.

November 19th, 2015
Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- Coming to North America in Spring 2016 on PS4/PS3

Back in September, it was announced that Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- would be coming to PS4 in Japan next Spring. Arc System Works just announced that Spring 2016 is also the release date for the North American version, planned for release on PS4 and PS3. As you probably know... Johnny, Jam Kuradoberi & Jack-O will be added to the roster. Dizzy also won the recent character popularity poll, so she's "expected" to join the console version as well.

November 18th, 2015
"Nine" Confirmed Playable in Blazblue: Central Fiction, First Gameplay Trailer & Screenshots

The latest issue of Famitsu confirmed the third new character for Blazblue: Central Fiction, Nine! Also known as Konoe A. Mercury, Nine has appeared in Blazblue lore for quite some time, as one of the legendary "Six Heroes". Central Fiction launches in Japanese arcades on Nov. 19th, but Nine will become playable sometime in December. [UPDATE] Arc System Works released a gameplay trailer and the first screenshots of Nine! 

November 16th, 2015
Stuntman Eric Jacobus Performs Bob, Lei Wulong & Hwoarang Tekken Tag 2 Movelists in Real Life

For most of last week, TFG's Video of the Moment was an amazing martial arts demonstration by stuntman Eric Jacobus, who performed much of Hwoarang's Tekken Tag Tournament 2 movelist in real life. Today, Eric uploaded a new video of himself, this time channeling the Drunken Master, Lei Wulong. Needless to say, his Drunken Kung Fu is just as impressive as his TaeKwonDo skills. Also don't miss his "Kicktionary" video where he demonstrates 200+ kicks!

November 14th, 2015
Blazblue: Central Fiction Hits Japan Arcades Nov. 19th, Opening Movie, New Gameplay Video & Details

With the upcoming release of Blazblue: Central Fiction in Japanese arcades (November 19th), Famitsu put together a new video showing a few of the game's new features. Famitsu also reported on some other fun facts about the game, such as: The new character artwork is done by Yuki Kato, Central Fiction's story content will be 3 times the size of Chrono Phantasma, each character will have new and unique moves.

November 12th, 2015
POKKEN Tournament Coming to Wii U in Spring 2016, Cloud Strife Joins Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo Direct made some big announcements today, two of which concerning some high profile "almost" fighting games that might interest you. ;) For starters, Final Fantasy VII's iconic protagonist, Cloud Strife, will be the next playable guest character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Check out his epic reveal trailer. Secondly, Bandai Namco confirmed that the Wii U version of POKKEN Tournament is coming to the West in Spring 2016.

November 11th, 2015
SFV Dhalsim Gameplay & Moveset Breakdown

Vesper Arcade just released an ultra-informative video breakdown on Dhalsim in Street Fighter V. This 15-minute video runs through Dhalsim's movement, normal attacks, specials, V-Skill & V-Trigger, featuring helpful commentary on gameplay strategies along the way. Whether you're looking forward to playing as Dhalsim in SFV, or just want to do your homework on how to fight against him, this video walkthrough is a must watch. 

November 11th, 2015
Pop Culture Shock SFV Cammy Statue Preview, Pre-orders Now Open

Pop Culture Shock Toys just opened up pre-orders for their latest 1:4 scale "ultra" detailed Street Fighter statue, SFV Cammy! There will be 4 versions of the PCS Cammy statue. The basic version runs $410, while alt. color versions (with interchangeable faces) range from $415-$421. The estimated release date for this statue is Sept. 30th, 2016. Check out some preview images of the statue, along with other upcoming PCS Street Fighter statues, Oro & Vega.

November 10th, 2015
The Fighters Generation is Now on Instagram!

TFG Webmaster here... You might've noticed a new social media icon at the top left. After much deliberation, I've decided to open up a TFG Instagram profile! For starters, I'll be posting new (and older) items from TFG's Showroom & Shop, along with "random" and interesting fighting game images that end up on my phone. ;) You'll also get to know yours truly a little better, as I'll be posting some personal pics and eventually, videos as well. So FOLLOW! And enjoy the show.

November 9th, 2015
Suggestive R. Mika & Cammy Poses "Censored" in Latest Street Fighter V Build 

As SFV is still in beta form, many changes before the final version are to be expected. The latest visual alterations making waves around the internets are "toned down" camera angles of R. Mika's Critical Art & Cammy's Intro in the latest build. R. Mika's comical (yet risque) "butt slap" before her critical art can no longer be seen in the frame, and Cammy's intro no longer provides a shameless crotch shot.

November 8th, 2015
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore Devs "Grossly Underestimated" The Amount of Work Required For Vita Port 

Skullgirls: 2nd Encore developers, Lab Zero, originally planned for the title to be released on PS4 & PS Vita this past July. Only the PS4 version arrived on time, as the PS Vita port is still undergoing optimization. The reason for this, as explained by Lab Zero's Earl Gertwagen, is that they "grossly underestimated" how much work was required to bring the Vita version up to optimization standards.

November 6th, 2015
King of Fighters XIV VS King of Fighters XIII Combo / Animation Comparison Video

A Youtuber by the name of ATRyoSakazaki put together a very interesting comparison video of KOF XIV "versus" KOF XIII. Using footage from the second KOF XIV teaser trailer, he performed the same combos in KOF XIII while providing an ultra-convenient side by side comparison. As you can see while watching the video, the speed and animation of moves and combos (by Kyo & Leona in this example) are more similar than you might've originally thought!

November 6th, 2015
Street Fighter V Character Theme Previews

Earlier this week, Capcom's Peter "Combofiend" Rosas posted a blog previewing several Street Fighter V character theme songs. Included are theme's for Vega, Birdie, Cammy, Chun-Li, Karin, R. Mika, Necalli, and Rashid. If that sounds good to you, give them a listen over at Capcom Unity.

November 5th, 2015
SFV Beta Tutorial Live on PS4, Features Ryu & Ken in Classic Attire & Gouken Story Segment

Capcom just updated the Street Fighter V beta on PS4 with title update 1.05, adding a playable Tutorial. The fundamental level Tutorial starts off with an artwork cutscene featuring Ryu, Ken & Gouken from the Street Fighter Alpha days. Ryu & Ken even sport their classic SFA costumes in gameplay (and we'll assume these will be unlockable costumes later on). Check out a video of the full tutorial straight from TFG's Youtube Channel!

November 4th, 2015
Color Palettes For All 12 SFV Beta Characters Leaked

*Warning* Some Street Fighter fans might consider this a spoiler! Continued data mining on the PC version of SFV has revealed 10 colors for all 12 playable fighters of the most recent beta. While it's not "100%" confirmed that these exact colors will appear in the final version of SFV, they definitely look official enough... and very well could be. Without further ado, here are images of the discovered colors if you'd like to see them early.

November 3rd, 2015
Second King of Fighters XIV Trailer Reveals Leona Heidern & Chang Koehan, New HD Screenshot

SNK Playmore just released their second teaser trailer for The King of Fighters XIV. It's another short one, weighing in at only 30 seconds long, but it definitely shows more than the first trailer. The new KOF XIV teaser starts off with some early gameplay of Kyo Kusanagi versus Iori Yagami, and about halfway through, offers a brief glimpse of returning veterans, Leona Heidern & Chang Koehan. Check out the trailer and also a brand new HD screenshot.

November 3rd, 2015
Additional SFV Data Mining Leaks Audio of Post Launch Characters, Capcom Pro Tour Events

It seems Capcom can't hide much of anything regarding Street Fighter V, as the latest data mining reveals crisp audio files of current and "post launch" character names. Following the leaked list from months ago, names include: Alex, Urien, Juri, Ibuki, Guile, & Balrog, along with a mysterious name which sounds like "Fan" or "Fun". The audio files also include the names of future Capcom Pro Tour Events. Head over to Shoryuken.com to listen to all of the discovered audio.  (Source: SRK)

November 3rd, 2015
TEKKEN 7 Art Gallery Updated With Illustrations From Shunya Yamashita, Junny & Tomio Fujisawa

TFG's character artwork gallery for TEKKEN 7 was updated today with illustrations from returning TTT2 guest artists: Shunya Yamashita, Junny and Tomio Fujisawa. The new artworks added this time are exclusively for all 7 of TEKKEN 7's newcomers: Kazumi Mishima, Claudio, Katarina, Lucky Chloe, Shaheen, Josie Rizal & Gigas. Note that the gallery isn't 100% completed yet, and as always, we will update it with higher-res versions when possible.

November 2nd, 2015
SNK Playmore Leaving Pachislot Business, Plans to Revive Game Development

For nearly 2 years, fans of SNK games have been teased by cool promotional trailers featuring the likes of Fatal Fury & Samurai Shodown characters, only to find out that these were exclusively for Japanese pachislot titles. Well, today brings seemingly great news for fans of SNK games! Today, SNK Playmore announced they are stepping out of the pachislot business due to "uncertainty" and are doubling down on gaming development! 

October 28th, 2015
Former Street Fighter IV Battle Designer is Directing The King of Fighters XIV

Details behind The King of Fighters XIV are slowly unraveling.... It's been confirmed that Yasuyuki Oda (SF4 battle designer, Super SF4 game designer, and SF4: Arcade Edition director) will be directing KOF 14. Before joining Dimps to work on Street Fighter 4, Oda was employed by SNK from 1993-2000. That said, those speculating that KOF 14 might have some SF4 influences would be correct. Expect further KOF14 details in early December!  (Sources: DreamCancel, Orochinagi)

October 27th, 2015
Tekken 7 Announced For PS4 With Playstation VR Functionality, Unreal Engine 4 Preview

Bandai Namco has broken their recent silence and officially announced TEKKEN 7 for PS4 today at Paris Games Week '15! The announce trailer runs through the series 20-year history and shows off some new TEKKEN 7 story cinematics not seen in the arcade version. While there's no gameplay of the PS4 version yet, Harada said the console port will feature an "in-depth story mode" and "will be the most complete and enhanced version".

October 27th, 2015
Street Fighter V Release Date, Dhalsim Announced, Post Launch Character Plans Revealed

Capcom dropped a ton of SFV news today at Paris Games Week 2015! For starters, Street Fighter V's official release date has been announced. The highly anticipated sequel hits PS4 & PC February 16th, 2016 (earlier than expected)! In addition, series veteran Dhalsim has been revealed in a brand new SFV trailer, along with 15 HD screenshots and character artwork. Capcom also teased an image of 6 post launch characters! GET HYPE.

October 27th, 2015
SFV PC Version Data Mining Possibly Confirms Previously Leaked Character Roster

Back in June, a leaked "full" SFV roster hit the web (but was quickly removed). However, the legitimacy of this list has only solidified with time, as it originally contained: Karin, R. Mika, Rashid, Laura, Zangief & Dhalsim, long before they were officially revealed. Recent PC data mining from the SFV beta has uncovered names of the leftover characters from this list (and then some), including: Alex, Urien, Juri, Ibuki & Balrog. A new character named "Zen" is also rumored.

October 26th, 2015
Capcom Fighting Tribute Artbook in Stores Now

UDON Comics just released a brand new artbook for Capcom fighting fans, naturally titled "Capcom Fighting Tribute". The 272-page hardcover artbook is priced at $59.99, featuring works from 250 artists from around the globe. Series represented include staples like: Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, and Star Gladiator, down to more obscure Capcom series, such as: Battle Circuit, Cyberbots, Red Earth, and more! Visit UDON Entertainment for more details.

October 24th, 2015
SFV Beta Adds The 6 Fighters From Beta Phase #1

Capcom surprised Street Fighter V beta participants today with the (unplanned) announcement that the 6 original fighters from the first SFV online beta will become playable in phase 2! Indeed, the updated versions of Ryu, Chun-Li, Nash, M. Bison, Birdie & Cammy are being rolled out as playable characters tonight (one by one). Hope you continue to enjoy the beta on PS4 & PC if you're on! The overall netplay and matchmaking have definitely improved. 

October 23rd, 2015
The King of Fighters XIV Playable at Playstation Experience This December

The King of Fighters 14 was first announced at last month's Tokyo Game Show. While that TGS '15 teaser trailer was disappointingly brief (and rough around the edges), the good news is that we'll be getting updated look at the next KOF installment in less than 2 months. A playable demo of KOF XIV is set to appear at Sony's Playstation Experience, which will be held December 5-6 in San Francisco, California.  (Source: SRK, PS.Blog)

October 22nd, 2015
TFG Presents: SFV R. Mika Epic Combos - "Drop The Mic!"

TFG's latest exclusive Street Fighter V video is live! Thanks to the SFV beta going live a day early on PS4, yours truly was able to put together a 9-minute R. Mika combo video in 2 days time (definitely a record for me). As an old school SFA3 R. Mika player, it was an easy choice on who to main in the second SFV beta phase. R. Mika is still an amazing and dynamic fighter in SFV with some truly epic combo possibilities! Hope you enjoy my latest combo vid!

October 22nd, 2015
Street Fighter V Beta Can Now Be Pre-Loaded on PC

While PS4 players have been granted an early start with Street Fighter V, PC players will soon be able to jump in on the action. The SFV beta on PC is now ready for pre-loading for those who redeemed their beta codes. PC players can enter the beta phase on Friday at 9am PDT / 12pm EDT. The SFV beta on PC is a 1.9GB download and will feature Rashid, R. Mika, Ken, Necalli & Vega at launch. Karin will unlock later in the day at 5pm CT.  (Source: Siliconera)

October 20th, 2015
Indie 2D Fighter Them's Fightin' Herds Gets Funded

The indie 2D fighter that initially began as MLP: Fighting Is Magic, has reached its $436,000 Indiegogo funding goal yesterday. That said, developer Mane6 will be developing its 2D animal fighter, Them's Fightin' Herds, for Windows over the next 18 months. Other stretch goals are in reach as well. At $546,000 a goat will be added as a 7th character (at $560K, he'll get a stage and in-game story). Check out some in-progress footage of TFH in case you haven't seen it in action.

October 20th, 2015
Capcom Releases Screenshots of All 44 Ultra SF4 Horror Costumes, Coming October 27th

As we reported earlier this month, Capcom is celebrating Halloween 2015 with a brand new horror themed costume pack for Ultra Street Fighter IV. The Horror costume pack launches Oct. 27th on PS4, PS3, Steam, and Xbox 360. Those participating in the SFV beta will receive the costumes for free, while not-participants can purchase the full pack at $19.99 or in smaller sets for $3.99. Hit up Capcom Unity to see screenshots of all 44 horror costumes!

October 20th, 2015
Street Fighter V Beta #2 Kicks Off Wednesday Night on PS4, Capcom Releases Full Schedule

Capcom Unity has announced the schedule for the second SFV beta test on PS4 and PC. The beta actually begins on PS4 the evening of Oct. 21st (6pm PDT / 9pm EDT) and will run until Sunday, Oct. 25th (4pm PDT / 7pm EDT). As previously reported, this beta will test cross-play between PS4 and PC. Players on PC can join the beta Friday, Oct. 23rd (9am PDT / 12pm EDT). Check in with Capcom Unity for scheduled downtime and other details, and GET HYPE!

October 17th, 2015
Dizzy Wins Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- Popularity Poll, Bridget & Baiken Take 2nd & 3rd

Arc System Works recently held an in-game character popularity poll for GGXrd -REVELATOR- to determine future characters for the game. It appears Dizzy is the most fan-requested character in Japan, followed closely by Bridget (2nd) and Baiken (3rd). Here's an image of the full results if you're interested in seeing where other characters placed. GGXrd -REVELATOR- is currently out in arcades with the console version planned for Spring 2016.

October 13th, 2015
DOA5:LR Trailer Shows 2015 Halloween Costumes

It's (almost) hard to believe that Koei Tecmo are still releasing DLC costumes for DOA5. This new trailer shows of a bunch of upcoming (paid) DLC Halloween costumes. Much like last year's event for DOA5: Ultimate, the new 2015 Halloween costumes are based on fan-submitted designs. The DLC prices have only been announced for Japan so far. Each costume will run about 191 yen (about $1.60 USD), while the full set will cost 2,667 yen ($22.27 USD).

October 12th, 2015
Over 1 Hour of New Street Fighter V Footage From Capcom Pro Tour at SoCal Regionals 2015

Today, Capcom Fighters uploaded a 1-hour, 15-minute video featuring 720p/60fps gameplay footage of the latest build of Street Fighter V. Check out top Street Fighter players taking Laura Matsuda, Zangief & Karin for a spin, with commentary by James Chen & Ultradavid. This build also shows off SFV's New York stage (complete with Alex cameo), Brazil stage, and Russia stage!

October 8th, 2015
Laura Matsuda Street Fighter V Artwork, New HD Screenshots & First Official Details

Today at the Brazil Game Show, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono "officially" announced the Laura Matsuda for SFV, showing off her official character artwork and some brand new HD screenshots as well! Capcom also confirmed that Laura is the older sister of Sean (SFIII). Check out all the new visual content, as well as hear what else Capcom had to say about Laura Matsuda.

October 8th, 2015
Horror Costumes Coming to Ultra SF4, Free of Charge for SF5 Beta Participants on PS4

Along with announcing the dates & details of Street Fighter V's second global beta test, Capcom also revealed screenshots of new "horror" costumes for Ultra Street Fighter IV characters. Even better is that PS4 users who participate in the second SFV beta (for at least 2 days) will receive the costumes for free when they are released on October 28th.

October 7th, 2015
Laura's Street Fighter V Reveal Trailer Leaked

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono was all set to debut Laura's reveal trailer at the Brazil Game Show this weekend, but... it was leaked out a few days early. Perhaps Laura is too hot of a character to contain. Without further ado, check out Laura in action in her Street Fighter V reveal trailer! As speculated, she uses a variety of Jujitsu-style throws and submission techniques.

October 7th, 2015
Street Fighter V Beta #2 Dates & Details, Will Test Cross-Play Between PS4 & PC

Today, Capcom announced the dates and details for the second SFV global beta test. The 2nd beta is planned to run for 4 days, Oct. 22-25 (subject to change / exact times TBA). When it launches, Ken, Necalli, Vega & R. Mika will be selectable. Rashid will be added on day 2, followed by Karin on day 3. The 6 fighters from the previous beta will NOT be playable. Cross platform play between PS4 & PC will be tested on Oct. 24-25. Visit Capcom Unity for additional details.

October 3rd, 2015
FightersGeneration.com's PS4 Community is Live

TFG Webmaster here. With PS4's latest update (3.00) adding the "Communities" feature, I decided to get an early start and open the official TFG PS4 Community! For now, the community will be based around preparation for ALL upcoming PS4 fighters, including: Street Fighter V (Beta), Tekken 7, KOF 14, etc. However, players can use this for matchmaking in any fighting game. JOIN US! ... 200+ members and counting! :) P.S. If you need an invite, message FYagami on PSN!

October 3rd, 2015
Raw Gameplay Footage of Street Fighter V Zangief

The first "over-the-shoulder cam" gameplay footage of Zangief in Street Fighter V has been uploaded to Youtube. The quality isn't great, but you can definitely check out most f Zangief's normals, special throws, and V-Trigger "super armor" ability. One thing's for sure, he's not the same old Gief (even though his appearance hasn't changed much). I was expecting gray hair at least. 

October 2nd, 2015
Leaked Screenshots of Third SFV Newcomer, Laura

Hot on the heels of Zangief's SFV reveal, it appears that another new Street Fighter V character has been confirmed (via Famitsu leak)! The previous rumor of a new Brazilian fighter seems to have been proven true, as Laura appears to use some Jujitsu and possibly even a bit of Capoeira in her fighting style. Check out the 10 leaked screenshots and judge for yourself.

October 1st, 2015
Killer Instinct - Shadow Jago's Unique Moveset Details

Shadow Jago first appeared as a re-skinned Jago in Killer Instinct for Xbox One, along with being a secret boss character. Soon, an updated version of Shadow Jago will become playable. Keits over on Ultra-Combo.com just posted a progress report detailing the major changes being made to the character. From enhanced techniques, to tweaks on Jago's classic specials, Shadow Jago will stand out more as a unique character when his update launches in the near future.

October 1st, 2015
Zangief Returns in Street Fighter V, Reveal Trailer, Screens, Artwork & V-Trigger Details

Earlier today, Capcom unveiled the latest character for Street Fighter V... none other than returning veteran, Zangief. So let's not waste any time. Check out Zangief's official reveal trailer, plus HD screenshots / character artwork, and details on Zangief's V-Trigger and V-Skill.

September 30th, 2015
Tekken 7 "Jbstyle" Custom Character Panel Artwork Now Available in Arcade Version

A cool feature first introduced in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has officially made its return in the arcade version of TEKKEN 7. Players can now earn custom T7 character artwork panels for their favorite fighters. The first custom art panels to become available are drawn by Jbstyle. Artworks by Shunya Yamashita, Junny & Tomio Fujisawa will also be made available in the near future. Below is a preview of some of the new TEKKEN 7 artwork.
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