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October 22nd, 2020
Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate Rambo Gameplay Trailer

The official MK11: Ultimate gameplay trailer for Rambo has been released. Armed with his iconic longbow, knife, and various traps... Rambo demonstrates he will be a force to reckon with in his MK11 gameplay trailer. As previously reported, MK11 Rambo will be voiced by Sylvester Stallone himself. (Stay tuned for a future guaranteed-to-entertain video showing all of Rambo's dialogue interactions with the rest of the cast.) 

October 21st, 2020
The Making of Street Fighter II Video Documentary

Last month, YouTuber strafefox put together an incredible documentary on the rich history and development of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. If you love nostalgia trips and visual fighting genre history lessons, this 20-minute video documentary is an absolute must watch. From the hardware of the arcade cabinets to the iconic team of Capcom artists behind Final Fight and Street Fighter II, the documentary is chock full of informative content and great memories! 

October 19th, 2020
Bandai Namco Releases SoulCalibur 6 Nightmare Concept Art

Today on Twitter, Bandai Namco posted new SoulCalibur VI concept artwork of series antagonist, Nightmare. In addition to the high quality artwork, Bandai Namco also shared some of the inspirations behind Nightmare's SC6 design. "Siegfried became the host of Soul Edge and had his body eroded. His right arm is designed to look like a dragon's claws, with a texture somewhere between a crustacean and an animal's horns." 

October 18th, 2020
Granblue Versus Cagliostro Gameplay Trailer, Yuel Revealed

During the ARC REVO Japan 2020 online event, Arc System Works released a new gameplay trailer for GBVS Season 2's Cagliostro and announced her release date - October 20th, 2020. Additionally, the end of the new trailer confirms the next Season 2 DLC character, Yuel, who joins the roster this December. The next three DLC characters of Season 2 will release in 2021. 

October 16th, 2020
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R Steam Version GGPO Rollback Netcode Open Beta Begins October 29th

Taking a page out of SNK's recent playbook, Arc System Works is implementing a rollback netcode enhancement for the final installment of the classic Guilty Gear XX series. An open beta for GGXX Accent Core Plus R on Steam will begin two weeks from now on October 29th, 2020. The open beta will include online lobbies and online spectating. XX Reload and XX Slash stages will also be unlocked for online play. 

October 15th, 2020
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- PlayStation 5 Box Artwork

Arc System Works has unveiled the official final box artwork for Guilty Gear -STRIVE-. As you might know, this is the first box art shown for any PS5 fighting game. While the specifics of the PS5 visual upgrades over the PS4 version aren't currently known, we do know the PS5 edition will have an exclusive Special Battle Mode with a "Tag Team" or "Assist" feature. More details coming soon. Until then, enjoy this awesome high quality GGStrive PS5 box art! 

October 15th, 2020
Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate Rain Gameplay Trailer

This morning, NetherRealm Studios dropped the official gameplay trailer for the Edenian Demi-God, Rain. The 2-minute gameplay trailer runs through several of Rain's new special moves & combos, shows off his Fatal Blow, and concludes with a Fatality, of course. Once again, Rain is a part of the Kombat Pack 2 DLC releasing November 17th, 2020. 

October 15th, 2020
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Online Lobby / Avatar System Update & Scans from Famitsu

The GGStrive PS4 beta featured a lobby system with 2D avatars that got mostly negative reviews. Famitsu revealed Arc is keeping the lobby system for the final version, with some adjustments. Online mode will also not have a staple "Ranked mode" like in most fighting games, but will feature the "skill floor" system introduced in the beta. Additionally, the PS5 version will have a Special Battle Mode that hints at a "Tag" or "Assist" feature. 

October 14th, 2020
Fatal Fury Battle Archives Vol. 2 Physical Edition for PS4 Coming October 16th from Limited Run Games

If you still love the look and feel of a physical game box and disc... Limited Run Games and SNK have teamed up once again to bring fans a physical edition of a classic fighting game compilation: Fatal Fury Battle Archives Vol. 2 a collection of 3 Garou titles: Real Bout Fatal Fury, Real Bout Fatal Fury Special, and Real Bout Fatal Fury 2: The Newcomers. Priced at $29.99, pre-orders for the PS4 limited physical disc version go live October 16th. 

October 14th, 2020
Capcom Vs. Osamu Tezuka Collaboration Artwork

With the Capcom Vs. Osamu Tezuka physical Art Exhibit is taking place in Japan later this month, we're going to start seeing some awesome collaboration pieces and other nostalgic content pop up online very soon. The first collaboration character artwork has been released, featuring Astro Boy drawn by Capcom (Keisuke Mizuno of Megaman fame)... and Mega Man drawn by Osamu Tezuka (Tsunogai), naturally!  

October 13th, 2020
UFC Fighter Joaquin Buckley Pulls Off Incredible K.O. Kick Reminiscent of TEKKEN's Lee Chaolan

"That move wouldn't work in real life." ... "That kick isn't humanly possible." (Someone tell that guy to shut it.) Over the weekend, UFC middleweight Joaquin Buckley delivered one of the most impressive knockouts in MMA history. In the second round of what had been a mostly even contest, Impa Kasanganay caught Buckley's roundhouse kick to the body. Buckley answered with a spinning kick to the head while balancing on his other leg... Lee Chaolan style. 

October 12th, 2020
Karin Kanzaki Gets Hokuto Costume in SFV: Champion Edition

The "Capcom x Arika" collaboration continues in Street Fighter V: Champion Edition... Following Ryu's Kairi-inspired costume added to the game back in September, Capcom heroine Karin Kanzaki will now have a costume based on Hokuto from her most recent appearance in Fighting EX LayerSFV players will be able to unlock this costume for Karin starting tomorrow, October 13th, 2020. Check out some official screenshots from Capcom! 

October 12th, 2020
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Deluxe & Ultimate Edition Details, Season Pass 1 / Release Date Info

As we reported yesterday, Guilty Gear -STRIVE- will release worldwide in April 2021 on PS5, PS4, and PC via Steam. Those who pick up either the Deluxe or Ultimate edition will gain "early access" to the game on April 6th. The Standard edition of the game will release worldwide 3 days later on April 9th. Inside, take a look at the contents of each version of the game and full details on Season Pass 1. 

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Preview: Die By The Blade, A Bushido Blade Inspired "One Hit Kill" Fighting Game Coming in 2021

Coming to PC and consoles in 2021, Die By The Blade is an upcoming sword-fighting game inspired by legendary titles like Bushido Blade. Published by Grindstone and developed by Triple Hill Interactive and Toko Midori, Die By The Blade will feature intense "one-hit-kill" gameplay, various offensive and defensive mechanics (including parries), local & multiplayer online, character customization, and a story-driven campaign. Full preview inside!

October 11th, 2020
New Character Giovanna Revealed for Guilty Gear -STRIVE-

Arc System Works has revealed a brand new character for Guilty Gear -STRIVE- named Giovanna. We've got Giovanna's reveal trailer and official character artwork so you can take a closer look at her design! Additionally, we now have an official release date for GGStrive in Japan - April 6th, 2020 (PS5/PS4). Furthermore, Season Pass 1 was also announced which will include 5 new characters, extra colors, 2 new stages, and extra story content. 

October 10th, 2020
SFV: Champion Edition Free Character Trials Begin Oct. 14th

In addition to making Street Fighter V free to download for PS+ subscribers back in September, Capcom is now offering free trials for all DLC characters this month. How it will work is one Season Pass will be unlocked each week, starting next Wednesday, October 14th, 2020. If you haven't given a go with every SFV character, now is the perfect time to start your pilgrimage and try out the entire roster. Take a look at the full schedule inside! 

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