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April 14th, 2021
Shermie Announced for The King of Fighters XV

It's another Wednesday night and another new character revealed for The King of Fighters XV! SNK announced classic "New Face Team" member Shermie for KOF XV with a new trailer and an updated look for the KOF '97 veteran. Scroll down to watch Shermie's official gameplay reveal trailer in 4K quality and check out brand new HD screenshots from SNK, inside! 

April 14th, 2021
Mortal Kombat (2021) Releases April 23 on HBO Max

15 days before its original release date, April 14th, 2021, Warner Bros pushed back the Mortal Kombat (2021) movie to April 23rd. The postponement was announced only a day before the release of "Godzilla vs. Kong" on HBO Max, as Warner Bros decided to space out the potential blockbusters and avoid cannibalizing ticket sales.  

April 13th, 2021
Ryu & Chun-Li Announced as Guest Fighters in Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid is a 3-on-3 fighting game developed by nWay and currently available for PS4, Switch, Windows, XB1, and Stadia. The game is getting a Street Fighter crossover featuring Ryu as the Crimson Hawk Ranger and Chun-Li as the Blue Phoenix Ranger. Ryu and Chun-Li previously appeared in the 2017 beat-em-up mobile title, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, and will now be making their way to Battle for the Grid. 

April 12th, 2021
Sakura Kasugano Street Fighter: Duel Artwork / New Costume

Street Fighter: Duel is an upcoming JRPG mobile title by Tencent, TOPJOY, and Capcom. An early beta version of the game was released November 2020 (in China only) but the game will become available worldwide sometime in the near future. The redesigned Street Fighter cast (with artwork by Xin Wang) have made waves on social media this year, with many fans hoping these costumes will make it to SFV. Without further ado, check out Sakura's Street Fighter: Duel artwork

April 12th, 2021
Every Street Fighter Cat from Neco Drop 2... and Possibly a Hint at the Next SFV: Champion Edition Character?

On April 1st, 2021, Capcom released the free-to-play puzzle game Neco Drop 2 - a sequel to last year's cat-themed Street Fighter game. An official image from Capcom shows artwork for every cat in the game one representing each member of SFV: Champion Edition's roster (in addition to some non-playable support characters). These clever feline designs are awesome fan service in many ways. One cat in particular might be a hint at the next SFV:CE character... 

April 7th, 2021
Mai Shiranui Revealed for KOF XV, Trailer + Screens

Following SNK's Tuesday Night teaser silhouette (which was an obvious one this time), SNK posted their King of Fighters XV gameplay reveal trailer for Mai Shiranui. The iconic Fatal Fury / KOF heroine briefly appeared in the original KOF XV world premiere trailer, so we already knew she was confirmed. However, tonight's new gameplay trailer shows the first actual gameplay of Mai in action. Watch Mai's trailer and see the new HD screenshots inside: 

April 6th, 2021
SFV: Champion Edition Spring Update Reveals Oro, Akira Kazama & Rose Gameplay

During today's Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Spring Update livestream, Capcom's Takayuki Nakayama and Shuhei Matsumoto brought fans up to date with the latest Season 5 details. Returning SFIII series veteran, Oro, was shown in SFV gameplay for the first time ever. Oro retains his iconic attributes like his SFIII Super Art and double jump, while acquiring new elements like his pet turtle and new moves. Additionally, Capcom showed more gameplay of Rose and... 

April 6th, 2021
Guilty Gear STRIVE Developer's Backyard #5, 2nd Open Beta

Arc System Works has published their fifth installment of the Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Developer's Backyard blog. In this edition, Akira Katano from the development team analyzes the data collected from the first open beta test from February 2021.  Among the data presented was worldwide character usage and player feedback of GGST's various modes. Online and Tutorial were the lowest-rated, while Versus and Training modes were the highest. 

April 4th, 2021
TEKKEN 7 Season 4 Lidia Care Package GIVEAWAY!

Happy Easter! TFG Webmaster here... I hope you're having a fun and safe holiday. Last month, Bandai Namco sent me a TEKKEN 7 Season 4 care package of ultra rare TEKKEN swag, including a high-quality hoodie, Bryan Fury facemask, and limited edition Lidia Sobieska box containing her blackbelt and a letter from Heihachi Mishima. Bandai Namco provided me with another extra copy, so I'll be doing a giveaway to one lucky follower on Twitter! 

April 2nd, 2021
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown Rated for PS4 in Korea

Back in September 2020, Sega revealed a teaser trailer titled "Virtua Fighter x eSports" which seemed to hint at a new direction for the series... and possibly a new game. It looks like we may finally have some more light shed on the project by the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee which recently published a rating for "Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown" for PlayStation 4. 

April 1st, 2021
Capcom Releases SFV: CE-themed Neco Drop 2 for April Fools

Today, Capcom continued their tradition of releasing a free-to-play mini-game compatible on PCs and smartphones. The sequel to last year's Neco Drop, Neco Drop 2 is a puzzle game once again featuring the SFV: Champion Edition cast as... adorable cats. Feline versions of the SFV:CE's newest newcomers such as Dan Hibiki, Rose, Oro, and Akira Kazama even make an appearance in Neco Drop 2

March 31st, 2021
King Revealed for The King of Fighters XV, Trailer + Screens

Tonight, SNK officially revealed King for The King of Fighters XV. The Art of Fighting and KOF series veteran demonstrates her iconic Muay Thai style in her KOFXV reveal trailer. King's gameplay trailer also debuts the brand new "Haunted House" stage. Check out the latest trailer along with HD screenshots of King, inside: 

March 31st, 2021
Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash Out Now in Japan, Coming Westward on April 15th

The Nintendo Switch port of Fighting EX Layer is now available to download in the Japan eShop. The core game is free to download and includes Kairi, Shirase, Darun Mister, and D. Dark, along with Arcade and Offline Versus mode. An add-on package priced at $25 adds the full roster to the game (14 additional characters including Terry Bogard), along with Training Mode and Online. The new trailer for FEXL: Another Dash shows the new EX-Dash / EX-Arrow systems... 

March 31st, 2021
SFV: Champion Edition Spring Update Stream Revealing New Season 5 Info on April 6th

Capcom announced their Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Spring Update livestream on April 6th, 2021 will reveal new info on upcoming Season 5 content. Director Takayuki Nakayama and Producer Shuhei Matsumoto will appear on stream to deliver the latest news. It's possible the stream will show new footage of Rose, Oro, or maybe even Akira Kazama. The stream will air next Tuesday, April 6th at 3pm (PDT) / 11pm (BST).

March 30th, 2021
The Fighters Gen Podcast - Episode 2

In Episode 2 of the brand new monthly Fighters Gen Podcast, TFG Webmaster and long-time TEKKEN competitor Frank Joseph (AKA Mr. Yagami / FYagami) reveals "10 Tips" to Improve your TEKKEN skills... with an emphasis on "having fun" playing TEKKEN 7. Even though this is a TEKKEN-themed podcast, all 10 of these Tips & Tricks can also be applied to other fighting games, as well. By becoming a member on Patreon, you'll instantly unlock Episode 1 of the Podcast. 

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