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  "The second half of 2020 begins."                                                    "Good luck to us all." 

July 11th, 2020
HORI Reveals Nintendo Switch Fighting Commander Pad

Play fighting games on Switch? HORI announced a Nintendo Switch version of their high quality 6-button Fighting Commander series fightpad. The Switch Fighting Commander Wired Controller is now available for purchase at various retailers including Wal-Mart - with an attractive $39.99 price point. As an owner of several Fighting Commander Pro Pads for PS4/PS3, I can already prerecommend this pad to Nintendo Switch owners looking to stick their inputs. 

July 9th, 2020
Garou: Mark of the Wolves Gets Limited Physical Release & Collector's Editions on PlayStation 4

The iconic and era-defining SNK 2D fighter Garou: Mark of the Wolves is getting some more love on PlayStation 4. Limited Run Games has announced they will be publishing a beautiful physical edition for the PS4 version of Garou: MOTW and it will be available for purchase later this month. Additionally, Pix'n Love and SNK announced two (yes, two) Collector's Editions of Garou: MOTW, including an "Ultimate Grant Edition" with signed artwork by Eisuke Ogura. 

July 7th, 2020
Jbstyle Draws Capcom Girls in New B-SIDE Label Collab

You may know Japanese artist, Jbstyle, from his vibrantly original character illustrations appearing in TEKKEN 7. As a freelance artist, Jbstyle has done work for various other brands and events over the years. In his latest collaboration with a Japan-based sticker design / manufacturing company, B-SIDE LABEL, Jbstyle has drawn several fan-favorite Capcom heroines in his stunning art style. These officially licensed Capcom stickers are now available on e-Capcom. 

July 7th, 2020
Sega Reveals Astro City Mini Arcade Cabinet with 36 Games Built-in, Including Virtua Fighter

Today, Sega unveiled an upcoming miniature version of their iconic Astro City arcade cabinet hardware (first released in 1993). The Astro City Mini features a fighting game-friendly 6-button setup, joystick, USB, HDMI, and will be fully loaded with 36 classic titles, including the first Virtua Fighter. Sega's mini console will launch in Japan for 12,800 yen (about $117) later this year. A Western release has not yet been confirmed. More details inside!

July 4th, 2020
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Developer's Backyard - Part II

Arc System Works just posted the second installment of their Guilty Gear -STRIVE- blog, "Developer's Backyard". In the second volume, GGStrive Director Akira Katano talks in depth about the updated Roman Cancel mechanic. In addition to detailed descriptions of various Roman Cancel techniques & effects, the blog includes handy video guides on the subject. The latter half of the blog includes fan-questions answered by Director Daisuke Ishiwatari. 

July 3rd, 2020
Capcom France Shares Street Fighter V Lucia Concept Artwork

Throughout Street Fighter V's evolution, Capcom has been transparent in showing many early concept designs for new and returning characters. On Twitter, Capcom France shared some costume concept illustrations for Lucia Morgan of Final Fight 3 fame to further promote the ongoing fan costume concept for SFV Season 5. In the tweet, Capcom France mentioned that one of these Lucia concepts served as the basis for her default SFV costume. 

July 2nd, 2020
EVO Online 2020 Officially Cancelled, Statements from Capcom, Bandai Namco, NetherRealm Studios

If for any reason you were looking forward to the EVO Online 2020 event, you'll be disappointed to learn that the entire event has been officially cancelled. The reason for the sudden cancellation is due to serious abuse allegations made against EVO event organizer, Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar. This evening, Capcom, Bandai Namco, and NetherRealm Studios have all confirmed via social media they have removed themselves from the event. 

July 1st, 2020
Street Fighter: Duel Preview, Official Artwork, New Trailer Features Virtual Yoshinori Ono

Street Fighter: Duel is an upcoming action RPG by Tencent Games featuring some stylish 2D artwork and 2D sprites. Early images of Street Fighter: Duel seemed to take heavy visual inspiration from JRPG, Persona 5. However, the latest vibrant artwork, screenshots, and trailers have a more distinguished vibe, with character designs, locations, and music based on Street Fighter IV and SFV. Also check out a new trailer featuring none other than CG Yoshinori Ono! 

June 30th, 2020
SoulCalibur VI Season 2 Announcement Delayed Due to COVID-19, Says Producer Motohiro Okubo

On Twitter, SoulCalibur 6 Producer Motohiro Okubo replied to a conversation answering fans who are anxiously waiting for Season 2's next DLC character announcement. SoulCalibur 6 Director Yoshinori Takahashi was also involved in the conversation, confirming the consensus that Season 2's DLC announcements have been delayed due to COVID-19 . "W e lost the announcement chance because of all the off line event has been cancelled," said Okubo. 

June 24th, 2020
Samurai Shodown Warden Render & Official Screenshots

For Honor guest character officially joined Samurai Shodown's cast today as DLC (now available for $5.99). Take a look at SNK's official character render for the heavily-armored noble warrior, in addition to several high-res screenshots of Warden. In addition, For Honor game director Nicolas Bombray from Ubisoft posted a special message for fans in regards to Warden's guest appearance in Samurai Shodown

June 23rd, 2020
New Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Zato-1 & Millia Gameplay Trailer

Today, Arc System Works debuted some fresh Guilty Gear -STRIVE- gameplay footage featuring two series veterans who were originally revealed back in March of this year, Zato-1 and Millia Rage. The brand new 2-minute gameplay trailer gives us a much closer look at the updated movesets and stunning new animations for both returning veterans. 

June 23rd, 2020
For Honor's Warden Joins Samurai Shodown on June 24th

During today's NEW GAME+ EXPO (NGPX), SNK announced a crossover with For Honor, featuring the character "Warden" as Samurai Shodown 2019's final Season 2 DLC fighter. Warden's official gameplay reveal trailer briefly shows the heavily armored knight in action. For his super special move, Warden calls in a full-sized catapult to attack his opponent. Warden joins Samurai Shodown's roster tomorrow on June 24th, 2020. 

June 23rd, 2020
The King of Fighters R-2 Comes to Nintendo Switch in July 2020

At NEW GAME+ EXPO (NGPX), SNK announced another classic NEOGEO Pocket Color title will be coming to Nintendo Switch next month: The King of Fighters R-2. Originally released in 1999, The King of Fighters R-2 is a unique homage to KOF '98 featuring a familiar character roster and stages from the original arcade hit. KOF R-2 is the latest new addition from SNK's newly announced "NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection" on Switch. 

June 22nd, 2020
Samurai Shodown Season 2 Final DLC Character Silhouette

On Twitter, SNK posted an image showing the silhouette of Samurai Shodown 2019's final DLC character of Season 2. In the tweet, SNK confirmed that the new character will be officially revealed tomorrow, June 23rd, 2020 (at 8:00am PDT) during the NEW GAME+ EXPO online event. At a glance, the shadowy figure looks like they could possibly be wearing heavy knight armor. Stay tuned for the full reveal tomorrow! 

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