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July 1st, 2021
Fighters Gen Podcast - Episode 5: TEKKEN-OLOGY - Part 2

A new episode of the Fighters Gen Podcast is LIVE! In Episode 5 and Part 2 of my ongoing "TEKKEN-OLOGY" series, I reminisce on a magical and impactful time of fighting game history (in the early to mid 2000's). Some very important things happened during the events of TEKKEN Tag Tournament through TEKKEN 5: DR... Have a listen on Patreon!

June 30th, 2021
Kazuya Mishima Smash Bros. Ultimate Visual Movelist

It wouldn't be surprising for TEKKEN players and fighting game players in general to want to try out Kazuya Mishima in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. While about half of Kazuya's moveset was cut from TEKKEN 7 and simplified for Smash, he still has the largest variety of moves in the game compared to other Smash characters. Take a look at Kazuya's full movelist!

June 28th, 2021
Mr. Sakurai Presents Kazuya in Smash Ultimate, Recap, Screens

This morning, Masahiro Sakurai gave the full video presentation of Kazuya Mishima's moveset and TEKKEN-inspired playstyle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Impressively, Kazuya moveset features actual TEKKEN commands, motion inputs, and mechanics from TEKKEN! Kazuya joins Smash Ultimate June 29th!

June 28th, 2021
SFIII: 3rd Strike Early Character Portrait Art by Daigo Ikeno

It's amazing that after 3 decades of studying fighting game artwork, we can still come across rare early renditions and rough sketches of the final illustrations we know and love from the games. Today, Street Fighter series Art Director, Takayuki Nakayama, shared early renditions of character select / versus portraits from SFIII: 3rd Strike.

June 26th, 2021
King of Fighters XIV Physical Collector's Edition Giveaway!

The Fighters Generation and Pix'n Love Publishing have teamed up once again for a GIVEAWAY to celebrate the release of The King of Fighters XIV: UE Collector's Edition. One lucky follower on Twitter will receive this Ultimate Edition package containing the PS4 game with all DLC, 80-page Artbook, Soundtrack CD, and more! Full details inside:

June 26th, 2021
Final Granblue Fantasy Versus Season 2 Character Seox Announced, Joins July 13th

Today, Cygames announced the final Season 2 DLC character for Granblue Fantasy Versus, Seox, known as "Six" in Japan. Seox is one of the Eternals and known as the strongest martial arts user of the sky, wielding two large claws as his weapons. Watch the official gameplay reveal trailer for Seox inside.

June 25th, 2021
Virtua Fighter 5 Martial Arts Movie by Desk

Multi-talented combo video creator, Desk, is back with another editing masterpiece. The animation quality and authentic martial arts references of Virtua Fighter 5 are some of the game's strongest attributes. Desk's latest video captures many of VF5's most unique mechanics and animations, including wall throws, ground throws, and counters.

June 23rd, 2021
Vanessa Revealed for The King of Fighters XV

Tonight, SNK revealed the newest addition to The King of Fighters XV roster! KOF2000 veteran and female pugilist, Vanessa, marks her return in KOF XV. Vanessa largely retains her visual design and moveset from KOF XIV, with some updates of course. Watch Vanessa's KOFXV reveal trailer and check out new HD screenshots from SNK, inside!

June 21st, 2021
TEKKEN Vs. Street Fighter Project Still on Hiatus, Not Canceled

In the latest episode of Harada's Bar, TEKKEN series producer Katsuhiro Harada was asked about the development of TEKKEN Vs. Street Fighter. Harada stated that the project "died" at about 30% complete, but the meaning of this statement was incorrectly translated. Harada cleared up the confusion on Twitlonger.

June 18th, 2021
Eddy Gordo and Hwoarang TEKKEN 7 Winposes, 10-Hit Combos Perfectly Choreographed by Real Martial Artist

TEKKEN precedes the world of just video games, as many real-life martial artists can identify with the true-to-life martial arts styles in the series. For decades, martial artists have posted videos and fight scenes mimicking TEKKEN characters.

June 16th, 2021
SNK Publisher Sale Live on Steam with 80% Discounts

If you're looking to enhance your SNK fighting game library on PC, now is the PERFECT time to do so! SNK just announced their Steam Publisher Sale with a great selection of titles heavily discounted (50-80% off). Samurai Shodown: NEOGEO Collection is marked down from $40 to only $10. See all the great deals inside!

June 16th, 2021
No KOF XV Trailer Tonight, New Fan Art from Capcom's Takayuki Nakayama Instead

SNK confirmed there will be no KOF XV reveal tonight, with the next character trailer debuting next week on Wednesday, June 23rd. That hasn't stopped Street Fighter series Art Director, Takayuki Nakayama, from continuing the KOF XV fun with his latest "fan" artwork... Capcom Vs. SNK is still alive and well!

June 16th, 2021
Kazuya Mishima Smash Bros. Ultimate Moveset Preview

Besides Kazuya's reveal trailer, additional gameplay of his Smash Bros. Ultimate moveset was shown during Nintendo Direct's E3 presentation. The TEKKEN icon will retain many of his iconic attacks, with animation that looks like it's straight out of his home series. There's plenty of fan service as well, including an air-kick straight outta 1995 TEKKEN!

June 15th, 2021
Kazuya Mishima Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Over the years, the Nintendo Switch party-platform-brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has partnered with several fighting game franchises like Street Fighter and Fatal FuryTEKKEN is the latest series to do a crossover with Smash, with Kazuya Mishima announced as the next playable character during today's Nintendo Direct at E3 2021.

June 15th, 2021
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Sells 300,000 Copies in 4 Days

Arc System Works announced Guilty Gear STRIVE's launch numbers have already hit a milestone; 300,000 shipments and digital sales worldwide. “Bursting onto the scene strong from the start Guilty Gear Strive ships 300k units worldwide!” It's even more impressive that the game only released on PS4, PS5, and PC (Steam)... and just 4 days ago.

June 14th, 2021
Samurai Shodown Steam Version Now Available, Amakusa Released, 2.31 Full Patch Notes

Samurai Shodown (2019) officially launched on Steam today. The latest patch (2.31) is also live, adding Shiro Tokisada Amakusa to the roster along with a handful of character balance tweaks. Read at the 2.31 patch notes in their entirety along with some new HD screenshots of the Steam version, inside.

June 14th, 2021
Felicia Darkstalkers Kotobukiya Statue Teaser

Back in May, Kotobukiya shared a 3D render of their upcoming Morrigan Aensland Bishoujo statue based on the awesome artwork of Shunya Yamashita. We now have the first "teaser" of the second Darkstalkers statue coming from Kotobukiya — confirmed earlier to be iconic Capcom cat-girl, Felicia. On Twitter, Kotobukiya posted a teaser silhouette of Yamashita's 2021 Felicia artwork, which the new statue will be directly based on.

June 14th, 2021
Darkstalkers Demitri Maximoff Figure by Storm Collectibles Preview, Available June 2021

Storm Collectibles has built one of the most epic action figure lines to date — one which happens to feature a wide variety of iconic (and perhaps underappreciated) fighting game characters. Storm's latest Demitri figure shows some love to a Capcom series that everybody wants to see return...

June 13th, 2021
VF5: Ultimate Showdown Stage Gallery, HD Images for Virtual Meetings

Sega recently released high-res Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown images and promotional stage renders for use as desktops or backgrounds for virtual meetings. If you're looking for widescreen VF5: Ultimate Showdown-themed images to spruce up your desktop or mobile device themes, look no further. Check out the full gallery inside!

June 9th, 2021
Luong Announced for The King of Fighters XV

It's Wednesday night and you know what that means! SNK dropped their latest KOF XV character reveal trailer — this time announcing a returning fan-favorite King of Fighters 14 newcomer, female Tae Kwon Do fighter and contortionist, Luong. For the most part, Luong's design seems mostly unchanged from her former KOF14 appearance, with some slight alterations in her default costume and moveset. Trailer and new HD screenshots!

June 9th, 2021
VF5: Ultimate Showdown New HD Screenshots

The gorgeous visual enhancements of Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown on PS4 shouldn't be overlooked. For a "last generation" PS4 fighting game, Ultimate Showdown shines in many areas and seems to push the system to its absolute limits! The impact hit sparks add a nice touch, the character models are all improvements, and even the Retro Skins...

June 8th, 2021
NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1 Patch Adds Rewind Options and Easier Unlock Conditions

SNK released a free patch for the Nintendo Switch compilation, NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection Volume 1. The goal of the new patch is to make it easier for players to unlock secret characters in the game and adds Rewind functionality to the L/R buttons. SNK Vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium in particular has 8 unlockable characters, which can take a while for players to grind and unlock one by one.

June 8th, 2021
1994 Fighting Game Kaiser Knuckle Added to TFG Library

"You just made the list!" Another classic 2D fighting game from the 90's has arrived in the TFG Library! A Japan-only 2D fighter released in July '94 by Taito, Kaiser Knuckle (also known as Global Champion) is an obscure but legendary arcade classic. The full history and write-up of the game is now available. Also take a look at high-quality character artwork, historic arcade flyers, and even visual movelists!

June 6th, 2021
Exclusive: -STRIVE- Interview with Arc System Works

Hey guys, TFG Webmaster here... To celebrate the upcoming release of Guilty Gear -STRIVE- this week (on June 11th), today I'm releasing my exclusive interview with Arc System Works all about the game! I was honored to have been granted a written interview with 10 questions for the Arc System Works development team on Guilty Gear -STRIVE-.

June 6th, 2021
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Opening Movie, DLC Roadmap

Today, Arc System Works posted the full opening cinematic of Guilty Gear -STRIVE-. The hard-hitting intro movie showcases both playable and non-playable characters who appear in Guilty Gear STRIVE's storyline, with the OST "Smell of the Game" playing in the background as the game's main theme. In addition to the intro, also take a look at the roadmap of DLC content...

June 2nd, 2021
Samurai Shodown Amakusa Gameplay Reveal

In place of the usual KOF XV character trailer, tonight, SNK unveiled the official gameplay reveal for the third Season 3 character of Samurai Shodown (2019), Shiro Tokisada Amakusa. The iconic boss of the original Samurai Shodown retains his Gadamer Gem weapon and long-range, zoning-based special moves and playstyle. Once again, the final Season 3 character will be a guest character from the Guilty Gear series.

June 2nd, 2021
WWE's Asuka Did Motion Capture for Virtua Fighter 5, Also Loves Fighting Games

Before she was a WWE Superstar, female pro-wrestler Asuka did motion capture work for Virtua Fighter 5 back in 2006. On Twitter, Asuka (real name Kanako Urai) reminded fans that she was a motion actor for "many characters" during the development of Virtua Fighter 5. Asuka herself is also a big fan of fighting games, especially SNK games.

June 2nd, 2021
The King of Fighters XV Release Delayed to Q1 2022

KOF XV producer Yasuyuki Oda made the announcement that The King of Fighters XV release window has been postponed to the first quarter of 2022. The official statement from SNK confirms the continued rising cases of COVID-19 in Japan has affected the original development schedule for KOF XV and is the main cause for the delay.

June 1st, 2021
EVO Community Series PS4 Tournaments Announced

It was announced back in March that Sony and RTS had jointly acquired the EVO Championship Series. The first event to kick off the new direction of EVO has been announced by Sony and starts next week! The very first EVO Community Series features 120 online tourneys across the globe with $74,000 in prizing in a variety of fighting games.

May 31st, 2021
VF5: Ultimate Showdown Opening Cinematic

Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown's intro movie might be the all-time best and most polished of the series! The game's 2-minute opening sequence shines the spotlight on every playable character in the game using gorgeous effects and camerawork. The cinematics brilliantly capture the movement of each character and should get you pretty excited to try out the game tomorrow... It's free-to-play on PlayStation Plus after all!

May 31st, 2021
VF5: Ultimate Showdown Customize / Retro Skins Gameplay

The newest official trailer for Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown / VF eSports confirms the return of the game's highly detailed Character Customize mode. Full details on the Customization mode aren't yet known, but the trailer shows off a variety of custom characters to give you an idea of what's possible.

May 30th, 2021
VF5: Ultimate Showdown Character Art Gallery

All official character renders from the upcoming Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown have been released. The new renders are a nod to the classic ones from 2006's Virtua Fighter 5, so seeing these recreations for the "remake" are pretty cool for old school 3D fighting game fans who remember them. In addition to new artwork for all 19 playable characters, the VF5:US design team even created one for boss character, Dural.

May 28th, 2021
Sega's Virtua Fighter Retrospective Series (Episodes 1-5)

Sega just released the first two installments of their all new "Virtua Fighter Retrospective" video series! Episode 1 kicks off with the history of Virtua Fighter 1, providing a look back at how the VF series pioneered 3D fighting games with innovative visuals and groundbreaking technology. Episode 1 is narrated by none other than Sarah Bryant's voice actor, with Episode 2 being narrated by the voice of Jacky Bryant!

May 27th, 2021
VF5: Ultimate Showdown Gameplay / Graphics Comparison Trailer, Legendary Retro Skins DLC

Sega dropped a second Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown trailer featuring new gameplay footage and graphics comparison. The second official trailer shows off the remastered visuals, comparing character models and stages from the original version to the remake, and also confirming "hit sparks" were added to enhance impact. Additionally, a day one DLC pack was announced containing Retro Skins based on early VF1 character models!

May 27th, 2021
TEKKEN 7 Update 4.20 Live, English Patch Notes

TEKKEN 7's free update and balance patch (version 4.20) is now live in North America, Japan, and most other regions. As usual, after launching the game you'll receive the full list of new items and changes added in today's update. In addition to the cosmetic updates announced earlier, version 4.20 brings a slew of character balance changes. TEKKEN 7 producer Michael Murray released the English patch notes on Twitter today.

May 27th, 2021
Metal Revolution Worldwide Closed Beta Begins Today

Metal Revolution is an upcoming 2D fighting game developed by NExT Studios featuring a cast of 14 cybernetic characters with unique fighting styles. The worldwide closed beta officially kicks off today and will be live from May 25th - June 11th, 2021. Metal Revolution aims to "bring the soul of the classics into a new era" with intuitive controls, simplified but deep mechanics, and crisp visuals at 60fps.

May 27th, 2021
TEKKEN 7 - Virtua Fighter Mods Compilation (Video)

Looking back, it's almost easy to forget TEKKEN 7 was the first TEKKEN game on PC. Meaning... the first TEKKEN game to be compatible with mods. Like the competitive T7 community, the modding community has been off-the-charts since the game's launch - with many helpful (and cosmetic) user-created mods extending the enjoyment and lifespan of the game. Take a look at some VF x TEKKEN 7 mods in a compilation video by @BuffGigas.

May 26th, 2021
Blue Mary Revealed for The King of Fighters XV

Last week, SNK announced Clark Still and Ralf Jones for KOF XV. This week's character reveal is one of the final DLC characters released for KOF 14, Blue Mary. As usual, the new gameplay trailer is about one minute long, previewing Blue Mary's updated moveset and grappling fighting style. Watch the full gameplay reveal trailer for Blue Mary and check out some new HD screenshots of KOF XV, inside!

May 26th, 2021
VF5: Ultimate Showdown Confirmed as PlayStation Plus Title for June / July 2021

Today, PlayStation confirmed Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown will be a free-to-play title for PlayStation Plus subscribers starting June 1st, 2021. Not only will VF5: Ultimate Showdown launch on the PlayStation Plus lineup for June, it will remain available on the service through July and will also be releasing on PlayStation Now sometime in June.

May 25th, 2021
VF5: Ultimate Showdown Coming to PS4 June 1st

Sega of America officially announced Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown — a remake of VF5: Final Showdown, is on the way to PlayStation 4 on June 1st, 2021. As part of Sega's 60th Anniversary project, the "definitive edition" of VF5 features reworked graphics and other new features, remade for a new generation of fighting game fans. Check out the first official trailer and HD screenshots of VF5: Ultimate Showdown!

May 24th, 2021
TEKKEN 7 Free Cosmetic Update / Balance Patch Incoming

Over the weekend, Bandai Namco announced that a free TEKKEN 7 update is on the way. Details are scarce at the moment, but several preview screenshots officially released by Bandai Namco show off new customization items — including some new hairstyles for both males and females. Additionally, a balance patch will accompany the new customization content. 

May 20th, 2021
Blazing Strike Coming to Consoles and PC in Spring 2022

An official release for indie 2D fighting game Blazing Strike has been announced. Published by Aksys Games, Blazing Strike will be coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC in Spring 2022. Inspired by classic arcade fighting game series from industry greats such as Capcom and SNK, Blazing Strike evokes the excitement and nostalgia of 2D pixel art genre pioneers while incorporating...

May 19th, 2021
Clark Still & Ralf Jones Revealed for KOF XV

Following the reveal of Leona Heidern last week, SNK announced the remaining Ikari Warriors team tonight — confirming long-time series veterans Ralf and Still for The King of Fighters XV. The Ikari Warriors show off their no-nonsense military fighting abilities and classic special moves in their updated movesets. The latest KOFXV gameplay trailer and HD screens also reveal a new Metal Slug-themed stage for the game!

May 16th, 2021
Samurai Shodown (2019) Coming to Steam June 12th, Amakusa Announced as Next Season 3 Character

SNK made a surprise announcement tonight! Samurai Shodown (2019) is officially headed to Steam on June 12th, 2021 — hopefully with improved netcode. Additionally, the original boss of the first Samurai Shodown, Shiro Tokisada Amakusa, was announced as the third DLC character of Season Pass 3 and will also be joining the game on June 12th. The first promotional image of SS2019 Amakusa was revealed by SNK on Twitter.

May 16th, 2021
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- English Story Trailer

This morning, Arc System Works premiered a new Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Story Mode trailer live on YouTube. In what looks to be the most ambitious and fleshed out cinematic Story Mode of the series, the latest GGST trailer previous about 2 minutes of cutscenes and reveals the setting will take place in U.S.A, Washington D.C. being one of the key locations. Several new faces to the series also make their debut in the fully-voiced trailer...

May 12th, 2021
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- I-No Starter Guide (Video)

Ahead of the Guilty Gear -STRIVE- open beta #2 taking place on PS4 / PS5 this week, Arc System Works released Part 16 of their ongoing character tutorial video series. I-No's starter guide is a 4-minute walkthrough of the character's playstyle, running through all of her normals, special moves, and demonstrating how to utilize each technique in gameplay.

May 12th, 2021
The King of Fighters XV Leona Heidern Gameplay Trailer

Tonight, SNK released the 18th character gameplay trailer for The King of Fighters XV, highlighting a series veteran who appeared in the original KOF XV world premiere trailer back in January... Leona Heidern! The latest KOF XV gameplay trailer is what you'd expect if you've been keeping up each week, demonstrating about a minute of Leona's fighting style and updated moveset. Watch Leona's trailer inside!

May 11th, 2021
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Anji Mito Starter Guide (Video)

Ahead of the Guilty Gear -STRIVE- open beta #2 taking place on PS4 / PS5 this week, Arc System Works released Part 15 of their ongoing character tutorial video series. Anji Mito's starter guide is a 4-minute walkthrough of the character's playstyle, running through Anji's special moves and explaining how to utilize each technique in gameplay. The end of the video also displays Anji's full moveset!

May 11th, 2021
Chun-Li Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid Gameplay Trailer, Angel Grove Class of '93 Costume

Today, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid developer nWay released the gameplay trailer for Street Fighter guest character, Chun-Li. As the "Blue Phoenix" Ranger, Chun-Li demonstrates some of her familiar attacks and iconic special moves. Like Ryu, Chun-Li will also be getting her own "Class of '93" Angel Grove costume — with the Street Fighter heroine sporting her high school threads. Trailer + Screns inside!

May 9th, 2021
Kotobukiya Darkstalkers Morrigan Statue First Look

Earlier this year, Kotobukiya announced a new line of Bishoujo statues featuring fighting game characters from Darkstalkers, The King of Fighters '98, and SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy . Today, Kotobukiya posted the first 3D renders of the upcoming Morrigan statue — based on the awesome art style of Shunya Yamashita. Kotobukiya also shared a cool behind-the-scenes video giving us a look at the creation process of the statue!

May 8th, 2021
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore Reveals New Character, Umbrella

Back in February, Autumn Games revealed new character Annie as the first upcoming fighter to arrive in the first Season Pass for Skullgirls: 2nd Encore. Joining Annie, Umbrella has been announced as the second fighter to join the roster. Autumn Games provided a gameplay synopsis of Umbrella's play-style along with official character artwork from Alex Ahad and even some animated GIFs of Umbrella.

May 5th, 2021
Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia Revealed for KOF XV

The Invincible Dragon and The Raging Tiger have returned! SNK announced both Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia in their latest King of Fighters XV trailer. The old school Art of Fighting heroes demonstrate their classic fighting styles in the latest KOF XV gameplay. Sorry to break the news like this, Yuri... but SNK also confirmed Ryo, Robert & King will form Team Art of Fighting! Watch the official trailer and check out some new screens from SNK.

May 5th, 2021
SNK's Latest KOF XV Silhouette Keeps Fans, Artists Guessing

Say what you will about SNK's pace for announcing new KOF15 details... but their posting of weekly mystery silhouettes have been a huge hit with fans on Twitter, generating tons of hype for all the right reasons. SNK fans and artists alike have been posting their own takes on what character(s) could be behind the latest silhouette. Even professional artists like HIROAKI have joined the fun by drawing their own ART into the negative space!

May 4th, 2021
Have a Listen to King of Fighters XV Team Orochi BGM

Character theme songs in fighting games are important, y'know! Artistically-speaking... everybody knows the music of a fighting game defines its aura, mood, and even replayability. Since the beginning, many SNK franchises are noted for their memorable and well-orchestrated music. I bet you can think of a few favorite tunes when you read the titles Samurai Shodown, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, or The King of Fighters '97...

May 2nd, 2021
Bandai Namco Shares Early SoulCalibur 6 Concept Artwork & Designs for Xianghua and Maxi

Bandai Namco has shared a variety of new SC6 character concept artwork and early designs via Twitter over the past year, commemorating characters' canon birthdays and other notable dates. The two most recent birthdays to celebrate are Maxi's and Xianghua's... so check out some stunning early concept designs and awesome 2D illustrations from HIROAKI and other Bandai Namco artists — with commentary from the design team!

May 1st, 2021
The King of Fighters XV Main Illustrator Nakata Tomohiro Shows Illustration Process of Shermie

On Twitter, SNK shared a special video showcasing the start-to-finish process of a new Shermie illustration by KOF XV main illustrator, Nakata Tomohiro. The sped-up video (one and a half minutes) lets you see the creation of Tomohiro's Shermie artwork from early sketch to full-color completion. It's definitely worth a watch for artists and fighting game artwork enthusiasts!

April 30th, 2021
Arcana Heart 3 Xtend Update, New Characters Now Available

Arc System Works announced the launch of Arcana Heart 3: LOVEMAX SIXSTARS Xtend, a free update available today on Steam. The Xtend update includes 2 new DLC characters: Pistrix and Dark Heart (available for $5.99 each). The update also includes numerous game adjustments, 2 new stages, an upgraded 16:9 aspect ratio, and more. The base game is currently discounted 67% to $9.89 for Steam's Golden Week Sale.

April 28th, 2021
Fighters Gen Podcast - Episode 3: TEKKEN-OLOGY

Hi guys, TFG Webmaster here... I'm proud to announce The Fighters Generation Podcast - Episode 3 is now available on Patreon! This episode is the first installment of my brand new series called "TEKKEN-OLOGY" — beginning with a retrospective look back at the history behind the original trilogy of TEKKEN games. I also share some of my earliest and fondest memories of the 90's arcade days, along with epic PS1 era of fighting games.

April 28th, 2021
Chris Revealed for The King of Fighters XV

After skipping a week for the gameplay reveal of Hibiki in Samurai Shodown, SNK returned to their regularly scheduled KOF XV character reveal tonight! Joining Yashiro and Shermie... final CYS band member, Chris, makes his comeback in KOF XV to round out "Team Orochi". SNK mentioned it's been 19 years since this team has appeared in a mainline KOF game. Watch Chris's gameplay reveal trailer and check out some new HD screenshots!

April 28th, 2021 
SFV Art Director Takayuki Nakayama Takes Guess on Next King of Fighters XV Silhouette

To continue the KOF15 hype, SNK has been posting a teaser character silhouette on Tuesday evenings — ahead of the usual Wednesday night reveals. For three weeks, Street Fighter V Art Director Takayuki Nakayama has tweeted his own "guesses" for each upcoming KOF XV character in an impressively unique way. Nakayama actually takes the time to draw his own artwork into each silhouette!

April 28th, 2021
Samurai Shodown Hibiki Character Render / Colors

Today, The Last Blade 2 heroine (and Capcom Vs. SNK 2 veteran) Hibiki Takane joins Samurai Shodown (2019) as the game's third guest character. To commemorate Hibiki's release in Samurai Shodown, check out her high quality character render from the game. SNK also shared some new HD screenshots showing off Hibiki's four selectable colors.

April 27th, 2021
Guilty Gear STRIVE Open Beta #2 Dates Announced

Arc System Works confirmed the dates for the second Guilty Gear -STRIVE- open beta test which will take place once again on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The next open beta will be available for download starting May 7th (8am PST) and will go live on May 13th (8am PST) through May 16th. Anji Mito and I-NO will now be playable alongside the rest of the initial roster and will feature the English voice cast!

April 27th, 2021
Ryu "Class of '93" Angel Grove Costume Revealed for Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

Earlier this month, Ryu and Chun-Li were announced as upcoming guest characters in Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. In addition to appearing in ranger form as the "Crimson Hawk" Ranger, Ryu will also be getting a "Class of '93" Angel Grove costume — with the Street Fighter hero donning his iconic red headband, as well as a snazzy leather jacket and civilian clothing. New trailer and screenshots, inside!

April 26th, 2021
Samurai Shodown Hibiki Takane Moveset Demo

SNK shared a bit more footage of Last Blade 2 guest character, Hibiki Takane, representing her Muso Shinden-Ryu (Iaido) sword style in Samurai Shodown Season 3. Hibiki's "special attacks" trailer is a quick 1-minute watch and shows how her distinctive special moves have translated into SNK's latest 2.5D weapon-based fighting game. Additionally, the trailer previews Hibiki's theme song which Last Blade fans will surely recognize.

April 22nd, 2021
Street Fighter x Fist of the North Star: Legends ReVIVE Collaboration Event, Character Artwork

Fist of the North Star: Legends ReVIVE (2019) is a mobile action RPG described as a retelling of the manga's original story. The iOS / Android title has seen a variety of crossovers since its launch (including Virtua Fighter and Baki The Grappler), and has now crossed paths with Street Fighter. The crossover event begins on April 30th and will feature Ryu, Chun-Li, Sakura, and M. Bison. More details and official character artwork inside!

April 22nd, 2021
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition Mini Retro Arcade Cabinet

There are now a wide variety of mini (and full-size) home arcade cabinets on the market. Nostalgic collectors can now play their favorite classic fighting games from the comfort of their own homes, just the way they remember from 80's and 90's arcades. Originally announced at CES 2020, My Arcade announced a new collection of "mini" Micro Player cabs.

April 21st, 2021
Samurai Shodown Hibiki Reveal Trailer, Screenshots

Tonight, SNK unveiled the Samurai Shodown Season 3 gameplay reveal trailer for The Last Blade 2 veteran, Hibiki Takane! The new trailer runs through her Iaido-based fighting style, with Hibiki retaining many of her classic attacks and special moves from her original series. Hibiki joins Samurai Shodown's roster next Wednesday, April 28th, 2021. Watch Hibiki's official trailer and check out some new HD screenshots from SNK, inside.

April 21st, 2021
First Artwork for Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

Earlier this month, the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee published a rating for Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown on PS4. Today, the first artwork for VF5: Ultimate Showdown was published on PSN in Japan and Asia. The extent of the "Virtua Fighter X eSports" project is still a mystery. What we know so far...

April 21st, 2021
Guilty Gear STRIVE Alternate Colors Preview / Reveal Trailer

Arc System Works revealed new Guilty Gear -STRIVE- images and a trailer showing new alternate colors for the cast. These include "Special" colors for Sol-Badguy and Ky Kiske (with swapped color schemes) along with exclusive "Ultimate Edition" colors for all 15 characters in the game. Enjoy a preview of all newly revealed GGST colors, inside.

April 20th, 2021
Samurai Shodown Hibiki Takane Trailer Debuts Tomorrow, Next KOF XV Character Reveal Pushed to April 28th

SNK announced the Samurai Shodown Season 3 gameplay reveal trailer for upcoming Last Blade 2 guest character, Hibiki Takane, will debut tomorrow on April 21st, 2021. Additionally, SNK confirmed the next King of Fighters XV character reveal trailer will be pushed back one week to Wednesday, April 28th, 2021.

April 20th, 2021
Street Fighter V Art Director Takayuki Nakayama Takes Guesses on Next KOF XV Characters with Original Artwork

To continue the KOF15 hype, SNK has been posting a teaser character silhouette on Tuesday evenings — ahead of the usual Wednesday night reveals. For three weeks, Street Fighter V Art Director Takayuki Nakayama has tweeted his own "guesses" for each upcoming KOF XV character in an impressively unique way. Nakayama actually takes the time to draw his own artwork into each silhouette!

April 17th, 2021
NEOGEO Pocket Selection Vol .1 Physical Collector's Edition by Limited Run Games

Limited Run Games announced the pre-order date for their upcoming Physical Collector's Edition of NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1 for Nintendo Switch. The physical edition includes: a NEOGEO Pocket style box / packaging, steelbook, 18" by 24" two-sided poster, and the Nintendo Switch game with 10 NGPC classics.

April 16th, 2021
TEKKEN 7 Celebrates 7 Million Copies Sold Worldwide

Less than 1 year ago in September 2020, TEKKEN 7 achieved 6 million worldwide sales. Today, series producer Katsuhiro Harada announced TEKKEN 7 has hit 7 million sales worldwide. To celebrate the occasion, iconic TEKKEN and SoulCalibur artist Takuji Kawano has updated his commemorative illustration — which now includes Season 4 characters Kunimitsu and Lidia Sobieska.

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 screens from SNK!

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 WB decided to space out the potential blockbusters and avoid cannibalizing ticket sales. Inside, also check out a bunch of MK movie posters that now have the wrong date written on them.

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.

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). 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 KOF 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!

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

During today's SFV:CE 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 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...

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... 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. 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.

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