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June 27th, 2024
2XKO Closed Alpha Test Announced for August

First revealed as "Project L" nearly 5 years ago, 2XKO is an upcoming 2V2 fighting game by Riot Games based on the League of Legends series. This week, Riot Games announced a 2XKO closed "Alpha Lab Playtest" for August 2024, with sign-ups now live on the official website. The Alpha Lab Playtest will take place on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

June 20th, 2024
Street Fighter 6 M. Bison Character Guide Video

Ahead of M. Bison's June 26th release, Capcom shared the latest of their excellent Street Fighter 6 character guides to help players learn the new Season 2 character. The 7-minute video guide details M. Bison's new attacks and tricks such as "Psycho Mines" which stick to his opponents, along with his basic combos, and insight on his unique SF6 gameplay style.

June 18th, 2024
Marvel vs. Capcom Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics Announced for Steam, PS4/PS5, and Nintendo Switch

The Marvel vs. Capcom compilation that everyone has been waiting years for is FINALLY coming in 2024! Today, Capcom announced MVC: Fighting Collection which packs seven fan-favorite 2D fighting games with new features and rollback-powered online play. The compilation includes: X-Men: Children of the Atom, Marvel Super Heroes...

June 15th, 2024
KOF XV "Special" DLC Character Development Confirmed

On Wednesday, SNK made an announcement on social media that a "Special character DLC" for The King of Fighters XV is currently in development. Not to jump the gun... but considering the recent big news (Terry Bogard crossing over into SF6) a "guest" character from Street Fighter or a Capcom game joining KOF XV doesn't seem like a far stretch...

June 14th, 2024
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Anime Series Announced

Arc System Works announced today that Sanzigen Studios, the team behind Sol-Badguy's Guilty Gear -STRIVE- "Find Your One Way" music video, will return to produce a new anime series based on the game. Shigeru Morikawa (known for "Argonavis the Movie: Axia") will direct. The debut trailer is set to debut at Anime Expo 2024 (July 4th-7th)...

June 11th, 2024
TEKKEN 8 Version 1.05 Live, Full Patch Notes

A major gameplay patch for TEKKEN 8 is now live as version 1.05 brings extensive universal gameplay tweaks, character improvements, and even brand new moves and cancels for a variety of characters! Every TEKKEN 8 player should take the time to read the full patch notes, where Bandai Namco provides extensive details...

June 9th, 2024
MK1 Homelander vs. Omni-Man Trailer

During the Summer Game Fest 2024, NetherRealm Studios revealed the Mortal Kombat 1 Homelander vs. Omni-Man gameplay trailer. The latest MK1 trailer has the guest characters from The Boys and Invincible duke it out in a super-hero (super-villain) battle to the death... in gruesome Mortal Kombat style.

June 8th, 2024
M. Bison Street Fighter 6 Gameplay Reveal Trailer, Release Date, Concept Art, Screenshots, First Gameplay Details

Following yesterday's announcement of 4 new characters joining Street Fighter 6 in year 2, Capcom released M. Bison's gameplay reveal trailer early on Saturday. The trailer provides a glimpse into Bison's SF6 moveset rich with updated versions of his iconic special moves along with some surprise references! Also see Bison's Concept Art + Screenshots inside:

June 7th, 2024
B. Jenet & Vox Reaper Revealed for Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves

Today, SNK revealed two new characters for their upcoming Garou: Mark of the Wolves sequel planned for release in early 2025. Returning character Bonne Jenet (who also appears in several KOF titles) and newcomer Vox Reaper were confirmed for the Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves roster. Check out both new character reveal trailers + bios, inside!

June 7th, 2024
Street Fighter 6 Animated Trailer Confirms Terry Bogard, Mai Shiranui, Elena & M. Bison for Year 2

You read that right... "Capcom Vs. SNK" has returned! Today, Capcom dropped an animated trailer confirming SNK's Terry Bogard and Mai Shiranui will officially be joining Street Fighter 6 in year 2. In addition to the SNK guest characters, returning veterans M. Bison and Elena are also joining the roster in year 2. Bison will join SF6 this Summer, followed by Terry...

June 5th, 2024
Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves Character Bios

On social media, SNK has been slowly releasing Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves character bios for all confirmed characters thus far. The promotional images contain each fighter's storyline, voice actor, and render. If you're interested to read some of the the lore behind the Garou: Mark of the Wolves sequel, check out the character bios inside:

June 5th, 2024
Mortal Kombat 1 Homelander Gameplay Reveal, Invasions Season 6 Trailer

Last week, NetherRealm Studios released the gameplay reveal trailer for Mortal Kombat 1 guest DLC fighter "Homelander" from Amazon Prime superhero show, The Boys. The new MK1 trailer also shows gameplay of the newest Kameo fighter, Ferra. Homelander arrives June 4th for early access players, and Ferry joins the Kameo roster later this month.

May 26th, 2024
TEKKEN 8 Lidia Sobieska Gameplay Reveal Trailer, Character Render & New Screenshots

During Combo Breaker '24, Bandai Namco released the TEKKEN 8 gameplay reveal trailer for returning TEKKEN 7 character Lidia Sobieska. "The warrior prime minister" of Poland, Lidia Sobieska retains her traditional Karate style from her first appearance and shows off many new techniques of her updgraded TEKKEN 8 arsenal.

May 26th, 2024
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Slayer Starter Guide

Ahead of Slayer's upcoming May 30th release in Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Season 3, Arc System Works shared a helpful video guide on how to use the returning veteran in his latest playable incarnation. This 7-minute guide provides a rundown of Slayer's fundamentals, special moves, and gameplay...

May 23rd, 2024
Street Fighter 6 Akuma, A.K.I., Ed, Rashid Concept Illustrations

The latest Street Fighter 6 update brings four new Outfit 3 designs for Season 1 characters: Akuma, A.K.I., Rashid, and Ed. Following last week's trailer for these new looks, Capcom released the 2D concept illustrations behind SF6's next round of Outfit 3 designs...

May 22nd, 2024
Street Fighter 6 May 2024 Akuma Update Adds Music Selection, Giant Attack Event, Balance Update & More

Akuma is now available in Street Fighter 6 bringing with him a slew of new features, modes, balance adjustments, and more! Today, Capcom released the Akuma Update Launch Trailer showing Akuma's World Tour interactions and battles with player avatars. The online community experience is enhanced with the all-new "Giant Attack" mode...

May 16th, 2024
SF6 Battle Balance Update, Outfit 3 Showcase Trailer

This week, Capcom released two new trailers for Street Fighter 6 in preparation for Akuma's arrival. Firstly, a major balance update will drop on May 22nd with Akuma. The new trailer highlights some of the upcoming changes, including a new universal reversal mechanic. Additionally, the new Outfit 3 trailer reveals costumes for Akuma, Ed, A.K.I...

May 10th, 2024
Akuma Street Fighter 6 Character Guide Video

Capcom uploaded an extensive Street Fighter 6 character guide video for Akuma / Gouki ahead of his arrival on May 22nd, 2024. The 11-minute video covers Akuma's basic tools and breaks down each of his special attacks. Also demonstrated are Overdrive techniques, cancels, and Super Arts with Akuma's iconic Shun Goku Satsu...

May 3rd, 2024
TEKKEN 8 v1.04 Full Patch Notes Released

Following the first major balance patch of TEKKEN 8's lifespan and the arrival of Eddy Gordo back in March, Bandai Namco announced an additional patch to iron out some of their intended fixes. Patch v.1.04 addresses both common and character-specific changes with helpful detailed descriptions of each change and why they were implemented. View the full patch notes inside:

May 3rd, 2024
DNF Duel Nen Master Announced, Teaser Trailer

After revealing "Monk" a couple months ago, DNF Duel's developers announced the fifth and final DLC character joining the game's first Season Pass. "Nen Master" will bring Kung-Fu moves and a connection with nature to DNF Duel in Summer 2024. The first footage shown in the teaser trailer is short and sweet, revealing just 13 seconds of the new character in action.

April 29th, 2024
Street Fighter 6 Akuma Arrives May 22nd, Reveal Trailer

Just before the EVO Japan 2024 Street Fighter 6 Top 6 Finals kicked off, Capcom released Akuma's full SF6 gameplay reveal trailer. While the raging demon's new visual design was previously revealed, this is the first time seeing Akuma in SF6 gameplay! Like other returning characters in SF6, Akuma's reimagined moveset packs a smooth mix of new and old.

April 29th, 2024
TEKKEN 8 Season 1 Trailer Confirms Lidia, New Stage Seaside Resort, New Story, Photo Mode, Balance Update

Before the start of EVO Japan's TEKKEN 8 Top 6 Finals, Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray took the stage to announce a slew of free updates coming to TEKKEN 8 and dropped a brand new trailer. For starters, the TEKKEN 8 Season 1 trailer confirms returning TEKKEN 7 character Lidia and new stage "Seaside Resort".

April 29th, 2024
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Slayer Arrives May 30th, Gameplay Reveal Trailer, Screenshots

Following the EVO Japan '24 Guilty Gear -STRIVE- grand finals, Arc System Works producer Ken Miyauchi took the stage to congratulate the winners, participants, and community. Following that, the producer dropped the final character reveal trailer for Season 3, confirming the epic return of the "laid back and dignified" vampire, Slayer.

April 28th, 2024
Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves Marco Reveal Trailer

SNK debuted a brand new Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves character reveal trailer during EVO Japan 2024, confirming the return of the Kyokugen Karate expert, Marco Rodrigues. One of the most visually impressive Fatal Fury: COTW character trailers thus far, Marco's updated 3D character model and animations are looking nearly as sharp as his original 2D sprite.

April 28th, 2024
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Slayer Silhouette Revealed

During EVO Japan 2024, Arc System Works posted a new teaser silhouette for Guilty Gear STRIVE's final (unannounced) Season 3 character. After watching the Season 4 announcement trailer back in March, most fans could come to the conclusion that Season 3's final combatant is the returning fan-favorite, Slayer. The new silhouette drop...

April 10th, 2024
UDON Final Fight Comic Series Launching July 2024

This week, UDON Entertainment announced a Final Fight comic series releasing in July 2024. The 4-issue series is written by Chris Sarracini and features illustrations by Joe Ng, Edwin Huang, and Jeffrey "Chamba" Cruz. Additionally, a "Street Fighter Vs. Final Fight" comic was announced for Free Comic Book Day in May 2024. In this special Capcom crossover...

April 10th, 2024
Mortal Kombat 1 Ermac and Mavado Reveal Trailer

On Tuesday, NetherRealm Studios released the gameplay reveal trailer for Mortal Kombat 1's next DLC character, Ermac. The returning sorcerer has an all new visual appearance and fighting style to go along with it. Ermac's trailer also reveals Mavado as MK1's next Kameo fighter, joining the Kameo roster in May 2024. Ermac joins the Mortal Kombat 1 roster...
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