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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. Official trailer and new HD screenshots, inside:

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! Seriously, the game looks great. The impact hit sparks add a nice touch, the character models are all improvements, and even the Retro Skins look especially amazing in the game's updated lighting engine...

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
Classic 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! TFG Character Profiles coming soon...

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 which confirms new characters coming to the game in July and August 2021.

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. She even owns a full-size classic NEOGEO arcade machine at her house!

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. Eligible players can sign up for tournaments conveniently on their PS4.

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: US 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. Furthermore, the trailer has high-quality (1080p /60fps) gameplay of the Retro Skins DLC which will be available at launch.

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 (Ep. 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, 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. Check out the full patch notes inside:

May 27th, 2021
Metal Revolution Worldwide Closed Beta Begins

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. This is getting deep. 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 The King of Fighters 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. Here's an official description of the game via PlayStation.blog inside:

May 20th, 2021
Blazing Strike Coming to Consoles and PC in 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 a unique games system with modern mechanics.

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.

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