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(Quarter 1 - 2019)

February 1st, 2019
Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2 Patch Notes

Bandai Namco Entertainment America has released the official Season 2 patch notes for the downloadable update released on January 31st. The patch includes some major gameplay system updates to Guard Cancels, Health Recovery, Ki Gauge, Dragon Rush, and a variety of other mechanics. As announced earlier this week, Season 2 DLC characters Jiren and Videl are now available in all versions of Dragon Ball FighterZ.

January 31st, 2019
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Patch Notes, Resident Evil Crossover Costumes Now Available

Capcom has updated Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition to version 04.010 which includes some character-specific bug fixes and new crossover costume bundles. Capcom outlined the contents of the patch on their official website (which you can also view inside this article). Cammy's Cannon Spike costume has also returned to Fighting Chance for players who missed it the first time around.

January 28th, 2019
Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2 Announced, Jiren, Videl, Broly (DBS) and Gogeta (SSGSS) Confirmed, Reveal Trailer

Arc System Works has officially announced Season 2 of Dragon Ball FighterZ, which will feature playable characters Jiren, Videl, Broly (Dragon Ball Super version) and Gogeta (SSGSS version) roster, in addition to 2 more unannounced characters. The reveal trailer shows a healthy dose of gameplay featuring Jiren, and Videl (with the Great Saiyaman as her assist character). Both characters will become playable on January 31st. The S2 FighterZ Pass is now available for purchase.

January 25th, 2019
Dead or Alive 6 Adds Raidou, Chinese Festival Stage, Training Mode Screenshots

This morning, Tecmo Koei released the latest batch of Dead or Alive 6 screenshots, confirming returning character Raidou for the game. Additionally, a new "Chinese Festival" stage was revealed in the latest images, along with new screenshots of Training Mode, Story, DOA Quest (Mission mode), and DOA Central - which includes Wardrobe (Customization), Fight Records, Theater, Music, and Library. Tecmo Koei also provided some new details about each game mode in DOA6.

January 23rd, 2019
Dead or Alive 6 Character Profile Cards Gallery

TFG's preview profile for Dead or Alive 6 was recently updated with an official character cards gallery featuring every character in the game to date. This particularly "colorful" character cards were slowly released one at a time via the official DOA6 Twitter, and now the full collection can be viewed in its entirety right here on TFG! Every character card includes each fighter's unique nickname or moniker, nationality, fighting style, age/birthday, height/weight, and occupation.

January 17th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event Shows Fatalities, Gameplay, New Characters & Story Mode

NetherRealm Studios sure had a lot to show at their Mortal Kombat 11 reveal event in Los Angeles today. TFG is here to give you a full recap of everything that was shown, including the first official gameplay trailer for MK11 with footage of Baraka, Sonya Blade (voiced by Ronda Rousey), Sub Zero, Skarlet, and newcomer Geras. Character variations (3 per character) and a gear system similar to Injustice 2 have also been confirmed.

January 17th, 2019
Soul Calibur VI Version 1.11 Goes Live Today, Full Patch Notes

Today, Bandai Namco is rolling out the second (and final) part of the Soul Calibur VI version 1.11 balance update. Producer Motohiro Okubo outlined some of the major changes on Twitter, and Bandai Namco Europe's official website has posted the full character-specific balance updates, gameplay adjustments, and bug fixes in English. Full patch notes inside!

January 11th, 2019
TEKKEN 7: FR Round 2 Launches in Arcades on February 13th

Bandai Namco has announced the release date for TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution "Round 2" as February 13th, 2019. The "Round 2" update for TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution will bring the arcade version up to speed with the current console / PC versions of TEKKEN 7, adding characters such as Armor King, Craig Marduk, Anna Williams, Lei Wulong, Noctis Lucis Caelum and Geese Howard. Release dates for future Season 2 characters Julia Chang and Negan have not yet been announced.  (Source: TEKKEN Official (#1), (#2))

January 11th, 2019
Dead or Alive 6 PlayStation 4 Beta is Live Until January 14th

Starting today, a free playable beta of Dead or Alive 6 is available for download exclusively on PlayStation 4. The beta features online versus mode and includes playable characters Kasumi, Ayane, Hayate, Hayabusa & Diego. The PS4 beta runs from January 11th, 2019 (8am PDT) to Jan. 14th, 2019 (7:59am PDT).  (Source: DOATEC_OFFICIAL)

January 9th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Image of Shao Kahn, New Announcements & Character Reveals Coming January 17th

NetherRealm Studios shared a new image of the first DLC character revealed for Mortal Kombat 11, Shao Kahn. Announced as a pre-order bonus character for MK11, Shao Kahn was shown briefly in the Dec. 6th announce trailer, but can now be seen in more detail thanks to this new image. Additionally, new MK11 announcements are coming next Thursday, Jan. 17th (11am PT). The official MK Twitter account said they'll be showing story mode, gameplay and character reveals.

January 8th, 2019
Cooperation Cup 2019 Artwork by Yoshihara Motoki

This past weekend's 17th annual Cooperation Cup 2019 in Tokyo, Japan hosted a massive 5-vs-5 team tournament in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. Returning artist Yoshihara Motoki drew some special "official" illustrations for the promotion of the tournament. As always, Yoshihara's beautiful art style really makes a statement... and in this case, captures the "aura" of the original artwork from Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike.

January 8th, 2019
Dead or Alive 6 Release Date Delayed to March 1st, 2019

Koei Tecmo originally announced Dead or Alive 6's release date as February 15th, 2019, but the company has just announced DOA6's worldwide release date has been pushed back to March 1st, 2019. On Twitter, Director Yohei Shimbori explained the reasoning behind the delay... "The title's development is near complete, however we would like to take more time to further polish balance, gameplay, and expressivity. We commit to bringing you the best DOA experience."  (Source: DOATEC_OFFICIAL)

January 5th, 2019
Soul Calibur VI Soul Chronicle Art Gallery Update, Full TFG Review

TFG's exclusive art gallery for Soul Calibur 6 was recently updated with (most) character portraits that appear within the Soul Chronicle story mode. As most of you know by now, these amazing illustrations were drawn by the legendary Hiroaki Hashimoto, whose vibrant art style came into the fighting game scene beginning with The King of Fighters '99. Hiroaki is also known for his amazing works in KOF XI, KOF XII, KOF XIV, Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, and Garou: Mark of the Wolves.
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