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(Quarter 2 - 2017)

May 3rd, 2017
Tekken 7 New Japan Pro Wrestling Collaboration T-shirts Now Available in North America

Two official TEKKEN 7 X New Japan Pro Wrestling / Bullet Club t-shirts have been available exclusively in Japan for about a month or so. Starting today (May 3rd), these badass shirts are now available for purchase in North America from several vendors. Both the Kazuchika Okada X TEKKEN King and TEKKEN X Bullet Club shirts are currently for sale on ProWrestlingTees.com for $34.99 and $30.99 respectively. If you're interested, you might want to pick them up soon because they could sell out fast!

May 1st, 2017
May 2017 "Tekken Talk" with Bandai Namco, Markman & Maximilian, New Tekken 7 Details

With only one month left until TEKKEN 7's big console release, Bandai Namco held a live stream today featuring Bandai Namco's own Dalton, Mark "Markman" Julio, and Maximilian. Just over 1 hour long, TEKKEN Talk for May 2017 revealed some new details for the PS4 version. The PS4 exclusive TEKKEN Jukebox mode will come default with all soundtracks from previous TEKKEN games (no DLC required). Also take a look at Training Mode, Eliza footage, new costumes, and more.

April 30th, 2017
Tekken 7 Treasure Battle Gameplay with Jin Kazama in Tekken 4 Hoodie, New Customization Footage

Over the past week, a plethora of gameplay footage from the near-complete PS4 build of TEKKEN 7 has surfaced online. The latest "must see" video shows footage of TEKKEN 7's Treasure Battle, where players earn new customizations and rewards upon completion. In this video from Zanar Aesthetics, Jin Kazama dons his iconic TEKKEN 4 hoodie in a Treasure Battle match with Heihachi. Also check out 2 videos demoing Customization Mode.

April 30th, 2017
1 Hour of Injustice 2 Multiverse Gameplay Footage

Injustice 2's "Multiverse" mode is similar to the Living Towers mode from Mortal Kombat X. In the Multiverse, players will choose from different versions of Earth from alternate dimensions and storylines. Each Earth has its own opponents, challenges, difficulty, and rewards upon completion. Check out 1 hour of Injustice 2 Multiverse gameplay footage.

April 28th, 2017
Tekken 7 Story Mode Gameplay  *(Possible Spoilers!)* 

If you like to experience a game's presentation in person (like I do) and not through a condensed video via Youtube, then you might not want to watch Gamespot's 11-minute preview of TEKKEN 7's Story Mode. However, if you can't resist to take a glance the new Mishima Saga footage shows off new story cinematics that integrate smoothly into gameplay, plus some of the 2D artwork within the main story mode.

April 28th, 2017
Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 Free Demo Coming to Playstation 4 For PS+ Subscribers on May 1st

Great news Guilty Gear fans (on PS4)... GGXrd REV 2 will be getting a FREE Playstation 4 demo for PS+ subscribers on May 1st. The PS4 demo will feature the full character roster as playable, plus Training mode and Tutorial mode. There is no pre-order required to enjoy the demo. REV 2 launches on PS4/PS3 on May 26th (May 25th in Japan). The Steam version comes out June 1st and will not have a demo.  (Source: AksysGames)

April 28th, 2017
Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer for The Joker

We saw the Injustice 2 gameplay trailers for Darkseid and Braniac earlier this week, and now it's time to see yet another DC villain in action. The Joker returns to Injustice 2 with a new look and new moves. Check out Joker's gameplay reveal trailer (and try not to laugh). 

April 28th, 2017
Playstation 4/Xbox One Crossplay "Should Happen" Says Katsuhiro Harada

With the advancements of fighting game online modes in recent years, a crossplay feature between competing consoles is an interesting idea. For one, TEKKEN's Katsuhiro Harada is all for it. In a new interview with Gamespot, Harada stated he has spoken with both Sony and Microsoft trying tp "champion the cause" with TEKKEN 7. "It's not a technical issue that is holding back PS4/Xbox One cross-play, but instead security protocols and policies," Harada said.  (Source: Gamespot)

April 28th, 2017
Katsuhiro Harada Answers IGN's Tekken Questions, PS4 Pro Will Enhance Tekken 7's Visuals

In a new interview with IGN, TEKKEN 7 producer Katsuhiro Harada, alongside game designer Michael Murray, answer a variety of questions regarding the upcoming 3D fighter. IGN asks about returning fighters & modes, the 5-6 year development time of the game, PSVR, and many other topics. In the interview, Harada also confirms that TEKKEN 7 on PS4 Pro will noticeably enhance the graphics! The interview page itself also contains two new gameplay clips.  (Source: IGN)

April 27th, 2017
Injustice 2 Darkseid Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios are keeping their Injustice 2 character reveal trailers rolling. Darkseid's official gameplay introduction trailer has finally arrived, showing the "Lord of Apokolips" in Injustice 2 gameplay for the first time. Darkseid's omega beams seem to be a force to be reckoned with (and the visual effect is pretty cool too).

April 27th, 2017
MVC: Infinite Official Gameplay Trailer (60fps)

In addition to the 5-minute gameplay trailer added to our previous Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite article, Capcom released an official gameplay trailer this afternoon showcasing some of the latest characters to be confirmed for the title! This trailer shows off 60fps/1080p gameplay featuring Strider Hiryu, Chun-Li, Chris Redfield, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and Ultron. Gamespot also put together a 5-minute video revealing new details about the mechanics.

April 27th, 2017
Tekken 7 Console Version Modes / Story Trailer

This morning, Namco Japan dropped a brand new TEKKEN 7 trailer for the upcoming console versions! Using all new gameplay footage, the trailer begins by recapping the new gameplay mechanics and then quickly moves to the new console version features. All new Story Mode cinematics are shown - one scene confirms a playable "Mishimas versus Jack-4s at Honmaru" (from TEKKEN 5's intro). Customization mode and PS4 exclusive features are also shown in motion.

April 26th, 2017
Street Fighter V Capcom Pro Tour 2017 DLC Costumes & Colors Now Available

Playstation.Blog has announced Capcom Pro Tour 2017 DLC content, which is now available for purchase. So far, the content includes new costumes for Ryu and Ken, with another "Champion's Choice" costume and new stage coming at a later date. Players who purchase this content will directly support the 2017 Capcom Pro Tour. Last year, NuckleDu took home $230,000 for his win at Capcom Cup 2016 in part thanks to fans supporting CPT 2016 DLC.

April 25th, 2017
MVC: Infinite Story Trailer, Screenshots, 9 Fighters Confirmed, Release Date & Pre-order Details

Capcom finally dropped some news on Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite! For starters, check out a new cinematic story trailer and over 25 new images. Also, a total of 9 new characters have been confirmed (the leak was real). Capcom also announced the release date - September 19th, 2017 along with different packages they'll be offering, including a collectors edition. First details on DLC and a character pass were also announced today.

April 24th, 2017
Injustice 2 Braniac Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Braniac appears to be one of Injustice 2's main antagonists. NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros just released Braniac's introduction trailer featuring the green megalomaniacal genius in gameplay for the first time ever. Just about 2 minutes long, Braniac's gameplay-centric trailer offers a pretty good preview of his playstyle.

April 22nd, 2017
Ultra Street Fighter 2 Trailer #2, Soundtrack Sampler & Poster Artwork

Capcom released the second official trailer for Ultra SF2 on Nintendo Switch. The new trailer shows footage of Color Edit, Buddy Battle (2 VS 1 against the CPU), and Way of the Hadou Mode. The trailer also runs through the different ways you can play the game: Portable Mode, Tabletop Mode, and TV Mode. Secondly, Capcom released a USF2 soundtrack sampler with remixed versions of the classic themes, plus a sample of themes for Violent Ken & Evil Ryu.

April 20th, 2017
Work Costumes, Academy Costumes & Thailand Stage DLC Coming to Street Fighter V April 25th

In addition to the remastered SF2 Thailand stage and the "Street Fighter Academy" costumes for Juri, Chun-Li and Ryu arriving April 25th, some other SFV characters will be receiving new costumes as well. Capcom Unity announced Alex, R. Mika and Chun-Li will also be getting new "work" costumes. Check out some screenshots & concept art over at the Capcom Unity blog. All of the new costumes will cost $3.99 each.  (Source: Capcom Unity - Link #1, Link #2)

April 18th, 2017
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] Coming to PS4, PS3 & PS Vita with New Character

The late(st) arcade version of Under Night In-Birth released in Japanese arcades back in July 2015, adding 2 new characters to the game. Famitsu announced that Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st] will finally be coming to consoles - more specifically, PS4, PS3, and PS Vita - on July 20th. Along with the arcade version balance updates, the console version will have an additional character, Enkidu. Check out the first details on Enkidu plus the first Famitsu scans!

April 17th, 2017
Injustice 2 Poison Ivy Gameplay Reveal + Final Shattered Alliances Trailer

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios recently released two new Injustice 2 trailers. First up, Poison Ivy's gameplay reveal trailer has everything you'd expect from the DC villainess (and she brought along some "friends" as well). Secondly, the final "Shattered Alliances" trailer shows off another dose of impressive cinematics, and features the first ever in-game footage of Braniac.

April 14th, 2017
Ultra Street Fighter 2 Color Edit & Stage Selection Shown in New Gameplay Footage

Capcom TV Japan recently uploaded a stream archive featuring Ultra Street Fighter 2 for Nintendo Switch. The 45-minute video features some new Ultra SF2 gameplay footage and shows off Color Edit Mode for the first time in motion. The video also shows the new Color Select and Stage Select screen, and also confirms that players can use Color Edit on both the classic 2D sprites and the 2008 HD Remake sprites.

April 14th, 2017
Eternal Champions Producer Shares "Spiritual Successor" Concept Screenshots

Original Eternal Champions producer and developer, Michael Lathan, recently shared some concept screenshots of "Eternal Successors" - a teaser of what the next-gen sequel to Eternal Champions might look like. The team working on this project currently doesn't hold the rights to the Eternal Champions characters, but it appears they plan to move forward with the project with or without Sega's classic fighters.

April 13th, 2017
Injustice 2 Scarecrow Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Last month, Scarecrow was confirmed as a playable character in the "It's Good to be Bad" trailer for Injustice 2. NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. just uploaded Scarecrow's full gameplay reveal trailer, showing the character in action for the first time. Scarecrow is perhaps the most unorthodox-looking fighter in Injustice 2 thus far.

April 12th, 2017
Ultra High Resolution Tekken 7 Character Renders

TFG proudly hosts 4 specific artwork galleries for TEKKEN 7 and TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution, including galleries for concept art, character illustrations, and 3D character renders. Ultra high resolution character renders for all characters appearing in "vanilla" TEKKEN 7 have been added to the gallery. Several new renders for TEKKEN 7: FR were also recently added (and many more will be coming soon!) 

April 11th, 2017
Polygon's "Making of Samurai Shodown" Article Interviews 3 Original SNK Developers

Polygon put together a "Making of Samurai Shodown" article that every SNK fan will want to read. The article features interviews with 3 original SNK developers: Yasushi Adachi, Tomoki Fukui, and Norio Tate. The interview cuts through a wide variety of topics, including early design inspirations, artwork, sound design, console releases, and SNK as a company. Adachi also states that he would like to reunite the original dev-team and make a new game!

April 11th, 2017
Injustice 2 "Your Battles Your Way" Previews The Gear Customization System

With a slogan that sounds straight out of a fast food chain commercial, Injustice 2's "Your Battles Your Way" trailer gives a glimpse at the in-game "Gear System". Once again, Injustice 2's Gear System is a customization feature allowing players to change up the attire of characters' armor which will also have an effect on their stats and gameplay. Today's new trailer provides the most in-depth look at the Gear System to date!

April 10th, 2017
Capcom Releases Anatomy Guide Used by Street Fighter Artists Over The Past 20 Years

The art style of the Street Fighter series has indubitably had a massive impact on the fighting genre over last few decades, inspiring fans and rival game developers alike. Capcom art director, Toshiyuki Kamei, recently shared some pages from Capcom's anatomy reference guide, which was originally compiled during the mid-90's. The guide was edited by legendary Capcom artist "Akiman" and has been used to teach other Capcom artists...

April 10th, 2017
The Flash Injustice 2 Gameplay Reveal Trailer

NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. have kept the new Injustice 2 trailers rolling as of late. This morning, they released The Flash's official reveal trailer, demonstrating some gameplay against Gorilla Grodd. The trailer shows off The Flash's new special moves and his ridiculous super move where he takes his opponent to distant lands.

April 7th, 2017
Tekken 7 X NJPW Bullet Club Collaboration Shirts & Bryan Fury Bandana Available April 9th

Back in 2009, the TEKKEN team collaborated with the TapouT brand, creating not only in-game TapouT shirts for TEKKEN 6 characters, but actual shirts for fans to buy (which now fetch a pretty high price on Ebay). So far, TEKKEN 7's main collaboration is with New Japan Pro Wrestling, bringing "TEKKEN X Bullet Club" shirts to TEKKEN 7 characters and fans alike. NJPW Champion Kenny Omega (also a big TEKKEN fan) recently modeled some of the new merch.

April 6th, 2017
Tekken Comic Issue #1 Jin Kazama Cover Artwork, Pre-Orders Now Open

Back in February 2017, we reported that a new TEKKEN comic series is being published by Titan Comics and previewed some of the cover artworks. Check out an awesome new Jin Kazama cover artwork for TEKKEN Issue #1 (UK Championship Edition) which is now available for pre-order. Once again, the comic is being written by Cavan Scott, with illustrations by Andy Tong.

April 6th, 2017
Injustice 2 Captain cold Gameplay Reveal Trailer + Shattered Alliances Part 4 Trailer

Just a few days following Catwoman's Injustice 2 gameplay trailer, Warner Bros and NetherRealm Studios has released Captain Cold's reveal trailer. Clearly, the Captain has "no chill" as he demonstrates his many ice projectile attacks and freeze abilities. It appears Captain Cold even has a double jump, in the way of his ice platform creation ability. [UPDATE] Added Shattered Alliances Part 4 Trailer.

April 5th, 2017
KOF XIV Version 2.00 with 4 DLC Characters + 2 New Stages Now Available, Pricing Details

Everybody rumored. Nobody believed. But you see... it's true! SNK has released the version 2.00 patch for The King of Fighters XIV, adding DLC characters Rock Howard, Vanessa, Yamazaki and Whip to the roster, along with 2 new stages. A bundle priced at $19.99 ($17.99 for PS+ members) containing all 4 characters is now available on PSN. Each character can also be individually purchased for $5.99. The 2 new stages are completely free.  (Source: Playstation Store)

April 4th, 2017
Classic M. Bison Stage & Street Fighter Academy Costumes Coming to SFV Later This Month

Now that April Fools is over, we can give fighting game news the benefit of the doubt once again. Capcom did announce on April 1st that M. Bison's classic Street Fighter 2 Thailand stage will be coming to SFV later this month as DLC, along with new costumes for Ryu, Chun-Li, and Juri Han based on Street Fighter Academy Quiz (an online mini-game released by Capcom on April Fools). [UPDATE] Higher quality images added.

April 3rd, 2017
Injustice 2 Catwoman Gameplay Trailer

Even though Catwoman was already revealed for Injustice 2 in previous trailers, she didn't have her own gameplay trailer yet. Today, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios shared Catwoman's official trailer, showing off some of her special moves and some new stage interactions as well.

April 2nd, 2017
KOF XIV Rock Howard Gameplay & Combo Videos

If you're hype for Rock Howard's return in The King of Fighters XIV (arriving April 5th), then you'll most likely want to check out these new KOF XIV gameplay videos featuring the Garou: Mark of the Wolves protagonist. The first video has Rock facing his mentor, Terry Bogard, while the other contains a few KOF14 combo samples for Rock. Both videos are under 1-minute long (and were conveniently added to TFG's previous article for Rock's reveal trailer).

April 1st, 2017
Capcom Unveils Street Fighter Academy Quiz for April Fools Day

On this April Fools Day, Capcom's CFN Portal has introduced Street Fighter Academy Quiz - a playable mini-game testing your knowledge on Street Fighter series trivia. Players can choose to fight against either Ryu, Chun-Li or Juri Han while answering the questions. Pro tip: Wait for the clock to count down during each question if you don't know the answer, and Alex will provide you with a hint! Play Street Fighter Academy Quiz in English HERE.

April 1st, 2017
Arika Teases New Street Fighter EX / Fighting Layer Successor on April Fools Day

Arika (Street Fighter EX developer) used this April Fools day to debut a gameplay video of a new fighting game engine they're working on, featuring SFEX characters, Kairi, Garuda and Hokuto. Several years back, Arika shared developmental footage of a SFEX-inspired reboot, but it was experimental. However, it seems Arika never actually stopped development of the spiritual successor to SFEX, and hasn't forgotten about the characters they own the rights to. 

March 31st, 2017
Latest Tekken 7 PS4 Build With New Stages & Characters Shown During Tekken Talk Stream

The "TEKKEN Talk" stream for March 2017 took place last night via Twitch. Mark "Markman" Julio was present to debut the newest build of TEKKEN 7, featuring playable Eddy Gordo, Kuma and Panda in gameplay for the first time. Also debuting in gameplay for the first time ever were a bunch of new stages: Geometric Plane, Infinite Azure, Kinder Gym and Arena. In addition, other new stages were selectable but weren't shown off in gameplay yet.
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