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(Quarter 3 - 2019)

August 4th, 2019
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle "Version 2.0" Adds Senran Kagura, Akatsuki Blitzkampf and RWBY Characters

After the conclusion of EVO 2019's BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle grand finals, Arc System Works announced a "Version 2.0" of the crossover anime fighting game. New characters joining the fray include Yumi from Senran Kagura, Akatsuki and Blitztank from Akatsuki Blitzkampf, and Neo Politan from RWBY. The EVO '19 trailer shows the first gameplay of the new characters along with some new stage designs set to appear in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle "Version 2.0". 

August 3rd, 2019
Janemba and Gogeta (SSGSS) Announced For Dragon Ball FighterZ

Following the EVO 2019 grand finals of Dragon Ball FighterZ, Arc System Works announced Janemba and Gogeta (Super Saiyan Blue) as the next DLC fighters for the title. In the reveal trailer, the main antagonist of Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn looks as amazing and vibrant as you'd expect in DBFZ's gorgeous 2.5D graphics engine. Janemba becomes playable on August 8th, while Gogeta (SSGSS)'s release date has not yet been announced. 

August 3rd, 2019
Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late[cl-r] Announced for Early 2020, Londrekia Trailer

After the UNIST finals at EVO 2019, French Bread officially announced an update to their flagship 2D fighter, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late[cl-r]. They also debuted a gameplay trailer for Londrekia, the first new character set to appear in the new version. Known as "The Frozen Fang of Eternity", Londrekia brings a wide variety of ice attacks to freeze opponents in their tracks. EXE Late[cl-r] will add "over 1000" balance changes and new moves for returning characters. 

August 3rd, 2019
Granblue Fantasy Versus Arrives February 6th, 2020, Features Co-op RPG Mode, 11 Launch Characters + 5 DLC Fighters

This morning, Cygames and Arc System Works announced some brand new details on their vibrant upcoming 2.5D fighter, Granblue Fantasy Versus. In addition to being a full-fledged fighting game with 11 characters at launch (and 5 confirmed DLC fighters via Season Pass), GBVS will feature a 2D side-scrolling "RPG mode" that you'll be able to play with local or online friends. RPG mode features a single-player campaign where you'll collect weapons and power-up your characters. 

August 2nd, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Nightwolf Gameplay Trailer

NetherRealm Studios dropped a new gameplay trailer for the next DLC character coming to Mortal Kombat 11, Nightwolf. Wielding his iconic tomahawk, bow & arrow, and a long knife, the returning MK3 veteran brings some familiar special moves and an updated, brutal new fighting style into MK11. Nightwolf's newest incarnation has him accompanied by bear and wolf spirits who appear with him prior to battle. They can also be used in gameplay, in addition to the spirit of a hawk. 

July 31st, 2019
E. Honda, Poison & Lucia Announced for SFV: Arcade Edition

Late this evening, an EVO 2019 announcement was leaked before the weekend even got here... as 3 new characters were confirmed for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. Capcom decided to just roll with the punches and drop the trailer early, officially announcing E. Honda, Poison, and Lucia for SFV: Arcade Edition. Each character will have 4-5 costumes each. E. Honda's classic SF2 stage "Honda Sento" will also be added to SFV:AE. All of the new content becomes available August 4th-5th.  

July 30th, 2019
EVO 2019 Stream / Tournament Schedule, Commentators Lineup

It's officially "EVO week" and the hype meter couldn't be more stocked for the biggest fighting game tournament of the year. Evolution Championship Series 2019 is all set to make history at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas this weekend, August 2nd-4th. The official stream schedule and tournament schedule has been posted, so you can make sure that you don't miss your favorite games and players. The complete commentators lineup was also released. 

July 27th, 2019
PlayStation an Official EVO 2019 Partner, Sony to Make Announcement

Earlier this week, EVO's Twitter announced they will be partnering with PlayStation this year for EVO '19! With 8 out of the 9 main event titles being run on PS4, Sony is taking the opportunity to bring some exciting news to EVO 2019. The announcement tweet mentioned, "Stay tuned for more news from PlayStation at EVO." From a fighting game player's perspective, this definitely stirs up excitement for potential "big news" from this year's EVO. Early speculations inside: 

July 26th, 2019
Granblue Fantasy Versus New Character Reveal Trailer for Percival

"The Lord of Flame Has Come." Percival is the newest character to be announced for Granblue Fantasy Versus... and he... looks... awesome.  The latest Arc System Works Granblue VS character reveal trailer opens with a hot soundtrack, and demonstrates what this intense flame-wielding swordsman can do. The new trailer is only 1 minute long, but reminds me how much I want to play Granblue Fantasy Versus again. Also take a look at Percival's official artwork/bio. 

July 25th, 2019
The King of Fighters X TEKKEN Crossover Announced in KOF: All Star, Along with "Female" Yashiro, Billy Kane & Chang

While Geese Howard is one of TEKKEN 7's most badass guest characters, the crossover continues in SNK's successful mobile title, King of Fighters: All Star. Netmarble and SNK announced that Kazuya Mishima, Heihachi Mishima, and Jin Kazama will become playable characters in KOF: All Star (coming West later this year). While no gameplay of the Mishimas has been revealed yet, check out official character illustrations for the Mishima family, along with "female" versions of Chang, Billy & Yashiro! 

July 25th, 2019
Desk's Masterful Street Fighter Alpha Combo Video Using 2 Arcade Sticks and 2 Shotos 

If there's such a thing as "combo poetry"... Desk is a legend of the rare but highly respected art form. It's all about Ansatsuken Karate in Desk's latest Street Fighter Alpha combo video, and it's a skillful demonstration of mental/hand precision... as Master Desk 'dual wields' 2 arcade sticks simultaneously to perform crazy Ryu & Ken combos against big boss M. Bison in Street Fighter Alpha's Dramatic Battle (VS CPU) Mode. Yeah, it's a must watch:

July 24th, 2019
Dead or Alive 6 Brings the Beach Back in Season 2, 1.08 Patch Notes

Summer-themed DLC content is on the way to Dead or Alive 6... Swimsuits, bikinis, more bikinis, and a new beach stage called "Seaside Eden". Tecmo Koei has announced Season 2 Pass, now available for $79.99 (digital only), which includes the new stage, 26 beach costumes, Vacation to Paradise music tracks, along with additional costumes for Marie Rose & Honoka. New DLC costume sets are also planned for Aug /Sept 2019. Also, 1 new character will be released this September. 

July 20th, 2019
TEKKEN 7 Celebrates 4 Million Copies Sold Worldwide with New Art

Today, Bandai Namco and Katsuhiro Harada announced that TEKKEN 7 has sold 4 million copies worldwide since its June '17 release on consoles. The arcade version of TEKKEN 7 launched in Japan in 2015, which originally helped fund the console release. Now one of the best selling and most competitively successful installments to date, TEKKEN 7 has far exceeded expectations. To celebrate the occasion, Namco released an updated version of Takuji Kawano's " Celebration" artwork. 

July 19th, 2019
Mike Tyson Tells ESPN He "Had No Idea" About Balrog in SF2

American boxing legend Mike Tyson recently made an appearance on ESPN's eSports show. After Tyson goes a few rounds in Mario Kart 8, ESPN's Arda Ocal brings up the topic of Balrog. Arda asks Tyson if he knows the history behind Balrog's name being changed from "M. Bison" in the original Japanese version of Street Fighter 2. To Arda's question, Tyson replied "No, I had no idea.". >_> Wait a sec... Balrog's existence eluded Mike Tyson for the past 28 years?!? 

July 17th, 2019
Fighting EX Layer Updated to Ver. 1.3.0, Area Released, Patch Notes

Today, Arika is rolling out their 1.3.0 patch for Fighting EX Layer on PS4 and Steam. The update adds the final announced DLC character Area to the roster, along with a new Online Spectator Mode, improvements to netplay matches, game balancing and bug fixes. Additionally, Arika posted some new Area gameplay on their YouTube channel along with some new screenshots via Twitter. 

July 16th, 2019
World Heroes Perfect Hanzou Hattori Figure by Storm Collectibles

Storm Collectibles has become known for making some of the best fighting game figures to date. As they are officially licensed with Capcom, SNK, Bandai Namco, SEGA and WB Games... Storm Collectibles already released amazing figures for Street Fighter, TEKKEN, Mortal Kombat, and King of Fighters. One thing you don't hear about every day is a World Heroes figure. Storm Collectibles announced a Hattori Hanzou figure set to be released in Q4 2019. 

July 13th, 2019
The King of Fighters: A New Beginning Coming to North America in 2020

A vibrant manga based on The King of Fighters XIV, titled The King of Fighters: A New Beginning, was released in Japan this past January. At Anime Fest 2019, the manga's publisher Seven Seas announced that the first volume of The King of Fighters: A New Beginning will be headed to North America in January 2020. So far there are three volumes of the manga. If you follow TFG on Instagram, you've already seen some of the great artwork from the manga. Open the article for more! 

July 12th, 2019 
Fighters Generation Teespring Store Now Live

TFG Webmaster here... As always, thank you for visiting FightersGeneration.com for your fighting game needs and entertainment. I'm proud to announce that TFG's brand new Teespring Store has officially launched! You can now pick up some brand new, exclusive Fighters Generation merch and support your favorite fighting game website! I'll be creating a variety of FGC / fighting game t-shirt and accessory designs in the months to come. Until then, check out my first design of 2019! 

July 8th, 2019
First Look at Sindel and Nightwolf in Mortal Kombat 11

Today on Twitter, Ed Boon posted a dark teaser image of one of Mortal Kombat 11's upcoming returning fighters... Sindel. The MK3 sorceress appears to be in her undead "Revenant" form in the shady teaser teaser image - accompanied with the text "7 deadly Sindels". Other than that, no other details were shared. Additionally, take a look at the Nightwolf teaser from 2 weeks back. Mortal Kombat 11's first Kombat Pack will include 5 upcoming DLC characters. 

July 8th, 2019
Sega Dreamcast Documentary with 8 Influential Developers

Believe it or not, 2019 will mark the 20th anniversary of Sega Dreamcast. The Archipel team posted a 2-episode YouTube documentary reflecting on the history of Dreamcast with 8 of the system's most influential developers. On Dreamcast's launch day (9-9-99), the console port of Soul Calibur revolutionized console fighting games and was one of the system's all-time greatest hits. At 39:57 in the first video, Hiroaki Yotoriyama talks a little bit about the development of Soul Calibur

July 5th, 2019
Capcom Releases New Smartphone Card Game "Teppen"

No, not TEKKEN... Teppen. It's Capcom's brand new card game for smartphones and is now available on both iOS and Android. Comparable to titles like Hearthstone, Teppen is a real-time card battle game featuring a variety of well-known Capcom characters, such as: Ryu, Chun-Li, Morrigan, Dante, Mega Man, Wesker, Monster Hunter dragons, etc. For a better visual of what this title offers, check out Capcom's official announcement trailers and Core Card Pack preview trailer. 

July 1st, 2019
Fighting Game Deals in Steam's Summer Sale 2019

It's Summer and it's probably too hot outside... a perfect time to stay indoors with cold AC and get good at fighting games. Steam's Summer Sale 2019 is now live (through July 9th) and you might be interested in some of these very attractive fighting game discounts. If you're looking to improve your PC fighting game collection, now's the perfect time to stock up. For your convenience, here's a list of some of the best fighting game deals on Steam! 
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