(Quarter 4 - 2018)

October 27th, 2018
NieR: Automata's 2B Joins SoulCalibur VI as Guest Character, Reveal Trailer, Artwork & Screens

The main protagonist from Square Enix's hit action JRPG, NieR: Automata, is set to join SoulCalibur VI as the game's second guest character. Like Geralt of Rivia, 2B will bring along her own stage and BGM from on her original game. Additionally, 2B will also get a unique alternate costume and several customization items. Check out 2B's reveal trailer, along with her official artwork by Takuji Kawano and 50 HD screenshots!

October 26th, 2018
Miss X Joins SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, Reveal Trailer, Official Artwork

Any fighting game fan savvy with SNK history certainly expected to see "Miss X" appear in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy in some form or another. Originally appearing in SNK Gals Fighters (2000), Iori Yagami will reprise the role as Miss X in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy as the latest DLC character for the game. However, the original Miss X will be joined by a female Miss X and a female Kyo cosplayer. Check out Miss X's reveal trailer and official character artwork!

October 23rd, 2018
Street Fighter: 30th Anniv. Collection Update is Live

On Tuesday, Capcom released a minor update for Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection which includes improvements across all platforms. PS4 & Xbox One version updates include general fixes in Online & Training modes, along with localization fixes, audio improvements, and Museum Updates. Most of the same fixes were implemented in the Nintendo Switch version, in addition to improvements for lobbies and online capabilities. Here are the full patch notes from Capcom Unity.

October 22nd, 2018
Tekken 7: FR "Round 2" Coming to Japan Arcades in February 2019, Celebration Illustration

During last week's Mastercup 10 tournament, Bandai Namco officially announced the anticipated update to the arcade version of TEKKEN 7. The update, titled TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution Round 2, will bring the arcade version up to speed with the current console versions - adding Lei Wulong, Anna Williams, Geese Howard, Noctis, and other (currently-console exclusive) customizations and stages. Bandai Namco also released a trailer for TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution Round 2.

October 17th, 2018
SoulCalibur VI - "Souls and Swords: The Rise of SoulCalibur" Video Documentary - Part 2

As the highly-anticipated release of SoulCalibur VI is nearly upon us, Bandai Namco America uploaded PART 2 of their Soul Calibur documentary / retrospective about the iconic 3D weapon-based fighting series. PART 2 of this video documentary brings back well-known fighting game players: Maximillian, Aris, Kayane, Markman, LinkRKC, and Bibulous, who talk about the Soul Calibur competitive scene, the evolution of the series, and why they're excited about SoulCalibur VI.

October 17th, 2018
SoulCalibur VI Features / Game Modes English Trailer

Today, Bandai Namco released the English version of their Soul Calibur VI Features / Game Modes trailer. It's very similar to the Japanese version of the trailer, showing a preview of the single-player and multi-player modes available in the game at launch, including: Soul Chronicle, Libra of Soul, Character Creation, Museum, and Online Battle.

October 16th, 2018
Guilty Gear / BlazBlue Official Backpacks, Smartphone Cases Designed by SuperGroupies Japanese Apparel

Japanese apparel designers, SuperGroupies, are doing a collaboration with Arc System Works to make official backpacks, cardigans, and smartphone cases based on Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction designs. Take a look at this ultra-stylish Arc System Works-themed apparel, including Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, Ragna The Bloodedge, and Jin Kisaragi-inspired backpacks (sporting an appropriate number of belts and even character crests).

October 16th, 2018
BlazBlue Central Fiction "Special Edition" Coming to Nintendo Switch in Japan Feb. 7th, 2019

The latest issue of Famitsu has confirmed BlazBlue Central Fiction: Special Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch on February 7th, 2019 in Japan. So far, what we know about BBCF: Special Edition on Switch is that it will come packed with the DLC characters from the previous console releases, including: Jubei, Susanoo, Mai Natsume and Es. No further details have been announced thus far. BlazBlue: Central Fiction was originally released in arcades in 2015, on PS4/PS3 in 2017, and on Steam in 2018.

October 14th, 2018
Two Amazing SoulCalibur VI Illustrations by Junny

Fans of the 2D character illustrations from TEKKEN 7 and TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 should immediately recognize the vibrant artwork of Junny, who recently completed two amazing SoulCalibur VI illustrations. These "group" character illustrations are a homage to official SoulCalibur artworks from 1998-1999, featuring a "heroes" and "villains" side. The heroes side features Kilik, Sophitia, Maxi, Xianghua & Groh, while the villains side has Nightmare, Ivy, Astaroth, Inferno & Lizard Man.

October 12th, 2018
A Closer Look at the SoulCalibur VI Collector's Edition

Bandai Namco released a video showing the contents of the Soul Calibur 6 Collector's Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Once again, the Collector's Edition comes with a 12" inch Sophitia Alexandra statue, a 120 page art book, CD compilation soundtrack, a metal case cover with built in soundbox, and the standard version of the game. The Collector's Edition retails for $149.99 and is currently available for pre-order in the Bandai Namco Store, and on Amazon, Best Buy & Gamestop.

October 9th, 2018
SoulCalibur VI - "Souls and Swords: The Rise of SoulCalibur" Video Documentary

Bandai Namco Entertainment America uploaded a 13-minute Soul Calibur documentary / retrospective about the iconic 3D weapon-based fighting series. The first installment of this video documentary features several well-known Soul Calibur players, including: Kayane, Aris, Markman, LinkRKC and Bibulous, who recall their fondest Soul Calibur memories and note some of their favorite aspects of the game.

October 6th, 2018
DOA6 Mila, Tina & Bass Reveal Trailer, Character Renders

Koei Tecmo's latest trailer for Dead or Alive 6 reveals 3 returning characters, Mila, who debuted in DOA5, and two series originals: Tina and Bass Armstrong. Alongside new gameplay of the 3 revealed fighters, the new trailer introduces a new wrestling ring stage called "The Muscle," and shows a few short cinematic scenes from the game's story mode. Also just in are full-size character renders for Mila, Tina, and Bass.

October 4th, 2018
SoulCalibur VI Inferno Reveal Trailer, Official Artwork, Screenshots & Character Bio

The return of Soul Calibur and SoulCalibur 2's sinister boss has been confirmed. This morning, Bandai Namco officially revealed Inferno by posting his SoulCalibur 6 reveal trailer. According to early reports, Inferno will be an unlockable playable character by completing a certain point in Soul Calibur 6's Soul Chronicle story mode. Using Soul Edge, Inferno appears to borrow some of Nightmare's attacks but shows some of his own ultra-powerful attacks in the trailer.

October 4th, 2018
Rare Behind The Scenes Footage of The Making of Mortal Kombat, MK2, MK3 & MK4

If you were an "arcade kid" in the 90's, you remember the huge impact when a new Mortal Kombat came out. Using digitized graphics and real-life actors, the early Mortal Kombat series was ahead of its time technologically and, of course, boldly pushing the boundaries of censorship with extreme violence and gore. Some rare "behind the scenes" footage of the making of Mortal Kombat, MK2, MK3, and MK4 has surfaced online, showing the original actors in costume performing their iconic moves.

October 2nd, 2018
Fighting EX Layer Meets Sales Expectations on PS4, Development Shifting to Steam & Arcade Version

It's easy for some gamers to forget that game developers are people. In this era, the long-term success of a fighting game depends on not only initial launch sales, but continued support by the community via Season Passes and DLC. Arika recently opened up about the success of Fighting EX Layer on Twitter and Facebook, stating the PS4 version met sales expectations (as they were able to release Vulcano Rosso & Pullum as free DLC characters), but was not a "jackpot" in terms of sales.

September 28th, 2018
Soul Calibur VI Movelists for All Characters in the Beta

Are you enjoying Soul Calibur VI beta on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? We certainly are (when it finds an opponent). Soul Calibur VI makes things very accommodating for beginners by design, but becomes a much more enjoyable and deeper game when you know what you're doing. That said, stop reading this and start studying these character movelists from PrimaGames for all 16 playable characters in the beta version!
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