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December 6th, 2016
Street Fighter V Akuma Nostalgia Costume Has "Shirtless" Variation with Code

Several costumes in Street Fighter V can be altered by holding certain buttons down before a fight begins. It's been confirmed that Akuma's classic / nostalgia costume will have an alteration of its own, with Akuma going shirtless after inputting the code. For past costumes, the code for the alteration has been "LP+MP+HP+LK and Hold Up", but the code for Akuma hasn't been confirmed yet. Check out the first video + screens of Akuma's costume variation.

December 6th, 2016
Capcom "Focused" on Reviving Classic Franchises

In a press release yesterday, Capcom declared that in addition to Marvel VS Capcom (Infinite), the company is "currently focused on reviving series that have not had new entries recently, or otherwise dormant IP." While this isn't exclusive to fighting game releases, this is certainly a new glimmer of hope for a revival of fan-favorite series such as Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, and Final Fight. So if you've been asking Capcom for new reboots, certainly keep on asking!  (Source: Capcom)

December 4th, 2016
Morrigan Aensland and Captain America Debut in Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite Extended Trailer

First seen on ESPN2's rebroadcast of Capcom Cup 2016, the extended gameplay trailer of Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite reveals Morrigan and Captain America as playable characters! Something to take note of, is that out of the 5 characters revealed so far... 4 of them appeared in the original Marvel VS Capcom. Certainly interesting. The extended trailer also shows off some additional gameplay with Ryu, Megaman, Iron Man & Captain Marvel.

December 3rd, 2016
Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite Gameplay & Cinematic Trailers, First Details

The rumors were indeed true... Capcom announced Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite for Playstation 4, Xbox One and Steam and is set for a "Late 2017" release. In the cinematic teaser trailer, Ryu, Mega Man X, Iron Man and Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) are seen in action. MVC Infinite will be a 2 VS 2 fighting game and the gameplay will bring back "Infinity Stones" from 1995's Marvel Super Heroes! More details inside!

December 3rd, 2016
Ultimate MVC3 and Garou: Mark of The Wolves Available on Playstation 4 Today

Alongside the reveal of Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite at Playstation Experience, Capcom announced an upgraded version of Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 for Playstation 4, available today! The PS4 port includes enhanced 1080/60fps visuals and all DLC content. Ultimate MVC3 will hit Xbox One and Steam later on in March 2017. Check out the PS4 reveal trailer for Ultimate MVC3 showing off the updated graphics.

December 3rd, 2016
SFV Akuma Reveal Trailer, Artwork, Gameplay + New Character Silhouettes Shown

At Playstation Experience '16, Capcom confirmed Akuma as Street Fighter V's first Season 2 DLC character. Along with showing off SFV Akuma's new look and playstyle, the reveal trailer also teases 5 new silhouettes for the 2017 Season Pass. The 2017 Character Pack releases on Dec. 20th for $29.99 and includes Akuma, 5 brand new fighters throughout 2017, Premium Battle Costumes with colors 3-10 unlocked, default costume colors 3-10 for each character, and a PS4 theme.

December 3rd, 2016
New KOF XIV Trailer Shows Ver. 1.10's Updated Visuals & New Colors, Coming January 2017

SNK unveiled a new trailer at Playstation Experience 2016 for The King of Fighters XIV. The teaser trailer provides a closer look at the enhanced visuals and confirms new colors are finally coming to the game. Version 1.10 will be released as a FREE update in January 2017! (Looks like I'll have to update TFG's KOF XIV review next month!) 

December 1st, 2016
Street Fighter V Holiday Stage & Six Costumes Coming Soon, Playable at Playstation Experience

Capcom is giving Street Fighter V some holiday cheer with 6 unique Christmas costumes and even a stage to celebrate the holiday. These seasonal costumes will only be available until January 17th, 2017 and are priced at $3.99 each, while the the Holiday Stage costs $1.99 or 40,000 Fight Money (a bundle with everything will also be available for $19.99). The new content will debut in playable form at this weekend's Playstation Experience.

November 30th, 2016
GGXrd -REVELATOR- Coming to Steam December 14th

Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- first hit arcades in August of 2015. The Playstation 4 and Playstation 3 exclusive console versions arrived back in June 2016. Arc System Works just announced a Steam version, set to launch on December 14th. ASW didn't note any differences for the Steam version. Like on PS4/PS3, DLC characters Dizzy, Kum Haehyun and Raven must be purchased separately to become playable (and Raven can be unlocked using in-game currency).  (Source: Steam)

November 30th, 2016
First 4 Figures TEKKEN 3 and TEKKEN 5 Jin Kazama Statues Preview, Pre-Orders Now Live

Back in April of this year, First 4 Figures showed off their badass polystone TEKKEN 5 King statue. Their latest 1:4 scale TEKKEN statue (standing 22" inches tall) is none other than series protagonist, Jin Kazama. The regular version of the Jin Kazama statue will set you back $384.99 while the exclusive edition retails for $449.99. Check out some high quality preview images and full details inside the full article.

November 29th, 2016
Marvel VS Capcom 4 To Be Announced at This Weekend's Playstation Experience, Says Polygon

While those "leaked" images of MVC4 proved to be fake (now admitted by the creator himself), the rumor of an impending MVC4 reveal burns brighter than ever. Polygon, a reputable gaming news site, claimed they have "multiple sources" telling them Capcom will unveil MVC4 at this weekend's PS Experience and the title is coming in 2017. They even go into detail on what characters to expect on the roster. Keep some healthy skepticism... but definitely stay tuned!  (Sources: Polygon)

November 28th, 2016
King of Fighters XIV Update 1.10 Brings Graphical Overhaul, Playable at PlayStation Experience

SNK announced that The King of Fighters XIV will soon be updated to version 1.10, and the update will include a graphical overhaul to enhance the visuals yet again! Soon after KOF XIV's reveal back in Sept. 2015, SNK gradually improved the game's graphics over the course of its development. Whether or not you're a KOF or SNK fan, you have to admit it's pretty awesome that they're putting effort into improving the graphics AFTER the launch of the game! Check out the first screenshot previewing the graphical upgrade!

November 26th, 2016
Everyone's Freaking Out Over These Fake "Marvel VS Capcom 4" Leaked Images

Rumors and leaks can be fun... unless they mislead you into false hopes and crushed dreams. Here on TFG, we have a reputation for only posting credible rumors. In this case, we're posting this article to address today's seemingly fake "MVC4" leaks. Of course, we all want them to be real (as some popular community members have already jumped the gun and gotten excited). However, don't get excited just yet.

November 26th, 2016
More of Final Fight's Bad Guys Appear in The Latest Street Fighter V Concept Artwork

This is a continuation of our previous Street Fighter V concept artwork article featuring mostly "bad guys" from 1989's Final Fight (way before Street of Rage was a thing, by the way). In the update, read up on the official bios for El Gado, Holly Wood, Simons, Jake, Bred, Dug, Two P, and J! Also check out concept artwork for Roxy and several others (bios coming soon)! 

November 26th, 2016
Yoshinori Ono Says Street Fighter V Support is Planned up to 2020, Esports Presence a Priority

Famitsu recently sat down with Capcom's Yoshinori Ono and Tomoaki Ayano to talk Street Fighter V. In the interview, Ono reiterates Capcom plans to expand SFV well into the future, up until 2020 in fact. When asked about other Capcom titles besides SFV, Ono said he'd like to work on them but efforts are currently focused on solidifying their eSports presence with Street Fighter V.

November 19th, 2016
TFG's Full Review of The King of Fighters XIV

King of Fighters XIV released about 3 months ago exclusively on Playstation 4. Since launch, SNK updated the title with online mode improvements and a massive rebalance of the roster. For those of you who've been waiting patiently for TFG's KOF XIV review... thanks for your patience, and please enjoy the full written review! (Now onto finishing KI Season 3 and GGXrd -REVELATOR- reviews.)

November 19th, 2016
Samurai Shodown 6 is Coming to Playstation 4 as "PS2 Classic" on Tuesday, November 22nd

Also known as Samurai Shodown Tenka, Samurai Shodown VI is the last 2D installment made in the series, originally released in 2005. Sony announced on Playstation Blog that Samurai Shodown 6 is the latest in their new "PS2 to PS4" remasters series. The classic 2D fighter hits PSN in North America on Tuesday, Nov. 22nd complete with trophy support. As a PS2 Classic, it won't have an online mode.  (Sources: PS.Blog, SRK)

November 18th, 2016
The King of Fighters XIV "Classic" Iori Yagami DLC Costume Gameplay Footage

Besides a couple of free balance patch updates, SNK hasn't released much in the way of DLC content for The King of Fighters XIV thus far. However, we may begin to see a trend in DLC support for KOF XIV in the near future... as new gameplay footage of a "classic" Iori Yagami DLC costume has surfaced (via KOF Online). There's no official word from SNK on when the costume will be released, but stay tuned.
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