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October 22nd, 2019
Analogue Pocket Handheld Coming in 2020 Plays All Cartridges from Game Boy, NEOGEO Pocket, Etc.

If you're a fan of old school cartridge-based portable systems like Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, NEOGEO Pocket Color, Sega Game Gear, or Atari Lynx... you might want to take a close look at the upcoming Analogue Pocket handheld system. Releasing in 2020, the Analogue Pocket can play cartridges from all of those classics systems, featuring a high quality 3.5" LCD screen with 1600x1440 resolution, original-style link plug, and more.

October 22nd, 2019
The King of Fighters: All Star Now Available to Download on iOS / Android

The Netmarble-developed action RPG, The King of Fighters: All Star, is now available to download worldwide on iOS / Android. Beginning in July 2018, SNK & Netmarble have updated KOF: All Star with a vast amount of new playable characters, events, and costumes. Netmarble confirmed they will be updating the worldwide edition at a similar pace to the original Japan & Korea versions. Read more details and see some Halloween 2019 costumes for Heidern, Blue Mary & Xiangfei.

October 22nd, 2019
Dragon Ball FighterZ Broly (DBS) First Screenshots

Bandai Namco released brand new HD screenshots of Dragon Ball FighterZ's upcoming DLC fighter, Broly, from his appearance in the Dragon Ball Super (2018) animated movie. While the original version of Broly is already a playable character in DBFZ, the Broly (DBS) will have an entirely different look and playstyle. Broly (DBS) has a Super Special Attack called "Blaster Meteor" and "Gigantic Roar" is his Meteor Attack.

October 21st, 2019
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Blitztank Intro Trailer

One of the most menacing and distinctive new characters arriving in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Ver. 2.0 is definitely Blitztank. Originally from the 2D fighting game Akatsuki Blitzkampf, this uniquely-shaped, electrical-powered tank can jump, crouch, shoot various projectiles, and overwhelm opponents with its firepower and heavy armor. Arc System Works' latest BBTAG character intro trailer runs through some of Blitztank's abilities, strengths & special moves.

October 19th, 2019
SNK's Nobuyuki Kuroki Interviewed by Unreal Engine on Samurai Shodown's Jump from 2D to 3D Graphics

In a new interview with the guys over at Unreal Engine, SNK Art & Game Director Nobuyuki Kuroki discusses the shift from 2D to 3D and the strategy behind bringing Samurai Shodown into the modern era. In the interview, Kuroki reflects on the series 20 year history, elaborates on the development and artistic direction of the new game, and explains how the UE4 engine was used to create the graphics, character models, and stages.

October 16th, 2019
Riot Games League of Legends 2.5D Fighting Game First Look

First announced at EVO '19, Riot Games has finally shed some light on their mysterious 2.5D fighting game in development... currently titled "Project L". In their 10th Anniv. YouTube video, Riot published the first ever gameplay and details about their upcoming League of Legends themed fighter. Details are scarce at the moment, but the first gameplay footage & screenshots confirm playable characters: Darius (Male axe user) and Ahri (female mage).

October 15th, 2019
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore Comes to Switch October 22nd

An "instant cult classic" 2D fighting game series is finally making its way to Nintendo Switch. A version of Skullgirls was originally slated for a 2018 Switch release, but was mysteriously delayed until now. Publisher Skybound Games announced that Skullgirls: 2nd Encore will be available for purchase on October 22nd, 2019 as a digital title. The official Nintendo product page confirms the digital Switch edition of Skullgirls: 2nd Encore will cost $24.99.

October 14th, 2019
Granblue Fantasy Versus Zeta & Vaseraga Reveal Trailer, Japan PS4 Box Art, New Character Art/Bios

Launching February 6th, 2020 in Japan, Granblue Fantasy Versus is looking to be a vibrant and highly competitive 2.5D fighter by Arc System Works. Cygames just released the latest character trailers for GBVS, revealing Zeta and Vaseraga to complete the launch roster of 11 characters. Without further ado, take a look at the brand new character trailers, official artwork, Japan PS4 box art, new HD screenshots, and learn more about the 2 newly confirmed fighters inside TFG's article!

October 13th, 2019
Guilty Gear (2020) Axl Low Gameplay Trailer

At SEAM 2019, Arc System Works debuted a gameplay reveal trailer for the latest character to be announced for Guilty Gear (2020), Axl Low. Arc System Works also announced the first playable demo of the new Guilty Gear will be available at ARCREVO America 2019. In addition to Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, May, and Axl Low... 2 additional characters will be revealed soon and playable in the upcoming demo. The next character reveal trailer will debut on Arc Live on Nov. 3rd (6PM PST).

October 13th, 2019
Soul Calibur VI Season 2 New Moves Trailer

Bandai Namco unveiled a new Soul Calibur VI trailer at SEAM 2019. The 2-minute long trailer highlights brand new moves for every character in the game. Like TEKKEN 7 Season 3, all returning characters will get new attacks and balance updates. Soul Calibur VI Season 2 will also feature a crossover with the Samurai Shodown series, adding Haohmaru to the roster. Bandai Namco hasn't announced the release date for Season 2, but we might learn more at the SC6 World Invitational.

October 9th, 2019
Samurai Shodown Basara Gameplay Trailer, Joins Roster October 15th

SNK announced October 15th as the release date for Samurai Shodown 2019's next DLC character, Basara Kubikiri. SNK posted Basara's full gameplay reveal trailer, previewing the SSIII veteran's classic fighting style and demonic special moves. Like nearly all other returning characters in Samurai Shodown (2019), Basara will play closely to his original "Slash") version from prior games. However, Basara does have his "fake shadow" clone technique from his SS4 "Bust" version.

October 8th, 2019
All MK11 Dialogue Intros Featuring The Terminator

The Terminator T-800 is now available in Mortal Kombat 11 for those who purchased the Kombat Pack. MKIceAndFire put together a video compilation showing all of The Terminator's pre-fight dialogue intros with the rest of the cast. Even if you're not a serious fighting game / Mortal Kombat 11 player, you can appreciate MK11's presentation and polish during these entertaining pre-fight scenes.

October 8th, 2019
New Samurai Shodown (2019) Character Art for Basara, Kazuki, Wan-Fu, Rimururu & Shizumaru

SNK's official SamSho 2019 website posted new character art / bios for upcoming Season 1 DLC characters Basara, Kazuki, and Wan-Fu - in addition to Shizumaru & Rimururu (who are currently available in the game). Basara is the next DLC character arriving in Samurai Shodown (2019) this month. Although Basara's exact release date hasn't been announced, the Oct. 15th release date for the previously reported SamSho X Puzzle & Dragons crossover costumes could possibly include Basara.

October 7th, 2019
Samurai Shodown X Puzzle & Dragons Crossover DLC Costumes Revealed for Samurai Shodown (2019)

Samurai Shodown (2019) is getting its first batch of crossover costumes on PS4. SNK is once again collaborating with Gungho-developed puzzle RPG series, Puzzle & Dragons, revealing new in-game costumes for Genjuro Kibagami and Shiki based on the P&D characters, Fangjin and Pazdra. The DLC costumes release in Japan (possibly worldwide) on Tuesday, October 15th. Each DLC costume costs 300 yen each. Enjoy screenshots of the costumes along with character artwork inside the article!
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