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June 19th, 2018
Fighting EX Layer Trailer Shows PS4/PS4 Pro Differences Plus In-Game Footage of Vulcano Rosso

Next week, Fighting EX Layer comes out on PlayStation 4, marking the return of many Street Fighter EX personalities who haven't been in the spotlight since the PS1/PS2 era. Today, Arika released a new trailer showing the subtle graphical differences between the PS4 and PS4 Pro versions. The trailer also shows the first (clear) in-game footage of Vulcano Rosso - which pretty much confirms him as a post-launch DLC character!

June 19th, 2018
Jubei, Hakumen, Aegis, Naoto, Carmine, Vatista & Yuan Xiao Long Join BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

The first wave of DLC characters join BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle today! BlazBlue's Jubei & Hakumen, Persona's Aegis & Naoto, Under Night In-Birth's Carmine & Vatista, and RWBY's Yuan Xiao Long are now available for download. BBTAG's Character Packs #2 and #3 cost $4.99 each, while Yuan Xiao Long is completely free to download. Arc System Works also dropped a new trailer for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle showing the DLC fighters in action.

June 19th, 2018
SFV: Arcade Edition Cody Official Movelist

Capcom posted Cody's full movelist ahead of his upcoming release (from prison?) in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on June 26th, 2018. Cody's SFV iteration contains tons of throwbacks to his humble 2D side-scrolling origins, including: the names of certain moves, move inputs, and of course, details in the animation. Get a head start and check out Cody's official movelist from Capcom's official site. Cody will be the new mayor in town next Tuesday, June 26th, 2018!

June 18th, 2018
20 Minutes of Dead or Alive 6 Gameplay from E3 '18

If you're itching to see some early DOA6 gameplay of the E3 2018 build, here's a roundup of footage from GameSpot and other sources to quench your thirst. In the footage, we get a live look at Dead or Alive 6's character selection screen and a better idea about the flow and speed of DOA6's gameplay.

June 14th, 2018
Mian Joins SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy in New Gameplay Trailer with Luong

Nintendo released a new SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy trailer that confirms KOF XIV's Mian for the roster. Just over a minute, the new gameplay trailer shows some interesting tag-team combos with Mian and Luong working as "A Mysterious Duo". In addition to showing off her kung-fu, Mian's "shy" personality can be seen in her official alternate costume artwork (also in the trailer). SNK Heroines comes to PS4 and Switch on September 7th, 2018.

June 13th, 2018
Soul Calibur VI "Soul Chronicle" Story Mode Features Amazing Illustrations by Hiroaki

Here at TFG, we particularly respect and love fighting games and fighting game developers who put "artwork" at the forefront of their game design. Already, Bandai Namco's Takuji Kawano has shown us some breathtakingly detailed illustrations for Soul Calibur VI's characters. The artistic inspiration will continue in SC6's "Soul Chronicle" story mode. We're pretty certain KOF series veteran Hiroaki is behind these amazing illustrations which will appear in the game's story mode.

June 13th, 2018
Dragon Ball FighterZ Coming to Switch in 2018, E3 Nintendo Direct Trailer + Gameplay

During Nintendo's E3 presentation, it was revealed that Arc System Works is bringing Dragon Ball FighterZ to the conveniently portable Nintendo Switch sometime in 2018. The Switch version is already in playable form at E3 2018 (booth #1647). Here's the quick 30-second announcement trailer for the Switch port. Also enjoy 4-minutes of DBFZ undocked Switch gameplay from E3. No official release date has been announced yet.

June 12th, 2018
Soul Calibur 6 Release Date is October 19th, E3 Story Trailer, Collector's Edition & Season Pass

This afternoon at E3, Bandai Namco released the Soul Calibur VI story trailer and finally announced the game's release date - October 19th, 2018. Additionally, they announced a Collector's Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, featuring a 120 page art book, soundtrack, 12" Sophitia figure, metal case, and more. The SC6 Season Pass was also announced, which contains 3 playable characters and 2 armor packs. More details coming soon!

June 12th, 2018
E3 '18 Soul Calibur 6 Gameplay Roundup (4K Quality)

If you can't wait to revisit the tale of souls and swords, you must feast your eyes on these 4K quality Soul Calibur VI matches from E3 2018. It's the highest quality footage we've seen of the game thus far, especially since the graphics have improved from earlier builds. Curiously, some of the new captured 4K footage is "slower" than the normal gameplay speed... but at least these videos provide an opportunity to appreciate the visuals, animation & new moves.

June 11th, 2018
Neo Geo Mini Online Presentation, Full Games List, Launches in Japan This Summer

SNK posted a 12-minute online presentation video to show off the Neo Geo Mini console. The video runs through all of the NGM's specs and features, and unveils the official games list for both the Japanese version and the International version. The online presentation also features a look back at Neo Geo history, featuring commentary by original SNK designer Masanori Kusumoto and former Editor-in-Chief of ARCADIA magazine, Masashi Sawatari.

June 10th, 2018
E3 2018 Soul Calibur VI Gameplay Footage

With E3 2018 now officially underway, we have some more great fighting game news. Soul Calibur VI producer Motohiro Okubo sat down with IGN to show off brand new SC6 gameplay. The video shows the first raw in-game footage of newly announced characters like Geralt, Taki, Maxi, and Siegfried. There's several full matches showing almost every playable character to date, along with at least 2 brand new stages - since they're using a new build of the game. 

June 10th, 2018
Fighting EX Layer English Trailer Previews DLC Color Sets

Fighting EX Layer is set to debut at the end of this month on June 28th. Arika released a new English trailer for the game which basically previews the game's characters, modes, and Gougi selection. The end of the trailer reveals several DLC color sets for various characters. There will also be some optional but cool-looking (and very shiny) "Gold/Silver" DLC colors that players can purchase.

June 10th, 2018
13 Minutes of Dead or Alive 6 E3 '18 Gameplay, New Details from Director Yohei Shimbori

IGN posted a 15 minute Dead or Alive 6 video interview with gameplay from E3 '18. In the video, Game Director Yohei Shimbori answers some questions about DOA6 and drops some major new details. Here are some of the bullet points: The core mechanics will remain the same, appealing to casual players is a "major sales point," and a Nintendo Switch version is not planned. When asked about DLC plans, Yohei said "They haven't thought that far ahead."

June 8th, 2018
Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Announced, Kicks Off at CEO Gaming Fighting Game Championships 2018

Dragon Ball FighterZ has taken the competitive fighting game arena by storm, currently leading EVO 2018 in participant numbers (followed by SFV and TEKKEN 7). Thanks to its success, Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced the official DBFZ World Tour, a multi-stage tournament set to kick off at CEO 2018 in Daytona Beach, Florida (June 29-July 1). Bandai Namco said they will reveal additional details at a later date.   (Source: Bandai Namco)

June 8th, 2018
Dead or Alive 6 Announced, First Trailer & Screenshots, Coming to PS4, XB1 & Steam in 2019

Koei Tecmo revealed today that Dead or Alive 6 is in development and is planned for a 2019 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam! The reveal trailer begins with some cinematics and transitions into gameplay. So far... DOA6 seems to have a more "mature" vibe, with less of an emphasis on skimpy costumes and more focus on stage interactions, dynamic camera angles, facial expressions, and battle damage on characters. Also check out 11 HD screenshots of DOA6 in the full article!

June 7th, 2018
SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Luong Reveal Trailer

The newest female combatant to join SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is the Tae Kwon Do expert, Luong, who made her debut in The King of Fighters XIV. Luong shows off her flashy kicks in her SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy reveal trailer (which leaked a bit early). In the trailer, we also get a look at two of Luong's alternate costumes. If SNK posts a longer version of Luong's trailer, this article will be updated.

June 6th, 2018
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Launch Trailer + Message From Developer Mori Toshimichi

BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle is now available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. To celebrate the release, Arc System Works posted a launch trailer for the game which features some commentary by developer Mori Toshimichi. Mori notes that BB:TAG was designed to be a game that "everyone can enjoy" thanks to its accessible characters & mechanics, yet retains "depth and discovery" for players who really dive in.
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