November 26th, 2014
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- North American Launch Will Include Elphelt Valentine as Free DLC

It's apparent that we live in a gaming era where paid DLC is released alongside a game at launch, leaving players wondering why such DLC wasn't included in the game from the start. Anyhow, some companies at least try to make it easier on our wallets. If you're planning on picking up Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- in North America next month, Elphelt Valentine will be downloadable for free from Dec. 16th, 2014 - Jan. 5th, 2015. After that, she'll be $7.99 to unlock.  (Source: Aksys Games)

November 25th, 2014
Rock-Paper-Scissors Indie Fighter Set in 1920's America, Speakeasy, Out Today on PS4

Speakeasy, Gun Media's Rock-Paper-Scissors style fighting game set in the roaring 20's, when prohibition seized the USA, is out today on PS4. This artistically-inspired indie fighter lets you take control of 6 unique (and customizable) characters based on actual figures of the era and features 5 appropriate locations. The game uses a simple 3-button control scheme designed to test your nerves and bring the LOLs. Check out the official PS4 launch trailer.

November 24th, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV Animal Costumes Screenshots Unveiled, Patch 1.04 Details

Tonight, Capcom unveiled the first screenshots of Ultra Street Fighter IV4's upcoming "Wild" costumes DLC. These new costumes are interesting to look at even for non-hardcore SF4 fans, as each of the iconic Street Fighters have been transformed into a unique animalistic alter-ego. Included in this set of screenshots are Wild costumes for: Adon, Chun-Li, Decapre, Dudley, E. Honda, Gen, Juri, Ken, Rolento, Ryu, and Sagat.

November 22nd, 2014
North American Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- PS4 Demo Coming To Playstation Network Next Week

Last month, a playable PS4 demo of Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- was released on the Japanese Playstation Network (exclusive to PS Plus). Let that jealousy subside... because next week, the GGXrd PS4 demo is coming to North America's PSN! According to this week's PS Blogcast, the demo will become available next Tuesday, Nov. 25th. Like the Japan version, the demo is available only to PS Plus members and will most likely include Sol & Ky as playable characters.

November 21st, 2014
Killer Instinct Kan-Ra Trailer, Riptor Teased

The latest Killer Instinct trailer for the upcoming Season 2 newcomer, Kan-Ra, is now live. Feast your eyes on the mummified beast known as Kan-Ra in this intense and cinematic gameplay video. The end of the video (about 2 & 1/2 minutes long) also teases the return of fan-favorite KI veteran, Riptor, whom is expected to return in Season 2. Along with Kan-Ra joining the roster on November 24th, several balance changes & bug fixes will also be added in the latest update.

November 21st, 2014
A Look At The Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Limited Edition, New 12-Minute Japanese Trailer

With the console release of Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- getting closer, Arc System Works has provided a new promotional image showing off the North American limited edition of the game. To recap, the limited edition includes: "The Backyard" outer box, GGXrd soundtrack, Artbook & Character Guide, and a Sol Badguy "FREE" keychain. In addition, Arc System Works Japan released a new 12-minute trailer showing off a ton of the game's features and modes.

November 19th, 2014
SNK is Bringing King of Fighters XI, KOF '98: Ultimate Match & Samurai Shodown VI to PSN in Japan

Three SNK fighting games are on the way to Playstation Network Japan as PS2 classics. PSN users with a Japanese account will soon be able to pick up Samurai Shodown VI, King of Fighters XI and King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match for 1,000 yen each. As PS2 Classics, these titles can be played on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita but do not include netplay. There's currently no word on any International or North American release for these titles. (Source: Siliconera)

November 19th, 2014
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round's New Male Character is "Cyborg" Raidou, Reveal Trailer & Screenshots

A couple months back, Team Ninja promised a new male character for the final installment of Dead or Alive 5. It was confirmed in this week's Famitsu that this new male character is the returning final boss of the first DOA game, Raidou. According to the storyline, Raidou was killed by Kasumi in DOA1... but apparently Raidou will be resurrected as a "cyborg" of sorts in DOA5: Last Round. Check out the reveal trailer and first screenshots of the new Raidou in action.

November 18th, 2014
Tekken Tag 2 Anna Kotobukiya Statue Preview

Kotobukiya just revealed the first images of their upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Anna Bishoujo statue, continuing their impressive lineup of TTT2 females. This Anna Williams statue stands about 7 & 1/2 inches tall (1/7 scale) and will set you back $69.99. If you're interested in picking this one up, you can pre-order the statue right now on Kotobukiya's online store.

November 14th, 2014
Newest Season 2 Killer Instinct Character "Kan-Ra" Unveiled, Releasing November 24th

Today, Microsoft unveiled the first concept artwork for the third Killer Instinct Season 2 character, Kan-Ra. Clearly, Kan-Ra is a mummy of sorts and has quite the trollface. In terms of play-style, the developers describe him as a "trap-grappler". An official trailer for Kan-Ra will be released next Friday. For Kan-Ra's official storyline and concept art, check out his newly created TFG profile.

November 14th, 2014
Ultra SF4 Omega Mode Changes For "Alpha" Cast

Capcom Unity just posted their latest blog concerning Omega Mode updates for all Street Fighter Alpha characters appearing in Ultra SF4. In the article, Capcom's Tomoaki Ayano talks you through the changes made to Sakura, Gen, Rose, Guy, Cody, Adon, and Rolento.

November 13th, 2014
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late Arrives in North America on February 24th, 2015

Under Night In-Birth came out in Japan on Playstation 3 back in July. French Bread's latest 2D offering now has an official date for North America - February 24th, 2015. The PS3 version includes 16 characters complete with their own stories inside arcade mode. The online mode will have cross-region play enabled, so North American & Japanese players can fight one another. Or modes include Training, Score Attack, Survival, Time Attack and Customize.

November 11th, 2014
New TEKKEN 7 Trailer Includes Direct Feed Loketest Footage, Shows New Costumes in Motion

Bandai Namco just released a new trailer for the Japanese arcade version of TEKKEN 7. The new trailer is put together with direct feed footage taken from the October location tests, and briefly shows off some of the new costumes that were revealed in the latest screenshots. Thanks to the decent video quality, this trailer provides the best look yet at the current (still early) build of TEKKEN 7

November 11th, 2014
MKX Stream Archive Shows 30+ Minutes of Gameplay

NetherRealm Studios recently posted the entire 1-hour MKX stream from last week on Youtube. This video contains some of the best raw MKX gameplay footage to date, featuring all characters confirmed thus far. Throughout the stream, Derek & Tyler from NetherRealm offer their commentary to give players a better idea of how each character play. You'll also see the newest fatalities & X-ray moves (the same ones we posted last week).

November 8th, 2014
Ultra SF4 Omega Mode "Newcomers" Updates

If you're looking forward to the release of Ultra Street Fighter IV's Omega Mode, Capcom Unity recently posted some details & images regarding new moves & changes made to SF4's "newcomers", including: Abel, C. Viper, Fuerte, Rufus, Cammy, Dee Jay, Fei Long, and T. Hawk. Next week, Capcom Unity will be covering "Alpha" characters, so stay tuned! Omega Mode will be released Winter 2014 and will be playable online in unranked matches.

November 6th, 2014
Mortal Kombat X - New Fatalities & X-Ray Moves By Quan Chi, Kano, Kotal Kahn & Scorpion

Maximilian compiled some footage from NetherRealm's Mortal Kombat X stream on Wednesday to show off new Fatalities & X-Ray Moves for Quan Chi, Kano, Kotal Kahn & Scorpion. Naturally, this MKX footage is Mature / NSFW content, so view at your own discretion!

November 5th, 2014
Blade Arcus Out Now in Japan Arcades, New Trailer

Sega has a new 2D fighting game out in arcades today. Blade Arcus From Shining brings together a variety of characters from the Shining series, including: Rage & Sakuya from Shining Blade, Rick from Shining Hearts, and Xiao-Mei & Melty from Shining Hearts. Check out the newest trailer from Sega Japan.

November 5th, 2014
PS3/360 Versions of DOA5: Last Round Will Be Missing Some Features From PS4/XB1 Versions

According to Siliconera and the official DOA community Facebook page, some of the new features of DOA5: Last Round will not appear in the PS3/360 (download only) versions. This includes the 2 new stages and the new hairstyles & costume options screens. The studio's response is a bit unclear, but the gist is that they are focusing their efforts on current-gen (PS4/XB1) rather than last-gen (PS3/360). Team Ninja also blames retailers for the lack of a physical PS3/360 version.

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