April 18th, 2014
Big Band Hits Skullgirls Encore on PS3 Next Week

It's been quite a long wait for Skullgirls fans, but the next free DLC character, Big Band, will finally be coming to the PS3 version Skullgirls Encore next Tuesday (April 22nd). Playstation.Blog posted a new trailer featuring the final build of Big Band, and also provided a sneak peek at the next DLC character, Eliza. Big Band is still being tested on the Xbox 360 version and Lab Zero is waiting to hear back from Microsoft.

April 17th, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV Opening Movie, New Trailer, Famitsu Scan Shows Alt. Costumes In-Game

With Ultra Street Fighter IV releasing in Japanese arcades yesterday, the game's full opening cinematic is now online. Ultra SF4's intro includes some "copy paste" action from previous intros, but also contains new sequences to introduce each of the newcomers. Capcom also released a new trailer which recaps the games new features, and finally, a new scan from Famitsu provides a look at how Ultra Street Fighter IV's UDON-designed alternate costumes will appear in the game.

April 16th, 2014
Taki Makes Her Return in Soul Calibur: Lost Swords

Taki was replaced by her student, Natsu, in Soul Calibur 5. The original kunoichi of the Soul series will finally return in the F2P title for PS3, Soul Calibur: Lost Swords, later this month. Lost Swords is currently available on PSN in Japan and will be released worldwide soon. Just posted today, check out Taki's reveal trailer along with some HD screenshots.

April 16th, 2014
Ultra SF4 Decapre Alternate Costume Artwork

Capcom revealed a concept artwork of Decapre's alternate costume in Ultra Street Fighter IV this evening. Like the other USF4 alternate costumes, this costume was designed and drawn by UDON Comics. UDON's re-imagined version of Decapre is clearly a very different and "bizarre" take on the Cammy clone, and almost seems a bit "Guilty Gear inspired".

April 15th, 2014
Pop Culture Shock MK9 Baraka Statue Preview

Pop Culture Shock Toys have unveiled their latest fighting game statue, Mortal Kombat's Baraka. This 17.5 inch statue will be released in Q1 of 2015 and will come in two versions: PCS exclusive & regular. The exclusive version comes with an extra set of arms and is limited to 200 pieces ($370), while the regular version is limited to 350 pieces ($360). Pre-orders for the statue open on April 21st. For more info, visit: PopCultureShock.

April 15th, 2014
Someone Wrote A Book About EVO Moment #37

It's been 10 years since Daigo Umehara's legendary comeback against Justin Wong in that faithful SFIII: 3rd Strike match at Evolution 2004. "Evo Moment 37" is regarded by many as one of the most epic moments in competitive video game history, and now there's a book about it. Kotaku interviewed the author, Glenn Cravens, about his recently published book, reflecting on the past 10 years of fighting games.
  (via Kotaku)

April 13th, 2014
Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma Hits Playstation Vita on June 24th in North America

Arc System Works recently confirmed the North American release date for the PS Vita port of Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma. While Japan gets the Vita version April 24th, Vita owners in NA can get their hands on the portable version exactly 2 months later on June 24th. As previously reported, the Vita port contains an exclusive beach / island storyline featuring Ragna, Noel, Kagura, and Celica. Fore more details:

April 12th, 2014
Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist - Ryu Trailer

A brand new teaser trailer for Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist was released this weekend. This 1 and 1/2 minute trailer revolves around Ryu's growth as a fighter and learning how to control his powers. The Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist series will debut on the Machinima youtube channel in May 2014, before hitting TV, On-demand and DVD/Blu-ray.

April 12th, 2014
DOA5: Ultimate "Million Fighters" Character & Costume Pack Available For $19.99 on PSN

If you're like me and haven't picked up DOA5: Ultimate yet, PSN still has a big discount going on for DOA5U: Core Fighters. There was some confusion regarding the price of this pack early on, but currently, the "Million Fighters Set" (25 characters + 81 costumes) can be purchased on PSN for $19.99, a huge markdown from the full game price ($34.99). Note that this pack does not contain Marie Rose and is only for PS3.

April 10th, 2014
Ultra Street Fighter IV Final Change List

Ultra Street Fighter IV will be arriving in Japanese arcades very soon, followed by a worldwide console release later in early June. Capcom has just compiled the full change list for the game, which includes all the system changes and individual character changes you could ask for. If you're the type of player who likes to study a game before it's even released, look no further than the Ultra SF4 final change list (via SRK).

April 10th, 2014 [UPDATE]
KI (2013) Fulgore Classic Costume Leaked, Shadow Jago Ultimate Combo, New Character Teased

Continuing the trend of costume reveals in the new Killer Instinct, Fulgore's classic costume was recently leaked. Check out some screenshots of classic Fulgore, along with a video demo. In other news, Shadow Jago has been confirmed as the boss of the game's new arcade mode and has received new moves, along with an Ultimate Combo finishing move. A mysterious new character known as "ARIA" was teased as well.

April 8th, 2014
Killer Instinct Fulgore Update Now Live on Xbox One

The downloadable update that adds Fulgore to Xbox One's Killer Instinct has arrived a day early. Players can now download the patch which finally adds Arcade Mode, Online Battle Lobbies, and of course, gives players access to series veteran, Fulgore. Note that the update weights in at a hefty 6.8 GB, so it may take a while to download. And in case you missed the Fulgore reveal trailer from a couple weeks back, check it out here.

April 8th, 2014
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle Demo Now Available on Playstation Network

Fans patiently waiting to check out JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle can now download a free playable demo on PSN in North America. The demo features the full-length flashy intro movie, a preview of the new Arcade Mode, and 3 playable characters (Jotaro, Phantom Blood Dio, and Caesar). 

April 6th, 2014
Fan Made Dragonball Z Game Brings The Hype

It's well known that we don't cover "mainstream anime games" here on TFG, but a certain fan project made the rounds over the weekend... and is worth a look for fan service alone. A work in progress title called Hyper Dragonball Z was created with 2D fighting game engine M.U.G.E.N. by Team Z2. Hyper DBZ has the style of a classic 90's Capcom 2D fighting game. Check out a 5-minute trailer for the game.

April 4th, 2014
SNK Releases Promotional Trailer For Fatal Fury Premium Pachislot Title

Back in January of this year, old school SNK fans were treated to a cool trailer for an upcoming 3D Samurai Shodown pachislot title. As expected, SNK is working on yet another pachislot title, this time based off of famed SNK franchise, Fatal Fury. Without further ado, check out the Fatal Fury Premium trailer, which features a variety of recognizable characters from the series. Of course it's disappointing that this isn't...

April 3rd, 2014
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Added to Evolution 2014 Lineup, Namco Joins as Sponsor

SRK's Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar made a special announcement tonight regarding the official EVO '14 games lineup. Back when the original lineup was released, many players were disappointed to see that no 3D fighters would be making an appearance at EVO '14. However, that decision was revoked tonight... as TTT2 will now be featured at the tournament. Bandai Namco Games will also join this year's EVO as a primary sponsor. Just speculating here, but there's a chance Bandai Namco has something to announce at EVO. New Tekken? :)

April 3rd, 2014
New VGM Musicians Feature Added to TFG

Ever since Youtube began in 2005, fans of video game music have been able to connect in ways previously unimaginable. Nearly every year, we see a new cover artist perform their awesome rendition of one of our favorite fighting game BGMs on guitar, piano, violin, etc. TFG's newest Feature will highlight some these ultra-talented men & women. VGM Musicians will continue to be updated in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

April 1st, 2014
April Fools Character Playable in Skullgirls Encore, Might Stay on Roster Permanently

Today, Lab Zero released a trailer for Fukua, a "new" character... or rather, a clone / palette swap of Filia. The trailer is a pure spoof on Capcom's Decapre reveal trailer from last month in every way possible. However, Fukua is an actual character Lab Zero created, featuring a different moveset from Filia (see April 1st patch notes). Fukua is currently playable in the PC version, and Lab Zero CEO Peter Bartholow stated that she might stay on the roster for good, depending on the community's response...

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