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October 17th, 2018
SoulCalibur VI - "Souls and Swords: The Rise of SoulCalibur" Video Documentary - Part 2

As the highly-anticipated release of Soul Calibur VI is nearly upon us, Bandai Namco America uploaded PART 2 of their Soul Calibur documentary / retrospective about the iconic 3D weapon-based fighting series. PART 2 of this video documentary brings back well-known fighting game players: Maximillian, Aris, Kayane, Markman, LinkRKC, and Bibulous, who talk about the Soul Calibur competitive scene, the evolution of the series, and why they're excited about SoulCalibur VI.

October 17th, 2018
SoulCalibur VI Features / Game Modes English Trailer

Today, Bandai Namco released the English version of their Soul Calibur VI Features / Game Modes trailer. It's very similar to the Japanese version of the trailer, showing a preview of the single-player and multi-player modes available in the game at launch, including: Soul Chronicle, Libra of Soul, Character Creation, Museum, and Online Battle.

October 16th, 2018
Guilty Gear / BlazBlue Official Merch Designed by SuperGroupies Japanese Apparel

Japanese apparel designers, SuperGroupies, are doing a collaboration with Arc System Works to make official backpacks, cardigans, and smartphone cases based on Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction designs. Take a look at this ultra-stylish Arc System Works-themed apparel, including Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, Ragna The Bloodedge, and Jin Kisaragi-inspired bags (sporting an appropriate number of belts and even character crests).

October 16th, 2018
BlazBlue Central Fiction "Special Edition" Coming to Nintendo Switch in Japan Feb. 7th, 2019

The latest issue of Famitsu has confirmed BlazBlue Central Fiction: Special Edition is coming to Nintendo Switch on February 7th, 2019 in Japan. So far, what we know about BBCF: Special Edition on Switch is that it will come packed with the DLC characters from the previous console releases, including: Jubei, Susanoo, Mai Natsume and Es. No further details have been announced thus far. BlazBlue: Central Fiction was originally released in arcades in 2015, on PS4/PS3 in 2017, and on Steam in 2018.

October 14th, 2018
Two Amazing SoulCalibur VI Illustrations by Junny

Fans of the 2D character illustrations from TEKKEN 7 and TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 should immediately recognize the vibrant artwork of Junny, who recently completed two amazing SoulCalibur VI illustrations. These "group" character illustrations are a homage to official SoulCalibur artworks from 1998-1999, featuring a "heroes" and "villains" side. The heroes side features Kilik, Sophitia, Maxi, Xianghua & Groh, while the villains side has Nightmare, Ivy, Astaroth, Inferno & Lizard Man.

October 12th, 2018
A Closer Look at the SoulCalibur VI Collector's Edition

Bandai Namco released a video showing the contents of the Soul Calibur 6 Collector's Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Once again, the Collector's Edition comes with a 12" inch Sophitia Alexandra statue, a 120 page art book, CD compilation soundtrack, a metal case cover with built in soundbox, and the standard version of the game. The Collector's Edition retails for $149.99 and is currently available for pre-order in the Bandai Namco Store, and on Amazon, Best Buy & Gamestop.

October 9th, 2018
SoulCalibur VI - "Souls and Swords: The Rise of SoulCalibur" Video Documentary

Bandai Namco Entertainment America uploaded a 13-minute SoulCalibur documentary / retrospective about the iconic 3D weapon-based fighting series. The first installment of this video documentary features several well-known Soul Calibur players, including: Kayane, Aris, Markman, LinkRKC and Bibulous, who recall their fondest Soul Calibur memories and note some of their favorite aspects of the game. This documentary is a great watch whether you're a series veteran or a brand new player!

October 6th, 2018
DOA6 Mila, Tina & Bass Reveal Trailer, Renders

Koei Tecmo's latest trailer for Dead or Alive 6 reveals 3 returning characters, Mila, who debuted in DOA5, and two series originals: Tina and Bass Armstrong. Alongside new gameplay of the 3 revealed fighters, the new trailer introduces a new wrestling ring stage called "The Muscle," and shows a few short cinematic scenes from the game's story mode. Also just in are full-size character renders for Mila, Tina, and Bass.

October 4th, 2018
SoulCalibur VI Inferno Reveal Trailer, Official Artwork, Screenshots & Character Bio

The return of Soul Calibur and SoulCalibur 2's sinister boss has been confirmed. This morning, Bandai Namco officially revealed Inferno by posting his SoulCalibur 6 reveal trailer. According to early reports, Inferno will be an unlockable playable character by completing a certain point in Soul Calibur 6's Soul Chronicle story mode. Using Soul Edge, Inferno appears to borrow some of Nightmare's attacks but shows some of his own ultra-powerful attacks in the trailer.

October 4th, 2018
Rare Behind The Scenes Footage of The Making of Mortal Kombat, MK2, MK3 & MK4

If you were an "arcade kid" in the 90's, you remember the huge impact when a new Mortal Kombat came out. Using digitized graphics and real-life actors, the early Mortal Kombat series was ahead of its time technologically and, of course, boldly pushing the boundaries of censorship with extreme violence and gore. Some rare "behind the scenes" footage of the making of Mortal Kombat, MK2, MK3 & MK4 has surfaced online, showing the original actors in costume performing their iconic moves.

October 2nd, 2018
Fighting EX Layer Meets Sales Expectations on PS4, Development Shifting to Steam & Arcade Version

It's easy for some gamers to forget that game developers are people. In this era, the long-term success of a fighting game depends on not only initial launch sales, but continued support by the community via Season Passes and DLC. Arika recently opened up about the success of Fighting EX Layer on Twitter and Facebook, stating the PS4 version met sales expectations (as they were able to release Vulcano Rosso & Pullum as free DLC characters), but was not a "jackpot" in terms of sales.

September 28th, 2018
SoulCalibur VI Movelists for All Characters in the Beta

Are you enjoying Soul Calibur VI beta on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One? We certainly are (when it finds an opponent). Soul Calibur VI makes things very accommodating for beginners by design, but becomes a much more enjoyable and deeper game when you know what you're doing. That said, stop reading this and start studying these character movelists from PrimaGames for all 16 playable characters in the beta version!

September 27th, 2018
"The Fight is Real" SoulCalibur VI Spot Features Producer Okubo with U.S.A. Olympic Fencer

Bandai Namco posted a new Soul Calibur VI spot featuring producer Motohiro Okubo with U.S.A. Olympic team Fencer and bronze medallist, Miles Chamley-Watson. In this unique video presentation, the two discuss the art of real fencing, which leads to Okubo-san talking about the inspiration behind Raphael Sorel's design and moveset in Soul Calibur VI. In the video, Okubo-san and Miles even have a duel in both Olympic-style fencing and Soul Calibur VI.

September 27th, 2018
Female Skullomania Joins SNK Heroines as Guest Character

As fighting game fans in 2018, we are living in a time of infinite possibilities when it comes to crossovers. The collaboration of SNK and Arika was unveiled back in August, with Terry Bogard confirmed as an upcoming character in Fighting EX Layer. Today, SNK announced that a female version of Skullomania will be joining SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy as a future DLC guest character. Without further ado, watch the reveal trailer for "Lady Skullomania".

September 26th, 2018
Mech Zangief & Classic Vega Costumes Coming to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Capcom is continuing their trend of releasing classic / throwback costumes in SFV: Arcade Edition. In Extra Battle mode, a new Mech Zangief costume will soon be unlockable for Zangief; and in Fighting Chance, players can earn a "classic" SF2 look for Vega. For the Mech Zangief costume, players must login weekly starting Sept. 27th to earn all 4 pieces of the costume, costing 2,500 in-game Fight Money with each attempt. Take a look at some official screenshots of the new costumes.

September 25th, 2018
DOA6 Tokyo Game Show '18 Gameplay Roundup

The latest build of Dead or Alive 6 was present at Tokyo Game Show '18 and featured playable versions of four of the latest characters to be announced for DOA6: Ayane, Marie Rose, Bayman, and Honoka. Here's a roundup of the latest DOA6 gameplay (nearly 2 hours of footage), including some footage of a special exhibition tournament held by Koei Tecmo.

September 24th, 2018
SFV: Arcade Edition Coming to Japan Arcades in 2019

At Tokyo Game Show '18 during the Capcom Pro Tour Japan Premier, Yoshinori Ono took the stage to announce an actual arcade version of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition - which will arrive in Japanese arcades sometime in 2019. The SFV arcade cabinet will use new Vewlix hardware and feature a USB port on either side so players can use their own gamepads or fightsticks. The first location test for the arcade version is set for October 5th-7th, 2018 at select Japanese arcades.

September 23rd, 2018
Dragon Ball FighterZ Free Update Adds New Galactic Arena Stage & Halloween Avatars / Colors

Dragon Ball FighterZ is getting a free update on September 26th, adding new Z Capsules with "Halloween-themed" character colors, lobby avatars, and stamps. These will be unlockable only for a limited time until the end of November. Check out official screenshots from Bandai Namco showing some of the new content. (And yes, that blue cat/fox-themed Goku costume is based off of DBFZ EVO '18 winner, SonicFox.) Also coming in the free update is a new stage called "Galactic Arena".

September 23rd, 2018
Fighting Vipers to be Playable in Upcoming Yakuza Spin-off, Project Judge

The latest project by the development team behind the Yakuza series is a game called Project Judge. Past Yakuza games have featured a variety of playable Sega arcade classics within them, including Virtua Fighter 5 in Yakuza 6. A spin-off of the Yakuza series, Project Judge will include a playable fighting game considered to be a spin-off of the Virtua Fighter series... 1995's Fighting Vipers. Project Judge is set to release on PS4 in Japan on December 13th, 2018, followed by a Western release sometime in 2019.

September 22nd, 2018 
SoulCalibur VI Online Network Test on PS4 / XB1 Takes Place Sept. 28th, 2018, Controls Guide

If you enjoy fighting games on your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, get ready to try out Soul Calibur VI online next weekend! Bandai Namco announced a Soul Calibur VI network test / beta which takes place Sept. 28th (8am PST) and runs until Sept. 30th (8pm PST). The network test is free and open to all PS4 & XB1 users. Just download the SC6 network test on PSN or XBL Sept. 27th and login on Sept. 28th to test out Ranked Match. The network test will have 15 characters and 9 stages available.
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