January 24th, 2015
Killer Instinct Season 2 Omen Trailer, Golem Teaser

Iron Galaxy Studios has posted the official trailer for Season 2's new "bonus" character, Omen. The new trailer takes a darker, more sinister approach than previous trailers, showing off some of what Omen can do in the game. Once again, players who picked up the KI Season 2 pack will receive Omen for free. I guess everyone else who plays KI will just have to learn how to fight against him. At the end of the trailer, upcoming Season 2 character, Golem, is teased.

January 24th, 2015
DOA5: Last Round 20-Minute Video Preview

Koei Tecmo Europe posted a 20-minute preview video for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on Youtube. The new video starts by taking Honoka through Arcade Mode, showing the first raw gameplay footage of the new character. Near the end, some new costumes and hairstyles for other DOA5LR characters are also shown.

January 23rd, 2015
New POKKEN Tournament Details & Characters, Arcade Fightpad Shown, Pikachu Has Mishima Moves

TEKKEN creator Katsuhiro Harada showed new Pokken Tournament footage on stream this morning, revealing many new details. For starters, the arcade cabinet will feature sleek, wired fightpad controllers. 3 new characters have been confirmed, including Pikachu, who has several moves & animations inspired by TEKKEN's Kazuya & Heihachi Mishima! Additionally, "support Pokemon" and "in-game power-ups" are also confirmed. 

January 23rd, 2015
Korea TV Series TEKKEN Crash Returns With TEKKEN 7

The TV show based solely on the competitive TEKKEN scene in South Korea is set to return with launch of the arcade version of TEKKEN 7. Details are currently scarce, but one can expect to see the return of top players (including the EVO '14 TTT2 champ, JDCR), hype commentators, and the high quality production value the series is known for. Like we did back in 2012 for TTT2, TFG will post the full episodes of TEKKEN Crash once they become available online!  (Sources: ATP, Kbench)

January 23rd, 2015
Community Effort Orlando 2015 Games Lineup Announced

Following this week's announcement of EVO 2015's official games list, tournament organizer Alex Jebailey has revealed the official tournaments for CEO '15! As expected, the list is very similar to EVO 15's, featuring: USF4, UMVC3, GGXrd, MKX, KI, P4AU, Smash Wii U & Melee... plus TTT2 & Divekick! Alex also stated he will do his best to possibly get Tekken 7 for the event. For more info visit CEOGaming.org. Being our local major here in Florida, TFG has supported CEO since 2010!

January 22nd, 2015
King of Fighters '94: Re-Bout Now Available on Playstation Network in Japan & Hong Kong

Two weeks ago, we reported that KOF '94: Re-bout is coming to PSN. Oftentimes re-releases like these became available rather quickly after they're announced, as is the case with KOF '94: Re-bout, which is now available on PSN in Japan & Hong Kong! The title costs 1000 yen ($8.45 USD) in Japan. Hong Kong's PSN has it priced a little higher at $70 HKD ($9.03). There's still no word about a release in other regions, but to digitally import, all you need is a Japan PSN account & PSN card.

January 22nd, 2015
First Look At Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma Extend's New Story Characters, Mai & Cajun

Along with adding Celica A. Mercury and Lamba-11 from the arcade version to the playable cast, the upcoming console update to Blazblue: ChronoPhantasma will feature 2 new characters in the game's story mode. Mai Natsume & Cajun Faycott are protagonists from the BlazBlue: Remix Heart manga. Famitsu reported that elements from BB:CP Extend's story will also be taken from the manga. Here are some screenshots & character art for Mai & Cajun.

January 21st, 2015
Yoshinori Ono Confirms Dimps Involvement With Street Fighter 5 Development in Polygon Interview

Polygon.com had a recent interview with Capcom's Yoshinori Ono, titled "The Road to Street Fighter V". The interview begins with some backstory surrounding the revival of the series with SF4 and its many expansions. It's stated that about a year and a half ago, Ono began putting together a plan for SF5, resulting in Ono working once again with developer Dimps (SF4, SFXT). Ono also expressed his focus on developing a netcode for SF5 and bringing the community together.  (Source: Polygon)

January 20th, 2015
Evolution 2015 Games Lineup Announced

The official games for the world's biggest fighting game tournament have been announced over at SRK. EVO 2015 will host tournaments for: TEKKEN 7 (arcade), Ultra SF4, Ultimate MVC3, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, P4A: Ultimax, Smash Bros. Melee & Smash Bros. 4. The big surprise this year is the arcade version of TEKKEN 7 appearing at EVO. MarkMan stated that Namco plans to bring a playable version of T7 to several events this year.

January 19th, 2015
New Video Series By Capcom UK Ventures Into Street Fighter Characters' Backstories

Capcom UK announced a brand new bi-weekly video series simply called "The World Warriors", which plans to delve into the stories behind some of Street Fighter's most iconic characters. Episode 1 aims the spotlight on the mysterious and majestic fortune teller, Rose. As you might expect, the video packs plenty of nostalgia, featuring classic endings and gameplay clips from the famed Street Fighter Alpha series.

January 18th, 2015
Mortal Kombat X Kung Lao & Kitana Wallpapers

In wake of the recent MKX reveal trailer, NetherRealm Studios released 2 wallpapers for Kitana and Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat X. These high quality character renders provide the best look yet at the new costume designs for the returning kombatants.

January 14th, 2015
New Mortal Kombat X Trailer Reveals Kung Lao, Kitana, Goro And More

The latest Mortal Kombat X trailer is live and is sure to bring the hype. The new trailer not only reveals the first gameplay footage of returning kombatant, Kung Lao, but also Kitana. Gameplay footage also teases new moves, combos, fatalities, and X-rays. Goro is also teased at the end of the trailer (and he kindly wants you to pre-order).

January 13th, 2015
Reveal Trailer, Screenshots & Character Render For DOA5: Last Round's Newest Female Fighter, Honoka

Meet Honoka, the newest female fighter set to debut in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. Honoka is an 18 year-old schoolgirl who has a secret power that seems to involve her right hand. According to her storyline, Honoka studies her favorite moves from various sources and fighting styles and combines them into a unique style which she calls "Honoka Fu". Check out Honoka's reveal trailer and full storyline! [UPDATE] Honoka's official character render and 15 HD screenshots added!

January 10th, 2015
KI Season 2 Omen Gameplay Reveal, Remaining 4 Characters Are: Cinder, ARIA, Golem & Ghost

Iron Galaxy Studios posted their stream archive to Youtube which reveals the first gameplay footage of the herald of Gargos, Omen. Omen will not be getting his own in-game story, but it was explained that Omen absorbed enough power through Shadow Jago to finally break away into his own character in Season 2. His moveset takes inspiration from both Jago and Shadow Jago. Finally, Microsoft also revealed the names for the next 4 characters of Season 2...

January 9th, 2015
King of Fighters '94: Re-Bout Coming To Playstation Network As "PS2 Classics" Re-Release

It was reported back in November that KOF XI, KOF '98: UM and Samurai Shodown VI were coming to PS3 as "PS2 Classics". The Japan exclusive KOF '94: Re-bout is set to receive the same treatment, which is pretty big news considering the game was only ever released in Japan for PS2. This means players in other regions can digitally import the game for use on PS4, PS3, or PS Vita!  (Source: Siliconera)

January 8th, 2015
Ultra Street Fighter IV on Playstation 4 Will Include Vacation & Wild Costumes, Omega Mode

When the PS4 version of Ultra Street Fighter 4 was first announced, it was advertised that "all costume DLC" would be available from the start. However, the first trailer for the PS4 version didn't actually show any costumes from the latest "Vacation" and "Wild" DLC packs, leaving fans wondering. However, PS.Blog confirmed today that indeed both the Vacation & Wild DLC costume packs will be included in the PS4 version, in addition to Omega Mode.

January 6th, 2015
MKX "Prequel" Comic Book Now Available Online, First Print Coming Jan. 14th, New Preview Images

The first issue of the official MKX comic is now available for purchase online over at DC Comics & Amazon. Authored by Shawn Kittelsen and illustrated by Dexter Soy, this book will reveal exactly what happens between MK9 and MKX. The first print issue of the comic will be made available on Jan. 14th, with each issue containing 3 digital chapters. Now check out 3 new preview images which happen to confirm Kenshi & Hsu Hao for the MKX comic. 

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