July 22nd, 2014
Ultra SF4 Retail Version Alt. Costumes Trailers

Last week, Capcom UK released an Ultra SF4 trailer showing the many alternate costumes (and color swaps) that will be available in the upcoming retail disc version. The second costumes trailer was uploaded earlier today, showing even more characters and costumes. Indeed, you've probably already seen all of Ultra SF4's costumes, but the videos might be worth a watch... I don't know about that soundtrack, however. Mute button for the win.

July 18th, 2014
King of Fighters '98 To Receive iOS/Android Port

One of the most iconic King of Fighters titles of all time is coming to smart phones and mobile devices. The iOS/Android port of KOF '98 aims to be arcade perfect, featuring all 38 playable characters. The title will feature a 4-button classic layout as well as a unique 6-button control scheme with "simplified special moves" via the "SP" button. No release dates or pricing details have yet been announced. Also check out SNK Playmore's official website for the upcoming KOF '98 app.

July 17th, 2014
Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma Arcade Version Will Add Celica A. Mercury & Lambda-11 This Fall

This week's Famitsu confirmed that 2 new characters will be added to the arcade version of Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma this Fall. Celica Ayatsuki Mercury and the returning Lambda-11 will be included in the Fall 2014 update. Celica is a mage who specializes in healing magic and fights alongside the Minerva, similar to Carl and Relius. There's no word on any update for the console version thus far. Finally, here's character artwork and the first screenshots of Celica & Lamba-11 in BBCP!

July 16th, 2014
Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax Adds Another DLC Character, Marie, From Persona 4 Golden

P 4A: Ultimax will be adding yet another new fighter! The poetry-writing, striped socks-wearing antisocial girl from Persona 4 Golden will be joining the roster as DLC. Marie uses Kaguya as her persona and has several long-ranged attacks & pokes. She will fight using various items from her bag. Famitsu also reports that online lobbies will have a chat feature and players can control avatars to explore locations such as school and Junes. Check out the first screenshots of Marie!

July 15th, 2014
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Sol Badguy Statue By Embrace Japan Now Available For Pre-Order

One hella badass Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Sol Badguy statue is available for pre-order starting today. This 1/8 scale PVC statue made by Embrace Japan and sculpted by Yoshinori Itou retails for 11,880 yen (about $117 USD) and will be released this December. Here's a closer look at this amazingly detailed statue fully painted, featuring Sol Badguy in his new GGXrd threads and holding his new weapon "Junkyard Dog". 

July 15th, 2014
TEKKEN 7 Aims To Exceed Graphical Expectations For Next-Gen, Epic Games "Couldn't Be More Excited"

After the unveiling of Tekken 7 at EVO '14, Katsuhiro Harada elaborated on the title being powered by Unreal Engine 4. "The power and flexibility means that we can focus our efforts on making TEKKEN 7 the best possible game without worrying about spending time creating a stand-alone graphic engine," said Harada. "With Unreal Engine 4, we could rapidly achieve visual quality expected on next-gen platform and go beyond it." Epic Games also made a statement expressing their excitement about working on Tekken 7 with Bandai Namco.

July 13th, 2014
EVO '14: TEKKEN 7 Announced, Teaser Trailer

Earlier today, an IGN news video leaked the reveal of Tekken 7, which Katsuhiro Harada officially announced later at EVO '14. Tekken 7 will run on Unreal Engine 4, making it convenient for Bandai Namco to bring the game to any platform of their choice. Here's the promotional image of the Tekken 7 logo and finally, the Tekken 7 announcement trailer revealed at EVO 2014. More details on Tekken 7 will become available on July 25th at the San Diego Comic-Con fighting panel.

July 12th, 2014
EVO '14: Raiden Will Return in Mortal Kombat X

This afternoon at EVO '14, Ed Boon revealed the latest character for Mortal Kombat X... and it's not really a shocker. Your friendly neighborhood thunder god, Raiden, will indeed return in MKX. Check out Raiden's MKX reveal trailer, which shows off a variety of his special moves and even his fatality. Viewer discretion is advised.

July 11th, 2014
EVO '14: Maya Confirmed For Killer Instinct Season 2

The first major announcement to come out of EVO '14 is from Iron Galaxy Studios, the new developers of Killer Instinct on Xbox One. Alongside T. J. Combo, Maya (from KI2) is set to return in Season 2! Iron Galaxy stated that Maya's play style will revolve around her pair of daggers which can be leveled up and combined for new attacks. Daggers that miss their target will fall to the ground and can be picked up. Check out the first promotional image of Maya in the new KI.

July 10th, 2014
Skullgirls Encore Coming To PS4 & PS Vita This Year

Playstation.Blog confirmed this evening that Skullgirls Encore is headed to Playstation Vita and Playstation 4 later this year. The PS4 and PS Vita versions of  the game will be "complete," including all of the DLC characters, stages and story funded by Lab Zero's Indiegogo campaign. New "All Play" multiplayer lobbies and an extensive art gallery will be featured as well. Today's blog also provides an early look at the next up and coming DLC character, Eliza. Read more at PS.Blog.

July 7th, 2014
Concept Artwork From Canceled "Power Stone-Style" WWE Fighting Game (WWE Brawl) Emerges

A 3D "Power Stone-style" fighting game with reimagined designs of classic and current WWE superstars (titled WWE Brawl) was planned for a 2012 release, but was eventually canceled. A batch of WWE Brawl concept artwork created by Rich Lyons recently body-slammed the web, showing off the "exaggerated" designs for several iconic wrestlers, including: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Big Show, Rey Mysterio, and even Vince McMahon controlling a giant mech.

July 4th, 2014
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late Coming To Playstation 3 in North America in 2015

If you were worried about Under Night In-Birth not seeing a localized English release, worry no more! Aksys Games confirmed today that Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late will be coming to to PS 3 in North America sometime in 2015. So far, 2 additional characters and 8 modes (including Network Battle with 8-player battle lobbies) have been confirmed for the console port. No further details on the English version have been announced just yet, but we'll keep you updated.

July 4th, 2014
Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Confirmed For Playstation 3 & Vita in Japan This Fall

Dengeki Online confirmed today that French Bread's Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is headed to Playstation 3 and PS Vita in Japan this Fall. The console ports of the crossover anime 2D fighter will feature new content over the arcade version, though no specifics have been given thus far.

July 3rd, 2014
New Details, Screenshots & Character Artwork For Sin Kiske in Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

A new batch of Famitsu screenshots showing Sin Kiske in Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- have emerged, along with Sin's official character artwork. [UPDATE] Brand new details on Sin Kiske straight from Famitsu have arrived, including: Sin's bio & personal data, along with many details on his play style and special moves. Several new screenshots were also added to our previous article.

July 2nd, 2014
Original Mortal Kombat Cast Reunites At Galloping Ghost Arcade, 20 Years Later

Ten of the original actors from the first 3 Mortal Kombat games reunited this past weekend at Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, Illinois. The event was Shang Tsung's Fight Night 4, and you can check out a bunch of photos from the event at the official GGA Facebook page. Kotaku also posted an article on the event today, highlighting some of the actors and the characters they portrayed in the games.

July 1st, 2014
Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax's Tohru Adachi Will Be Free DLC At North American Launch, New Screenshots

It's been confirmed that in North America, Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax's Togru Adachi will be a free DLC character for 1 week after the game launches. The "Egocentric Police Dick" uses Magatsu Inzanagi as his persona, and will have a variety of interesting color schemes, including one inspired by The Joker from Batman. Without further ado, check out 6 brand new screenshots from the English version.

July 1st, 2014
Sin Kiske Confirmed Playable in Playstation 3 & Playstation 4 Versions of Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

Back in March, we took note of Sin Kiske's appearance in Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- via several screenshots. Today, Famitsu officially confirmed that Sin Kiske (son of Ky Kiske & Dizzy) will be the first console exclusive character to be added to the PS3/PS4 ports of the game. Sin Kiske made his first appearance in 2007's real-time strategy spin-off, Guilty Gear 2: Overture. Details on Sin are scarce currently, but he will have a "Full Stomach" meter which is used for his special moves.

July 1st, 2014
Capcom's Yoshinori Ono Working on New PS4 Title

In addition to the PS4 exclusive title, Deep Down, it seems Capcom's Yoshinori Ono is working on yet another new PS4 game. A listing for an "unreleased PS4 title" with a "201X" placeholder release date has recently popped up on Ono's LinkedIn profile. Of course, us fighters would love to think this is a new fighting game... such as Darkstalkers 4 or even a next-gen port of Ultra SF4. Nothing is confirmed yet, but we certainly haven't forgotten about Hadouken Cabs.

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