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August 18th, 2018
Voice Actor for Heihachi Mishima and Iconic Anime Characters, Unshō Ishizuka, Passes Away

Japanese voice actor Unshō Ishizuka (born Yukinori Ishizuka), known for his many roles in video games and anime series, has passed away. Ishizuka replaced Daisuke Gōri as the voice of Heihachi Mishima, who also passed away in 2010. Besides Heihachi, in the fighting game universe, Ishizuka voiced Guile in CVS2 / Capcom Fighting Evolution, Joseph Joestar in JJBA, and Brad Wong in DOA. Ishizuka also voiced Professor Oak in the Pokemon TV series, and Blanka in Street Fighter: The Animated Movie (1994).

August 12th, 2018
The Man Dressed as "G" During EVO '18 Announcement is G's Voice Actor, Christopher Smith

Before the Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Top 8 finalists duked it out at EVO 2018, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono took the stage to announce G and Sagat for the game. Prior to the world premiere of the character reveal trailers, a mysterious man cosplaying as "G" took the EVO stage to give quite the presidential speech. We now know that man is actually G's voice actor, Christopher Smith, who also has a special message for Street Fighter fans via Twitter.

August 11th, 2018
SFV: Arcade Edition Concept Art for Sagat and G

Capcom shared some early concept artwork for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition's newly released characters, G and Sagat. Capcom's Takayuki Nakayama notes some of the early developmental ideas for both characters and shares some interesting fun facts about their early designs.

August 9th, 2018
Arika Shows New Gameplay of Pullum & Vulcano Rosso in Fighting EX Layer

Whether you just recently picked up Fighting EX Layer, or if you've owned it since day one, you should be excited about Arika's exciting updates planned for the game. Classic Street Fighter EX series icons, Vulcano Rosso and Pullum Purna, will soon be added to the game as free DLC. To hype up their arrival, Arika uploaded 2 new videos on YouTube showing both characters in gameplay.

August 9th, 2018
Base Form Goku & Vegeta Join Dragon Ball FighterZ in Latest Update, Full Patch Notes

Arc System Works have officially released Base Goku and Base Vegeta as DLC characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ. These nostalgic iterations of Goku and Vegeta are joined by a major balance patch, which looks to change up quite a few characters. The patch also brings updates to Training Mode, World Match, and several menu tweaks. Even System Mechanics get a tune up, with recovery frames of a successful reflect no longer being in counter hit state.

August 8th, 2018
Dead or Alive 6 Gameplay from Evolution '18, Lei Fang & Hiromi Silhouettes

Dead or Alive 6 director Yohei Shimbori was present at EVO '18 along with an early build of DOA6. At EVO '18, director Yohei himself threw down with some EVO '18 goers in his own game. Here's a video featuring a message from the director and about 9 mins of gameplay with footage of DOA6's first newcomer, known as the "Uncrowned Street Hero", Diego. Additionally,  Koei Tecmo showed silhouettes of Lei Fang and Hitomi.

August 7th, 2018
Soul Calibur VI Official Artwork, Screenshots & Character Bios for Seong Mi-Na and Astaroth

Soul Calibur VI is shaping up to be a gorgeous fighting game not only due to it's impressive 3D graphics engine, but thanks to veteran series illustrator and designer, Takuji Kawano. Fighting game artwork enthusiasts will definitely want to take a gander at Kawano's beautiful 2D illustrations of newly announced characters, Astaroth and Seong Mi-Na. Additionally, their SC6 character bios and 30+ screenshots were added to TFG's previous Soul Calibur VI article!

August 6th, 2018
Screens & Artwork of TEKKEN 7's Anna and Lei

Today, Bandai Namco released high-quality TEKKEN 7 character art and official screenshots for returning series veterans, Lei Wulong and Anna Williams. With Lei and Anna being two of the most requested characters to return in TEKKEN 7, fans are anxiously awaiting to use them once again when Season 2 arrives. While we wait for their release dates (not yet announced by Bandai Namco), enjoy ultra high-quality artwork and screenshots for Lei and Anna.

August 5th, 2018
SFV: Arcade Edition Sagat and G Available August 6th, Reveal Trailers, Screenshots & Details... Ohh my.

Capcom's Yoshinori Ono took the EVO '18 stage prior to the SFV: Arcade Edition finals to make some announcements. After a live action "G" made a surprise appearance on stage, Street Fighter fans got the first look at SFV Season 3's final newcomer, G, the mysterious "president of the world"! Afterwards, Yoshinori Ono reappeared on stage with an eye patch... which can only mean one thing: there's also a Sagat trailer! As if the crowd wasn't hype enough, both characters join SFV tomorrow!

August 5th, 2018
Dragon Ball FighterZ EVO '18 Trailer Reveals Cooler, Shows Base Goku Vs. Vegeta Cinematics

Following the Dragon Ball FighterZ EVO '18 grand finals, Bandai Namco dropped a new trailer revealing Freiza's older brother, Cooler. The trailer also shows off some intense cinematics between Base Goku & Vegeta that long-time Dragon Ball Z fans will appreciate. Also announced, Base Goku & Vegeta join Dragon Ball FighterZ as DLC this Wednesday, Aug. 8.

August 5th, 2018
TEKKEN 7 Season 2 Brings Lei, Anna, 3 Unannounced Fighters & Negan from The Walking Dead

After the conclusion of TEKKEN 7's finals at EVO '18, Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray took the stage. After thanking fans for supporting TEKKEN 7 at EVO for the last 4 years, the team dropped a new trailer confirming a Season 2 for TEKKEN 7! Two fan-favorite legacy characters, Lei Wulong and Anna Williams, will make their way to TEKKEN 7, in addition to 3 more (unannounced) characters. Last but not least, a collaboration with AMC's The Walking Dead will bring Negan into T7 as a guest character.

August 5th, 2018
Astaroth & Seong Mi-Na Revealed for Soul Calibur VI

Before the start of the TEKKEN 7 Sunday Top 8 Finals at EVO 2018, Bandai Namco Producer Motohiro Okubo took the stage to announce not one, but TWO new characters for Soul Calibur VI... Astaroth and Seong Mi-Na! The series veterans show their updated movesets and appearances in their official reveal trailers. Official screenshots and character art for Astaroth and Seong Mi-Na will be added to this article soon!

August 4th, 2018
Terry Bogard Announced for Fighting EX Layer, Sharon & Area Shown in New Trailer, Arcade Version

Never has a fighting game character been announced in two separate games, within two days! Terry Bogard is breaking all kinds of records. Just days after a female Terry was revealed in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, the lone wolf himself has been announced as a guest character in Fighting EX Layer. After the finals at EVO '18, Arika dropped a new trailer showing all kinds of new content coming to FEXL. Returning SFEX veterans Sharon and Area are teased later in the trailer, along with some new stages.

August 4th, 2018
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Character Packs 4-6 Releasing August 6th, New Crossover Teased

At the conclusion of EVO '18's BBTAG finals, Arc System Works officially announced 9 more characters for the game. BlazBlue's Mai Natsume, Izayoi, and Nine, Under Night's Merkava, Mika & Yuzuriha, and P4A's Mitsuru, Akihiko & Labrys will arrive in just a few days on August 6th, 2018. Additionally, at Cross Counter TV's Bar Fights, Arc System Works teased a new franchise coming to BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle.

August 2nd, 2018
SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Adds Female Terry Bogard

Today, SNK revealed the latest playable character in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy... a gender-swapped version of Terry Bogard, of course. This actually isn't the first time we've seen a female Terry Bogard in a fighting game (Demitri's Midnight Bliss in SVC Chaos), but this is the first time the "fatal cutie" is playable. As you might expect, Female Terry has most of the original's special moves, including the iconic Buster Wolf, but she also shows off some unique techniques in her reveal trailer.

August 1st, 2018
Diego & Rig Revealed for Dead or Alive 6 in New Trailers

Earlier today, Koei Tecmo released 2 new gameplay trailers for Dead or Alive 6. The new DOA6 trailers reveal returning DOA5 character, Rig, along with a newcomer to the series, Diego. A brawler and unrefined street fighter, Diego seems to take some inspiration from TEKKEN's Miguel Caballero Rojo. All together, there's nearly 7 minutes of new DOA6 gameplay footage to check out.

July 31st, 2018
Evolution 2018 Full Tournament / Streaming Schedule

It's that time of year again... this weekend, the biggest fighting game tournament in the world takes place this weekend at the Mandalay Bay in beautiful Las Vegas, NV. Whether you're attending in person or watching from the comfort of your own home, take a look at the full tournament schedule, streaming schedule, site map, and commentator line-up for EVO 2018. The festivities officially kick off this Friday at 8am PT.

July 30th, 2018
Nearly 20 Minutes of SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Gameplay from SNK

SNK posted a new Youtube video featuring nearly 20 full minutes of SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy gameplay. In the video, staff from Goziline.com (Japanese gaming news site) provide commentary alongside former SKE48 idol, Sawako Hata. The Japanese commentators talk about some of the mechanics and modes of SNK Heroines, before they battle it out in several full matches.
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