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February 20th, 2019
Alex Getting Red Earth-inspired Leo Costume in SFV: Arcade Edition

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition has seen numerous crossover costumes from other iconic Capcom series, such as: Cyberbots, Megaman, Resident Evil, Viewtiful Joe, Ghosts N' Goblins... and now, Red Earth / Warzard. The new "Leo" crossover costume for Alex will be unlockable in Extra Battle Mode beginning March 15th, 2019. Like past crossover costumes, players will need to unlock 1 "piece" of the costume each week. Capcom posted a short preview video of Alex's Leo costume on Twitter.

February 19th, 2019
Soul Calibur VI Ver 1.20 Official Patch Notes

Today, Bandai Namco rolled out version 1.20 of Soul Calibur VI, downloadable now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. The update includes compatibility support of the paid DLC3 Creation Parts Set A: "Armor Pack 1" along with improvements to matchmaking, a new weapon select option on the character selection screen, gameplay adjustments, and updates to Libra of Soul mode. The full patch notes in their entirety can be viewed inside the article.

February 17th, 2019
SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Hits Steam Feb. 21st

The spiritual successor of 2000's SNK Gals Fighters will finally arrive on PC via Steam this Thursday, February 21st (Feb. 22nd in Japan). Since the game's release last September on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, SNK has released 4 DLC fighters into the mix: Jeanne D'Arc, Miss X, Skullomania, and Thief Arthur. Pricing details on the Steam version are still unconfirmed (as the game's Steam page is not yet live) but we'll keep you updated.

February 17th, 2019
Julia Chang and Negan Join TEKKEN 7 on Feb. 28th

At EVO Japan '19, Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray took the stage to unveil a new gameplay trailer for Julia Chang and Negan. The final two characters of TEKKEN 7 Season 2 will join the game next Thursday, February 28th. In addition, the trailer showed off some new alternate versions of stages, which TEKKEN 7 vanilla players might recognize. More details on the new stages will be confirmed soon. The end of the trailer also contains a must-see cameo by Harada-san himself!

February 16th, 2019
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Adds 4 New Characters: Heart Aino, Teddie, Seth & Naoto Kurogane

It was announced at EVO Japan that BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will be getting 4 new characters! The fifth "fate" and new crossover is Arcana Heart, with Heart Aino the first from the series making the jump to BBTAG's roster. Teddie from Persona 4 Arena, Seth from Under Night In-Birth, and Naoto Kurogane from BlazBlue: Central Fiction will also join the roster. Check out the reveal trailer for the 4 new challengers, along with some new official artwork.

February 16th, 2019
Amy Sorel Announced for Soul Calibur VI, Customize Parts (DLC3) Arriving Feb. 19th

On stage at EVO Japan 2019, Soul Calibur VI producer Motohiro Okubo announced the next DLC character for the game, Amy Sorel. Amy will have her own story in Soul Chronicle mode and her clothing items will be made available in Customize mode. Check out Amy's reveal trailer and first HD screenshots. Additionally, Bandai Namco confirmed the release date for the next Creation Parts update (DLC3) - February 19th, 2019. This update will include 67 new pieces of customization equipment. 

February 16th, 2019
Mai Shiranui and Another KOF XIV Character Headed to Dead or Alive 6, Deluxe Demo Announced

At EVO Japan '19, Tecmo Koei confirmed the return of Mai Shiranui as a guest character for Dead or Alive 6. Mai will be joined by yet another (unannounced) character from The King of Fighters XIV. Also announced was a DOA6 "Deluxe Demo" exclusive for PlayStation Plus & Xbox Live Gold subscribers starting Feb. 22nd. The DOA6 Deluxe Demo will feature 24 playable characters, Online Ranked/Lobby, Training, Tutorial, Command Training, Combo Challenge, and an intro to Story Mode.

February 15th, 2019
Jade Confirmed for Mortal Kombat 11

NetherRealm Studios just revealed the latest returning character to Mortal Kombat 11, Jade. Armed with her iconic Bo Staff, Jade serves the Netherrealm as an undead Revenant resurrected by an evil sorcerer. Jade's 2-minute reveal trailer highlights her ultra-violent moveset and one of her Fatalities. In addition to getting a few of her classic moves back, Jade has plenty of brand new techniques to show off in MK11.

February 14th, 2019
Hi Score Girl is a Love Letter to 90's Fighting Game Players

First off, I'm not the typical person who recommends anime. Back in my younger days, I used to watch a lot more anim. The last "modern" anime I really enjoyed (and couldn't get enough of) was One Punch Man (patiently waiting for Season 2). In general, I spend much more of my time trying to get better at fighting games over watching TV or movies. However, as a fighting game enthusiast for 30+ years, I'm here to recommend to you an anime called Hi Score Girl.

February 11th, 2019
The History of Street Fighter: The Movie (The Game), The Video!

YouTuber "Matt McMuscles" has a new video out that covers the entire history of Street Fighter: The Movie (The Game). From how the live-action movie itself came to be, to the infamously bad gameplay and copy-paste digitized graphics of the game, this video is packed with newly revealed fun facts and fighting game history. The 23-minute "What Happened?" episode also uncovers the history behind the game's developer, Incredible Technologies, the team who made Time Killers and BloodStorm.

February 10th, 2019
Final Fight Developers Interview from Capcom Shadaloo C.R.I.

Capcom's "Shadaloo Combat Research Institute" official website posted a new interview all about the iconic 2D beat-em-up title, Final Fight, featuring legendary Capcom developers: Akira Yasuda (Akiman), Akira Nishitani, SY, and Nissui. Originally considered a "sequel" to the Street Fighter 1 (with the early title of Street Fighter '89), Final Fight made a tremendous impact on not only the Street Fighter universe but video games as a whole.

February 7th, 2019
BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition Now Available on Nintendo Switch

Arc System Works has officially launched BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition on Nintendo Switch in North America (releasing in Europe tomorrow). BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Edition features all DLC and modes from the current PlayStation 4 and PC versions. To celebrate the launch, Arc System Works is giving away a custom BBCFSE Nintendo Switch console alongside a digital code for the full game.

February 6th, 2019
Dead or Alive 6 Cyber Raidou Gameplay Trailer

Koei Tecmo released a new Dead or Alive 6 trailer for Raidou, "The Regeneration of Brutality". Raidou uses Mugen Tenshin Ninjutsu and "mimicry" skills to copy moves from other fighters. The new trailer highlights some of Raidou's updated moveset and shows the first gameplay footage of some of DOA6's most recently announced new stages, such as the Chinese Festival.

February 5th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Kabal Gameplay, D'Vorah Confirmed

Today, NetherRealm Studios announced returning MK3 veteran Kabal as a playable character in Mortal Kombat 11. The first gameplay footage of Kabal was shown during this afternoon's Kombat Kast live stream, revealing a variety of Kabal's special moves and even his Fatality. The developers describe Kabal as a basic character who is "easy" to play as and is effective at mid-range using his Nomad Dash and buzz saw attacks. In addition, NRS confirmed the return of D'Vorah for MK11.

February 1st, 2019
Kano Announced for Mortal Kombat 11

During a livestream event in Brazil, NetherRealm Studios officially announced series veteran Kano as a playable character in Mortal Kombat 11. The first official MK11 image of Kano shows a very familiar appearance for Kano, who is seen wielding a long knife. During the event, NRS revealed a "Brazil exclusive" kangaceiro costume for Kano. No gameplay footage of Kano or additional details were provided by NRS.

February 1st, 2019
Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2 Patch Notes

Bandai Namco Entertainment America has released the official Season 2 patch notes for the downloadable update released on January 31st. The patch includes some major gameplay system updates to Guard Cancels, Health Recovery, Ki Gauge, Dragon Rush, and a variety of other mechanics. As announced earlier this week, Season 2 DLC characters Jiren and Videl are now available in all versions of Dragon Ball FighterZ.

January 31st, 2019
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Patch Notes, Resident Evil Crossover Costumes Now Available

Capcom has updated Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition to version 04.010 which includes some character-specific bug fixes and new crossover costume bundles. Capcom outlined the contents of the patch on their official website (which you can also view inside this article). Cammy's Cannon Spike costume has also returned to Fighting Chance for players who missed it the first time around.

January 28th, 2019
Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2 Announced, Jiren, Videl, Broly (DBS), Gogeta (SSGSS) Confirmed

Arc System Works has officially announced Season 2 of Dragon Ball FighterZ, which will feature playable characters Jiren, Videl, Broly (Dragon Ball Super version) and Gogeta (SSGSS version) roster, in addition to 2 more unannounced characters. The reveal trailer shows a healthy dose of gameplay featuring Jiren, and Videl (with the Great Saiyaman as her assist character). Both characters will become playable on January 31st.

January 25th, 2019
Dead or Alive 6 Adds Raidou, Chinese Festival Stage, Training Mode Screenshots

This morning, Tecmo Koei released the latest batch of Dead or Alive 6 screenshots, confirming returning character Raidou for the game. Additionally, a new "Chinese Festival" stage was revealed in the latest images, along with new screenshots of Training Mode, Story, DOA Quest (Mission mode), and DOA Central - which includes Wardrobe (Customization), Fight Records, Theater, Music, and Library. Tecmo Koei also provided some new details about each game mode in DOA6.
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