July 2nd, 2015
Battle Fantasia "Revised Edition" Hits Steam July 7th

Arc System Works announced that their 2007 2.5D fighter, Battle Fantasia, will be making its way to Steam on July 7th. The title looks to retain the staple modes found in the previous PS3 & Xbox 360 versions, including: Story, Survival, Gallery & Online. It won't be a straight port, however... the "Revised Edition" will add new visual effects to super moves and feature the "latest balances". For more info, visit Aksys's official page for the Steam port. (Sources: Arc System Works, Steam)

June 30th, 2015
DOA5: Last Round Netplay Patch Delayed Indefinitely

The "PC Master Wait" strikes again.... Back in March, Team Ninja released DOA5:LR on PC without netplay, declaring that a patch would add online mode to the port in 3 months time. Exactly 3 months later (today), Team Ninja has announced that the netplay patch has been delayed indefinitely due to "major issues" discovered in the beta test (including frequent crashes). No new release window has been provided, but Team Ninja promises to keep everyone up to date. (Source: Team Ninja)

June 30th, 2015
MKX Predator Variations Images, 20 Mins of Gameplay

Mortal Kombat X's upcoming guest DLC character and movie icon, Predator, will be arriving sometime in July. To hold you over, enjoy 20 minutes of Predator gameplay and high quality images of each Predator Variation! As previously reported, Predator's Variations are in line with the various types of Predators from the movies: Warrior, Hunter and Hish-qu-ten. [UPDATE] Predator DLC hits MKX on July 7th.

June 26th, 2015
Street Fighter 5 Movelists For Ryu, Chun-Li, Charlie, M. Bison, Birdie & Cammy

After last week's epic E3 announcements, fighting game news this week has been kinda slow-ish. So I figured... why not post the Street Fighter 5 movelists for all 6 current fighters? :) With SF5 becoming playable at many future events, you might want to get the jump on the competition and check out movelists for Birdie, Cammy, Charlie, M. Bison, Chun-Li and of course... good old Ryu. Keep in mind these are "early" SF5 movelists, so certain things may be subject to change (and additional moves could be added later on).

June 26th, 2015
A Preview of UDON's Latest Street Fighter Comic, "The Life and Death(s) of Charlie Nash"

No doubt old school Street Fighter fans are ecstatic to see Charlie's long-awaited return happening in SF5. Not only because he's a cool and fun to use character; Charlie's backstory has always been intriguing... especially since he technically "died" in SFA3. UDON's new 48-page comic will tell the story of Charlie Nash from his older days to present. Check out some preview pages of the book.

June 25th, 2015
Predator "Koming Soon" to Mortal Kombat X, First Predator Screenshot & New Alt. Costumes

Yesterday, Ed Boon tweeted the first screenshot showing Predator in MKX gameplay which also shows Jax in his alternate "Carl Weathers" costume. While no exact date has been announced, Predator is expected to arrive in MKX sometime this July. Predator's 3 variations have been confirmed as: Warrior, Hunter and Hish-Qu-Ten. In addition, some screenshots of new MKX alternate costumes popped up on PSN.

June 25th, 2015
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Free With PS+ in Japan

If you happen to have a Japanese PSN account with Playstation Plus and a PS4, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is currently available to download for free. You could even sign up for a free PS+ trial and play the game until July 7th, when the deal expires. To play GGXrd after July 7th, of course you'll need to have an active Japan PS+ account. There's currently no word or indication that GGXrd -SIGN- might become a free PS+ title in other regions.

June 25th, 2015
Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Update Titled, Location Tests Begin This Weekend

Sega's 2D crossover anime fighter hasn't even been released overseas yet, but the update to the arcade version has officially been titled. Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax IGNITION will feature at least 2 new playable characters, balance & gameplay changes, and is planned for release in Q3 2015. Location tests will be held this weekend in Japan at the following arcades: Club Sega Akihabara (Tokyo), Club Sega Shinjuku (Tokyo), and Sega Namba Avion (Osaka).

June 25th, 2015
Daigo Umehara 'Fighting Gamers' Manga Vol. 2

Mad Catz' Daigo Umehara has undoubtedly achieved celebrity status in the fighting game universe since EVO Moment #37 in 2004. Back in 2014, a manga about Daigo was released, colorfully telling the story of his competitive fighting game career. Volume 2 of the manga, titled Umehara: Fighting Gamers! 2, hits stores in Japan this Friday, June 26th. Manga publisher Kadokawa just released a trailer for Vol. 2. The manga is currently available at Amazon Japan.

June 24th, 2015
Latest MKX Patch Adds Brutalities, Balance Changes, Improves Controller Functionality

NetherRealm Studios recently launched the latest MKX patch. Before this patch, players using older peripherals (such as PS3 fight sticks) were forced to keep native controllers (ex: DualShock 4). This patch implements the legacy controller support as originally intended, allowing players to turn off the native system controllers. Also added in the update are brand new Brutalities and many character balance changes. Read the full patch notes over at WBGames.

June 23rd, 2015
Street Fighter 5 Beta Testing Details From Capcom

Planning on pre-ordering Street Fighter 5 early to gain early access to the beta? Capcom Unity posted all the details regarding the SF5 beta program today, including how beta keys will be distributed. How to access the SF5 Beta will differ depending on what region you live in. In North America, users will get guaranteed beta access by pre-ordering SF5 from PSN, Amazon, Best Buy or Gamestop. Beta keys will be emailed from the retailer you pre-ordered from starting on July 20th. 

June 23rd, 2015
TEKKEN 7 U.S.A. Location Tests Planned For July

With appearances at major tournaments like Final Round and CEO (this weekend), U.S.A. TEKKEN players haven't been entirely left out of the TEKKEN 7 beta testing fun. Looks like some players planning on entering T7 at EVO '15 will get more time to practice, as T7 location tests will be held at several "Round 1" centers across the U.S. Confirmed locations include: Puente Hills Mall in City of Industry, CA, Stratford Square Mall in Bloomingdale, IL and Southcenter Mall in Seattle, WA.

June 22nd, 2015
SF5 E3 '15 Interview With Capcom's Matt Dahlgren

During E3 '15, Sony did a video interview with Matt Dahlgren of Capcom, who made some interesting statements on SF5. To highlight a few: "Birdie sets the tone for our direction for the roster," and "if you're a Street Fighter fan, the next 3 or 4 years are going to be awesome." Matt also mentions Capcom's "renewed focus on online play," stating that the upcoming SF5 public beta test will allow Capcom to test out their "new online infrastructure". Watch the full interview here!

June 18th, 2015
SF5 Playable at Six Flags Locations Across U.S.A.

Beginning July 6th, Street Fighter 5 will be showcased at several Six Flags locations across the United States, including: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, San Antonio, St. Louis, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington DC, New Jersey and Boston. This promotional poster lists the various Six Flags locations and dates SF5 will be available to the generic public.

June 17th, 2015
Killer Instinct (KI3) Update 2.8 Adds Rival Story Mode, Season 2 Finale Trailer, Full Patch Notes

There's no denying Killer Instinct (KI3) has come a very long way since its 2013 launch. Today, Iron Galaxy released a new Season 2 Finale trailer to show just how far the game has come and announce some of the new content rolling out in today's 2.8 update. This includes the long-awaited "Rival" Story Mode, Aria retro costume, Aria announcer, and minor bug fixes. Also check out the full patch notes from Ultra-Combo.com.

June 17th, 2015
Project X Zone 2 E3 '15 Trailer shows Ryu, Ken, Kazuya, Jin, Akira & Kage-maru in Gameplay

Bandai Namco debuted a new Project X Zone 2 trailer at E3 '15. The E3 trailer for the upcoming tactical crossover RPG shows off some flashy combo-oriented gameplay featuring several playable characters from the fighting game universe, including icons from Street Fighter, TEKKEN and Virtua Fighter. Megaman X and Zero also make an appearance. 

June 17th, 2015
Over 2 Hours of Street Fighter 5 Gameplay, Character Breakdowns by Mike Ross & Combofiend

In case you haven't noticed, it's officially time to GET HYPE for Street Fighter V. We've compiled some of the best raw gameplay videos from E3 2015 so far, including Birdie & Cammy character breakdowns narrated by Mike Ross & Combofiend and pro-level gameplay by top players such as Justin Wong, Tokido, Ricky Ortiz and Daigo Umehara. Do you really need to read any more? Check out the videos already!

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