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May 16th, 2019
Granblue Fantasy Versus Character Trailers for Gran, Katalina, Charlotta, Lancelot & Ferry

Fighting game fans looking forward to Granblue Fantasy Versus have 5 new character trailers to check out today! Cygames has released introduction trailers for previously announced characters: Gran, Katalina, Charlotta, Lancelot, and Ferry. Each character trailer is only about 30 seconds long, but shows a bit of what each character can do in the game. Judging from the new trailers, we may have a better idea of what to expect out of the roster in the upcoming closed beta.  

May 14th, 2019
Soul Calibur VI Version 1.40 Update Live on All Platforms, Adds 150 Creation Parts, New Moves

Soul Calibur VI's Character Creation mode is probably the best creation mode in any fighting game to date. Bandai Namco looks to improve the mode further by adding "150" new Creation parts in the next update for the game, Version 1.40. The update (now live) will also add Ansel support for the PC version, new default Color Variations for the cast on the select screen (Colors 3 & 4), compatibility for "Set B" Character Creation DLC, along with bug fixes / gameplay updates. 

May 14th, 2019
Samurai Shodown Haohmaru & Genjuro Introduction Trailers

In addition to the "Return of a Legend" trailer and new release date info released today (see previous article), SNK dropped 2 new character introduction trailers... one for series protagonist Haohmaru and one for his eternal rival, Genjuro Kibagami. Both of the new character trailers are only 30 seconds long, but offer a closer look at both characters' attacks and animations. 

May 14th, 2019
Samurai Shodown (2019) Releases June 25 in North America, Free Season Pass, New Trailer

Today, SNK released a brand new Samurai Shodown trailer titled "Return of a Legend". The new trailer covers the history of the iconic franchise, the fundamentals of the game, and gives some details on Dojo Mode where players can fight against one another's Ghost AI characters. Finally, June 25th was announced as the game's release date in regions outside of Japan (PS4/XB1), and a FREE Season Pass was announced for players who pre-order the game. 

May 13th, 2019
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Version 1.5 Update Adds Heart, Teddie, Seth & Naoto on May 21st

Arc System Works announced BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will be getting its "Version 1.5" update next Tuesday, May 21st. The update will add Teddie, Heart Aino, Seth, and Naoto Kurogane to the roster and bring the game up to speed with the current arcade version's balance update. The "Character Pack 7" DLC containing the 4 new characters costs $9.99. Players who bought earlier character passes will receive the new DLC fighters automatically. 

May 12th, 2019
"Ladiva" Joins Granblue Fantasy Versus Roster in Latest Gameplay Trailer, Screenshots, Character Artwork

This morning, Arc System Works revealed the latest character to join Granblue Fantasy Versus, Ladiva... a heavy-armed, bearded (female?) pro-wrestler of sorts. "This Draph duelist is the star of the Jewel Resort Casino Liner. In the arena and out, she’s purehearted, compassionate, and loving in every sense of the word. Her devotion to fans and formidable strength make for powerhouse performances sure to captivate any audience." Check out Ladiva's gameplay reveal in the latest GBVS trailer

May 11th, 2019
Street Fighter Sakura Kasugano ROUND 2 Kotobukiya Statue 2019 Preview

Statue maker Kotobukiya has released 100's of beautifully crafted statues of characters from fighting games and pop culture, including those from Street Fighter, TEKKEN, Marvel, and DC. They previously released a lovely statue of Sakura from Street Fighter, and now they're back with a "ROUND 2" statue of the SFA original. Designed with Shunya Yamashita's amazing art style, the 1/7 scale ROUND 2 Sakura Bishoujo series statue releases in October 2019. Full preview inside the article! 

May 10th, 2019
NEOGEO Mini "Samurai Spirits Limited Edition" Announced

SNK has announced yet another special edition for the NEOGEO Mini retro console. The NEOGEO Mini "Samurai Spirits Limited Edition" comes in a Haohmaru, Ukyo, or Nakoruru theme and features 40 games including 6 from the Samurai Shodown series. The package also includes 2 Gamepads, 4 character cards and 2 character stickers. The limited edition releases in Japan on June 27th, 2019 for 15,000 Yen (about $137 USD). Check out some official images inside the article! 

May 9th, 2019
100's of New Animated GIFs Added to Fighters Generation, Characters Page Updates!

TFG Webmaster here. If you're a frequent browser of TFG's Character section profiles, you might've already noticed some major refinements and new content abound. Over the past month, I've added over 300 animated GIFS and lots of new artwork (as usual). In particular, I added GIFS for many 3D fighting game characters who previously didn't have Animations pages! You can expect tons of entertaining GIFs for characters from the likes of TEKKEN, Soul Calibur, Virtua Fighter, etc. 

May 9th, 2019
Samurai Shodown Charlotte Introduction Trailer

So far, we've seen introduction trailers for Darli Dagger, Nakoruru, Ukyo Tachibana, and Shiki in the new Samurai Shodown. Today, it's time to see female Knight of the Versaiilles and rapier-expert, Charlotte Colde, in action! SNK's latest trailer for Samurai Shodown (2019) highlights some of Charlotte's moveset, which includes many of her classic attacks and special moves. The trailer also provides a closer look at Charlotte's stage! 

May 8th, 2019
Granblue Fantasy Versus PS4 Closed Beta Announced, Signups Live

The upcoming vibrant 2.5D fighting game by Arc System Works, Granblue Fantasy Versus, will have a closed beta version playable exclusively on PlayStation 4 that takes place May 31st - June 1st, 2019. The online application form to sign up for the beta test is now live on the official Granblue website. Anyone can participate in the beta, but you must have a PS4 Plus subscription to be eligible! Selected applicants will receive their voucher code for the beta on May 21st-22nd. 

May 8th, 2019
Katsuhiro Harada: "TEKKEN X Street Fighter is Becoming Harder to Justify" with TEKKEN 7's Ongoing Success

TEKKEN series producer Katsuhiro Harada recently talked with VGC about the mysterious crossover project that's still current "on hold"... TEKKEN X Street Fighter. Harada stated, "Traditionally, the life cycle of a fighting game is very short - maybe one or two years and then you make a sequel. But TEKKEN 7 is very successful as a service game with its DLC. That makes it much harder to justify releasing another game, while TEKKEN 7 is still doing so well".

May 6th, 2019
NetherRealm Studios Former Developers Report "Toxic Work Environment" and Sexism, NRS Responds

Multiple sources reported that former NetherRealm Studios employees have recently come forward, claiming working at the company was "toxic". Former devs cited 100-hour work weeks (extreme overtime), discrimination, low pay, and inappropriate behavior as reoccurring problems during the development of Mortal Kombat 11 and Injustice 2. One current (anonymous) employee claimed that he and others at NRS have been working 60-70 hours per week, 7 days a week. 

May 2nd, 2019
Samurai Shodown (2019) Shiki Character Trailer

SNK unveiled the latest character trailer for Samurai Shodown (2019). It's time to take a look at Shiki, who retains many of her moves and abilities from her prior appearances in SNK Vs. Capcom Chaos and NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, but also demonstrates some brand new techniques. Shiki's use of teleporting, powerful throws, and a variety of spinning slashes with her dual-blades will make her a fearsome opponent in the new Samurai Shodown coming this June. 

April 30th, 2019
What You Should Know About MK11's Microtransactions

In the recent past, NetherRealm fighting games have been known for including Gear / Customize systems built heavily around grinding... and microtransactions. In MK11's case, details about the game's microtransactions were well-hidden up until launch, with many players not happy with this system now that they know more about it. Ed Boon and NRS have mentioned they're working on a fix to the game's current microtransactions, and today released a new patch. Here's the rundown: 

April 26th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Frost Official Character Trailer

Originally debuting in 2002's Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Frost makes her return in Mortal Kombat 11 as an unlockable character. To unlock her, simply complete the fourth story chapter "Fire & Ice". Gamespot recently posted Frost's official Mortal Kombat 11 character trailer. Now cybernetic, Frost demonstrates a variety of inhuman attacks in her reveal trailer. Frost can even remove her head and use it as a weapon in several ways (much like Alisa Boskonovitch from TEKKEN). 
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