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  "Let's make fighting games great together in 2020."               "The best time to be a fighting game player is now." 

January 26th, 2020
TEKKEN 7 My Replay & Tips, Character Balance Update Coming in January 28th Free Update

After the conclusion of TEKKEN 7's grand finals at EVO Japan, Bandai Namco's Michael Murray announced the release date for TEKKEN 7 Season 3's new feature: My Replay & Tips, in addition to the next character balance update (Leroy nerfs incoming). My Replay & Tips mode allows players to save their replays and includes new features (possibly camera angle editing). Tips will also appear onscreen during replays when punish opportunities are missed to help players learn. 

January 25th, 2020
Samurai Shodown (2019) Reveals Iroha for Season 2, Mina Majikina Joins Roster This February

At EVO Japan 2020, SNK revealed the third DLC character coming in Season 2 of Samurai Shodown (2019), returning Samurai Shodown 6 / Tenka heroine, Iroha! A new teaser trailer shows the first gameplay footage of Season 2's Mina Majikina (who will join the game this February) along with Sogetsu Kazama. A mysterious fourth character "silhouette" for Samurai Shodown Season 2 was also revealed in the latest trailer. 

January 25th, 2020
Soul Calibur VI EVO Japan Haohmaru Gameplay Reveal Trailer

On Day 2 of EVO Japan 2020, Bandai Namco unveiled Haohmaru's Soul Calibur VI gameplay reveal trailer. The long-awaited Soul Calibur x Samurai Shodown crossover is finally at hand! As expected, Haohmaru looks absolutely awesome in SCVI's graphics engine. The trailer also previews Haohmaru's stage, Gairyu Isle - a beautiful environment straight out of the Samurai Shodown series. Haohmaru is the second (out of four) DLC characters planned for SCVI Season 2.

January 24th, 2020
Mortal Kombat 11 All Joker Intros, References & Easter Eggs

Mortal Kombat 11 features some of the most impressive pre-fight character interactions to date. NetherRealm's recent Kombat Kast livestream showed a bunch of The Joker's interactions with other characters, which contain witty references to other NRS games like Injustice and even Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe. Some pre-fight Easter Eggs even pay homage to Batman / DC movies, referencing Joaquin Phoenix, Heath Ledger, and Jack Nicholson's iconic Joker portrayals. 

January 24th, 2020
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[cl-r] New Trailer, DLC Upgrade Details

The update to Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] is releasing on Feb. 20th in North America and Japan (Feb. 21st in Europe). Arc System Works released a new trailer for the ridiculously named Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[c-lr] on YouTube. The Japanese trailer runs through the updates & new modes for the console version, including Tutorial and Gallery. Check out footage of the new playable character Londrekia in the trailer along with new details on the digital DLC upgrade. 

January 24th, 2020
Granblue Fantasy Versus Opening Movie, Possible West Release Date Posted on Amazon

In just two weeks, Granblue Fantasy Versus launches on PS4 in Japan (Feb. 6th). Those of us in the west may only have to wait a little longer to get our hands on the game... Amazon recently posted a pre-order link for Granblue Fantasy Versus with the western release date listed as Tuesday, February, 18th, 2020. This has yet to be confirmed by Arc System Works, but it's possible GBVS will be coming west within a month! We'll keep you updated. Until then, enjoy the full opening movie inside. 

January 23rd, 2020
Code Mystics Updates Garou: Mark of The Wolves with Rollback Netcode on Steam, PlayStation 4 and Vita

The developers of the most recent Garou: Mark of the Wolves console ports, Code Mystics, announced that the PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Steam, and GOG versions of the game have been updated with improved rollback netcode. This is great news for competitive players looking to play some smooth Garou: MOTW online matches in 2020! The rollback netcode patch is completely free and is available for download now! 

January 22nd, 2020
EVO Japan 2020 is This Weekend! Full Schedule / Hi Score Girl Collaboration Merchandise Preview

EVO Japan 2020 kicks off this weekend, live from the Makuhari Messe convention center outside Tokyo in the Mihama-ku ward of Chiba city! EVO Japan '20 begins on Friday, Jan. 24 leading up to the Sunday finals on Jan. 26. The main tournament games include TEKKEN 7, Soul Calibur 6, SFV: Champion Edition, Samurai Shodown, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, and Smash Ultimate. Inside, take a look at the official schedule and the official EVO Japan x Hi Score Girl collaboration merch. 

January 22nd, 2020
Mortal Kombat 11 Version 1.14 Official Patch Notes

NetherRealm Studios and WBGames posted the full patch notes for Mortal Kombat 11's January 21st update (Version 1.14). Movelist corrections, online stability improvements, bug fixes, character balance changes, and new Brutalities have been added in Version 1.14. Additionally, new Nether Forge Recipes were added to The Krypt along with support for upcoming Holiday Towers. For your convenience, check out the full 1.14 patch notes on one EASY-TO-READ page inside! 

January 21st, 2020
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge Animated Film Coming in 2020

Mortal Kombat series creator Ed Boon recently announced on Twitter that an animated movie based on the lore of Scorpion will be releasing in the first half of 2020. Titled Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge, the animated film will feature voice talent from Mortal Kombat X and Injustice: Gods Among Us, including Patrick Seitz (MKX Scorpion) and Steve Blum (Sub-Zero). Take a look at the official logo and voice actor list inside, which confirms a variety of other MK characters. 

January 19th, 2020
Ultra Instinct Goku Revealed for Dragon Ball FighterZ

A scan from V-Jump magazine confirms "Ultra Instinct Goku" is the next DLC character coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ. While a "Season 3" of DBFZ hasn't been officially announced by Arc System Works (yet), Ultra Instinct Goku might be leading the way as the first new character of an upcoming roster / game update via DLC. The DBFZ World Tour Finals is less than one month away - taking place in Paris, France on February 8th-9th, so we'll find out more soon enough. 

January 18th, 2020
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Faust Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Tonight at Frosty Faustings, Arc System Works did a play on the Illinois tournament's own name by revealing Faust for Guilty Gear -STRIVE-. Redesigned to be creepier than ever, the head-turning series veteran shows insane new attacks along with some old ones in his gameplay reveal trailer. As with past Guilty Gear -STRIVE- trailers, Arc System Works debuted yet another hype hard rock tune from the official soundtrack. Guilty Gear -STRIVE- is planned for a Late 2020 release. 

January 16th, 2020
Mortal Kombat 11 The Joker Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Today, NetherRealm Studios debuted the Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay trailer for the game's upcoming DLC character, The Joker. As you might expect, Joker's MK11 incarnation might be his most violent ever. Joker's blood-spattering gameplay trailer previews some of the sinister tricks up his sleeve, and concludes with a Fatality sure to be appreciated by old school Mortal Kombat fans. Joker joins MK11's roster on Jan. 28th for Kombat Pack owners and on Feb. 4th for everyone else. 

January 15th, 2020
Pro TaeKwonDo Competition in South Korea Now Uses TEKKEN Style Life Bars to Keep Score

Point-based martial arts competitions can be difficult to follow for casual spectators. The official Korea TaeKwondo Association recently debuted an impressive new piece of technology which implements "fighting game style" life bars (most closely resembling TEKKEN's) into a live martial arts tournament. Wearable sensors on each competitor's chest and head gear deduct points from their life bar on the big screen - all in real time!