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July 26th, 2017
Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta Sign-ups Delayed to August 22nd, Official Closed Beta Begins in September

Sign-ups for a closed playable online beta of Dragon Ball FighterZ were supposed to go live today, July 26th. Arc System Works and Bandai Namco announced that the beta sign-ups will be delayed to August 22nd, with the official closed beta commencing September 16-18. Bandai Namco explained that the delay is "due to the volume of excitement and enthusiasm surrounding the announcement," and to ensure the beta servers can properly handle all players who enter the beta. We'll have more info on the beta posted next month.  (Source: Bandai Namco)

July 24th, 2017
How to Unlock Shin Akuma in Ultra Street Fighter 2

Over the weekend, Capcom's SDCC '17 panel randomly revealed that Shin Akuma is a hidden playable character in Ultra SF2 for Nintendo Switch. To select him requires an "old school" style input code. The code is: Select Ryu and cancel on color #1, Select Ken and cancel on color #9, select Sagat then cancel on color #8, select Bison then cancel on color #7, and then place cursor on Random and hit L+R. (Fun Fact: The code "1987" represents the year SF1 came out). Check out a video of the code being used, plus some Shin Akuma gameplay.

July 23rd, 2017
Storm Collectibles Announces Tekken 7 and KOF '98: Ultimate Match Poseable Figure Lines

At this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Storm Collectibles officially announced their upcoming lines for TEKKEN 7 and King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match poseable figures. No details, prices, or release dates were provided yet, but Storm Collectibles showed off an early prototype of the Heihachi Mishima figure. Storm Collectibles has recently created some very impressive Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat figures. They could set you back $60 to $100+ though.

July 21st, 2017
Dragon Ball FighterZ Piccolo & Krillin HD Screenshots

10 HD screenshots of the latest 2 characters to be revealed for Dragon Ball FighterZ have been added to our previous article. Take a closer look at fan-favorite DBZ icons, Piccolo and Krillin, in their official Dragon Ball FighterZ debut screenshots from V-Jump Magazine. It's still hard to believe these ultra-crispy screenshots are from actual gameplay footage! Also read the first playstyle / moveset details for Krillin and Piccolo.

July 21st, 2017
Injustice 2 Starfire Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios shared Starfire's Injustice 2 gameplay reveal trailer today. The future queen of Tamaran and former Teen Titans member shows off flashy projectile moves, speedy air attacks, and a hover ability in her official trailer. Starfire will be the final DLC character for Injustice 2's "Fighter Pack 1" and will launch sometime this August. Details on Injustice 2's Fighter Packs 2 and 3 shouldn't be far behind Starfire's release.

July 21st, 2017
Tekken 7 Update 1.04 Live, Fixes Black Color Customizations

Two weeks ago, TEKKEN 7 update 1.03 was released. One of the "fixes" in patch 1.03 was an adjustment to player color edits which were deemed "too dark" for competitive matches. (For example, one Dragunov costume could be turned completely pitch black, like a shadow). This was unintended by the developers...  but update 1.03 also effected normal black hair / clothing customizations, turning them gray. After a negative response from fans, Bandai Namco listened and has restored black / darker customizations for hair and other items!

July 21st, 2017
SDCC '17 MVC: Infinite Trailer Confirms Spider-Man, Haggar, Nemesis & Frank West

A new Marvel VS Capcom Infinite trailer debuted last night at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, confirming playable characters: Spider-Man, Mike Haggar, Nemesis and Frank West. The trailer also officially debuts Gamora with some new gameplay footage and shows off 2 new Infinity Stones. After you watch the new character reveal trailer, you might also want to check out a 12-minute gameplay video from IGN.

July 20th, 2017
Twitch.tv Peak Viewer Stats for Evolution 2017

With another Evolution Championship Series in the books, the world's biggest fighting game tournament saw some of its biggest viewer numbers to date. Shoryuken.com recently posted some viewer data from Twitch, including the peak viewer numbers for each game at EVO 2017. Street Fighter V and TEKKEN 7 lead the pack with 179,072 and 145,657 viewers each. On the lower side (but still impressive), KOF XIV came in at 32,720 viewers, Guilty Gear Xrd REV2 hit 38,518 viewers, and Injustice 2 maxed out at 45,557 viewers.  (Source: Shoruyken)

July 18th, 2017
Piccolo & Krillin Confirmed for Dragon Ball FighterZ

The latest V-Jump magazine confirmed Piccolo and Krillin as playable characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ. Along with showing some early screenshots, V-Jump provided early details on the 2 fan-favorite fighters. Piccolo can stretch his arms to grab opponents, has several guard breaks, fast beams, and can charge up to make them stronger. Krillin deals out low damage and his reach isn't great, but his Kamehameha helps him fight long-range. He also has his Afterimage Technique and Destructo Disc (unblockable).

July 18th, 2017
Street Fighter V Abigail V-Trigger Details, Movelist, Screenshots & Character Introduction Trailer

Abigail is all prepared to wreak havoc in Street Fighter V on July 25th. If you're a SFV player on any level, you should be interested to see what this mountain of a man is capable of. In TFG's full article, read up on Abigail's V-Trigger details, check out Abigail's full movelist, watch his official introduction trailer from Capcom, and check out a bunch of high-res screenshots, along with Abigail's official character artwork, and story artwork.

July 18th, 2017
Tekken 7 Geese Howard Screenshots & Official Render, Harada Tours SNK Headquarters (Video)

If you still can't believe Geese Howard is actually going to be in TEKKEN 7, take a look at 14 high-res screenshots to help you appreciate the epicness of this crossover. Most of the screenshots star the South Town crime lord himself, 4 of the screens offer a look at Geese's exclusive stage (which has several transitions). Also check out Geese Howard's official TEKKEN 7 character render. TekkenChannel also uploaded an updated version of the Geese Howard reveal trailer featuring Producer Harada touring SNK Headquarters. 

July 17th, 2017
Dragon Ball FighterZ Trunks Gameplay Reveal Trailer, Beta Registration Starts July 26th

Following the conclusion of the EVO '17 TEKKEN 7 grand finals, Bandai Namco and Arc System Works took the stage to debut Future Trunks' character reveal trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ. The 45-second trailer is short and sweet, showing Trunks' various sword attacks, projectiles, and super moves. In related news, players can start signing up for the DBFZ beta on July 26th on Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Producer Tomoko Hiroki also mentioned we'll be getting info on 2 new DBFZ characters on July 21st via V-Jump magazine.

July 16th, 2017
Street Fighter V Abigail Reveal Trailer, Playable July 25th

During Evolution 2017's Street Fighter V finals, the latest Season 2 DLC character for SFV has been revealed. As previous news suggested, Abigail will join the SFV roster and will be available July 25th - along with the Metro City Bay Area stage (based on Abigail's first appearance in Final Fight, way back in 1989). The 8'0" tall  muscle-head is even more unproportionally massive than anyone remembers, and looks to be an interesting addition to SFV's roster. Check out Abigail's reveal trailer

July 16th, 2017
"Blazblue Cross Tag Battle" Announced, Jubei Joins Blazblue: Central Fiction

On the final day of EVO 2017, Arc System Works revealed Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, a new crossover fighting game featuring characters from Blazblue, Persona 4 Arena, and Under Night in-Birth! Ruby Rose from RWBY also debuts in the EVO '17 announce trailer. Blazblue Cross Tag Battle will feature 2-VS-2 gameplay and is planned for release in 2018. In related news, Jubei is finally joining the playable roster of Blazblue: Central Fiction and got his own EVO '17 reveal trailer.

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