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August 12th, 2020
SNK Allstar Now Available on Android in North America

SNK Allstar, the KOF spin-off Gacha game, which also includes real time strategy and other PVP/PVE gameplay, is now available to download on Android in North America.  SuperPrism Games announced the iOS version will be arriving later, but fans on Android can start kicking ass with their favorite KOF / Samurai Shodown / Last Blade characters in SNK Allstar starting today. The devs are also celebrating the recent birthday's of Ryo, Yamazaki & Andy with in-game content. 

August 11th, 2020
NEOGEO MVSX Home Arcade Cabinet Coming in October

Unico announced a nostalgic 25" NEOGEO home arcade cabinet with 50 classic games built-in (and quite a nice fighting game selection, I might add). The system includes both a 1-player and 2-player side, a 17" LCD screen with 1280 x 1024 resolution, and a hefty pricetag of $449.99. The optional base to turn it into a full-size arcade cabinet is sold separately for $99 or available with the full purchase of the system for $499.99. See more details + full games list inside! 

August 10th, 2020
Yoshinori Ono is Leaving Capcom After 30 Year Career

Yoshinori Ono has been a producer of the Street Fighter franchise since 1998, originally a lead member of the Sound team for titles such as SFA3 and SFIII: 3rd Strike. Ono-san moved on to being lead producer of Capcom Fighting Jam, Street Fighter IV (series), SF x TEKKEN, MVC: Infinite, and Street Fighter V. Over the weekend, Ono-san announced on Twitter that he is leaving Capcom "this Summer". 

August 9th, 2020
Granblue Fantasy Versus Belial Gameplay Reveal, Season Pass 2 Roadmap

Arc System Works and Cygames announced Granblue Fantasy Versus villain, Belial, will join the game on September 24th as the first new DLC character of the game's Season Pass 2. Belial's official reveal trailer shows off some of the charismatic villain's dynamic animations and moveset, which look pretty awesome so far. The end of the trailer also confirms popular series character, Cagliostro, will join GBVS's roster sometime in October. 

August 8th, 2020
KOF R-2 & Samurai Shodown! 2 Now on Nintendo Switch 

Two cult classic NEOGEO Pocket Color fighting games are now available on Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe. The King of Fighters R-2 and Samurai Shodown! 2 are now officially playable on a system other than the NGPC, for the first time ever! Both of these charming and 100% unique 2D fighting games have a ton of heart, and SNK fans would be wise to pick them up and support SNK in bringing more great NEOGEO Pocket Color games to Switch in the future! 

August 8th, 2020
Storm Collectibles Jin Kazama Figure Preview

Over the past few years, Storm Collectibles' catalog of fighting game figures has become increasingly comprehensive and impressive. Their latest high quality poseable figure is TEKKEN's Jin Kazama, clothed in his classic attire, who joins Kazuya and Heihachi in Storm's TEKKEN 7 lineup. If you have an extra $75 to spare, Jin Kazama is now available to pre-order and will release in Q4 2020. Check out high quality preview images and more details inside! 

August 5th, 2020
Capcom Reveals Akira from Rival Schools, Along with Rose, Oro, and Dan Hibiki for SFV: Champion Edition

Today, Capcom announced 4 out of the 5 new characters coming to Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Season 5, along with the full roadmap into 2021! First up, Dan Hibiki joins the game this Winter alongside a New Battle Mechanic, New Battle Balance, and the new CPT 2021 stage. In Spring 2021, Rose and her stage will be added. In Summer 2021, Akira from Rival Schools will make a guest appearance and will bring another a new stage. 

August 5th, 2020
SoulCalibur VI Ver. 2.20 and 2.21 Full Patch Notes

Bandai Namco has posted the full patch notes for SoulCalibur VI's latest update. In addition to the arrival of Setsuka and the new Murakumo Shrine Grounds stage (available to all players for free), Update 2.20 includes: Yasha Creation items set, battle adjustments, new functions in several modes, Character Creation mode updates, and more. Additionally, Update 2.21 fixes several other bugs. Read the full official patch notes inside! 

August 4th, 2020
PS4 Fightsticks & Pads will be Compatible with PlayStation 5

Before we know it, the 2020 Holiday Season will be upon us... along with the worldwide launch of PlayStation 5. (According to the latest leak, the possible PS5 release date could be Nov. 20th with the console priced at $499). If you're still on the fence about picking up a PS5 at launch, there's some good news that may entice fighting game fans looking to be PS5 ready. Sony's official PlayStation Blog confirmed that legacy PS4 fightsticks and pads will be compatible with PlayStation 5

August 4th, 2020
New TFG Affiliate: HIROAKI Official Blog, 2020 Buriki One Character Art

The Fighters Generation is proud to announce a new TFG affiliate: HIROAKI Blog! Old school SNK fans will immediately recognize the stunning and vibrant artwork of professional Japanese illustrator, HIROAKI, who most recently created official character art for games such as SoulCalibur VI and Deadly Premonition 2. As the lead artist of SNK's 1999 fighting game, Buriki One, HIROAKI has drawn and posted artwork for each character on their birthday to celebrate... 

August 4th, 2020
SNK Allstar Open Beta Now Available in Europe 

Action / Card Battle game, SNK Allstar, is now available for download on Google Play in Europe. The open beta for SNK Allstar has officially launched on Android and is available for anyone to try. SuperPrism Games is also offering some "Server Opening" in-game events where users can unlock Mai Shiranui and Yuri Sakazaki for logging in daily. Inside, take a look at another round of character artwork & animated GIFs from SNK Allstar

August 2nd, 2020
TEKKEN 7 and SoulCalibur VI Online Challenge Events Announced

During the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable stream, Bandai Namco announced official " Online Challenge" events for TEKKEN 7 and SoulCalibur VI. There are a total of 11 official online competitions announced TEKKEN 7, the first "pre-event" for North America kicking off in just two weeks on August 15th-16th (registration is open). The SoulCalibur World Tour website has 3 official tournaments listed so far, taking place in October and November. 

August 2nd, 2020
Online Fighting Game Event "ARCREVO Online 2020" Announced for October, Promo Art by Cygames & Konomi Higuchi

In the wake of COVID-19, fighting game competitions are adapting from large venues to online. Arc System Works announced two upcoming online events, one for North America and one for Japan. ARCREVO Online 2020 will host a major online competition in a variety of games, including: Granblue Fantasy Versus, GGXrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth, BBTAG, etc. The Cygames illustration team and ArcSys designer, Konomi Higuchi, also created some awesome promo art for the event! 

August 2nd, 2020
Fighting EX Layer Rollback Netcode Update is Live

Legendary designer Akira Nishitani (Street Fighter II, Final Fight, SFEX) was present during this weekend's Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable to talk about the latest update for Fighting EX Layer. The game's latest update (1.14) will add Rollback Netcode to the PlayStation 4 version of the game, with early adopters already citing positive results to netplay. Arika's Ichiro Mihara also mentioned the team has an interest to add crossplay to the game... 

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