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August 17th, 2017
King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 3 Now on Youtube

Early this morning, SNK uploaded Episode 3 of their new 3D animation series The King of Fighters: Destiny on Youtube. In Episode 3, the Art of Fighting Team and Hero Team chat with Yuri on FaceTime, Terry Bogard dabbles in some romance, and Joe Higashi busts up some thugs. It's pretty random. 

August 16th, 2017
SFV 30th Anniversary Costumes Coming Aug. 29th

Earlier today, Capcom announced 4 new Street Fighter V DLC costumes coming to the game on August 29th. To celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Street Fighter series, Guile, M. Bison, Ibuki & Karin are "dressed up" for the occasion in these new costumes. (Fun Fact: Ibuki's dressy kimono is based on a classic Street Fighter anniversary poster artwork.) Each costume will cost $3.99 each. Head over to Capcom Unity to see screenshots of the 4 new costumes.

August 14th, 2017
Blazblue: Central Fiction 2.0 Update Hits North America August 31st, Jubei Official Artwork

Last month at EVO '17, Arc System Works announced Jubei as a new DLC character for Blazblue: Central Fiction. Jubei will officially become available worldwide on August 31st in the 2.0 update and will be accompanied by free gameplay / balance patch. The Jubei DLC will cost $7.99. Check out Jubei's official Blazblue: Central Fiction character artwork and reveal trailer.

August 10th, 2017
Watch The King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 2 Free on Youtube

SNK uploaded Episode 2 of their new 3D animation series The King of Fighters: Destiny on Youtube. Episode 2 introduces new characters to the story, such as: Billy Kane, Ryo Sakazaki, and Robert Garcia. The full episode is just under 18-minutes long. Additionally, SNK uploaded Episode 1 to their Youtube channel as well. Check out both episodes in the link...

August 10th, 2017
Tell Bandai Namco Your Opinion of Tekken 7 in Their Official Survey

TEKKEN 7 released worldwide a little over 2 months ago. Bandai Namco just released an official survey directed towards players who've already spent many hours playing the game. The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and features many detailed questions. You also get to select the top 5 features of TEKKEN 7 that you like (and the top 5 you dislike). This survey will help Bandai Namco get an idea for what players want in future TEKKEN 7 updates as well as future TEKKEN installments, so be sure to participate!

August 9th, 2017
Allen Snider Confirmed for Arika's Upcoming Fighter

Early this morning, Arika uploaded a teaser trailer for returning Street Fighter EX original, Allen Snider, confirming him for their upcoming fighting game project (official title still undecided). Check out Allen's updated design (which doesn't skimp on the American patriotism) in his official artwork below. If other returning EX characters are any indication, Allen should retain most of his classic techniques and special moves.

August 8th, 2017
DLC Character Starfire Now Available in Injustice 2

Starfire, the latest DLC character for Injustice 2 is now available for players who picked up the Deluxe Edition, Ultimate Edition, or Fighter Pack #1. Starfire will become available for purchase to the general public next week on August 15th for $5.99. Take a look at Starfire's reveal trailer in case you missed it a couple weeks back.

August 6th, 2017
SNK History / Retrospective 1973-2016 on Official Site

SNK recently put together a history / retrospective article on their official website. The article covers iconic games and events that took place in SNK's history from their humble beginnings in 1973 to their "rebirth" in 2016. Unfortunately, the bulk of the article is written in Japanese, but there are some interesting old photos of the real NeoGeo Land, SNK Headquarters, and a timeline of notable system and game releases. Hopefully SNK will post an English version of the article in the future.  (Source: SNK)

August 5th, 2017
Razer Panthera Street Fighter V Special Edition PS4 Fightstick Now Available to Purchase

Razer's Special Edition PS4 Street Fighter V fightstick featuring nostalgic Ryu VS Akuma artwork is now available to purchase on Razer's website. Long Vo's Street Fighter Alpha 2-inspired panel artwork featuring "bearded" Ryu and SFV Akuma makes for a visually stunning fightstick on the outside. As you'd expect from Razer, the internals and hardware are top of the line (Sanwa components). The fightstick is fully customizable and retails for $199. Read additional details or order the stick now on Razer's official website.  (Source: Razerzone)

August 5th, 2017
Street Fighter V Figuarts Action Figures Preview

Here's a preview of some upcoming Street Fighter V action figures by S.H. Figuarts. So far, the lineup includes Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, and Rashid. SDCC '17 also offered a sneak peak of upcoming Akuma and R. Mika figures from the same line. Currently, the price point of each SFV Figuart is around $50-$60. Ryu and Chun-Li are currently available, while Cammy and Rashid have yet to be finalized.

August 4th, 2017
3D Animated Series The King of Fighters: Destiny Now Available on Steam for Free

The first 20-minute episode of the new CG anime series, The King of Fighters: Destiny, is now available to watch on Steam (for free)! Episode 1: "South Town" introduces several important members of the cast and shows the humble beginnings of KOF' 94's Hero Team along with the Bogard brothers. There are a total of 24 episodes planned. In addition, check out some new character concept artwork for several KOF: Destiny characters.

August 1st, 2017
Injustice 2 August Update Official Patch Notes

NetherRealm Studios released the full patch notes for Injustice 2's August update. The patch includes quite a few heavy character balance changes (such as nerfs to some current top tier characters, and buffs for weaker characters). Other general gameplay fixes include movelist corrections, random bug fixes, display/menu changes, and more. Check out the patch notes over at the official Injustice 2 website. In related news, TFG's full review of Injustice 2 is now live!

July 29th, 2017
Blazblue: Central Fiction Ver. 2.0 Hits Arcades August 3rd, Full Patch Notes + New Opening Movie

The arcade version of Blazblue: Central Fiction will be updated to "Version 2.0" on August 3rd. The Ver. 2.0 update adds Jubei to the character roster along with some system and character adjustments. The full English patch notes for update Ver. 2.0 are now available (link inside the article). Also, Arc System Works uploaded the new opening movie for Blazblue: Central Fiction Ver. 2.0. No specific date has been announced for the Ver. 2.0 update on PS4, PS3 and PC, but it is planned for release sometime this Summer.

July 28th, 2017
Tekken 7 Taiko Drum Master Items & Eliza DLC Now Live

Bandai Namco released some new TEKKEN 7 DLC just before next month's big update arrives. First up, Taiko Drum Master-themed customization items (including special move effects, sounds, health bars, player panels, and adorable floating drum characters) are now available for download - and the best part is they're completely FREE. Secondly, if you didn't score Eliza as a free DLC character when TEKKEN 7 launched, the narcoleptic vampiress is now available as a DLC character for $4.99.

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