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June 23rd, 2017
New School Costumes Coming to SFV June 27th

Capcom announced some new additions to the "School" themed character costumes in Street Fighter V. Joining Ryu, Chun-Li, and Juri Han... on June 27th, Charlie Nash, R. Mika and Ibuki will be getting their own school uniforms. Each costume will be available for $3.99 each. You can check out preview images of all of the new school costumes and read about their inspirations over at Capcom Unity.

June 21st, 2017
Classic NeoGeo Titles Come to Playstation 4 Including Last Blade & World Heroes 2 + PSN Double Discounts

A variety of classic NeoGeo titles have recently come to PS4 via Playstation Network. On the fighting side, the ongoing "ACA NeoGeo series" adds the original Last Blade and World Heroes 2. These ports include Remote Play (PS Vita) and Trophies. ACA also recently added Sengoku 2, Magical Drop 2, and various Metal Slug titles. PSN is offering a "Double Discount" until 6/27 which includes several NeoGeo games. You can snag Samurai Shodown 6, Last Blade 2, Garou: MOTW, KOF 2000, ADK Damashii, Fu'un Super Combo & Fatal Fury: BA Vol. 2 for 40%-80% off!   (Source: PSN)

June 15th, 2017
First Gameplay of Blade Strangers, a 2D Fighter with Characters From Code of Princess & Cave Story

Japanese developer Saizensen is working on a new 2D fighting game called Blade Strangers. This anime-style 2D fighter features characters from Cody of Princess, Cave Story and Umihara Kawase. So far the game has 10 playable fighters and the characters are made with 3D models but meant to look 2D. Special moves are done with "easy inputs," making the game very accessible to beginners. Check out the first gameplay footage of Blade Strangers. The game is planned for release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam in Q4 2017.

June 15th, 2017
Injustice 2 Sub-Zero Gameplay Reveal Trailer

When Scorpion appeared as a guest character in the original Injustice: Gods Among Us... Sub-Zero felt left out in the cold, so Ed Boon and company included him in Injustice 2 as a DLC guest character. The cryomancer and leader of the Lin Kuei clan brings his ice clones, ice hammer, and many ice projectiles to the Injustice 2 roster. Without further ado, check out Sub-Zero's Injustice 2 reveal trailer.

June 15th, 2017
Killer Instinct Full Character Trailer for Eagle

Even though Killer Instinct (2013) is over 3 years old, developer Iron Galaxy is still releasing new playable characters for the Xbox One and PC exclusive. Check out the full length character reveal trailer for the final Season 3 dLC character, Eagle. Just under two minutes, Eagle's trailer outlines his storyline and of course shows the first gameplay footage of the bow and arrow-wielding Native American. Eagle will be released June 27th along with the 3.8 patch.

June 13th, 2017
Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite E3 2017 Story/Gameplay Trailer, Playable Story Demo Now Live on PS4/XB1

During Sony's E3 conference, a new story trailer for Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite was shown. This is accompanied by an all new gameplay trailer featuring the latest playable characters, such as: Thanos, Dante, Rocket Raccoon, Dr. Strange, Arthur, Zero and Nathan Spencer. In addition, a playable story demo for the game is now available for download on Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Capcom Unity released a gameplay introduction video to help players get acquainted with the new mechanics.

June 12th, 2017
First Gameplay Videos of Dragon Ball FighterZ

After last night's official reveal of Dragon Ball FighterZ at Xbox's E3 2017 conference, the first raw gameplay videos of the Arc System Works developed 2.5D fighter have surfaced online. Early footage confirms 3-Vs-3 Tag Battles, Assist Attacks, a super gauge with over 5 bars of meter, stage transitions, damage to backgrounds, character transformations, and more. Even if you're not a huge fan of the source material, the first gameplay footage of Dragon Ball FighterZ looks promising for 2D fighting game fans.

June 11th, 2017
Arc System Works Developing Dragon Ball FighterZ, a 2.5D Fighting Game with 3-VS-3 Battles

The Dragon Ball series has seen its fair share of fighting game iterations... although, very few were ever fundamentally competitive or technically comparable to traditional fighting games. That may finally change in 2018 with Arc System Works developing Dragon Ball FighterZ, a 2.5D fighting game with 3-on-3 battles, and graphics comparable to the Guilty Gear Xrd series. The first details, videos and images of Dragon Ball FighterZ have arrived! 

June 9th, 2017
Chief Thunder's Brother, Eagle, Becomes Playable in Killer Instinct Later This Month

The final new character planned for release in Killer Instinct Season 3 is Eagle, Chief Thunder's younger brother. Eagle will be released later this month as part of the 3.8 content update. Check out the first images of Eagle along with his teaser trailer. Eagle's full-length official trailer and additional information will be released later this month (including with his DLC pricing).

June 7th, 2017
Bandai Namco Rolling Out Tekken 7 Matchmaking Fix This Week, Available Now on PS4/XB1

Bandai Namco has released the TEKKEN 7 online stability patch (#1) ahead of schedule on Playstation 4 and Xbox One. The patch is currently live and available for download, and definitely improves matchmaking in Online Ranked / Player matches! Additionally, player info (such as wins, rank, title, and current character) will no longer be displayed before joining a random match. Turning ON/OFF Voice Chat was also added to options. A similar patch for the PC version is planned for next week.  (Source: Tekken.com)

June 6th, 2017
Tekken 7 Official Retro Story Recap Video (Part 2)

Remember the "TEKKEN Retro Story Recap" video we posted last month? Today, Bandai Namco released Part 2 of the Retro Recap series for TEKKEN 7, which sums up the Mishima saga storylines of TEKKEN 4, TEKKEN 5, and TEKKEN 6 in charming 8-bit style animation and sound. Once again, these movies are also unlockable within TEKKEN 7's Gallery Mode, along with many other cinematics and illustrations.

June 5th, 2017
Bandai Namco Working on Tekken 7 Matchmaking Fix

A rocky start for netplay when a new fighting game comes out is nothing out of the ordinary... and nothing that can't be fixed through patching. Earlier today, Bandai Namco released a statement confirming that a fix is coming for online matchmaking in TEKKEN 7. "We are currently investigating the issue and plan to address the problem through an online update scheduled to modify the game spec and improve matching. Player and opponent character will no longer be displayed when searching for a match in Ranked Match." More details coming soon. (Source: Tekken.com)

June 3rd, 2017
Digital Foundry Compares Tekken 7 on PC, Playstation 4, PS4 Pro & Xbox One, Early Input Lag Reports

If you're wondering how each version of TEKKEN 7 stacks up graphically and performance-wise, Digital Foundry put together a very interesting video analysis. The full 13-minute video dives deep into TEKKEN 7's groundbreaking visuals, first outlining the upgrades of the 1080p PS4 Pro version over its "864p" PS4 counterpart. They also analyze the PC version's high end graphics settings for maximum quality visuals. The Xbox One version scored the worst, with the lowest graphical quality (720p) and the longest load times.

June 1st, 2017
Tekken 7 Day One Update Adds Netplay Optimizations, Double Elimination Online Tournaments

We're only hours away from TEKKEN 7's worldwide launch! Some (lucky) players who got their hands on the game early have reported significant lag during online matches. Katsuhiro Harada confirmed on Twitter that the "day 1 update" will include netplay optimizations, along with a double elimination option for Online Tournament Mode. Harada also mentioned that the current option to see opponent names (and opt out of online Ranked Match) could be changed at a later date, possibly when players reach a higher rank.  (Source: @Harada_TEKKEN)

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