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July 3rd, 2020
Capcom France Shares Street Fighter V Lucia Concept Artwork

Throughout Street Fighter V's evolution, Capcom has been transparent in showing many early concept designs for new and returning characters. On Twitter, Capcom France shared some costume concept illustrations for Lucia Morgan of Final Fight 3 fame to further promote the ongoing fan costume concept for SFV Season 5. In the tweet, Capcom France mentioned that one of these Lucia concepts served as the basis for her default SFV costume.   

July 2nd, 2020
EVO Online 2020 Officially Cancelled, Statements from Capcom, Bandai Namco, NetherRealm Studios

If for any reason you were looking forward to the EVO Online 2020 event, you'll be disappointed to learn that the entire event has been officially cancelled. The reason for the sudden cancellation is due to serious abuse allegations made against EVO event organizer, Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar. This evening, Capcom, Bandai Namco, and NetherRealm Studios have all confirmed via social media they have removed themselves from the event. 

July 1st, 2020
Street Fighter: Duel Preview, Official Artwork, New Trailer Features Virtual Yoshinori Ono

Street Fighter: Duel is an upcoming action RPG by Tencent Games featuring some stylish 2D artwork and 2D sprites. Early images of Street Fighter: Duel seemed to take heavy visual inspiration from JRPG, Persona 5. However, the latest vibrant artwork, screenshots, and trailers have a more distinguished vibe, with character designs, locations, and music based on Street Fighter IV and SFV. Also check out a new trailer featuring none other than CG Yoshinori Ono! 

June 30th, 2020
SoulCalibur VI Season 2 Announcement Delayed Due to COVID-19, Says Producer Motohiro Okubo

On Twitter, SoulCalibur 6 Producer Motohiro Okubo replied to a conversation answering fans who are anxiously waiting for Season 2's next DLC character announcement. SoulCalibur 6 Director Yoshinori Takahashi was also involved in the conversation, confirming the consensus that Season 2's DLC announcements have been delayed due to COVID-19 . "W e lost the announcement chance because of all the off line event has been cancelled," said Okubo. 

June 24th, 2020
Samurai Shodown Warden Render & Official Screenshots

For Honor guest character officially joined Samurai Shodown's cast today as DLC (now available for $5.99). Take a look at SNK's official character render for the heavily-armored noble warrior, in addition to several high-res screenshots of Warden. In addition, For Honor game director Nicolas Bombray from Ubisoft posted a special message for fans in regards to Warden's guest appearance in Samurai Shodown

June 23rd, 2020
New Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Zato-1 & Millia Gameplay Trailer

Today, Arc System Works debuted some fresh Guilty Gear -STRIVE- gameplay footage featuring two series veterans who were originally revealed back in March of this year, Zato-1 and Millia Rage. The brand new 2-minute gameplay trailer gives us a much closer look at the updated movesets and stunning new animations for both returning veterans. 

June 23rd, 2020
For Honor's Warden Joins Samurai Shodown on June 24th

During today's NEW GAME+ EXPO (NGPX), SNK announced a crossover with For Honor, featuring the character "Warden" as Samurai Shodown 2019's final Season 2 DLC fighter. Warden's official gameplay reveal trailer briefly shows the heavily armored knight in action. For his super special move, Warden calls in a full-sized catapult to attack his opponent. Warden joins Samurai Shodown's roster tomorrow on June 24th, 2020. 

June 23rd, 2020
The King of Fighters R-2 Comes to Nintendo Switch in July 2020

At NEW GAME+ EXPO (NGPX), SNK announced another classic NEOGEO Pocket Color title will be coming to Nintendo Switch next month: The King of Fighters R-2. Originally released in 1999, The King of Fighters R-2 is a unique homage to KOF '98 featuring a familiar character roster and stages from the original arcade hit. KOF R-2 is the latest new addition from SNK's newly announced "NEOGEO Pocket Color Selection" on Switch. 

June 22nd, 2020
Samurai Shodown Season 2 Final DLC Character Silhouette

On Twitter, SNK posted an image showing the silhouette of Samurai Shodown 2019's final DLC character of Season 2. In the tweet, SNK confirmed that the new character will be officially revealed tomorrow, June 23rd, 2020 (at 8:00am PDT) during the NEW GAME+ EXPO online event. At a glance, the shadowy figure looks like they could possibly be wearing heavy knight armor. Stay tuned for the full reveal tomorrow! 

June 20th, 2020
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition Free to Download on Steam, PlayStation 4 & Xbox 360

WB Games is offering everyone a free copy of Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition. The game is currently available to download for free on PlayStation Network, Steam, and the Microsoft Store until next Thursday, June 25th, 2020. To review, Ultimate Edition includes all the post-launch DLC characters, including: Lobo, Batgirl, Martian Manhunter, General Zod & Zatanna, along with the S.T.A.R. Lab missions and DLC skins. 

June 19th, 2020
Street Fighter X TEKKEN What Happened? (Video)

Popular Youtuber, Matt McMuscles, is known for his humorous yet informative "What Happened" video series - where he focuses on a particular game that had great potential, but didn't quite live up to the hype. Matt's latest What Happened video features 2012's Street Fighter X TEKKEN, a promising fighting game by Capcom that fits the description perfectly. In the video, Matt recalls the many ups and downs of SFXT, the failed DLC gem system... 

June 16th, 2020
TEKKEN 7 Version 3.32 Released, Patch Notes

Today, Bandai Namco released a minor patch (v3.32) to remedy some outstanding issues with Fahkumram's hit boxes. Due to his massive size, Fahkumram has become infamously known for breaking many combos and generally not behaving like other TEKKEN characters when being hit from certain angles. Patch 3.32 increases the size of Fahkumram's hit boxes when damage is taken, allowing the opponent's combos to connect more easily. 

June 12th, 2020
Ramlethal Announced for Guilty Gear -STRIVE-

This evening, as part of IGN's "Summer of Gaming" event, Arc System Works debuted the Guilty Gear -STRIVE- reveal trailer for returning fan-favorite, Ramlethal! The original boss from Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- will return in -STRIVE- with an updated appearance, retaining her dual swords and unique attributes that made her a standout design in Xrd. At the end of the trailer, Arc System Works confirmed that the next character reveal trailer is coming in August! 

June 11th, 2020
Arcade1Up Reveals X-Men Vs. Street Fighter & Marvel Vs. Capcom Home Arcade Cabinets

During IGN's Summer of Gaming event, home arcade cabinet manufacturer Arcade1Up announced upcoming X-Men Vs. Street Fighter and Marvel Vs. Capcom arcade cabinets, each containing several classic titles. The MVC-themed home cabinet will include 4 classic games from the iconic Capcom Versus Series, including: Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men Vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter, and Marvel Vs. Capcom

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