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March 19th, 2019
Project Soul Responds to Soul Calibur 6 Community Questions

During EVO Japan 2019, Bandai Namco held a "Project Soul Talk" event where fans asked a variety of questions regarding the development of Soul Calibur 6 and future updates to the game. In a new blog on Bandai Namco's official site, the SC6 dev-team answered a total of 50 questions from the Soul Calibur community. The questions cover a wide variety of topics, including: DLC updates, gameplay questions, in-game frame data, online mode, character creation, and more. 

March 19th, 2019
Dragon Ball FighterZ Adding "Kid Goku" from Dragon Ball GT

We all know there aren't nearly enough characters named "Goku" in Dragon Ball FighterZ, so Arc System Works is filling the void by adding "Kid Goku" from Dragon Ball GT. The confirmation of Kid Goku comes from a scan out of V-Jump magazine, showing the first artwork and screenshots of the upcoming DLC character. Armed with his iconic "Power Pole," Kid Goku will have access to his "Super Kamehameha" and "Reverse Kamehameha" special moves, along with his "Super Ultimate Spirit Bomb" Meteor Attack. 

March 19th, 2019
Dead or Alive 6 Happy Wedding Costumes DLC Video

Koei Tecmo recently released a short video previewing the first Dead or Alive 6 Season Pass content, the Happy Wedding costume pack (now available). The first costume DLC pack contains 13 wedding costumes for 13 characters in the game. Koei Tecmo reminded fans that more costume packs are on the way, along with 2 upcoming DLC characters from The King of Fighters XIV

March 16th, 2019
SFV: Arcade Edition Adds "Field of Fate" Stage, an Homage to SFA2 

One thing Street Fighter V has consistently done right is remaking and reintroducing "classic" stages from the franchise's history. The latest reimagined stage coming to SFV: Arcade Edition, "Field of Fate", should be one that every old school Street Fighter player will immediately recognize. Not only did this stage appear in Street Fighter Alpha 2 as a story battle / boss stage (and briefly in the intro); it's also an iconic location from Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie

March 15th, 2019
DOA6 Core Fighters Now Available Free-to-Play

After releasing Dead or Alive 6 two weeks ago, Koei Tecmo has rolled out the free-to-play "Core Fighters" version of the game. DOA6: Core Fighters includes 4 playable characters: Kasumi, Hitomi, Diego and Bass. Available modes in the free version include Fight, Training, DOA Quest, DOA Central, and Online. Additional characters and Story Mode are sold separately. Check out Koei Tecmo's official trailer for DOA6: Core Fighters

March 13th, 2019
TEKKEN World Tour 2019 Announcement Trailer

It's (still) official... it's never been a better time to be a TEKKEN player. Going strong in its fourth year, TEKKEN 7 has proven to be a fighting game that stands the test of time. Players who have stayed dedicated to mastering the game over the years will continue to reap the benefits in 2019 with the exciting announcement of TEKKEN World Tour 2019. With over $185,000 in prize money, new tournament categories (Master+ and Dojo), new & returning tour locations... 

March 12th, 2019
Street Fighter X UNIQLO UT Collaboration T-Shirts Announced

Capcom announced a Street Fighter collaboration with Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer, UNIQLO. The collaboration will bring 12 graphic T-Shirt designs featuring iconic characters from Street Fighter II and Street Fighter V. To celebrate the collab, Capcom released some really cool promotional art featuring Ryu, Chun-Li, Dhalsim, Vega, Zangief and E. Honda. Check out the artwork in TFG's article, along with some of the T-Shirt designs. 

March 9th, 2019
New Granblue Fantasy Versus Trailer Introduces Playable Character, Lowain

Back in December 2018, Granblue Fantasy Versus was announced as Arc System Works' next 2.5D fighting game. The second trailer was uploaded this morning, confirming playable character Lowain, who is accompanied by his comrades Elsam and Tomoi. Set in the same universe as Cygames' popular Japanese mobile game, Granblue Fantasy, GF Versus is planned for a worldwide release on PlayStation 4 in 2019. 

March 6th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Story Trailer Reveals Erron Black, Cassie Cage, Jacqui Briggs, and Kotal Kahn

Today, NetherRealm Studios released the second story trailer for Mortal Kombat 11. "Allies, past and present, will be called upon to protect the Realms from Kronika." The trailer begins with Kronika setting up the time-shifting plot, with characters new and old making their appearances in a "new era" of Mortal Kombat. Returning MK11 characters Erron Black, Cassie Cage, Jacqui Briggs, and Kotal Kahn are revealed in the trailer, some of them even appearing in actual gameplay. 

February 28th, 2019
TEKKEN 7 Ver 2.20 Now Available Worldwide, Adds Julia, Negan, 4 New Stages & Other Enhancements

Bandai Namco has released the Version 2.20 update for TEKKEN 7, which includes playable characters Julia Chang & Negan, 4 new stages, new customization items, and gallery illustrations. New Stages include: Jungle Outpost 2, Twilight Conflict 2, Infinite Azure 2, and Last Day on Earth. In addition, the new "Simple Select" feature has been added, which allows you to quickly change your character in VS Battles & Practice Mode. 

February 27th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Johnny Cage Reveal Trailer

Heeere's Johnny! NetherRealm Studios has announced Johnny Cage for Mortal Kombat 11, in what might be the best reveal trailer for the game to date. The 3-minute gameplay trailer runs through a wide variety of attacks and special moves from Cage's new moveset. The movie star's martial arts moves and classic green projectiles look impressively impactful, and the "comical" aspect of Johnny's MK11 incarnation is more vibrant than ever. 

February 26th, 2019
Samurai Shodown (2019) Second Official Trailer

SNK has released the second official gameplay trailer for Samurai Shodown 2019, one of the main stage games at EVO 2019! The new trailer is a bit shorter than diehard fans might've hoped, but shows nearly a minute of new gameplay featuring Haohmaru, Galford, Jubei Yagyu, Earthquake and Nakoruru. SNK reaffirmed an "Early Summer 2019" release window and announced the title will be playable at PAX East 2019. 

February 26th, 2019
EVO 2019 Main Stage Games Lineup Announced

The iconic Evolution Championship Series will be back this year at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas August 2-4, 2019. Nine main stage games have officially been announced: Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, TEKKEN 7, Soul Calibur 6, Samurai Shodown (2019), Mortal Kombat 11, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], and Smash Bros Ultimate. Mr. Wizard and Markman mentioned that side games will also get plenty of spotlight at EVO 2019. 

February 25th, 2019
Capcom Pro Tour 2019 DLC Revealed for SFV: Arcade Edition

Today, Capcom released a trailer revealing a new Capcom Pro Tour '19 stage and DLC costumes for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. Following 2016's Ring of Destiny, 2017's Ring of Pride, and 2018's Ring of Power, the fourth annual CPT stage for 2019 is called Ring of Justice - based on Metro City from Final Fight (complete with plenty of character cameos). Sagat & Kage's CPT '19 costumes cost $5.99 each, and like past CPT DLC packs, a portion of the proceeds go towards Capcom Cup '19ís prize pool. 

February 21st, 2019
Mega Man & Roll Costumes Coming to SFV: Arcade Edition

After showing a new Warzard-inspired Leo costume for Alex coming to SFV: Arcade Edition's Extra Battle Mode next month, Capcom released a trailer for two more upcoming crossover costumes. Ryu will become Mega Man, complete with a Hadouken-shooting buster cannon, and Sakura will cosplay as Roll Caskett. Additionally, Zangief will be getting a new masked version called "The Gief". A new "Robot Bundle" of mech-themed DLC costumes will also become available soon. 

February 21st, 2019
Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack Arrives May 17th on Nintendo Switch, Limited Edition Items Announced

Arc System Works announced May 17th, 2019 as the release date for "Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary Pack" - a compilation for the Nintendo Switch containing ports of the original Guilty Gear and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R. The Anniversary Pack comes as a physical-disc version only, but both games will also be available for purchase digitally on Switch (also releasing May 17th). The Day One Edition even comes with 2 Limited Edition items. 

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