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"Someone please explain to the Smash kids what SNK is."                    "Since they don't play fighting games." 

September 13th, 2019
TGS '19 Guilty Gear Trailer Reveals New Gameplay, May Confirmed

Arc System Works debuted a new trailer at TGS '19 for the newly announced Guilty Gear planned for release next year. Similar to the announce trailer we saw last month at EVO, the latest Guilty Gear 2020 trailer once again shows off more of the game's gorgeous 2.5D graphics engine, with additional gameplay of Sol Badguy versus Ky Kiske. The dynamic camera angles, smooth animation, character details, and refreshed art style are looking incredible. The end of the trailer confirms May! 

September 12th, 2019
SNK Shows Off New Tokyo Game Show 2019 Swag

The Tokyo Game Show 2019 is officially underway this weekend! While we're all anticipating the latest gaming news, trailers and announcements, SNK kicked off the event by showing off fresh TGS 2019 merch on their official site / online store. Some of SNK's official TGS '19 items include: A variety of jackets, hoodies, t-shirts, hats, art prints, acrylic stands, stickers/stamps, pins, buttons, and chibi plushies of Terry Bogard, Mars People, Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami. 

September 11th, 2019
Samurai Shodown's Shizumaru Available Sept. 16th, New Trailer

SNK announced Shizumaru Hisame will be joining Samurai Shodown (2019) on September 16th. Once again, Shizumaru is a free DLC character add-on if you picked up the first Season Pass for the game, and he will also come with his own stage. In addition to Shizumaru's release date announcement, SNK uploaded Shizumaru's official character trailer, providing a closer look at the Samurai Shodown III protagonist in action. 

September 10th, 2019
SNK Reveals Details on NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro, Includes 20 Classic Fighting Games Built-in, Console/Joystick Modes

Last week, SNK revealed their latest hardware, the NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro. Today, SNK's official website posted their full press release on their new product, shedding some light on the arcade stick's features and layout. For one, it comes with 20 pre-installed fighting games (about half of the amount of games included with NEOGEO Mini). "Console Mode" allows the fightstick to connect to a TV via HDMI, and "Joystick Mode" will connect it to PC / NEOGEO Mini consoles. 

September 10th, 2019
2019 Halloween Stage and Costumes for Poison & E. Honda Coming to SFV: Arcade Edition on Sept. 17th

On Twitter, Capcom revealed a new Halloween stage for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, with the Union Station stage morphing into the "Union Graveyard", in addition to Halloween costumes for Poison & E. Honda. Poison's 2019 Halloween costume has her dress as a stylish 90's zombie chick, while E. Honda will appear as a mysterious mythological creature, the Japanese kappa. Both costumes and the 2019 Halloween stage become available next Tuesday, September 17th. 

September 5th, 2019
TEKKEN 7 Season 3 Arrives Sept. 10th, Patch Notes, Launch Trailer

Today, Bandai Namco dropped a new trailer for TEKKEN 7 Season 3 and released the full patch notes. Newly announced features include Play Stats, new pre-set slots for costumes on the Character Select screen, updated user interface, and more. TEKKEN players will definitely want to take a look at the Update 3.0 patch notes and balances changes coming in Season 3, with all characters receiving new moves, buffs/nerfs, etc. Season Pass 3 and Zafina become available on Sept. 10th. 

September 4th, 2019
Terry Bogard Announced for Smash Ultimate, Reveal Trailer

Today, Nintendo confirmed Terry Bogard as the next DLC guest character coming to Smash Ultimate. Terry's official trailer cleverly pays homage to classic NEOGEO game intros, with several other SNK characters humorously missing the opportunity to enter the Nintendo free-for-all party title. Inside TFG's article, check out Terry's Smash Ultimate reveal trailer, HD character artwork, and first gameplay footage! 

September 4th, 2019
SNK Announces NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro Hardware, World Championship Official Tournament Feat. SamSho & KOF14

SNK just announced (teased) their latest piece of hardware, the "NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro". Curiously, SNK didn't specify any details regarding this mysterious new product. As a continuation off of the NEOGEO Mini, the NEOGEO Arcade Stick Pro "Pro Gear Spec Advanced Entertainment System" possibly features built-in games of its own - or can be used with the NEOGEO Mini / other systems. Previously, SNK stated they are working on new NEOGEO platforms. 

September 2nd, 2019
Rapper T-Pain Cosplays TEKKEN 7's Leroy Smith at Dragon Con '19

New DLC characters and Season Passes can either make or break the future of a fighting game in this generation. In TEKKEN 7's case, the massively successful guest characters and newcomers have been consistently hype-inducing. Popular rapper, T-Pain, recently cosplayed the newest TEKKEN 7 character arriving in Season 3, Leroy Smith. We haven't even seen any gameplay footage of Leroy yet, but T-Pain has perfectly captured the Wing Chun expert as he appears in his official artwork. 

August 30th, 2019
Nintendo Switch Port of Samurai Shodown Coming This Winter with New Eisuke Ogura Box Artwork, SS!2 Pocket as Bonus

Back in June, Samurai Shodown (2019) made an impact on PS4 & XB1 as SNK's latest and sharpest 2D fighter - one with a lot of potential. The game's upcoming Nintendo Switch release (Dec. 12th in Japan) is likely to bring new players into the series, with easy inputs and simplified mechanics complimenting the style of Switch-style games. SNK's Yasuyuki Oda shared the official NS version box artwork, drawn by Eisuke Ogura of KOF series fame. As a bonus to those who pick it up at launch, the NeoGeo Pocket Color's Samurai Shodown !2

August 28th, 2019
Blade Strangers Free Update Adds 3 New Characters, Stages, Improved Graphics, Gameplay Patch

1 year ago today, Nicalis released their unique crossover 2D fighting game, Blade Strangers. To mark the game's first anniversary, Nicalis released a free update (available now on PS4, Steam & Switch). The major update adds 3 new fighters, higher-res graphics, and a variety of gameplay tweaks / balance changes. The three new characters are Aban Hawkins from 1001 Spikes, Piaa from Doki Doki Poyacchio, and a Summer version of Kawase. Each fighter has their own stage and BGM. 

August 28th, 2019
SFV: Arcade Edition E. Honda Official Concept Artwork

On Capcom's official SFV blog (CFN), director/designer Takayuki Nakayama recently shared some concept artwork of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition's returning SF2 veteran, E. Honda. "Everyone loves Edmund Honda. Mr. Honda has many core fans in the development team. There is dignity. Now all the members of Street Fighter are now here!" said Nakayama. Take a look at some early development concept illustrations of E. Honda as he appears in SFV:AE

August 27th, 2019
The King of Fighters Celebrates 25th Anniversary

One of SNK's most defining and successful 2D fighting franchises turns 25 years old this year. The King of Fighters established itself in 1994 by bringing together teams of characters from SNK's other IPs such as Fatal Fury, Art of Fighting, Ikari Warriors, Athena, and even SNK sports games. The "dream match" format has stayed true to its roots for 25 years, with groundbreaking sequels such as KOF '98 and KOF XIII. Enjoy a look back at some amazing illustrations and SNK history.  

August 26th, 2019
Mortal Kombat 11 Spawn Official Artwork / Render

It's been confirmed that Spawn is indeed going to look like Spawn in Mortal Kombat 11. The menacing anti-hero from the mind of Todd McFarlane will make his playable MK11 appearance on March 17th, 2020 as the final character of the game's first Kombat Pack. NetherRealm Studios and Ed Boon shared an official image of Spawn (inside article), giving us a good idea of how Spawn will look in the game.