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January 18th, 2018
The Season Finale of The King of Fighters: Destiny

SNK released the Season 1 finale of their 3D animated series, The King of Fighters: Destiny. In Episode 24: Destiny, "Rugal has achieved the power of a god and the fighters try their best to take him down. Revenge, love, hate, ambition... 'The King of Fighters' gets chaotic in this final epic battle. The destinies of these KOF fighters cross and give birth to a new history." As previously reported, 2 additional seasons of KOF: Destiny and a CG movie have been confirmed - which will tell the story of the Orochi Saga.

January 18th, 2018
Android 21 Confirmed Playable in Dragon Ball FighterZ

The latest issue of V-Jump magazine has confirmed that Android 21 in her "true form" will be a playable character in Dragon Ball FighterZ. ShonenGames reported that Android 21 will be the final character in DBFZ's launch roster. According to the V-Jump scan, Android 21 has the ability to absorb her opponents energy and even use some of their specific moves. Similar to Majin Buu, she can also turn her opponents into edible sweets - such as a macaroon, with icing on top, of course.

January 16th, 2018
Extended 24 Hour Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta Begins January 17th at 9:00pm PST

Bandai Namco is extending the free Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta due to many participating players having online connectivity issues. The extended beta will begin on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 9:00PM Pacific Time and will run for a full 24 hours. Bandai Namco stated on Twitter that they made some tweaks to the server to hopefully provide a smoother online experience during this extended beta period.  (Source: Bandai Namco US)

January 16th, 2018
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Now Available

Today is launch day for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition! If you already own SFV, the free 14GB update (2.01) will add a plethora of new content and modes to the game. The first Season 3 character, Sakura, will be available to try out for free during the launch. SFV: Arcade Edition will also be available as a standalone title for $39.99 in both digital and physical forms. Stay tuned for TFG's future review of SFV: Arcade Edition

January 11th, 2018
SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is Coming to Nintendo Switch & PlayStation 4 This Summer

During today's "Mini" Nintendo Direct, SNK and NIS America announced SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. What looks to be a spiritual successor to SNK Gals Fighters, SNK Heroines is a 2.5D tag team fighting game featuring fast-paced 2-Vs-2 gameplay with up to 4 players (online or local). There will be 14 playable fighters. SNK Heroines features a customization mode where players can customize their characters' outfits, voice, and accessories. A PS4 Collector's Edition was also announced.

January 11th, 2018
Kyo & Terry Take on Rugal Bernstein in KOF: Destiny Episode 23, Two More Seasons & CG Movie Planned

Early this morning, SNK uploaded the latest episode of The King of Fighters: Destiny. In Episode 23: Rugal Bernstein, it is revealed that Rugal is behind the KOF, using it to take control of the fighters by using the Black Crystals. Kyo and Terry cooperate to try and take down Rugal. However, they are forced into a desperate situation when faced with Rugal's overwhelming power and stone-cold killer instincts. Additionally, the Chinese studio behind KOF: Destiny (iDragons) announced 2 more seasons and a CG movie of the Orochi Saga.

January 10th, 2018
11 Minutes of Sakura Gameplay in SFV: Arcade Edition

Yesterday, Capcom showed off the first raw gameplay footage of Sakura Kasugano in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. A Youtube archive (by The BEAST) contains 11 minutes of hard-hitting Sakura gameplay, which should give interested players a good idea about Sakura's updated playstyle and combo system. Sakura becomes available when SFV: Arcade Edition launches on January 16th.

January 10th, 2018
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Final Patch Notes

We're less than one week away from the release of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, and Capcom has released the full patch notes for the major update. Along with listing all the specific character buffs and nerfs, Capcom Unity confirmed a new Training Mode option: in-game frame data displaying advantage & disadvantage in color. Additionally, returning players will be able to change their Fighter ID (for a price) and the "Grand Master" rank has been added. Head over to Capcom Unity for the final list of patch notes for SFV: Arcade Edition(Source: Capcom Unity)

January 9th, 2018
Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta Roster & Modes Revealed

The German Bandai Namco Twitter page unveiled the roster for the Dragon Ball FighterZ 2018 open beta. First off, new playable characters that didn't appear in the previous beta include: Kid Buu, Nappa, Adult Gohan & Beerus. They will be joined by Goku, Vegeta, Krillin, Piccolo, Adult Gohan, Android 18, Frieza, and Cell. For players who pre-ordered, the early access beta begins on Jan. 13 (9am PT). All other players can join the fun on Jan. 14 (12am PT). The beta runs until Jan. 16 (12am PT).

January 8th, 2018
Soul Calibur 6 All Mechanics Analysis Video

While we wait for the next Soul Calibur VI news or character reveal... French Soul Calibur veteran player, Hayate, put together an excellent video analysis of all known mechanics in Soul Calibur VI. His 7-minute video covers returning mechanics such as: Clash, Counter hit, Stun, Wall Splat, Guard Burst, and Guard Breaks; as well as new mechanics: Break Attack, Lethal Hit, and the updated Soul Charge. Lastly, he provides an in-depth look at SC6's Reversal Edge mechanic - which features 3 offensive and 5 defensive options.

January 8th, 2018
Dragon Ball FighterZ Character Breakdown Videos for Nappa, Captain Ginyu & Goku Black

Popular Youtuber Maximilian Dood recently uploaded 3 additional character breakdown videos for Dragon Ball FighterZ. The new video breakdowns feature Nappa, Captain Ginyu and Goku Black. Since Max only had a limited time to test out the characters over at Bandai Namco, the breakdowns only provide a few quick tips and strategies for each character... but are certainly worth a look for anyone jumping into DBFZ on day one.

January 7th, 2018
Injustice 2 Enchantress Gameplay trailer

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios released the gameplay trailer for Enchantress, the second character in Injustice 2's third DLC Fighter Pack. "The all-too ordinary life of June Moone ended the day she was possessed by the Enchantress, a demonic sorceress with aspirations of world domination. Today, she fights for her very soul, struggling to harness the Enchantress' magic for good. If she fails, the Enchantress will consume her - and our world won't be far behind." Enchantress will be available Jan. 9th for players who purchased early access passes.

January 4th, 2018
Preview the First Two Chapters of the KOF XIV Manga: "The King of Fighters: A New Beginning"

In addition to SNK's announcement of "new games" and an update to KOF XIV coming in 2018, SNK also announced a brand new manga adaptation called The King of Fighters: A New Beginning. The manga is being published by the Monthly Shonen Sirius' online manga app, and the first chapter is currently available to read for free online. The manga is in Japanese of course, but until a translation is available, we can certainly enjoy the sharp new artwork. Check out some preview images in TFG's article!

January 2nd, 2018
Arc System Works & Bandai Namco Wish Fans a Happy 2018

Both Bandai Namco & Arc System Works released their respective Happy New Year videos to bring in 2018 and thank fans for their support. To start, Bandai Namco's New Years video includes messages from SoulCalibur 6 producer Motohiro Okubo and Dragon Ball FighterZ producer Tomoko Hiroki. Not to be outdone, the video from Arc System Works kicks off with the legendary Daisuke Ishiwatari in a traditional kimono rocking out on his guitar. (What else would you expect from the creator of Guilty Gear?)

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