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March 3rd, 2021
Andy Bogard Revealed for The King of Fighters XV

SNK revealed KOF series staple Andy Bogard for The King of Fighters XV. Andy's 1-minute gameplay trailer expectedly shows off many of Andy's classic techniques and attacks, and even features a quick cameo by Mai Shiranui. Watch Andy's official reveal trailer below and continue scrolling down to see some official HD screenshots courtesy of SNK.

March 3rd, 2021
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Delayed to June 11, 2021

Tonight, Arc System Works announced on Twitter that Guilty Gear -STRIVE- has been delayed from April 9th, 2021 to June 11th, 2021. In the tweet, Arc System Works mentions they require extra time to polish some aspects of the game specifically the online lobbies and server stability. The development team also mentioned they received valuable feedback from beta participants and will use the extra time to improve the game's overall quality.

March 3rd, 2021
TEKKEN Tag Tournament, TEKKEN 4 Vinyl Soundtracks by Laced Records Releasing July 2021

Laced Records recently announced two upcoming vinyl soundtracks coming to their TEKKEN collection, TEKKEN Tag Tournament and TEKKEN 4. The TTT1 vinyl even includes both the PS2 arrange and arcade version OST. Each physical TEKKEN vinyl cover features unique sleeve artwork by illustrator Samuel Donato (AKA DXSinfinite) and will release in July 2021. Check out some preview images inside and read more about the TEKKEN vinyl series by Laced Records.

March 3rd, 2021
Samurai Shodown Cham Cham Character Render

This month, Samurai Spirits 2 veteran Cham Cham joins the latest installment of Samurai Shodown as the first new DLC character of Season 3. SNK has released Cham Cham's final character artwork / render, which you can check out inside. Cham Cham joins Samurai Shodown (2019) on March 16th, 2021. She will be joined by Last Blade guest character Hibiki Takane and an unannounced Guilty Gear series character later this year.

February 28th, 2021
Announcing The Fighters Gen Podcast - Episode 1

TFG Webmaster here... I'm very excited to announce Episode 1 of the official Fighters Gen Podcast is now Live! This is a brand new monthly podcast I'll be doing exclusively on TFG's newly opened Patreon. The Fighters Gen Podcast will feature my personal take on the latest fighting game news & talking points, Q&A / fan requests from Patrons, and a variety of other topics. In Episode 1, I talk about my backstory, my 30-year martial arts career, and the origins of The Fighters Generation.

February 27th, 2021
SNK and Darkstalkers 2021 Kotobukiya Bishoujo Character Statues Announced

Kotobukiya is well-known for their high-quality Bishoujo statues spanning a wide variety of franchises, including Street Fighter, TEKKEN, and Marvel  designed from the beautiful art direction of Shunya Yamashita. Today, Kotobukiya announced a new line of Bishoujo Statues based on SNK's The King of Fighters '98 and SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. Kotobukiya also recently announced a line of 2021 Darkstalkers character statues, including Morrigan and Felicia.

February 25th, 2021
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore Season Pass 1 Announced, Four New Characters Joining the Roster

Autumn Games recently announced new character Annie for Skullgirls: 2nd Encore. This week, Autumn Games confirmed 3 additional characters will join Annie in Skullgirls: 2nd Encore's Season Pass 1. The Annie DLC will be released on Steam in Early March as "early access" followed by her final release in May 2021 (complete with her Story mode) on PS4 / Steam. The Digital Art Compendium and Soundtrack are also coming in March.

February 25th, 2021
Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash Announced for Switch

Akira Nishitani, legendary Capcom designer / director of Street Fighter 2 and Final Fight was in attendance during the recent Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable stream. During the stream, he announced a new Nintendo Switch version of Fighting EX Layer, called Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash. This version will remove the "Gouji deck" system and give characters new EX moves and systems (EX-Dash, EX-Arrow and EX-Illusion). Check out the announce trailer.

February 22nd, 2021
SFV: CE V-Shift Patch Notes, New Dan Trailer

Season 5 of Street Fighter V has officially begun, with the first new character Dan Hibiki now playable. Season 5 introduces the new "V-Shift" defensive mechanic and a plethora of character balance changes. That said, today Capcom has released the official patch notes to get players acquainted with all the new changes. In addition, Capcom released a brand new trailer for Dan Hibiki on YouTube.

February 21st, 2021
New TEKKEN 7 Character Teased, Joins Roster in Spring 2021

Announced during the Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable #2, Katsuhiro Harada and Bandai Namco confirmed a new character will be joining the fight in TEKKEN 7 this Spring. A short teaser trailer appears to provide a glimpse of this female newcomer. TFG's inside sources have said this new character may be joining the game as early as March 2021. More to be revealed soon...

February 21st, 2021
I-No Revealed for Guilty Gear -STRIVE-

During the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable #2, Arc System Works revealed returning character I-No as the 15th and final character of Guilty Gear STRIVE's launch roster. After previewing I-No's moveset, special moves, and combos... the end of the trailer highlights I-No's fighting against both Sol and Ky.

February 21st, 2021
Chizuru Announced for KOF XV, 2nd Team Reveal

SNK announced series veteran Chizuru Kagura is coming to The King of Fighters XV during the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable event. Chizuru's gameplay trailer shows many of her classic attacks returning in her KOF XV iteration. The second official KOF XV team has also been revealed... Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami, and Chizuru Kagura make up "The Sacred Treasures" team. Watch Chizuru's official reveal trailer inside:

February 21st, 2021
Guilty Gear Character Coming to Samurai Shodown

During the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable #2, SNK's Yasuyuki Oda showed a new Samurai Shodown Season 3 gameplay trailer for Cham Cham and announced her release date for March 16th, 2021. Following that announcement, Oda announced a Samurai Shodown x Guilty Gear collaboration! Following Season 3's DLC characters Cham Cham and Hibiki Takane from The Last Blade... one out of the two remaining Season 3 characters will be a guest character from Guilty Gear!

February 20th, 2021
Arc System Works Extends Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Beta

To compensate for the server downtime yesterday (and Thursday), Arc System Works announced they will be extending the Guilty Gear -STRIVE- open beta for a full two days! All beta participants can continue playing -STRIVE- until February 23rd, 2021 at 6:59am (PST). Arc System Works noted that the Open Beta Test game data can only be downloaded until Feb. 21st at 6:59 AM PST. So there's still time to jump in!

February 19th, 2021
Ryu & Chun-Li Join Fortnite in Street Fighter Crossover

I believe this is the first time I'm writing an article about Fortnite. I hear it's a very popular game. Since its release in 2017, Fortnite has become known for its plethora of crossovers with other franchises, including: Marvel, DC, Star Wars, GI Joe, Terminator, Predator, Tron, and many others. The news today confirms Street Fighter will join Fortnite's catalog of crossovers, with series icons Ryu and Chun-Li joining the mayhem. Check out the teaser trailer inside.

February 18th, 2021
Mortal Kombat (2021) Movie First Official Trailer

The first official trailer for the upcoming live-action Mortal Kombat (2021) film went live this afternoon! "The Mortal Kombat reboot from director Simon McQuoid features the defenders of Earthrealm Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Jax Briggs and more entering the Mortal Kombat tournament to save the world from Shang Tsung, Sub-Zero, Mileena and other supernatural kombatants." Watch the full 2-minute trailer inside!

February 17th, 2021
The King of Fighters XV Kyo Kusanagi Gameplay Trailer

It's Wednesday night and you know what that means... SNK has posted another King of Fighters XV character gameplay trailer on YouTube. Original KOF poster-boy Kyo Kusanagi shows he's still got it in the fifteenth installment of The King of Fighters, demonstrating special moves, combos, and MAX cancels in his official KOF XV trailer. Watch Kyo's trailer and take a look at some new HD screenshots from SNK, inside:

February 16th, 2021
Street Fighter V Celebrates 5th Anniversary Today

On this day 5 years ago (2016), Street Fighter V was released on PlayStation 4 and PC. SFV will go down as one of the most ambitious titles in the history of the franchise, reimagining many Street Fighter icons in vibrantly-animated 3D graphics utilizing Unreal Engine 4. SFV's launch was met with mixed results with many fans feeling SFV lacked content. Since 2016, Capcom's numerous updates redefined and practically relaunched SFV several times over...

February 9th, 2021
Fighters Gen Vlog 2021, Patreon Now Live

TFG Webmaster here... I'm usually working behind the scenes every day on this website to bring you the latest fighting game news, artwork, and entertainment. This month, I finally had some time to sit down for a new Fighters Gen Vlog! In my first vlog of 2021, I talk about recent SNK news, including my "reaction" to Iori's KOF XV trailer and I even make a few announcements: #1) I'm doing an interview with Arc System Works. #2) TFG now has a Patreon!

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