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April 7th, 2021
Mai Shiranui Revealed for KOF XV, Trailer + Screens

Following SNK's Tuesday Night teaser silhouette (which was an obvious one this time), SNK posted their King of Fighters XV gameplay reveal trailer for Mai Shiranui. The iconic Fatal Fury / KOF heroine briefly appeared in the original KOF XV world premiere trailer, so we already knew she was confirmed. However, tonight's new gameplay trailer shows the first actual gameplay of Mai in action. Watch Mai's trailer and see the new HD screenshots inside: 

April 6th, 2021
SFV: Champion Edition Spring Update Reveals Oro, Akira Kazama & Rose Gameplay

During today's Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Spring Update livestream, Capcom's Takayuki Nakayama and Shuhei Matsumoto brought fans up to date with the latest Season 5 details. Returning SFIII series veteran, Oro, was shown in SFV gameplay for the first time ever. Oro retains his iconic attributes like his SFIII Super Art and double jump, while acquiring new elements like his pet turtle and new moves. Additionally, Capcom showed more gameplay of Rose and... 

April 6th, 2021
Guilty Gear STRIVE Developer's Backyard #5, 2nd Open Beta

Arc System Works has published their fifth installment of the Guilty Gear -STRIVE- Developer's Backyard blog. In this edition, Akira Katano from the development team analyzes the data collected from the first open beta test from February 2021.  Among the data presented was worldwide character usage and player feedback of GGST's various modes. Online and Tutorial were the lowest-rated, while Versus and Training modes were the highest. 

April 4th, 2021
TEKKEN 7 Season 4 Lidia Care Package GIVEAWAY!

Happy Easter! TFG Webmaster here... I hope you're having a fun and safe holiday. Last month, Bandai Namco sent me a TEKKEN 7 Season 4 care package of ultra rare TEKKEN swag, including a high-quality hoodie, Bryan Fury facemask, and limited edition Lidia Sobieska box containing her blackbelt and a letter from Heihachi Mishima. Bandai Namco provided me with another extra copy, so I'll be doing a giveaway to one lucky follower on Twitter! 

April 2nd, 2021
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown Rated for PS4 in Korea

Back in September 2020, Sega revealed a teaser trailer titled "Virtua Fighter x eSports" which seemed to hint at a new direction for the series... and possibly a new game. It looks like we may finally have some more light shed on the project by the Korean Game Rating and Administration Committee which recently published a rating for "Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown" for PlayStation 4. 

April 1st, 2021
Capcom Releases SFV: CE-themed Neco Drop 2 for April Fools

Today, Capcom continued their tradition of releasing a free-to-play mini-game compatible on PCs and smartphones. The sequel to last year's Neco Drop, Neco Drop 2 is a puzzle game once again featuring the SFV: Champion Edition cast as... adorable cats. Feline versions of the SFV:CE's newest newcomers such as Dan Hibiki, Rose, Oro, and Akira Kazama even make an appearance in Neco Drop 2

March 31st, 2021
King Revealed for The King of Fighters XV, Trailer + Screens

Tonight, SNK officially revealed King for The King of Fighters XV. The Art of Fighting and KOF series veteran demonstrates her iconic Muay Thai style in her KOFXV reveal trailer. King's gameplay trailer also debuts the brand new "Haunted House" stage. Check out the latest trailer along with HD screenshots of King, inside: 

March 31st, 2021
Fighting EX Layer: Another Dash Out Now in Japan, Coming Westward on April 15th

The Nintendo Switch port of Fighting EX Layer is now available to download in the Japan eShop. The core game is free to download and includes Kairi, Shirase, Darun Mister, and D. Dark, along with Arcade and Offline Versus mode. An add-on package priced at $25 adds the full roster to the game (14 additional characters including Terry Bogard), along with Training Mode and Online. The new trailer for FEXL: Another Dash shows the new EX-Dash / EX-Arrow systems... 

March 31st, 2021
SFV: Champion Edition Spring Update Stream Revealing New Season 5 Info on April 6th

Capcom announced their Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Spring Update livestream on April 6th, 2021 will reveal new info on upcoming Season 5 content. Director Takayuki Nakayama and Producer Shuhei Matsumoto will appear on stream to deliver the latest news. It's possible the stream will show new footage of Rose, Oro, or maybe even Akira Kazama. The stream will air next Tuesday, April 6th at 3pm (PDT) / 11pm (BST).

March 30th, 2021
The Fighters Gen Podcast - Episode 2

In Episode 2 of the brand new monthly Fighters Gen Podcast, TFG Webmaster and long-time TEKKEN competitor Frank Joseph (AKA Mr. Yagami / FYagami) reveals "10 Tips" to Improve your TEKKEN skills... with an emphasis on "having fun" playing TEKKEN 7. Even though this is a TEKKEN-themed podcast, all 10 of these Tips & Tricks can also be applied to other fighting games, as well. By becoming a member on Patreon, you'll instantly unlock Episode 1 of the Podcast. 

March 30th, 2021
Guilty Gear STRIVE Early Access for Deluxe / Ultimate Editions Now Include All 15 Characters and Modes

Arc System Works updated their availability of game modes for the upcoming Ultimate and Deluxe Editions of Guilty Gear STRIVE. Before, the early access bonus only included Offline Modes, Story (Prologue) and 13 playable characters (excluding I-No and Anji). Now, early access will include full access to "all modes" including Online as well as all chapters of Story Mode, in addition to all 15 launch characters. 

March 28th, 2021
KOF XV Fatal Fury Team Idle Stances Video / Team BGM

On Twitter, SNK posted a new preview video showing the idle stances for Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, and Joe Higashi in The King of Fighters XV. The video is accompanied by the Fatal Fury Team's KOF XV official in-game theme song, titled "Ride The Big Wave". It appears KOFXV's remake of Fatal Fury 1 stage, Sound Beach, is the unofficial backdrop of Team Fatal Fury and their bangin' OST. 

March 24th, 2021
Yashiro Nanakase Revealed for The King of Fighters XV

It's Wednesday night and you know what that means... SNK has dropped another character reveal trailer for The King of Fighters XV. Returning KOF '97 veteran Yashiro Nanakase is finally back from retirement! This marks Yashiro's first appearance in a fighting game with 3D graphics. Yashiro's 1-minute KOFXV gameplay reveal trailer previews some of his trademark normals, specials, and super move. Also check out HD screenshots of Yashiro, inside! 

March 24th, 2021
TEKKEN 7 Lidia & Island Paradise HD Screenshots

If you're not already enjoying Lidia's awesome Polskie Karate in TEKKEN 7 Season 4, Bandai Namco recently posted a new batch of HD screenshots showing the final Season 4 character and stage. Due to TEKKEN 7's continued success (now selling 7 million copies worldwide recently confirmed by Katsuhiro Harada on Twitter), I think it's safe to say that we're in store for an upcoming Season 5

March 23rd, 2021
Karate Sensei Recreates Lidia's Moves in TEKKEN 7

One of TEKKEN's defining attributes since its inception has been its close relationship with authentic martial arts. Not every fighting game nor fighting game player appreciates this attention to detail... but real-life martial artists have been drawn to TEKKEN for years due to this level of authenticity. A Karate Sensei and YouTuber named Yusuke Nagano recently posted a video recreating some of Lidia Sobieska's awesome techniques in TEKKEN 7

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