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12:15 PM on 08.04.2014

Stardust Vanguards takes mechs into space for fast-paced multiplayer battles

Games like TowerFall, Nidhogg, and Samurai Gunn have shown recently that fast multiplayer combat with simple rules can still be immensely fun. Following in those footsteps is Stardust Vanguards, which takes the battles into ...

Darren Nakamura

6:30 PM on 07.25.2014

Tekken 7 extended trailer is twice as overdramatic

I can't believe Liam Neeson has already made seven of these. There was a trailer for this recently, but this Comic-Con trailer is twice and long, therefore twice as good. You can say, "It's not about the length of the trailer, it's how you use it" all you like, but it's a half truth.  Also, please never say Heihachi again.

Steven Hansen

12:00 AM on 07.14.2014

Here's the Tekken 7 trailer we've all been waiting for

It's about time we get another Tekken game. Despite the fact that my last true favorite Tekken game was Tekken 3 with Hwoarang, Eddy, and Jin, the official Tekken 7 trailer still has me sufficiently excited. However, bizarre...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 AM on 07.02.2014

A fighting game about mages with armies of robots

Have you heard of Magical Battle Festa? Chances are pretty good the answer to that question is no. The indie fighter launched quietly this spring, with little in the way of promotion or fanfare. But, as luck would have ...

Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 05.20.2014

Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam

Do you know Toribash? It has existed as a free-to-play game for a while now on Mac and PC, and it even came to WiiWare several years ago. The turn-based, muscle micromanagement fighter starring Vectorman's cousins may now ga...

Darren Nakamura

8:30 PM on 04.30.2014

Nidhogg should be 'way more comfortable' on PS4

Pixelated dueling game Nidhogg hit PC back in January, and now we know it's coming to PlayStation 4. "The game has always been best played with gamepads," Messhof co-founder Kristy Norindr said of the one-on-o...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 PM on 04.30.2014

Lethal League knocks some fighting game conventions out of the park

After more than a decade of ignoring fighting games (Super Smash Bros. notwithstanding), Divekick! did a lot to reignite my interest in the genre. By kicking out conventions and reimagining what a fighting game can be, it be...

Darren Nakamura

7:00 AM on 04.08.2014

Doujin fighter Magical Battle Festa strikes PC today

Magical Battle Festa is hitting PC today, courtesy of the localization team at Playism. Set in a future where mankind has averted crisis by harnessing the power of magic, this arena fighter pits up to four-players in an all-...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 PM on 01.17.2014

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z has a stupid name, new trailer

Dibzboz is kind of fun to say, I guess. Battle of Z is probably a combination of an apology for the Dragon Ball Z Kinect game and a way to cash in on the fact that there is a new Dragon Ball Z movie that officially retcons G...

Steven Hansen

8:34 AM on 12.18.2013

Super Mario Galaxy's Rosalina joins Smash Bros. roster

Super Mario Galaxy's Rosalina is joining the roster of playable characters in Super Smash Bros. The celestial princess will fight alongside star-like creature Luma in the upcoming 3DS and Wii U fighter.

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 AM on 11.29.2013

Persona 4 Arena sequel strikes Japanese arcades

Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold hit Japanese arcades yesterday. The fighting game is slated to expand its reach to PlayStation 3 in the country sometime next summer, Atlus announced earlier this week during the...

Kyle MacGregor

5:25 AM on 11.24.2013

Persona 4: Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold hits PS3 next summer

Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold is punching and kicking its way to PlayStation 3 in Japan next summer, Atlus confirmed this evening amongst a slew of announcements. The fighting game is a follow-up to the absol...

Kyle MacGregor

2:00 AM on 11.19.2013

Swappurtunity: Check out AquaPazza's alternative costumes

Someone's been drinking l'acqua pazza, if AquaPazza: Aquaplus Dream Match is any indication. The wacky 2D fighter, in which you can drop bookshelves on your opponents using a cast that consists of 13 different visual novel a...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 11.14.2013

Soulcalibur II HD is looking nice in new launch trailer

Namco Bandai is all set to release Soulcalibur II HD Online next week on current-gen digital storefronts Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, and has released a launch trailer as a subtle reminder that this is a th...

Brett Zeidler

7:30 PM on 11.11.2013

Injustice Ultimate Edition gets a trailer just in time

Injustice: Gods Among Us Complete Edition is out tomorrow in North America, November 29 in Europe, on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, and PC. It's also coming to PlayStation 4, which launches in North America on November 1...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 11.07.2013

Indie fighter Legend of Raven soaring to PS4, Xbox One

Legend of Raven is now fluttering over to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Nicalis has announced. A new trailer for the upcoming fighter reveals the PS4, Xbox One, and PS Vita versions will all employ lag-reducing GGPO netco...

Kyle MacGregor

5:15 PM on 11.05.2013

The new Dragon Ball Z game includes a Goku figure

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is getting a pretty sweet Collector's Edition over in Europe. It'll include a Super Saiyan Goku figure, an artbook, and a Naruto Sage's costume for Goku. I want the figure, but that's about it. The...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 PM on 11.04.2013

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure enters the ring in spring 2014

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle is making the trip to PlayStation 3 in North America, Europe, and Australasia sometime next spring, Namco Bandai has announced. The publisher also revealed a tantalizing trailer for the upcoming manga-based fighter, which is looking just fantastic. At least fighting game fans needn't wait too much longer to dig into this.

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 AM on 10.31.2013

Atlus fighter AquaPazza flaunts new assailants

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One may be looming just around the bend, but that doesn't mean it's time to put your current generation systems out to pasture just yet. Software will continue to trickle out for older platforms fo...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 PM on 10.15.2013

Dead or Alive 5 is charging $25 for these new costumes

How does Tecmo Koei celebrate Halloween? Or really, any day of the week? With skimpy outfits! Skimpy outfits that they hope you'll pay $24.99 for. Yes, you read that right. 28 costumes for $25. The "special" pack released to...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 AM on 09.09.2013

Enjoy this stunning Guilty Gear trailer guilt-free

I'm really digging this trailer for the horribly named Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-. It bathes in a guilty pleasure, 90's anime feeling that has me inexplicably gearing up for the game. Today we learned Arc System's BlazBlue alter...

Steven Hansen

2:00 AM on 07.31.2013

Get your box off with Real Boxing on Vita

The mobile title Real Boxing is coming to PlayStation Vita next month, August 27. Its press release boasts it is the, "first console-style boxing simulation for the PlayStation Vita" and has newly featured, "console-style mu...

Steven Hansen

3:00 AM on 07.30.2013

It's like Super Smash Bros, but with anime characters

Okay, so it's probably more fair to say J-Stars Victory Vs is like Power Stone with anime characters. Or really, like any of the Dragon Ball Z games, but with a bunch of characters from other shows like One Piece, Naruto, Bl...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:45 PM on 07.19.2013

Soulcalibur 2 HD Online coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3

[Update: Online multiplayer has been confirmed, and the online infrastructure will feature brand new netcode overseen by the Project Soul development team.] Namco Bandai revealed Soulcalibur 2 HD Online at their San Diego Co...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:15 AM on 06.27.2013

SNK devs go indie with new fighter Yatagarasu AoC

A trio of former King of Fighters developers have left SNK for greener pastures, going indie with a fighting game of their own called Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm. Developed over the course of six years on spare time ...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 05.19.2013

Arc returns to their roots with Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

When Arc Systems Works created BlazBlue, many assumed that Guilty Gear as we knew it was over. Guilty Gear 2: Overture certainly wasn't very encouraging. Well surprise surprise, Guilty Gear is back, with series co-creat...

Jonathan Holmes

11:45 AM on 03.07.2013

Dead or Alive 5 Plus demo coming shortly before release

Dead or Alive 5 Plus for the PlayStation Vita will have a demo avaialble shortly before the official release on March 19. Players will be able to have Cross-Play battles with current players of Dead or Alive 5 on the PlaySta...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 PM on 03.06.2013

New Injustice trailer shows off the 'Red Son' pack

The Injustice development team shared a video detailing the "Red Son" content players will be able to get for the upcoming fighting game. There will be alternate costumes for Superman and Wonder Woman based on their looks du...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:00 PM on 03.03.2013

Get yourself some Vanguard Princess in English

Looking for another 2D sprite-based fighter to get your fix, between now and whenever Lab Zero release their Skullgirls DLC? Why not try Vanguard Princess? EigoManga have released an English-localized ver...

Josh Tolentino

8:30 PM on 02.27.2013

New PS All-Stars DLC will be free with GoW: Ascension

After getting word of what the new DLC for PlayStation All-Stars and when we would be able to get our hands on the new characters, we were left wondering how much we would have to shell out (if at all) for the batch of ...

Brett Zeidler





2:15 PM on 02.25.2013

Have no fear! Sinestro added to Injustice roster

What better way to reveal a new character for your fighting game than by barely showing them off in a new trailer? The next match-ups for DC's Battle Arena have been announced: the Man of Steel is going toe-to-toe with the l...

Jason Cabral

4:15 PM on 02.18.2013

Learn more about the story of Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

The long-awaited sequel to Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 has a new trailer for your perusal today, and it's basically a story vignette that showcases some of the scenarios you'll be encountering in...

Chris Carter

10:45 AM on 02.18.2013

New JoJo All Star Battle trailer covers all JoJo's stars

If you weren't already sold on JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, perhaps just under five minutes worth of spiffy new trailer will convince you, especially since this one reveals that the game will feature all o...

Josh Tolentino

9:00 PM on 02.15.2013

Watch Aquaman, Shazam, Joker, and more fight in Injustice

NetherRealms revealed the latest playable character this week with Aquaman, king of the fishes. We also got to see his level, featuring a stage hazard involving a shark and instantly making it my favorite stage. Along with t...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:30 PM on 02.15.2013

Dead or Alive 5 Plus trailer shows off some new features

Any Dead or Alive fans out there? This newest trailer for Dead or Alive 5 Plus shows off some Vita-centric features, like first person fighting, the ability to hold the Vita vertically, and touch features. At the end of the ...

Chris Carter

1:15 PM on 02.13.2013

Aquaman added to Injustice: Gods Among Us roster

The latest character reveal for NetherRealm's Injustice: Gods Among Us introduces us to yet another familiar face: Aquaman. You can get a first look at his appearance in the upcoming fighting game in this new trailer on IGN....

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 01.30.2013

Injustice story trailer: Batman and friends smash it up

Expectations are set high for Injustice: Gods Among Us' story mode after the yet-to-be- topped campaign of Mortal Kombat (2011) -- sorry, Persona 4 Arena fans! So, I'm very excited to see what NetherRealm Studios pulls off h...

Allistair Pinsof

2:45 PM on 01.25.2013

NetherRealm hits hard with new Injustice trailer

There is still a fair bit of time until the release of Injustice: Gods Among Us, but NetherRealm Studios has just dropped a new trailer that give us a little more insight into the major players in this DC slugfest. It seems ...

Jason Cabral

6:00 PM on 11.08.2012

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale final boss revealed

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has gone gold for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. To celebrate, SuperBot released the pretty badass opening cinematic showing off all the brawlers battling it out. At the very end you get t...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 PM on 11.06.2012

Injustice's controller setup gets detailed

The team behind Injustice released a new developer diary detailing all the new tech that they're bringing to their fighting game engine. The controls were also elaborated on, revealing that the block button is gone. Instead you just now hold the stick back to block. Injustice: Gods Among Us will be out April 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U.

Hamza CTZ Aziz