Developers Crazy Piranha and Or1go's project, titled The Chainsaw Incident, is going to have a Kickstarter soon. It appears to be a fighting game aiming for release on the PlayStation 4 and Vita.
I'm really digging the ... more
In a move that is sure to be divisive among the fighting game community, Capcom has revealed a new feature in Ultra Street Fighter IV -- the ability to select "past" incarnations of characters. For instance, if you were... more
Killer Instinct composer Mick Gordon, has announced that a new version of Killer Cuts is scheduled to release this March. The album will feature music Gordon created for the Xbox One reboot of Rare's classic fighting game.
Jojo's Bizzare Adventure: All-Star Battle will enter the ring in Europe and Australasia on April 25, Namco Bandai has confirmed.
Though the flagrant PlayStation 3 fighting game drew criticism in Japan over its gratuitous use of downloadable content, Namco says a pair of the digital characters (Yoshikage Kira and Shigekyo Yangu) will be on offer for "free" in the West. Gee, thanks guys. more
Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm is being pushed back until summer, PDW: Hotapen announced today. The doujin fighting game was initially planned for a February or March release.
Causes of the delay include a lengthy voice... more
Arc System Works are bringing the sequel to Persona 4 Arena to PS3 and Xbox 360 this year. The P-1 Climax tournament is back, this time with familiar faces like Yukari Takega and Junpei Iori joining up, as well as new kid Sho Minazuki. They've also added new 1-hit special attacks to the mix.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will launch this fall. more
I hope Poison is going to be able to tag him back when she gets a trailer because she had to play punching bag this time around. Training Mode is so cruel.
Go check out this video to see just what's different in the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV (aside from new characters). Otherwise, enjoy a closer look at how Hugo and his disgusting bird's nest hair will play. more
This is one of those stories that you come into with a confused look on your face and leave a moment later with that exact same puzzled expression. Speaking to IGN about voicing Snake in Metal Gear Solid V -- a role he's been... more
Double Helix will release a patch "very soon" that will fix the current known issues with Killer Instinct's Jail mode, the game's penalty for disconnecting before the end of a match. Also included in the update is a seri... more
Last week it was Little Mac, this week it's Diddy Kong joining the roster in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS. He was in the Wii version, and it looks like he'll be bringing his barrel jetpack and peanut blaster again.... more
Even with no money on the line, I get way too stressed out playing competitive multiplayer games. My emotions run wild. I cannot fathom participating in money matches, though the appeal isn't lost on me. Capcom has partnered ... more
The next two games to go free for PlayStation Plus subscribers are Remember Me for PlayStation 3 and Street Fighter X Tekken for PS Vita. Look for those once the store updates tomorrow
Having played neither of these games mys... more
Along time ago, in an arcade far far away, Sega was king of the scene. Some of the industries best fighters (Virtua Fighter 2, Fighting Vipers, Virtual On...) were developed and powered by the once dominant developer. But al... more
Skullgirls is back from the dead and better than ever. Free from the restraints imposed by former publisher Konami, Lab Zero and Autumn Games have brought the indie 2D fighter back with a vengeance with Skullgirls Encor... more
Remember that wonderful Sesame Street x Street Fighter crossover art series from way back in 2010? Artist gavacho13 made a pretty funny spoof, and now after all this time it's been turned into an actual game.
It's not quite a... more
According to Siliconera, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign will launch on February 20th in Japanese arcades. After that, Xrd Sign will launch on the PlayStation 3 and the PS4 later this year in Japan. There are no announcements ... more
The blaznew BlazBlue, Chrono Phantasma, is coming to PS3 in North America this March. Aksys has also confirmed the Vita port will be coming stateside as well sometime this summer.
The Vita version will feature an additi... more
When I previewed EA Sports UFC last E3 my intent wasn't to write erotica, but I did, a little. Similarly, my intent when I watched this UFC trailer wasn't to focus on the highly detailed, true-to-life nipple recreation on ea... more
Last month's release of Guilty Gear Isuka on Steam has fans of ARC System Works' fighting games hoping that more of their titles might make it to the platform in future, and a campaign has developed to encourage publishe... more
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Set to release in Japan on the PS3 and Vita in March 2014, J-Stars Victory Vs is a collection of some of the biggest names in anime. Compliments of Bandai Namco, we're getting a look at Kenshin, Goku, and Luffy in action.&nb... more
The newest Smash Bros. Assist Trophy has been revealed, and it's none other than Samus' nemesis Mother Brain. It'll sport a "Laser Brain Attack" move, which you can see in the screenshot above.
In his introduction, game direc... more
Last year's EVO was one of my favorite events of 2013, and now we have the lineup for EVO 2014, courtesy of Mr. Wizard on the iPlayWinner's podcast stream. The lineup consists of Ultra Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel ... more
Amazon's purchase of Killer Instinct developer Double Helix Games as part of its "ongoing commitment to build innovative games for customers" came out of nowhere. We know the company is getting into gaming, sure, but Double H... more
The lengthy interview with Katsura Hashino wasn't just about Persona 5. The whole gamut of Atlus announcements were touched on, including the wonderfully named Persona 4: Dancing All Night. "[W]e'd actually been thinking abou... more
Like Jago, Sabrewulf, and Thunder before her, Orchid is the new free playable character for Double Helix's Killer Instinct. As the trend has gone recently, she'll probably only be available for a week, at which point another ... more
Killer Instinct surprised a lot of people when it hit the Xbox One. No one really expected much from Double Helix given its track record, but a decent following has been with the game ever since, and there's even an arca... more
Killer Instinct is still trucking along, and more fighters are on the way, starting with Spinal, who is launching today on the Xbox One. If you have the Season Pass, he's included as a free download, otherwise he can be... more
Some sort of Jumanji book about the secret Backyard gets hidden away, but an evil power erupts from the Backyard itself (kind of like The Gate) threatening the world and, uh, only the power of cheesy rock and roll and drop d... more
In detailing an upcoming patch for Killer Instinct, developer Double Helix Games has broken down its plans for rage quitters. Players whose disconnect percentage rises above 15 percent in ranked multiplayer matches will be se... more
Last year saw the release of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle in the Japan. The game went on to become a popular seller, and has since retained loyal following. With a quirky and lively art style, along with a pretty... more
I don't know about you, but when I think of a chainsaw incident, I think of Christian Bale dropping one down several flights and killing a woman in American Psycho.
Or maybe that scene in Scarface.
Chainsaws are pretty horri... more
Thunder may have been stripped of his chiefdom in the new Killer Instinct, but he's the next free-to-play character in the Xbox One fighter. He replaces Sabrewulf, who replaced Jago earlier this month.
Killer Instinct can be ... more
Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has taken another opportunity to remind us that the upcoming Wii U and 3DS title will, for better or worse, not have a story mode like The Subspace Emissary. The reasoning -- that p... more
An impressive 630 participants are set to duke it out in the Super Smash Bros. Melee singles tournament at this year's Apex 2014 fighting game tournament -- making it the second largest in the game's history.
As the world's p... more
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... more
Killer Instinct is still played weekly in my house, especially with the Mad Catz Xbox One stick. The problem is it needs more characters sooner than later, and it looks like Spinal is almost done. Play XBLA has posted th... more
While she won't be a playable character in Super Smash Bros., the fact that Ashley of WarioWare fame is included in the game at all warms my heart. She's going to be an Assist Trophy. We've only got the one screenshot to go o... more
Nidhogg has always been a mysterious turbo-indie game that only the cool kids could play at secret underground events in the 13th hour (NO, I WASN’T JEALOUS). Anyway, we plebeians finally have a chance to own ... more
Team NINJA's Yosuke Hayashi announced that there will be some updates coming to Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate soon. The arcade version will be receiving an update in late January, and it will include new costumes for the fighters.... more
Shaquille O'Neal is at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, which makes me happy. What makes me even happier, however, is that when jokingly asked by GamerFitNation if we'd ever get to see a sequel to 1994's Shaq Fu, he said ... more
In 2013, the highly anticipated TowerFall hit the Ouya platform -- and so began the thousands of voices clamoring for a port to any other platform. As of late last year creator Matt Thorson reported that he had only sold... more
In an update posted on Miiverse, Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai talked a bit about trophies, noting that both versions "will boast different types and models. The 3DS trophies will be mainly from handhelds and t... more
If you're looking for something different, check out this video for the indie Kickstarter Violent Serenity: Battle for Discord. Long story short, it's a fighting game that involves both 2D and 3D camera angles, which switch ... more
A source has teased a new clue to Siliconera that the new Ultra Street Fighter IV character has been seen before in the comics. So either she's been in the Street Fighter II manga, or the UDON series.
Shoryuken speculates tha... more
Killer Instinct has swapped out its first free playable character as of a new 675MB update. Since launch in November, Jago has been freely available to test out. Now, it's Sabrewulf.
The full list of patch notes from develope... more
That's my hope, anyway. Cuphead is one of those games I feel bad for not noticing sooner. Sporting a remarkable sense of style and animation, this looks to represent the best of the run-and-gun genre, with developer Studio M... more
Tekken is still chugging along, and director Katsuhiro Harada recently had a chat with 4Gamer to clarify where he stands on the series . Although he's mostly been working on F2P in 2012, he also noted that, everything up... more
Taking part in a massive group interview, over at 4gamer, a few of Capcom's lead developers have shed some light on what' in stow for the Japanese company in the new year.
While many of the announcements were merely teases of... more