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Haha, really? Interplay is bringing back ClayFighter

Mere days ago, I hoped out loud that 2015 would become the year of clay for videogames, and now there's an announcement for a remaster of ClayFighter. Shame it won't be out until 2016. Interplay and Drip Drop Games (who?) are...   more

Haha, really? Interplay is bringing back ClayFighter photo

Mortal Kombat X announced for mobile platforms

Warner Bros. Interactive has announced that come April, Mortal Kombat X will make the jump to the mobile platform. It won't be a full brawler however, as it takes the form of a "card battling hybrid," which you can check out...   more

Mortal Kombat X announced for mobile platforms photo

Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late out today in Europe

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is now available at retailers across Europe, NIS America tells us. The PS3 fighter will see a digital release next week, starting March 4. For more information about Under Night In-Birth you can...   more

Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late out today in Europe photo

There is a lot to unpack from this Mortal Kombat X story trailer

Ostensibly this story trailer for Mortal Kombat X is supposed to set the stage for the latest generation of Earthrealm warriors' struggle against the forces of Outworld, but we all know what the real hype is about -- charact...   more

There is a lot to unpack from this Mortal Kombat X story trailer photo

Brutalities revealed for Mortal Kombat X

Brutalities are back in Mortal Kombat X, and there will be "well over 100" according to series creator Ed Boon, a fact that makes me wonder just how many characters the game will have. Originally, brutalities were long ...   more

Brutalities revealed for Mortal Kombat X photo

Last Round is the third Dead or Alive 5 release, but it has some bugs

Koei Tecmo has been riding Dead or Alive 5 since 2012. If you count the PlayStation Vita-enhanced Dead or Alive 5 Plus, the recent Dead or Alive 5 Last Round release marks the fourth iteration. It has a couple new characters ...   more

Last Round is the third Dead or Alive 5 release, but it has some bugs photo

Kitana has a 'Mournful' Jade-based variation in Mortal Kombat X

All of Mortal Kombat X's fighters have three variations that allow for slightly different play styles. A few weeks back, NetherRealm confirmed Jade would not be making it into Mortal Kombat X, but her spirit lives on with Ki...   more

Kitana has a 'Mournful' Jade-based variation in Mortal Kombat X photo

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late discounted to just $24

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late just launched in North America and it's already being offered at a deep discount via the PlayStation Store. Plus members can grab the PS3 fighter for a measly $23.79, while those without a subscr...   more

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late discounted to just $24 photo

What did they do to poor Charlie Nash in Street Fighter V?

That hair is unmistakable but, Charlie, is that really you? Besides whipping out a new trailer and screenshots, Capcom has announced the Street Fighter V beta, which it's calling "the largest and most ambitious online beta p...   more

What did they do to poor Charlie Nash in Street Fighter V? photo


What did they do to poor Charlie Nash in Street Fighter V? photo
What did they do to poor Charlie Nash in Street Fighter V? photo
What did they do to poor Charlie Nash in Street Fighter V? photo
What did they do to poor Charlie Nash in Street Fighter V? photo
What did they do to poor Charlie Nash in Street Fighter V? photo
What did they do to poor Charlie Nash in Street Fighter V? photo



Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden by Arc System Works looks amazing

Arc System Works is developing the Dragon Ball Z fighting game Extreme Butoden right now for the Nintendo 3DS, and these early pictures are sweet. As a fan of the Butoden franchise they really bring me back, and I'm loving th...   more

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden by Arc System Works looks amazing photo

Exclusive footage of the 'Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late' naming process

Kyle's review of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is now up, and we've acquired exclusive footage of the very complicated naming process used. It all makes sense now!   more

Exclusive footage of the 'Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late' naming process photo

Killer Instinct is getting a multi-faced golem and a 'Ghost Girl'

From a cosmetic perspective, I'm digging this new round of Killer Instinct characters. While the trailer is focused on next week's Aganos, a golem who looks more like a boss than a combatant, there's also a tease at the end for a character everyone seems to be calling "Ghost Girl." I hope that name sticks. Videogames can and should be weird like that sometimes.   more

Killer Instinct is getting a multi-faced golem and a 'Ghost Girl' photo

Review: Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late

The competition is fierce, and I'm not just talking about the folks delivering beat downs online. With so many fighting games on the market nowadays, fans of the genre are spoiled for choice. Studios are vying for mindshare, ...   more

Review: Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late photo

Flex those muscles, Machamp

This is vaguely the same footage of Pokkén Tournament we've seen over the past couple weeks, but it's a direct capture of the game, so what the hell. Good recap of the current roster, though do note that the voice over and text are in Japanese. Long way to go before this'll get localized. What's going on with Pikachu (starting at 1:25)? That expression is Kirby-in-the-USA angry.   more

Flex those muscles, Machamp photo

I bet you'd like some Predator in your Mortal Kombat X

If you see a tell-tale shimmer in Mortal Kombat X come June, you should be concerned. It only means that the perfect hunting specimen is after you, and there's a good chance that death is mere seconds away -- even for th...   more

I bet you'd like some Predator in your Mortal Kombat X photo

Mortal Kombat X will not have a demo, all dev time is spent on the final product

If you wanted a demo for Mortal Kombat X, prepare to be disappointed. Creator Ed Boon took to Twitter to answer fan questions, and during that session he confirmed that there will not be a demo for the game at all. Producer S...   more

Mortal Kombat X will not have a demo, all dev time is spent on the final product photo

Dragon Ball Z: Butōden announced for the 3DS, developed by Arc System Works

Most Dragon Ball fanatics that were alive during the retro era have probably played, or at least heard of the Butōden series. Making its debut in 1993 on the SNES in Japan, the 2D fighter was something else, al...   more

Dragon Ball Z: Butōden announced for the 3DS, developed by Arc System Works photo

Obscure Video Games: Cooking Fighter Hao

When you hear the words "cooking game," your mind probably goes right to the uber-casual Cooking Mama franchise that was huge in the late 2000s. However, years before that in 1998, Nippon Ichi put out its own cooking game for...   more

Obscure Video Games: Cooking Fighter Hao photo

Square Enix reveals new Dissidia Final Fantasy

Square Enix has a new Dissidia Final Fantasy in the works, the publisher revealed today at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba. It's a three-on-three fighting game currently only announced for arcades. You have to figure ...   more

Square Enix reveals new Dissidia Final Fantasy photo

Pokkén strikes Japanese arcades this summer

Pokkén Tournament launches in arcades across Japan this summer, Bandai Namco revealed today at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba. The studio is showcasing the fighter this weekend at the event, giving attendees an...   more

Pokkén strikes Japanese arcades this summer photo

Off-screen Pokkén Tournament footage has Gardevoir-on-Gardevoir action

As a man of simple tastes, my big takeaway from Pokkén Tournament's location test in Japanese arcades was Pikachu wearing shorts, but, I get it: game mechanics are important too. This off-screen video from seadraDS ha...   more

Off-screen Pokkén Tournament footage has Gardevoir-on-Gardevoir action photo

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round director asks PC modders to be 'moral'

When I say "Dead or Alive PC mods," you think ___? You don't need to answer that. The series debuts on Steam this March and if mods created for past console versions are any indication, things are about to get wild. But hopef...   more

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round director asks PC modders to be 'moral' photo

There's a lot of lava in Tekken 7's arcade intro

Although I haven't gotten into the mainline Tekken games for a while (I've always favored Tag), Tekken 7 is looking pretty great. In this new intro video for the arcade version, you'll be able to see Kazuya and Hei...   more

There's a lot of lava in Tekken 7's arcade intro photo

Doujin fighter Dynamite Bomb launches next week

Dynamite Bomb is coming to Playism's western storefront next Tuesday, February 17.   The fighting game, developed by doujin circle Light Green 8, is a combo-heavy experience where standard attacks don...   more

Doujin fighter Dynamite Bomb launches next week photo

Yatagarasu AoC hits Japanese arcades this week

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm launches in Japanese arcades Thursday, Taito has announced. Meanwhile, the doujin fighting game's long-awaited PC release still remains a work in progress. "The timing of the NESiCAxLive release...   more

Yatagarasu AoC hits Japanese arcades this week photo

Mortal Kombat X introduces online factions and brings back the Challenge Tower

Two more months. Just two more months. That's what I have to keep telling myself while agonizing over the release of Mortal Kombat X. As someone who logged nearly 7,000 matches into the last Mortal Kombat, and still plays Injustice from time to time, any new info is good news, and NetherRealm has recently dropped a lot of details on the game's online modes. Let's dig in.   more

Mortal Kombat X introduces online factions and brings back the Challenge Tower photo


Mortal Kombat X introduces online factions and brings back the Challenge Tower photo
Mortal Kombat X introduces online factions and brings back the Challenge Tower photo
Mortal Kombat X introduces online factions and brings back the Challenge Tower photo
Mortal Kombat X introduces online factions and brings back the Challenge Tower photo
Mortal Kombat X introduces online factions and brings back the Challenge Tower photo
Mortal Kombat X introduces online factions and brings back the Challenge Tower photo



Holy crap, check out the neon Goro hiding out behind Ed Boon!

You know, developers are always looking for pre-order bonuses and special edition swag to get us to buy-in early. They'll hold popular character hostage for a pre-order or contract out an art design house to build a spe...   more

Holy crap, check out the neon Goro hiding out behind Ed Boon! photo

Everything's coming up tomatoes in this Smash Bros. glitch

Chris asked me to fill in for him this morning, if only for a single post, so I figured I'd do exactly that not with amiibo coverage, but with this Super Smash Bros. glitch in which tomatoes have run amok. Somehow, something...   more

Everything's coming up tomatoes in this Smash Bros. glitch photo

Gundam Vs-like 2-on-2 arena fighter Rise of Incarnates on Steam

Namco took the format of Gundam Vs. and brought it west with a new IP, the free-to-play Rise of Incarnates.  After some time in beta, Rise of Incarnates is now in Early Access. And unlike some games ...   more

Gundam Vs-like 2-on-2 arena fighter Rise of Incarnates on Steam photo

Mortal Kombat X's system requirements won't be a fatality for your PC

If the top-tier collector's edition is a bit of a brutal finisher move to your wallet, Mortal Kombat X's recommended PC specs are more akin to a Friendship. Well, that is, compared to the outlandish requirements by the bulk o...   more

Mortal Kombat X's system requirements won't be a fatality for your PC photo

Four Mortal Kombat X special editions worth fighting for

Much like the way the game will feature a large selection of fighters to pick from, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is giving players a wide array of choices when it comes to nabbing a special edition of Mortal Kombat...   more

Four Mortal Kombat X special editions worth fighting for photo

Dead or Alive 5 trailer shows off alternate bikini and ninja costumes

Pretty cool. This video is three trailers in one. The regular old gameplay trailer, then a deeper look at Dead or Alive 5: Last Round's characters (there's two new ones in this iteration), and then sexy bikini ladies. Actual...   more

Dead or Alive 5 trailer shows off alternate bikini and ninja costumes photo

Nitroplus Blasters adds four new faces to its extensive roster

Nitroplus Blasters: Heroines Infinite Duel has added some new faces to its roster, and they're pretty awesome. Saber of Fate/Zero and Ethica Kibanohara of Tokyo Necro have been announced as playable characters in the upc...   more

Nitroplus Blasters adds four new faces to its extensive roster photo

Pokkén looks hot: Shorts-wearing Pikachu and red Lucario

Now that Bandai Namco has begun testing Pokkén Tournament in Japanese arcades, the photos are flooding in -- and they're scrumptious. The Pokémon fighting game offers alternate colors for its combatants, includi...   more

 Pokkén looks hot: Shorts-wearing Pikachu and red Lucario photo

Apex fighting game tournament changes venues over safety concerns (Update)

[Update: The show must go on! Apex is relocating to the Garden State Convention Center. However, all events planned for today have been cancelled.] Authorities have put Apex 2015 on hold over concerns about the venue's struct...   more

Apex fighting game tournament changes venues over safety concerns (Update) photo

Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X roster

Ermac is the latest Mortal Kombat X roster addition. You can see him in action right now on the NetherRealm Twitch stream below. You can also spot Kitana and Reptile on the character select screen. Those two will be play...   more

Ermac joins Mortal Kombat X roster photo

School of Ragnarok is Square Enix's 1-on-1 arcade fighter

If you are in Japan or going sometime this year (and want to take me with you!), you can play Square Enix's newest title, School of Ragnarok. The one-versus-one fighter is more of a Gundam VS (or maybe Square's own Diss...   more

School of Ragnarok is Square Enix's 1-on-1 arcade fighter photo

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax coming to PS3, Vita

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax is coming west this summer, Sega just announced. The crossover project celebrates the 20th anniversary of Dengeki Bunko, pitting characters from Sword Art Online, Spice & Wolf,&nb...   more

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax coming to PS3, Vita photo

Super Smash Bros. Wii U unlocks more existing 8-player levels

If you're itching to play more levels in Super Smash Bros. Wii U 8-player mode, you're in luck, as 15 whopping existing stages have been added to the mix as a result of the 1.0.2 update. Now you'll be able to enjoy arenas lik...   more

Super Smash Bros. Wii U unlocks more existing 8-player levels photo

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U contains a ton of unused data

  Some people make it a hobby to find out everything they can about a game, inside and out, and these data miners have been poring over the code of Super Smash Bros. since release. Over the last couple of months, bits an...   more

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U contains a ton of unused data photo

Dead or Alive 5 will make up for its PC delay with 28 free costumes

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round won't hit its original February 17, 2015 release on PC, as Koei Tecmo has pushed the game to March 30 "n order to provide you with the best possible experience..." To that end, the company is giving...   more

Dead or Alive 5 will make up for its PC delay with 28 free costumes photo

Reptile confirmed to return in Mortal Kombat X

Yeah, like Reptile wasn't going to make the cut.  NetherRealm unveiled the lizard-like ninja in a trailer today, showcasing his scaly new look and classic moves on poor Kung Lao. Gotta admit, always been a big fan of that tongue and acid spit. Mortal Kombat X launches April 14 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Mortal Kombat X: Reptile Revealed [IGN]   more

Reptile confirmed to return in Mortal Kombat X photo

Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon

Pokkén Tournament is on its way to Japanese arcades later this month, so Namco has seen fit to bless us with pretty pictures of Gardevoir. Also, Pokémon other than Gardevoir for some reason. 「ポ...   more

Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon photo


Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon photo
Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon photo
Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon photo
Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon photo
Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon photo
Pokkén screens show off Gardevoir, other Pokémon photo



Pikachu, Suicune, and Gardevoir announced for Pokkén Tournament

[Update: Embedded the full stream below. Also, GoNintendo rounded up more info on how the game plays, including details on how the 3-Axis movement works, how you can guard attacks from any height with the same button, and mo...   more

Pikachu, Suicune, and Gardevoir announced for Pokkén Tournament photo

EVO 2015 lineup: Smash, Persona, Tekken, and more

The roster for this year's Evolution Championship Series has been announced. EVO 2015, the largest fighting game tournament in the world, will feature: Ultra Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash B...   more

EVO 2015 lineup: Smash, Persona, Tekken, and more photo

WWE Immortals looks like Mortal Kombat/Injustice meets wrestling

I'm not into wrestling but, conceptually, I'm feeling WWE Immortals. It's a fighting game from Mortal Kombat studio NetherRealm and Phosphor Games that imagines real-world wrestlers in a fantastical alternate universe. Thin...   more

WWE Immortals looks like Mortal Kombat/Injustice meets wrestling photo

PSA: Today is the last day to register for the free Super Smash Bros. soundtracks

If you are anything like me, you put off registering products on Club Nintendo until months (or years) later, when they aren't worth as much. If you bought both the 3DS and the Wii U versions of Super Smash Bros. and you have...   more

PSA: Today is the last day to register for the free Super Smash Bros. soundtracks photo

New Dead or Alive doesn't have a fighting cock, but it has a schoolgirl

I excitedly misread a Dead or Alive 5 Last Round press release that began, "THE FIGHTING ROSTER IN DEAD OR ALIVE 5 LAST ROUND CONTINUES TO GROW" Fighting rooster? It's getting bigger? My ears perked up. Sounds...   more

New Dead or Alive doesn't have a fighting cock, but it has a schoolgirl photo

Mortal Kombat X trailer reveals the return of a couple of fan favorites

Drip feeding out character reveals is a fine fighting game tradition. But this morning, NetherRealm cranked up the dial and mainlined a medically unsafe dose straight to the heart of Mortal Kombat X junkies. A trailer t...   more

Mortal Kombat X trailer reveals the return of a couple of fan favorites photo

Kung Lao shows no mercy in his first Mortal Kombat X screenshot

I'm not sure what Scorpion plans on doing here. He's in what we'd call a "no win situation." Kung Lao's fist is poised to usher Scorpion into a world of pain, and he's opted to imaginary limbo instead of fighting back. Maybe ...   more

Kung Lao shows no mercy in his first Mortal Kombat X screenshot photo