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Mortal Kombat X is aiming to tone down the zoning game

I got to play Mortal Kombat X for a half hour during PAX Prime, and that made me happier than a pig in whatever pigs love to be in. After 5,000 matches played online between Mortal Kombat and Injustice: Gods Among Us, my anti...   more

Mortal Kombat X is aiming to tone down the zoning game photo

Here's a whole gaggle of Super Smash Bros. Wii U screens

I hope you like Meta Knight, because you're about to get a hot load of him right into your eyeballs with this menagerie of Super Smash Bros. screens. And I don't care what anyone says. It stings.  But, onto more important topics. Who are you going to be smashing with? Me? Fox is looking like a good choice, as usual.    more

Here's a whole gaggle of Super Smash Bros. Wii U screens photo


Here's a whole gaggle of Super Smash Bros. Wii U screens photo
Here's a whole gaggle of Super Smash Bros. Wii U screens photo
Here's a whole gaggle of Super Smash Bros. Wii U screens photo
Here's a whole gaggle of Super Smash Bros. Wii U screens photo
Here's a whole gaggle of Super Smash Bros. Wii U screens photo
Here's a whole gaggle of Super Smash Bros. Wii U screens photo



Namco's Pokémon fighter won't have Tekken characters

The Pokémon Company announced Pokkén Tournament today, a fighting game developed by Bandai Namco and the Tekken team. Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada responded to Twitter questions...   more

Namco's Pokémon fighter won't have Tekken characters photo

Bandai Namco developing a Pokémon fighting game

The Pokémon Company just announced Pokkén Tournament, a fighting game developed by Bandai Namco and the Tekken team. The announcement came via livestream, with The Pokémon Company presiden...   more

Bandai Namco developing a Pokémon fighting game photo

Atlus shares Persona 4 Ultimax opening cinematic

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax strikes Japan later this week, just about a month ahead of the fighting game's September 30 launch date in North America. Until then, why not check out the title's gorgeous opening cinematic? And maybe find something else to do for a few weeks to while away the time.   more

Atlus shares Persona 4 Ultimax opening cinematic photo

Review: Lethal League

I’ve tried to explain Lethal League to a lot of people. I've found that the best way to describe it is “If Mario Tennis and Smash Bros. had a baby, and it was raised by European DJs who love baseball.” Now if that doesn’t sound interesting to you I don’t know what would.   more

Review: Lethal League photo

Rumor: Full Smash Bros. roster leaked

For a very long time now, the Smash Bros. community has been on the edge of its seat as Nintendo slowly dripped reveals as to the roster for the upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. One huge leak may have smashed that stra...   more

Rumor: Full Smash Bros. roster leaked photo

Classic Street Fighter games are heading to Japanese arcades again

According to Siliconera, Capcom is launching a new initiative in the near future to bring back some of their classic fighting games to arcades. The list includes Hyper Street Fighter II, Darkstalkers 3, Street Fighter III: Th...   more

Classic Street Fighter games are heading to Japanese arcades again photo

This list of Smash Bros. 3DS composers should make you happy

This morning, Dale told you about the sound test mode in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and how it'll let you listen to the music even while your system is closed in sleep mode. Nintendo has also come out with a list of musicians ...   more

This list of Smash Bros. 3DS composers should make you happy photo

Margaret is in Persona 4 Ultimax: Watch her casually kill everyone

Here it is. Formerly rumored and now in butt kickin' video form, Margaret is making her way to Persona 4 Ultimax Arena's roster. Free-for-the-first-week DLC characters Adachi and Marie also got English trailers, below, ...   more

Margaret is in Persona 4 Ultimax: Watch her casually kill everyone photo

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm delayed until autumn

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm is no longer targeting a summer launch, publisher Nyu Media revealed today. The crowdfunded fighting game now aims to launch sometime this autumn. The word came along with an announcement regar...   more

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm delayed until autumn photo

Watching fish play Street Fighter II live is actually entertaining

First there was a fish playing Pokémon over a Twitch stream like it was a human or something, and now we've got two fish fighting each other in Super Street Fighter II Turbo. If you're new to this phenomenon, the tank...   more

Watching fish play Street Fighter II live is actually entertaining photo

Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN is getting a six button pad for PS4

If you're a fan of six-button fight pads and find yourself wanting a new one for your PS4, you're in luck -- Arc System Works is releasing a pad for Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN. It features a full layout with the R1 and R2 keys as f...   more

Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN is getting a six button pad for PS4 photo

Samus gets a new outfit in Super Smash Bros. and oh boy

The latest update from Super Smash Bros boss Sakurai details Samus and her new outfits. Blue and orange shorts and a small top, both of which were seen at the end of Metroid: Fusion and Metroid: Zero Suit, respectively. Here'...   more

Samus gets a new outfit in Super Smash Bros. and oh boy photo

These Persona 4 Arena clothing items are expensive and not that cool-looking

Harajuku's LHP fashion shop is displaying a line of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax-themed apparel and accessories, and it's all extremely expensive (6,000 yen/$58.50 for a t-shirt) and pretty ugly at that. Dengeki brings us a caval...   more

These Persona 4 Arena clothing items are expensive and not that cool-looking photo


These Persona 4 Arena clothing items are expensive and not that cool-looking photo
These Persona 4 Arena clothing items are expensive and not that cool-looking photo
These Persona 4 Arena clothing items are expensive and not that cool-looking photo
These Persona 4 Arena clothing items are expensive and not that cool-looking photo
These Persona 4 Arena clothing items are expensive and not that cool-looking photo
These Persona 4 Arena clothing items are expensive and not that cool-looking photo



That 'mysterious' Dragon Ball Xenoverse character is you

I should have known this all along, but I was holding out hope that it would actually be a new character. That "mysterious character" in Dragon Ball Xenoverse is a custom creation. So, in essence, it's "you." You'll be able t...   more

That 'mysterious' Dragon Ball Xenoverse character is you photo

This Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL is droolworthy

Gaze upon that glory above. It's beautiful, isn't it? I have always been reluctant to upgrade to a 3DS XL, but this might just be what kicks it over the edge. Nintendo of Europe announced this bundle on its Twitter earlier. This handheld comes with a digital copy of Super Smash Bros., so players can get their Nintendo fight on and silently let everybody around them know it.   more

This Super Smash Bros. 3DS XL is droolworthy photo

Killer Instinct: Season 2 begins October 15

Season 2 of Killer Instinct begins on October 15, 2014. Fans can expect new fighters, enhanced game modes, and a revamped interface. The Ultra Edition will cost $39.99 and will include eight fighters starting with TJ Combo an...   more

Killer Instinct: Season 2 begins October 15 photo

Super Smash Bros on 3DS is getting this neat Game Boy stage

I had ever intention to just play the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. I think I'm going to have to check out the 3DS version now though after seeing there's going to be a Game Boy stage.  Sakurai even threw in a "ba-d...   more

Super Smash Bros on 3DS is getting this neat Game Boy stage photo

Projectile fighting game Lethal League out this month on Steam

A few months ago, Darren covered an inventive fighting game by the name of Lethal League. I thought it looked cool back then and have only become more into the concept over time. Essentially, two to four players try to take ...   more

Projectile fighting game Lethal League out this month on Steam photo

Kano is back for Mortal Kombat X

Kano is back in the Mortal Kombat universe with all sorts of cybernetic abilities, like a mood heart in his chest that changes colors with his fighting style and whether he is wistful, embarrassed, or horny. He's like a PlayStation 4 controller with that light bar.    more

Kano is back for Mortal Kombat X photo

NIS announces Under Night In-Birth for Europe

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late will strike Europe next year, NIS America has announced. The PlayStation 3 fighting game comes from Japanese indie studio French Bread, the team behind the Melty Blood series. The title was published in Japan earlier this year by BlazBlue developer Arc System works, and recently announced for a North American release by Aksys Games.   more

NIS announces Under Night In-Birth for Europe photo

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max hits PS3, Vita next month

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max is connecting with North America on September 23, localization house Aksys Games has announced. The all-girl fighter from Ark System Works and Examu will then gear up to strike Europe later this year, courtesy of NIS America. According to both publishers, the title will be distributed physically at retail as well as digitally via PlayStation Network.   more

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max hits PS3, Vita next month photo


Arcana Heart 3: Love Max hits PS3, Vita next month photo
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max hits PS3, Vita next month photo
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max hits PS3, Vita next month photo
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max hits PS3, Vita next month photo
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max hits PS3, Vita next month photo
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max hits PS3, Vita next month photo



I'm still excited about that new Godzilla game, and these screenshots show why

Remember that new Godzilla game that everyone seems to think will fail? I'm still interested, because Godzilla. And since the Blue Öyster Cult saw fit to write a song about Godzilla, everyone knows you should pay attenti...   more

I'm still excited about that new Godzilla game, and these screenshots show why photo


I'm still excited about that new Godzilla game, and these screenshots show why photo
I'm still excited about that new Godzilla game, and these screenshots show why photo
I'm still excited about that new Godzilla game, and these screenshots show why photo
I'm still excited about that new Godzilla game, and these screenshots show why photo
I'm still excited about that new Godzilla game, and these screenshots show why photo
I'm still excited about that new Godzilla game, and these screenshots show why photo



Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution receives official Steam release date

Ever sit and pontificate on how there just aren't enough Naruto games on Steam? Boy, do I have great news for you! Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is headed for Steam on September 16 for European Naruto fan...   more

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution receives official Steam release date photo

Namco's two-on-two fighter Rise of Incarnates enters open beta

Rise of Incarnates is that Bandai Namco fighting game that's supposed to be like the Gundam Vs. series but sadly, unfortunately, without any Gundams. If Steven hadn't previewed it, I likely wouldn't be aware it exists, but I ...   more

Namco's two-on-two fighter Rise of Incarnates enters open beta photo

Persona 3's best character gets her Ultimax trailer

Let's celebrate the recent September 30 date for Persona 4 Arena: Ultimax with this trailer for Mitsuru. She's the best, despite her whacked out Arena costume.    more

Persona 3's best character gets her Ultimax trailer photo

Smash Bros. 3DS lets you buy the trophies that you can't earn

When Smash Bros. for 3DS launches in October, players that find themselves concerned with earning the collectible in-game trophies won't necessarily need to put their noses to the grindstone and work for the difficult-to...   more

Smash Bros. 3DS lets you buy the trophies that you can't earn photo

Atlus: Persona 4 Ultimax launches September 30

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax hits the streets on September 30, Atlus USA confirmed today. So mark your calendars and try to be patient. Waiting seven long weeks is going to feel like an eternity.   more

Atlus: Persona 4 Ultimax launches September 30 photo

BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma still coming to North America

Arc System Works has been fairly faithful in bringing its BlazBlue games to the West. One game in particular that hasn't been localized, however, is BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma, released in 2012 on the Japanese eShop for Ninten...   more

BlazBlue: Clone Phantasma still coming to North America photo

A look at Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-'s practice and multiplayer

Arc System Works released Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- in arcades earlier this year in Japan, with console versions coming soon. Famitsu released a sneak peak of Network and Training Modes coming to the PlayStation 3 and 4. It has ...   more

A look at Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-'s practice and multiplayer photo

Do you recognize this latest Super Smash Bros. Assist Trophy?

I vaguely knew of the game but not the character. Do you know who this guy is? It's the Prince of the Sablé Kingdom, of course! (Who?) He's from Intelligent Systems' Japan-only Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru, which rele...   more

Do you recognize this latest Super Smash Bros. Assist Trophy? photo

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 ...   more

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


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



Super Smash Bros. has an Angry Birds-like minigame on 3DS

In addition to the RPG-like dungeon crawl mode that involves players picking up power-ups and stat boosts for their impending fight, another minigame is in for Super Smash Bros. 3DS -- Bomb Blast. It works a lot like the Home...   more

Super Smash Bros. has an Angry Birds-like minigame on 3DS photo

It's probably hard to fight in a bath towel, but the Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate fighters do it anyway

As if there weren't already a ton of outfits available for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate characters, here's yet another collection that may or may not be worth your money. If you like watching people fight in towels and bedroom a...   more

It's probably hard to fight in a bath towel, but the Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate fighters do it anyway photo

New Super Smash Bros. screens want to show you their moves

You can tell the release of Super Smash Bros. is coming soon, because Nintendo's screenshot dumps seem to be getting more and more frequent. Still, they are welcome for those of us who like to pore over the photos to try to g...   more

New Super Smash Bros. screens want to show you their moves photo


New Super Smash Bros. screens want to show you their moves photo
New Super Smash Bros. screens want to show you their moves photo
New Super Smash Bros. screens want to show you their moves photo
New Super Smash Bros. screens want to show you their moves photo
New Super Smash Bros. screens want to show you their moves photo
New Super Smash Bros. screens want to show you their moves photo



New Pokemon stage hinted for Smash Bros. 3DS

Sakurai is at it again, teasing yet another stage for the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. His newest "Pic of the Day" shows off Reshiram, the legendary Pokemon from the Black and White series, as well as a stage "b...   more

New Pokemon stage hinted for Smash Bros. 3DS photo

Killer Instinct hits store shelves, breaks combos in September

To put a bow on the first season of Killer Instinct, Microsoft's offering the (somewhat) free-to-play Xbox One title to a new audience -- the retail crowd. Microsoft revealed today that on September 23, the game will receive ...   more

Killer Instinct hits store shelves, breaks combos in September photo

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax: One week free Marie DLC

The Hollow Forest Tsundere Poet, Marie, is in Persona 4 Ultimax as DLC. Atlus has now confirmed that, like Adachi, Marie will be freely available to download for the first week post-release. Following the first we...   more

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax: One week free Marie DLC  photo

Pay too much for too many new Ultra Street Fighter IV costumes this summer

Capcom revealed a massive new set of upcoming outfits that will soon be available for the 44 fighters of Ultra Street Fighter IV over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. The Summer Vacation costumes will be rolling out in sep...   more

Pay too much for too many new Ultra Street Fighter IV costumes this summer photo


Pay too much for too many new Ultra Street Fighter IV costumes this summer photo
Pay too much for too many new Ultra Street Fighter IV costumes this summer photo
Pay too much for too many new Ultra Street Fighter IV costumes this summer photo
Pay too much for too many new Ultra Street Fighter IV costumes this summer photo
Pay too much for too many new Ultra Street Fighter IV costumes this summer photo
Pay too much for too many new Ultra Street Fighter IV costumes this summer photo



Namco: Tekken X Street Fighter isn't canceled, so please relax

Tekken X Street Fighter is still a thing that's happening, according to statements issued by Bandai Namco producer Katsuhiro Harada at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con. The crossover fighting game is "still in developm...   more

Namco: Tekken X Street Fighter isn't canceled, so please relax photo

EVO's best moments are often found off-screen

As someone who watches EVO but hasn't yet and will likely never attend the fighting game tournament in person, I adore Richard Li's videos -- they truly bring out the human element of the competition. It occasionally comes t...   more

EVO's best moments are often found off-screen photo

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.   more

Tekken 7 extended trailer is twice as overdramatic photo

Marie's persona in Persona 4 Ultimax is so pretty

Beating on people with your handbag is less cool than beating on people with a folding chair, but it's still pretty cool. Also, throwing presents at them. Very sweet. Marie will be paid DLC for Persona 4 Ultimax. And can we talk about that music? So fun.    more

Marie's persona in Persona 4 Ultimax is so pretty photo

You got Tomodachi Life in my Smash Bros.

I'm glad Nintendo is paying so much attention to Tomodachi Life. Someone over at the Smash Bros. team really likes the quirky game as well, since it's going to make an appearance as a stage on 3DS. What's really crazy is...   more

You got Tomodachi Life in my Smash Bros. photo

Video: Dragon Ball Online fan remake happening, and Xenoverse still looks like a remake

A group of Dragon Ball Online fans, who happen to also be developers, are translating the game into English and re-releasing it as Dragon Ball Online: Revelations. Meanwhile, we've got more screenshots of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, a game which I still firmly believe to be an adaptation of Dragon Ball Online.   more

Video: Dragon Ball Online fan remake happening, and Xenoverse still looks like a remake photo

Sakurai talks Chrom, why he isn't playable in Smash Bros.

Yesterday we learned that Lucina will be a clone of Marth in the new Smash Bros., which is fine by me, but Chrom will not be making the final cut. Director Sakurai explains that he was initially considering adding Chrom,...   more

Sakurai talks Chrom, why he isn't playable in Smash Bros. photo

Jeez, there sure are a lot of costumes in Ultra Street Fighter IV

Here's a trailer running down some (but not all!) of the many Street Fighter IV costumes to date, which will be included in next month's retail release of Ultra Street Fighter IV. Come for the costumes, stay for the cheesy s...   more

Jeez, there sure are a lot of costumes in Ultra Street Fighter IV photo

Hollow Forest Tsundere Poet: Marie joins Persona 4 Ultimax as DLC

The waifu wars rage on as Marie joins the cast of the region free Persona 4 Ultimax. She is the second DLC character announced for the game. The first, Adachi, will be free for the first week of launch before revert...   more

Hollow Forest Tsundere Poet: Marie joins Persona 4 Ultimax as DLC photo

Here's a new batch of Super Smash Bros. screenshots with Captain Falcon, Lucina, and Robin

Following this morning's announcement that Lucina and Robin from the Fire Emblem series would be joining the fray along with Super Smash Bros. mainstay Captain Falcon, Nintendo has released a new batch of screens showing off ...   more

Here's a new batch of Super Smash Bros. screenshots with Captain Falcon, Lucina, and Robin photo


Here's a new batch of Super Smash Bros. screenshots with Captain Falcon, Lucina, and Robin photo
Here's a new batch of Super Smash Bros. screenshots with Captain Falcon, Lucina, and Robin photo
Here's a new batch of Super Smash Bros. screenshots with Captain Falcon, Lucina, and Robin photo
Here's a new batch of Super Smash Bros. screenshots with Captain Falcon, Lucina, and Robin photo
Here's a new batch of Super Smash Bros. screenshots with Captain Falcon, Lucina, and Robin photo
Here's a new batch of Super Smash Bros. screenshots with Captain Falcon, Lucina, and Robin photo