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Street Fighter V's competitive scene is really taking to Kolin

The second season of Street Fighter V began with Akuma, and the newcomer (who was present in the series in the past, but not playable) Kolin is keeping the party going. Naturally, pro players have already taken her to the lab and are f...   read

 
 
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Leak confirmed: Eddy Gordo is playable in Tekken 7

Last week photos revealing Eddy Gordo leaked from an event in Brazil where Katsuhiro Harada was presenting Tekken 7 to a small crowd. Media approached the blurry, yet visible shots cautiously, as fake images are all too common and con...   read

 
 
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Doctor Fate is an ass-kicking maestro in Injustice 2

I only know Doctor Fate from his brief appearance in the Young Justice cartoon, but I enjoyed playing him during my hands-on with Injustice 2 here at the Game Developers Conference. For a game as dark and gritty as Injustice -- Superman is ...   read

 
 
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Damn, Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade just keeps adding new characters

I hope that Square Enix is saving its PS4 port of Dissidia Final Fantasy for when the roster is mostly complete, so they can avoid patching it every month or so. That's how often they'd have to do it to keep up with the arcade edition,...   read

 
 
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(Update) Ultra Street Fighter II hits Switch in May in Japan

[Update: Capcom has confirmed that May 26 is its worldwide release date.] Ultra Street Fighter II was revealed right alongside of the Switch, but nearly every detail about it at that time was unknown. Big things like the release date and th...   read

 
 
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The next PSVR game, Steel Combat, is out in Japan tomorrow

With all of the issues Oculus is having, and the sufficient sales for PSVR, are we entering an era where developers start to port over their projects and favor the latter over the former? It's too early to tell, but for now, we're gett...   read

 
 
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Review: For Honor

I spent a lot of time dueling other players in Dark Souls. I'd carelessly wander into the Darkroot forest and willfully invite the protectors of those shaded woods to come and try to force me out of them. I'd painfully claw my way through t...   read

 
 
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Superman goes super nuts in new Injustice 2 story trailer

As Injustice 2's May release draws closer, expect NetherRealm to double down on all of the cool trailers and reveals. The newest trailer -- the first part in a series called "Shattered Alliances" -- focuses on Superman and a bit of the sequ...   read

 
 
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SNK teases new characters for King of Fighters XIV

As I've said before, King of Fighters XIV deserves more credit. Look, I get it if you were hesitant because of the art style. The pixelated visuals of the last few games were gorgeous, and eliminating it feels like a betrayal of sorts ...   read

 
 
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Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 headed to North America with prior DLC included

Looks like someone heard me when I pointed out that the Steam release of Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator would not come with the previously released DLC, or at least I like to think that. In any case the newest version of Guilty Gear Xr...   read

 
 
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A much better look at Ultra Street Fighter II's first-person mode

Capcom is bringing Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers to Nintendo Switch and it'll surely draw in some players simply as an early game for the system with nostalgia and multiplayer also going for it. One of the title's most curi...   read

 
 
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Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and Cheetah sink their claws into newest Injustice 2 trailer

Fresh off the recent Swamp Thing reveal (which I'm still reeling from), NetherRealm has released a quickfire trailer showing off Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Cheetah with a bit of a Black Canary refresher for good measure. It's a bit cheeky of...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: For Honor

For Honor reminds me of the kind of game that gets featured in TV shows where the writers don't really know a lot about games. It's just this crazy mash-up of fantasy warriors, cool martial arts, and plenty of blood splashed about without a...   read

 
 
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Swamp Thing to drain the swamp in Injustice 2

Although I've been enjoying every character reveal thus far for Injustice 2, something's been missing. I've been hyped regardless, but none of the characters had "wowed" me yet. That is, until now. Coming off of a recent boon to his popular...   read

 
 
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You'll definitely want to use a Switch Pro Controller for Ultra Street Fighter II

Capcom has been pretty mum on a few details regarding Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, including the pricepoint, which is rumored to be whereabouts of $40 for the west. While that's still an unknown right now I did get a chan...   read

 
 
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Nobody is using their words to work out their differences in For Honor's launch trailer

Ubisoft's For Honor releases on Valentine's Day, which is a day for lovers and not for fighters. Good luck explaining that to these samurais, vikings, and knights. All these testosteroned-up macho men won't stop trying to stab each ot...   read

 
 
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I call dibs on Ninjara for Nintendo Switch's Arms

Arms never really stood out to me until I started seeing more of it in action. I doubt it'll be the next big thing everyone is playing, but I'm sure I'll get some enjoyment out of it, as it basically looks like Punch Out!! with a more multi...   read

 
 
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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 takes the EVO 2017 fan vote

EVO 2017 has filled the vacant spot on its lineup. Fighting game fans voted with their wallets, and the game that brought in the most money for Make-A-Wish International was none other than our dear old friend Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, ...   read

 
 
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Black Canary finally gets her due in Injustice 2

One of the more glaring injustices of NetherRealm's Injustice: Gods Among Us was the lack of Black Canary. Despite being a huge deal in DC Comics, and one of the best parts of Justice League Unlimited, she's always getting fo...   read

 
 
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King of Fighters XIV is coming to arcades with limited testing

King of Fighters XIV initially launched just on PS4, but SNK announced back in 2016 that it was working on an arcade edition that would debut in Japan this year. Well, that work is seemingly completed, as they've given us cold hard dat...   read

 
 
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That new Power Rangers movie is getting a mobile game

The Power Rangers had a couple of good games back in the 16 bit era. The SNES beat-em-up and Genesis fighting game are still held in high regard, but you'd be hard pressed to find another game from the series that even comes close to the qu...   read

 
 
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Tekken 7 adds the vampire Eliza as pre-order DLC

Every bit of Tekken 7 footage has looked better than the last, but Namco Bandai always seems a bit icky with how much DLC seems to be planned with each of their fighting games. Nevertheless, if the eventual DLC additions look as good as Eli...   read

 
 
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EVO 2017 Championship lineup revealed

The EVO Championship is always the hypest weekend for fighting games and this year's iteration of the tournament is going to be no different. Announced on a live stream, this year's lineup has some pretty cool inclusions. Along with the eig...   read

 
 
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Injustice 2 beta invites going out

Remember last week when NetherRealm started taking registrations for an Injustice 2 beta? Well, you might want to check your inbox if you signed up, because the first wave of beta invites have just been released. On a live stream earli...   read

 
 
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Ultra Street Fighter II on Switch will have an arcade standby feature, online ranked play

When an online-enabled game hits a Nintendo console it has the potential to feel like a barebones effort, but Capcom seems to be pulling out the stops for Ultra Street Fighter II on the Switch based on some new information. First off, ...   read

 
 



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