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Watch an electric crowd explode during Street Fighter V's EVO finals

It's official! Infiltration is the first Street Fighter V EVO (which now has a Japan event) champion. Late last night at EVO 2016, the main event took place, which saw Infiltration rise above over 5,000 entrants to take the top prize a...   read

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King of Fighters XIV is getting a PS4 demo tomorrow

In yet another hot EVO announcement, Atlus (who is handling publishing duties for SNK) has revealed that King of Fighters XIV will be getting a demo on PS4 -- and surprise, it's out tomorrow. You of course won't get access to the entire 50-...   read


Juri coming to Street Fighter V later this month

Juri Han will join the cast of Street Fighter V at the end of the month, according to Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono, who announced the news Sunday at EVO 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Until then, players can test out the rushdown fi...   read

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EVO is heading to Japan

At long last, the Evolution Championship Series is expanding to Japan, EVO business development manager Mark Julio announced Sunday alongside Capcom's Yoshinori Ono and Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada at this year's tournament in Las Vegas,...   read

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Dizzy finally joins the cast of Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator

Dizzy will be added to Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator's roster of playable characters tomorrow, Monday, July 18, Arc System Works and series creator Daisuke Ishiwatari announced at the conclusion of the fighting game's competition at ...   read

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Tekken 7 adds Bob and Master Raven to its roster

When Tekken 7 makes it to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in early 2017, our dear round friend/enemy Bob ("likes: crime fighting"; "dislikes: weight loss") will be invited to the party. Series director Katsuhiro Harada took EVO 2016 weekend...   read

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MMA fighter beats the shit out of opponent, throws a Pokeball at him

The sorts of people that make up the world's MMA fighters, well, it's an interesting lot. Enter idiosyncratic fighter Michael "Venom" Page. He won his fight last night with an absurd knee to the head that left his opponent, Evangelista "Cy...   read

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SNK's Garou: Mark of the Wolves coming to PS4, Vita

[Update: Over at the PlayStation Blog, Sony has confirmed the PS4 and Vita versions will feature online multiplayer (with Code Mystics’ proprietary netcode), cross-play functionality, and cross-buy.] Today at SNK's EVO 2016 panel...   read

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Sega's Shining spin-off Blade Arcus heading west

It's been a long, long time since an entry in Sega's Shining series has been released outside of Japan, but that's about to change. Studio Saizensen (Umihara Kawase, Code of Princess) has revealed plans to bring its tag-team fighting game B...   read

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It's EVO 2016 weekend! Let's watch some fighting games

Gosh, it's already here. It's EVO 2016 weekend! The celebrated fighting game tournament began earlier today in Las Vegas, and I've been struggling all morning to tear myself away from watching Smash Bros. on the main stream. Let's get righ...   read

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Darkrai is coming to Pokken Tournament

Bandai Namco has just announced that the new mystery Pokémon that will be joining the cast of Pokkén Tournament is none other than Darkrai (one of my favorites!). Right now he's only coming to Japanese arcades on July 20, and ...   read

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Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition drops this September for $40

The original Killer Instinct arcade games eluded me, but I have to respect the way the series was brought back for Xbox One and, more recently, Windows 10. I hope Iron Galaxy can keep on keeping on into the foreseeable future. Ahead of the...   read

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Brawlout, a Super Smash Bros-like fighting game, debuts at EVO

Angry Mob Games has announced a new platform fighter in Brawlout, which will be playable at EVO 2016 at the Indie Showcase. It features eight player support with both local and online play, as well as a campaign and tournament support. The ...   read

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Review: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven

I've always thought that the world needed a definitive JoJo's Bizarre Adventure game. The franchise tends to resist easy adaptation, and despite there being no shortage of attempts to bring it to the world of video games, it wasn't until 20...   read

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EVO will have a special Street Fighter V panel with 'exciting news'

With all the problems surrounding Street Fighter V, you'd expect a lot of the community to shun it. But at EVO 2016, that's clearly not the case. This year, over 4,000 entrants have signed up to play the game -- it surpassed the record way ...   read

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King of Fighters' Mai joining the cast of Dead or Alive 5

Koei Tecmo has teamed up with SNK to bring a bit of King of Fighters crossover to Dead or Alive 5. As part of the annual Dead or Alive Festival this weekend in Tokyo, developer Team Ninja revealed plans to bring Fatal Fury and Kin...   read

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Get ready for EVO with this great Fighting Game Community (FGC) documentary

EVO 2016 is set to take place from July 15-17 in Vegas again this year, and man does it look great. There are already over 4,000 Street Fighter V entrants, which already broke records with its 3,000 entrants earlier this year. Pokken is als...   read

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One Piece

You guys really came through on the One Piece: Burning Blood character poll

Hey, remember a few weeks ago when I asked everyone to vote for Caesar Clown in the One Piece: Burning Blood character poll? It worked, I guess! Namco Bandai has announced that Rob Lucci, Caesar Clown and Monkey D Garp have all be...   read

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Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2

Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2's Collector's Edition has a shirtless Goku

Now that Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 has an October release date, the Special and Collector's Editions can start rolling out. Bandai Namco Europe just revealed several sets at Japan Expo yesterday (you can view the US version in the galler...   read

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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct fan survey gauges interest in Joanna Dark

Recently Iron Galaxy and Microsoft Studios introduced a fan poll for Killer Instinct, and asked what potential characters they'd like to see in the future. It included innocuous options like skins or spins like "Shadow Orchid," but also pro...   read

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SFV story mode review

Review: Street Fighter V: A Shadow Falls

I’m sure it’s difficult to write a compelling story mode for a fighting game. First, you start with a cast of disparate oddballs, karate-wizards and leggy Interpol agents, each with odd backstories that you have to find a way to...   read

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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late hits PC this month

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is heading to Steam on July 12, Arc System Works has announced. The fighting game is one of the more recent efforts from French Bread, the one-time doujinsoft developer behind the likes of Dengeki Bun...   read

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Guile's Dream: Street Fighter V's gonna be on ESPN

When Evo rolls around in two weeks' time, it'll get far more mainstream attention than usual. That's because ESPN is broadcasting some of the tournament live on its not-quite-flagship station ESPN 2. Not all of Evo will be represented, tho...   read

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Pokken Tournament

Pokken Tournament is getting a new character in Japan

While Pokken Tournament's creators have downplayed the idea of DLC in the console edition, they've just announced that another character will be joining the game's roster in the Japanese arcade rendition. The new fighter will be announced o...   read

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Street Fighter V's story mode and more is out today, clocks in at 16GB

The long awaited "A Shadow Falls" story mode is now live in Street Fighter V, which also brings along an update that introduces premium costumes, Ibuki, and Balrog. They're actually two separate patches in fact, both of which add up to a wh...   read

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