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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
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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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Street Fighter V
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Street Fighter V almost had a fighting politician in its roster

Capcom seemingly isn't out of wacky ideas yet, if these "cutting room floor" concepts are any indication. Speaking on the development of Street Fighter V, the publisher just released a ton of concept art for unused fighters, including a "Li...   read

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Overwatch SFV mod
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Overwatch's Roadhog barrels his way into Street Fighter V thanks to a mod

Remember that amazing Tracer mod for Cammy last week? Well, modder TheJamk is back at it already, this time perfectly welding Roadhog into the SFV roster. As a custom skin for Birdie, Roadhog works almost a little too well. As two big guys ...   read

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Dang, I should've been following Shiness this whole time!

Do you know about Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom? I didn't know a thing about it -- not until a couple of weeks ago, at E3 2016, where I was given a rapid-fire rundown. Schedule changes and general last-day-of-the-expo busyness meant I had ...   read

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Dissidia Final Fantasy
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Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade adds fan favorite Kefka to the mix

After Garland and the Alexandria level, Dissidia Final Fantasy's arcade edition is set to receive famed VI villain Kefka. In this brief intro we see that he's just as randy as ever, smacking his ass and floating across the screen like ...   read

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Street Fighter V
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Balrog, Ibuki, story mode all coming to Street Fighter V at once

Street Fighter V will basically be a whole new game on July 1. Alex arrived in March, Guile in April, and although June saw the delay of Ibuki, she's dropping alongside of both Balrog and the story mode on that date. This Balrog trailer sho...   read

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King of Fighters XIV
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Meet the all-new characters of King of Fighters XIV's Team Official Invitation

This latest trailer introduces Team Official Invitation members Sylvie, Kukri, and Mian. These guys are three of the nineteen brand new characters featured in the game's full, 50-fighter roster. Despite abandoning the visual style of ...   read

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Ed Boon

Ed Boon wants to make a fighting game featuring all horror icons

Speaking to Game Informer, NetherRealm's Ed Boon seems up for a horror fighting game based on all of the recent inclusions over the years of horror icons in Mortal Kombat games. It's an idea he's been visiting "frequently," and "one da...   read

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Dissidia Final Fantasy's next character revealed soon, follows Garland

Square Enix is still going forward with Dissidia Final Fantasy, which is constantly getting new updates in Japanese arcades in the form of fighters and levels. Following up on Alexandria and Garland, the team has announced that a new c...   read

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Absolver preview
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Absolver reminds me of God Hand (so I need it right now)

I lucked into my Absolver appointment at E3. I had wanted to see it since I watched the reveal trailer, but Steven Hansen was booked for the appointment. Sure, I questioned the idea of him playing a game that takes inspiration from Dark Sou...   read

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Street Fighter V
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Overwatch's Tracer makes an appearance in Street Fighter V in mod form

Thanks to creator TheJamk, Overwatch makes a surprisingly fitting appearance in Street Fighter V by way of a Cammy mod. Yep, someone altered Cammy's parameters to craft a Tracer skin, and it not only fits the art style, but it loo...   read

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One Piece Burning Blood
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Review: One Piece: Burning Blood

Many years ago I was over at a friends house eating ham and cheese Hot Pockets as we just lounged about like the lazy tweens we were. After we were done burning the roofs of our mouths, he asked me if I wanted to watch a cartoon called Drag...   read

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Injustice 2

Injustice 2 continues to be a ridiculous fun-to-watch spectacle

I am nothing if not a generous and kind soul, so I will say this now to those of you who may want to disregard my opinion: I don't play fighting games. I have in the past (I'm a Soul Calibur dude), but it's just never been my genre of choic...   read

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I still hate King of Fighters XIV's 3D models, but it plays amazingly

As a long time fighting game fan who has invested heavy numbers of hours into Street Fighter and Tekken, King of Fighters is one of those series that I've always enjoyed watching at a competitive level, but always felt a little daunted to j...   read

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Tekken 7 US date

Tekken 7 heads to the US early in 2017

Tekken 7, featuring Akuma for whatever reason, just had its first localization information drop at Microsoft's E3 stage. The fighting game will head to our shores early next year. They also showed a badass fight between Akuma and Heihachi, ...   read

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Killer Instict
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Gears of War's General Raam coming to Killer Instinct

The latest combatant to join the cast of Killer Instinct is Raam of Gears of War fame, Microsoft and Iron Galaxy Studios announced today as part of the Xbox E3 media presentation. The imposing Locust general will be available via an update ...   read

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