Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 9:57pm
Although the entire Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character roster leaked a few weeks back, we haven't seen any gameplay footage of Dr. Strange or Nemesis. Capcom has been showing the two duking it out at GamesCom in Germany, which you can watch after the break. The update to MvC3 is set to release on November 15th in North America on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 for $39.99.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:29am
Namco Bandai has joined in on the GamesCom fun. The new SoulCalibur V trailer being shown at their booth at the event in Cologne, Germany gives fans a glimpse at gameplay footage. The weapons-based fighting game is slated for a release next March.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Mon, 08/15/2011 - 7:58pm
The latest Street Fighter X Tekken released by Capcom reveals new fighters that will be joining the cast, including Ibuki and Hugo from SF and Kuma and Raven from Tekken. The video, which is being shown at the ongoing GamesCom expo in Cologne, Germany, also introduces new aspects of the gameplay system, such as the cross arts attack which combines two characters' super moves.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Thu, 08/11/2011 - 7:52pm
Tucked away on a narrow sidestreet in Lower Manhattan lay Chinatown Fair, one of the city’s (and the country’s) last independently owned video arcades. Home to a loyal group of gamers, the arcade was the pinnacle of the East Coast fighting game scene. When it suddenly closed in February 2011, the players were left to find a new home.
Combining interviews with crowdsourced footage, Chinatown Fair tells the personal story of the connections that were formed at the arcade and how they can survive after a shared space no longer exists.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Tue, 07/26/2011 - 1:19pm
One of our favorite authorities on fighting games, Maximillian, posted a three-part video breaking down the plethora of news that came out of the 2011 San Diego Comic Con regarding Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Fans of the series or of fighting games in general will definitely want to have a look. Watch below.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Mon, 07/25/2011 - 5:55pm
Take a look at the Tekken Hybrid trailer after the break. The video includes footage from Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue.
Tekken Hybrid is a PlayStation 3 only package that includes Tekken Tag Tournament HD, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue, and the cgi movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance. TTT2 Prologue is a demo for the upcoming TTT2, featuring four fighters from Blood Vengeance: Alisa, Xiaoyu, Devil Kazuya and a TBA character.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Fri, 07/22/2011 - 1:18am
To the surprise of many, NetherRealm announced at the San Diego Comic Con that Freddy Kreuger would be the next and final DLC character for Mortal Kombat. The Nightmare On Elm Street freak will be available starting August 9th for $4.99. Krueger fits into the Mortal Kombat universe fairly well, and his exploits from the movies seem to work as moves too. I would have preferred his character design to be modeled after the 80's and 90's Freddy as opposed to the 2010 version.
You can check out his moves in the video after the break. Rain, Kenshi, and Skarlet were the previously released downloadable characters.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Thu, 07/21/2011 - 11:44pm
At the 2011 San Diego Comic Con, Capcom revealed that Yoshimitsu will be joining the Street Fighter X Tekken roster along with Dhalsim, Steve Fox, and Poison (Hugo's sidekick).
Capcom also showed two new trailers that you can watch on the full article page. The first video introduces the four fighters mentioned above. The second video is a bit more interesting. It shows Haggar, King, Marduk, Hugo, Cody, and Guy in and around a wrestling ring. Looks like Capcom is inserting Final Fight characters as special guests--although they haven't officially said so.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Wed, 07/20/2011 - 1:41pm
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 has been slated for a November 15th release date in the US. The game will feature twelve new fighters all of which have been leaked from Capcom's press website. Also of note are eight new stages, new life bars, gameplay rebalancing, and a online overhaul which adds a spectator mode for watching live matches. The title will retail for $39.99 and will not be available as DLC. Watch the sick trailer and a bunch of gameplay videos as well as character art below.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 2:41pm
Atlus has officially confirmed that King of Fighters XIII will be coming to North America in October. The game releases in Japan on October 27th. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 title will feature new modes including a story mode, as well as special fighters such as Kane from the Fatal Fury series. Check out the new gameplay trailer below:
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Mon, 07/04/2011 - 9:01pm
King of Fighters XIII, the latest game in the series, was released to arcades last year. Now the game is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 25th. Published by Atlus, the title will include over 30 fighters. Check out the official site here. Click "Read more" to watch a match video and check out some screenshots.
Amazon has a pre-order up for King of Fighters XIII if you're interested.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Thu, 06/23/2011 - 1:54am
Some of the best players in the United States squared off at the NorCal Regionals 9 and tested out an early version of Street Fighter X Tekken. The commentators are the players themselves, including Justin Wong and Seth Killian.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 12:11am
Shoryuken caught up with the host of The Online Warrior for a quick analysis of the Street Fighter X Tekken demo, which was playable at E3. Maximillian spent 50-60 hours with the game. Click the link to watch the interview.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 2:12pm
Skarlet will be released as Mortal Kombat's first downloadable character on June 21st. In the recently released trailer below, Skarlet's story is briefly explained. At the end of the video three characters are shown as additional upcoming DLC: Kenshi, Rain, and and unknown fighter.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 1:49am
At E3 2011, Nintendo revealed that a new Super Smash Bros. will begin development in the near future for both Wii U and 3DS. Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the Smash Bros. series, will be taking the project lead once again--although he had no idea until Iwata announced the new Super Smash Bros. game at E3 to his complete surprise. Sakurai went on to state post E3 that the games could be "several years" away from release. The implementation of an experience system may be introduced in the sequels. Sakurai has said that players will be able to build up their character as well as collect things on the 3DS, and then have the ability to use their character on the Wii U. Connectivity between the two games is certain.
Sakurai, who leads Project Sora--a Nintendo developer, will retain his staff working on Kid Icarus and shift them to work on the new Smash Bros. However, new staff will be needed due to the size of the project. The team will port the gameplay systems of Super Smash Bros. Brawl to the Wii U and 3DS as a foundation. In past Smash Bros., Sakurai led the team in balancing the game and characters--this time Sakurai hopes for his team to play a larger role. The original Super Smash Bros. was immensely entertaining and fun, but the following titles didn't quite capture the same excitement. It will be very interesting to see where the series goes from here.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Mon, 06/06/2011 - 10:49pm
Capcom's Street Fighter X Tekken was announced for the PlayStation Vita at Sony's E3 2011 press conference. The highly anticipated fighting game was revealed by Yoshinori Ono himself. He also revealed that Cole McGrath, from Sony's Infamous series, will join the Street Fighter X Tekken roster. I don't see how 'Cole' fits into the Street Fighter or Tekken worlds--but he was included for some forced reason just to get a Sony character on the roster. I would rather see no guest than one that distorts the world.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Tue, 05/31/2011 - 1:38am
NetherRealms has released the video to the first DLC character--Skarlet. She first appeared in Mortal Kombat II along with Ermac as color glitches--Skarlet was a red Kitana and Ermac was a red Scorpion. Now she has a unique move-set and fatalities. Click through to check her out.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Thu, 05/26/2011 - 2:10am
Ed Boon, the lead designer of Mortal Kombat 9, tweeted that NetherRealm would be releasing a DLC pack that includes seven classic costumes and three classic fatalities. "The 7 Klassic outfits & 3 Klassic fatalities that were retailer exclusives will be bundled into one DLC package. Trailer coming on Friday". The characters that will receive classic costumes are Jade, Kitana, Mileena, Ermac, Reptile, Sub-Zero and Scorpion. The classic fatalities are for Reptile, Scorpion and Sub-Zero. The pack is set to release on June 7th for $4.99. More DLCs are planned for the near future as well.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Mon, 05/23/2011 - 12:52pm
Capcom has released a teaser trailer that confirms Sagat will have a role in Street Fighter X Tekken. The company initially released a teaser hinting that Cammy will be making her way to the game as well. The title is set to release sometime before April 2012 as a major release with an estimate of 2 million copies sold.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Sun, 05/22/2011 - 10:04pm
Daishi Odashima, the director of SoulCalibur and team member since SCIII, tweeted that he wanted the upcoming SoulCalibur to be titled "Soul Edge 2"--the name of the first game in the entire series. However, Namco shot down Odashima's passionate request and announced that the game would be titled SoulCalibur V.
“Actually, I asked the company if we can call the game ‘Soul Edge 2’ but they said ‘no’," tweeted Odashima.
The story will take place 17 years after SCIV and will feature Patroklos, the son of Sophitia, as the main character. The game, which is currently 10% complete, is set to release sometime in 2012 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 9:29pm
The April game software sales charts for the U.S. were led by Mortal Kombat, selling nearly 887,000 units. Game sales overall saw a 26% increase in April to $503.2 million, compared to the same month in 2010. Portal 2 followed MK9 in second. Read on to check out the complete sales list.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Thu, 05/12/2011 - 1:43pm
Warner Bros. today officially announced the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and PC. The downloadable collection bundles Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 with only a $9.99 price tag. The pack is developed by Other Ocean in conjunction with NetherRealm studios and will allow fans to play the games in their original arcade state. To top it off, the collection will feature some vital additions: online play, leaderboards, achievements, and trophies. Expect the bundle to release sometime in late summer. It's a great time to be an MK fan.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Wed, 05/11/2011 - 12:06pm
At a Namco press event in Dubai, the company announced the latest entry in the SoulCalibur series: SoulCalibur V. The story takes place 17 years after the end of SCIV--presenting an entirely new storyline. "SC 1-4 was a continuous story. We want to make a generational shift with a new story this time," said Tago Hisaharu, the series' producer. Watch the trailer above to see the conclusion of SCIV, and meet the main character of SCV-- Patroklos, the son of Sophitia. Guest characters have been confirmed by Tago Hisaharu, the series' producer. The sixth title in the Soul franchise is set for release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Sat, 05/07/2011 - 6:16pm
This is the first video to surface of the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 location tests in Asia, this one is Taipei. It shows off a match with the players using Lars and Armor King vs Hwoarang and Beak. It's looking great--let's just hope for a console announcement.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Wed, 05/04/2011 - 5:06am
In a recent interview with Siliconera, Guilty Gear series creator Daisuke Ishiwatari said that "you won’t be disappointed" regarding a future title.
When asked when a new entry in the acclaimed fighting game franchise could be expectected, Ishiwatari replied "I honestly don’t know–-not because I can’t tell you, but because I really don’t know-–but it will happen eventually!"
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 6:21am
Infiltration and Poongko are two of Korea's top Super Street Fighter IV players. This video shows their recent showdown in the Grand Finals of a SSF4: AE tournament at Cafe ID, where they go back forth in an intense set of matches. Gouki is the Japanese and Asian name for Akuma, being played by Infilttration. Seth is a new character introduced in SF4 and was used by Poongko. Thanks to EvilDrakefang for posting the video to YouTube.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 3:12am
Mortal Kombat marks the 9th entry in the all-time classic series, once famous for its over-the-top ultra violence, awesome, unforgettable characters, and endlessly entertaining fighting mechanics and moves. NetherRealm set out to recreate a game that would be faithful to the original trilogy--far and away the best games in the series, until now [Mortal Kombat II was always my personal favorite].
They wanted Mortal Kombat 9 to be truly reborn, even labeling the title a reboot. Ed Boon, the series' lead designer, wanted to stay true to the series' roots in gameplay, character, and level design. However, they were also able to mix in new elements that work surprisingly well. MK9 features some of the most impactful violence in a video game since the release of Mortal Kombat in 1992.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Tue, 04/26/2011 - 4:05pm
Soulcalibur director Daishi Odashima teased on twitter, "Hopefully I will be able to announce something mid May." Of course he's referring to the next Soulcalibur (5). The other bit of information Odashima hinted at was simpler moves. "This time we plan on reducing commands like A+K so moves are easier to pull off on pad," he tweeted. "Difficult commands only limits the moves players can use but changing them suddenly may make things feel strange. The balance is hard." Odashima also mentioned that he prefers to play SC with an arcade stick.
It was previously revealed that the game won’t be centered on Siegfried and that Junichi Nakatsuru (composer) and Yoshihito Yano (sound effects) will be returning to work on the project. We'll have an update as soon as any more information on the next Soulcalibur is available.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Sat, 04/23/2011 - 8:15pm
This is the first match video of Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Version A, which was recently released to arcades in Japan. The update features loads of balance tweaks and gameplay corrections, new costumes, and additions to the video replay uploading service. I'm really hoping Sega will follow Capcom's lead and release this on consoles like Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Fri, 04/22/2011 - 1:44am
Capcom will be giving Street Fighter fans a nice bonus playing card set for buying Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition. The cards have character art and and displays the super combo and ultra combo moves for every character in the game.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Thu, 04/21/2011 - 4:56am
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Version A was released to arcades across Japan today. The update will feature loads of balance tweaks and gameplay corrections, new costumes, and additions to the video replay uploading service. Let's hope Sega will release this on consoles. Click Read More for screenshots.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Mon, 04/18/2011 - 5:52am
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II, the 2D fighter developed by Arc System Works, is set to release May 31 on both Nintendo 3DS & PSP in North America. Both versions include characters released as downloadable content on consoles: Makoto Nanaya, Valkenhayn R. Hellsing, and Platinum the Trinity. The portable title will also feature balance tweaks. The 3DS and PSP versions will be essentially the same, other than the 3D support offered on the Nintendo system. Click here for screenshots.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Fri, 04/15/2011 - 10:45pm
I've always been, and certainly still am, a gamer who just about always prefers the boxed version of a game to the downloadable one. On June 7th Capcom will be releasing Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition as DLC for Xbox Live (1200 Microsoft Points) and PlayStation Network ($14.99). It's great to hear that Capcom will also be releasing a retail boxed copy of the fighter three weeks later on June 28th. The PC version will be available sometime in July.
The Arcade Edition adds four new characters to the roster: Evil Ryu, Oni Akuma, Yun, and Yang. On top of the new characters the DLC adds balancing that was updated in the Arcade Edition. Continue reading for box art.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Wed, 04/13/2011 - 12:21am
Capcom just launched the official site for Street Fighter X Tekken, with a bunch of screens to glance over. Videos were also released today at Capcom's "Captivate" press event. The title is set to release sometime in 2012.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 9:54pm
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will be coming to PlayStation 3 and 360 as downloadable content. The Arcade Edition adds four new characters to the roster: Evil Ryu, Oni Akuma, Yun, and Yang. On top of the new characters the DLC adds balancing that was updated in the Arcade Edition. No release date or price has been set. ConsoleTECH was given a trailer that confirms this information. Click here to check out the video and screenshots.
Submitted by Chris Manocheh on Wed, 04/06/2011 - 3:58am
The latest remake in the ultra-violent Mortal Kombat franchise has been completed. In celebration of the feat NetherRealm has released five new screenshots. Check out the Mortal Kombat Soundtrack as well.
Submitted by Aryan Vahedi on Sun, 03/20/2011 - 12:58am
Looking back at when arcades were a profitable business, I can think of several fighting games that were able to really fire people up. Street Fighter was great because of its classic characters and sweet music, and Virtua Fighter and Tekken kicked ass because they were in 3D. Mortal Kombat, on the other hand, stood out for one particular reason: gritty and over-the-top violence, interesting characters and those awesome fatalities.