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Guilty Gear Strive delayed to June

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 4 March 2021 09:10 GMT Not even a game coming out in four weeks is safe from delays.Guilty Gear Strive developer Arc System Works has this morning announced that the anticipated fighting game is being pushed back to June 11, a two-months delay.The developer revealed the news in a note posted to Twitter, calling out things like online lobbies and server stability as areas in need of some extra work.“Since we have received valuable feedback after the recent open beta test, we would like to make the most of this opportunity to provide the best game…

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SNK is working on rollback netcode for The King of Fighters 15

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 27 February 2021 15:23 GMT The King of Fighters 15 team is working hard to implement rollback netcode into the fighting game.The feature, which will aid online matches providing improved performance and functionality, is being worked on for The King of Fighters 15. Previous iterations in the series used a delay-based netcode (thanks, ScreenRant).According to the game’s producer Yasuyuki Oda, the team at SNK has been “working hard on an internal rollback solution” from early in the development cycle.“There is still a lot of work remaining so we can’t make any promises yet, but please be…

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Check out the launch trailer for Street Fighter 5’s Dan Hibiki here

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 22 February 2021 17:02 GMT Dan Hibiki arrives in Street Fighter 5 today and to celebrate, Capcom has released another trailer of the infamous joke character in action – and he actually looks quite good.The Capcom Pro Tour 2020 Season Final came to an end last night, and once that was out of the way, Capcom published a new full-length trailer showing off Dan – the new character arriving in Season 5 – in all his goofy, pink-hued glory.“After taking time to train and become stronger, Dan returns with powerful new stylish combos!” reads the official blurb on…

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Guilty Gear Strive beta extended for a few extra days

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 February 2021 12:42 GMT The open beta test for Guilty Gear Strive will now carry on until February 23, giving you more time to test out the upcoming fighting game.The online test for ArcSystemWorks’ latest project was supposed to go offline on February 21, but thanks to some server issues impacting the early stages of the beta, the developer has decided to extend it for a few extra days.Some serious server errors rendered the game unplayable when the open beta first kicked off late last week. Eager for players to experience as much of the…

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Bandai Namco is teasing a Polish Tekken 7 DLC character

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 February 2021 11:37 GMT During the latest Japanese Fighting Game Roundtable, Bandai Namco has teased another newcomer for the Tekken 7 roster.Get ready for the next battle, because Tekken 7 appears to be getting yet another new character in its upcoming DLC.In the brief teaser trailer that you can see below, the currently unnamed fighter is briefly teased after a couple of quick edits show us around the country of Poland. The new female character is seen leaving her car, and appears to be addressed as ‘prime minister’ by an off-screen voice. Interesting.The next character…

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Fortnite’s next crossover could involve Street Fighter

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 19 February 2021 16:05 GMT Data leaks point to Ryu and co making an appearance in the battle royale title.It sure looks like characters from Capcom’s Street Fighter will be brawling into Fortnite in the near future.That’s according to data miner ShiinaBR, who has posted decrypted assets from the next portal in the battle royale title that seemingly depict the background from Street Fighter 2’s Suzaku Castle. This accompanied by a dark version of Ryu’s theme music. You can get a better view of this here, thanks to FortniteJPNews on Twitter.There are also two characters related…

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Play as Final Fantasy 7’s Tifa in Tekken 7 thanks to a new mod

Ever wanted to enter Tekken 7’s King of Iron Fist Tournament as a Final Fantasy character that isn’t Noctis from FFXV? Then you’re in luck.Tekken 7 modder Wolfe has finally released a Final Fantasy 7 Remake Tifa mod for PC that brings the punchy, Shinra-hating environmentalist rebel to the on-going dystopia of Tekken 7 (thanks, TheGamer).If you download the mod, you will be able to play as the iconic Tifa Lockhart instead of Tekken 7’s own Filipino kickboxer, Josie Rizal. It makes sense when you think about it; the two female brawlers both use hard-hitting close range moves, and of the…

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Street Fighter 5’s new content looks great – but all I really want is a new generation

Street Fighter 5 is getting better all the time. But after years of ups and downs, what I’m really after is Street Fighter 6. Respect to the Street Fighter 5 team. They’ve stuck with it. When I reviewed the game back in 2016, I described it as an excellent game with a content problem. Sherif was less charitable, brutally describing its launch package as a “fuck you to casual players”. He wasn’t wrong. But Capcom has worked bloody hard, and the end result is that Street Fighter 5 is one of the best and most content-rich fighters on the market….

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You can play as the Bernie Sanders inauguration meme in Soulcalibur 6

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 31 January 2021 15:15 GMT Ever wanted to play as Bernie Sanders in Bandai Namco‘s Soulcalibur 6? Of course you have, and now a new mod brings the mitten-wearing politician onto the stage of history.The image of Sanders sitting on his fold-out chair, arms crossed, mask on, and sporting his infamous mittens has become burned into the consciousness of anyone that’s been on the internet over the past few weeks.A plethora of memes have circulated showing off the US Senator for Vermont sitting at the Biden inauguration, but perhaps the most laudable effort comes from User619 and JoeMashups who have managed…

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Benimaru gets his own trailer for The King Of Fighters 15

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 31 January 2021 09:55 GMT Benimaru Nikaido is coming to The King of Fighters 15 with the tall-haired brawler confirmed in a new trailer that shows him joining Team Hero with Shun’ei and Meitenkun.A new trailer showing off Benimaru’s abilities has been released this week, giving us a look at the strange-haired fighter in action in the upcoming game.Anyone that’s familiar with the series will recognize his trademark spiral dive kick, his powerful moves that can pop opponents off the ground, and electrically-charged attacks that can stun enemies and open them up for more punishmentBenimaru, as you…

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Tekken director keen to make another Pokemon fighting game with Pokken sequel

Tekken veteran and Bandai Namco producer Katsuhiro Harada would like to work with Nintendo and The Pokemon Company on a Pokken sequel.Pokken Tournament is one of many Pokemon spin-off games, and it ended up being quite popular amongst fighting game aficionados for its creative, 3D-fighter take on the Pokemon brand.The game, which was first introduced to the world in Japanese arcades back in 2015, ended up being ported to Wii U and Nintendo Switch and has attracted a loyal fanbase over the past few years. We have a good relationship with Nintendo and Pokemon Co., Ltd., and POKKÉN has had…

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Streets of Rage 4 dev reveals stunning Mark of the Wolves concept footage

By Alex Calvin, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 20:23 GMT Nothing is in development though.Developer Lizardcube has shared what a sequel to Garou: Mark of the Wolves could look like.As spotted by Kotaku, the Streets of Rage 4 studio shared a video on Twitter showing some concept art created by artists Ben Fiquet and Julian Nguyen-You. Garou: Mark of the Wolves was a 1999 fighting game from SNK and was the last entry in the Fatal Fury series. That was then absorbed into the King of Fighters franchise.It remains to be seen if Garou: Mark of the Wolves 2 is actually…

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Capcom Cup has been cancelled due to the pandemic

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 16 January 2021 14:27 GMT Capcom Cup has been canceled due to rising cases of COVID-19 worldwide.Capcom Cup was delayed last year and was moved from Paris to the US. It was rescheduled to take place during the first quarter of 2021.Alongside the cancellation, the Street Fighter League World Championship scheduled for February 19-21 has also been canceled.“While we strongly believe that we could have executed a great event with limited risk to players, staff, and crew, we have reevaluated as the situation has evolved and the state of this global pandemic has heightened,” said Capcom….

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Here’s your first look at Scorpion and Sub-Zero in the new Mortal Kombat film

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 15 January 2021 17:01 GMT Has the transition from game to film been a fatality?We’ve finally had our first look at the upcoming Mortal Kombat film reboot.Entertainment Weekly, has published a number of stills showing off what some beloved characters from the bloody brawler look like on the big screen this time around.This includes Hanzo Hasashi aka Scorpion aka the Yellow Ninja, who is being played by Logan star Hiroyuki Sanada, as well as Joe Taslim’s portrayal of Bi-Han aka Sub-Zero – well, one of the Sub-Zeroes – aka the Blue Ninja.The film apparently kicks off…

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The SEGA Genesis Mini is back on sale

By Grace Curtis, Monday, 21 December 2020 16:49 GMT It’s a blast from the past! If you’re looking to party like it’s 1991, the Sega Genesis mini is on sale again at Target and Amazon, $40 off the regular price. While Sega are not the first company to try and cash in on their golden years, this console was met with particularly good reviews, with Digital Foundry calling it ‘possibly the best mini retro console yet’. You can read the whole write-up here.This little nostalgia machine comes with forty games pre-downloaded including Streets of Rage 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog, titles…