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Here’s your first look at Oro and Rival Schools’ Akira in Street Fighter 5

We may not be getting a new rival schools game any time soon, but at least Akira Kazama is making her debut in Street Fighter 5 soon.If you’re a fan of punk-styled, apologetic biker fighters, then you’re in luck; Rival Schools’ Akira has finally been shown off in Capcom’s premier fighting game.We’ve known that Akira is coming to the game for a little while now, but the latest Capcom livestream showed off some gameplay for the character – and she looks great. Check out her first gameplay trailer below.Long-time fans of the series may note that she is rocking a…

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The King of Fighters 15’s latest trailer shows off King

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 1 April 2021 17:26 GMT Another character reveal for The King of Fighters 15 has occurred and it’s one of the series’ fan-favorites, King.The latest trailer for The King of Fighters 15 shows off King kicking the heck out of her opponents. You also get to see the carnival stage in the trailer (thanks, Gematsu).King debuted in the original Art of Fighting as the only playable female character before becoming part of The King of Fighters franchise.The character is just the latest to join the line-up. As recently as last week, Yashiro Nanakase was confirmed to be part…

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Capcom will have more Street Fighter 5 news in April

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 29 March 2021 20:44 GMT On the back of the newly launched Season 5, Capcom is getting ready to announce more Street Fighter 5 news in a dedicated show in April.Earlier today, the Japanese publisher and developer announced the Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Spring Update livestream, which will debut on April 6 at 3pm PT / 6pm ET / 11pm BST.As per the announcement, this livestream will feature updates on the recently-rolled out Season V, and will provide updates on what we can expect from incoming downloadable content characters Rose and Oro, as well as…

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Lidia Sobieska, a fictional Polish Prime Minister, joins Tekken 7 tomorrow

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 22 March 2021 18:57 GMT Bandai Namco has announced Tekken 7‘s next character: a DLC fighter called Lidia Sobieska, who is the fictional Prime Minister of Poland.After teasing a new downloadable fighter back in February, Bandai Namco has finally lifted the lid on the last character in the game’s Season 4 Season Pass, following on from the addition of Kunimitsu who arrived in-game in October.“After the Tekken​ Force arrived into parts of Poland, the Polish citizens cried out for a stronger leader and Lidia answered that call!” notes her official description.She’ll arrive in the game on…

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Here’s why Johnny Cage isn’t in the Mortal Kombat movie

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 18 March 2021 14:49 GMT Johnny Cage’s notable absence from the Mortal Kombat movie has been picked up on by some dedicated fans, and now the film’s producer has finally revealed why the iconic character is missing.So far, we’ve seen a good number of the upcoming fighting game movie’s cast of characters: from new arrival to the roster, Cole Young (Lewis Tan) to longtime series veterans Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee), Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), and Scorpion (Hiroyuki Sanada), there’s a lot to love if you’re a fan of NetherRealm’s incessantly violent franchise.But one…

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The King of Fighters 15 announces Yuri Sakazaki with a new trailer

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 11 March 2021 11:38 GMT Another week, another character reveal for The King of Fighters 15, and this time we can look forward to seeing Yuri Sakazaki take to the arena in SNK’s latest game.Though fans were expecting recent Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fighter Terry Bogard to follow his brother Andy Bogard’s announcement last week, SNK has thrown a curveball and instead announced Yuri Sakazaki.The newly revealed character is otherwise known as the ‘Wild Flying Swallow’ and as such you’ll see a lot of her moves hop off the ground in order to have more impact on the foes…

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Guilty Gear Strive may get another beta ahead of delayed released date

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 7 March 2021 15:59 GMT Guilty Gear Strive developer Arc System Works announced earlier this week that the fighting game was getting pushed back to June – but it may at least get another beta.After the developer posted a note to Twitter, explaining online lobbies and server stability need work – hence the delay – the studio has now noted that the game may get another beta ahead of launch to check everything is working as it should do.During the New Game+ Expo, Arc System Works noted that another beta test is being considered with improvements in line…

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Dragon Ball FighterZ gets Gogeta SS4 later this week

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 7 March 2021 12:37 GMT Bandai Namco has revealed that Gogeta SS4 is coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ later this week, and revealed a new trailer for the powerful fighter.During the Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour event that took place on Saturday, March 6, the publisher revealed that the newest fighter to fill out the burgeoning roster would arrive on March 12. If you own FighterZ Pass 3, you will be able to play as Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta on March 10.Gogeta, who was announced alongside Super Baby 2 back in December 2020, is known to Dragon Ball…

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Andy Bogard latest character to join King of Fighters 15 roster

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 5 March 2021 16:02 GMT The series vet is the eighth competitor to join the game’s line-up.The latest character to join King of Fighters 15 is Andy Bogard.News that the series vet was joining the brawler’s roster was announced in a trailer from publisher SNK. To date, Bogard has appeared in almost every single entry in the King of Fighters franchise, following his debut in the predecessor Fatal Fury series.News that the game was in development broke in August 2019 before the title was actually revealed in January of this year. Creative director Eisuke Ogura and…

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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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Sifu is a Kung Fu action game from the Absolver developers, and it’s coming to PS4, PS5 and PC

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 25 February 2021 23:30 GMT Sifu is the new game from Absolver developers Sloclap, and it’s coming to PS4 and PS5 as well as PC via the Epic Games Store later this year.Announced during PlayStation’s February 2021 State of Play, Sifu’s main conceit is that it’ll age you a little every single time you die.But with each death comes a unique twist: you get more skilled. Experience comes with age, as they say. “Featuring the gripping intensity of classic Kung Fu films with realistic and raw combat, Sifu tells the story of a young Kung Fu…

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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…