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For Honor’s first new hero this year is a Samurai who fights with a Shikomizue

By Sherif Saed 16 July 2021 13:21 GMT For Honor is getting a new hero in Season 2.The next update in For Honor will introduce a new hero to the game, as promised. On Thursday, Ubisoft revealed their identity for the first time, and sharing more details about them.Watch on YouTubeThe Kyoshin arrive in For Honor on July 22 with title update 2.0, which is essentially a mid-season update for Year 5 Season 2. The Kyoshin – joining the Samurai faction – are mystical warriors who fight with a concealed Shikomizue blade and its scabbard. There’s a bit of supernatural…

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

By Dom Peppiatt 24 June 2021 11:00 GMT After a short hiatus, there’s another character reveal for The King of Fighters 15 this week, and this time we see the glorious return of Vanessa.The game’s 23rd fighter – the latest reveal in a long line of characters drip-fed to an audience on tenterhooks – Vanessa makes her return to the ring after being a DLC character in King of Fighters 14.The reveal of the character also showed off Team Secret Agent; a new team that also contains Luong. She joins the likes of Chris, Mai, King, Yashiro Nanakase, Yuri Sakazaki, Kyo, Shun’ei, Chizuru Kagura, Iori Yagami, Benimaru, Joe, and Meitenkun in the roster.She…

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Tekken X Street Fighter was ‘30% complete’ before development was halted

By Dom Peppiatt 21 June 2021 19:16 GMT According to Tekken boss, Katsuhiro Harada, the long-awaited crossover game Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely dead and was about 30% done before development was halted.The game, the planned follow-up to niche fighting title Street Fighter x Tekken, was announced 11 years ago and was initially supposed to launch on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but all chat about the game vanished soon after it was announced and Tekken fans have been curious about the title ever since.But thanks to some new comments Harada made on his YouTube series Harada’s Bar, the famously feisty developer…

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Fighting Game Glossary is an elegant guide to fighting game terminology

There’s now a way for everyone outside the FGC to understand just what the hell fighting game players are talking about.Fighting game players have, over decades, came up with and maintained a growing set of terms that evolved into its own lingo. Overtime, they became just one part of why those games can seem impenetrable to casual players.Watch on YouTubeThis terminology is no different from what you might hear watching any modern sport, but because of fighting games’ status as a relatively niche genre, most people likely don’t use, or understand those terms, even when playing fighting games themselves. It…

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Red Bull Kumite London preview with UK FGC commentators F-Word & Tyrant: ‘Hopefully this kicks off more offline events as it’s been really tough without them; I’d like to see the UK FGC maintain its level of hunger beyond this event’

Red Bull Kumite London gets underway this weekend (May 22nd and 23rd, from 2pm to 10pm BST each day on Twitch and YouTube), with some of the world’s best Street Fighter players going head-to-head. The event marks a return to a physical offline setting at London’s Red Bull Gaming Sphere, and features a host of UK FGC (fighting game community) talent, including participating players ProblemX, Hurricane, Boltstrike and Jones, as well as hosts for the event such as Ryan Hart and Damascus. Continue reading Red Bull Kumite London preview with UK FGC commentators F-Word & Tyrant: ‘Hopefully this kicks off…

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Take a look at the Guilty Gear Strive story trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt 17 May 2021 20:42 GMT Bandai Namco and Arc System Works have revealed the Guilty Gear Strive story trailer today, ahead of the game’s launch in June.Fighting games stories are typically off-the-wall, hyperactive nonsense – and any Guilty Gear veteran will tell you this series is no different.Still, players typically only want an excuse to see electric match-ups, take a tour of all the stages, and have a reason to go all-out with their chosen characters when it comes to single-player modes in fighting games… and it looks like the eighth mainline installment in the series is…

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The King of Fighters 15 shows off Chris in latest trailer

By Stephany Nunneley 1 May 2021 20:26 GMT Chris has been announced as the latest character to join The King of Fighters roster.The King of Fighters 15’s roster has expanded with Chris who is part of team Orochi Team.Watch on YouTubeIn charge of vocals for the band CYS, he and his bandmates Shermie and Yashiro is also a member of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi.Although he has no experience in martial arts, he overwhelms his opponent with attacks that take advantage of his lightness and speed. At first glance, he is a polite and humble boy, but he also…

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Guilty Gear Strive’s next beta coming to PS5 and PS4 in May

We’re getting one more Guilty Gear Strive beta before release.Just a few days after February’s Guilty Gear Strive beta, developer Arc System Works pushed back the game’s release all the way to June. The move was sudden, particularly as the February beta was supposed to be the last chance to play the game ahead of launch.Watch on YouTubeTo compensate for the delay, Arc System Works said it will try to make another beta available ahead of launch. Well, the studio has now confirmed that it’s actually happening.The next Guilty Gear Strive open beta, live May 13-16, will be available on…

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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…