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Ed Boon highlights Mortal Kombat vs. Killer Instinct fan art and then jokingly 'konfirms' it

It's been over a year since NetherRealm Studios announced the completion of post-launch content for Mortal Kombat 11. As such, they've since moved on to their next project.

The entirety of 2022 is now behind us, and we've barely received any word about what NetherRealm Studios is working on. Rumors indicate that it could be Mortal Kombat 12, Injustice 3 or even something involving Disney's Marvel IP.

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New Nintendo Direct airing tomorrow at 2 p.m. PST for a roughly 40 minute presentation

Nintendo of America has announced that a new Nintendo Direct is airing tomorrow, February 8, 2023. Fans will want to tune in at 2 p.m. PST / 5 p.m. EST to hear about all the Nintendo Switch games releasing in the first half of 2023.

According to Nintendo of America, this presentation will be go on for roughly 40 minutes. Needless to say, it should be an exciting time for Nintendo fans everywhere.

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2 artists from across the globe battle back and forth coming up with more ridiculous ways and things Sagat can launch with his Tiger Shot

A particularly amazing that the internet gives us is the ability for people all around the world to communicate without ever reading a word thanks to imagery, art and memes, and that gets more enjoyable when you add those with some creativity and humor to the mix.

Japanese illustrator and Sagat enthusiast Hinachi recently began sharing a multitude of silly sketches for different ways the Street Fighter character could launch Tiger shots, which only continued to escalate when American artist Quasimodox joined the fun with his own ideas.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list ranks how high every character has finished at Supermajor tournaments over the game's history

Despite the overall impressive balance that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate seems to possess, there's still a limited number of characters who've actually managed to win big tournaments, especially when talking about the largest of them all.

Smash player IcyK recently crafted a unique tier list for Ultimate that ranks every fighter in the game based on their highest placement at Supermajor events, and the results are supremely fascinating.

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Why Ultra Street Fighter 4 outraged fighting game fans nearly a decade ago

It may feel like just yesterday to many of us, but the initial announcement for Ultra Street Fighter 4's arrival will have been made a decade ago this year — so the FGC is already pretty far removed from where it was back then.

That's partly why Top Hat Gaming Man just released a new video going back to why USF4 outraged fighting game fans in 2013/2014 after all this time.

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Fighting EX Layer developer Arika assisting in Tekken 8's online netcode and new Tekken 7 update

Arika's work with fighting games dates back almost 30 years to the Street Fighter EX series, and now they've got another massive franchise they're bringing their expertise to.

During the Tekken 8 showcase this past weekend, Producer Michael Murray announced the Fighting EX Layer developers are going to be assisting Bandai Namco with the new game as well as an update in the works for Tekken 7.

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Director of Street Fighter 6 says that the fighting game genre must expand beyond winning and losing to boom in society again

According to Japanese publication Oricon News, Takayuki Nakayama, Director of Street Fighter 6, is often asked if he really needs to create a fighting game that's as impactful as Street Fighter 2. Nakayama feels as though it is Capcom's duty to bring the Street Fighter series to those same heights.

"I personally love fighting games and that's not going to change, but in order to make it a boom in society once more we really need to make sure it's a game that's easy to recommend to others," stated Nakayama. "For that we need to bring back that '90s arcade vibe where you ask your friends to join you."

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SNK World Championship 2023 announced

SNK has announced the SNK World Championship 2023 recently on Twitter. Whoever wins the King of Fighters 15 tournament at Evo Japan 2023 will receive an invite to the SNK World Championship 2023.

This tournament circuit will be focused on King of Fighters 15. The finals for the SWC2023 will be hosted sometime in Spring 2024.

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When on the verge of losing, why not do the same move 3 times in a row after it didn't work the first 2?

Within the mental chess game of high-level fighting game competition, there can come a certain point where the best strategy is to just throw it out the window.

We all got a perfect showcase of that during the winners final for DNF Duel this past weekend at Frosty Faustings XV when YG|Kubo broke everyone's brains by doing the same move 4 times in a row with a pixel of life left.

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Here's a breakdown of Tekken 8's new Heat System and other new mechanics plus EventHubs' reactions

Just before the Nina Williams trailer for Tekken 8, another "trailer" debuted that had Katsuhiro Harada and Kohei Ikeda (Tekken Project Game Director) discussing Tekken 8's new mechanics for around 35 minutes.

The Rage system that's been part of the Tekken series since Tekken 6 has returned in Tekken 8. Through the Rage System, Rage Arts can be accessed once again, but the Rage Drive has been replaced by the new Heat System.

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Closed Alpha Test for Tekken 8 coming soon, starting at Evo Japan 2023

On top of the Nina Williams announcement and gameplay breakdown shown off today, there was more exciting Tekken 8 news about when some lucky players are going to try the new game out for the first time.

Bandai Namco revealed during the Tekken World Tour Finals they are planning to host Closed Alpha Test sessions for Tekken 8 quite soon, starting at Evo Japan 2023.

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Tekken World Tour 2023 announced beginning in March, features only offline events

With the conclusion of the Tekken World Tour Finals today, Bandai Namco came prepared to show off quite a bit about the future of Tekken 8 as well as how quickly the competition will start all over again.

The Tekken World Tour is back for 2023, presumably the last year for Tekken 7, with a return to offline events only starting next month.

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Tekken World Tour 2022 Finals results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The finals of the 2022 circuit for the Tekken World Tour are finally upon us and they're taking place in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Players who will be participating in the finals are DRX|Knee, FATE|Arslan Ash, Ashes|Atif Butt, RB|Anakin, GyoGun|Ao, Yamasa|Nobi, JoKa, LNC|Joey Fury, Yeonarang, K-Wiss, PBE|AK, Ghirlanda, Tejan, DivineExorcist4, DE|Raef, HDG|Noel, Shin Akuma, Yagami, Unknown.EXE, Skywalker, and GG|Callym Beukes, as well as three additional spots open through the Last Chance Qualifier.

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Nina Williams revealed for Tekken 8

In the middle of the Tekken World Tour 2022 Finals, Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray approached the stage. As promised, they had a surprise announcement ready to reveal for Tekken fans.

After a 35-minute trailer that explained many of Tekken 8's mechanics, another trailer appeared that revealed Nina Williams. Rather than sporting a wedding dress, she has a more casual look this time.

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Lisa Mancini highlights Starfire and Cammy's 'assets' with gorgeous cosplay for both characters

Back in 2021, we highlighted a unique Sub-Zero X Elsa cosplay by Lisa Mancini. Unsurprisingly, this Sub-Zero X Elsa cosplay isn't the only cosplay that can be found on Mancini's Instagram page.

It appears that Mancini has also cosplayed as DC Universe's Starfire. Though she was absent in the first Injustice entry, Starfire became a playable character in Injustice 2.

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The best Phoenix Wright user in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 explains why he mains the game's biggest underdog with Jmcrofts

Phoenix Wright is generally seen as one of the worst fighters in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Of course, it should be noted that even a character like Phoenix Wright has redeeming qualities in a game like this. If the attorney is actually able to activate Turnabout Mode (which can be nearly impossible sometimes in UMvC3's hectic environment), then he temporarily becomes a top tier.

The best Phoenix Wright player, IHeartJustice, has managed to actually achieve very notable results with the Ace Attorney. Due to requests, Jmcrofts recently sat down to talk with IHeartJustice about his decision to main Phoenix Wright and even played him in some matches.

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Frosty Faustings XV 2023 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend we'll be seeing one of the first big offline majors of the year with the 2023 installment of Frosty Faustings and as always it'll be taking place in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Notable players participating include Razer|Umisho, ONi|NBNHMR, TSM|Leffen, Moist|Hotashi, Liquid|Riddles, Solstice, ScrawtVermillion, JIG|Kedako, KizzieKay, Slash, Lacid, Bean, Zane, Rise|Inzem, Nitro, ZomBmu, Intel|Razzo, EMGG|Justakid, Nezu, LostSoul, Seis Mx, Shuaboo, M&I|TempestNYC, DualKevin, LegendaryyPred, Zando, EMGG|Masoma, Wero Asamiya, Mystic, Buscar Luz, FAT|Jermanji, Lupro, STG|K-Top, Jyoung|Kuro, Foo, Monarch, Neokarsh, YARUCREW|Seth, Uri, THG|Ogyawn, TN|Yurikov, Crocs N' Socks, Moist|SaltOne, Diaphone, Proton|Coach Steve, Elyon, Callisto, Dtownsking, wG|ApolloKage, BassMage and many more.

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