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Looks like there's probably a new costume announcement coming to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition next week

Capcom started a new approach with how they're adding costumes to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition late last year, and it appears that movement will be continuing into 2021 as well.

The official Street Fighter server account recently revealed the game will be going offline for maintenance early next week, which means that a new costume announcement is likely on the way in the coming days.

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SonicFox makes an unbelievable read but celebrates too soon as they fall into Dekillsage's trap in this Dragon Ball FighterZ clip

SonicFox is a tremendous fighting game player, through and through. At this point we've seen so many highlights where they say they're going to pull off an impressive maneuver mid-match, then proceed to pull it off with relative ease.

A clip shared by SuperNoon on Twitter depicts a similar situation in Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3 as SonicFox went up against Dekillsage. While this instance had all of the makings of a classic SonicFox highlight, the DBFZ champion did not anticipate Dekillsage being 100% ready for the play.

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Team Ninja's retweet of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Spirit Board event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate could have interesting implications

The latest Spirit Board event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate adds the Impa (Age of Calamity), Master Kohga and Diminutive Guardian Spirits in celebration of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Though Age of Calamity uses Nintendo's Legend of Zelda property, the game was actually developed by a division within Koei Tecmo.

What's interesting is that the Tweet announcing this Spirit Board event has been retweeted by Team Ninja, another Koei Tecmo division. There's an implication here that suggests that Nintendo is working on something in collaboration with Koei Tecmo.

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Bet you can't watch Mortal Kombat 4's goofiest cut scenes without laughing

Let me begin this by stating that I played and thoroughly enjoyed an absolute ton of Mortal Kombat 4 back in the day. As great as the franchise's first ventures into three dimensional combat may seemed been for pre-teen me, it's not a title that aged all that well.

NetherRealm Studios now boasts a particularly lofty status in the fighting game world, and that's because of innovation and decades of confident ventures. You have to break a few eggs to make an omelette, however, and a hilarious review of some of MK4's worst (best) cut scenes by VidoeGameDunkey shows us why this 1997 entry is remembered more as a swing and a miss these days.

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Sponsored players are better than everyone else, and they know it; prepare your sides Ernesto Lopez's latest FGC skit

Fighting game funnyman Ernesto Lopez took a break from reporting the news today to hit the community with his latest skit : How all FGC players act once they get SPONSORED.

The host of Button Check goes in on the glitzy and glamorous to mock those who let the perks of professional gaming get to their heads and egos.

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Side by side comparison shows just how far King of Fighters 15 has progressed beyond its predecessor

When King of Fighters 14 was first shown back in 2016, fans of the franchise were so distracted by "PlayStation 1-level graphics" that the overall hype of the reveal was heavily muted. Though SNK did update the graphics this first showing still haunts the franchise to this day, and with any new KOF content audiences are now widely asking about and concerning themselves with the quality of visuals before anything else.

We got our first major look at King of Fighters 15 last night as SNK released the game's trailer, and so it should come as little surprise that plenty of side by side comparisons have already popped up online. We've nabbed HiFight's so you can see just how far KOF has come.

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Punk jumps into Marlinpie's Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 stream chat then challenges him to a first-to-5 set

One of the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 series' strongest competitors, Marlinpie, continues to support the scene by actively streaming Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and sharing content. During a recent live stream, none other than PG|Punk hopped into the chat and asked to run a first-to-five in UMvC3 against PG|Marlinpie.

Punk certainly isn't known for his Marvel play, but is easily considered one of the best Street Fighter 5 players to ever compete. In this video, we're given an opportunity to see what this SF5 contender has to offer in another of Capcom's major fighting games, and he's got quite a bit to show already.

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Two characters from another SNK title spotted in the background of King of Fighters 15 trailer

After months of waiting and an unexpected delay that saw disappointment spread throughout the fighting game community, SNK turned things around yesterday by surprising fans with the big first reveal of King of Fighters 15. The trailer gave viewers a quick glimpse at some of the cinematic maneuvers that can be found in the game, while simultaneously revealing several new fighters that weren't initially confirmed.

Keen-eyed fans have been combing over the quick trailer since its release last night to breakdown what they're seeing and search for potential Easter eggs. As luck would have it, Twitter user ATRyoSakazaki spotted a couple of quick cameos in the background of one of KOF15's stages shown in the trailer that come from another combat-centric SNK title.

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Blink and you'll miss how fast Broski's Dhalsim melts this Birdie's life bar

Street Fighter 5 is an offensive, rush down heavy game; Street Fighter 5 Dhalsim is an offensive, rush down heavy character... especially in the hands of Broski.

While facing off against a Birdie player online, the UK Sim player pulled off yet another one of his more and more frequent jaw-dropping beat downs. While all the fire, teleports, and slick links are great, we were impressed simply by how insanely fast Birdie's life bar goes from two thirds full to totally empty.

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King of Fighters 15 official reveal trailer released, Cham-Cham and Hibiki Takane revealed for Samurai Shodown

After being delayed from it's original scheduled release this morning, SNK has dropped the official King of Fighters 15 trailer for the fighting game world to see. You can view it below after the jump.

Though fans were understandably disappointed to find they wouldn't be getting the trailer they hoped for quite yet, hope was encouraged as still images of the incoming KOF entry started to circulate on social media.

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NetherRealm Studios may have slipped an obscure Trilogy Easter egg into Mortal Kombat 11

Especially because of developers' propensity to hide tons of secrets in their games, the Mortal Kombat franchise has seen rumors of a lot of "phantom" characters lurking in the unseen corners of various entries over the years.

One such character is known as "Aqua," is speculated to be an abandoned fighter originally slated to appear in Mortal Kombat Trilogy some 25 years ago. It seems a reference to this figure has been placed in Mortal Kombat 11, though we can't quite be sure it's intentional.

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5 moves that should be nerfed in Street Fighter 5's next balance update

It's been a good year now since we last saw one, but Street Fighter 5 will soon undergo a new balance update for 2021. The game has already been refined a handful of times over the last five years, but there are still a few attacks that are clearly too good and that ultimately sap away from the fun of the game when they're abused.

I've gone through and selected five such attacks that I think should be first in line (though they're in no particular order) for a good beating via Capcom's nerf bat when the next update rolls out some time in later February.

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14 year old trolls Sephiroth player through one of the most maddening matches of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate you've ever seen

NessFinesse is a 14 year old who is getting pretty good with Steve in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but she seems to have chosen to use her powers for mischief as she recently posted some match footage in which she absolutely ruins the day of a Sephiroth player.

Considering there are now more than 80 characters to choose from in Smash Ultimate, not everyone you run into online is going to know the ins and outs of every last match up. That seems to have been the case here, as the Sephiroth is led on a wild chase for nearly six minutes (don't worry, the footage is sped up) that does not end well.

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Anre's trailer date, balance update plans, next DLC reveal, Battle Passes and more detailed in Granblue Fantasy: Versus New Year's message

Granblue Fantasy: Versus is quickly approaching their one year anniversary since spin-off fighting game first launched, and it don't show signs of stopping anytime soon.

Series Director Tetsuya Fukuhara recently posted a special New Year's message which details all of the new content coming to GBVS over the next few months including Anre's trailer release date, plans for future balance patches, new RPG Mode content and when to expect the next DLC reveal.

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Koei Tecmo is suing the maker of explicit DVDs featuring Dead or Alive characters

The Dead or Alive franchise is widely known for its copious amounts of fan service and "hot babes," but taking things outside of the game can land you in some really hot water.

Koei Tecmo announced this week that the company plans to sue the alleged seller of an explicit and unauthorized DVD for copyright infringement that contains DOA characters with police moving to charge them with a criminal offense as well.

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Two decades before their huge Super Smash Bros. collaborations Nintendo laughed Microsoft out of the room from an acquisition proposal

Microsoft and Nintendo have been cozying up to each other a good bit over the past few years between getting Banjo-Kazooie and Minecraft's Steve into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the Switch receiving previously Xbox exclusive games, but that certainly wasn't always the case.

During the development of the original Xbox, Microsoft approached a number of the gaming industry's largest developers for the prospect of buying them up, including Nintendo, but the makers of Mario just "laughed their asses off" when they met for the proposal.

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The King of Fighters 14: Ultimate Edition announced and releases later this month, available now in Europe

Fans of The King of Fighters series were disappointed to say the least when SNK announced that their planned KOF15 reveal had been delayed at the last minute, but there was still technically an announcement from the company last night.

SNK revealed a trailer for The King of Fighters 14: Ultimate Edition, which is already available in Europe right now, and appears to be another PlayStation 4 exclusive version of the game.

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