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SNK reportedly turned down a PC exclusivity deal for Samurai Shodown to appear only on a certain digital store

Samurai Shodown is set to release in the West in only 10 days on June 25 for PlayStation and Xbox users though hopeful PC players will be needing to wait until later in 2019 to finally get their hands on the game — though it seems like they were also almost subject to a platform exclusivity deal too.

The Korean website Game Focus recently interviewed Samurai Shodown's director, Nobuyuki Kuroki, where he discussed aspects of the new title's development and design for the engine and gameplay as well as a digital partnership that ended up falling through.

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Update: 'See you in hell' - Mortal Kombat Twitter shares special Spawn, Nightwolf, Sindel and Shang Tsung art clips

Update: Ed Boon has now revealed the small clip of Nightwolf as well which you can check out as well with the previously posted ones for Spawn, Shang Tsung and Sindel to get your first peek into how the upcoming fighters will likely look in the title.

Given the fact that he's a character completely enveloped in a hell-themed atmosphere, Mortal Kombat fans have long awaited the day that Todd McFarlane's Spawn would guest star in one the franchise's entries. That's finally going to come to fruition here in Mortal Kombat 11.

We only recently received word that Spawn is en route via the DLC Kombat Pack, and we've seen nothing more than his name pop up during Shang Tsung's reveal trailer. That said, the official Mortal Kombat Twitter shared some character art today that gives us our first idea of the character's MK11 appearance.

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'We want to live up to everyone's expectations' - Ono on the Street Fighter 5 reveal coming in August

The onus for communicating seemingly any information at all when it comes to Street Fighter 5 DLC characters in 2019 has seemingly fallen mainly on the backs of Yoshinori Ono and his Blanka doll.

Capcom has released new costumes and stages, but it's been six months since their official post about Kage, game balance, and how they'll infamously be "doing things differently" this year. Since Ono has seemingly become the sole mouthpiece in this avenue, we're eating up and picking apart anything and everything he says on the matter.

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Battling bulldozers, a Les Misérables fighter, THAT Star Wars game, and more; seven incredibly weird fighting games that actually exist

It's fairly well documented that in days after Street Fighter 2's booming success, a great many copycats flooded the fighting game market in hopes to make a quick buck. Most quickly faded into obscurity, but some were so out of left field that they give us the gift of entertainment as we marvel at their mere existence.

OusideXbox has rounded up seven such titles from the less explored annals of fighting game history, and has graciously shared them with us in one of their videos.

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ESAM releases his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.1.0 tier list

After the last patch made the tier list video he was editing null and void, PG|ESAM has finally managed to research the updated roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for an all new character strength ordering.

The Smash community figure goes through all of the game's 70+ characters across six different tier sections. He starts with the weakest and works his way all the way up to who he feels is number one.

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Here's our first look at King of Fighters For Girls... the King of Fighters game made especially for girls

We don't think it's quite a fighting game (we're not exactly sure what it is at this point) but an upcoming otome game from SNK titled "King of Fighters For Girls" is en route.

For those wondering, an otome title is essentially a story-based video game geared towards women that usually includes romantic relationship building. According to Dengeki Online via Game Revolution, players will assume the role of a female character who has run into a streak of bad luck and therefore taken a job as a manager for competitors in the King of Fighters tournament.

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Hidden techniques in Mortal Kombat 11? Here are five attacks or move properties that are not listed on the game's move lists

If you've been grinding out Mortal Kombat 11 for the last month and a half you may have discovered a move or two that one of your favorite characters is capable of that doesn't appear in the game's move lists.

It seems developers have snuck some techniques and abilities in for us to find on our own, some of which can significantly actually affect the match outcome if used in the right places.

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New footage and details about Mai and Kula Diamond in Dead or Alive 6 tell more of what they can do in the 3D fighting title

Dead or Alive 6 is seeing the inclusion of two King of Fighters series guest characters very soon. Mai Shiranui and Kula Diamond are joining the fight next week, and a trailer showcasing both aired at the Taipai Major fighting game tournament last weekend.

The official Dead or Alive 6 Twitter account has since shared a bit more footage of the two female fighters on their account today. We get another quick glimpse at both, but this time with quick details about some of the specifics of their gameplay.

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Getting Banjo-Kazooie into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was easier than you might think

Seeing Banjo-Kazooie in Super Smash Bros. is something that fans have wanted for a very long time, but due to Nintendo and Microsoft being rival companies, it was a prospect that realistically seemed impossible. Despite that, Nintendo achieved the impossible and added the bear and bird into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as we saw them revealed earlier this week at E3 2019.

While the thought of such an addition being a difficult one remains, it turns out that it wasn't actually that tough to make the deal happen. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer spoke to Kotaku about the process of getting Banjo-Kazooie into Smash Bros. Ultimate, and according to him it was pretty simple.

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Samurai Shodown PlayStation 4 trophy list revealed

SNK's next big fighting title, Samurai Shodown, is set for release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in a little under two weeks. The company continues to show the game to the public, as we've gotten new character introduction trailers for fighters on the launch roster over the past several weeks.

Now fans can look over Samurai Shodown's PS4 trophy list ahead of the game's launch.

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Here are all of the alternate costumes and colors for Dragon Quest's Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

During their Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2019 earlier this week, Nintendo unveiled two of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's upcoming DLC characters. Beloved bear and bird Banjo-Kazooie are finally joining the fight, and Hero from Dragon Quest 11 is also getting in on the action.

At this point in time, the official Smash Bros. Ultimate website only has a clickable info page for Hero, but with that we're given a closer look at the new fighter. Today we're checking out the Dragon Quest Hero's various colors in Smash Ultimate.

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I'm calling it now, I think we're going to see Master Chief in Super Smash Bros.

If your brain is wired anywhere closely to the way mine is, you probably read that title and immediately defaulted to "those two things just don't go together." My heart is still inclined to feel that way, but after thinking on it a good bit, my head is articulating an entirely different story.

A lot of us grew up enjoying both Smash and Halo, but certainly in a "never the twain shall meet" sort of way. Halo was an Xbox console-exclusive first person shooter involving a super soldier blasting aliens while Smash was a Nintendo-exclusive deviation on fighting games with a party atmosphere. If you were in the mood to play one, that meant you were probably very much not in the mood to play the other.

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Banjo-Kazooie's back air, down tilt, and forward smash ranges have impressed ZeRo — here's his breakdown of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character

We all saw Tempo|ZeRo's reaction to the inclusion of Banjo-Kazooie. Now we get to see his breakdown of the character’s moves based off his trailer.

ZeRo has been thought of as the best Smash 4 player all time. He was regarded as one the best in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as well.

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Ed Boon offers to reveal identity of Mortal Kombat 11 DLC character if stolen car at E3 is found

A peculiar situation has emerged at E3 as Mortal Kombat 11 Creative Producer, Ed Boon, has promised to reveal one of the game's remaining DLC characters if attendants are able to help Shane "Dinfire" Satterfield find his stolen car.

Satterfield posted on Twitter a status around 3:30 p.m. PDT on Thursday with the following text, "If anyone saw anything walking into E3 today on Pico please let me know. My car is (was?) a black Nissan 370Z. It was parked a block and a half from the convention center in front of the Starbucks/Robek's on the right-hand side. Stolen from 9:15AM to 11:30AM. Please retweet."

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Dogura shares his Street Fighter 5 Season 4 tier list

With plenty of top eight finishes and Capcom Cup appearances, CO|Dogura has proved he knows a thing or two about Street Fighter 5. That's why we were particularly interested when he posted an all new tier list to offer his opinions on character strength here in Season 4.

Dogura took to his Twitter page to share this, and the amazing HiFight has translated all the information from Japanese to English for us Westerners.

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Bayani, the indie fighting game steeped in Philippine history and lore, is now available on Steam

We first talked about Bayani: Kanino Ka Kakampi?! back in December 2018 when it was trying to reach its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter, and it ended up succeeding with the first fruits of Ranida Games' labor now available to play for yourself.

Bayani is now available to purchase on Steam Early Access as the first fighting game built around the history and culture of the Philippines with re-imagined futuristic versions of actual historical figures.

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Here are the official screenshots of Dragon Quest's Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Tuesday's E3 Nintendo Direct gave us the biggest fighting game-related reveals of the entire week with the announcements that Dragon Quest's Hero characters and Banjo-Kazooie would be making their way to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC roster.

The Hero fighters are set to come at some point this Summer, and Nintendo has now updated their Smash Bros. website to include the upcoming character, his trailer and some official screenshots — Banjo's spot is visible, but isn't accessible yet.

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