Moves for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
Tiers for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath

Over 50 percent of console fighting game players use Wi-Fi for online matches according to Katsuhiro Harada

As the focus of the fighting game community shifted this year towards almost exclusively online play, the players have pushed more and more the importance of using a wired connection in an age where wireless tends to rule all.

Following the announcement that Tekken 7 would be receiving updated online features soon in Season 4, longtime series director Katsuhiro Harada revealed the majority of fighting game players still primarily use Wi-Fi for matches.

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New Granblue Fantasy: Versus content will very likely release next weekend judging by an in-game message

Granblue Fantasy: Versus' first season of content finished up all the way back in April, and players have been patiently waiting since to see just what the next step will be for the Arc System Works-developed fighting game.

During the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable, GBVS lead developer Kazuto Sekine revealed to fans that new announcements for the game would be coming August 8, and there's a very strong likelihood the new content will release pretty much at the same time as well.

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Where do the Street Fighter 5 tier lists sit nearly 6 months after Champion Edition's launch?

Sometimes it feels longer, but we're getting close to hitting the six month mark without any new characters or notable balance changes in Street Fighter 5 which has let the game's meta evolve in some different ways while we continue to lack traditional tournaments.

This shift to almost exclusively online has certainly made some characters seem even better though that could also be attributed to the buffs given out for Champion Edition. Many still seem to agree on who are among the best, however.

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Blizzard vice president is still very interested in getting Overwatch's Tracer into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Back in October 2019, representatives of Blizzard Entertainment openly declared to the Super Smash Bros. development team that they'd be very happy to see an Overwatch character join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's massive roster. Jeff Kaplan, vice president of Blizzard Entertainment and lead designer for Overwatch, seemed particularly fond of making Tracer, the mascot of the Overwatch series, into a playable fighter in Smash.

During an Overwatch Celebration AMA on Reddit, it was confirmed that Blizzard is still very interested in making this suggestion into a reality.

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One of Netherrealm Studios' main goals with Fujin in Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's story was to differentiate him from Raiden by humbling him

Shang Tsung, Fujin, and Nightwolf ended up being the main stars of Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's story DLC. Up until his release as a DLC fighter, Fujin had only been playable in Mortal Kombat 4 (Gold) and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.

Aside from that, Fujin also served as a boss in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero and had cameo appearances in other titles like Mortal Kombat X. As such, Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath provided fans with a look at a more developed characterization for Fujin.

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Tekken 7's Season 4 trailer teased a new character at the end, and a lot of us are pretty sure who it's going to be

Yesterday, we were treated to a long discussion and presentation from representatives of various fighting game developers at the Japan Fighting Game Publishers' Roundtable event — to be more specific, Bandai Namco Games, Capcom, Arc System Works, SNK, Koei Tecmo and Arika. During the presentation, one of the biggest reveals was for Tekken 7, namely the fact that it'll be moving straight on in to its fourth season featuring new moves for the entire cast, netcode improvements (such as the long-requested Wi-Fi filter) and more.

While there wasn't too much said in a concrete manner about what additional content we can expect for this upcoming fourth season, we were treated to a teaser at the end of the trailer. There's no telling just yet how many characters we're getting this time around or when the content will begin trickling in, but at the very least this teaser seemed to suggest we're getting one character and no matter how I look at the brief image Bandai Namco showed us, I can only draw the conclusion of it being one specific character — one which fans constantly begged the developers to bring back they finally did in the non-canon entry Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and since Tekken 7's launch those voices have welled up again asking for their return to the canon game series as well...

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Harada was told to wear sunglasses for four years by Capcom because he was supposed to be the 'bad guy' for Street Fighter X Tekken promotions

During the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable that took place last night, fighting game developers got together to outline some plans from Capcom, Bandai Namco, Arc System Works, SNK, Arika, and Koei Tecmo in regards to fighting games.

Among those representing Bandai Namco was Katsuhiro Harada, director and producer of the Tekken series. Funnily enough, Harada was wearing his iconic sunglasses at the roundtable even though he was streaming from his own home. At one point during the stream, Harada revealed that he began to wear sunglasses because Capcom had asked him to.

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Next Dragon Ball FighterZ announcement coming later this month

We've now crossed the two month mark from when Dragon Ball FighterZ saw its last update with the release of Ultra Instinct Goku though it's honestly felt like longer due to the lack of new reveals. That's going to change soon, however.

Naoya Yasuda from Bandai Namco's eSports division appeared on the Japanese fighting game roundtable last night to announce that new announcements are coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ sometime this month.

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Torimeshi Charity Event results

Today saw an event held in order to help out Japanese Dhalsim player CG|Torimeshi, who unfortunately saw his home demolished in an explosive accident in Japan earlier this week, the aftermath of which can be seen here.

Thankfully, him and his family suffered no injuries, but received grave damage to both their home and belongings. With one of its members in such peril, the fighting game community did what they do best and organized an event stream for charity which accepted donations on behalf of helping CG|Torimeshi and his family get back on their feet.

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Arc System Works reveals more information for newcomer Nagoriyuki in Guilty Gear Strive including the fact that he's a vampire, PC version confirmed

Last night, Arc System Works closed out the Japanese fighting game developer stream with quite the bang by showing off Leo Whitefang and Nagoriyuki for Guilty Gear Strive, and now we have some new tidbits about the fighters.

Shortly after the reveal, ArcSys updated their website to include more details about the newcomer samurai along with a listing for a PC version of Strive.

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ARCREVO Online revealed along with Tekken and Soul Calibur Online Challenge tournament series

This year pretty much put a full stop to all major fighting game tournaments and forced the closure of regular eSports circuits, but the publishers are pivoting to online as the answer in these times.

Both Bandai Namco and Arc System Works had announcements during the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable by revealing the Tekken and Soul Calibur Online Challenge tournament series along with ARCREVO Online respectively.

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Fighting EX Layer's rollback netcode update is now officially available on PS4 and PC, more feature upgrades possible

After months of talking, developments and betas, rollback netcode is now officially available to all in Fighting EX Layer though they may not be stopping there.

Arika revealed their plans for implementing the improved netcode during the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable which was subsequently released for PlayStation 4 and PC players via a new update.

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Stellar Tekken mods for Street Fighter 5 make us wish Tekken X Street Fighter was still in active development

Following the turbulent life and ultimate failure of 2012's Street Fighter X Tekken, developers at Bandai Namco decided to put the kibosh on Tekken X Street Fighter while the game was around 30% complete.

We're still coming to terms with the fact that this title may never escape from development purgatory, but were quite happy to come across a handful of images featuring a modded version of Street Fighter 5 that replaces certain characters with fighters from the Tekken universe.

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Leo Whitefang and Nagoriyuki announced for Guilty Gear Strive with new gameplay trailer, PlayStation 5 version revealed

The day we've all been waiting so long for is finally here, as the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable brought with it a handful of new fighter reveals.

Arc System Works was of course invited where they ended the stream by showing off the new characters Leo Whitefang and Nagoriyuki coming to Guilty Gear Strive along with a new PlayStation 5 version of the upcoming fighter.

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Season 4 announced for Tekken 7, new moves for all characters and online improvements en route

Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada announced today during the Japanese Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable that Tekken 7 will be receiving a fourth season. This will include new moves for all characters and online play enhancements.

Though further details were sparse, the announcement trailer did feature a distant view of a character at the very end. You can view images from the trailer below.

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Setsuka announced for Soul Calibur 6's Season Pass 2

Setsuka has been revealed for Soul Calibur 6 via the Season Pass 2. This fighter first appeared in Soul Calibur 3 and returned in the fourth one.

Unfortunately for Setsuka fans, she was essentially replaced by one of Patroklos' forms in Soul Calibur 5. It's been about ten years since Setsuka has been playable in a Soul Calibur title.

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Season 3 announced for Samurai Shodown

Bandai Namco revealed that they're officially planning a third season for Samurai Shodown during the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable.

Developers did not have much to say beyond the initial announcement but did mention that more information is on the way.

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