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Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable stream coming Feb. 20 to feature Bandai Namco, Capcom, SNK, Arc System Works and Arika

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • February 12, 2021 at 7:43 a.m. PST • Comments: 25

It's been announced that Bandai Namco, Capcom, SNK, Arc System Works and Arika are once again collaborating for the second ever Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable stream.

According to Bandai Namco US, the presentation will be broadcasted on February 20, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. PST / February 21, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. EST at Bandai Namco US Twitch. Confirmed participants so far include Katsuhiro Harada & Naoya Yasuda of Bandai Namco, Shuhei Matsumoto & Takayuki Nakayama of Capcom and Yasuyuki Oda of SNK.

The first Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable stream also featured Daisuke Ishiwatari & Kazutoshi Sekine of Arc System Works, Ryo Nishitani of Arika, Nobuyuki Kuroki of SNK, Hiromoto Okubo of Bandai Namco and Yohei Shimbori of Koei Tecmo.

It appears that Koei Tecmo will not be attending this time, though they didn't have any fighting game reveals last time. Hiromoto Okubo, the Soul Calibur 6 Producer, is also not listed to be attending by Bandai Namco, which implies that there won't be any news for Soul Calibur 6 this time around. Naoya Yasuda, who will be attending the roundtable, is noted to be Bandai Namco's eSports Producer.

We have confirmation that SNK will have some new announcements that fans won't want to miss. This means potential reveals for King of Fighters 15 and Samurai Shodown.

Dan Hibiki, a new balance patch and the new V-Shift mechanic are all scheduled to be released for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition on February 22. It's entirely possible that patch notes are released or talked about during the Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable stream.

Though Capcom Cup 2020 as an offline event has been cancelled, Capcom still intends to host the Capcom Pro Tour 2020 Season Final as an online event over the span of February 20-21. This two-day event will feature the 20 regional winners and other qualified players, as well as Somniac, Vxbao, CJ Truth and NASR|Big Bird as four additional invites, going at it within their respective regions.

The Guilty Gear Strive beta will begin February 18 (one day earlier for those that pre-ordered) and will conclude on February 21. As such, we can probably expect Arc System Works to talk a little bit about the ongoing beta during the roundtable discussion.

Though Kunimitsu of Tekken 7 Season 4 was released back in November 2020, we still don't know who the second Season 4 character is for Bandai Namco's 3D fighter. Notably, Kunimitsu was first revealed at the last Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable stream, so there's a possibility we may get a big Tekken 7 reveal at this next event.

Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta for Dragon Ball FighterZ has already been anounced, but we currently don't have any information about his release date other than the promise that he's coming "soon." We have reasons to believe that the fused Saiyan warrior will be released on March 6, 2021, but we might receive additional information confirming or disconfirming this at the upcoming stream.

Since Bandai Namco is hosting the stream on their US Twitch channel, we can probably expect a few Japanese translators to be present at the roundtable for the benefit of us English speakers like last time.

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