King of Fighters stories

Gritty fighting game art from MadMax Duarte captures the beastly side of some Street Fighter, Dragon Ball, and King of Fighters favorites

The moment we saw just one of Maxwell "MadMax" Duarte's Street Fighter pieces, we were hooked. Upon venturing further into his portfolio we found a good handful of fighting game characters that we just had to share.

Duarte's style is primal, powerful, and gritty as we see some of our genre's most aggressive figures going into attack mode with full force. Duarte's pieces capture this beautifully so that you can almost hear battle screams and energy pulses growing in volume as you look at them.

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Fight in Rio 2019 results

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There's some fighting game action going on in Brazil this weekend with Fight in Rio 2019.

Some of the notable players set to compete are SB|DoomSnake, Furia|HKDash, Brolynho, Paulow3b, Zenith, though there are of course many more as well.

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Sonic Boom 2019 results

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Sonic Boom 2019 is happening this weekend in Madrid, Spain.

This event will feature the talents of Mouz|Problem X, NVD|Phenom, RB|Luffy, CO|Dogura, NASR|BigBird, NASR|AngryBird, CYG|GamerBee, CYG|Infexious, VGIA|Shanks, Vitality|Hurricane, VGIA|VegaPatch, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, Oplon|Noka, FNATIC|Shakz, FNATIC|Akainu, NVD|Veggey, EnVyUS|Layo and many more besides them.

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NeoGeo World Tour 2 Global Finals results

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The NeoGeo World Tour has been going on strong in its second season this year, and we've finally reached the finals which are taking place in Taipei, Taiwan.

Some of the big players set to contend this weekend are Xiao Hai, M', ZJZ, E.T., Score, MadKOF, Laggia, Frionel, WhiteAshX, Qanba|Dakou, TxC|ElRosa, ViolenKain, VegasKOF|Wero Asamiya, VS|Zantetsu and more.

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Steam's epic Summer Sale features huge savings on big fighting game titles like Mortal Kombat 11, Soul Calibur 6, Dragon Ball FighterZ and dozens more

The biggest PC gaming sale of the year is finally upon us with the Steam Summer Sale which may prove to be one of the best times ever to pick up some fighting games for cheap.

There are over 50 different titles and their DLC currently discounted until July 9 including some of the largest titles of the past few years like Mortal Kombat 11, Soul Calibur 6 and so much more.

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Million Arthur Arcana Blood is now available for the first time in English on PC

Square Enix confirmed earlier this year that their 2D fighting game Million Arthur Arcana Blood would finally be coming westward this Summer, and now that time has finally arrived.

Million Arthur Arcana Blood is now available to purchase on Steam for $39.99 USD with a digital limited edition containing bonus content available to all who purchase the game by August 20, 2019.

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The Fight 2019 results

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The Fight 2019 is happening this weekend in Bogotá, Colombia.

A few of the notable players set to compete this weekend are NRG|HookGangGod, Rise|Smug, Mo-Joe, SB|DoomSnake, Pikoro, GAM|Jochy, but of course many more besides them as well.

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Thaiger Uppercut 2019 results

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This weekend, Thailand's main fighting game event is happening again, and it's stacked.

Some of the top players set to attend include RB|Gachikun, CYG|Fuudo, FAV|Sako, Tasty|Rangchu, ROX|Knee, Arslan Ash, RZR|Xian, UYU|OilKing, THY|Chikurin, GG|Saint, UYU|LowHigh, UYU|NL, ROX|Chanel, Yamasa|Nobi, Liquid|John Takeuchi, UYU|Jeondding, Talon|Book, UYU|Double, CYG|GamerBee, Yamasa|Take, COOASGAMES|Noroma, Talon|HotDog29, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FATE|Ulsan, Mago, Verloren, ALUS|Qiuqiu, iG|Jiewa, RRQ|Moke, Humanbomb, Doujin, Yamasa|Yuu, ALUS|Yang Mian, Chuan, WP|Daikokugo, Talon|Denesis, DNG|Nauman and many more.

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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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Taipei Major 2019 results

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Taipei Major 2019 is taking place this weekend, obviously in Taipei, Taiwan, and it's a huge event for several different games, most notably Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition.

Some of the fierce competitors who will be competing at this event are Rohto|Tokido, Mouz|Problem X, CYG|Daigo, THY|Chikurin, CYG|Fuudo, UYU|LowHigh, YOG|Machabo, Liquid|Nemo, FD|Haitani, Victrix|Momochi, FAV|Sako, FD|Fujimura, RZR|Xian, UYU|Jeondding, Liquid|John Takeuchi, CYG|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Yamasa|Nobi, UYU|NL, Trashbox, CherryBerryMango, RB|Bonchan, FD|Johnny, Talon|HotDog29, MVP|Pekos, GRPT|MOV, E.T., Mago, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, Yamasa|Take, CO|Dogura, Verloren, RRQ|Moke, ZJZ, BC|Kazunoko, CoolKid93, COOASGAMES|Noroma, PG|Shen Chan, FAV|Ryuusei, Fate|Ulsan, EQNX|Dimeback, Chuan, iG|Jiewa, Humanbomb, RB|Tanukana, Yang Mian and Yamasa|Yuu, though there are countless more participating as well.

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Combo Breaker 2019 results

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There's a giant fighting game event happening this weekend St. Charles, Illinois. Basically any fighting game you'd be interested in will be featured, and has a high number of entrants here.

For just a sampling of the talent present at this event, you can expect to see FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, Rohto|Tokido, Mouz|Problem X, RB|Gachikun, JDCR, Rangchu, ROX|Knee, CO|Go1, Teresa, Dragon, CYG|Fuudo, Victrix|Momochi, CYG|Daigo, UYU|LowHigh, EG|NYChrisG, NRG|HookGangGod, RB|Anakin, PG|MarlinPie, CO|Dogura, ROX|Chanel, LostSoul, Linkorz, UYU|Jeondding, BC|Tachikawa, NASR|AngryBird, BC|ApologyMan, BjornSonOfBear, 1UP|PepperySplash, KOA|Sandman, UYU|CherryBerryMango, DR Gross, END|Scar, AN|KizzieKay, Flux, DJT, Noble|Semiij, NASR|TekkenMaster, DF|Saiyne, AXL|Boom, Supernoon, SSNO|KojiKOG, Hotashi and CATPION|Deb but of course many, many more as well, because there are far too many huge players to name even a fraction.

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The King of Fighters: All Star brings Haohmaru and Kyo Kusanagi to the real world for a new commercial celebrating Samurai Shodown's upcoming release

We're now exactly one month away from the rebooted Samurai Shodown's release with its first new game in a decade, and the companies working with the property are celebrating in a pretty cool way.

Netmarble's mobile action RPG The King of Fighters: All Star is receiving a Samurai Shodown-themed collaboration which was announced via a new live action commercial featuring former Kamen Rider actors as the SNK protagonists.

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Stunfest 2019 results

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This weekend, Stunfest is taking place in Rennes, France. While it may not have Capcom Pro Tour status this year, it's still got a ton of fighting game action coming your way.

Some of the notable competitors set to fight it out in their respective main titles are PXP|A Foxy Grampa, SNB|Abadango, Solary|Glutonny, FNATIC|Akainu, SST|Shuton, gwak.fr|Shenzo, Will2Pac, HappyPow, VGIA|Shanks, EnVyUS|Layo, Tominaga and Genki, though there are of course many more present as well.

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BAM 11 results

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This weekend, we have BAM — Battle Arena Melbourne — 11 taking place, and it's of course happening in Melbourne, Australia.

Some of the players set to compete at this event are THY|Chikurin, Rangchu, RZR|Xian, UYU|OilKing, JDCR, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, PBE|Doujin, RB|Bonchan, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Yamasa|Take, Yamasa|Nobi, COOASGAMES|Noroma, CYG|GamerBee, Mago, EQNX|Dimeback, Fate|Ulsan, iG|Jiewa, Rise|K-Brad, ALUS|Yang Mian, Yamasa|Yuu, YOG|Machabo, SIN|Brandon and Somniac though there are obviously many more.

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SNK announces new Samurai Shodown-themed limited edition Neo Geo Mini consoles featuring over a dozen classic fighting game titles

Samurai Shodown is set to make its big return after over a decade with its new rebooted fighting game coming next month, and it appears as though those in charge are looking to celebrate its long history with some special hardware.

SNK recently announced three Samurai Shodown-themed limited edition Neo Geo Mini consoles designed around Haohmaru, Nakoruru and Ukyo that will feature 40 classic SNK arcade games — including a ton of fighting games.

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Saigon Cup 2019 results

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Saigon Cup 2019 is happening this weekend in Saigon, Vietnam and it's loaded.

Here's a listing of some of the competitors you can get ready to see this weekend: RB|Gachikun, Rohto|Tokido, FAV|Sako, CYG|Fuudo, UYU|OilKing, UYU|NL, Liquid|John Takeuchi, FAV|Ryuusei, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, Mago, RB|Bonchan, SZY|Mizuha, CYG|GamerBee, ALUS|Qiuqiu, OC|Gafro, iG|Jiewa, WE-R1|Trashbox, iXA|StormKubo, Humanbomb, Verloren, RRQ|Moke, Talon|HotDog29, SSNO|Sakagami, Chuan, B.O.B|Xiaobao and Talon|Denesis. Of course, many more are attending as well.

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KVO x TSB 2019 results

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This week, we're seeing a long-running and heavily populated tournament taking place in Osaka, Japan.

KVO x TSB has been running for many years, and it's back again in 2019. Some of the notable players attending include CO|Go1, Omito, CO|Dogura, Nage, Samitto, CO|Fenrich, GW|Zackray, PAG|LostSoul, Tomo, THY|Chikurin, Zadi, 1UP|PepperySplash, Fumo, PG|BNBBN, BjornSonofBear, FF|ElvenShadow, Supernoon, GGWP|Souji, though that doesn't even begin to cover how many amazing competitors are set to fight it out this weekend.

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