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Arkham Digital Fighting Tournament results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, another Tekken World Tour event is taking place.

This time, the stage of battle moves to Barcelona for the Arkham Digital Fighting Tournament.

Although Tekken 7 is the main event, there will also be tournament play in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, King of Fighters 14, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction.

Players competing in the event include CGG|Tissuemon, Crazy|SuperAkouma, UYU|Fergus, DG|KaneAndTrench, SNG|Blackbeard, DG|Asim, Exeed|Ghirlanda, DG|RooKang, 4G|DevilKazuya, DG|ThePhantom, FS|Tenshimitsu, Cyrox and many more.

Almost 100 players have gathered to get those Tekken World Tour points to reach the finals later this year, so it'll be exciting who gets the gold in the end.

Streaming is being done at Arkham Team and Arkham Team TV 2.

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Terry Bogard will be looking a bit different in SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy... because he will very likely be a girl

Terry Bogard and Mui Mui were leaked as the final two characters coming to SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy due to the game's PlayStation trophies appearing online ahead of the game's release. Heroines, you may be asking yourself, doesn't that mean girl fighters? You would be correct in that assumption.

The problem with Terry's inclusion in SNK Heroines is the fact that... he's a guy except that looks to not exactly be true for this female-dominated title as the character's portrait will suggest.

There is poster artwork for SNK Heroines that shows all of its 14 launch characters including the silhouettes of who we now know to be be Fatal Fury's Terry and Mui Mui, and neither of the shadowy figures appears to be male let alone large in stature as we've come to know Mr. Bogard.

The silhouette at the top has long hair that looks to be in a pony-tail with their hand reached up to their forehead likely grabbing the bill of their cap as Terry is known to do. They also appear to be wearing a vest similar to Terry's trademark look with a quite feminine figure.

SNK has done something similar with SNK Gals' Fighters (2000) where-in Iori Yagami dressed up as a girl and went by the name 'Miss X' as the game's antagonist though everyone could see through his disguise. Terry's new look appears to be much more than a costume, however.

Another possibility is a character like Alice taking the moniker of the Fatal Fury hero in SNK Heroines, but either way it appears that "Terry" will be female in the game. You can take a look at the game's roster poster with Terry and Mui Mui's silhouettes in the gallery below with a comparison between male and female Terry.

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Terry Bogard and Mui Mui are joining the SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy roster, the game's trophies reveal

It looks like SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy has had its final two characters leaked. Dragon Gal's Mui Mui and Fatal Fury's Terry Bogard are set to join the fray.

This information comes from a listing of the game's trophies over on PSN Profiles. As one might expect from a fighting game's trophies, there are several that are tied to clearing the story mode with certain characters.

Each of these story-based trophies asks you to clear the mode with two specific characters: "clear the story using Luong and Shermie," for example. "Want to join Team Women Fighters?!" prompts players to finish the story mode with Terry and Yuri, while "Soo…Where should we go eat?" asks the same for Mui Mui and Mian.

The trophy list also confirms that there will be 14 characters at launch. This makes Terry and Mui Mui the final two.

Both Mui Mui and Terry most recently made appearances in King of Fighters 14 as playable characters.

Considering SNK Heroines is a celebration of the company's greatest female characters, it's interesting to see Terry join the fight. Perhaps we'll see him make an appearance in a similar manner to "Miss X," the boss character of SNK Gals' Fighters (2000) who happened to be Iori Yagami dressed as a woman.

You can check out the trophies for SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy below.

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The Fight 2018 results ft. MenaRD, Brolynho, Jiewa, Caba, DoomSnake

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, The Fight 2018 is taking place in Bogotá, Colombia.

This is a Ranking Event for the Capcom Pro Tour, so with points on the line a lot of Latin America's fighters are showing up.

Besides Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, this event will also feature tournament play for King of Fighters 14, Super Smash Bros. 4, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Pokkén Tournament DX, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Tekken 7 and Injustice 2.

Players attending are plentiful, and just a few names you'll be seeing this weekend are Rise|MenaRD, F3|Brolynho, iG|Jiewa, Rise|Caba, SB|DoomSnake, Flash, Furia|HKDash, Kusanagi, Umbrella|Dark, Fuego|ElTigre and AAG|BabyBrasil.

There are around 70 entrants for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, so there will undoubtedly be a lot of matches on stream for your viewing pleasure during the event.

Streaming is being done at Colombian FGC.

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NEOGEO Mini and NEOGEO Mini International game lineups announced

Yesterday, SNK revealed their NEOGEO mini online presentation. The video was uploaded to YouTube.

Two versions of the NEOGEO Mini were announced. There is the NEOGEO Mini and the NEOGEO Mini International. Both editions will have 40 games each and 14 of them will be different between the two.

While the NEOGEO Mini has a greater emphasis on fighting games, the NEOGEO Mini International has more action games. The versions of the games are based on the home console, which grants access to extra features like practice mode and additional characters.

Since a number of these games had a limited number of continues, the developers of the NEOGEO Mini have made it so that players can save and load at any time. This is done via the start and select buttons that are present.

SNK will also be releasing a NEOGEO mini pad external controller that is based on the design of the NEOGEO CD controller. While the portable console can be played anywhere, it can also be hooked up to the television via a HDMI cable.

With the NEOGEO Mini releasing for this Summer for Japan first, they are still deciding on how much the console should cost. The NEOGEO Mini will be playable at E3 on June 12th.

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Combo Breaker 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we're getting an absolutely gargantuan event taking place in St. Charles, Illinois in the form of Combo Breaker 2018.

It really can't be stated enough how big this event is for a ton of different games, with a whopping 16 games, and the Mystery Game Tournament besides them as well, exceeding 100 entrants each, and with two games exceeding 500 entrants, and another one getting very close.

On top of that, it's a Premier Event for the Capcom Pro Tour and a Master Event for the Tekken World Tour, so people will definitely be showing up to compete. Also, the winner of Dragon Ball FighterZ will claim the final spot in the 16-person event Summit of Power happening two weeks from now.

With so much on the line and so many players showing up, we couldn't possibly begin to list every notable name present, so here is a very small excerpt of who you can expect to see: CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, FOX|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, EG|NYChrisG, PG|Infiltration, CYG|Daigo, FOX|Justin Wong, NuckleDu, FOX|Punk, TSM|Leffen, Rise|MenaRD, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, Liquid|Nemo, Fursan|Verloren, Mouz|Problem X, AS|Reynald, GGP|Kazunoko, CYG|Fuudo, ALG|Dragon, CO|Dogura, PG|SKD, RB|Luffy, FOX|Theo, PG|MarlinPie, RNG|Swedish Delight, Circa|ForeverKing, Tempo|S2J and so, so many more.

The games being played at the event, in order of entrants from biggest to smallest, are Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Killer Instinct, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Mortal Kombat XL, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the ceremonious Mystery Game Tournament, Super Smash Bros. 4, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Vampire Savior/Darkstalkers, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Mortal Kombat 9.

Streaming is being done at Team Spooky, Capcom Fighters, Tekken, NetherRealm, BG Callisto, Funky P, PandaxGaming, Vampire Arcadia and VG Boot Camp.

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Check out the character portraits from both parties in Capcom vs. SNK side-by-side in a new video from VCDECIDE

Last week, we posted VCDECIDE's previous video in which they compared the sprite works side-by-side between Capcom and SNK for their previous crossover games, and now they're back with another related video.

This new video centers around the artwork and characater portraits that were featured in the Capcom vs. SNK titles with artists from both sides taking cracks at the other company's most recognizable fighters.

The famous Toshiaki "Shinkiro" Mori did his first work on Capcom characters for these titles before he eventually left SNK to join the Street Fighter developer where he still currently resides. His artwork from the CvS games is still some of the most well known and recognizable because of his more realistic takes on the characters.

Kinu Nishimura and Daigo Ikeno from Capcom on the other hand were able to give SNK characters a more stylized and slightly darker animated look from their original designs.

Both sets of work and all of the artists are iconic and legendary in their own rights, but it's still cool to see the different takes on the characters side-by-side.

You can check out a selection of the artwork comparisons in the gallery below and the full video from VCDECIDE after the jump.

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Save up to 50 percent on Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, King of Fighters 14 and Injustice 2 plus their DLC in PlayStation's Extended Play Sale

Sony runs digital weekly ads across their PlayStation platforms and this week's sale includes some good deals on a handful of the biggest fighting games around.

The Extended Play Sale in the US PlayStation Store is geared towards games with continued support through seasonal updates and DLC.

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition (and Deluxe Edition), Injustice 2: Legendary Edition and King of Fighters 14: Special Anniversary Edition are all apart of this sale, so if you haven't picked these games up or waited on their DLC, this may be the perfect opportunity to get caught up on content.

As per usual with PSN sales, players with an active PlayStation+ account will gain an additional 10 percent of regular sale price, so Injustice 2: Legendary Edition will be up to 20 percent off, Street Fighter 5 content is up to 30 percent off and KoF14 is up to 50 percent off retail pricing.

These deals apply only to the US store and run from today until the morning of May 29th. Other popular titles included in the sale are Rainbow Six: Siege, Overwatch, Diablo 3, Battlefield 1 and the Witcher 3.

You can check out the full list of sale prices for the fighting game related discounts as well as the store link after the jump.

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Toryuken 7 results ft. NuckleDu, Problem X, Justin Wong, JoeyFury

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The action isn't over yet, we've got yet another big event going on this weekend, namely Toryuken 7 in Toronto, Canada.

This is a Ranking Event for the Capcom Pro Tour, so points to get in to the Capcom Cup are on the line.

Besides that, the event will also be hosting Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Sailor Moon S, King of Fighters 14, Samurai Shodown 5 Special, Garou: Mark of the Wolves and Soul Calibur 2 on stream.

Players attending include NuckleDu, Mouz|Problem X, FOX|Justin Wong, Circa|JoeyFury, Teemo, WBG|CJ Truth, Nephew, Rise|Marn, Chi-Rithy and many more.

It's a two-day event, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the game you're most invested in, and enjoy the action.

Streaming is being done at Toronto Top Tiers and Toronto Top Tiers 2.

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Stunfest 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

For the first time in over a month, we've got a Capcom Pro Tour Premier event upon us.

The annual Stunfest tournament is taking place, as always, in Rennes, France.

As mentioned, it's a huge event for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, with almost 250 entrants from across the world, but there are a ton of other games being played as well.

You'll be able to enjoy tournament play in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. 4, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Windjammers, King of Fighters 14, Breakers: Revenge, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

Players attending are plentiful - for just a few of the top contenders you'll be able to see, look no further than right here: PG|Infiltration, CYG|Daigo, CO|Go1, FD|Fujimura, CYG|Fuudo, FOX|Punk, NVD|Phenom, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Dogura, EG|NYChrisG, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Ponos|Moke, RB|Bonchan, CYG|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Mago, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, AB|Poongko, UYU|OilKing, Rise|Smug, Gachikun, Epsilon|Takamura, AB|StormKubo, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Talon|Xiaobao, Method|ImStillDaDaddy, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, FNATIC|Shakz, UYU|NL, FNATIC|Akainu, Tempo|Alex Myers, FNATIC|Brick, Atrosh and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, Stunfest 2, Stunfest 4, Unequalled Media, Achoral, Gunsmith ON and Canape Fight. Additional streams will be added as they become available.

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Check out the character sprites from Capcom vs. SNK and SNK vs. Capcom side by side in this new video from VCDECIDE

Capcom and SNK ruled the 90's 2D fighting games landscape with the popularity of franchises like Street Fighter, Fatal Fury, King of Fighters and the various Marvel games, so crossover projects between the developers were a dream or fantasy that actually came true.

Multiple crossover games were developed by both Capcom and SNK with Capcom vs. SNK 2 continuing to be a staple of the fighting game community 17-years after its initial release while SNK vs. Capcom:SVC Chaos is a generally forgotten piece of history from the early 00's.

VCDECIDE's YouTube channel is based largely around comparing game versions between arcade and console versions of games, but recently made a video comparing the CvS and SvC character sprites in motion side-by-side which is pretty neat.

For those that don't know, the CvS games were developed by Capcom and feature Street Fighter models based on the Street Fighter 3 and Alpha games combined with wholly original sprites of SNK characters while SvC was developed by SNK (Playmore) and featured models based on their titles plus new Street Fighter models that appear to be based around their SF2 designs.

As to which version of the characters looks better is entirely subjective, but in general Capcom's sprites appear to have some cleaner art and brighter colors while SNK's have more shading and additional frames of animation.

You can check out a sample of the comparisons in the gallery below and VCDECIDE's full video after the jump, and be sure to tell us which you prefer in the comments section.

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Neo Geo Mini officially unveiled, comes with 40 games and built-in screen

The Neo Geo Mini was leaked online last week, and it now appears that those leaks are very much legit now that SNK has officially unveiled the small classic console in celebration of the company's 40th anniversary.

The small console is modeled after SNK's Neo Geo arcade cabinets complete with a 3.5 inch screen, arcade stick and classic-styled buttons; it will also come packaged with 40 titles built into the system though those will be announced at a later date.

Two versions of the Mini will be released with one releasing to Japan and other Asian territories that has a more colorful design to look like the Neo Geo MVS cabinets while the international version will look more like the console. There is no word yet as to whether the two versions will have different selections of games or feature the same roster.

The Neo Geo Mini will stand just over six-inches tall and weigh around 1.3 lb/ 600 grams. It also features an HDMI output to play on your monitor or TV, a headphone jack, a power supply cable (AC adapter not included) and two slots on the side to plug in extra controllers (which were shown in the leak, but not in the reveal).

As for the release date and pricing for the mini console, SNK did not give any details beyond the new Neo Geo coming sometime this year though one of the leakers expects the system to cost $100-150.

You can check out images of both the Asian and international versions of the system below and the rumored list of games for the Neo Geo Mini after the jump.

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SNK is reportedly developing a Neo Geo Mini console with its own screen and 40 games for the company's 40th anniversary

"Classic" mini-consoles seem to be the new go to for older hardware developers to release and reel players in with their favorite games from years past all packed into one system after the success of the NES and SNES Classics for Nintendo.

SNK made a teaser tweet last month in celebration of the company's 40th anniversary with something hidden under a curtain branded with the Neo Geo logo, and now it appears that what is hiding underneath is the Neo Geo Mini.

Video game and tech YouTube channel Spawn Wave broke the news by releasing details and pictures of the system in one of their recent videos after receiving the information from a trusted source.

The Neo Geo mini is rumored to include 40 games with five King of Fighters titles, three Samurai Shodown and Fatal Fury games. There is no information included as to the price or release date of the system, but the guys over at Spawn Wave believe it may be in the $100-150 price range.

This rumored console appears to have a built-in arcade stick and buttons with a 3.5-inch screen plus an HDMI output and slots to use different gamepads with the system that look to be proprietary. It apppears that the system will also come with cover stickers to decorate the Neo Geo Mini with (or whatever you so choose) beyond the four games shown in the images.

You can check out images of the reported system and it's controllers in the gallery below and the video plus full list of games after the jump.

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Texas Showdown 2018 results ft. Punk, NuckleDu, ChrisG, Problem X, Chris T

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The big event this weekend is Texas Showdown 2018 taking place, quite obviously, in Texas, U.S.A., more specifically in Houston.

This is both a Ranking event on the Capcom Pro Tour and a Challenger event on the Tekken World Tour, so both Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and Tekken 7 will be quite stacked.

Besides the aforementioned two titles, the tournament will also feature Dragon Ball FighterZ, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Injustice 2, Killer Instinct, Capcom vs. SNK 2, King of Fighters 14, Vampire Savior/Darkstalkers, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st].

Obviously there are a ton of players participating, with Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Tekken 7 all reaching over 100 entrants each.

Some of the players you can expect to see compete this weekend are PG|Punk, NuckleDu, EG|NYChrisG, Mouz|Problem X, CYG|Chris Tatarian, FOX|Justin Wong, RB|Anakin, Rise|Smug, Circa|JoeyFury, UYU|KizzieKay, FOX|Scar, UYU|Princess Ling, PG|Nakkiel, KidViper, Shadow20z, NVT|Flash, RB|Snake Eyez, RNG|WhiteBoi, VS|SperoGin, EG|Ricki Ortiz, SB|JB, UYU|Brian_F, UA|Bass, Tempo|Alex Myers, BeautifulDude, OG|Shine, Commander Jesse, Hamad, Joonya20z, TGQ|Zenzen and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at Level Up Live, PandaxGaming, TX Showdown Live, JoeStrikes, Atari FGC, The Slurred Nerd and Poverty Maniacs.

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KVOxTSB 2018 results ft. Go1, Nage, Omito, Samitto, Zadi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

KVOxTSB is taking place yet again this year, and there's a huge lineup participating.

As usual, it's taking place in Osaka, Japan.

A bunch of different games are being played in various formats, some as teams and some as single-entry, and some even both.

The games you'll be seeing at the event are Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. 4, Pokkén Tournament DX, King of Fighters 14, Koihime Enbu, ARMS, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe, Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX Six Stars, Fate: Unlimited Codes as well as a exhibition tournament in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

There are obviously a ridiculous amount of players attending, but just to name a few names, you can expect to see CO|Go1, Nage, Omito, Samitto, Zadi, Kedako, Tomo, Abadango, Daru, Ruki, Sabamiso, Shuton and of course many, many more.

Streaming is being done at Anime Illuminati, KVO Japan 2018, Team KVO Japan, KVO Japan 2, KVO Japan 3, SHI Gaming and ARMS Tenka.

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Falke's staff hurtboxes in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition aren't a first in fighting games... King of Fighter's Billy Kane has them too

There's been a number of concerns regarding Falke's potential in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition since her release on April 24th. You've probably already heard about RZR|Infiltration stating that she is the "worst character in the game" while RZR|Xian referred to her as having "zero potential."

One of her issues that has been causing doubt among top competitors (among many others) is the fact that her staff, the Harmony, has hurtboxes attached to them while she is attacking. The expectation here is that her staff would have disjointed hitboxes that would give her a very strong, and difficult to punish mid-range game.

It's especially interesting to consider since Menat doesn't have hurtboxes attached to her crystal ball while they are augmenting her normals. Evidently, Capcom intends for Menat to have a superior and less risky set of footsie tools compared to Falke -- which is perfectly fine in a fighting game, as long as Falke brings her own unique strengths to the table.

Of course, Falke isn't the first fighting game character to make use of a weapon. Billy Kane of the King of Fighters series battles with a sansetsukon, a three-section staff.

Like Falke, Billy Kane's attacks carry a moderate amount of risk. His staff also happens to have hurtboxes attached while poking. Despite this, Billy Kane has seen his time as a strong fighter in certain iterations of the King of Fighters series.

Thanks to the efforts of my coworker, Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor, we have clips to show instances of Billy Kane's staff attacks being whiff punished or trading with other attacks in King of Fighters 14. Have a look for yourself:



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Game Over 2018 results ft. MenaRD, Justin Wong, Brolynho, K-Brad, Caba

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will see the Game Over 2018 event taking place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event, so points are on the line for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition.

Besides this, the event will also feature tournament play for Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. 4, Mortal Kombat XL, Injustice 2 and King of Fighters 14.

Players attending include, but are not limited to, RISE|MenaRD, FOX|Justin Wong, F3|Brolynho, Ghost|K-Brad, GAM|Caba, CYG|Chris Tatarian, ESPR|Mono and SB|DoomSnake507.

With around 80 entrants for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, it'll be interesting to see how well the local Dominican fighters manage to protect their home turf against international invaders, and there's bound to be a lot of hype matches going on.

Streaming is being done at GAM Stream TV.

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