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Meitenkun gameplay trailer for King of Fighters 15 revealed

Meitenkun has been revealed for King of Fighters 15. This is the first new character revealed for King of Fighters 15 since the reveal of the first trailer that featured Shun'ei, K', Leona, Mai, Kyo and Benimaru.

Of course, this is actually Meitenkun's second appearance in the King of Fighters series as he made his debut in King of Fighters 14. Along with Shun'ei, Meitenkun has been trained by Tung Fu Rue.

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Comparing Shun'ei's gameplay from King of Fighters 15 back to King of Fighters 14 appears to show nearly identical animations in most cases

Fans got their first chance to see gameplay for The King of Fighters 15 in action last night with a new trailer for Shun'ei, and one of the immediate questions from many was to wonder just how similar was it to the previous game.

Well, HiFight luckily has the answer to that now with their latest video showing a side-by-side comparison of Shun'ei's attacks from King of Fighters 14 to KOF15, which reveals that the majority of animations appear to be nearly identical between the two โ€” though that's not exactly something new for the series.

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Competitor disqualified from MK11 Pro Kompetition: North American League event because of custom variation name that poked fun at NRS

Over the weekend, the Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition: North American League - North America West Week 2 event concluded. One of the players that was able to work their way into the top 8 was Titaniumtigerzz. The tournament initially appeared to be running smoothly as Titaniumtigerzz competed against MCG|Krispifungus in the losers round 2 for a spot in the losers semi finals.

Without warning, the stream cut away from the gameplay and back to the commentators. It was then revealed to the viewers that the set was being put on hold until a problem could be addressed. In the moment, the commentators were unsure of what they could say until a public statement was issued.

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Coreupt emerges as a next-gen fighting game with an emphasis on combos, weapons, graphics and rollback netcode

With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X now on the market, fighting game players have been wondering what the first truly "next-gen" experience will be for the genre, and there may be an answer to that now.

Indie developer Jesse Wright is showcasing his new game Coreupt with a ton of gameplay videos, character designs and information regarding the fighters being made for the new consoles.

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Shun'ei gameplay trailer for King of Fighters 15 revealed

Shun'ei's King of Fighters 15 gameplay trailer has been dropped by SNK Official. Though Shun'ei has already been revealed along with K', Leona, Mai, Kyo, and Benimaru, this gives us our first real look at how he'll play.

This particular fighter is said to be a manipulator of illusions. During King of Fighters 15 gameplay, he's shown utilizing Hydrokinesis and Pyrokinesis with his right and left hands respectively.

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Capcom Cup 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic, online season final to take its place

Capcom has been gearing up for the big finale of their Capcom Pro Tour for 2020 with the finals set to take place next month. While the last official stop on the tour typically takes place at the end of its tour year, this event was pushed into 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company took to Twitter this morning to announce that the event, which was revised to take place in limited capacity in the Dominican Republic on February 19 - 21, has been cancelled. An online season final will be held in its stead.

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Are Mortal Kombat 11's retcons good or bad for the narrative?

Those they have followed Mortal Kombat's narrative for years probably took notice of several retcons that happened in Mortal Kombat 11 and Aftermath. What's particularly strange is how Mortal Kombat 11 applied retcons to backstories elaborated on during Mortal Kombat 9, the start of the Mortal Kombat reboot.

Being that Mortal Kombat 9, Mortal Kombat X and Mortal Kombat 11 are all part of the same timeline, it feels like certain elements of the narrative don't add up well when playing the games back-to-back. History Behind The Warrior recently released a video that discusses the retcons for Kabal, Skarlet and Sindel.

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Major nerf to Akuma spotted in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition Garuda crossover costume trailer

Capcom announced a new Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition crossover costume this morning that will change Akuma into Garuda from Fighting EX Layer. While this news in and of itself is already exciting, keen-eyed fans on Twitter also spotted what looks to be a nerf to Akuma โ€” and one that players have wanted for a very long time.

During the Garuda costume trailer, Akuma can be seen performing several attacks and combos to help show off the new digs. One bread and butter combo in the video, though, shows signs that an important change has been made to the Shoto's light kick Tatsumaki Senpukyaku (Hurricane Kick).

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Is NetherRealm Studios being overly sensitive? Street Fighter 6 may not appear as soon as we'd hoped

Mortal Kombat developers NetherRealm Studios find themselves getting a little extra heat right now following their decision to suddenly disqualify a participant in their online Pro Kompetition for using the custom variation name to express playful distaste in the current balance of the game.

Titaniumtigerzz and his Sheeva made it into the top eight of the weekend's Pro Kompetition tournament, but was removed from the event mid match for the variation name "WhyDidNRSdoThis." We get into the particulars of this situation and try to draw some lines in terms of if and where NRS is right to police their online events in this way, and whether or not they're being overly sensitive to criticism.

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5 MORE moves that should be nerfed in Street Fighter 5's next balance update

We ran an article last week listing five moves that we think should be nerfed in Street Fighter 5's coming balance update, but quickly found that there was more to be said on the subject.

Having drummed up another five specific maneuvers that tend to inject the Street Fighter 5 experience with more frustration than fun, we'd like to share with you our reasoning for each and see whether or not you agree.

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Akuma receiving Garuda Fighting EX Layer crossover costume in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Capcom has unveiled the next crossover costume coming to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. Another Fighting EX Layer character enters the fray by way of a mainstay Street Fighter.

This time, the legendary Shoto Akuma transforms into FEXL's Garuda thanks to the upcoming Extra Battle mission. The costume's challenge is set to go live tomorrow, January 12.

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Capcom vs. SNK 3 was once in development before being cancelled due to SNK's bankruptcy

Back in 2018, we received word that Capcom vs. SNK 3 might've been in development at one point. "Right before Fighting All Stars got started, there was another fighting game that got stopped during development..." said former King of Fighters series director Toyohisa Tanabe during an interview with Takayuki Nakayama on Capcom's Shadaloo C.R.I. website.

"Ah, that would be ****** ** *** *!" responded Nakayama. Indeed, "Capcom vs. SNK 3" fits perfectly into this censored quote. In a recent Polygon article, we received confirmation from Hideaki Itsuno, the director for Capcom vs. SNK 2, that Capcom vs. SNK 3 was in fact in development, but was cancelled.

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Capcom, Bandai Namco, and four other publishers fined a total of $9.5 million for 'geo-blocking' PC games in Europe

The European Commission has fined Valve as well as five gaming publishers for the practice of "geo-blocking" PC games in Europe.

Alongside Focus Home, Koch Media and Bethesda, Capcom and Bandai Namco (the companies behind the Street Fighter and Tekken franchises) are having to fork over their share of the $9.5 million penalty.

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Karin drops out of top 10 most popular characters, Abigail climbs the best win rate chart in Street Fighter 5 December 2020 online stats

Throughout all of 2020, Street Fighter 5's online statistics have held very closely in line with what we've been seeing as it's hard to see major shake ups this late in the game's life span โ€” especially without big balance changes happening. The fight for the coveted highest ranks has been a close one each month, and now that the Shadaloo C.R.I. has updated with the Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition December 2020 stats, we can see that the same can be said about last month.

Combat stats and character usage now shows the latest data over on the website, and while the top 5 spots for both most popular and best win rate remain mostly unchanged from November to December, the spots right outside of that have seen some interesting shifts. Namely, Abigail did better while Karin did worse.

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Fan-made concept art for a 'Garou: Mark of the Wolves 2' looks absolutely gorgeous

Some seriously gifted fans over at Lizzardcubehave produced some seriously cool mock up concept art for a sequel to SNK's 1999 fighting game Garou: Mark of the Wolves.

The climax of their work is the incredibly detailed, rich, and downright gorgeous still you see in the banner above. Rock Howard and a character named Boss Fur stare each other down beneath a train track in a busy city, but there was an absolute ton of elbow grease that went into creating said image, and the entire process has been captured in a time lapse video.

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