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Under Night In-Birth developers still looking into rollback netcode though admits they've been running into 'a lot of problems'

Rollback netcode implementation has been one of the biggest points of discussion for the fighting game community over the past year or so which has finally pushed the issue back to the Japanese development scene that appears to be more open to listening now.

Under Night In-Birth's battle planner Kamone Serizawa was one of the first in the new wave to show interest in digging into rollback netcode, but it seems like he's been running into some problems getting everything to work.

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Arika teases Prayer to Death as their new April Fool's game, Fighting EX Layer receives limited update on Steam

We're now three years out from when Arika first teased on April Fool's Day what would end up becoming Fighting EX Layer, and it appears the team is back at their old ways once again.

Yesterday, the developers teased a video unrelated to FEXL set to release at midnight on April 1 in Japan which has since been made live to "announce" Prayer to Death though there's not a ton of details about what it is or if it is indeed a real project.

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Bust out those old pet memes because Fight of Animals is making its way to Nintendo Switch in April

In a time of realm-ending kombat and iron-fisted kings, sometimes it's nice to sit back and enjoy the lighter side that the fighting game genre has to offer.

Digital Crafter, the developers who previously made Fight of Gods, is bringing their newest title Fight of Animals to the Nintendo Switch next on April 9 — after seeing a slight delay.

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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] is now available on Steam though those looking to pick up the bundle will need to wait a bit longer

There were a good number of months where PC fighting game players were unsure if they would be able to play the latest version of Under Night In-Birth on their platform of choice. Now the day has finally come to those who've waited.

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] is now available on Steam with balance and system changes coming free to players who already owned the previous version, but those wanting to get the full DLC bundle will be waiting while some things are ironed out.

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Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxiboost ON launches worldwide in July, closed network test coming in April

After getting fairly snubbed for the better part of a decade, western Gundam fans are finally able to look forward to pretty much all of the series' new video games set to release — including one that's close to the heart of many in the FGC.

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxiboost ON was previously confirmed for a worldwide release sometime in 2020, and Bandai Namco has now confirmed the 2v2 arena game will launch on July 30 for PlayStation 4.

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Playable old lady characters apparently require you to seek out the most obscure of fighting games

The master or old man character is a fairly common trope in fighting games. Fighters like Gouken and Gen from Street Fighter, Tung Fu Rue from Fatal Fury, Chin Gentsai from King of Fighters, Shun Di from Virtua Fighter, and Heihachi Mishima from Tekken all fulfill this role quite nicely.

However, senior women are far less common in fighting games. Recently, CammyPlayer uploaded a video that intends to highlight old women characters that are playable in fighters. Needless to say, he had to seek out some rather obscure titles in order to achieve this objective.

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Hopes for a Virtua Fighter 6 begin to mount after Sega releases cryptic 60th anniversary celebration image

We've gotten our hopes up for a Virtua Fighter 6 more than a few times before, and more than a few times have we had those hopes dashed on rocks of disappointment.

It seems it's about time to once again start wondering about a follow up to 2006's Virtua Fighter 5, though absolutely nothing is certain right now.

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Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe releases on the Nintendo Switch later this month

Last month gave us the sad news that Japanese fighting game developer FK Digital would be ceasing work on new titles, including a new Chaos Code game, though their work doesn't appear to be done quite yet.

Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe has now popped up on the Nintendo eShop for the Switch in Japan with a release date set for March 26 after previously showing up on a ratings board list.

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CEO Dreamland 2020 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

CEO Dreamland 2020 is back after a few years hiatus and will once again be taking place in Orlando, Florida.

Notable players attending include Liquid|Hungrybox, PG|Marss, eU|Samsora, Wizzrobe, Kuro, Cosmos, UYU|n0ne, Revenge|Gahtzu, Gackt, Goblin, TG|MVD, Kola, MuteAce, SS|Colbol, CFE|KingMomo, DJB|MattyG, DA|Venia, 24i|EpicGabriel, Ho3K|Gen, Puppeh, 16B|LingLing, GotE|VinnyG, Tempo|Sandstorm, Noble|Myran and many more.

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My Hero One's Justice 2 labels rage quitters as Villains for their online jail system

Figuring out how exactly to penalize rage quitters in fighting games has been a topic up for debate ever since online features were first added to the games though this newest example appears to be all too fitting.

The recently released My Hero One's Justice 2 appears to call it like it is by labeling repeat offenders of exiting matches as Villains and locking them up in jail until they've hopefully learned their lesson.

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Under Night In-Birth: Exe-Late [cl-r] releasing on Steam later this month

Fighting game players have already seen a handful of new PC games announced for their genre of choice over the past handful of weeks, and now we have another Arc System Works-related title about to see its update jump to the platform.

Under Night In-Birth: Exe-Late [cl-r] will release on March 26, 2020 for players on Steam as announced by ArcSys earlier this morning.

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Them's Fightin' Herds leaves early access with its retail release in April including the first chapter of Story Mode

Them's Fightin' Herds has had quite the long and strange journey to see even the light of day, and now it's about to reach potentially its biggest milestone yet.

The developers at Mane6 announced this week that Them's Fightin' Herds will leave Steam Early Access on April 2, 2020 with the game's Version 1.0 release along with some new goodies.

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Super TSB 2020 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Super TSB 2020 is happening this weekend in New York, New York, U.S.A.

Some of the notable players set to compete include Teresa, CATPION|Daymendou, LostSoul, Fame96, Foo, TSB|Blaze, PG|SKD, CATPION|Shine, PG|MarlinPie, TSB|Sway, HavocNoah, FitFGC|Ryyudo, FitFGC|Kizzercrate, Diaphone, TempestNYC, Grover and many more.

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The DLC characters of One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows were left behind shadowy silhouettes but it's pretty obvious who they're supposed to be

One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is Bandai Namco's latest arena fighting game that ties into a popular manga / anime series, but this one has a bit of a twist — its main character can win any fight with just one attack.

Like pretty much every other major title released nowadays, One Punch Man will feature a four-character season pass with three of them remaining shrouded in mystery. Except, they're totally not.

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Virtua Fighter roster complete: Akira Yuki is the final fighter to join Sega Heroes' promotion, now available along with Pai Chan, Kage-Maru and Sarah

We previously reported on Virtua Fighters characters joining the ranks of Sega Heroes over a month ago, and now it seems as though the new promotion is reaching its final stages with the release of one last martial artist.

VF poster boy Akira Yuki is now available in Sega Heroes as a special captain-class fighter along with a new challenge tower to earn chances to unlock him or the other fighting game characters.

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One Punch Man actually uses more than one punch in One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows

One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is out now, and fans are starting to dig into the 3D-fighting world of the latest game based on the beloved anime series. Saitama, the "One Punch Man" if you will, is a playable character in the game, and much like in the series he can defeat opponents with a single punch.

Interestingly enough, Saitama actually comes equipped with a move set that features more than just a single punch — despite totally not needing it. YouTube user THE GAMER EYES has put together a compilation showcasing all of the hero's different attacks (all of them are punches) being performed on various opponents.

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Is rollback netcode the future for SNK's fighting games? The recent Garou: Mark of the Wolves patch inspires hope for online warriors

A few weeks ago, something quite unexpected happened when I started up my PlayStation 4 and got a notification that a new patch had begun downloading for Garou: Mark of the Wolves. Obviously, this game is anything but new so new content was completely out of the question, and even patches to adress issues with the port seemed unlikely given that this particular re-release of the game was already over 3 years old, having been released on December 3rd, 2016.

This was a patch which came completely ouf of left field and what it did was revamp the netcode of the game by implementing the coveted rollback netcode which is heavily favored by the majority of online players to the game, making it a much more pleasant experience online when network environments aren't optimal (which they almost never are). This patch was done in a collaboration between SNK and Code Mystics, who have previously brought their rollback netcode to other classic SNK titles like Samurai Shodown 5 Special, The Last Blade 2 and The King of Fighters '97: Global Match. Now that we've seen rollback implmented for some classic SNK titles courtesy of these collaborations, the natural question becomes: what's next?

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