SNK delved further into samurai action with The Last Blade, the second of which had some stunning, atmospheric art

When Samurai Shodown made an attempt to move into the third dimension, they also brought in a brand new artist to work on the series - Senri Kita.

Whatever your opinion on the game is, this art was very fitting for a samurai franchise such as this, and you can see some of it here.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 comes out on top in the Make-A-Wish Foundation EVO 2017 charity drive, awaiting final word from EVO staff

The Make-A-Wish Foundation EVO 2017 charity drive to determine the player's choice game has concluded. At this time, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has raised the most money totaling

It was a very close race that came down to the wire. Pokken Tournament and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 were neck-and-neck throughout the entirety of the donation drive, and the end result was a close one.

At this time, we are waiting on confirmation from the EVO staff whether or not UMvC3 will secure the 9th spot on the event's line up. Though the game raised the most money, all of the numbers will likely have to be tallied and potential false donations may need to be weeded out.

To see how much money each game raised, be sure to hit the jump.

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Monstrous characters, fast paced combat and epic battles... check out the upcoming fighter: Omen of Sorrow

Omen of Sorrow is an upcoming fighting game from AOne games that pits iconic horror figures against each other in hand to hand combat.

Omen, which has been in development since May of 2015, boasts fast paced, high mobility gameplay along with "hardcore combat mechanics." When it's all said and done, the 12-man roster will be filled with unique takes on classic monsters, mythical beasts and other figures from various folklore.

Check out a few official game art drawings by Genzoman, along with the four characters we've seen thus far:

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You'll catch a pair of trailers for Omen of Sorrow below.

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Samurai Shodown Sen, the series' first 3D entry, had beautiful, detailed art made by Senri Kita - Full gallery here

When Samurai Shodown made an attempt to move into the third dimension, they also brought in a brand new artist to work on the series - Senri Kita.

Whatever your opinion on the game is, this art was very fitting for a samurai franchise such as this, and you can see some of it here.

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When's Mahvel? Here are the upcoming 2017 fighting games our readers are most excited for

Updated: And the results are in! To see how our readers voted, be sure to hit the jump.

Earlier: We've got quite a few fighting games set to be released in 2017 from a variety of developers - and surely even more to be announced throughout the year, such as SNK's currently secret projects.

Even beyond the fighting games not yet released, there's a lot more content coming up for games like Street Fighter 5 and Killer Instinct, so it's a good time to be a fighting game enthusiast.

But, of the games set to be officially released next year, which one are you looking forward to the most? I thought we'd need an official poll to decide something of this magnitude, so you can find it down below.

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Nintendo's new fighting game ARMS does not require motion controls to be played - what does this mean for its competitive future?

During a Nintendo Treehouse stream demonstrating Nintendo's brand new fighting game IP, ARMS, it was confirmed that the game does not require motion controls to be played.

This comes as a bit of a surprise for two reasons - one being that the promotional trailers for it were based entirely around how the motion controls shaped the dynamic style of gameplay for the game.

The second being that Nintendo have gone out of their way since the launch of the Nintendo Wii to only allow one mode of control for several of their newer games. Even games like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Super Mario Galaxy which both had very limited focus on motion controls (especially the former, which also had a Nintendo Gamecube version) required the Wiimote and some motion inputs to be played.

So with ARMS allowing players a classic control mode if they wish it, what will this mean for the game's competitive future? It's hard to say, but I have some thoughts on the subject below.

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Samurai Shodown 2, 3 and 4 had some great artwork and promotional pieces, as well as a pretty funny marketing campaign

Although we couldn't quite track down the official art or concept art for the immediate sequels to Samurai Shodown, there was a lot of interesting stuff from their marketing campaign and general release period available over at Fighters Generation.

These great pieces show what Samurai Shodown as a series was striving to be. Maybe you even remember some of them if you used to be an arcade warrior? You can see some of them right here.

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Frosty Faustings IX results, ft. NuckleDu, Ally, Dogura, Go1

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Frosty Faustings IX is taking place in Chicago, Illinois, and there's going to be a great many games played at this event, including Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Killer Instinct, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Darkstalkers, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Pokkén Tournament, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Melty Blood: Actress Again, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Soul Calibur 2 and a mystery game tournament.

There are a lot of big-name players attending, including Liquid|NuckleDu, C9|Ally, CO|Dogura, CO|Go1, PG|MarlinPie, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, FF|ElvenShadow, Wolfkrone, PG|RayRay, BjornSonofBear, Doren2k, BlackSnake, TS|NerdJosh, Hotashi, MVG|Dyr, TheBeautifulDude, TS|Arturo Sanchez, JJRockets, TSC|FaultyDefense, Sym, MC|GCYoshi, BxA|Squall, GS|Gllty, DCB|EliTheCurry, GLB, OMGItzAndre and many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by BG Callisto, Team Spooky, RS Black Rose, Melee Everyday, Unrivaled Tournaments and KFair IPG.

Check out the full action below.

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The original Samurai Shodown had some beautiful black and white classical-styled artwork, but gorgeous colored pieces as well, courtesy of Eiji Shiroi

One of SNK's old classics that set itself apart from a lot of fighting games of its time both by virtue of its setting and its weapon-based concept was Samurai Shodown.

The series spawned several sequels, but here we're focusing on the original game.

The genesis of this series had a truly unique artstyle for the character artwork, which fit perfectly in line with the feudal Japanese setting. Check out some of it here.

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SNK classics King of Fighters '98, World Heroes Perfect and Waku Waku 7 coming to Nintendo Switch, more arcade classics inbound later

After the Nintendo Switch's big proper unveiling earlier this week, SNK were quick to announce that they're bringing a whole bunch of arcade classics to the system in downloadable form.

The initiative starts with King of Fighers '98 in March, and from then on classic SNK games will continue to be released on a weekly basis. While they've only announced five of their upcoming titles so far, three of them are fighting games, which sounds promising for us enthusiasts.

You can see the full list of SNK's initial release schedule below.

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What new games are we hoping to see from SNK in 2017?

It's time for yet another collaboration story, but this time I've brought a new partner with me instead of DreamKing - namely, Jonathan "Catalyst" Grey. Together, we'll be covering what SNK games we are hoping to see in 2017.

Earlier this month, SNK confirmed that they're working on multiple non-KOF projects. Considering the huge library of fighting games SNK have in their history, and their previously stated desires, we figured we'd talk about what games we want to see, and what we want to see from them in 2017.

Check out our picks, one each, and our reasoning for them below.

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See which games EventHubs readers wanted in the EVO 2017 lineup

Update: Polls have closed and final results can be found in the story below.

Earlier: Later today, we're going to get the official unveiling of the EVO 2017 lineup.

There are a lot of games vying for main stage spots, and a bunch of new fighting games have been released or will be released in the period since EVO 2016, including BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14 and Injustice 2.

To gauge your interest, we decided to put together two polls - one with which games you expect to see, and one with which games you hope to see. Each poll has 3 choices, so choose wisely.

First, you can vote right below for what games you personally want to see.

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Should the fighting game community be keeping an eye on Arms?

The term "fighting game" is being used quite a bit when it comes to Nintendo's recently revealed Rock 'em Sock 'em-esque arena fighter for the Nintendo Switch: Arms.

While it's most certainly not your traditional fighter, Arms does seem to have some traditional fighting game elements such as the strike, block, throw mechanic.

We've only seen some first glimpses of the game in action, (you can see the reveal trailer as well as some GameSpot gameplay after the jump) but first impressions make it seem to most closely echo Pokkén Tournament when it comes to games already in the competitive fighting genre.

The community would have to make something of a leap to include Arms as one of its own, but this wouldn't be any more of a stretch than accepting in Smash Bros., and look how that panned out.

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Arcana Heart 4 coming up, developers ask overseas fans' help to make the game easier for new players and to better accommodate Western sensibilities

Koji Takaya, director of the Arcana Heart series, recently revealed that a new game in the series would be coming up, which is the first new numbered entry in quite some time, with the initial version of Arcana Heart 3 originally releasing in arcades back in 2009.

With the game currently being developed, Takaya took to Twitter to ask fans, particularly non-Japanese ones, about some advice regarding a few aspects of the series. His first tweet, regarding simplifying some of the game's mechanics, you can see here.

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Fatal Fighter is an upcoming game featuring only female characters... and a few familiar-looking moves

Steam has greenlit a new fighting game by the title of Fatal Fighter, which means Valve is now reaching out to the original developers to get the ball rolling in a big way.

Fatal Fighters is a two dimensional fighting game that features only female characters. It derives some character moves, appearances and general design from more established titles in the genre like King of Fighters, Dead or Alive and the Street Fighter series.

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Here's a quick clip from the trailer, showing off a move that reminds us very much of Ken's Ultra 2 in Street Fighter 4:


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