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DNF Duel Open Beta Test Announced; New Trailer Showcases Hitman

Arcy System Works & Neople has revealed the dates and times of the upcoming open beta test of its upcoming fighting game DNF Duel.  Based on the Dungeon Fighter Online action RPG universe, the fighting game pits multiple classes from the title in 1v1 fights. The open beta dates are from 18th December 10am to 20th December 10pm GMT+8 and w...

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Granblue Fantasy Versus Will Add Vira And Avatar Belial Next Week

During the Granblue Fantasy Fes 2021, there was some news for Granblue Fantasy Versus, the 2D fighting game based on the RPG franchise. New characters Vira and Avatar Belial (the boss version of Season 2's Belial) will be made playable and available as DLC characters on 14th December, which is next week. Vira is a mid-ranged character who has...

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The First Major Fighting Game Tournament Goes Offline Without A Hitch

It's been eons since fighting game fans had an offline community-filled event to celebrate and have high-level matches in, thanks to COVID-19 making offline events pretty unsafe. With the pandemic on the backburner and people getting their vaccines, offline events are making a comeback worldwide. CEO 2021 is no exception, featuring 2 days worth of ...

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DNF Duel Trailer Unveils First Look At New Arc System Works Game

Nexon has released a new trailer for the upcoming fighting game DNF Duel, which is inspired by the Dungeon Fighter franchise. The game is developed by three studios, including Arc System Works, Eighting and Neople. Arc System Works is best known for their Guilty Gear fighting games and Dragon Ball FighterZ, while Eighting co-developed Ultimat...

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Flash Vision To Host Fighting Game Tournament This November

Miss the fighting game offline scene? Well, Flash Vision has the next best thing: a major online fighting game tournament. The fighting game group will be hosting the upcoming FV Major X Level Up KL 2021 fighting game tournament from 20th to 28th November; a nice long week of 2D tournament fighting among Malaysia's best. The tournament registrat...

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Adds Kingdom Hearts’ Sora As Its Final Character

Turns out that the early leaks are true: Kingdom Hearts' main protagonist Sora is the final addition to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The Square Enix RPG hero who fights with a keyblade is light on his feet. He's the lightest character in the game, has air combos up the wazoo, and can cast spells like in the JRPGs he's in. For players who want fas...

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Ren & Stimpy Officially Confirmed In Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl; Will Act As One Fighter

After early leaks have alluded to this, publisher GameMill Entertainment has confirmed that the duo of Ren & Stimpy will be coming to Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. The cat and dog duo are stars of the weirdest and grossest 90s TV cartoon to ever grace the airwaves: Ren & Stimpy. It's got a history and a cult following of its own, and did p...

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5 Games Want To See For Persona’s 25th Anniversary

The Persona series has made a big splash in recent years, having peaked in popularity with the critical success that was Persona 5. Originally a spin-off from Atlus' staple Shin Megami Tensei franchise, Persona has now become its thing, and the series has even found a steady spot in the hearts of avid JRPG fans. Persona now approaches its 25th b...

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Guilty Gear Strive: 10 Characters We Want Back As DLC [Update]

Arc System Works has hit its stride with Guilty Gear Strive. The latest in the long-running fighting game series has created a lot of buzz for its unique anime style, newfound accessibility, as well as robust netcode. However, like a lot of fighting games at launch, Strive's base roster holds a modest cast of just 15 characters. For a series tha...

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CatDog & April O’Neil Are Going To Be In Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

What's better than having Nickelodeon characters fight each other? Having the Ninja Turtles in the mix. Not content with adding in Leonardo and Michaelangelo in the mix, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl adds in journalist and former damsel-in-distress April O'Neil. Just keep in mind that the TMNT license is currently under Nickelodeon. Oh, and CatD...

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Windjammers 2 Beta Launches Tomorrow

The long-awaited sequel to the best fighting game sports title, Windjammers, is getting a beta this week. Starting 11th August at 9pm GMT+8, players will get to try out the Windjammers 2 beta for PC, PS4, and PS5. The beta will end on 22nd August. Here's what players both old and new can expect: "Athletes can face off in online ranked play a...

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Xbox Wants To Continue Killer Instinct, But This Requires “Personal Passion”

If you're hoping for an Xbox Killer Instinct fighting game sequel or follow-up, certain developers & fans may need to rise up to the challenge. According to Xbox lead Phil Spencer on the Dropped Frames podcast, he said that the company needs the right team to make this work. "There are so many good games in our catalogue that we’d lo...

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Melty Blood Type Lumina Features Maids & 2D Anime Fighting; Out This September

Developer French-Bread and publisher Project Lumina just released a ton of info about its upcoming 2D fighting game Melty Blood Type Lumina. The game will be coming out on 30th September for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam). That last platform was being speculated until today's official announcement from Project Lumin...

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Check Out The Guilty Gear Strive Tier List From Japan’s Finest

We have a pretty solid Guilty Gear Strive tier list from Southeast Asia's best Guilty Gear players, but what about from the country that made the game and has its slew of experts and pro players? Well, we've got you covered. Top Japanese fighting game players Go1, KojiKOG, Dogura, and Kyamei have revealed their personal tier lists for Guilty Gea...

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Guilty Gear Strive Sold Over 300,000 Units Worldwide A Few Days After Launch

A pretty face and a great personality will get you pretty far in life. In Guilty Gear Strive's case, it's a really beautiful-looking and fun game to play and hang out with which also happens to feature a rocking soundtrack. That combination can definitely convert to sales; Guilty Gear Strive has already sold over 300,000 units worldwide for all ...

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The Most-Used & Most-Liked Characters In The Guilty Gear Strive Open Beta Session

Arc System Works just released its new blog post about Guilty Gear Strive's development as well as some interesting open beta stats in the middle of February. For starters, the most-used characters during the OBT are Ramlethal, Sol Badguy, and Giovanna. We're not surprised Sol is in the top 3: he's always favored over Ky somehow because of his m...

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Flash Vision Announces Offline Malaysian Fighting Game Tournament For 2021

So far, it's looking pretty safe to host offline events, which is what tournament organizers & fighting game group Flash Vision are doing. To celebrate the upcoming Ramadan festivities, Flash Vision will be hosting a Malaysia FV Cup 2021 Ramadan Edition for the Malaysian fighting game community. Here are the details: Date: 1st May Venue:...

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This Street Fighter 5 Tier List For 2021 Might Be Controversial…[Update]

Just because your main characters in a fighting game received a ton of buffs & changes doesn't mean their match-ups may have improved somewhat. That's what  Topanga TV in Japan has assessed based on its recent Street Fighter 5 tier list. Top Japanese fighting game pro Mago posted the list on Twitter, and it may be causing the fighting gam...

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Pyra & Mythra Will Be Available For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Later Today (In A Few Hours)

Fighting game fans of the Smash variant, rejoice. New characters Pyra & Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be out later today (or tomorrow in GMT+8 time) on the Nintendo Switch eshop store. The duo will be sold in the Challenger Pack 9 for US$5.99; the whole Challenger pack that contains the two costs US$29.99. Check out the gameplay fo...

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Southeast Asian Fighting Game Group Hosts Online Tournament Series This March

Just because COVID-19 made sure offline events aren't viable, it does not mean the end of the world for 2D fighting game tournaments featuring lots of combos and air-dashing. In fact, Southeast Asian fighting game group Airdasher SouthEast Asia will be hosting a series of tournaments next month. The series is called Quarantine Quarterly and it'l...

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