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The Soul Still Burns With The SoulCalibur Asia League

It's about time Bandai Namco's sword-based 3D fighting game gets some love in the Asian circuit this year. Versus Asia just announced the SoulCalibur Asia League, where the best SoulCalibur 6 players will be determined in different regions, right down to the finals this October in Singapore. Players will duke it out in the following tournaments: ...

It’s A Ball Of A Time At FV Cup X SEA Major 2019 Last Weekend

Between sound-deafening cheers as players mounted their comeback and the persistent clicking of buttons on an arcade stick, FV x SEA Major 2019 demonstrated some great levels of hype from some of the most avid fighting game fans in Malaysia. Taking place over last weekend from 23 - 24 March at Lightbox, we got to see fighting game players gather a...

Ranking The Dead or Alive Waifus From Hot To Scoville-Breaking Smokin’

Fighting game ladies; perhaps one of video games’ most divided contribution to the medium since microtransactions. On one hand, they’re cool and confident females capable of kicking ass with the best of them. On the other, their dress sense leaves a lot to be desired. It’s hard to take them seriously most of the time if th...

You Need To Go To These SNK Themed Stores And Cafes (In Japan)

As Kakuchopurei's official SNK nut, it is imperative that I share these couple of tidbits to you retro/arcade fans out there. There are currently four official SNK shops in Tokyo that is chock-filled with themed food, drinks, and merchandise. The first shop is called NeoGeo Land and it's located at the Akihabara Container in, well, Akihabara. It'l...

A Brief History Of Mortal Kombat’s Questionable Kharacter Designs

When you think fighting game rosters, you think awesome and spectacular character designs that stand out like Ryu, Chun-Li, Jedah, Morrigan, Iori Yagami, Ivy Valentine(?), and more. Unfortunately, you don't see the same kind of honour bestowed upon the Mortal Kombat franchise. True, we get the most iconic characters in the form of a yellow and a b...

The World’s Most Prolific Fighting Game Player From The US Is Now A Free Agent

Justin Wong is synonymous to fighting games. When he's not taking fools down easily in the Marvel Vs. titles while unintentionally inspiring others to "never give up", he's busy getting that Street Fighter V money and acclaim, placing at least top 8 in major tournaments with his fancy-ass Menat play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtpBFc33whw ht...

Guess Who’s Top Tier In SoulCalibur 6 According To Singapore’s Finest?

Fighting game tier lists are a dime a dozen; truth be told are just references and guidelines, not the bible truth. However, they can be a great asset for those wanting to win by using the best characters with the best fundamentals and tools for dominating the game. Case in point: this recent SoulCalibur 6 tier list from Singapore's top players Jo...

The Best 2D Shmup Fighting Game Gets Its Due In The Latest Neo Geo World Tour

Hell has frozen over; SNK and ADK's shmup cute-em-up fighting game-esque creation Twinkle Star Sprites had an esports moment. Sort of. During the Neo Geo World Tour Season 2 tournament at Super MAGFest last weekend in the US, the SNK reps decided to host a fan favourite title alongside the usual suspects like Garou: Mark of the Wolves, The King of...

Tekken’s Katsuhiro Harada Now Runs Bandai Namco’s Fighting Game Esports Division

Call it a takeover of sorts, but it's more or less the logical progression of things. Tekken producer and head honcho Katsuhiro "Harada-san" Harada is now the leader and supervisor of the Bandai Namco Fighting Game eSports Strategy Team as of now, according to Bandai Namco themselves. The official post stated that the company plans to expand the h...

[Report] Cassandra and Amy Will Be Coming To Soulcalibur 6

So much for new guest characters in the Soulcalibur 6 Season Pass. Turns out that some scrupulous data miners dug up some insightful news in the game's Version 1.10 patch which heralded the coming of NieR Automata's 2B. They found the names "Cassandra" and "Amy" with "DLC2" and "DLC3" labels next to them. For those not familiar with Soulcalibur 6 ...

Street Fighter V’s In-Game Ads Feature Makes NASCAR Vehicles Look Like van Gogh

A few days ago, Capcom announced the "sponsored content" option starting 11 December where players can obtain additional Fight Money (the currency you use to buy characters and stuff) in Ranked and Casual Matches. Sponsored content/ads will be on fighter's costumes, on the loading screen before a fight, and on stages like the Ring of Power. Oh, and...

A Southeast Asian’s Guide To The Capcom Pro Tour 2018 Finale

Another year, another legitimate reason to watch pros attempt to like and struggle to enjoy their time with Street Fighter V. Forgive me for being a cynical old goat, but you start to wonder if this Street Fighter, as a game mind you, will still stand the test of time if the ginormous prize pool, marketing, and tournament backing it are taken out o...

We’re Getting A King Of Fighters XV In 2020

A few hours ago, SNK just hosted their IPO conference in Seoul, South Korea. And they have quite a bit to share regarding their financial status and future games (via gatoray_kof & ruliweb). We are going to get a King of Fighters XV. Unfortunately, it'll be out in 2020, and for good reason... That's because SNK wants to prioritize their n...

[Report] Super Street Fighter V Is Coming, To No One’s Surprise

Street Fighter V's eventual fourth season is coming. But did you know that there's allegedly going to be another huge 2019 update called Super Street Fighter V? So much for innovative naming schemes, eh Capcom? In any case, prominent leaker X-Kira (via Eventhubs) did the usual datamining and found out that the update is slated for December 2019. H...

Here’s What I Want From A Rebranded Marvel vs Capcom Infinite

There are rumours abound involving Capcom changing up last year's fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, clearly a fan favourite for FGC folks everywhere since last year, and rebrand it as Marvel vs Capcom 4. Let's be a tad fair: MvCI had some good points overshadowed by some major flaws, namely its aesthetics, roster, and half-assed single-p...

Why The Neo Geo Pocket Could Have Been A Game Changer

Welcome to yet another entry of Kakuchopurei and Retro DNA's SNK 40th Anniversary retrospective celebration which will end in about 2 week's time. Check out the rest of the features here.  The 13 Most Influential SNK Fighting Game Moves Hail To The King (Of Fighters) The Top 15 SNK Games You Must Play Before You Die The Art of Shinki...

The Best Moments & News Of EVO 2018

This story is still in development... This year's Evolution Championship Tournament boasts a number of cool finishes, upsets, and surprise moments. If you're a fighting game fan, you should know that these moments will echo in the annals of FGC history worldwide. Full disclosure: I recently got into BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, which is possibly th...

The Walking Dead’s Negan Joins Tekken 7 Cast

Tekken 7 is getting more characters for their new season which include the return of veteran fighters such as Lei Wulong and Anna Williams. However, the biggest announcement was the totally unexpected addition in the form the bat-swinging baddie, from AMC’s television show The Walking Dead, Negan. Introducing a brand new lineup of wa...

Singapore & Malaysia’s FGC Join Forces For July Battle Royale

The two biggest fighting game organizers & tournament bodies from Singapore and Malaysia (arguably by default) are joining forces for a fight many regional fans will never forget. Singaporean FGC godfathers-slash-organizers BeastApac will team up with their Malaysian counterparts Flash Vision for a Flash Vision x South East Asia Major 2018 Mal...

Here Are The Best Fighting Game Moments Of Final Round 2018

Last weekend was quite a doozy for fighting game fans since it was a Final Round 2018 tournament extravaganza from March 16 to 18 (US time). Basically, it's a big-ass fighting game tournament taking place in Atlanta, Georgia of the USA, and highlights the start of the Capcom Pro Tour for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition. The tournament is also p...

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