Tokyo Game Show 2018 Key Art Revealed


Each year, the Tokyo Game Show reveals a fantastic key-art illustration for the expo representing a main theme for the show, and this year’s no different than usual. Artist Ippei Gyoubu was once again in charge of the illustration, with a visual theme of “eSports” that is currently hot in Japan. The slogan for this year’s show is “The curtain rises for a new stage.”

Tokyo Game Show 2018 will take place on September 19th to September 23rd. If you’d like to check out the full illustration, you can hit the jump.

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King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 23 Now Online


Due to my hiatus, my coverage of King of Fighters: Destiny has been lacking, but with the season finale next week, it’s a good time to get it up and running again. The 23rd episode, Rugal Bernstein, sees Kyo and Terry take on Rugal, the mastermind behind the King of Fighters Tournament.

Additionally, King of Fighters: Destiny has been renewed for two more seasons of the anime, as well as a movie, to fill out the Orochi saga of King of Fighters. Hit the jump to watch the latest episode, and head over to YouTube to catch up, if needed.

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Dragonball FighterZ Beta This Weekend


Bandai Namco has revealed that the Dragonball FighterZ Open Beta, which has been long awaited, will take place this weekend on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Fans who pre-ordered can start playing the beta on Jan. 13 at 3 a.m. ET; everyone else starts Jan. 14 at 3 a.m. ET. The beta ends for everybody on Jan. 16 at 2:59 a.m. ET.

Bandai Namco’s Twitter account in Spain revealed the beta’s 11-character roster early this morning. Featuring the chance to try out Nappa, Vegeta, Goku, Piccolo, Krillin, Cell, Android 18, Frieza, Beerus, Kid Buu and Adult Gohan.

Dragonball Fighter Z North American Release Date Confirmed


Bandai Namco has officially announced the North American release date for the highly anticipated fighting title, Dragonball Fighter Z. The game is set to release on January 26th, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Additionally, we also received info regarding the different digital versions of the game. First up is the FighterZ Edition that will sell for $94.99, and features the game as well as the FighterZ Pass with eight new characters. The Ultimate Edition will go for $109.99, and feature everything in the FighterZ Edition, plus a Music Pack with 11 songs from the anime, and a commentator pack.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Revealed

Capcom has announced Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, an updated version of the fighting game that includes new modes and the first two seasons of downloadable characters, on January 16th, 2018. The new edition of the popular fighting game will add Arcade Mode, Extra Battle Mode and new V-Trigger move. Capcom has also promised a new gallery mode with illustrations, and a completely re-designed user interface for the game.

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition will be priced at $39.99 on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. Existing owners of Street Fighter 5 will get Arcade Edition’s new modes and UI improvements, but not its DLC characters.

King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 7 Now Online


Our continued coverage of SNK’s The King of Fighters: Destiny hits today, as episode 7 of the CG anime series is now online. The new episode sees Terry Bogart trailing Angelina to gather information about Geese Howard.

Hit the jump to watch the latest episode, and a list of previous episodes to catch up, if you’re  a bit behind on this surprisingly great anime.

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Okami: Zekkei Announced


Capcom has finally confirmed its long-awaited Okami HD/4K remaster with the announcement of Okami: Zekkei for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game releases in Japan on December 21st, with a physical release on the PS4 and PC releasing on December 13th.

Information is still scant on the title, but we know it will retail for 2,990 yen plus tax, with a limited edition version being released for 4,990 yen.

UPDATE: The game is releasing in North America and Europe on December 12th.

King of Fighters: Destiny Episode 4 Now Online


Our continuing coverage of the pretty great King of Fighters: Destiny F1 animated series continues, as SNK has released the 4th episode of the series, titled “Brother.” The episode sees protagonist, Terry Bogard, reunite with his brother, Andy Bogard.

Hit the jump to watch the new episode, or head here, and here, to check out the previous episodes, with the remainder of the 24-episode season hitting throughout the summer.

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Introducing Pokéland


The Pokémon Company have officially launched the Alpha of their latest app, called Pokéland, in Japan. In Pokéland, toy Pokémon duke it out on various in-game islands, a la Pokémon Rumble.

The mobile game is beginning an Android-only alpha test in Japan that features six islands, 52 stages, and 134 types of Pokémon. During the alpha, players will be able to progress to the 15th floor of the Champion Tower. However, once the alpha is concluded, player progress will be deleted.

Tekken 7 Opening Movie Now Online

Bandai Namco has shared the official Tekken 7 opening movie on YouTube, and as per usual with Tekken’s opening visuals, it’s a gorgeous reel of characters and story. This particular opening focusing primarily on the Mishima feud between Heihachi, and his son, Kazuya. We get glimpses of many other characters, with Akuma being a standout.

Tekken 7 hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC next week, June 2, 2017.