CEO 2021 Preview: Returning To Form

If you weren’t quite sure whether or not “offline is back” look no further than CEO 2021 going down December 3-5 with 10 official tournaments, side events galore and what will surely be a full house in Orlando, Florida. Read on for schedule, stream links and side event details.

Xbox preserves the Dead or Alive legacy thanks to backwards compatibility

The fighting game genre is no stranger to emulation. Many of the most popular ways to play classic fighting games involves simply booting up an emulator. However emulation is an arduous development process that relies on the availability of the computing power to deliver the performance demands of the original hardware purely in software. Where does that leave titles that push the cutting edge of console technology? Dead or Alive is one such series and thanks to Xbox we have a great way to play in 2021.

Project L’s second trailer reminds us it’s early days at Riot Games

It’s safe to say people are excited about the prospect of a fighting game based on the vibrant cast of League of Legends and the extended universe of Runeterra. As I write this post the Twitter window in the corner of my eye reminds me that “Project L” is trending with over 15.5k tweets on the subject. Just the tweet with the most recent trailer has garnered 2.6 million views in less than 3 whole days. What the hype cycle is forgetting is that we’re not going to be seeing this game again for a long time and it could come out the other end of the development machine looking very different. Let’s talk about the announcement.

DNF Duel re-emerges with new trailer & social accounts

Remember Dungeon Fighter Online? It’s been a long time since the heyday of 2D MMORPGs but DFO is still going strong! Publisher Nexon is expanding the franchise into spinoffs games and that includes a fighting game. It’s been almost a year since the initial reveal trailer was shown in December of 2020, and there haven’t been any trade show teases to date. That all changes with the official trailer posted last night.

The TO Desk #1: KOFXV Open Beta, Project L Reactions, Climax of Night Type-4 & Panda x Nintendo?!

The TO desk makes is a show dedicated to telling the perspectives of organizers inside the FGC.

Join Coren, Daryl, and Shib in our inaugural episode talking about a busy weekend for the community including our thoughts on the King of Fighters XV beta test, our Project L reactions and the big news in the world of competitive fighting games. Will Nintendo’s sponsorships ultimately benefit the community’s organizing efforts? What does Climax of Night returning mean to us? What even is MBON? All that and more on this episode.

Warner Bros announces MultiVersus, an F2P Platform Fighter emphasizing team play

The previously leaked platform fighter project in development at Warner Bros’ games division has finally been revealed officially. MultiVersus is a platform fighter boasting a roster of various comic book, film and TV show characters including Arya Stark, Batman, Finn & Jake and other Warner Bros characters. Beyond the character selection the game is pitched to have an emphasis on 2-versus-2 team gameplay and high quality online play features.

Read on for the trailer and where to learn more.

Climax of Night Type-4 [arising!] Preview: Old Style Engagement

This weekend will see several niches in the FGC come together to compete & connect in Atlanta, Georgia for Climax of Night. Climax is one of several tournament labels that were forced to shutter under the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and is now poised to return with a strong showing for the French Bread, Gundam and Vampire communities. Let’s talk about what to expect from [real fighting roots ’21].