As SEGA mulls future of Virtua Fighter, VF5 PS3 netplay comes to PC

As quickly as large developers can push new entries to beloved franchises, so too can homebrew developers improve on beloved past releases. A couple of news pieces hit my desk in quick succession: First, Virtua Fighter producer Seiji Aoki discusses the impact Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown had on SEGA’s outlook on the franchise. Second, developments in PS3 emulation have enabled Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown  netplay on PC! Read on for the scoops. Ultimate Showdown development continues into 2022, PC version & cross play being considered With the recent release of the Yakuza collaboration DLC for Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown it is clear that the development team wants to go beyond merely bringing the authentic VF5 experience forward. Series producer Seiji Aoki sat down with Japanese gaming outlet Dengeki to discuss the future of the series and his thoughts have been helpfully translated by Twitter user Gosokkyu. …adding […]

Hit Box sends Cease & Desist to JunkFood Customs Arcades, JFCA responds with lawsuit

As the fighting game community grows so does the niche of building controllers to fill the gaps between ergonomics and accessibility where standard game console controllers fall short. Chief among the designs found in the hands of gamers are button-only designs that have been popularized through Hit Box LLC’s Hit Box controller. The iconic white rectangle has become popular enough to spawn several similar designs and the Hit Box company has noticed. This month a Cease & Desist notice was sent by Hit Box LLC to JunkFood Customs Arcades on an alleged patent infringement, and JFCA has responded with a lawsuit. What does this mean for the future of enthusiast controller hardware? Read on for more.

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.

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.

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 mod “Rev 0” introduces stylish gameplay changes & additions

If you’re tuned in to “Guilty Gear Twitter” you have probably seen clips of Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 gameplay…but different somehow. If you’ve ever seen Sol hit Sidewinder combos or Ky land a command grab in Rev 2 you were probably watching Adapt’s Rev 0 gameplay mod in action. Rev 0 introduces balance changes and new mechanics ranging from universal options to new character moves. I’ve previously heard and seen snippets of what the mod can do, but now the developer has released an official website showcasing the changes.

UDON asks for Japanese art book suggestions, Blazblue community responds

Did you know there are several Blazblue art books that were never released outside of Japan? If you didn’t and that sounds like an enticing piece of memorabilia for your collection, now’s the time to speak up. Director of publishing at UDON Entertainment Matt Moylan recently put out a tweet asking for suggestions for which Japanese art books the company should pursue for English releases. The Blazblue community has heard the call and responded.

Quarantined Rapport 4: How to watch, what to play & how to support

New Jersey-based fighting game outfit Quarterly Rapport bring us the 4th edition of the online mega-tournament series Quarantined Rapport this coming weekend from November 12th to 14th. As always the event is in benefit of Direct Relief in support of combating COVID-19. Read on for where to watch and how to participate.

Join 60+ game communities uniting to host a massive online tournament, with the goal of raising money for DIRECT RELIEF’s efforts against COVID-19. Leading up to Sunday night our streamers will feature a crowdfunding meter, which we’ll be charging up with donations.