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Potenial KOF14 leak may explain weird roster
As everyone's anticipation for KOF 14 builds up, more rumors have also surfaced.Another potential leak regarding KOF14--this time from 4chan--gives some insight to what may possibly explain the weird
Feb 22 2016 at 02:29 (Mon)
KOF14 Report and Videos from Hong Kong C3
If you've been thirsty for KOF14 news and you've been waiting for details from Hong Kong's C3 [Characters x Culture x Contents] event, you're in luck.Penpen35 from Hong Kong has uploaded a number of v
Feb 20 2016 at 02:03 (Sat)
2015 rumored list of KOFXIV has been spot-on
A detailed rumored list of KOFXIV from back in 2015, essencially similar to the one currently popular on the Internet but with more detail, is gathering attention after the recent 6th trailer released
Feb 19 2016 at 07:51 (Fri)
Street Fighter V rooted to Malaysia
The launch of Street Fighter V has been a roller-coaster of a ride for its hardcore fans, but one of the interesting behind-the-scenes reveal in the meanwhile happened in Malaysia.According to Haogame
Feb 19 2016 at 00:45 (Fri)
6th KOFXIV trailer released, Terry is back
The 6th trailer for The King of Fighters XIV has been revealed, and semi-surprisingly it's from Sony USA and not SNKPlaymore.The new trailer shows additional returning characters including Terry Bogar
Feb 18 2016 at 03:50 (Thu)
Japanese PS4 Skullgirls delayed indefinitely
Fans of LabZero's hand-drawn 2D fighting game will need to wait a bit longer to play with Japanese voices.Ark System Works announced today that the PS4 version of Skullgirls will be delayed to a TBA r
Feb 17 2016 at 18:50 (Wed)
Hong Kong's KOFXIV demo to have 3 more charas
SNKPlaymore announced via its official Twitter account that three additional characters will be playable at the C3 Expo this coming weekend in Hong Kong: Billy Kane, King, and Robert Garcia. https://t
Feb 16 2016 at 19:42 (Tue)
Samurai Shodown possibly making a comeback
The Samurai Shodown series may be making a comeback as a 2.5D fighter in 2017, according to an individual report by fighting game site For details, check the site.
Feb 11 2016 at 22:26 (Thu)
Zangief wins Ms.Chun-li contest
Zangief might lose to days with cold weather, but for him, Chunli is just Tuesday.Avid Street Fighter fans may recall of the Super heavyweight body builder who cosplayed as Zangief in winter comiket.
Feb 11 2016 at 21:24 (Thu)
Street Fighter V Ramen Shop opening in Tokyo
With its worldwide release just a week away, Capcom has released Street Fighter V's full-length CG trailer on Youtube. Check it out in all of its glory.In other news, Street Fighter just wouldn't be S
Feb 9 2016 at 11:09 (Tue)
Next KOF14 showing dated for Hong Kong, 2/19
SNKPlaymore has officially announced that the next showing of their upcoming title KOFXIV will be at Hong Kong's C3 (Characters x Contents x Culture) convention, Feb 19-21.From a preview video release
Feb 8 2016 at 21:57 (Mon)
Gyakuten Saiban anime series starting April 2
The long awaited anime series of Capcom's hit adventure game Gyakuten Saiban (Phoenix Wright) finally gets a date. According to its official site, the show will broadcast on nationwide TV in Japan sta
Feb 5 2016 at 21:53 (Fri)
Lupin goes 17th century woodblock print
For the first time in its history, the Lupin the Third series is going Ukiyo-e, a traditional woodblock print method used in 17th century Japan.While it maintains a modern anime-style look rather than
Feb 4 2016 at 23:49 (Thu)
Fatal Fury inspired indies film on Kickstart
An indies fan film project Emblem, based on SNK's classic brawling game Fatal Fury, has launched a crowdfunding page on kickstarter.
Feb 4 2016 at 21:10 (Thu)
Persona 4A: Ultimax hitting PSNPlus globally
If you haven't played any fighting games in recent times and you're looking for a reason or just want to try one out with a friend in a distant country, here's a perfect opportunity.Altus' hit fightin
Feb 3 2016 at 01:29 (Wed)
KOF XIV: series writer Ureshino not involved
With SNKPlaymore's KOF series, it's been a long-time tradition for the company to hire seasoned light novelist Akihiko Ureshino to help on background stories for each of its iterations. His most recen
Feb 2 2016 at 23:54 (Tue)
SFV beat by 3DS game with KOF-style strip KO
Amazon always serves as a good measurement to what consumers really want, as proven with the case of Rocket Co.'s upcoming title, Medrot: Girls Mission.Until now, the innocent looking 3DS action game
Feb 2 2016 at 09:19 (Tue)
KOF14 devs acknowledge visual complaints
KOFXIV's developers at SNKPlaymore are well-aware of the complaints on graphics and are working hard on polishing them up, according to a new interview posted on Impress Gamewatch.
Jan 31 2016 at 22:26 (Sun)
KOF XIV : All characters are already playable
KOF XIV features a robust roster of 50 characters, slowly getting revealed via Trailers by SNKPlaymore. In an exclusive interview with, producer Yasuyuki Oda reveals that all of them are
Jan 31 2016 at 22:18 (Sun)
KOFXIV : Online improvements and Gallery mode
SNKPlaymore's KOFXIV was featured during stage presentation on opening day at the Taipei Game Show. Producer Tasuyuki Oda appeared on stage together with seasoned game veterans Gamerbee and RB to take
Jan 29 2016 at 18:21 (Fri)
Three Kingdoms Koihime Enbu out in stores
Game publisher Base-son has released the PS4/PS3 version of their 2.5D fighting game Koi-Hime Enbu today in Japan. Koi-Hime is based on the Three Kingdoms era in China (220-280 AD) and features vario
Jan 28 2016 at 22:22 (Thu)
New details on GUILTY GEAR Xrd -REVELATOR-
Japanese gaming site has released details on new elements to be featured in GUILTY GEAR Xrd -REVELATOR-, slated for PS4/PS3 release in Japan on March 26.The storyline for GUILTY GEAR Xrd -
Jan 28 2016 at 21:52 (Thu)
Street Fighter manga free for viewing
The 1990s was a time when fighting games were in its golden age. While everyone played for fun, a few handful played for glory--albeit at the small cheaper arcades because it'll otherwise hurt their w
Jan 28 2016 at 03:59 (Thu)
Chaos Code: NSOC coming to PlayStation 4
One of the last remaining pixel-drawn 2D fighting game in the market--FKDigital's Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe, has been announced for port on the PlayStation 4. The game is slated for release
Jan 28 2016 at 03:03 (Thu)
Vintage-style Virtua Fighter figmas announced
Fans of the early-90's low polygon era will love this one.Figure maker Max Factory has announced their new lineup of Sega's classic Virtua Fighter 1 series, featuring its popular characters Yuki Akira
Jan 27 2016 at 21:21 (Wed)
New Trailer out for KOF14, Moustashe Robert
SNKPlaymore has released their fourth Trailer for KOF14, featuring three returning characters--Benimaru Nikaido, Robert Garcia, and K'.Some of the characters have received cosmetic changes, most notab
Jan 27 2016 at 19:45 (Wed)
Daigo Umehara hilarious interview on JP Radio
What happens when Japan's most famous professional gamer gets on nationwide radio and he's interviewed by two TV personalities that plays videogames but simply at a casual level?Staring last week, the
Jan 25 2016 at 21:34 (Mon)
DOA5's Tatsunoko Production costumes are here
Koei Tecmo's tie-in project with old-school animation studio Tatsunoko Production is finally here.DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round's Tatsunoko Production collaboration costume series is available for downlo
Jan 22 2016 at 20:24 (Fri)
Guilty Gear site launches Official Music Poll
If you're a fan of the Guilty Gear series and its heavy metal music, you won't want to miss the Official Music Poll now taking place at its site.Not only can you vote but also listen to the eligible
Jan 22 2016 at 00:32 (Fri)
DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme 3 new trailer
If you're tired of fighting and just want to wobble around, Koei Tecmo has released a new trailer for its upcoming non-fighting DOA game, DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme 3. The game is slated for release in Japa
Jan 21 2016 at 23:10 (Thu)
Odin Sphere remake Tops rankings for mid-Jan
Vanillaware's highly anticipated action RPG Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir has topped the sales chart for all PlayStation platforms on its launch week according to figures by 4Gamer and Media Create (PS4, P
Jan 21 2016 at 22:50 (Thu)
SFV Ltd edition PS4 consoles slated for Japan
Japan is getting a variety of four limited edition Street Fighter V PlayStation 4 consoles on February 18.Available only through preorder at Sony's stores and their online shop, the console is offered
Jan 21 2016 at 14:29 (Thu)
GGXrd:Revelator Slated for May 26, New chara
According to early purchasers of this week's Famitsu magazine, Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator is slated for PS4/PS3 release in Japan on May 26. Two editions will be available: the normal edition for 6800
Jan 19 2016 at 20:23 (Tue)
SNK: Meet the man behind the Mask
If you're interested in learning about SNK's pre-fighting game era, Shmuplations' latest article is guaranteed to entice you. The site has translated an article from NeoGeo freak magazine which focuse
Jan 19 2016 at 19:57 (Tue)
SMAP beats Laputa in Twitter breaking contest
Everyone in Japan loves Studio Ghibili's Laputa: Castle in the Sky. So much in fact that viewers shout the magical word Barusu! together with the protagonists at the end of the film which brings the C
Jan 19 2016 at 17:06 (Tue)
KOF producer Interviewed by FGC Magazine
The third volume of "FGC Magazine"--a free magazine that covers the world of the fighting game community--has been released for reading and download. The magazine is created by Alan Francois, administ
Jan 19 2016 at 08:40 (Tue)
Rock Howard's creator shows 1998 concept art
Nobuyuki Kuroki, the father of Rock Howard and other characters in SNK's Garou:Mark of The Wolves, has publically released via Facebook the concept art of his character back from its initial developme
Jan 18 2016 at 19:50 (Mon)
Japan e-Sports Association championships
The Japan e-Sports Association (JeSPA), an organization specializing in the promotion of e-sports in Japan, will be holding their first championship on March 12 and 13. Preliminaries will be held for
Jan 17 2016 at 16:03 (Sun)
KOF13 director, now a senior manager at SNKP
SNKPlaymore's next KOF iteration is shifting from its 2D masterpiece to 3D graphics. During the change, we haven't heard whether KOF13's director Kei Yamamoto is still around-- a concern given that th
Jan 15 2016 at 19:14 (Fri)
Blazblue CF [ACT2] update slated for Jan 28
Blazblue Central Fiction-- the first arcade fighting game to receive multiple updates for additional storylines, will be receiving its first patch on Jan 28. Trailer:
Jan 15 2016 at 00:28 (Fri)
DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme 3 delayed to March 24
If you were waiting for some bouncy action, you won't be bouncing on this news. According to DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme 3's official Twitter account and, the busty volleyball game for the PS4/Vi
Jan 14 2016 at 23:25 (Thu)
Japan: Over 257 arcades have closed in 2015
Japanese arcades continue to take a dive in their fight against the modern era.According to Japanese Twitter account @iidx_close which keeps record of closing videogame arcades reported online, 257 st
Jan 14 2016 at 22:43 (Thu)
Shinkiro does cover for Street Fighter V
Old-school fighting game artist Shinkiro is back with Street Fighter V. The Special Shoryuken Edition package of SFV in Korea will feature artwork from the ex-SNK artist on its cover.According to prof
Jan 13 2016 at 21:26 (Wed)
90s anime Slayers to tie-in with Granblue
According to early magazine readers that jumped street release dates, Cygames' popular smartphone RPG Granblue Fantasy will be running a collaboration with the classic 1990s anime series Slayers. (Mag
Jan 11 2016 at 19:22 (Mon)
Bodybuilder cosplays as Zangief with a price
Some people dress up for big occasions, some take it all off.Such was the case with this winter's Comic Market 89, where Taichi Shimizu ( @taichi_shimizu ), Super heavyweight class semifinalist of the
Jan 11 2016 at 15:04 (Mon)
Lego-style KOF toys released by Shen Yuan
One of the more likely toys to become a niche collector's item, Lego clone manufacturer Shen Yuan has released a KOF series in its lineup featuring an offering of 8 characters.Shen Yuan is known for p
Jan 11 2016 at 12:41 (Mon)
Art-Eater explores the roots to Indivisible
One of the unique aspects with Lab Zero's new project Indivisible --aside from having a demo on PSN to call on supporters before the project was even funded and ending up a 1.5 million dollar crowdfun
Jan 11 2016 at 05:22 (Mon)
SNKPlaymore taking Licensing Deals via site
Interested in making something with NeoGeo characters? Now might be a good opportunity as SNK Playmore seems to be looking into expanding their licensing business. The company on its official site now
Jan 10 2016 at 18:46 (Sun)
Maou's guide to Dragon's Crown Artworks & OST
If you're a fan of the Dragon's Crown series much like many members of the MMCafe but you still haven't picked up the Artworks book or OST, you'll certainly want to check out Maou's extensive review o
Jan 10 2016 at 17:15 (Sun)
SNKP shareholder reportedly making KOF Anime
SNKPlaymore shareholder 37Games is reportedly planning a number of projects for the KOF franchise including an Anime series and live action film, according to an article by Games QQ.
Jan 10 2016 at 15:33 (Sun)
Lost Saga gets new NeoGeo hero in 2 years
I.O. Entertainment's MO Action RPG Lost Saga is once again getting character(s) from SNKPlaymore's NeoGeo. Galford from the Samurai Shodown/Spirits series is making his way to the game, together with
Jan 10 2016 at 14:12 (Sun)
JP Skullgirls release delayed to March 10
The Japanese release of PS4/Vita Skullgirls is reportedly hitting some last minute turmoil. Ark System Works today released a public statement announcing that the game will be delayed from Jan 28 to M
Jan 8 2016 at 05:44 (Fri)
New footage of discovered moves in KOF96
Classic NeoGeo games were known for having unused data in their product version releases. KOF96 was one of them which featured a number of insane supers, many of which went beyond the understanding of
Jan 6 2016 at 07:15 (Wed)
SNKP Exec Interview with Famitsu has posted an interview with SNKPlaymore's Yutaka Noguchi, corporate executive and chief of gaming division. The following is a synopsis of what's written on the site in Japanese.http://ww
Jan 6 2016 at 05:30 (Wed)
Bandai making new Figuarts lineup for Artists
Bandai has announced a new Figuarts posable model series targeted specifically for artists. The company plans on distributing the product to regualar retailers as well as art supplies stores in Japan
Jan 6 2016 at 05:00 (Wed)
Next KOF14 showing scheduled in Taipei Jan.29
SNKPlaymore has announced that their next public showing of KOF14 will be at the Taipen Game Show 2016 in Taiwan, Jan29 - Feb 2.News from: KOFWORLD
Jan 6 2016 at 04:58 (Wed)
Sony finally releases Avatars on PS4
Catching up with some old news, Sony Computer Entertainment has begun releasing avatars for the PlayStation 4 platform effective Nov 10. A number of third parties are already offering new avatars incl
Jan 6 2016 at 04:31 (Wed)
Boxdox unleashes Street Fighter V ingame data
If you're a hardcore player of the Street Fighter series and you're prepping up for the next PS4/PC iteration, up-to-date frame data and hitboxes are one of the things you'll certainly want to know.Da
Jan 6 2016 at 04:25 (Wed)
The Return of The Madman's Cafe
As the year 2017 nears by and we come closer to the 20th anniversary of The Madman's Cafe, a number of plans are underway including the comeback of the site. With SNS becoming mainstream and the need
Jan 6 2016 at 04:21 (Wed)
Introducing the MMCafe Arcade Guide
(Note: Originally posted in 2011) This was a project initially in development before the Japan Tohoku disaster. While the unfortunate event is likely to cause a downfall of visitors to Japan, here is
Jan 6 2016 at 04:19 (Wed)
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