Friday, July 29, 2011

It Came From Nintendo: Pro Wrestling

Popular in the days of the NES, Pro Wrestling hit the console back in the 1980’s. It was one of the first wrestling games to actually have an active referee during a match.

The referee would run up to you and do a countdown when needed too. The A.I. was pretty much accurate when it came down to doing its job.

The game even became a fan favorite in the fighting game community because of its gameplay at the time. It held a lot of the key elements for wrestling. It was the second game on the NES to do that.

Reminder: Live Evo 2011 stream (July 29 - 31) right here on

The biggest tournament of the year, Evo 2011 is set to go down July 29 - 31 at the Rio Casino and Resort in Las Vegas.

And you can catch the live stream right here on

Mortal Kombat, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Tekken 6 and Blazblue: Continuum Shift II will be played throughout the weekend.

For a complete schedule of the events that will be held at Evo 2011, click here.

The live streams will be posted below on July 29.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Poll: Which Evo 2011 tournament are you looking forward to the most?

NOTE: You can only vote using the full web version of

Evo 2011 is just three days away and we want to know what tournament will hold your interest the most.

In the top right corner of the site you can vote for the game you're looking forward to the most when Evo 2011 kicks off at the Rio Casino and Resort in Las Vegas on July 29.

Is it Marvel vs. Capcom 3? How about Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition? Do you want to see blood and gore at Evo with Mortal Kombat? Does Tekken 6 still hold your interest? Has Blazblue: Continuum Shift II captured your attention?

Vote now!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Evo 2011: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 playable in Las Vegas

It's do or die Las Vegas ... fight!

Street Fighter: 3rd Strike Online Edition and Street Fighter X Tekken aren't the only Capcom fighters to feature a playable build at Evo 2011. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will make an appearance at the biggest fighting game tournament of the year.

Shoryuken brought word of the game's appearance at this year's Evo.

Friday, July 22, 2011

It Came From Namco: SoulCalibur 2

Warriors coming from around the world meet to posses or destroy the infamous sword know as SoulCalibur. This is each character's ultimate goal as they cross paths with there own intentions. It holds dreams, it can be used for good or evil.

You decide who takes control of their destiny.

SoulCalibur 2 was released in 2003 for GameCube, Xbox, and PS2. Each game had their own special exclusive character. Armed with the Master Sword and Hyrulian Shield, Link made his way into the SoulCalibur universe to hunt and destroy the power of the legendary sword. He was exclusively available for the GameCube.

Appearing on the Xbox, Spawn with his Axe as his weapon challenges the might of the Soul Edge.

Last but not least Heihachi Mishima, from Tekken challenges SoulCalibur on the PS2 Version.

Reminder: Live Capcom Comic-Con stream (July 21-24) right here on

Capcom is in San Diego for Comic-Con 2011 and is providing you with a live stream of what they are showing.

While games outside the fighting genre will be shown, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken and Street Fighter III: Third Strike Edition will be a major focus.

There will be tournaments throughout the day and Capcom's own Seth Killian is rumored to be on commentary.

See the live stream which is going down right now below.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Comic-Con 2011: Freddy Krueger is coming to Mortal Kombat

"What's wrong, Lori? Miss your wake-up call?"

The final DLC character to appear in the ninth installment of Mortal Kombat is none other than Wes Craven's deadly creation, Freddy Krueger.

Krueger slashes his way on the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network August 9, 2011. Expect the dream killer to run you 400 Microsoft Points or $4.99.

See the official Mortal Kombat Freddy Krueger DLC trailer below.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 unveiled

I wanna take you for a ride ... again.

Capcom is back at it with the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise. This time they have revealed Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

The Ultimate edition will feature 12 new characters from Marvel and Capcom including Strider, Firebrand, Ghost Rider and Hawkeye. Capcom says gameplay will be "re-balanced" and will favor both newcomers and pros.

One feature missing in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was spectator mode. That will no longer be the case. You will now have the chance to see others do battle as spectator mode makes its return. Other new modes and enhancements will be revealed in the future.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be available in stores November 15, 2011 for $39.99.

See the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character overview trailer after the jump.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mortal Kombat: Rain combo (Video)

Let it "Rain."

Mortal Kombat: Rain DLC and classic Jade/Kitana skins now available on Xbox Live

When it "Rains" it pours.

The newest edition to the ninth installment in the Mortal Kombat franchise is now available for 400 Microsoft Points on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Rain joins Skarlet and Kenshi as a DLC character along with the fourth and final combatant who will be revealed this Thursday (July 21, 2011) at a Comic-Con event.

Mortal Kombat 2 inspired character skins of Jade and Kitana are also available on Xbox Live free of charge.

Expect Rain ($4.99) and the latest free character skins on the PlayStation Network later this afternoon/evening.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Comic-Con 2011: Final Mortal Kombat DLC character to be revealed in San Diego

Final round ... DLC!

While NetherRealm won't be having a panel for Mortal Kombat at this year's Comic-Con which starts this Thursday (July 21, 2011), they will have a Comic-Con event.

The event will take place at GameStop in the Westfield Horton Plaza, which is in walking distance from Comic-Con. The event poster (see below) reveals there will be a tournament where you can play as or against all DLC characters. Those characters include: Skarlet, Rain, Kenshi and the final DLC combatant.

See the Mortal Kombat Comic-Con event poster after the jump.

Mortal Kombat: Jade and Kitana classic skins (Video)

Did we mention that DLC skins are free?

Friday, July 15, 2011

It Came From Sega: Sonic Battle

Thousands of years ago, an ancient civilization created artificial soldiers for war in an ancient world.

Many years later in the world of Sonic, the war is long forgotten. Professor Gerald Robotnic discovers a soldier from the ancient civilization and conducts research. A half century later it gets discovered by his grandson Dr. Eggman. Angry because of not being able to awaken it, Dr. Eggman tosses it aside on Emerald Beach.

Sonic the Hedgehog finds the Gizoid alongside the beach causing it to awaken, and the adventure of Sonic Battle begins.

Sonic Battle was released in North America on January 5, 2004 for the Game Boy Advance. The game is a four player all out brawl with Sonic and his friends. What’s cool about the game is that the fights take place in large 3D arenas. The characters themselves are in 2D sprites. 

It made the game very unique at that time.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mortal Kombat: Rain Vignette

Let it "Rain."

The purple warrior, Rain will make his return to the Mortal Kombat franchise next Tuesday (July 19, 2011) on the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network.

Rain debuted in 1995 as a hidden combatant in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.

Since then he has been playable in Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Advance, Armageddon and made an appearance in Deception's Konquest Mode.

View Rain's Mortal Kombat vignette below.

Street Fighter X Tekken: Character Teaser 6 (Video)

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Mortal Kombat Arcade Cabinet

Long live arcades.

For as long as we can remember, playing fighting games such as Marvel vs. Capcom, Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat without an arcade stick has been considered a sin.

Especially in tournaments.

If you were anything like us, you'd wish arcades like Next Level in Brooklyn, New York were on every block you passed by.

Well how about playing the bloodiest fighting game ever on this bad boy?

Mortal Kombat: Rain Gameplay Trailer

Friday, July 8, 2011

It Came From Capcom: Mega Man: The Power Battle

If you’re a retro fan of Mega Man you should definitely try out The Power Battle, especially with a friend. Appearing in Japan in the mid 90s, this fighter brought the fun of Mega Man to the arcades.

Luckily it later released in America as part of the Mega Man Anniversary Collection for Gamecube, PS2, and Xbox. I highly recommend buying the collection if you haven’t done so because not only does it come with Mega Man: The Power Battle, but with nine other retro Mega Man games as well.

The evil Doctor Wily has returned and rebuilt his robot minions from Mega Man 1-7 from the NES and SNES. That’s right, if you’ve played all the original classic games you’ll recognize all the bosses from the game.

All the iconic bosses make their reappearance in this fun Mega Man fighter.

Starbase Arcade results for July 7, 2011

Another week of Starbase Arcade is in the books.

In a result that surprised very few in attendance, F Champ once again reigned supreme, besting KBeast in the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 finals of this week's (July 7, 2011) Starbase Arcade tournament.

F Champ almost took home another first place victory in the Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, but John Choi had other plans.

See the full results for both Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition tournaments below.

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition costumes now available for PC version

Alternate attire for the PC version of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition is now available.

You can choose different packages including the Arcade Challengers pack which includes costumes for Evil Ryu, Oni, Yang and Yun for $3.99.

If you just want alternative attire for everyone you can. The all-in-one pack will run you $14.99.

[Image Credit: Capcom-Unity]

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Comic-Con 2011: SoulCalibur V mystery characters to be revealed in San Diego

Namco Bandai has shown two silhouettes of characters for their upcoming game SoulCalibur V.

The characters will be revealed at Comic-Con in San Diego (July 21-24).

Can you figure out who they are?

See the silhouettes after the jump.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Zero combo (Video)

Reminder: Live Starbase Arcade stream (July 7) at 12:30 a.m. ET right here on

Around 12:30 a.m. ET (July 7, 2011) Starbase Arcade will play host to its weekly competition in San Rafael, California.

The top players of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will be there.

Mortal Kombat will sit this one out.

See the live stream which starts around 12:30 a.m. ET after the jump.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

UFC Undisputed 2010: online match (Demian Maia vs. Nate Marquardt) plays as Demian Maia to challenge an opponent using Nate Marqurdt.

Evo 2011 schedule revealed

Evo 2011 is set to go down July 29 - 31 at the Rio Casino and Resort in Las Vegas.

Details are scarce, but a basic schedule reveals Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and Mortal Kombat will be played on Friday (July 29). Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Blazblue Continuum Shift II and Tekken 6 will be played on Saturday.

Each tournament will have the final 8-man bracket on Sunday.

See the Evo 2011 schedule below. NOTE: All time zones are eastern time.

SoulCalibur V: Behind the game (Video)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mortal Kombat: Ermac online tutorial (Video)

Before you get to the video, I'd like to apologize for the lack of news today. The internet connection has been piss poor to say the least. We hope tomorrow and the rest of today goes more smoothly.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Reminder: Live P.U.G. 1 stream at 1 p.m. ET today (July 2) right here on

Today (July 2, 2011) at 1 p.m. ET, Zorai will host P.U.G. 1 in Ridgewood, New York.

Can't make it to the Super Smash Bros. Brawl Doubles and Singles? Don't worry, has you covered. We will be providing a live stream of all the events taking place in Ridgewood.

Participating in the tournaments will be Vinnie, Will and Ninjalink.

FightVG's own Miguel Munoz will be providing commentary alongside Zorai, Waldo and BlazinAlex.

You can see the complete schedule of the festivities here.

Catch P.U.G. 1 live at 1 p.m. ET below.

Friday, July 1, 2011

It Came From Japan: New Mobile Report Gundam Wing Endless Duel

Based on the popular anime hit series Mobile Suite Gundam Wing, New Mobile Report Gundam Wing Endless Duel hit Japan for the SNES in the late 90’s. Sadly the game never made it across the states. We missed out on a great 2D Gundam game, luckily there are English patches out there if interested.

When starting the game you are greeted with a intro screen, playing one of the themes in classic 8 bit. Nostalgia will hit as you gaze upon the characters, and Mobile Suite Gundam.

The gameplay is similar to Marvel vs. Capcom in which your able to perform air combos, specials, and you can dash. It’s a really fun game that gets crazy the more you play. Giant robots, projectiles, and laser swords. 

What more could you ask for in a Gundam game?

UFC Undisputed 3: Developer Q&A #3 (Video)

Street Fighter IV Volt now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

It's Street Fighter in your pocket ... unless you have an iPad.

The successor to the surprisingly successful iOS version of Street Fighter IV has made its way to the app store and Capcom is having an insane discount.

Yesterday (June 30, 2011) Street Fighter IV Volt was available for only $0.99. Today it's $1.99. The price will increase one dollar more each day until July 7.

See the Street Fighter IV Volt battle protocol after the jump.