Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Fighter

The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition now available for PC

The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

In recent years, PC gamers have had to look on as consoles received a slew of new fighters from Capcom, NetherRealm, and SNK Playmore. Lately, though, their patience has been paying off, first with a PC version of Mortal Kombat, and today with SNK’s The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition. The PC version features “massively improved netcode,” as well as new adjustable graphics options and the console release’s three DLC-only characters (Iori with the Power of Flames, Mr. Karate, and Nests-style Kyo).

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PC News

Samurai Shodown II mobile updated with new mode, MOGA support

Samurai Shodown 2 (Android, iOS) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

A new update has launched for the Android and iOS versions of Samurai Shodown II. The free download adds the new Training Mode to both versions, and the Android version also receives support for the MOGA controller. To celebrate the update, SNK has lowered the game’s price by 50% to $3.99 for a limited time.

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Android, Apple Handheld

The King of Fighters-A 2012 launches for Android with bonuses, DLC

The King of Fighters-A 2012 (Android) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 4

SNK Playmore’s 2D versus fighter The King of Fighters-A 2012 has launched for Android. Specifically designed for Android and iOS, A 2012 features Virtual Pad controls, Desperation and NeoMax Super Special moves, 34 fighters, and six game modes (Team Battle, Single Battle, Endless Mode, Challenge Mode, Training Mode, and Time Attack Mode). Several bonuses have also been added for the North American launch, including previously DLC-only characters Nests-style Kyo and Iori with the Power of Flames, as well as unlockable illustrations and Trading Cards.

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Android, DLC

Heihachi and Spawn added to Soulcalibur II HD Online roster

Soulcalibur II HD Online (360, PS3) Spawn and Heihachi Announcement - Screenshot 1

Soulcalibur fans looking forward to Soulcalibur II HD Online received some good news today. Namco Bandai has announced that two of the three console-specific bonus characters that were released with the original 2003 home versions, Tekken’s Heihachi and comic antihero Spawn, will be included with the upcoming 360 and PS3 downloads. The only fighter left to be added from the original lineup is the GameCube-exclusive character, Zelda’s Link.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Thunder debuted in new Killer Instinct c-c-c-ombo video

Killer Instinct’s most recent roster addition, Thunder, is the star in the latest combo video. The footage features his Awesome, Extreme, and Master Combos against the returning (and beefed-up) ninja Jago. Thunder is described as “a hard-hitting grappling character with powerful strikes, aggressive special moves and a devastating command grab.”

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Xbox One News

Boxed version of Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition now in stores

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition (360, PC, PS3) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 3

The retail version of Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition for PC has landed on store shelves. The digital version was released early last month, and now gamers who prefer the physical route can try the High Voltage Software-adapted release. The Komplete Edition includes all of the DLC previously released for the 360 and PS3 versions: four character packs (Skarlet, Kenshi, Rain, and Freddy Krueger), 15 Klassic Skins, and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Reptile). Multiplayer features one-on-one combat and King of the Hill Mode, and gamepads are also supported, including the Tournament Edition Fight Stick.

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PC News

Soulcalibur II HD Online announced for 360 and PS3, screens released

Soulcalibur II HD Online (360, PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Soulcalibur II will soon be a decade old, and Namco Bandai has announced that they will celebrating with a new, updated version: Soulcalibur II HD Online. The download-only release will be available for 360 and PS3, and feature enhanced visuals, netcode overseen by the Project Soul team, and new online modes. The original mode set will also return: Arcade, Survival, Vs Battle, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and Weapon Master. No word on if any of the system-specific characters from the original home releases will be returning (fingers crossed for Link!).

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Ultra Street Fighter IV announced for consoles and PC, coming 2014

Capcom took the opportunity at last weekend’s fighting game tournament EVO 2013 to announce a new iteration of Street Fighter IV, Ultra Street Fighter IV. Set to launch early next year for 360, PC, and PS3, Ultra will add five new characters, including Elena, Hugo, Poison, and Rolento, as well as six new stages, new modes, and rebalanced gameplay. According to Capcom, the development team took direct fan feedback from Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition into account when they were making adjustments to the core engine.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Finish him! Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition launches for PC

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition (360, PC, PS3) PC Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

PC gamers can test their might today with the release of Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition. Available through Steam and other digital outlets, and starting August 6 in select retailers, the High Voltage Software-adapted Komplete Edition includes all of the DLC previously released for the 360 and PS3 versions. The full set of add-ons includes four character packs (Skarlet, Kenshi, Rain, and Freddy Krueger), 15 Klassic Skins, and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Reptile). Multiplayer is also supported with one-on-one combat and King of the Hill Mode, as well as gamepads and the Tournament Edition Fight Stick.

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PC News

NeoGeo X gets 15 new titles, system firmware update

NeoGeo X Gold Limit Edition (NeoGeo X) Classic Volumes and Mega Pack Launch Announcement - Mega Pack Vol 1

The NeoGeo X’s library is getting a big boost today from Tommo and SNK. Available online today from Amazon and GameStop are 15 games available in five three-game volumes as well as in an all-in-one Mega Pack. Each volume, detailed below, comes in an AES-style hard clamshell case, along with bonus stickers, an info booklet, a Rocket Cable for charging on the go, and Firmware Update v500. The Update is said to address a wide variety of items, including audio, video, control, and UI issues, as well as add a save feature “for most existing and upcoming games” and performance improvements.

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Handheld, Legacy System News