Showing posts with label Fighting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fighting. Show all posts

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Street Fighter V Season 3 DLC Characters Revealed

Upon crowning a new champion, Capcom Cup 2017 has finally came to an end with the conclusion of PlayStation Experience 2017. Capcom fans have watched and enjoyed the tournament by either visiting live at PSX the booth or at the comfort of their own couch. The year 2017 has been a great year for games and Capcom has done some pretty amazing things too. One of them is to announcing the hugely anticipated Arcade Edition for Street Fighter V.

RELATED: Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Announced

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will come out on January 16, 2018 with a secondary V-Trigger move for every characters of the game. Till date, Season 2 of Street Fighter V has brought in five brand new characters along with fan-favorite demon warrior Akuma. All of the newcomers added a new dynamics to the game with their unique story and gameplay. Now, it demands that Season 3 brings more charisma to the title by introducing another six new awesome DLC characters.

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Street Fighter V Season 3 DLC Characters Revealed

Whereas Capcom used to tease us with the possibility of the characters for the following year, this year they broke the tradition. They revealed all six DLC characters for Season 3 in the cinematic opening trailer for the upcoming Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition!




The trailer starts with Ryu trying to meditate to control his powers as he sees Akuma approaching towards him from behind a waterfall. Then we are indulged in the beautiful mastery of the montage that re-introduces the franchise once again. It beautifully portrays the world of Street Fighter and the legendary world warriors who shaped the tournament as well as the universe of the game each playfully introduce themselves to the audience through their signature gesture or movements.

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Sakura’s Recent Incarnation

Within the rally of these worthy fighters who already made it to the Street Fighter V roster till now and then some new faces, that are yet to be included. These six new faces for Street Fighter V Season 3 DLC characters to be are Blanka, Cody, Falke, G, Sagat and Sakura. Four of them are from previous installments of the game except Falke and G, who are the newcomers here. The Season 3 Character Pass will get you all six of them as soon as they are released to join the brawl.




From her days of chasing Ryu for becoming his apprentice and constantly being at fight with her rival fighter Karin, Sakura has grown up and changed a lot. She definitely is not that cute-little school girl anymore as she is seeking new adventures after graduation. Kasugano Residence will be her very own stage, which took inspiration from her stage in Street Fighter Alpha 2. Sakura will be the first among the six to join the battle on January 16, 2018, while release date for the five others remains still unannounced.




There was also an announcement for Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, which is an anthology pack featuring 12 awesome titles from the Street Fighter saga since 1987. So, this looks like a perfect opportunity to get all those iconic games altogether for a trip to nostalgia lane. Plus, you get to hone your skills with games like Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike from the collection.

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Classic Street Fighter Arcade

There is an Interactive Timeline to display the 30 years of Street Fighter glory full of concept arts, documents, little-known trivia and music archives related to each of the game. Also, each fighter has their bios to go deep into their character's backstory. Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will be priced only $39.99 and come out on May 2018 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite DLC 2 Announced

As we all know that Capcom's crossover fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is doing very well and winning hearts, it's time we are about to get new brawlers in the mix. Three of Marvel's fan-favorite characters; Black Widow, Venom and Winter Soldier are joining the epic battle between the heroes of two worlds as the upcoming DLC characters. The characters will be available to all December 5, 2017 and if you have the 2017 Character Pass then these three will automatically unlocked on that day.

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Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite DLC 2 Release Date

Now, here goes the gameplay trailer for the upcoming DLC characters Winter Soldier, Black Widow and Venom for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.




You can also buy either of Black WidowVenom and Winter Soldier individually only for the price of $7.99. Previously, the characters Black Panther, Monster Hunter and Sigma were released for MvC: Infinite and Character Pass owners will also have access to those characters as well along with their Premium Costumes.

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Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite Black Widow

Natasha Romanova was a former Soviet super spy, operated as Black Widow and an Avenger member these days. She is highly trained in combat and has cool gadgets to knock her opponents down easily in any situation. Everyone knows about her skills in hand-to-hand combat and she is also good with her electric batons. Her mid-air moves and projectile attacks are her key-features in the game.

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Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite Venom

Before bonding with the alien symbiote that transformed into Venom, journalist Eddie Brock is a part-time Spider-Man villain and a full-time Anti-Hero. Venom was first introduced in the franchise on the first game of the series; Marvel vs. Capcom and retains almost all of his basic moves for MvC: Infinite character DLC. The character was already pretty fearsome back then and with new tweaks added, he is more dangerous than ever.

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Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite Winter Soldier

Bucky Barnes was a young soldier back in World War II, who served as the sidekick for Captain America, who was thought dead and was turned into a deadly assassin called the Winter Soldier by the enemy. Bucky is already known as one of the best hand-to-hand combatant of the Marvel Universe and his cybernetic arm gives him an edge over his opponents in the battlefield. He is also able to avoid attacks with zero damage in-game.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is already out now and is available to play for all on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Capcom is throwing a free demo weekend from November 24 to November 27, which will be an excellent opening for those who want to try the game beforehand and also wants their friend on board to join the epic fight! All 30 characters from the launch will be accessible in the demo and it is exclusive for PlayStation Plus subscribers to experience on PlayStation 4.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Justice League Movie Skins For Injustice 2

Justice League perhaps was one of the most anticipated superhero-film of the year 2017 and it is out on theaters already. Warner Bros. has decided to celebrate the release of the movie by dropping Justice League skins to latest installment of Injustice; one of the most popular fighting game series DC has ever made. Yes, Injustice 2 now features costumes and gears from the new Justice League movie.

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Justice League Comes To Injustice 2!

RELATED: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Joins Injustice 2

Players of Injustice 2 can now access the costumes of Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, based on the looks of their movie counterparts. Check out the following clip to get a good glimpse of how cool it would make your heroes look like in the game.




These amazing gears and skins will not just be handed to you when you run the game. You have to earn them through some playing and then you can have the costumes of your favorite Justice League characters from DC Cinematic Universe. Injustice 2’s Multiverse mode will lead you to six special events related to a member of Justice League. You have to fight your way out of each event to unlock each character's costume from the Justice League movie.

RELATED: Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer Features Hellboy

With the release of DCEU's Wonder Woman movie, there was a challenge akin to these in the Multiverse panel and players were allowed to customize the titular character from Injustice 2 to look like version that Gal Gadot has portrayed of the character in the film. The same Wonder Woman skin is back again but now there are skins for the five other teammates of her from the League. Then again, Injustice 2 doesn't deliver an exact iteration of the gears for every hero.

Batman and The Flash gear sets gives the characters similar look to Ben Affleck and Ezra Miller’s characters. Aquaman and Cyborg may appear slightly different even though their skins have taken inspiration from the film. However, Superman isn't getting his own set among the Justice League members. Possibly, this is because the Man of Steel was mostly out of all the promotional clips and his involvement in the movie's plot was kept a secret.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Joins Injustice 2

Developer NetherRealm Studios' ground-breaking fighting game Injustice 2 still awaits its PC release on November 14, 2017. We already know that a DC character; Atom will join the battle very soon like many fan-favorites before him and now, during the Injustice 2 World Championship event, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Enchantress is announced as part of Fighter Pack 3 characters to everyone's surprise.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Joins Injustice 2

RELATED: Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer Features Hellboy

Already adding non-DC Universe characters like Mike Mignola (Abe Sapien, Lobster Johnson)’s Hellboy and Mortal Kombat's Raiden to the roster of fighters, adding of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be quite a blast for the fans. Now, check out the reveal trailer for Fighter Pack 3 for Injustice 2 first as we are about to discuss what's coming for us.




We agree that adding Hellboy to the Injustice 2 playable character list was a bit oddly surprising but fans have loved the idea so far. However, introducing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; heroes in a half shell were something no one really saw coming and you can tell how surprised the entire fanboy nation was by the #TMNT trend on Twitter yesterday! Everyone just literally lost their mind over the reveal of Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo.

This one surprise was actually kept under wraps for a long time and not only the reveal of it was surprising to the fans but the folks behind the games were astonished to see that they really made it. Even game's director Ed Boon expressed his awe in a Tweet.



The game Injustice 2 is a surprise itself by being an even improved version of its prequel Injustice: Gods Among Us. Plus, the huge array of popular character added to the fighter roster is a great achievement too. Rumor has it that, the game might even add some characters from the Watchmen franchise of DC Comics as well.

There is also some criticizing about NetherRealm Studios' constant adding of unnecessary or gimmick characters though but looks like the majority of the audience took their introduction with absolute optimism. How these characters will matter to the game is yet to be disclosed. We still don't know if each of the Ninja Turtles heroes will be solo heroes or are they part of a single tag-team.

Atom and Enchantress will have their own place with the former's shrinking abilities and the latter's malevolent magic. Rather than rocking her Suicide Squad movie look, Enchantress is designed mostly to look alike her comic-book counterpart. Atom's character will be available on December 12th's early access. Then Enchantress and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will join the fight in January and February respectively.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer Features Hellboy

The immensely popular sequel to NetherRealm’s fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us from 2013 has already taken over the minds of the fans worldwide. The storyline and the gameplay of the series are what keeping them on their toes. Plus, there is an ever-expanding roster of fan-favorite characters from DC Universe. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment decided to introduce one more star to the lot.

Injustice 2 – Introducing Hellboy!

If you are not reading this wrong, then Hellboy is making his way to fight the players of Injustice 2 and a gameplay trailer showing his insanely raging moves against the opponents is right below for you to check out before we dive deep into the scoop.




Though comic-book creator Mike Mignola (Abe Sapien, Lobster Johnson)’s Hellboy character is a property of Dark Horse Comics, he found his place among the heavy hitters of DC Comics-based fighting game Injustice 2. Since Raiden's character from Mortal Kombat has already joined the race, Hellboy's addition to the game will surely bring a new edge on the already action-packed mode of the arena.

Fans of the character know that our Big Red hero is a paranormal detective for B.P.R.D. but also a demon by birth. Injustice 2 will add in the impact of both of his persona into his fighting style. For instance, if his opponents are in a mid-range, he will use his trusty pistol the Good Samaritan on them. If they gets close to him, then may God have mercy on them as the Right Hand of Doom is going to introduce them to a whole world of pain.

In the above shown gameplay trailer, Hellboy is pitted against Red Lantern Corps member Atrocitus, who takes a brutal punishment from the demon. Whereas Atrocitus keeps urging on giving in on his anger, Anung Un Rama effortlessly gives him a beat-down and then took to the depths of Hell itself to inflict some more brutality on him to justify his true form.

Hellboy joins the fighting ground on November 14 in the Fighter Pack 2 DLC of the game as a guest character. Available only for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Injustice 2 is also confirmed for a PC version to release soon.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Announced

More than one year has passed since Street Fighter V is released but still, somewhere the game lacked completion. Well, if you are wondering what we meant by that then let us remind you that Capcom originally released the game without any arcade mode, best-of-three versus mode and a story mode, which are the most common feature a fan would expect from a Street Fighter game these days.

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Announced

They quickly realized their mistake and immediately started working on development of making it better by adding aspects that players wanted in the first place. Capcom has announced that an arcade edition is on the way. So, the highly anticipated arcade mode is added and much more that you deserve. So, if you've been eagerly waiting for that, it's time for you to take the street for yourself and join the fight.

Below is the reveal trailer for the upcoming Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition from Capcom. Be sure to check it out.




Dated for a 2018 release, the arcade edition will feature all 28 characters from Season 1 and Season 2 of Street Fighter V. There is one more character to join the roster of the fighters that will also be announced very soon. In arcade mode, you will be able to fight against the CPU in six different ways that will lead to unique endings, depending on your fighting skills in the game. This edition also contain newly redesigned user interface and a gallery section added.

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

There is an "Extra Battle Mode" to compete and buy exclusive outfits using your in-game Fight Money every month. Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition offers a second V-Trigger for every fighter you choose and this will revamp your whole game-playing experience. Many new content and updates will be released for Street Fighter V throughout 2018 and details of those updates will be announced by Capcom before they arrive.

On January 16, 2018, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be released worldwide to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the price of $39.99 only. If you already own a copy of Street Fighter V, then you do not need to buy the Arcade Edition. All you have to do is to download the update when it is out. However, the DLC characters are sold separately. Or you can earn them in exchange for your in-game Fight Money.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Art of Fighting Anthology on PlayStation 4

Fighting game genre in video game history has evolved with popular arcade games from SNK in the 90's. The game series has introduced a couple of sick techniques of playing that was later adapted by other series from the fighting game category. Then other arcade games came along, ruled over and video games have found new platforms to venture.

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Art of Fighting Anthology for PlayStation 4

Since tomorrow sees the debut of the Art of Fighting Anthology on PlayStation Store, we thought that it is high time that we talk about this but first, check out the launch trailer.




For those who have already spend a lot of time playing these games from the franchise and those who never even heard the name of these classic masterpiece, it's time to enjoy the root of duel-fights on PlayStation 4. In the beginning of the development stage, the characters of these games were literally huge but over time, that has come to a manageable size.

However, Art of Fighting and its sequels have quite detailed character sprites. They also invented the styles like taunting, special moves to inflict maximum damage to the opponent, real-time battle damage in game and graphical scaling; all of these were featured on the first game. The sequel mostly focused on the playable character roster. Since the story-arc of Art of Fighting was revolved towards Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia's rescue mission to find Yuri Sakazaki, no one saw it coming that she would be a playable character in Art of Fighting 2.

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Art of Fighting Anthology

The design of Art of Fighting 2 was largely inspired by Fatal Fury at that time from SNK. By the time the studio started working on Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior, they used both the 2D animation graphics and motion capture to flesh out the characters; resulting the process to take 10 times longer than they all expected.

Nobuyuki Kuroki of SNK has expressed his desire to work on an Art of Fighting reboot project in the future as he grew up playing the game. The anthology pack will feature Art of Fighting, Art of Fighting 2 and Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior of the series.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Samurai Shodown V Special for PlayStation 4

When the fighting games genre were almost ruled by games like King of Fighters or Street Fighters franchise, only couple of other titles made a stand out of the flow. Samurai Shodown just didn't made a difference but also created a whole new unique sub-genre esque category, which is sword-fighting. The most renowned version of the series was Samurai Shodown V Special, which is about to release on to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in its original glory.

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Samurai Shodown V Special Coming to PS4

The creator studio of SNK believes the game should be introduced to the players as it was actually intended to and here goes a teaser of what we are about to get.




Samurai Shodown title started gaining attention after the release of its fourth installment but the one that truly conquered all was Samurai Shodown V Special. It has created its own place into the fighting game community of both SNK and other companies. The franchise was deadlier and brutal compared to other fighting games of all sorts because of the weapon the characters wielded in-game. On top of that, the overkill fatality moments are top notch gore.

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Ultimate Overkill Move

The original arcade version of Samurai Shodown V Special was way lot gory than we found it upon release. Because of its controversial level of violence and an incident in Japan regarding the game has delayed its release. When it finally came out, the fans and gamers in general noticed that the game is heavily censored and that last moment censoring also resulted in unexpected bugs every now and then. Even though SNK acted out quickly in response, the damage was only partially fixed.

With all the original features of the game plus, an online multiplayer mode, trophy support and a gallery mode that will be unlockable with art. Thanks to Code Mystics that this is the first time the original version SNK intended to release is now coming to consoles. Though a certain release date is still to be announced but we can hope that it will probably come out in late summer 2017.