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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Nintendo Direct Confirms New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters

Today's Nintendo Direct reveals Super Smash Bros. Ultimate adds classic Vampire hunters and a Donkey Kong villain.

Latest in the line of all-star crossover fighting game series from developer Bandai Namco and publisher Nintendo reveals more new and exciting characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster in a recent Nintendo Direct. Almost half an hour long, this presentation has a number of cinematic trailers to make dramatic debut of new characters and director Masahiro Sakurai talks about other information about the game as if fans were not already hyped enough for its release on December 7 for Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo Direct Confirms New Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters

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Jump into the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct video from Nintendo to feast your eyes with introduction of many of your beloved characters from different franchise.




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The first cinematic opens up with a shrouded person enters the fortress while it was raining outside and Mario's long-time companion Luigi wandering around inside Castle Dracula. He is chased by mummies, snakes and finally is faced by Death itself. The scythe is swung and his soul leaves the body just before a whip chain hits Death on the face, revealing the attacker to be legendary vampire hunter Simon Belmont from Castlevania II: Simon's Quest. However, by then it was too late for our little friend.

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Simon Belmont Lashes Out!

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Shortly afterwards, when he was facing off against immortal vampire Dracula Vlad Tepes, the lord of the undead unleashed a fiery attack and Simon was about to get it, another valiant warrior arriving straight out of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night steps in. Richter Belmont is the second recruit from Castlevania series, carrying the same legacy of his ancestor. Both has been in vampire hunting business and now has crossed over to take part in the biggest brawl fest of history.

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Richter Belmont Crosses Over!

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Simon mostly relies on his iconic whip aside from his signature axe, cross, holy water and good-old fist. Although his weapon is slow when it comes to use it in a fight and leaves him vulnerable for attack, it does have an extended range than any other weapon from any character. His earlier design has been polished and has gone through a little makeover. Except from animation, looks and voice, Simon and Ritcher has identical move sets, making the latter as an echo fighter of the former.

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Chrom Joins The Battle!

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Roy from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade previously got enlisted into SSBU and now Chrom from Fire Emblem Awakening joins the list due to fan-request. Even though his moves are based on Roy, he has some unique moves to be considered as a non-Echo. Sci-fi action game series Metroid has been privileged by having two of their prominent figures; bounty hunter Samus and extraterrestrial dragon Ridley. Now, Dark Samus from Metroid Prime enters the fray as an echo fighter of her counterpart.

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King K. Rool Comes Aboard!

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The second introduction clip reveals a villainous figure from Donkey Kong Country, King K. Rool stomping over, menacing his long-time enemies Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. This alligator-like Kremling king loves bananas as much as his foes do and his attitude says the same. To be honest, he appears to be more funny than scary on any level and throwing of his crown to opponents are a clear example of that. His polished design lets him fit perfectly along with other combatants now.

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These new fighters are bringing along new stages themed on their own image from respective franchises. In terms of answering whether or not Echo Fighters are getting their own slots, it actually depends on your likings. Current addition of brawlers makes it clear that Nintendo and Sakurai has been listening to fan pledges for months and hopefully, some more fan-favorites will pop out for this Nintendo Switch-exclusive.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Character G and Sagat

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition includes G and Sagat, final two characters from Season 3 into roster from August 6.

Currently in its Season 3 of content, two new fighters have joined the roster of popular fighting game Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition by developer/publisher Capcom. With their distinctive feature of move sets and unique back-stories, these two fighter sure going to add some tension to the already participating world warriors. Producer Yoshinori Ono of the game introduces G, one of the mysterious characters of the series and Sagat, self-proclaimed "God of Muay Thai", during EVO 2018.

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Character G and Sagat

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Check out the new gameplay trailer of a brand-new, mysterious character of SFV, who simply goes by the name, G.




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G thinks himself as the “President of the World” and his goal is to unite entire populace of Earth in his name. Even though his agenda sounds nonsense, he does posses a fiery move set that is derived from Earth itself, which is why he calls himself the President. Players get to unlock new combos and his special moves get stronger as his level increases. One of the biggest perk he enjoys is to charge up in the middle of a fight and his Presidentiality can lessen if he is knocked down in combat.

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G, Man of Mystery

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Now take a look at the gameplay trailer of Sagat entering SFV roster in his majestic glory and an all-new avatar of unmatched fury.




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Sagat was the unplayable final boss of original Street Fighter game and a longtime rival of Ryu for receiving a trademark scar from him. Aside from that, the arrival of Sagat demands your attention and respect as you are only one deadly Tiger move away from getting decimated. In his quest of becoming world's strongest fighter, he brings back his signature move sets like Tiger Knee Crush, Tiger Shot and Tiger Uppercut to usher ferocity of his power crushing all opponents out there.

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Sagat, The Solitary King

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Scheduled to appear from August 6, a new stage based on Sagat’s stage from Street Fighter 2, King’s Court comes along with the character as well on PC and PlayStation 4. Both G and Sagat are available to purchase for $5.99 or using in-game "Fight Money" worth 100,000. They also come with Street Fighter V’s Season 3 character pass, which will cost you $29.99 only and purchasing it will unlock Cody, Blanka, Falke and Sakura. Acquiring these two new fighter with real world currency get you their very own Battle Costumes.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

For Honor Season VII: Storm and Fury Release Date

For Honor to get new map, Hero reworks and updated Ranking System in Season VII: Storm and Fury next week.

Medieval action fighting game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft is entering Season VII: Storm and Fury next week. It involves the addition of a new map, some hero reworks and ranking system update. There will also be a special event that has yet to announce a date for. We still haven't seen a brand-new trailer drop featuring Season VII from the developers yet we know that it is going to kick-start on August 2 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One through a free update.

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For Honor Season VII Coming Next Week

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Two heroes that receive revised move sets in Storm and Fury are Warden and Valkyrie. It has a lot to do with their attack and speed to make them more efficient and flexible, so the roster stays balanced. If they are your mains, then you should definitely watch out for those tweaks as well as newly revamped progression and ranking systems. To get used with a hero you have trouble controlling, an expanded training mode is there to improve your skills and learning curve.

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Secluded Keep is a new watery map available in multiplayer modes like Brawl, Duel, Elimination, Skirmish and Tribute. While Storm and Fury was a major amendment, bigger changes are headed towards the title on October 16. Marching Fire update will then introduce a new faction called Wu Lin, which is a Chinese-influenced one. Plus, a 4v4 mode Breach will debut to engage players on fortress siege madness. So, the aggressive spirit of front line will intensify and start throwing new challenges at you.

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Storm and Fury New Map Secluded Keep

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Historical fighting game For Honor has just stepped into the second year and dedicated servers are getting improvements to provide better experience to fans. To let people balance out to recent changes, Ubisoft will offer a Hero Trial offer from August 2nd to August 9th. Also, don't miss out the game on Xbox Live Gold for free from August 16 to September 15 on Xbox One, along with Dead Space 3, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two and Forza Horizon 2 if you happen to have a subscription.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Classic Goku and Vegeta Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

Long after the game's release, Dragon Ball FighterZ is adding base Goku and Vegeta to their roster of playable characters.

Already including two different versions of them in Arc System Works and Bandai Namco's acclaimed 2.5D fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, classic version of Goku and Vegeta is finally being added to the roster as playable characters. We also are aware that after winning both critics and audiences over all major platforms, now the game is coming to Nintendo Switch in September 28, 2018 and it was announced by Nintendo during E3 2018 press conference last month.

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Classic Goku and Vegeta Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

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Among the two fan-favorite heroes from Dragon Ball universe, Goku character trailer leaves an impression of lighthearted spirit that reflects his personality.




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Vegeta on the other hand doesn't seem like to be on an easy going mode and totally unleashes his fury on his featured trailer.




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Previously added versions of both Goku and Vegeta were anything but their base characters, which are going to be fixed through a premium downloadable content pass on next month. DBF already has a wonderful rendition of each character from the franchise and it was nice to see designs for these heroes are still faithful to the anime. Vegeta still retains his brown tail wrapped around him like all Saiyans and it's good to see on him because it is later chopped off in the series.

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Base Goku Vs. Base Vegeta

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We are not sure if the main protagonists are bringing some throwback origin stories along with them but Vegeta's early design subtly suggests something like that. However, somewhere along the line it seems a bit weird that two of the main protagonists from original anime series the game is based on are added to its roster through DLC long after launching the title. The DLC pass is currently available for $34.99 only and features six new characters, including Broly, Bardock and two of the above mentioned ones.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta for Nintendo Switch

Local multiplayer features and an open beta test are coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch.

Waiting to make a spectacular debut on Nintendo Switch in September 28, 2018, 2.5D fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ from Arc System Works and Bandai Namco Entertainment is only months away from greatness but have some more announcements to make before that. In August, an open beta test on Switch will start for owner of the handheld console system to have a shot at it in advance. Plus, multiplayer features will only make the experience more exhilarating.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta for Nintendo Switch

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On their official Twitter account, Bandai Namco has announced today for an open beta test coming in next month.



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Initially, the publisher did not disclose much detail on the beta yet, which is why we are unsure of how many fighters will be accessible for brawl and how many different modes will be available to choose from to try out. Previously, open beta for consoles only had 11 playable characters and a few modes and stages to pick from. Whether or not that changes for Switch remains to be seen. However, they did reveal that it will be hosted within Europe, Japan and North America regions.

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Bandai Namco announcement also have mention for new mulitplayer options where there is a six-player Party Match mode for playing offline. 2v2 and 1v1 matches are open for players to take part in. Since the news was focused for upcoming Switch release, we simply don't know if these features will come to other on hand versions of the game at the same time. If you are going to try the game for the first time, then starting from story mode will be a good idea to get accustomed gradually.

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Pre-Order to Unlock Characters

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Also, placing a pre-order for Switch edition comes with a free downloadable copy of another Dragon Ball fighting game titled Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden. This title was released on Super Famicon back in 1993. That is not all and players will have the luxury of getting early access over SSGSS Goku and SSGSS Vegeta in their roster. This acclaimed fighting game is a great fun for dedicated fans as well as outsider audience and promises for a great time with an engaging gameplay system.

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During E3 2018 press conference, it was initially announced by Nintendo that the latest sensation of a fighting game based on Dragon Ball franchise; Dragon Ball FighterZ will be coming to their next gen console Switch this year and just like the versions available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game has a wide roster of fan-favorite characters. Depending on their controller, players can even choose from a single Joy-Con or Pro controller to get really serious in fight.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Release Date

Dragon Ball FighterZ on Switch gets a release date and pre-order gets you a SNES classic title for free.

The leak which let us know that Battle Royale sensation Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch also had mentions of a few other anticipating titles and one of them were Dragon Ball FighterZ. A 2.5D fighting game from Arc System Works and Bandai Namco Entertainment, the game came out worldwide earlier in 2018 and a Switch release was almost inevitable for one of the most successful and praiseworthy game that is based on the massively popular entry from Dragon Ball Universe.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Publisher Bandai Namco has confirmed that the game will be arriving on September 28 for Nintendo Switch after being revealed last week at E3 2018. In case you have somehow missed the Switch announcement of the game from E3, here is the trailer.

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Placing a pre-order for the game on Switch will get you an access to download an exclusive Switch version of Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden. This one is one of the first fighting games from Dragon Ball franchise and many of you probably haven't heard of this title because it was released in 1993 only for France, Japan and Spain. Super Butoden will start with a player roster of eight and features a 1v1 Combat mode, Story mode and Tournament mode. Pre-order bonus also includes a direct access to both Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku and Vegeta for all players.

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Spectacular Anime Fights

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Bandai Namco's critically acclaimed Dragon Ball FighterZ is already available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Upcoming Evo fighting game tournament to be held in July will bring the game at this year’s event as it is one of the most popular among the crowd there. FighterZ may come as a bit complex to some but offers a completely unique experience to anyone who loves some good fighting game action and dedicated Dragon Ball fans.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Mortal Kombat 11 May Be Announced at E3 2018

Before working on fighting game series like Injustice: Gods Among Us and WWE Immortals, NetherRealm Studios came to be known as the house of the legendary Mortal Kombat series. From the '90s era this franchise has been known to all for dreadful violence and a tense gameplay. It has changed and then evolved over time but still remains popular after two decades. Recently, a Tweet from game's director Ed Boon may have teased for Mortal Kombat 11, which probably is on its way.

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Mortal Kombat 11 May Be Announced at E3 2018

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Series creator Ed Boon has found immense success though the first Injustice game and its sequel, Injustice 2 but yet wants people to remember how important it is. Boon occasionally jokes around with his fans over social media every now and then, which also supplies a lot of potential clues for upcoming games and additional contents. Most of the tie his Tweets are not just trolling and besides, since there is a hint of a tease, he probably isn't kidding and might really drop something.

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Lately, when a random Twitter user was pointing out that it would really be cool if their studio introduces a fourth DLC pack of fighting characters for their critically acclaimed game Injustice 2. Though he didn't shut him down on the possibility of that ever happening but decided to counter asking him "You know what ELSE would be kool....?" If you know that his history of fondness for using the letter "K" instead of "C", then you will notice that it surely is a tease for Mortal Kombat!



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Also, it all makes sense because from 2013, NetherRealm Studios has been releasing Mortal Kombat titles and Injustice series one after another. Since DC Universe fighting game Injustice 2 came out almost a year ago, an E3 2018 reveal won't really be that surprising at all. Maybe will all these recent leaks from Walmart for upcoming games are what inspired Boon to be a bit playful about their upcoming project. The good news is, we will not have to wait much longer to find out the truth as E3 is almost upon us.

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The last game from the franchise was 2015's Mortal Kombat X, which was released on Android, iOS, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So, it is safe to assume that the alleged new installment will also be compatible with these platforms as well. For years, the studio has been developing all these incredible fighting games, which keeps us well entertained and always wanting some more. Let's just wait and see what Ed Boon and his teams are working so hard on these days!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The King of Fighters XIV DLC Character Blue Mary

The latest installment in The King of Fighters fighting game series, The King of Fighters XIV came out in 2016. By now, we all know that Ver. 3.00 update is headed to KOF XIV very soon and we all are excited for four new DLC characters coming along with it. Three of them were already revealed previously and now we are here to announce the final DLC character and it's Blue Mary! Her addition to the game is due to many requests for her character by fans.

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The King of Fighters XIV DLC Character Blue Mary

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We have a short clip here to showcase this Fatal Fury veteran in action with several of her unique techniques on KOF XIV.




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For those of you who don't know, she made her debut in Fatal Fury 3 before she made her way into KOF series. Upon entering the tournament of KOF '97 in a team with Billy Kane and Ryuji Yamazaki, she quickly became very popular to fans. Her Japanese fan base actually voted for "Blue" Mary Ryan through gaming magazines to be picked for her entry in The King of Fighters '97. Billy and Yamazaki were also picked with her and you can re-create the original team of these three once again in KOF XIV.

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Blue Mary in The King of Fighters XIV

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Blue Mary is one of the characters of the series with a very unique move-set as her fighting style is based on Sambo, a Soviet martial art form. Most of her attacks are grapple moves and that thing didn't change for till date according to the trailer. Back in the day, designers had a tough time to animate her moves but it was a fun experience in the end and everything worked out pretty fine. KOF XIV used a new graphic engine to render those moves in real-time 3D.

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The King of Fighters XIV Ver 3.00 DLC Fighters

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As soon as Ver. 3.00 update is going live on April 12, 2018 for PC and PlayStation 4, Blue Mary will be playable in The King of Fighters XIV along with three other characters Heidern, Najd and Oswald from KOF series. With the release of this DLC, player roster of the game will expand to a total of 58 fighters! Aside from four fan-favorite characters, this update offers character balance adjustments.