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

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Dragon Ball FighterZ First DLC Characters Revealed

Arc System Works and Bandai Namco’s fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ has been ruling all the platforms with the near perfect Dragon Ball universe of arena fighting that gives you the opportunity to be your favorite characters from the anime or manga and beat other contenders from the same series. Bandai Namco has recently revealed two new upcoming DLC characters for the game to join their current roster of 24 players.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ First DLC Characters Revealed

Courtesy of Japanese magazine V-Jump, we know now that Bardock and Broly are the newest members to be added into the mix of Dragon Ball FighterZ through the game's first DLC. Players are to make their own team for a classic three-on-three fighting system and can choose from Goku, Gohan, Piccolo and Vegeta of the Dragon Ball Z saga. Beerus, Goku, Goku Black, Hit, Blue Vegeta and Super Saiyan from Dragon Ball Super make their appearances too.

RELATED: Dragon Ball FighterZ for Xbox One X

These adding of characters from various series of the Dragon Ball universe and the recent addition of Broly actually in FighterZ Pass DLC pack suggests that Namco is very open minded about including characters from movies. Costing you only $34.99, the pack reportedly contains a total of eight players and only two are revealed so far while the others are still to be announced.

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V-Jump Magazine Confirms Broly And Bardock

Bardock is Goku’s father who died fighting Frieza and his character appeared in many in flashbacks of Dragon Ball Z. In Dragon Ball FighterZ, he has a Super Special Attack called “Revenger Assault” and it transforms him to a Super Saiyan even though it is completely non-canon. Broly on the other hand is an accomplished villain who starred in three of the Dragon Ball films. His powerful energy based attack “Gigantic Meteor” is more than capable to demolish his arch-enemy Goku.

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Already assembled a roster of two dozen hero and villain characters, this 2.5D fighting game uses similar tag-team mechanism previously introduced on the games from Marvel Vs. Capcom series. Based on the player matchup for your team formation, you will be able to re-create iconic moment from the franchise as well as character-wise dialogue like many other popular games of the genre.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Erik Killmonger Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

As the whole world is eagerly waiting for the premiere of the live-action Black Panther movie that debutes King T’Challa of Wakanda starring actor Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War, Gods of Egypt) in the titular lead role, let's not forget about the film's primary antagonist Erik Killmonger, portrayed by Michael B. Jordan (Creed, The Wire). He finally steps into Marvel: Contest of Champions to claim his rightful place.

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Erik Killmonger Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

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For long, Erik Killmonger has been an arch-nemesis for one of Marvel's most prominent black superhero, Black Panther. Their rivalry eventually found its way to the silver screen with the release of the movie and his arrival to the Marvel Cinematic Universe calls for a celebration. So, developer Kabam's lead character artist Gene Campbell and game designer Piero Herrera were all game for that.

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While Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan's character goes into clash into theaters, Erik Killmonger follows his arch-enemy from the lands of Wakanda to The Collector's cosmic Battlerealm of Champions. Just like the studio has paid keen attention to details for the character and its design, Contest of Champions developers also put the same level of effort in the game to do justice to Killmonger for bringing him into the arena.




The greatest Champions the universe could offer, The Collector has amassed them all and Erik Killmonger is one of his newest collections. He brings the best defensive abilities on the table if you play offense with him. He receives Indestructible Charges when a Special 2 Attack is activated and it lets him resist a Special 3 Attack from his adversary without breaking a sweat or taking damage.

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Erik Killmonger Joins The Contest

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His character can shrug off enemy attacks during a block using his Counterpunch Charges and begin performing his very own combo. This attack tactics is very effective against Stun Immune opponents of Battlerealm. Erik Killmonger is most effective on a fight with the company of Black Panther (Civil War), The Void and Winter Soldier. These combinations will grant you Regeneration and help you get True Strike pretty easily, the latter of which is quite helpful against Champions like Spider-Man.

RELATED: Hela Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

A fighting game available to play on Android and iOS devices from Kabam, Marvel: Contest of Champions is free-to-play for all. We have high hopes for Marvel StudiosBlack Panther that is releasing worldwide this weekend and it provided a wonderful opportunity for the developers to bring new cinematic incursions of the popular Marvel character.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The King of Fighters 2002 Free on GOG

From the arcade days, fighting game genre has always been redefined with each new release of The King of Fighters series. The series has a tradition of revolving around great sagas as the tournament is arranged every year. The only exception from the chain is The King of Fighters '98 and The King of Fighters 2002, which is basically a "dream match" with the ensemble characters from the previous installments of the series. Good news for the fan is that The King of Fighters 2002 is free on GOG.com now.

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The King of Fighters 2002 Free on GOG

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Popular digital distribution platform GOG is widely known for giving discounts on game purchase and sometime they are generous enough to giveaway free games. On that note, GOG is offering a limited-time free download of the game and the offer remains till 9 AM ET, 15 February. This is a fine opportunity for The King of Fighters series enthusiasts to jump into action without paying any bucks upfront.

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Classic Three-on-Three Fighting System

However, this quick grab Valentine’s Day/Chinese New Year gift to claim within less than 48 hours is the PC version of the game and it has a few setbacks according to the user reviews. Apparently, the control system for the game is locked and by that we mean, not only you cannot map your keys but controllers are not supported too. There are also issues with the game regarding limited display options, which is really a bummer.

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The King of Fighters 2002 Screenshot

RELATED: The King of Fighters '98 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

After a few release with the 4-on-4 "Striker Match" format, The King of Fighters 2002 brought the classic three-on-three fighting system back again by ditching that formula. The game was dropped on arcade systems back in 2002 from Eolith and Playmore as the ninth title of the series. Considering all the issues people are complaining about, you can go and grab the new SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy instead.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Dragon Ball FighterZ for Xbox One X

The series of games enhanced for Xbox One X are the ones that offer the best visual experience on the most powerful console of the planet right now. The game that has been chosen recently to get this treatment is the fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, from Arc System Works and Bandai Namco Entertainment. The legend of Dragon Ball universe itself a legend worldwide and now that it is getting prepped for Xbox One X, it sure is going to reach a new level of greatness.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ for Xbox One X

The game is already on a 2.5D display, which is nearly 3D but all the characters of the series look like some sick animated piece picked up straight from the TV show. Dragon Ball FighterZ is now getting rendered in native 4K and developers are making sure that as the game progresses, it keeps the frame-rate stable at all times. That means those drawings will load smoothly even on 1080p screen display.

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If you think that these image augmentations may interrupt the gameplay anyhow as it has to maintain a steady frame-rate, then you are wrong. Instead, this constant frame-rate flow will let you execute your next counter or the perfect combos on your opponent at the right time. So, the gameplay experience is obviously having some impact but they are all positives. Don't they? Other than that, the improved graphics increases your satisfaction of a battle even more.

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Because Dragon Ball FighterZ is uses cell-shading rendering, the development team supersampled the 4K resolution and high-quality anti-aliasing aspects of the game. In higher resolution, the fight still needs to look good and that needs extra care for the enhancement process. The dynamic resolution on Xbox One X was such a help to maintain the balance of both graphical polished look and that acute frame-rate.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Xbox One X Enhanced

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Since they eventually managed to keep pace with the graphics and frame ratio for the gameplay, the game will definitely make you feel as a part of original anime. Created using the Unreal Engine, Dragon Ball FighterZ is the first game from the series which will be using the 4K native resolution for any console platform.

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Making debut on Xbox One X console these days means to get ahead in the race as Microsoft believes that it is going to change the future of gaming. The he supersampling feature the dev team has worked on for Dragon Ball FighterZ is truly amazing and hopefully, it will help more games to achieve visual supremacy needed to step into the enhanced world of Xbox One X.

Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer Features Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Just as the prequel Injustice: Gods Among Us took the gaming world by storm, developer NetherRealm Studios presents fighting game Injustice 2 repeated the history and created a new one. Back in November 2017, NetherRealm made announcement of introducing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the world of DC's most popular duel of heroes on February 2018 and that time is finally here.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Invades Injustice 2

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From across the Multiverse, our beloved heroes in half-shell have finally made their way to Injustice 2 and they have just debuted in a gameplay trailer today. Watch them boys at work with their bo-staff, nunchakus, sai and sword.




Seeing Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo going up against the biggest and baddest there is from the DC Universe is truly a spectacle of a lifetime. However, bringing the fan favorite mutant heroes from another franchise makes a lot of eyebrows raise but this is not the first time Warner Bros. have done that. Previously, paranormal investigator and a demon from Hell, Hellboy of Dark Horse Comics along with Mortal Kombat's Raiden joined the Injustice 2 roster.

RELATED: Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer Features Hellboy

Well, the Ninja Turtle brothers fight the warlord from Dimension X and their arch-nemesis Krang on a regular basis and he is from out of the world. So, obviously there is quite a lot of inter-dimensional travelling they do very often. One such trip has gone sore and they have ended up in a world not any less-crazier than theirs. Besides, DC Universe has their fair share of twisted plots regarding the Multiverse and that makes the explanation pretty legit.

RELATED: Justice League Movie Skins For Injustice 2

Oh and in case, anyone was wondering, Ed Boon from NetherRealm Studios has posted on Twitter how to get your Ninja Turtles from the character selection screen of the game.



RELATED: Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer Features Enchantress

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will join the fight this month and the date will actually depend on the players. Those who own the Ultimate Edition of Injustice 2 can get their hands of them from February 13. Otherwise, you can also buy the Ultimate Pack or Fighter Pack 3 for access to the characters on that same day. Rest of the players worldwide will have their turn from February 20 onwards and the stand-alone DLC purchase will cost them only $9.99.

RELATED: Injustice 2 Gameplay Trailer Features Darkseid

Injustice 2 is a fighting video game based on the properties of DC Comics, which was released by NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to begin with. A version of the game is also available to play on Android and iOS devices as well. We are still hoping that they feature a few popular characters from Watchmen franchise of DC Comics to the game someday.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Gladiator Hulk Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

The Collector did an impressive job of bringing the biggest and baddest of contenders from across the universe and more are still joining. When Marvel Studios presents Thor: Ragnarok hit the theatres; it gave us two new Champions on Battlerealm. One of them was Chris Hemsworth's version of Thor portrayed in the film and another being Cate Blanchett's Hela. Now, the arena of Champions is going to see a new contender, who lives to destroy his opponents.

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Gladiator Hulk Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

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We already know that the green goliath is notorious for his untamed savage rage and all he lacked all this time was an arena full of audience to exhibit his showmanship. On Earth, he has crushed many with his unstoppable raw strength and The Contest offers him a wide array of Champions to smash from. On the land of Sakaar, he totally changed his outlook by wearing gladiatorial armor and wielding weapons to the battle.




Though The Collector's Battlerealm already have a jade giant rampaging around, the one that is inspired from the film is very different and unique in his own “Gladiator” glory. He is more ruthless towards his adversaries and he demands for cheer from the crowd as he smashes the Champions. This green one is not jolly at all. He is mean in a fight and doesn't shy away from brutally using his arena weapons in battle.

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Gladiator Hulk Base Stats & Abilities

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The new Gladiator Hulk’s ability kit is all about smashing. His Special 1 sends out shockwaves to his opponent as he throws his hammer down. He attacks using both weapons in Special 2 and Special 3 comes with his axe throwing to the enemy before a leaping SMASH! He is great to pair with Black Widow, Hela, Loki and Gladiator Thor as this will increase the special attacks of his associates and give him exclusive bonuses.

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The Grandmaster's Champion

RELATED: Hela Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

Released back in 2014 as a free-to-play fighting game for Android and iOS mobile devices, Marvel: Contest of Champions is developed and published by Kabam. Since the very beginning, the game has been adding many new and popular characters from Marvel Comics to the Battlerealm for an epic showdown. The movie versions of the characters are just to celebrate the release of the characters on big-screen and we hope Gladiator Hulk will surely be popular in the game.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The King of Fighters '97 Global Match Announced

Long ago, in the days of arcade games, the only fighting game that gave Street Fighter a run for their money is The King of Fighters series from SNK. The titles released in the 90's are some of the best of the entire series and one such is The King of Fighters '97. Recently in Akihabara, Tokyo, SNK has announced that they are bringing back the game as their newest Neo Geo port titled "The King of Fighters ’97 Global Match" during the ongoing EVO Japan 2018 tournament.

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The King of Fighters '97 Global Match Announced

This installment will feature online support so that players can compete with others through multiplayer matchmaking and that is the reason why SNK has branded it by naming "Global Match" after 20 years of its original release. Approximately, spring 2018 will see the release of the port in Japan. However, SNK made no official statement of whether or not they are going to make it available on the western regions.

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Not only has the version allowed you to access the regular 29 players including the single entry of Iori Yagami and Shingo Yabuki, you can also pick up hidden characters like Orochi Iori or Orochi Leona to unleash your fury. KOF '97 Global Match also brings back the Advanced and Extra Mode to amp up your characters' potential in a fight depending on their likeness. Though, there won't be any graphical enhancement or extra content to expect, support for trophies will be included in it.

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For those who are not familiar with The King of Fighters series or haven't played this one yet, The King of Fighters '97 is the fourth installment of the long-running franchise. It also saw an end to "The Orochi Saga" which started with The King of Fighters '94. Currently, fans of SNK fighting games all over the world are busy with The King of Fighters XIV and SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, which are also in the spotlight of EVO Japan.

Before being made available on PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita through The King of Fighters '97 Global Match, KOF '97 already made its debut on Android, iOS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PSP platforms. Since many other Neo Geo classics are making way to the modern day consoles, it was only a matter of time that The King of Fighters '97 made it to the list too.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The King of Fighters '98 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

There was a time when Neo Geo games used to dominate the arcade games single handedly with their The King of Fighters and Fatal Fury series. They do deserve credit for the evolution of these modern days fighting games, which they helped to advance. In the year 2017, Neo Geo has ported many of their games to consoles and has been keeping busy with King of Fighters XIV and their new heroine based spin-off game SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy.

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The King of Fighters '98 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Courtesy of HAMSTER, the most praised installment of the KoF series, The King of Fighters '98 is just dropped on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as "ACA Neo Geo The King of Fighters '98", almost after two decades of its original release.




Started from King of Fighters '94, "The Orochi Saga" finally came to an end with King of Fighters '97 and then there was a break in the middle with KoF '98. Before the NESTS saga could begin, the title was released as a "Dream Match" that features almost every fighter that had been introduced till that point, regardless they are dead or alive in the story at that point. SNK even took the liberty of including the returning boss character Rugal Bernstein, who died back in KoF '95.

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You will be glad to know that this port is directly the arcade version of The King of Fighters '98 which you have been so used to play for a long time back then and you can see exactly that on the clip above. It's not some silly attempt of remix or a revamp and most definitely, not a rearranged version of KoF '98: Ultimate Match. Since the game is now on consoles, you can always tweak the difficulty settings and other options as you see fit for your taste.

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ACA Neo Geo The King of Fighters '98 Screenshot

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The King of Fighters '98 already made its debut on PC and Nintendo Switch and now it is made available for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So, every fighting game fans and devoted generation of KOF players should get their joysticks ready for stepping into the slugfest of fighters.