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

Friday, October 12, 2018

Injustice 2 Scrapped Character Concept Art Revealed

New unused character designs of John Constantine, Krypto the Superdog and Penguin for the game revealed by Injustice 2 concept artist.

Following their immense success with 2013's fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us, NetherRealm Studios came up with a sequel, Injustice 2 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017, that even surpassed its predecessor in many aspects.

The game has a roster full of iconic DC Comics characters as playable fighters as well as other heroes like Hellboy from Dark Horse Comics and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from IDW Publishing. Recently, a number of unused concept arts have revealed a few characters that didn't make it to the final roster.

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Injustice 2 Scrapped Character Concept Art Revealed

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Shared on ArtStation by senior concept artist Justin Murray, these min-blowing artworks of the characters from Injustice comic books has Batman's protege Bluebird, Detective ChimpEtrigan the DemonJohn Constantine, Krypto the Superdog and Penguin.

During the story arc in comics, they have either sided with The Regime and The Insurgency or chose their own way but there was no apparent reason for excluding them from the game. However, we didn't wait for any official statement and have our own theory on it.

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Injustice 2 Bluebird Concept Art

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Injustice 2 Detective Chimp Concept Art

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For one, neither Detective Chimp nor Penguin is a competitive fighter who can give other playable characters a tough time. Even occult detective John Constantine is no physical combatant despite him being a highly skilled sorcerer.

Young vigilante hero Bluebird on the other hand could've made it but considering other better-known costumed fighters like Batgirl and Zatanna didn't made it to the sequel, this electrical engineer from Batman comics introduced during the run of Scott Snyder (All-Star Batman – My Own Worst Enemy, Batman – Court of the Owls) had slim chances.

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Injustice 2 Etrigan the Demon Concept Art

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Injustice 2 John Constantine Concept Art

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Another plausible reason for these characters not to show up in Injustice 2 maybe because many of them ended up dying in the Injustice: Gods Among Us comic-book series, thus their presence in the game could have been tricky for the storyline to connect.

Etrigan The Demon lost his connection to mortal realm when Jason Blood, his human host was killed in a battle against The Regime. Although John Constantine didn't die after his rebellion of magic community took a stand opposing Superman, he simply left the conflict.

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Injustice 2 Krypto the Superdog Concept Art

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Injustice 2 Penguin Concept Art

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The original publisher for the Mortal Kombat series, NetherRealm Studios may strongly consider another sequel to the Injustice franchise and these characters can even show up in that game if they are somehow brought back to the tie-in comic-books.

According to some recent rumor flying around, the studio is already working on a new project and it can either be a new installment for Mortal Kombat or Injustice 3, which we can only tell for sure once we get some more evidence on hand.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

For Honor Marching Fire Update Details

New Marching Fire update brings graphical revamp, Breach mode and brand-new Heroes to For Honor next week.

Action fighting game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft has just crossed the mark of 15 million players recently. In August, the game was available on the listed free games for Xbox Live Gold and then the Starter Edition was offered for free on Steam.

On October 16, this third-person multiplayer title is releasing Marching Fire free update for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which will bring bigger changes like design improvements and visual remaster while the expansion will add new content.

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For Honor Marching Fire Update Details

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Before you fire up the warrior spirit within you for the Marching Fire, let's take a look at the details of this upcoming expansion and update.




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The developer team actually planned to remaster the game earlier before the release and it was never meant to be taken as new maps. Players should look at these maps as the ones they have already played but it should give a better feeling after the visual upgrade.

For example, when in Valkenheim map, it should feel cold around as well as look like it and it is carried out with a sense of temperature. The land of Ashfeld on the other hand should convey warmth to seem more realistic in details of visual aspects.

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Rooftops or the ground of Temple Garden is now covered in more snow and it will feel like a cold winter there. Particular pieces of every texture are improved with more precision and source of lighting allows you to notice these all too clear.

Even when battling in dark areas, there will be some light coming from windows or vantage points and makes your surroundings less flat than usual. This is an overhaul that updates all in-game multiplayer maps as well content from story mode.

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Original and Remastered Temple Garden

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All players who have already joined the medieval fighting game can access to the graphical upgrade and the newly introduced 4v4 Breach mode to play attack and defense tactics. This gives you the vibe of either defending your own fortress or raiding one.

The expansion of Marching Fire adds 4 new heroes of a Chinese-influenced new faction, Wu Lin and a new Arcade mode on October 16 for the price of $29.99 only. Everyone else can unlock these new heroes later on from October 30 in exchange for 15,000 Steel each.

Monday, September 10, 2018

New Samurai Shodown Game Revealed

SNK is releasing a brand new title from their fighting game series Samurai Shodown in 2019 for PlayStation 4.

After a rumor of SNK to reveal their next game for some time over social media, we know now that it is going to be a new installment of Samurai Shodown, currently revealed as Samurai Spirits.

Therefore, we should note that this sword fighting game franchise actually used to call by the same name in Japan when it originally released back in 1993. Obviously this is a total revamp of the fan-favorite series after a decade and at this time; they are planning to release the title in 2019.

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New Samurai Shodown Game Revealed

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A brand-new teaser trailer came along to herald the return of an iconic arcade fighting classic in an all-new avatar.




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Opening of the teaser clip suggests that Samurai Shodown is still attached to its roots of 18th-century feudal Japan and Samurai Spirits is set in the year 1787, which means the premise of the game takes place following the events of Samurai Shodown V Special.

Then the narration is suddenly interrupted by legendary series protagonist and skilled swordsman Haohmaru as he slashes though the screen first and then unsheathes his katana on his opponents, taking them all down one by one.

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That insane rush of blood squirting from your opponents with each blow of your samurai warrior and each character sprites are now rendered into more realistic graphics using the powerful Unreal Engine.

The latest fighting game to employ the same engine is Dragon Ball FighterZ and we cannot complain about the outcome. Aside from Haohmaru, characters like Charlotte, Galford, Genjuro Kibagami, Kyoshiro Senryo, Hanzo Hattori, Nakoruru and Ukyo Tachibana are also confirmed.

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Terrific Gameplay Visuals

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We don't have enough details on hand about the game yet but we do know that it is initially headed towards PlayStation 4. While we are not sure about a PC release, announcement for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One version may come out later.

The last game from the series was Samurai Shodown: Sen from 2008 and the non-canonical release Samurai Shodown Anthology in 2009. The idea of bringing back one of their classics after the launch of SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy will definitely make the fans happy.

Friday, September 7, 2018

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Out Now

Select your favorite female fighters from SNK's popular fighting games and battle it out in SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy.

Back in the 90's, the company SNK has ruled over the arcades with Fatal Fury, King of Fighters and Samurai Shodown series while reinventing the fighting game genre to a new level by pitting players into 3v3 tag-team battles.

Later, they became more inventive and introduced a 4x4 battle system with one player to provide assist. One of their latest release, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy gathering SNK's top female fighters is currently out on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy Out Now

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This one is a simple party fighting game and whether you are a fan of the type of games or non-fighting game fan, you can enjoy it regardless. Players can pick from SNK’s fan-favorite female fighters roster like Athena, Kula, Leona Heidern, Mai Shiranui, Shermie or many others and their appearance is also customizable as you see fit.

As the tag-team mechanics is now limited for 2v2 fights, combos and special attacks are made easy to perform with "one-button specials" to your opponent.

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SNK’s Top-Tier Ladies

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Tag your mates online from over the world or join in from a local multiplayer. Over seven different stages, the fights will take place where you can even choose to play alone if you want. Accessories, costumes and props like face paint or glasses are available to personalize the look of your favorite female fighters.

Thief Arthur from Square Enix's brand-new fighting game Million Arthur: Arcana Blood will join the party as special guest character from September 13.

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Easy Combos and Special Attacks

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The single player mode of the game features a story of its own. Shortly after the events of The King of Fighters XIV, some of the female participant fighters fell unconscious and discovers themselves inside a mansion alongside a female version of Terry Bogard.

Now they try to fight their way out of this place. Played with one attacker and one support in each side, the game uses a unique KO mechanics, where you have to use a Dream Finish move to knock your challenger down.

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Win and Earn Points

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The light-hearted tone of SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy sets it apart from other fighting games from SNK and that's the reason everyone can take part in few rounds for some fun-filled friendly competition.

The title simply follows the norms set by regular crossover fighting game that earns you points for each victory and customize these amazing heroines from KOF series. As spiritual successor to SNK Gals' Fighters, the game stands out to please veteran fans and newcomers alike.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

For Honor Free on Steam Now

Combat-focused action game For Honor: Starter Edition is free to download on Steam until August 27.

Last month, medieval fighting game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft entered its seventh season, Storm and Fury while also being added to Xbox Live Gold list of free games for the month of August.

This month, we have more interesting news for players on PC who wanted to try out this third-person multiplayer title previously, because they can now grab and own a copy of the Starter Edition on Valve's digital distribution platform, Steam before August 27.

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For Honor Free on Steam Now

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Within the first 24 hour of this announcement, there has been a spike of interest raised among gamers and where Ubisoft had trouble having a steady number of concurrent players engaged to the game, they are currently facing an overwhelming surge of them.

According to a report from Steam Charts, the number that reached the peak was a whooping 216,499 and it was the highest number of audience interest the title saw on the platform after it was released back in February 2017.

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Whereas the Starter Edition is usually charged only $15, anyone can grab the title and add to their library forever, for free. This version comes with three of the original heroes Kensei, Raider and Warden unlocked from factions of Samurai, Viking and Knights.

These playable heroes are also customizable with emotes and other options. Remaining three heroes of your fraction will be available for playing but not for customization. Unlocking the rest will require in-game currency.

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Steam Charts For Honor Player Count

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Since this is not a limited time Free Weekend and a permanently free offer, For Honor Starter Edition is a great offer if you have enough time to invest for this online melee brawler. That way, you will be able to earn more currency to eventually unlock other characters of the game.

Originally launched for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game will introduce Marching Fire update on October 16, which will debut new 4v4 mode and a Chinese-themed faction called Wu Lin to draw more players.

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.