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

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.

Monday, April 2, 2018

The King of Fighters '97 Global Match Out Now

One of the most prominent entries into fighting game series The King of Fighters from SNK, The King of Fighters '97 was announced to be ported in 2018. This was a very exciting moment for the old-school KOF fans who now have moved to various other titles on modern day gaming platforms but still misses those nostalgic arcade moments spent playing those games over and over again. Their wait is finally over as The King of Fighters '97 Global Match is here now.

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The King of Fighters '97 Global Match Out Now

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King of Fighters '97 adds some more excitement by entering the ring after more than two decades of its initial release. Because, this is not just port of the original game but it has improvements like online multiplayer feature added to it, which justifies the title "Global Match". You can also enjoy single player matches while waiting for the ongoing matchmaking process. Fighting games are made to participate with other players to test your skills and KOF '97 Global Match just made it more competitive than ever.

Initially we neither had an official release date or even a high-resolution picture during the announcement but now we are offered to take a look at the teaser trailer for King of Fighters '97 Global Match right here.




The world of SNK fighting game fans were already pretty hyped this year with King of Fighters XIV and SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy. Now, the title is just not a typical port trying to make its way to next gen consoles. Aside from newly introduced online multiplayer mode to KOF '97, there is a special Gallery Mode with concept arts and animations that is waiting to be unlocked. You are allowed to use soundtracks from the game as background music and customize in-game menus as you like.

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The King of Fighters '97 Poster

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KOF '97 had a great significance for entire franchise as it saw the conclusion of "The Orochi Saga", which begins from King of Fighters '94 and paved way for future plotlines. It also saw introduction of characters Billy Kane, Blue Mary and Ryuji Yamazaki from another of SNK's fighting game series Fatal Fury. These three were actually draft picked as a result of a fan-voting on Japanese gaming magazines Famitsu, Gamest and Neo Geo Freak. Whereas Billy Kane already appeared on KOF '95, Mary and Yamazaki made their debut in this installment.

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A Mainstream Appeal

The inclusion of Iori Yagami and Shingo Yabuki as single entry character in the middle of various fighters team was also an attraction for fans. Transformations of Iori Yagami and Leona Heidern into Orochi Iori and Orochi Leona were another superb aspect of the game that perfectly meshed with the actual plot of KOF '97. If they would have decided to just add those two personas as two different characters to pick from, things wouldn't have probably worked out like it did with their original plan.

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Back then, KOF series were generating less revenue for SNK on arcade systems than Fatal Fury and other fighting games. It was because of the 3V3 fighting system that increased the match duration but since that was the core game mechanics, they couldn't touch it. So, developers for the title did only little tweak to The King of Fighters '97 by removing little features that actually speed up things a bit. In term of gameplay, Advanced and Extra Modes were also added to the game to choose from.

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Advanced and Extra Mode Features

KOF '97 received a huge tonal shift in term of gameplay that separates it from previous KOF entries. The King of Fighters '97 Global Match is co-developed by Code Mystics, the same studio who worked on Samurai Shodown V. The title is charged on $14.99 and available for cross-buy as well as cross play on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

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The King of Fighters '97 has been ported on Android, iOS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PSP platforms. Now, it has made debut on PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita as The King of Fighters '97 Global Match. With SNK becoming more concern with their early arcade titles, so many have made it to consoles already and KOF '97 is the latest addition to that list. We are looking forward to see The King of Fighters '98 has the same treatment for the sake of fan-service.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Release Date

It's been 30 years that Capcom's most celebrated fighting game series Street Fighter is entertaining us with one title after another. During 2017's Capcom Cup, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection was officially announced as an anthology of 12 fan-favorite games but what we had for a release date was May 2018 and no specific day until now. Yes, we now know that the game will be released on May 29, 2018 and every fans waiting for the title are as thrilled as us.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Release Date

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Below is a recently released short clip from Capcom announcing the release date and some few other great things about Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for you to check out.




Needless to mention that players are way too excited for the game because it packs years of nostalgia in one set that allows you to enjoy all those retro era games from the Street Fighter series on modern day gaming platforms. Some of the most essential titles like the Street Fighter Alpha Series and Street Fighter Turbo Series have made it to the anthology. You do not need to unlock any of these games and they all are available to play from the start.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Titles

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Among these greatest releases, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is up for online multiplayer. Another aspect that is common for these four titles are that they all are final installments of their cycle. The rules for the multiplayer is that, four players will go online and two of them will engage in a match while the other watching and wait for their turn.

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This all feels like a re-creation of the arcade feel, where you are faced by challengers during a fight with the AI. The only difference is, it's all online now. Whenever you are done with your opponent, you get back to face the CPU controlled characters. You can turn this on and off at your will to complete the whole game without someone interrupting you with a challenge in the middle of an ongoing fight. However, this is probably the closest they will be able to give us that nostalgic arcade vibe.

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Concept Art Museum

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It will be near-impossible to find a fan of the Street Fighter series that haven't played Street Fighter II, the game which redefined fighting game genre forever. The in-game Museum of this anthology pack let's you discover a lot than you already know about the game through documents, concept art and sprites. Any game of the Street Fighter Alpha series or Street Fighter III features the gameplay evolution of the franchise for you. Also, all the above mentioned sections are unlocked from the very beginning to save you from trouble.

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Street Fighter Gameplay Evolution

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Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is the latest addition to this collection and even that happened nearly 14 years ago, in 2004 and probably the last one using 2D design sprites. Street Fighter V is currently the final release of the entire series and they have added an "Arcade Mode" lately. So, to bridge up between the classics and the modern era, Capcom has an offer to make. With your pre-order of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you will get Ultra Street Fighter IV completely free!


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If you are going for the physical copy pre-order then you will receive a digital code for the free game and this is how it will go in North America. In case of digital purchase, the code will arrive exactly two weeks after the release of the anthology pack, which is priced only $39.99. Ultra Street Fighter IV is the updated final version for Street Fighter IV containing 44 playable characters, which initially debuted on all platforms in 2009.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Details

The franchise that has ushered a new age of revolution on arcade is Capcom's fighting video game series of Street Fighter. Yes, other series like Mortal Kombat and The King of Fighters have undoubtedly contributed a lot as well. Back in December 2017, Capcom announced a collection of Street Fighter games to celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the series titled Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Details

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Below is the announcement trailer for Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection showcasing the amazing titles filled with the flavor of nostalgia for fighting game lovers.




The collection is simply an anthology of 12 glorious titles from the Street Fighter franchise since it begins in 1987. That includes the hazy designs of the first game from the series to the intense designs of the Alpha series are all packed in one combo pack. Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is the four titles that supports online multiplayer. You can even turn on widescreen mode in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact.

We have a pre-release brief glimpse at the game courtesy of PlayStation Underground, as guys from Capcom plays from the 12 different games and shares insight about the release.




This one is the first official video of the gameplay of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection where someone actually played it, if we do not include the announcement trailer as it was a few in-game footages. This collection is definitely the best conversion of the arcade versions that you've played and the developers tried their best to keep the arcade vibe as intact as possible. Hopefully, fans will be very appreciative of this attempt by Capcom.

Now, aside from all these great games and improved features, there is one unique mode in Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch that is not possible to bring in any other platform. Formerly exclusive in Japan, a Tournament Battle mode was available for eight players by linking four Super Street Fighter II cabinets. Now you can re-create that virtual arena by connecting four Switch consoles with the 30th Anniversary Collection installed in them.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is going to come out in May 2018, for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Arguably, this one is the best way to get lost for a while in the old arcade days indulging into the fantastic charisma of the fighting game saga with all those legendary fighters. Plus, you have other features like concept arts, music archives and sprite viewers in an interactive timeline. All things that we know till now make us believe that the 30th anniversary collection is as arcade-perfect as it can get.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Comes to Nintendo Switch

Back in February 2018, we talked about a rumor of a new title for Nintendo Switch, which probably is the new Super Smash Bros. Nintendo eventually put that rumor to rest by announcing bringing the game to Switch later sometime of this year in one of their latest presentation. Also, a teaser trailer was dropped to make the fans grasping for some air as they wait for the title in anticipation.

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Super Smash Bros. Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Witness the first official teaser trailer for crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. announced by Nintendo for Switch on 2018.




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The short length trailer opens up with a boy and girl from another successful Nintendo franchise Splatoon, engaging in a paint- shooting. As their battle become more intense, suddenly the world around them goes black and the girl looks around confused. A huge fiery Smash Bros. emblem is seen on the horizon and silhouettes of the possible fighting characters can be seen with Link and Mario. The Inklings from Splatoon are much likely to join the battle this time.

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Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. series is renowned for assembling various popular characters like Link, Mario and Samus from their fan-favorite titles. Back in 1999, they brought these famous characters together for an all-out brawl to create one of the most successful crossover-fighting game series ever. Protagonists of other third party games like Bayonetta, Mega Man, Metal Gear, Pac-Man and Sonic the Hedgehog also joined the rumble in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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So, it was only fitting when the Super Smash Bros. game finally finds its way to the Nintendo Direct announcement lately.  Now what everyone has been debating about after the trailer is that if the new game is going to be an original title for Switch or just a port version of 2014 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. If we consider the failed history of Wii U to deliver successful games in the past, then it probably is going to be an enhanced port for Nintendo Switch.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite on Windows 10

The fighting game series that did the biggest fan-service till date is Marvel Vs. Capcom by developer and publisher Capcom. Aside from the ever-growing fan-favorite Marvel and Capcom character roster and tag-based gameplay, the game has a lot of modes to explore on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. On PC, the game used to run on Windows 7 operating system till now and now you can enjoy the game on Windows 10 as well.

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Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite on Windows 10

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The sixth installment of the franchise, Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite takes their legacy to a new height. To stop the incarnation of evil duo Ultron and Sigma merged into the nigh-invincible Ultron Sigma, you can choose the Story Mode or Arcade Mode as the villain tries to destroy all life from the existence. There are a lot of your favorite heroes to choose from and unleash your skills against your opponents.

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Focused on character-specific combos and special move sets, you are tasked to complete 10 missions in Mission Mode. Training Mode is to test your fighting abilities and improve your combat skills. If you are confident enough to take CPU-controlled rivals with ease, hopefully you are more than ready to take part in Ranked Match against other players online. You can replay your favorite matches and view ranking to re-live the experience.

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Unique Powers of Infinity Stones

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Even though the game already has a pretty diverse roster of heroes from both Marvel and Capcom universe, there are characters like Black Panther, Black Widow, Monster Hunter, Sigma, Venom and Winter Soldier. These additional heroes are available to purchase individually or you can just get the 2017 Character Pass. Plus, there are the six Infinity Stones of Power, Time, Space, Reality, Mind and Soul to wield by your teams.

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Discover Your Winning Team

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All the balance changes and bug fixes are included in the Windows 10 version of the game and that is not all. This one is allowed for cross-play with Xbox One and has all the same aspects as Microsoft's console version. It has the support of Xbox Play Anywhere and 4K resolution enhanced for Xbox One X. However, the Windows 10 version of Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite does not support any direct input controller but you can use the Xbox One controller on it.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Game Rumored for Nintendo Switch!

Although there is no concrete evidence to back the news up and we better mark this as a rumor but apparently, Nintendo is working on a new title which might be a new Super Smash Bros. game. Most probably, the game will be a Nintendo Switch port of the fifth release of the series and one of the most popular; Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U (2014).

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Super Smash Bros. Game Rumored for Nintendo Switch!

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Emily Rogers have recently revealed this news on ResetEra forums and she stated that a new Super Smash Bros. game is going to be announced soon and then it is coming this year. This particular game can either be a “full sequel“ or a “half-sequel“. It can also be a “deluxe definitive edition port” for all we know for now and it is headed to Nintendo Switch. Alongside the already existing content, the game will feature some re-worked and new ones too.

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Even though it doesn't fall into the same stereotype of every other fighting games out there, Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. is undoubtedly one of the most popular of them all. The game was originally released for Nintendo 64 back in 1999. For the first time, the title assembled fan-favorite characters like Donkey Kong, Kirby, Mario, Link from Legend of Zelda, Pikachu from Pokemon and Yoshi from various Nintendo games. The game was a huge success overnight for bringing so many popular and iconic video game characters.

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Seeing this formula of success work, Nintendo then start dropping a Super Smash Bros. titles for every other consoles and with no exception, everyone of them was a hit! Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U was the last one of the franchise and it was released on 2014. Obviously, the gameplay mechanics was more improved than ever, a bigger roster, multiplayer mode and replay value earned it praise from players worldwide.

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Fan-Favorite Nintendo Characters

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Even though the source of this reported rumor is unofficial but the admins of ResetEra forums have a track record of having inside knowledge of many events of the industry in the past. Then again, it makes sense because Nintendo Switch has been an amazing success in the market and Super Smash Bros. has accomplishments like being the fast-selling Wii U game by beating Mario Kart 8 under its belt. So, making an enhanced Switch port for the game only makes sense.