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

Friday, March 22, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Noob Saibot

Former Sub-Zero and NetherRealm wraith Noob Saibot makes his debut with first DLC character Shang Tsung in a brand-new Mortal Kombat 11 reveal trailer.

In an ongoing thread of official player reveal for upcoming 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has added many fan-favorites to the roster of playable characters.

One thing you can't get enough in Mortal Kombat franchise is Ninja assassins and they are significantly related to the lore. One such original fighter from the first game, Noob Saibot has returned to take part in latest MK tournament.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Noob Saibot

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Watch the vengeful revenant of NetherRealm stepping out of the shadows in a brand-new reveal trailer.




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Once the original Sub-Zero, Noob Saibot faces off against his brother and current master of absolute zero, Kuai Liang for a match, drawing a scythe from his chest. He states at Kuai Liang that he is disappointed at him only to get the same remarks in return.

Of course the fan-favorite shadow warrior is here to display his kombat skills and thus, his Lin Kuei assassin opponent had to go through a lot of beating. Aside from typical bone-crashing punches and kicks, he uses his shadowy form to hit hard.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Johnny Cage

Though he briefly engages Cassie Cage and Dark Raiden in combat in between, his primarily gameplay action is set to unleash his moves on his younger brother that would eventually lead towards a Fatal Blow, followed by a Fatality finish.

After teleporting and slamming Sub-Zero into the ground for several times, he hooked the opponent through chin before ripping his belly and passing his shadow twin using his wraith power to tear open his enemy from inside.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Jade

As the first DLC fighter of MK11, Master Sorcerer Shang Tsung has been introduced lately and actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who originally portrayed the character in 1995 live-action MK movie, is providing voice and likeness for this sub-boss.

NetherRealm Studios previously announced of adding primary series antagonist Shao Kahn as pre-order bonus character and now, addition of this deadly sorcerer makes it two. Many fans are also requesting for Pennywise and Spawn to be included as well.

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Shang Tsung is First DLC Character

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Release Date

A Closed Beta program is in order to begin on March 27 for consoles, with five popular fighters; Baraka, Jade, Kabal, Scarlet and Scorpion. Those who have pre-purchased a console version of the game can jump right in when it starts.

Mortal Kombat 11 is currently scheduled to release on April 23, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Hopefully, we may get some more reveal in post-Beta period before it finally launches worldwide next month.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Devs Wants Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Developers of StudioMDHR are hoping to see Cuphead characters to appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Video game director Masahiro Sakurai hit a new high score with his iconic crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which became the fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game of all time by selling over 12 million copies within a month.

Assembling a wide array of fighters into its roster from various different franchises, the game is also bringing more characters for their upcoming DLC releases and most recently, Cuphead developers expressed wishes to see their characters in it as well.

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Devs Wants Cuphead and Mugman in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Lately at GDC 2019, game designer and director Jared Moldenhauer expressed his heart's desire to Kirk Scott, manager of publisher and developer relations for Nintendo during a discussion following Nindies Showcase Spring 2019.

I've dreamed of Smash Bros. (Cuphead and Mugman) belong in there. So basically if fans want it, I couldn't see how Nintendo wouldn't want the fans to get what they wanted. I think they would because they support their fans a lot. So if Nintendo was keeping their fans happy, then I'd be more than pleased to make that the easiest transition. Just a piece of paper, we don't need anything. You can have those characters make an appearance.

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Moldenhauer revealed that he would love to see Cuphead and Mugman go up against iconic Ice Climbers duos in SSBU from the legendary retro NES era, because it would be an interesting butting heads in a two versus two that every fan deserves.

If anyone would have suggested something like this a few months prior, the idea would be laughed off immediately but now that indie favorite Cuphead from developer/publisher StudioMDHR is heading over to Switch, it doesn't seem that far-fetched after all.

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Ultimate Two Versus Two?

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It is only days past an official announcement for the acclaimed run and gun title that is coming to Nintendo Switch handheld consoles in April 2019, which previously was an exclusive to Microsoft platforms ever since it released back in September 2017.

Since upcoming Fighters Pass of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo already rumored to feature Steve from Minecraft and Master Chief from Halo franchise, Cuphead brothers would make a fine addition in SSBU for sure.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kotal Kahn

Brand-new Mortal Kombat 11 reveal trailer pits Outworld Emperor Kotal Khan against Jacqui Briggs for a showdown.

Fans of Mortal Kombat fighting game series has been eagerly waiting on the edge of their seats for Mortal Kombat 11 by developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to launch on April 2018.

Just after they announced official dates for closed beta program worldwide on consoles, the game reveals one of its recently introduced dreaded antagonists Kotal Kahn for upcoming MK11 tournament in a brand-new reveal trailer.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Kotal Kahn

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Release Date

Check out the reveal trailer of Kotal Kahn showcasing his gameplay moves against an unlikely opponent with an unexpected result.




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Kotal enters the arena by shapeshifting into his humanoid form after lunging in as a lion-like creature against Special Forces member Jacqui Briggs, both showing their typical demeanor as Emperor of Outworld and professional Olympic boxer.

After taking a few hits and a punch on his face, the Osh-Tekk warrior initially delivers an intense beat down Earthrealm fighter by swinging his sword down on her to slam her to ground, sawing a little, drink her blood and even burned her with God Ray.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Jade

It was seemingly an endgame for Jacqui at that point but she quickly turns the tides of the fight by retaliating with barrage of pounding on Kahn. A few more blasts and pummeling off her gauntlets eventually enabled her to defeat her opponent.

She sets up the stage for a Fatality move with her Fatal Blow, which is to push Kahn against an energy wall before shooting him down with her Hand Cannon and then kicking him so hard that he smashed onto the wall, breaking it.

RELATED: Image Comics' Spawn May Appear In Mortal Kombat 11

Both debuting back in Mortal Kombat X, Kotal Kahn hails from Outworld and is also known as Ko'atal, whereas Jacqueline "Jacqui" Briggs on the other hand is the first African-American female fighter in the franchise and a friend of Cassie Cage.

A direct sequel to MKX, Mortal Kombat 11 is expecting to arrive for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 23, 2019. However, the Switch version will see launch in May 10 for European region after it was delayed previously.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Release Date

NetherRealm Studios has announced schedule of Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta for PS4 and Xbox One on March 28.

Only a month away from release on April 23, 2019, upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 from is developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is set to arrive for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Official dates for a closed beta is revealed for fans of 2.5D fighting game MK11, which starts from March 27 and will run till March 31. Fans who pre-order the game on PS4 and Xbox One will gain access and can jump right in from next week.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Closed Beta Release Date

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Announced

Today, official Twitter account for Mortal Kombat has announced regional time table for closed beta worldwide.



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Beta program will see launch on 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM EST Wednesday, March 27 and will end on 11:59 PM PT/2:59 AM EST Sunday, March 31. However, everyone else out of Pacific Time range will continue playing till April 1 throughout the world.

Due to complicacy of different time zones, schedule time frame may seem complicated to some but considering what Anthem and The Division 2 players got earlier, NetherRealm did a fine job at planning a timetable that ensures everyone to roughly get the same amount of time.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event

Another thing to note here is that MK11 beta does not include PC and Switch platform except for Microsoft and Sony consoles. Excluding PC users from the arrangement is most probably due to an attempt to avoid advance leaks through data-mining.

After four years of hiatus, Mortal Kombat 11 is looking forward a massive opening next month as a sequel to Mortal Kombat X and developers are not done revealing more fighter characters added to the already impressive roster of MK franchise.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Street Fighter V In-Game Ads Return

Capcom is bringing back Street Fighter V in-game ads for their partnership deal with Japanese clothing brand UNIQLO.

A while ago developer/publisher Capcom has introduced in-game advertising within Street Fighter V, fifth mainline release from their popular fighting game series Street Fighter and was eventually removed upon negative fan-response.

Of course, people were still skeptical that it may only be a temporary move they pulled off and might return anytime in the foreseeable future. Capcom has brought back that function today to promote a Japanese clothing brand UNIQLO UT.

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Street Fighter V In-Game Ads Return

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After collaborating with major video game companies like Blizzard and Nintendo in past, the clothing shop has shifted focus on popular characters of the Street Fighter franchise. Their collection of tees will be mostly comprised of classic victory quotes and screen from SF series.

Their initial design lineup features characters like Akuma, Bison, Cammy, Chun Li, Dhalsim, E. Honda, Guile, Ken, Ryu and Sagat from the 90's legendary arcade game Street Fighter II and current flagship title Street Fighter V.

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Street Fighter UT Collection Designs

RELATED: Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Adds Kage

UNIQLO UT is looking at this Spring window to launch their twelve different Street Fighter UT collection designs in stores and online alongside Capcom Cup 2019 event. They also released some spectacular promotional artwork to compliment their upcoming clothing line.

As part of their partnership program, advertisements are returning once again in exchange for some in-game currency "Fight Money" to allow them, which could otherwise be gained via gameplay but a lot differently this time.

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Street Fighter UT Collection Promo Artwork

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Showing ads on character outfits, loading screens and stages was criticized and heavily rejected by fans saying the feature is ruining the aesthetic of the game that was already troubled with series of issues from when it launched.

However, they are returning to show UNIQLO's logo on Capcom Pro Tour-themed stages and everywhere else they used to, except for the characters this time. Apparently, they have learned a lesson from receiving unwanted fan backlash from last time.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Johnny Cage

Action movie star from Hollywood, martial artist Johnny Cage of Earthrealm joins the expanding roster of Mortal Kombat 11.

Since upcoming 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 is only months away from releasing worldwide, developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are on full swing with their character reveal trailers.

After revealing participating fighters Baraka, D'Vorah, Geras, Jade, Kabal, Kano, Raiden, Scorpion, Skarlet, Sonya Blade and Sub-Zero for the roster of MK11, it was eventually time for action movie star Johnny Cage to kick in to show off his moves.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Johnny Cage

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event

A brand-new character reveal trailer for Mr. Hollywood is right here and he doesn't shy away from being cheesy at all when he is at it.




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During his display for fighting abilities against Baraka, Kabal and Scorpion, Johnny goes all in with a variant rendition of his regular chops from Mortal Kombat X and then adding some newfound ridiculous ones in the mix as well.

Cage brings back his brass knuckle punches, Fisticuffs, green fireballs and shadow kicks only to complement his Fatal Blow where he bash his competitor with Oscar for Best Actor in the skull, leading to his Fatality move Deadly Uppercut.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Jade

Game director Ed Boon even took his Twitter account to post a short clip of Johnny Cage confronting his ex-lover Sonya Blade, who decides to poke fun before getting into a match and she doesn't hold back at all while taunting.



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Of course, no finishing move in Mortal Kombat series ever makes sense but the one Cage decides to go with really feels like a weird gore that tries to be funny. Salvaged from a Mortal Kombat 2 glitch, Johnny tries to punch the head off his rival over and over before succeeding at last.

Mortal Kombat 11 is currently scheduled to launch on April 23, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. However, European market would have to wait till May 10 for the Switch version to see release.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Tekken 7 DLC Character Negan Release Date

Negan from AMC's The Walking Dead is heading to Tekken 7 at the end of February as a DLC character.

Following the inclusion of Akuma, Geese and Noctis into the roster of fighting game Tekken 7, developer/publisher Bandai Namco Studios is bringing Negan, the tyrannical leader of The Saviors from The Walking Dead to make things interesting.

According to a recent announcement from EVO Japan 2019, Negan will be joined by one of the babes of Tekken, Julia Chang as DLC fighters and they both will be arriving on February 28, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Tekken 7 DLC Character Negan Release Date

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Jade

Check out the official DLC character announcement trailer released by Bandai Namco displays brief gameplay bits of the characters.




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Negan is one of the four guest characters coming to the game, who hail from popular AMC television show The Walking Dead and revealed back in Evo 2018 to join new season of characters as a surprise downloadable content.

In the short spanned video above, Negan beats the hell out of his opponents with his iconic barbed-wired baseball bat, swinging it in full force before stopping at game director Katsuhiro Harada asking if he is debuting through next update or not.

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Swing Big With Negan

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Designed on the likes of actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Saviors' leader throws some of his lines form the show at his rivals in between his skull-bashing fest. Negan would be a nice treat for both fans of Tekken and The Walking Dead series for sure.

Similarly, Julia streams online her entire session of beating down Armor King effortlessly on the same clip. Upon release, players can purchase Julia Chang and Negan respectively for $5.99 and $7.99 only among the other six fighters of Tekken 7 Season 2.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Jade

As an undead Revenant warrior from Netherrealm, classic fighter Jade joins the growing roster of Mortal Kombat 11.

Following an official announcement at The Game Awards 2018, upcoming 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 from developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has said to have 25 playable characters during release.

We have seen many series favorite return to action for the latest installment that is set to launch on April 23, 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. One of the newest additions to MK11 roster is revealed to be Edenian assassin Jade.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Jade

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Announced

Joining the conflict with her fierce combat skills, official reveal trailer for Jade displays her amazing movesets from the game.




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Swinging her green bo staff, this deadly warrior enters the arena as an undead Revenant and in her first fight against Baraka, she goes all out on the Tarkatan tribe war chief by beating the living hell out of him with her attack moves.

Then she stabbed down his spine and slashed his throat before sticking a knife on his head. In time for performing a fatality, Jade impales Baraka with her bo staff through his bloody head, popping his left eye out and then cutting his lower body apart.

RELATED: Mortal Kombat 11 Reveal Event

She shows almost the same ruthlessness against Skarlet and Sonya Blade on two different matches by crushing their bones and ripping them apart. A great deal of her moves comes from her iconic staff weapon with occasional use of blades every now and then.

After appearing in Mortal Kombat II as a hidden fighter, Jade eventually became playable in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 and almost instantly became a fan-favorite. In 2011 reboot of Mortal Kombat, her character was killed off in story mode.

RELATED: Nintendo Direct February 2019

However, she is resurrected by an evil sorcerer and now back from the dead to fight once again. Her arrival may also be a heralding the return of Kitana and Mileena to the franchise as well, because many character slots are still empty.

Although she was not present in Mortal Kombat X except for a cameo, developer Netherrealm decided to bring Jade back for Mortal Kombat 11 to complete their ambitious roster. Hopefully, fans were delighted to see her coming back only months before the title releases.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Breaks Halo: Reach Sales Records

Nintendo's all-star crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has broken sales record of Halo: Reach from 2010.

Right after launching on December 2018, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate of crossover fighting game series Super Smash Bros. has gained massive popularity and overwhelmingly positive reviews, not to mention of the groundbreaking sales worldwide.

Doubled with the sky-high success of the Nintendo Switch handheld console, the game has been a favorite of the retailers and it eventually broke the sales record of 2010 platform exclusive Halo: Reach that came out on Xbox 360.

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Smash Bros. Ultimate Breaks Halo: Reach Sales Records

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SSBU from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo has managed to assemble a number of popular gaming characters, which caught the attention of the dedicated series fans as well as managed to draw general audience towards it.

Although there are no specific details on how well the game is doing on the market, reports say that Smash Ultimate has done better than any other platform exclusive titles in the history of video game for the opening month and that is very impressive.

RELATED: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Leaked Before Launch

The record was previously held by Microsoft Studios exclusive FPS title Halo: Reach which was the last of the series that Bungie developed and has earned a huge sum of revenue on Xbox 360 platform until it was dethroned by Nintendo's all-star brawler.

US video games industry analyst Mat Piscatella has shared the report from software sales tracking service NDP on Twitter.



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Red Dead Redemption 2 from developer/publisher Rockstar Games has been dominant on the list of best-selling games for October 2018, followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, NBA 2K19, Madden NFL 19 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate respectively.

Marvel's Spider-Man, Far Cry 5, God of War, Monster Hunter: World and Assassin's Creed Odyssey has taken up the rest five places in order. Though RDR2 made the most number of sales for 2018, Smash Ultimate set a record for launch month sales.

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Without including the number of digital sales and only based on physical sales alone, the game ranking fifth on NPD list during its launch month is a feat that is not to be taken lightly. Smash Bros. also outranked other Switch games released on the same year.

SSBU having very impressively performed can help making DLC a long-term choice for Nintendo and they may end up announcing Fighters Pass 2, which is basically a blessing for the fans. The rumored inclusion of Steve from Minecraft in a Master Chief skin would be nice homage to Halo series.

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Get Free Piranha Plant Fighter

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If you haven't picked up the crossover brawler yet, you might want to buy and register before January 31, 2019 to get access to Piranha Plant DLC fighter for free, who will join Joker from Persona 5 and four other characters as part of Fighters Pass.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a game that anyone can pick up because of the wide range of diverse characters it features and doesn't need to follow any continuity or whatsoever but it has a competitive nature that takes enough time to master.