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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Broly from Dragon Ball Super Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

Bandai Namco reveals release date for Broly from Dragon Ball Super to join arcade fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ.

To wrap up second season of DLC fighter characters released for 2.5D fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, developer Arc System Works and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment is adding Broly from Dragon Ball Super to its roster.

Confirmed earlier in January 2019 alongside Gogeta (SSGSS), DBS version of Legendary Super Saiyan character Broly will become available as sixth and final downloadable fighter to join FighterZ Pass 2 on December 5, 2019.

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Broly from Dragon Ball Super Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

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Bandai Namco launches an official release date trailer for Broly (DBS), coming soon to unleash his full power.




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A brief gameplay showcase in the trailer features high-intensity action and tons of super flexing. Remaining faithful to his anime counterpart, Arc System has made sure that his character is a force of nature that should not be taken lightly.

Ahead of official reveal, hints from recent issue of Japanese magazine Jump has pointed out when he will arrive. Players have waited nearly a year to get their hands on DBS incarnation of Broly and that wait is coming to an end.

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ArcSys has already debuted Dragon Ball Z: Broly version of him in their first season of DLC series and like all of previously introduced fan-favorites, his story is embedded in his entire move sets comprised of powerful blows and throws.

With upcoming inclusion of Broly from Dragon Ball Super, its roster number will reach to a total of 35. So far, 13 DLC fighters were added as part of dedicated post-launch support for FighterZ, following its release back in 2018.

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Broly will be a playable character in a lineup including Gogeta (SSGSS), Goku (from Dragon Ball GT), Janemba, Jiren and Videl. FighterZ Pass 2 is priced $24.99 for retail and all of its standalone DLC are purchasable for $4.99 only.

Popular arcade-style fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ is out now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This ultimate warrior with a power level of 10,000 will be fifth character that has been drawn into DBF.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Samurai Shodown 2019 for Nintendo Switch Delayed to 2020

A set release date for Nintendo Switch version of Samurai Shodown 2019 has now been delayed to Q1 2020.

Following a surprise reveal back in September 2018, developer/publisher SNK Corporation has released their latest sword-based fighting game Samurai Shodown (2019) in June 2019 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.

According to early reports, a Nintendo Switch version was slated to launch on Q4 2019 but after SNK recently dropped a trailer for Switch port, it has become apparent that previous schedule has now been delayed to Q1 2020.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 for Nintendo Switch Delayed to 2020

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SNK dropped an official announcement trailer of latest Samurai Shodown reboot for Switch version.




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Early window was set for a worldwide release, which is now pushed forward a few months for North America and Europe. Since there is no mention of Japanese version, it would likely to come out in December 12, 2019 as planned before.

PC version of the game also had a same launch set date but there was no word from Athlon Games about a delay of any sort. Therefore, it is safe to assume that this long-running franchise reboot is heading to PC platform very soon.

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Although recently added blade-wielding warrior Shizumaru Hisame is joining as a free DLC fighter, rest of playable characters from Season Pass are not being offered without cost as SNK did earlier for other console versions.

Switch port of Samurai Shodown would have some visual compromises for obvious reasons but will still look sharp. As pre-order bonus, player will receive a port of 1999 Neo-Geo Pocket system title Samurai Shodown! 2.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Announced

Capcom announced Street Fighter V: Champion Edition featuring all characters, costumes and stages for 2020.

When originally launched for PC and PlayStation 4 back in 2016, side-scrolling fighting game Street Fighter V only featured 16 characters and lacked content but developer/publisher Capcom took care of that with series of updates.

In January 2018, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition came out with new game modes and DLC characters. Today, a brand-new version with all previous content titled Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is announced to release on February 14, 2020.

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Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Announced

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Champion Edition will include all 40 characters, 34 stages and more than 200 costumes introduced so far in Arcade Edition with a few exceptions like brand collaboration costumes, Capcom Pro Tour DLC and Fighting Chance costumes.

Players of any current version of SFV can have all game mode additions and balance updates for free in December. Every V-Skill II for every fighter will be added without cost and you can purchase any DLC characters using Fight Money.

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Champion Edition also boasts Street Fghter III boss character, Gill as a playable fighter who has mastery over both Pyrokinesis and Cryokinesis. Whether he throws a punch or a kick, it would be either fiery fury or icy doom for his opponents.

He will return to join SFV:CE roster to test his own might against world warriors and try to usher armageddon once again. Ahead of his inclusion next year, you can acquire Gill by spending 100,000 Fight Money or purchase for $5.99 only.

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Capcom has dropped a new gameplay trailer for Gill, star attraction for upcoming SFV: Champion Edition.




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Players will receive striking new costume color for each character as pre-order bonus and a PS4 static theme for console digital version. Early purchase incentives are for consumers in North America and will likely to vary for other regions.

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition will be available in both digital and physical version for $29.99 only. Those who currently own any version of the game can simply buy an Upgrade Kit for just $24.99 to get all SFV:CE content at launch.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Street Fighter Cameo in Mortal Kombat Rejected by Capcom

A cameo by Street Fighter character in Mortal Kombat series was proposed but shot down by Capcom.

Video game crossover is an idea that is most commonly adapted in fighting games and a very popular among fans. Often times they would collaborate with inter-company franchises or bring out fighters from third-party series.

There was a time when Mortal Kombat creator has requested for characters from their rival series Street Fighter to make a cameo in their brutally violent fighting title but that proposal was eventually declined by folks at Capcom.

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Street Fighter Cameo in Mortal Kombat Rejected by Capcom

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It was revealed recently in an interview with Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono that Ed Boon has reached out for a cameo appearance of a character from Capcom's fighting games into one of NetherRealm Studios' own.

People working at Capcom back then was collectively uncomfortable with the idea of Street Fighter icons like Chun-Li or Ryu getting viciously murdered by Kitana, Scorpion or Sub-Zero with a deadly "Fatality" finishing move.

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Yoshinori Ono talked details about a collaboration effort between both parties and how it fell down in the end.

It's true that a proposal for a Street Fighter character in Mortal Kombat was rejected by Capcom. But it wasn't me personally! There were many people at the company that felt that it wasn't a good fit for our characters. I actually met Ed at the Brazil game show and spoke to him personally about it. So it's true - but I didn't make the decision!

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Characters from these two popular franchises have made a name for them within gaming industry and have appeared in many different games from other companies but they never crossed paths with each other yet.

Although their characters do not match well due to tonal differences, a possibility for future collaboration is not necessarily ruled out since they have fair share of crossover like Marvel Vs. Capcom and SNK Vs. Capcom series under their belt.

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Despite belonging to fighting games genre, both MK series and SF are popular among fans for distinct traits like addictive gameplay or gory combat moves with an established lore full of charismatic characters to back that up.

Once, both Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter games have totally dominated arcade era but that competition has cooled down when these titles found a new home in consoles to a wide range of audience from different ages.

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NetherRealm collided with Injustice franchise previously and brought heroes of DC Universe to their game. Even though it didn't work out this time, Capcom is always more than happy to work in partnership if they find something they like.

A more anime-esque world of Street Fighter would probably make not much sense in a darker world of Mortal Kombat for sure but that possibility is not completely out of the table yet as Capcom has not completely denied anything.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Won't Have Mai Shiranui

Mai Shiranui from Fatal Fury series is too sexy for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and won't be making an appearance.

With a 48-minute lengthy stream, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game director Masahiro Sakurai introduced Terry Bogard from SNK fighting game series Fatal Fury and King of Fighters as latest DLC fighter for his largely popular title.

There were renowned characters like Andy Bogard, Blue Mary, Geese Howard and noticeable many other around his new stage during entire presentation except Mai Shiranui, who apparently is too sexy for Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Won't Have Mai Shiranui

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It's not like she was mistakenly left out but excluding her from SSBU was a conscious choice. At midpoint, Sakurai paused to clear out that "Smash Bros. Ultimate is for good boys and girls of many different ages" and so they decided not to add her.

Viewed often as a sex symbol of SNK fighting games, Mai is often considered as one of the hottest babes in video game. Even her official nickname was "The Alluring Ninja Girl" and would be featured in most promotional art.

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If you are not familiar with her character at all then have a look at her idle animation from King of Fighters XIII to get the idea.


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Looking at her, anyone surely can guess why but that is also a reason for her not to be a part of a family-friendly game. No one clearly needed an explanation from Sakurai over this matter since it is obviously because of her clothing.

Despite being a master of ninjitsu and Koppo-ken combat style, her skimpy outfit and bouncy features has always got the attraction of fans other than her fighting prowess, which has now cost her an appearance in Smash Ultimate.

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Eventually, this announcement on her Smash cameo has "Mai Shiranui" trending on Twitter and here are some good ones.







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Since Mai is not age appropriate for Smash Bros. audience in general, they couldn't feature her without putting her into a less revealing outfit but that sort of censorship may invoke a huge backlash from her fans, so there is no winning over this.

Then there is a question about how come other prominent characters like Bayonetta and Zero Suit Samus appear in SSBU for not just mere cameos but as fighters with their more mature designs and Mai couldn't even show up as a guest?

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Although her overall outlook may seem overly objectified and a bit too sexualized even for too many adult players these days, originally her design meant to represent traditional and ideal feminine beauty of Japanese woman.

Nevertheless, keeping Mai out of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might be a well-thought decision from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo to get a clear pass from rating board reviews for their crossover fighting game.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Becomes Best-Selling Fighting Video Game

Popular Nintendo Switch brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now best selling fighting game of all-time.

Despite getting leaked before launch, hotly anticipated 2018 crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo managed to make and break many sales records.

It was recently revealed in a half-year financial report that SSBU has surpassed lifetime sales of Wii U home console in less than six months and now became best selling fighting game of all-time, ousting previous title holder Street Fighter II.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Becomes Best-Selling Fighting Video Game

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SFII was released back in 1991 and by September 30, 2019, a total number of 15.7 million units have been sold and this is a significant victory for Smash Bros. Ultimate considering how little time it took to exceed that impressive number.

Also, Street Fighter II released a series of updated versions over the years and ports for many different platforms. Yet, it took less than a year and Nintendo Switch as a single launch platform for SSBU to beat lifetime sales record of SF2.

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More of its success can be pointed towards strong sales of Nintendo's eighth-generation hybrid console Switch. That record will keep expanding with recent release of Nintendo Switch Lite, which has been doing very well in all regions.

A title that brings together both casual and competitive players, SSB Ultimate is largely popular to a wide audience range due to its ensemble of fan-favorite fighters assembled from many third-party games that are not Nintendo property.

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More of these characters are frequently added to its roster through Fighters Pass DLC including themed music and stages. Post-launch content updates are another major factor that contributes to sales of Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Although Super Smash Bros. Ultimate did better than other Switch games such as Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it has yet to outdo Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and its overall sales of 19.01 million units.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Free Trial Weekend for Consoles

NetherRealm Studios announces free trial weekend for Mortal Kombat 11 over the weekend on PS4 and Xbox consoles.

In April 23, 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 from developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment came out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, followed by Nintendo Switch on May 10.

Though it may sound crazy to many but MK11 throwing off a free trial weekend on PS4 and Xbox consoles that starts from October 11, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT and will run until October 14, 12:59 PM PDT/3:59 AM EDT.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Free Trial Weekend for Consoles

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Below is an official trailer that highlights select contents of MK11 playable over the weekend on major consoles.




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Aside from accessing all multiplayer game modes, players can get their hands on custom character variation system to customize kombatants. Cinematic story mode content will be limited to first two chapters within trial period.

All base character alongside newcomer DLC fighters Nightwolf, Shang Tsung and newly introduced Terminator T-800 model from upcoming live-action film Terminator: Dark Fate is available to go bloody brutal on your opponents.

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You can take these three Kombat Pack fighters in Towers of Time mode for a little test run. These long-anticipated characters, especially Arnold Schwarzenegger as Terminator is reason enough to draw anyone in for a tryout, right?

In order to access and play online contents like multiplayer matches, players would require membership to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold. However, that will not be the case for downloading trial or going through single-player content.

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If you have kept yourself from joining the kombat arena and test your skills against heroes of NetherRealm, then now would be a very good time to step in and you can also carry over any progress you make to main game later.

A publisher sale is running during this promotion on Microsoft Store, Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store, to let you purchase Mortal Kombat 11 and Kombat Pack for 40% off. So, get over here and join MK11 free trial weekend.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Terminator T-800

Gameplay reveal for DLC character Terminator T-800 comes in all-new official trailer of Mortal Kombat 11.

Drafted into Kombat Pack as a playable DLC character, Terminator is coming to 2.5D fighting game Mortal Kombat 11 from developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment next week.

Terminator T-800 model from Terminator: Dark Fate will take on its role of a cybernetic killing machine and start offing combatants off the arena. A gameplay trailer is dropped to give you an idea of what his move sets are going to be.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Adds Terminator T-800

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's classic T-800 model makes its entrance into MK11 in style to terminate all opponents.




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Terminator T-800 has an appearance that resembles to its recent portrayal in upcoming live-action movie Terminator: Dark Fate. It makes a similar entry like it did in Terminator 2: Judgment Day when it came to save John Connor.

Confronted by Jax, it asks whether or not he is a Cyborg and then remarks that he will be terminated regardless. Then it basically goes bashing the rival fighter repeatedly and shoot him off with a pump-action shotgun round.

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T-800 displays its unique ability to use short-distance portals in a confrontation with Kano and then completely loses skin when Scorpion spews fire on it, revealing a much tougher robotic skeleton underneath synthetic molten flesh.

Upon triggering Krushing Blow, it would shoot player in the guts after hitting you with the weapon and awkwardly show a thumbs up but would grab by the legs in mid-air while mockingly saying "GET OVER HERE!" and finish up.

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Smile and Chill Out

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When performing signature Fatality, Terminator will shoot down lower half of a rival and then activate a time sphere to send their upper body to future, where one of its brethren will find them and finish them off with a plasma rifle blast.

Before Schwarzenegger's iconic Terminator character was finally included in Kombat Pack DLC, there were several rumors for T-800 to join Mortal Kombat 11 and NetherRealm did an amazing fan-service by adding most iconic action hero of all time.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Samurai Shodown 2019 Free DLC Character Shizumaru Out Now

Shizumaru Hisame joins battle today in sword-based fighting game Samurai Shodown 2019 as free DLC character.

Already out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, sword-based fighting game Samurai Shodown (2019) from developer/publisher SNK Corporation is waiting to arrive later on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch and PC platforms.

Earlier, SNK announced to feature a new character to SamSho 2019 every month and will continue till February 2020. Today, newest blade-wielding warrior Shizumaru Hisame will be joining as free DLC character for all players.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Free DLC Character Shizumaru Out Now

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Kid prodigy Shizumaru Hisame is cutting into action today to take stage for the month and make rain of blood.




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Debuted in Samurai Shodown III, this amnesiac lad has been a troubled youth looking for answers about who he really is. He has a unique fighting style that is a blend of skillful wielding his umbrella and a short sword.

Despite his innocent look, this young fellow possesses a murderous rage within him that he always fights to keep in check. In any fight, his opponent is moments away from getting wrecked soon as his demonic side takes over.

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Shizumaru Takes Stage

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His ability of softly floating down in-air is a great way to confuse opponents with their timing and keep them open for an attack. Not only does he look up to Haohmaru, Hisame has an uppercut move akin to his Kougetstuzan.

Shizumaru comes to Samurai Shodown 2019 today as latest free DLC fighter with many more to come in upcoming months. Be very aware when facing this veteran character because his looks are deceiving for his bestial nature.