14th, 2018 NEOGEO Mini Christmas
Limited Edition Announced, Contains 48 Classic Games
SNK announced a Christmas
Limited Edition NEOGEO Mini featuring a total of 48 classic games, topping both
the International & Japanese versions which each have 40 games. The games
lineup for the Christmas
Edition is slightly different from the two other versions, containing unique
titles such as Fatal Fury 1-3, Real Bout Special, Savage Reign,
Ninja Combat, The Super Spy, Soccer Brawl, etc. Check out the
full games list and official images inside.
Arika announced Fighting
EX Layer will be released for Steam on November 30th, 2018. Arika also
uploaded a 36-minute "Vs Mode" video showing the PC
version of Fighting EX Layer in motion, in addition to posting their
November-December schedule for the game. A playable demo of the arcade version
will appear at ARCREVO 2018. The Japanese arcade version will release on Nov.
29th, and a Physical Copy PS4 version will release in Japan Dec. 6th.
13th, 2018 SoulCalibur VI
Version 1.02 Fixes Infinite Meter, Unblockable Okizeme, Rank Issues
In SoulCalibur VI,
players recently discovered a bug where Voldo and Tira were able to access
"unlimited" Soul Meter mechanics. Bandai Namco's response has been
pretty quick, as they just announced patch
1.02 to remedy the issue. Additionally, Geralt & Tira's unblockable
Ukemi traps and PC version's Player Ranking system will also be patched. Version
1.02 will release November 14th on PlayStation 4, Nov. 16th on PC/Steam, and
between Nov. 16th-19th on XB1.
12th, 2018 Learn How to Defend and
Punish Every Critical Edge in SoulCalibur VI
with this Video Guide
Critical Edge super moves in
SoulCalibur VI were designed to give beginner / casual players a
"chance" against the high-execution and speedy movement techniques of
high-level / veteran players. Critical Edges are super-easy to connect and some
can even hit anywhere on screen, so learning how to defend against them is
imperative to your success and overall enjoyment of SC6. YouTuber
Scallywag 93 put together a handy video
guide teaching you how to defend and punish every Critical Edge in SC6.
12th, 2018 Dead
or Alive 6 Christie Reveal Trailer, Character Render, Screenshots, New "Road Rage"
Back in October, Koei
Tecmo revealed returning characters Bass, Tina, and Mila for Dead or Alive 6.
Last week, returning veteran Christie was announced for DOA6, who shows
off some new Shequan (Snake Fist Style) techniques in her reveal trailer.
For some reason, Christie also gets beat up quite a bit in her DOA6
trailer... which is an odd decision when reintroducing a classic character (and
an odd choice for other reasons). Additionally, a new stage called "Road
Rage" makes its debut in Christie's DOA6 trailer.
10th, 2018 Meet Initial T, The Top 8 Guilty
Gear Xrd Player Who Uses a Steering Wheel Gamepad
The FGC has some awesome
unsung heroes amongst its ranks, including players who enjoy doing things "differently" and
can still manage to be successful in their respective genres.
Meet Initial T, the "Steering Wheel Warrior"... at Canada Cup 2018,
Initial T defeated 2017 champion Dogura in the GGXrd REV 2 top 8 using a
PS4 steering wheel gamepad (tourney legal)! Core-A-Gaming recently posted a video
mini-documentary featuring the steering wheel warrior himself.
8th, 2018 Bandai Namco Shows 2B's
First Gameplay Footage in SoulCalibur VI
The first gameplay footage
of 2B in SoulCalibur VI was shown during a special Dengeki livestream
featuring Bandai Namco's Motohiro Okubo, Square Enix's Yosuke Saito, composer Keiichi
Okabe, and Yoko Taro. Once things kicked off, the team demonstrated a small
portion of 2B's moveset, unveiling some very interesting animations and unique
abilities. For one, 2B's stance posture changes depending on her health. We also
get a nice look at the gorgeous NieR: Automata stage in the game!
6th, 2018 Sega Renews Virtua Fighter
Trademark Alongside "Battle Genesis"
Believe it or not, it's
been over a decade since a new Virtua Fighter game has come out. The most
recent noteworthy release for the series was in June 2012, with VF5: Final
Showdown coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 as a downloadable title. It's certainly
been an uneventful era for Virtua Fighter fans... but there may be some
light on the horizon. On October 2nd, Sega Japan renewed the U.S. trademark
for the Virtua Fighter logo, alongside a new trademark called
As of November 1st, a
minor patch for TEKKEN
7 was released by Bandai Namco to fix a few of Season 2's bugs and
unintended occurrences. Many of these were brought to Namco's attention by
players via Twitter, so it's great to see the company addressing these issues in
a timely manner. Being the two latest characters added to the roster, Lei and
Anna received the most updates, but a variety of other characters were tuned
with other fixes / balance updates. Here are the full patch notes.
27th, 2018 NieR: Automata's 2B
Joins SoulCalibur VI as
Guest Character, Reveal Trailer, Artwork & Screens
The main protagonist from
Square Enix's hit action JRPG, NieR: Automata, is set to join SoulCalibur
VI as the game's second guest character. Like Geralt of Rivia, 2B will bring
along her own stage and BGM from on her original game. Additionally, 2B will
also get a unique alternate costume and several customization items. Check out
2B's reveal trailer, along
with her official artwork by Takuji Kawano and 50 HD screenshots!
Any fighting game fan
savvy with SNK history certainly expected to see "Miss X" appear in SNK
Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy in some form or another. Originally appearing in
SNK Gals Fighters (2000), Iori Yagami will reprise the role as Miss X in SNK
Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy as the latest DLC character for the game. However,
the original Miss X will be joined by a female Miss X and a female Kyo
cosplayer. Check out Miss X's reveal trailer
and official character artwork!
On Tuesday, Capcom
released a minor update for Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection
which includes improvements across all platforms. PS4 & Xbox One version
updates include general fixes in Online & Training modes, along with
localization fixes, audio improvements, and Museum Updates. Most of the same
fixes were implemented in the Nintendo Switch version, in addition to
improvements for lobbies and online capabilities. Here are the full patch
notes from Capcom Unity.
22nd, 2018 TEKKEN
7: FR"Round 2" Coming to Japan Arcades in February 2019,
During last week's
Mastercup 10 tournament, Bandai Namco officially announced the anticipated
update to the arcade version of TEKKEN 7. The update, titled TEKKEN 7:
Fated Retribution Round 2, will bring the arcade version up to speed with
the current console versions - adding Lei Wulong, Anna Williams, Geese Howard,
Noctis, and other (currently-console exclusive) customizations and stages.
Bandai Namco also released a trailer
for TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution Round 2.
17th, 2018 SoulCalibur VI -
"Souls and Swords: The Rise of SoulCalibur" Video
Documentary - Part 2
As the highly-anticipated
release of Soul Calibur VI is nearly upon us, Bandai Namco America uploaded PART 2 of their Soul Calibur documentary / retrospective
about the iconic 3D
weapon-based fighting series. PART 2 of this video documentary
brings back well-known fighting game players: Maximillian, Aris, Kayane,
Markman, LinkRKC, and Bibulous, who talk about the Soul Calibur competitive scene,
the evolution of the series, and why they're excited about SoulCalibur VI.
17th, 2018 SoulCalibur VI
Features / Game Modes English Trailer
Today, Bandai Namco
released the English version of their Soul Calibur VI Features / Game
Modes trailer. It's very
similar to the Japanese version of the trailer, showing a preview of the
single-player and multi-player modes available in the game at launch, including:
Soul Chronicle, Libra of Soul, Character Creation, Museum, and Online Battle.
16th, 2018 Guilty Gear / BlazBlue
Official Merch Designed by SuperGroupies
designers, SuperGroupies, are doing a collaboration with Arc System Works to
make official backpacks, cardigans, and smartphone cases based on Guilty Gear
Xrd REV 2 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction designs. Take a look at this
ultra-stylish Arc System Works-themed apparel,
including Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, Ragna The Bloodedge, and Jin Kisaragi-inspired bags (sporting
an appropriate number of belts and even character crests).
The latest issue of
Famitsu has confirmed BlazBlue Central Fiction: Special Edition is coming
to Nintendo Switch on February 7th, 2019 in Japan. So far, what we know about BBCF:
Special Edition on Switch is that it will come packed with the DLC
characters from the previous console releases, including: Jubei, Susanoo, Mai
Natsume and Es. No further details have been announced thus far. BlazBlue:
Central Fiction was originally released in arcades in 2015, on PS4/PS3 in
2017, and on Steam in 2018.
Fans of the 2D character
illustrations from TEKKEN 7 and TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 should
immediately recognize the vibrant artwork of Junny, who recently completed two
amazing SoulCalibur VI illustrations. These "group" character illustrations
are a homage to official SoulCalibur artworks from 1998-1999, featuring a
"heroes" and "villains" side. The heroes side features Kilik,
Sophitia, Maxi, Xianghua & Groh, while the villains side has Nightmare, Ivy,
Astaroth, Inferno & Lizard Man.
12th, 2018 A Closer Look at the SoulCalibur VI
Bandai Namco released a video
showing the contents of the Soul Calibur 6
Collector's Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Once again, the Collector's
Edition comes with a 12" inch Sophitia Alexandra statue, a 120 page art
book, CD compilation soundtrack, a metal case cover with built in soundbox, and
the standard version of the game. The Collector's
Edition retails for $149.99 and is currently available for pre-order in the Bandai
Namco Store, and on Amazon, Best Buy & Gamestop.
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