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Another mystery Pokken Tournament character will be revealed this week

Pokken Tournament can't stop, won't stop! At least in arcades, where it's getting tons of new DLC in the form of extra fighters. Wii U isn't getting anything just yet, while we wait for more information, or a potential Switch port. As ...   read

 
 
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Capcom claims it'll support Street Fighter V through '2020'

I really like Street Fighter V. I still play it regularly, despite the mishandling of its launch. Because in the end, it came out of the gate with its foundation intact, and it'll only grow from there. Capcom's Yoshinori Ono seems to a...   read

 
 
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Frieza's forces are coming for Conton City in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Bandai Namco pledged to support Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 with updates and DLC, and today we're getting a glimpse at what those plans will look like in practice. The game's first update is due a month from now, on December 20, and this is wha...   read

 
 
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Kept you waiting, huh? Sephiroth slashes into Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade

I'm still mad that I left Japan mere months before Dissidia Final Fantasy hit arcades. Sure I got to try out Guilty Gear Revelator and Pokken Tournament, but it wasn't enough! Dissidia has been steadily growing for months on ...   read

 
 
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Akuma is coming to Street Fighter V

Right during the Red Bull Battlegrounds North American Regional Finals, Capcom teased the appearance of Akuma in Street Fighter V. He's not too far off either, as he'll be playable on December 3 at the PlayStation Experience event -- though...   read

 
 
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Nidhogg II dashes right to PS4 next year

The original Nidhogg found indie success on PC in 2014, and that success led to it being ported to Sony platforms. Developer Messhof doesn't have to prove itself the second time 'round. Nidhogg II is coming to PlayStation 4 right...   read

 
 
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The leaks were wrong: Pokken Tournament welcomes...Croagunk?!

Given that a reliable leak gave us Scizor and Darkrai, it stood to reason that Empoleon, the third leak, would be announced for Pokken Tournament. But we were possibly trolled by Bandai Namco, as the newest character on the block is none ot...   read

 
 
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Review: BlazBlue: Central Fiction

It's been tough for me to get into BlazBlue. My first ever Arc System Works fighter was the original Guilty Gear, and I've been a believer ever since. When BlazBlue rolled around 10 years later a lot of my crew was already investe...   read

 
 
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Review: Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Dragon Ball games have been a part of my entire life. I played classics such as the Super Butoden series on the SNES and more recent but classic titles like the Budokai series. Throughout the years I’ve also experienced terrible Drago...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V has run out of super meter in the sales department

Capcom had decent expectations for how Street Fighter V would perform in its first few months on sale. Due to fan hype and EVO starting shortly after launch, Capcom was betting about two million units would ship by March. Turns out, the gam...   read

 
 
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Scizor is heading to Pokken Tournament arcade, Wii U still in question

Bandai Namco teased another Pokemon for Pokken Tournament, and now we finally have a confirmation -- Scizor! Nintendo Everything grabbed some footage from the stream that you can watch below. Leaks several months ago pointed towards&nb...   read

 
 
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Manly matador Miguel joins Tekken 7

The already expansive roster for Tekken 7 keeps expanding. Today, developer Bandai Namco dropped a fresh trailer confirming Spaniard Miguel Caballero Rojo for the cast. Miguel's inclusion brings the roster count up to 33 fighters. Tekken 7&...   read

 
 
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BlazBlue creator: Central Fiction has the 'best ending,' no extended cut coming

Depending on your fighting game preferences, this might be good or bad news. BlazBlue creator Toshimichi Mori has been intimating in the past few months that there won't be an expansion-style add-on for BlazBlue: Central Fiction, ...   read

 
 
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BlazBlue: Central Fiction, which is not a visual novel, launches soon in the west

Arc System Works is no stranger to visual novels based on their universes, so it's a bit confusing to most people when you tell them that BlazBlue: Central Fiction exists. It is, indeed, the next fully-fledged BlazBlue fighting game wi...   read

 
 
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XSEED is bringing Nitroplus Blasterz to PC this winter

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel is a PlayStation exclusive no longer. XSEED is bringing the Examu-developed 2D fighter to Steam this winter, and that's sure to make some of you happy. In his review of the PS4 version, Kyle noted...   read

 
 
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Urien's classic outfit is lurking in Street Fighter V

Urien is the latest addition to the Street Fighter V roster, and if you're looking to set his body free, I'm happy to offer some small assistance. By holding LP+MK+HP before a match, you can get the brawler out of his business attire and i...   read

 
 
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Latest Street Fighter V patch breaking the game on PC (Update)

[Update: Capcom says it is now working to roll back "the security measures added to the PC version of Street Fighter V. After the rollback process to the PC version, all new content from the September update will still be available to playe...   read

 
 
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Keep an eye on action-RPG Shiness this December

Admittedly, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom isn't my normal jam. It's doing the grand action-adventure RPG thing, which I can occasionally sink deep into, but it's rare these days that I feel like I can take on that sort of time commitment....   read

 
 
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Killer Instinct just added its free campaign mode

Killer Instinct fans have spent most of 2016 waiting for it, and the time's finally here. Iron Galaxy's well-performing fighter gets its single-player campaign mode today. Shadow Lords has released for Killer Instinct. The idea b...   read

 
 
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Tekken 7's console edition is on par with arcades

I don't have as much to say about Tekken 7 because there just isn't a whole lot to say. It's Tekken. That's all you need you know really. If you're a Tekken fan and been following it, you'll already know that the game is...   read

 
 
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Urien joins Street Fighter V on September 22

Capcom has locked down a date for our main man Urien's arrival in Street Fighter V, and it's not far off now. He'll be available to season pass holders and sold standalone (purchasable with either Fight Money or real-world money) on Thursda...   read

 
 
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King of Fighters producer: 'Arcades are dying down, so events like EVO Japan are great'

There was a massive presentation at TGS yesterday regarding fighting games, and Yasuyuki Oda (King of Fighters XIV producer) was in attendance. He dropped a ton of information on us, including news of a balance update, a larger ra...   read

 
 
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2? More like 1.5

Did you watch Dragon Ball Super after Battle of Gods and Revival of Frieza? Did you feel like you were watching the same thing despite the new scenes? That it was fine and all, but you've been there, done that? That's what playing...   read

 
 
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One Piece and Dragon Ball will meet again on 3DS

One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum is set for a release in Japan on September 21 on 3DS, and this new development makes the news that there's no planned localization even tougher. Arc System Works has announced that Grand Pirate will be...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V's Urien is coming in hot hot hot

Street Fighter V has had a pretty fantastic season of characters. I mean, the original release had a diverse cast with distinctly different fighting styles, but the DLC has been something else. Urien is the last of the lot (for season one a...   read

 
 
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