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Geese Howard coming to Tekken 7 before the end of November?

The former boss of South Town will be making his way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One before December, if Microsoft and Sony websites are correct.

The European PlayStation blog posted that Geese will be available starting on Nov. 30. This comes more than a week after outlets including Shoryuken noted that the Microsoft website lists Geese's release date as Nov. 29, and neither a statement from Bandai Namco or a retraction from Microsoft has occurred. Microsoft has, however, moved the listed time of the character's release from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., much closer to Sony's Nov. 30 date.

It seems out of the ordinary for Bandai Namco to not advertise the impending release date, but for now players will have to wait and see if Geese makes his appearance in the next few days. There is currently no information on a Steam release for Geese at this time.


Noctis takes the wheel in new Dissidia gameplay trailer

Previously revealed at Tokyo Game Show 2017, Noctis Lucis Caelum now has an official gameplay trailer for his appearance in Dissidia Final Fantasy and its console version.

Noctis is mostly a melee fighter but can throw his weapon and then teleport to it. He can also use the power of Armiger to summon different weapons, allowing him to swap between them during his combos.

Along with Noctis, Dissidia is also a receiving a new stage that recreates the void of nothingness and field of flowers from the climax of Final Fantasy VIII.

Readers can check out the trailers for Noctis and the stage after the jump. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4 console on Jan. 11, 2018, in Japan and Jan. 30 in North America and Europe.

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Data miner released for King of Fighters XI, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum

New tools from Vans have been designed to help players learn more about the inner workings of two of SNK's team-based fighters.

The miners for King of Fighters XI and NeoGeo Battle Coliseum provide hitbox data for characters in the games as well as more detailed information like sprite timings and velocities. 

Vans has released a 20-minute tutorial video, giving players a guide on the information his tools reveal, how to use that data and other resources for players. King of Fighters XI and NeoGeo Battle Coliseum have similar systems, so the data miners will work the same way for both titles. 

Players can check out the tutorial, which includes a link to the data miners, at YouTube.


Qudans joins ROX Gaming

Korean esports team ROX Gaming has added a second fighting game player to its roster with the signing of Tekken World Tour 2017 champion Byung-moon "Qudans" Son.

Qudans was a world-class Tekken player during the era of Tekken 5 before taking time away from the game for various reasons. He has returned to the competitive scene with Tekken 7 and has quickly reestablished himself on the world stage by winning both the South East Asia Major 2017 and the Tekken World Tour finals.

Qudans joins fellow Tekken legend Knee as part of ROX Gaming's roster.


Autumn Steam sale offers big savings on fighting games

Until Nov. 28, 2017, players have the chance to purchase many popular fighting games at heavily discounted prices.

Titles including Tekken 7, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters XIV, Street Fighter V are discounted by more than 50 percent with other games such as the Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 update and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite also on sale. 

There are dozens of titles on sale from both major and independent developers. Readers can check out the sale on the official Steam website.  


UNIST coming to North America, Europe on Feb. 9, 2018

The console version of Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late finally has a release date for North America and Europe.

The game will come home in those regions on Feb. 9, 2018, almost seven months after the game was released in Japan on the PlayStation 3, 4 and Vita consoles. The console version of UNIST adds two new characters—Erika Wagner and Enkidu—not found in the original arcade version of the game as well as plenty of changes to the characters returning from Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late.

While no preorder information is available for the North American release at this time, European players can purchase either the standard version of the title or exclusive Rice Digital collector's edition of the game now.

UNIST will release for the PlayStation 3, 4 and Vita consoles.


Aegis Gundam, White Dingo GM Sniper II drafted into Gundam Versus

Bandai Namco will continue its steady release of new mobile suits to the Japanese version of Gundam Versus by adding two more on Dec. 12.

Aegis Gundam and Athrun Zala appear from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, while the White Dingo Team GM Sniper II and its pilot Master Pierce Rayer come from the Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes video game released on Dreamcast.

They will join the Mudrock and Gundam AGE-2 mobile suits being released earlier in the month. As always, each the additions will cost players 650 yen (about $6).


Black Widow, Venom, Winter Soldier coming to MvCI on Dec. 5

The three remaining DLC characters that Capcom announced as coming to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite before the end of 2017 will be joining the game in early December.

Winter Soldier comes to MvCI equipped with guns and grenades, along with his cybernetic arm that allows him to armor through enemy attacks; Black Widow uses her fast movement and Widow's Bite wrist gauntlets to immobilize opponents; and Venom returns to the Marvel vs. Capcom series with many of his original moves as well as some new tricks including a web zip of his own.

The three characters will be available for free to those who already purchased MvCI's Character Pass, and will also be sold separately for $7.99 each. Readers can check out the trailer after the jump.

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In the name of the moon! Frame data released for Sailor Moon fighter

Frame data for the Super Famicom's cult anime fighter, Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Jougai Rantou!? Shuyaku Soudatsusen, has been compiled in a new document.

The data, retrieved thanks to Kamekaze (who also released the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters frame data), gives attributes for all normal and special moves of the game's nine characters as well as any special characteristics of individual attacks. It also notes that for some moves, slowdown may make the actual numbers seem different than they are to the players. 

The game has recently seen a tournament resurgence thanks to The Skillions and Team St1ckbug tournament organizers in New York City.

Readers can check out the guide on Google Documents, and for more information on the title can check out the recent feature at Kotaku.


New Christmas, nostalgia costumes arrive for SFV on Nov. 29

A new batch of costumes is coming to Street Fighter V at the end of November to help celebrate the holidays and bring back memories of the series' past.


The 10 costumes are split into three themes: four are Christmas costumes for Menat, Alex, Kolin and Cammy; four bring back classic looks for Chun-Li, Birdie, Balrog and Karin; and two are "combat" costumes for Chun-Li.

In addition, last year's holiday pack, consisting of costumes and the "Frosty Blvd." stage, will return at a discount of 50 percent off the original price. 

The new costumes will cost players $3.99 each.


SFV Arcade Edition trailer shows off new V-Triggers, playable at PSX

A new trailer for Street Fighter V Arcade Edition was revealed at Red Bull Battlegrounds, and with it came the news that the title will be playable at PlayStation Experience on Dec. 9-10, 2017.

Arcade Edition will feature new V-Triggers for the cast, from Ibuki's giant shuriken to Nadeshiko attacking opponents with a steel chair.

In addition, Capcom dropped a hint that there may be more news coming at the Capcom Cup grand finals during PSX. Sakura petals floated in front of the Capcom Cup logo and the pink confetti rained down at the event hall, suggesting that the familiar shoto-in-training may be part of the Season 3 DLC.

For now, however, readers can check out the V-Trigger trailer after the jump.

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Playable Dark Heart stretch goal completed for Six Stars!!!!!!

The BackerKit promotion to both preorder and support Arcana Heart 3 Love Max Six Stars!!!!!! ends on Nov. 19, 2017, but the efforts have unlocked another new character that will be part of the game.

When Six Stars comes to Steam in December 2017 it will include Dark Heart as playable character along with previously announced additions Shark Girl, the Paracelsia arcana and updated balancing.

The campaign has currently raised more than $67,000 in support and preorders.

Those who want to preorder the game and possibly pick up some Arcana Heart merchandise can head over to BackerKit for more details. Customers have until Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. EST to complete their purchase.


Gordeau, Yukiko Amagi and Azrael cut in on BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

Arc System Works has revealed the next set of characters that will be included in its upcoming crossover fighter.

Gordeau from Under Night In-Birth, Yukiko Amagi from Persona 4 Arena and Azrael from BlazBlue will each bring their unique fighting style to the title when it comes home.

Arc System Works did not reveal a time frame for the next set of character reveals, but left a hint at the end of video with BlazBlue's Noel asking other off-screen participants "Eh? You guys are...also into this?"

Readers can check out the new trailer after the jump. BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle releases in early 2018 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam.

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MvCI balance patch bringing big changes on Dec. 5

A newly announced patch coming to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will change the landscape of the game going into its Battle for the Stones event on Dec. 9-10, 2017.

Big changes have been made to the general gameplay of MvCI, with the seeming removal of the hit-stun deterioration glitch, which allowed players to create very long combos and kill a character.

There are also nerfs to both the Reality surge and Space storm abilities, with the former having slower start-up, less active frames and going away when the character is hit while the later will now put players in the box for less time on activation. Off the ground (OTG) relaunch attacks have also been limited to two per combo and crumple state now offers tech roll in addition to other glitch fixes and engine tweaks.

In terms of the character roster, popular characters like Dante, Dormammu and Ultron have all received nerfs, with Dante receiving a lengthy list of nerfs in terms of move duration, hitboxes/hurtboxes or active frames. Overall, 20 of the game's characters will receive at least one change when the patch releases.

Readers can head over to Capcom Unity for the full list of changes. 


Gundam AGE-2, Mudrock joining the fight in Gundam Versus

Gundam Versus fans in different regions will be seeing a simultaneously launch of two new mobile suits on Dec. 5, 2017.

The Gundam AGE-2 and its pilot Asemu Asuno will appear from Mobile Suit Gundam AGE while Mudrock Gundam and its pilot Agar will be the second suit appearing from the Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeonic Front video game.

As with other DLC mobile suits, the two new characters will cost players 650 yen (about $6) in Japan and $4.99 in North America. At this point there is no word as to when North American players will receieve Atlas Gundam, Zeydra, the custom Zaku I and Raider Gundam, the four DLC additions coming to the Japanese version of the title before the end of November 2017.


Kid Buu, Gotenks and adult Gohan coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ

[Update Nov. 16, 11 a.m. CST]: ShonenGamez has provided a scan from the magazine, which has been included after the jump.

According to Ryokutya, three new characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ have been revealed in the new issue of V-Jump magazine, along with the confirmation of more modes coming to the game.

Kid Buu, Gotenks and adult Gohan will be joining the game's cast, each bringing their signature attacks with them. Buu will bring his Planet Burst; Gohan has his Ultimate Kamehameha and can unlock his potential by consuming the ki gauge; and Gotenks can utilize his Charging Ultra Buu Buu Volleyball, which will change animation depending on his teammates.

DBFZ has also been confirmed to have a shop mode, where players can spend in-game currency to buy titles and colors, as well as an arcade mode.

Dragon Ball FighterZ comes to North America on Jan. 26, 2018.

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Misango brings a sting to ARMS in version 4.0

ARMS version 4.0 has been released, bringing with it a new character, stage and more ARMS for use in battle.

The new character is Misango, whose home stage is the debuting Temple Grounds arena. Misango's special ability in ARMS revolves around the mysterious entity that floats above him: he can absorb it to gain special powers.

Misango can choose to simply absorb the entity or use it first as a shield then absorb it, and depending on its color when absorbed he will either gain armor (red), increased mobility (blue) or "the ability to automatically block all incoming blows for a short period of time upon activating his rush combo" (yellow).

Misango arrives with three new ARMS all that use poison. The Scorpio crawls on the ground or turns into a disc in the air before delivering a poisonous stab; the Glusher is a heavy weapon that bounces once or twice before smashing the opponent; and the Skully is one of the fastest attacks in the game, but can be knocked aside by heavier ARMS.

For more information on the ARMS 4.0 update, readers can check out the Nintendo Treehouse Log. The Misango trailer can be found after the jump.

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Arika names Fighting EX Layer, public beta starts Dec. 11

The "Mysterious Fighting Game" has been given a name, and players will be able to try out Arika's newest fighter in early December 2017.

According to the PlayStation blog, Arika has given its forthcoming title the name Fighting EX Layer, and the game will come home in a public beta starting on Dec. 11.

During the two-week event, players will get to explore Kairi, Garuda, Skullomania, Darun Mister, Allen Snider and Shirase as they test the game's online functionality. In addition, players attending the PlayStation Experience on Dec. 9-10 will get a chance to play the demo early.

There are no details on what Gougi will be usable during demo. For the entire brief interview with Arika's Akira "NIN" Nishitani where he discusses the purpose of the Gougi system, check out the PlayStation Blog. The post also features a new video featuring Shirase in her new design.

Fighting EX Layer is coming to PlayStation 4 sometime in 2018.


Pokkén Tournament DX version 1.1.0 released

A new update to Pokkén Tournament DX has been released for the Nintendo Switch console.

The update includes previously announced new online modes and a record featur for training mode as well as gameplay fixes for several characters in the cast.

The changes are mostly corrections to unintended side effects of attacks, such as players not being allowed to double jump after certain actions. Readers can check out the entire list of alterations on the official Nintendo website.


More images, information revealed for Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters

Bandai Namco has released more screenshots of its upcoming Kamen Rider arena fighting game, giving players more details about playable characters and included modes.

In addition to Climax Fighters' first use of online battles in the series, the game will also feature a one-player Mission Mode to choose solo challenges.

The company also debuted images of added Kamen Riders Brave, Mach, Baron, Specter, Accel, Birth, Meteor and Beast, bringing the total number of characters in the game to 27.

Kamen Rider: Climax Fighters arrives on Dec. 7, 2017, in Japan and Asia (with English subtitles). Readers can check out the images at Gematsu, and watch the most recent trailer of the game after the jump.

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