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Brainiac shows the strength of intellect in Injustice 2 gameplay trailer

The main antagonist of NetherRealm Studios' upcoming fighter has received his own gameplay trailer.

Brainiac seems to be a character who likes to at range, using tendrils to either amplify the range of his normals or propel him forward during attacks. His special attacks include a small ship projectile, a counter, a beam he can call down at certain ranges, a Scorpion-esque tendril spear and a large anti-air tenddril attack.

Players can check out the trailer after the jump. Injustice 2 releases on May 16, 2017.

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Mikado shirt sale enters its second year to raise funds for Evo

Takadanobaba Mikado Game Center in Japan has begun another year of raising money for Japanese Guilty Gear players trying to attend Evolution by selling shirts via Teespring.

This year, two shirt styles are being offered. The first is the returning design from last year's campaign, which features the arcade's name along with its location in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

The second shirt is a new design featuring a small Mikado logo on the left side of the chest while the word "slash" is written in large, jagged lettering across both shoulders on the back.  

The returning shirt will cost buyers $21.99 while the new style will be $22.99. Interested buyers can send questions to Jonio or MajinObama on Twitter.


Atlus Persona domains create speculation about new titles

The developer of the Persona series of games has registered a number of websites, leading players to wonder if a new fighting game may be in the works.

According to Siliconera, Atlus Japan has registered at least 14 domains with addresses such as and The company, however, has also created leading players to think about the possibility of a new Persona fighting game.

Atlus has previously teamed up with Arc System Works to create both Persona 4 Arena (abbreviated P4U in Japan) and its sequel Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. 

While the new domains don't necessarily mean anything, both Persona games were successful and it would be hard to believe the two companies are not at least considering a third entry in the franchise.


Alex, Chun-Li, R. Mika all go to work on April 25 with new SFV costumes

Capcom has announced three more costumes that will be available at the end of April.

These work-themed outfits will see Alex don firefighter gear, R. Mika pick up the pom-poms as a cheerleader and Chun-Li dressed to impress in a business suit.

The costumes will join the school outfits and returning Thailand stage as new content released on April 25. Each costume will cost players $3.99.


BlazBlue Central Fiction coming to Steam on April 26, 2017

The newest BlazBlue game will receive a PC release before the end of April.

According to the game's Steam listing, BlazBlue Central Fiction will arrive on April 26 and come bundled with a digital soundtrack and "Memorial Book."

There is currently no price listed for the Steam version of BBCF. Central Fiction was first released in Japanese arcades on Nov. 19, 2015, with a U.S. console release coming almost a year later on Nov. 1, 2016.



Capcom delays Season 2 update, may conduct additional CFN beta

Capcom has postponed the launch of the new Capcom Fighters Network, which has muddled the release date for the Season 2 balance changes and next SFV DLC character.

The news comes from a post on Capcom-Unity, in which the company claims it is holding off the CFN release so that it "meets all of our expectations before it officially launches."

The post also points out that because the new CFN is tied to both the balances changes and the next character, those features will also have to wait until CFN is ready for release. Capcom's original plan was to have the Season 2 balance changes available by the end of April 2017

The company is now considering a second CFN beta to be conducted in the near future that would include the next DLC character, and promises there is "still to-be-announced content coming to Street Fighter V at the end of April."


School costumes, Thailand stage coming to Street Fighter V on April 25

Street Fighter II's iconic final arena and new costumes for Ryu, Chun-Li and Juri will be available at the end of April 2017.

Originally the home stage of SFII boss M. Bison, Thailand's enormous bell and intricate statues have received a visual upgrade as the vista receives new life in SFV. 

Meanwhile, new school costumes will provide more wardrobe changes for the three aforementioned characters. Ryu's resembles a school gang leader, Chun-Li shows off a more studious appearance and Juri fades to black with a gothic or punk look.

The Thailand stage will be available for $3.99 or 70,000 Fight Money, while each of the new costumes will cost $3.99.


Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] coming to console

Image from FamitsuThe most recent version of Under Night is finally coming home.

Famitsu is reporting that Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] will be coming home to PlayStation 3 & 4 consoles, along with Vita. A new issue of the magazine, scheduled to be released on April 20, 2017, will talk more about the title. The console version of UNIST will include new character Enkidu.

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] was first released in Japanese arcades on July 23, 2015. No other information about the title, or a potential console release date, is available at this time. 


New Tekken 7 information emerges from Hypespotting 6

Glasgow, Scotland's, recent Hypespotting 6 event hosted the newest build of Tekken 7, giving players more details about the upcoming game.

In addition to being the first appearances of Kuma, Panda and Eddy in a tournament environment, players were making notes and Tweets about changes to the game and tweaks to the pre-existing Tekken 7 cast.

TekkenGamer has compiled many of those alterations and updates, including:  

  • New offline game mode called Treasure Battle
  • Kuma and Panda unblockable move ‘Fatal Wind’ removed
  • Bryan Fury’s qcb+3 no longer combos, nor launches on counter hit
  • Duomo di Sirio (“Cathedral of Sirius” in Italian) stage music has changed
  • Character Select music has changed
  • The Main Menu no longer has question marks (?????), but shows the following menu items: Story Mode, Offline, Online, Customization, Jukebox, Gallery, Options, Player Information, PlayStation Store, VR Mode

There is even a new way to map attacks and button check from the main menu. For more changes, as well as gameplay from the recent event, players can check out the article at TekkenGamer.


Capcom serves up new information on Ultra Street Fighter II

Capcom has released a new trailer and soundtrack sample for the updated version of the company's classic fighter.

The game's second trailer features more of the game's various modes, from Dynamic Battle and Gallery to the new Color Edit Mode. The preview also shows the various ways people can play the game.

Capcom has also released a five-minute preview of the game's audio tracks that alternates between original and new versions. According to Capcom, players will be able to switch between the original and new renditions of these classic songs.

Players can check out the second trailer and audio sampling after the jump.

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Injustice 2 goes green with Poison Ivy gameplay trailer

DC's bewitching master of plants has finally gotten her own trailer for the upcoming game.

Poison Ivy has a mixture of short and long-range attacks in Injustice 2. She has a fairly standard fireball that can be meter burned for a second projectile, a ground spike that can add extra hits to start a juggle and what appears to be command throw. She also has the ability to summon a plant helper which continuously spits projectiles at the opposing character for a time and can use plant vines like whips.

Readers can check out the trailer after the jump.

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BlazBlue Central Fiction heading to Steam soon?

The most recent version of BlazBlue may shortly be getting its PC release.

According to Twitter user Gatoray (via Shoryuken), the Korean ratings board has listed BlazBlue Central Fiction for an upcoming PC release. This could mean the game is being set up for distribution on the platform soon.

However, SRK also reported that BBCF was seen in the Steam database more than two months ago, so it is still unclear if the release is pending or this is simply more preparation for its eventual availability.


Scarecrow spreads fear in new Injustice 2 gameplay trailer

Storied Batman foe Screcrow is the newest combatant to get a gameplay trailer in Injustice 2.

Scarecrow uses a mix of his trademark fear toxin along with a chained sickle. Unique to the character is his fear meter, which builds with any successful use of an attack that uses his gas. Normally Scarecrow's trait merely activates a cloud of gas around him (similar to Solomon Grundy's trait in the original Injustice), but once full it unlocks a chain attack that tracks opponents around the screen.

Players can check out the gameplay trailer after the jump.

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European Rev 2 limited edition will only have 500 copies

European publisher PQube has revealed a very limited run of Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 special editions that are now available for preorder at Rice Digital.

The edition will contain the game, an original Sol Badguy framed art print of which only 500 pieces will be produced and an official Rev 2 shirt in the consumer's size. The whole package will cost players £59.99 (roughly $75). 

There is currently no date set for the European release of Rev 2. The game releases in Japan on May 25, 2017, and North America on May 26.


Tekken 7 frame data translated by Ranking Battles Norway

Frame data for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution has now been translated for English speakers.

Ranking Battles Norway has compiled the information from the Japanese wiki inatekken and added it to an easy-to-read webpage with character images leading to each fighter.

The source of the data, inatekken, has been used by players in the Tekken scene for years as a largely accurate guide to the franchise's frame information. No official data for Tekken 7 has been provided by Bandai Namco.


Red hooded Sylvie rides into King of Fighters XIV on April 12

Another of KOF XIV's announced DLC costumes will be avilable on April 12.

Sylvie's Little Red Riding Hood costume was originally announced along with Kula's Sundress, Meitenkun's Pajamas and Angel's Diabla costumes at the KOF XIV World Championship.

No price has been announced for the DLC at this time, but recent outfits such as the Classic Iori Costume and Kamuikotan Girl's School Uniform for Nakoruru cost players $2.99. Readers can check out the trailer after the jump.

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Super Desperation Radio episode 614 archive online

The latest episode of Super Desperation Radio is now available for watching on Team Spooky's YouTube channel.

With only days before NorCal Regionals 2017, SDR talked about its successful Matcherino drive for the KOF XIV tournament along a preview of the event.

They also discussed the new KOF patch and DLC characters, the recent Hitbox movement and Burst League's effort to create a coordinated tour for King of Fighters, Guilty Gear Xrd and BlazBlue.

Super Desperation Radio is live every Monday at 6:30 p.m. PDT on Team Spooky, and will be archived at the TS YouTube channel. Classic episodes can still be found on the IPLAYWINNER YouTube.


The Flash runs circles around opponents in Injustice 2 gameplay trailer

The crimson speedster has finally gotten his own Injustice 2 trailer.

While the character is making his return, this is not the same Flash players will remember from the original Injustice. Seemingly gone are his torpedo attacks from the first game, replaced by a projectile attack and a move that resembles Kitana's sonic fan anti-air from Mortal Kombat. Flash's trait, however, seems unchanged in Injustice 2.

Players can check out the minute-and-a-half trailer after the jump. Injustice 2 releases May 16, 2017.

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King of Fighters XIV celebrates spring with Kula sundress on April 12

First announced at the end of the King of Fighters World Championship in February, Kula's sundress costume will be available for purchase on April 12, 2017.

SNK has released a short trailer for the outfit, so players can see it in action. 

Although no price has been announced for the DLC at this time, if SNK follows its current pattern of costume prices it will likely cost consumers $2.99. Readers can check out the trailer after the jump.

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Misfits add Angelic to roster of players

Armando "Angelic" Mejia has been added to Misfits as both a player and organizer.

Known most for his play in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mejia has twice gotten third place at Evolution—2013 and 2016—with many other high placings to his credit. He joins as the first traditional fighting game player on Misfits, which has players in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, Smash Bros. and more.

In a comment to ESPN Esports, Mejia said that in the past he was unable to reach his full potential as a player, but now "will show the world how dominant I can be in Marvel vs Capcom and bring my gameplay across the globe." He is also excited to team with Misfits in running events for the FGC.

Mejia has confirmed attendance at several major upcoming tournaments thanks to his new team.

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