Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Fighter

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax trailer deluge – story, systems, characters

Atlus has released several new trailers from their upcoming fighter Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The featured video is the story trailer, which shows the menacing, mysterious fog from Persona 4 once again covering the small town of Inaba, forcing the cast to turn on one another in a new tournament. The other four trailers, posted below, focus on the new systems as well as on three different characters: Aigis, Adachi and Marie. The latter two of which will be available as free DLC during the week after launch.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News

Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- gets limited edition for PS3, PS4

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign (PS3, PS4) LE Announcement - Screenshot 1

An exclusive limited edition of Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- will be available for PS3 and PS4. The PS3 version will run $69.99 and the PS4 version $79.99, with each including an outer box themed after The Backyard, a soundtrack arranged by series creator Daisuke Ishiwatari, a character book with history from Overture and XX Accent Core Plus, and a keychain designed after Sol Badguy’s original belt buckle. All versions are currently available for pre-order. Shots of the set will be posted as soon as they are released.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late up for pre-order, official site launches

Under Night In-Birth Exe Late (PC) Website and Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys Games’ upcoming 2D fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is now available for pre-order. And to get the pre-order ball rolling, the official site has gone live, as has a batch of new screenshots. Slated to launch in 2015, Under Night In-Birth was co-developed by Arc System Works and French Bread and is being primed for home release with the same features as the Japanese arcade version as well as some console perks, including streamlined inputs for easier acclimation, a storyline for each character that fits into a larger arc, temporary offensive abilities that are bestowed during combat, and BlazBlue’s netcode.

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PlayStation 3 News

Atlus to livestream Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’s Golden Arena shortly

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (360, PS3) Media Announcement - Screenshot 2

Atlus will be playing through some of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax’s Golden Arena mode later today on their Twitch channel. The livestream kicks off in half an hour, at 1:30 p.m. (CST), and will feature a demonstration covering the earlier levels from some of the four different courses that the mode offers, as well as its various role-playing elements.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! launching this September

Arcana Heart 3 Love Max (PS3, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Aksys has announced that their upcoming fighter Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! will launch on September 23 for both PS3 and PS Vita. The US version will also feature a double art insert, with an exclusive fighter-themed cover on one side and the Japanese cheerleader-themed cover on the other. The 23-character fighter will feature new brawlers, online play with lobby support for up to six players, and over 300 hidden scenarios. Nearly a dozen new screenshots were also released, showing more of the crew in action.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Sign-up begins for Rise of Incarnates closed beta

Rise of Incarnates (PC) Closed Beta Announcement - Screenshot 1

Upcoming PC free-to-play fighter Rise of Incarnates is scheduled to enter closed beta on August 8. Gamers interested in signing up to access the beta, which will run until 11:50 p.m. (PDT) on August 17, can go here. At launch, the closed beta will include characters Ares, Grim Reaper, Lilith, and Mephistopheles, with Brynhildr set to be added on August 13, as well as two battlegrounds, New York City and Paris. A few purchasable items will be made available for testing out the character-customization system.

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PC News

New extended version of Tekken 7 trailer revealed at Comic-Con

Bandai Namco has released an extended version of the Tekken 7 teaser that was debuted during this year’s Evo. The new cut was shown at the studio’s Fighting Game panel during Comic-Con and runs a little over a minute and a half longer than the original.

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Convention, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Bandai Namco reveals Tekken 7 at Evo 2014

Bandai Namco decided to add even more energy (some might say “hype”) to Evo 2014 by announcing Tekken 7. Details were scarce, save for that Unreal Engine 4 is being used to power the brawler. According to series executive producer and game director Katsuhiro Harada, the team went with UE4 to “focus our efforts on making Tekken 7 the best possible game without worrying about spending time creating a stand-alone graphic engine.” A teaser was released, however, offering a few hints at what’s in store.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Ace Combat Infinity, Soulcalibur Lost Swords pass 1-million mark

Ace Combat Infinity (PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 5

Ace Combat Infinity, the series’ first free-to-play entry, passed the one-million-download mark during May, according to Bandai Namco. To celebrate, Project Aces will gift every player who checks their notification about the commemoration before August 18 a free special aircraft, the Mirage 2000-5 -White Tiger-. The studio’s other free-to-play title, Soulcalibur Lost Swords, also surpassed one million downloads. A One Million Download Campaign was kicked off in honor of the milestone, and from July 9 to 23, players will be able to battle through a new campaign as well as take on special quests to unlock Ivy, Astaroth, and gift items.

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PlayStation 3 News

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late to launch next year for PS3

Under Night In-Birth Exe Late (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

And another pick-up for Aksys. Following the announcement that they will be publishing the visual novel Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters, the studio sent word that they will also be publishing the PS3 fighter Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late. Co-developed by French Bread and Arc System Works, Under Night will feature 16 characters, six game modes, including Arcade, Score Attack, and Survival, as well as online multiplayer. Fighting fans will have to wait a bit before they can get their hands on it, though, as it isn’t set for release until 2015.

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PlayStation 3 News