Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Fighter

Sega releases Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax’s intro

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax’s opening cinematic has been released. The upcoming crossover fighter from Ecole and French Bread features characters from various Dengeki Bunko novels as well as Sega-themed stages, from such series as Virtua On, Sonic, and Valkyria Chronicles. Sega fans should also note that the launch edition comes with a bonus soundtrack packed with remixed tracks from other Sega titles.

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PlayStation 3 News

Street Fighter V gets high-flying wrestler R. Mika

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Another Street Fighter Alpha character has joined Nash in Street Fighter V, aspiring wrestler R. Mika. A heavy-hitting high-flyer, Rainbow Mika is a famous wrestler who is inspired by another beloved brawler, Zangief. She can also call upon her tag partner, Nadeshiko, to join in when players utilize her V-Trigger ability. PAX attendees can try a new demo at Capcom’s booth (#3103) that has R. Mika unlocked for play.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

(Xbox One Review) Rare Replay

(Xbox One Review) Rare Replay

“… a great reminder that Rare is a company worth remembering, and in the year of their 30th anniversary, worth celebrating. ”

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Xbox One Reviews

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax’s first four fighters debuted in trailer

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Sega has released a video revealing the first four fighters from their upcoming crossover brawler Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax. Asuna from Sword Art Online, Kuroyukihime from Accel World, Shizuo Heiwajima from Durarara!!, and Tomoka Minato from Ro-Kyu-Bu! will be joining a host of others from various Dengeki Bunko light novels and Sega properties to duke it out this October. The one-minute-long video highlights their fighting styles as well as a few of their combos.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

Rare Replay now available in stores, online for Xbox One

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Rare Replay is now available for Xbox One. The $30 30-title collection spans decades of Rare’s work, beginning with 1983’s Lunar Jetman and ending with 2008’s Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise. For the newer releases, players who have achievements or save files tied to their current profile from their Xbox 360 days can transfer them to Xbox One. Previous progress also counts towards Replay’s various unlockable bonuses. Full details on all 30 titles are available below.

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Xbox One News

Vega returns to the fight, joins roster of Street Fighter V

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The almighty clawed one has joined the cast of Street Fighter V. Vega is the latest of the veterans to make his return, and he arrives shortly after the reveal of the first of V’s four newcomers, Necalli. Vega joins returning fighters Birdie, Cammy, Chun-Li, Ken, M. Bison, Nash, and Ryu. Check below for a new trailer and over a dozen-plus screenshots showing him in action.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax hitting PS3, PS Vita on October 6

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Sega has announced that they will be releasing their latest fighter, Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax, on October 6. Designed after novels published by Dengeki Bunko, including Sword Art Online and Durarara!, the 2D crossover brawler will feature a variety of characters across the lines, including a few Sega characters, battling in Sega-themed environments. The North American version will launch as a special edition that comes bundled with a bonus soundtrack CD that features tracks from several Sega composers, including Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, and Teruhiko Nakagawa. The tracks aren’t from the game, however, but are inspired by various Sega properties, such as Nights into Dreams, Shinobi, and the Sonic Adventure series.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend out now for PS Vita

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasm Extend (PS3, PS4, PS Vita) PS3 and PS4 Launch Announcement - Screenshot 5

The PS Vita version of Chrono Phantasma Extend has launched online and in stores. This latest version features the 2.0 balance patch, an improved online lobby, and a host of new additions, including characters, stages, and story modes. A new Guard Gauge System has been also added, along with its associated Barrier Gauge and Guard Crush. Stylish Mode, a way for newcomers to learn the mechanics, has been expanded with four new features: Auto Guard, Combo Attacks, Special Abilities, and Distortion Drive. Additionally, online play has been updated with an improved online lobby that allows players to invite others into a customizable room, where they can fight or watch the ongoing match in Spectator mode.

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PlayStation Vita News

Rare Replay now up for digital pre-order on Xbox.com, Xbox One dash

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Microsoft has announced that retro gamers can now pre-order a copy of Rare Replay for Xbox One from Xbox.com or from the Xbox dashboard. The release also noted that those who have played some of the titles on their Xbox 360 can transfer their profile’s saved progress and achievements over to Xbox One. The previous progress will count towards unlocking their associated bonus rewards. Full details on all 30 titles are available below.

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Xbox One News

Street Fighter V upgrade, DLC plans announced, Necalli revealed

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Capcom announced the latest addition to Street Fighter V during Evo 2015. Unlike the previous reveals, this one is new to the series: Necalli. A brawler that possesses “a wide variety of savage and close range attacks,” Necalli’s V-Skill engages a damaging ground pound, while his V-Trigger channels an energy through him that changes his appearance and alters his personality. Capcom also revealed their DLC plans for Street Fighter V. All post-launch gameplay content will be unlockable through gameplay or purchasable, whichever the player prefers. And in breaking with franchise tradition, all balance changes, system adjustments, and upgrades will be free—no more Ultra, Arcade, Hyper, or Championship Edition shenanigans. Check below for a new trailer and a handful of new screenshots.

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News