Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Fighter

BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Fighting Commander released for PS3, PS4

Arc System Works’ latest BlazBlue entry, Central Fiction, has launched digitally and physically for PS3 and PS4. The 2D fighter features a new storyline that is packed with 33 characters, along with new levels, mechanics, and modes. Released alongside the game is a themed controller designed by Hori specifically for fighters, the Fighting Commander.

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Antonov hosts The King of Fighters XIV World Championship trailer

The King of Fighters XIV World Championship got a new trailer today. The video gets meta, taking an in-game approach with Antonov and his director Yakov discussing the particulars of the event. The tournament will take place in early 2017 with 16 of the best players from around the world. North American qualifiers will be held from October 14-16 at SoCal Regionals and from October 28-30 at Canada Cup.

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PlayStation 4 News

BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Hori controller bundle due November

Aksys Games will be releasing the next entry in the BlazBlue line, Central Fiction, this November. Arc System Works’ long-running 2D fighter series will be returning digitally and physically to PS3 and PS4. The upcoming entry will feature revamped mechanics, along with a new story, levels, modes, and brawlers, with the total roster surpassing 33 characters. A $129.99 bundle has also gone up for pre-order that packs the Fighting Commander along with a copy of the game. The Sony- and Arc System Works-licensed Hori controller features “the industry’s best” directional pad, six large buttons, turbo functions, a 10-foot cable, and “improved ergonomics.” It is also compatible for PS3 and PC (with XInput).

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

Street Fighter V gets Urien, Versus CPU, more in Sept. update

Street Fighter V received a significant update today, adding a new character, daily targets, and some long-awaited features. Urien, first and last seen in Street Fighter III, returns as the sixth post-launch character for the year, bringing his slow projectiles and hard shoulder charge. He’s downloadable for 100,000 in Fight Money or $5.99. Fortunately, it’s now easy to earn Fight Money with daily targets. These are time-limited trials that offer rewards ranging from 100 and 5,000 FM. These join two other additions, eagerly anticipated for months: environmental stage KOs for all launch levels and Versus CPU. Players no longer have to go through story or survival for solo play. Other changes include updated fighter profiles, live stat tracking, and Colors 3-10 on default. On the topic of customization, battle costumes for current DLC characters are now included with the Season Pass. Color bundles can also be purchased for ‘original default’ and ‘story’ packs ($4.99 each) and for DLC ‘character default’ and ‘story color’ packs ($1.99 each).

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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 4 News

(PlayStation 4 Review) Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet

“… blends a decent shooter with a basic fighter for a novel but ultimately uneven and short-lived experiment.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

Neon overload ahead, Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet out for PS4

NIS has released Cubetype’s hybrid twin-stick shooter/fighter Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet for PS4. As one of 10 characters, players must battle the rest of the cast in one-on-one combat using shooter mechanics throughout Story Mode. Boss Rush and Versus modes are also included. In addition, $2.99 Story and BGM packs have been released for Aya Shameimaru, Flandre Scarlet, and Yukari Yakumo. A free character, fan-contest winner Yukari Yakumo, will be added on October 4.

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PlayStation 4 News

The King of Fighters XIV trailer spotlights the demonic boss Verse

Players who haven’t gone through the story mode of The King of Fighters XIV might want to skip this post (er, and the headline image). And … here we go. Atlus has released a trailer for the game’s true boss, Verse. Russian magnate Antonov steps up as the final opponent, but he’s quickly superseded by the powerful, fiery demon known as Verse. Continue on to see the big jerk in action.

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Mortal Kombat XL headed to PC, patch to console version on Oct. 4

Warner Bros. is bringing Mortal Kombat back to PC with Mortal Kombat XL. Scheduled to launch on October 4, the Qloc-ported fighter will feature the original game along with all skin and Kombat fighter packs. The skin drops include the Apocalypse Skin Pack, Brazil Skin Pack, Kold War Skin Pack, Kold War Scorpion Skin, and Samurai Skin Pack. The Kombat packs add several fighters to the roster: Goro, Predator, the Xenomorph from Alien, Jason Voorhees, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tremor, Tanya, Triborg, and Bo’Rai Cho. Current owners having connectivity problems will be able to download a patch at release that provides balance changes and an “enhanced online experience.”

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The King of Fighters XIV World Championship info, launch trailer up

Fresh off its release, Atlus has announced The King of Fighters XIV World Championship. The tournament is scheduled to run during January, and will feature the best players from around the world. Details should be along shortly. But they didn’t come empty-handed, as a launch trailer was released alongside the tourney info that offers a look at several of the 50 available characters. To find out our thoughts, head on over to our review.

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PlayStation 4 News

The King of Fighters XIV finishes its introductions, launches for PS4

King of Fighters is officially back. After weeks of team reveals, Atlus has announced that The King of Fighters XIV has been released for PS4. The inaugural 3D entry features 50 characters, an updated combo system, story mode, and new multiplayer options. Producer Yasuyuki Oda summarized the history behind the game’s development in a letter, posted below. Our review also went up earlier today.

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