Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Fighter

Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet headed stateside September 9

Touhou Genso Rondo Bullet Ballet (PS4) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Cubetype’s hybrid twin-stick shooter/fighter Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet will be blasting its way onto PS4 on September 9. The game will be available digitally and physically, and as a limited edition bundled with an art book, art cards, a soundtrack, and bonus downloadable content. Players will be able to choose from 10 different characters to compete in one-on-one combat using shooter mechanics to learn about each in Story Mode. After perfecting the use of spell cards and customized projectiles, players can then try their hand at fighting others over PSN.

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Another World Warrior returns today, Guile joins Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V (PC, PS4) Guile Reveal - Screenshot 2

Street Fighter II veteran and World Warrior Guile has been added to Street Fighter V. He brings with him a new stage, Character Story, and set of Trials. Guile’s Air Force Base marks the first new stage to be added after launch, and features a few throwbacks to the original level. The stage can be purchased from the in-game shop for 70,000 Fight Money, while Season Pass holders will receive it for free. Guile is currently free as well and will remain so until real currency becomes an option in the shop. The update also implements a new system to punish rage quitters along with improvements to speed up matchmaking.

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Degica bringing all-female fighter Koihime Enbu to Steam

Koihime Enbu (PC) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Koihime Enbu, an all-girl brawler, is heading to Steam next month, courtesy of Degica. BaseSon and Unknown Games’s fighter is slated to launch on May 19, and is currently up for pre-order. Based on the Koihime Musou visual novel, the game is set in an alternate version of the Romance of Three Kingdoms where women dominate the battlefield. The roster will include 13 characters, along with 7 assist characters, who will have access to a Tactics Meter for an array of powerful moves (special, ex, super, and ultimate) and the Fatal Counter system for extending combos. In addition to an arcade mode, the game will also feature Replay Mode for saving and viewing previous bouts and Versus mode to battle others locally or online.

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The King of Fighters XIV launching Aug. 23, plus 20 screens, 2 trailers

The King of Fighters XIV (PS4) Preorder Deal Announcement - Screenshot 1

An avalanche of King of Fighters XIV goodies hit today. First up, Atlus has announced that the game is slated to launch on August 23, and that players who pre-order or buy the game near its release date will receive the Day One edition. This version will come in a themed SteelBook case featuring Kyo Kusanagi, and as a gift for all early buyers, the Classic Kyo DLC costume will be free on PSN for the week following launch. Additionally, there are two new videos and over 20 new screenshots, plus a picture of the Day One edition, posted below. The trailers highlight the three-versus-three system, story, and one of the new characters, Shun’Ei.

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Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code hitting Steam later today

Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code (PC) Steam Announcement - Screenshot 4

Later today, Arc System Works will be releasing French Bread’s 2D fighter Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code for Windows PC. The fighter is slated to go live on Steam at 8 p.m. (CST). Over 30 characters take part in a story that’s set after the visual novel’s Tatari incident. Each brawler has access to one of three fighting styles—Crescent Moon, Half Moon, and Full Moon—as well as an individual storyline in Arcade Mode. Local and online multiplayer is also supported.

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Street Fighter V to get Guile in future update, screens, trailer released

Street Fighter V (PC, PS4) Guile Reveal - Screenshot 1

Nash will be joined by his comrade in arms, and fellow Street Fighter veteran, Guile in an upcoming update to Street Fighter V. As with previous roster reveals, a new trailer and handful of screenshots were released showing the new addition in action. Guile is bringing along his traditional move list along with a special hurricane sonic boom. Time to start saving that fight money.

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Atlus bringing The King of Fighters XIV to PS4 in North America

The King of Fighters XIV (PS4) Atlus Publishing Deal Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus is once again seeing a King of Fighters to store shelves. The upcoming, PS4-exclusive entry, The King of Fighters XIV, is scheduled to launch later this year, and Atlus will be handling publishing duties. The game will retain the series’ traditional three-versus-three setup but feature several enhancements, including streamlined controls with simplified inputs for newcomers, updated Combo and Max Mode mechanics, a training mode that will allow veterans to help new players, and a new Party Battle mode where two teams of three fight it out online. There will be 19 new characters for a total of 50 at release, all available in-game, and a design that will “bring hardcore fans and newcomers the most competitive, but accessible, game in KOF history.” The announcement also notes that the game will sport “vastly improved netcode for competitive level multiplayer.” Also, for those feeling burned by Street Fighter V, there will be a single-player story mode that follows after the events of KoF XIII.

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PlayStation 4 News

Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- pre-order demo now available for PS4

Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator (PS3, PS4) Announcement - Screenshot 10

Players who pre-order Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- on PSN for PS4 can now access a playable demo. The demo features Arcade Mode, Training Mode, and Versus mode in their entirety, plus all three new characters. Free downloadable content is also in the works and will be available from June 7 through June 21 for PS3 and PS4. Players will be able to download two new characters, Raven and Kum Haehyun, and the Eclipse Color pack. Additionally, the studio has also launched Aksys Academy to help newcomers learn the ropes. The first video in the series can be found below.

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Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code announced for PC

Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code (PC) Steam Announcement - Screenshot 1

Arc System Works will be bringing Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code to Steam on April 19. The French Bread-developed 2D fighter features 31 characters from across the visual novel’s universe, local and online multiplayer, and a training mode. The game also features an Arcade Mode with a new storyline that takes place a year after the Tatari incident. Also announced is a 20% launch-week discount for early buyers. For its first week on the market, players will be able to grab the title for $24.99.

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Street Fighter V update adds first DLC character, Alex

Street Fighter V (PC, PS4) Alex Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Street Fighter V’s first post-launch roster addition, Alex, is now downloadable. Returning from Street Fighter III, Alex is a hulking grappler that will set players back 100,000 in Fight Money. In addition, new story costumes have been added to the recently launched In-Game Shop that run 40,000 FM each. The in-game currency is earned as players go through the game. The real-world cash equivalent, Zenny, has yet to be implemented, so Alex will be available for a free trial period that will end once Zenny is implemented; at that point, players will need to purchase him (and any other DLC characters released by then) with Zenny or FM. An update earlier this week added several modes and features, including Demonstrations, Trials, Online Rematch for a 2/3 set, eight-person lobbies, and match spectating.

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