Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Fighter

Atlus details Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Evo side tourney, Adachi DLC

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (360, PS3) Adachi DLC and Evo Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has announced that Adachi, the hapless detective in Persona 4, will be available as a downloadable character in the upcoming fighter Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. He is being added as paid DLC, but players who purchase the game early enough will be able to download his pack for free during launch week. In Evo news, Atlus also announced that they will not only have hands-on demos available at their booth, but that they are also putting up a $1,000 prize purse for a Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Side Tournament. Interested attendees can sign up through Dustloop on-site an hour before play begins. Check here for more details.

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Atlus releases new screenshots from Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (360, PS3) Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

Atlus has released some new screens from their upcoming fighter Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The Arc System Works-developed follow-up to 2012’s Persona 4 Arena will be released this fall, and it was also announced that the game will retail for $59.99. As with its predecessor, players will be able to control characters from Persona 3 and 4 through a storyline that ties the crews together as they search for the creator of the P-1 Climax tournament. A few new combatants will be joining the investigation, including Junpei, Rise, and Yukari.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma ver. 1.1 update going live this week

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma (PS3, PS Vita) PS Vita Announcement - Screenshot 5

The PS3 version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be updated to version 1.1 at 12:00 a.m. (PST) this Wednesday, according to Aksys Games. The patch will focus on improving the challenge and training modes. The PS Vita version will be released as 1.1 when it launches on June 24.

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle bashes its way onto PSN

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle (360, PS3)

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, CyberConnect2’s latest manga-based fighter, is now available for PS3. Bandai Namco has announced that the game is now live for download through PSN and that the limited physical run is now shipping out from Amazon and Club Namco. All-Star Battle features characters from the manga’s eight story arcs battling it out in a one-on-one, tournament-style fighter using five different Battle Styles.

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Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! coming!!! for!! PS3, PS Vita!

Arcana Heart 3 Love Max (PS3, PS Vita) Announcement - Screenshot 4

Aksys is set to jump back into the ring later this year. After recently releasing BlazBlue: Chrono Phantsma, the publisher has announced that they will be releasing Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!—yes, five exclamation points—this fall. The PS3, PS Vita Examu-developed brawler will feature 23 characters alongside 23 arcana partners, online multiplayer with six-player lobbies, 300-plus hidden story scenarios, and several supplemental modes (Time Attack, Replay, Trial, Gallery). And for the purists out there, the original Japanese audio track will be available with English subtitles.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Vita News

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle preps for launch with trailer

JoJos Bizarre Adventure (PS3) Trailer and Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The CyberConnect2-developed fighter JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will be launching tomorrow on PSN and shipping out from Amazon and Club Namco. To get gamers up to speed on the lore behind the strange brawler, Bandai Namco has released an eight-minute-long trailer covering the storyline up to its third arc. The summary is filled with a lot of weird-looking fighters spouting crazy dialog and pummeling each other into oblivion. Check it out below.

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Fulgore, Arcade Mode, lobbies, and more added to Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct’s first season wraps up today with the release of its eighth and final character, Fulgore. The killer cyborg, sporting an updated look but still slinging about a pair of massive blades, is available for $4.99. A general game update has also gone live, adding a new Arcade Mode, a Spectator Mode, and eight-player online lobbies. The end of season one also marks the transition of development duties from creators Double Helix to the new series stewards Iron Galaxy.

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DLC, Xbox One News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantsma hitting store shelves, PSN on April 1

The BlazBlue brawlers return to the ring today with the release of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantsma. As Ragna the Bloodedge hunts down Yuuki Terumi, players will be able to battle using the new Overdrive mechanic, which charges characters the more health they lose, and seven new characters. The new roster additions are available on-disc and online, with four available from the outset, another unlockable, and the remaining two added via DLC (Kokonoe is up today and Yuuki Terumi on May 27). Network play is also said to be improved and enhanced with new mode upgrades.

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New Soulcalibur Lost Swords screens reveal the return of Hilde

Soulcalibur Lost Swords (PS3) Hilde Announcement - Screenshot 1

Hilde, the embattled heir to the Kingdom of Wolfkrone, will be returning to Soulcalibur this spring with the launch of the free-to-play Lost Swords. Last seen in Soulcalibur V, a handful of new screenshots were released showing her in action as she continues on her quest to destroy Soul Edge and secure her realm.

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle dated, plus pre-order extras

JoJos Bizarre Adventure (PS3) Preorder DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

CyberConnect2’s upcoming fighter JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will be going for sale on April 29. As previously announced, the game will be available digitally and as a limited boxed version sold only through Amazon and Club Namco. For those wanting to pre-order, it was also revealed today that both outlets are each offering their own unique bonus in the form of a downloadable character. Club Namco has the salesman-turned-killer Yoshikage Kira, while Amazon is offering the portly trickster Shigekiyo Yangu.

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