Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Fighter

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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PlayStation 3 News

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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PlayStation 3 News

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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PlayStation 3 News

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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PlayStation 3 News

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax coming to 360, PS3 this fall

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

Atlus and Arc System Works are bringing the follow-up to their fighter Persona 4 Arena to 360 and PS3 later this year. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax takes place a few days after the events of the original and features the return of the Investigation Team from Persona 4 and SEES from Persona 3. The two groups head back to Inaba after a red fog appears, and they find themselves drawn back to the tournament after the Midnight Channel shows Mitsuru, Akihiko, Fuuka, and Aigis imprisoned. Ultimax will add one-hit special attacks and three new characters. Two of the new brawlers will be from Persona 3, Takeba and Junpei Iori, while the third will be a brand-new Persona-wielder by the name of Sho Minazuki.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Aksys announces PS Vita version of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma (PS3, PS Vita) PS Vita Announcement - Screenshot 1

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be making the transition from PS3 to PS Vita this summer. The handheld version will follow its console counterpart, which is set to be released on March 25, and include all of the characters from the original release as well as five new characters, two DLC characters, a summary of events from Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift, a new beach-themed storyline, and a revamped Story Mode.

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PlayStation Vita News

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle to get physical release

JoJos Bizarre Adventure (PS3) Physical North America Announcement - Screenshot 1

Namco Bandai has some good news for fans of fighting games, and that’s a retail release and new mode for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle. The CyberConnect2-developed fighter, released last August in Japan, will be launching later this year online for download and to purchase on disc. The PS3 exclusive will be available to download through PSN and also in limited availability in physical format through Amazon.com and ClubNamco.com. The Western release will include not only post-release balance tweaks but also a new mode, Arcade, which adds an eight-player tournament.

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PlayStation 3 News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma release date, free DLC announced

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma (PS3) DLC Bonus Announcement - Set

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be hitting store shelves on March 25, according to Aksys Games. The PS3 fighter will also come with a launch-copy extra, a voucher with a DLC code for an additional character, Yuki Terumi. The voucher will be included in both the standard release and the Limited Edition.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News

Ultra Street Fighter IV gets Online Training and Team Battle modes

Ultra Street Fighter IV (360, PS3) New Modes Announcement - Screenshot 1

Capcom revealed some new information about Ultra Street Fighter IV this past weekend during their Capcom Cup event in San Francisco. The last mystery character was not announced, unfortunately, but the good news is that two modes have been added: Online Training Mode and Team Battle Mode. The former will allow players to spar with one another online, while the latter will add 3v3 matches to online play. New screenshots were also released, showing more of the 44-character roster battling it out in some of the six new stages.

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