Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Fighter

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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DLC, PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

(Xbox 360 Review) Soulcalibur II HD Online

(Xbox 360 Review) Soulcalibur II HD Online

“Soulcalibur II HD Online’s greatest strengths are those same elements brought over from the original, while its weaknesses are its latest additions.”

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Xbox 360 Reviews

(PlayStation 3 Review) Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match

(PlayStation 3 Review) Aquapazza: Aquaplus Dream Match

“… its simple yet varied engine, colorful combat, and unique move list makes for a very solid fighter.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Souls reignite as Soulcalibur II HD Online launches for 360, PS3

Namco Bandai has announced that Soulcalibur II HD Online is now live for 360 and PS3. The Project Soul-developed port includes updated visuals, online multiplayer, and two of the three console-exclusive characters from the 2003 original: Heihachi and Spawn. The re-release features seven modes in total, which include Arcade, Survival, VS Battle, Time Attack, Team Battle, Practice, and Weapon Master.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Rolento and co. bring the pain in new Ultra Street Fighter IV screens

Ultra Street Fighter IV (360, PS3) November Screenshots - Screenshot 1

A handful of new screenshots has been released showcasing the latest additions to Ultra Street Fighter IV. Elena, Hugo, Poison, and Rolento re-join the fight after their stopover in Street Fighter X Tekken, and going by the screens, apparently proceed to demolish the old crew.

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PC News, PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

First screenshots released from Soulcalibur Lost Swords

Soulcalibur Lost Swords (PS3) Oct Screenshots - Screenshot 1

Namco Bandia has released the first round of screenshots from their upcoming free-to-play fighter Soulcalibur Lost Swords. The singleplayer-only download will feature a handful of new abilities, and the shots show a few of these in action: the Soul Break moves that can break armor, the powerful Weapon Arts attacks, and the Character Support system, which allows players to call in friends’ characters to give them a hand.

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PlayStation 3 News