Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Fighter

Killer Instinct adds a free costume, The Legend of Thunder

Iron Galaxy has released a free new costume for Killer Instinct’s Thunder. According to the announcement, the Nez Percés assisted the studio in coming up with Thunder’s original look, but the ties to nostalgia and the lead up to release led to them being unable “to get everything right.” Now that they’ve wrapped up season three, the team has returned to release a costume said to be 100% authentic to the cultural traditions of the Nez Percé.

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DLC, PC News, Xbox One News

Tekken 7 gets Kuma and Panda, tournament mode for online versus

Tekken 7 has officially added two more to its roster, Kuma and Panda. The former is Heihachi’s pet and bodyguard, trained in Kuma Shinken, while the latter is Xiaoyu’s pet and protector. As it happens, she also practices Kuma Shinken. Check them out in action below. Additionally, Bandai Namco also announced that tournaments will be added to online multiplayer, with up to eight participants able to compete in single or double elimination bouts. Winners can also receive in-game items or fight money. Password support will be implemented for joining and spectating, too.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

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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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation 4 News

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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(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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PlayStation 4 News

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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