Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Fighter

Soulcalibur II HD Online to reignite souls on November 19 and 20

Namco Bandai has announced that Soulcalibur II HD Online will be launching on November 19 for PS3 and on November 20 for 360. The $19.99 release will not only include updated visuals and support for online play, but it will also feature two of the three characters that were console exclusives when the game originally launched in 2003: Heihachi and Spawn. Several new gameplay trailers were also released and are available below.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Limited Edition announced for PS3

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be released in a standard version as well as a premium edition, according to publisher Aksys Games. The PS3-exclusive fighter will introduce five new characters to the series as well as downloadable costumes, redesigned characters, new moves, an estimated 30-hour story mode, a revamped networking mode, and new ranking system. The limited edition will include a 40-page art book, a soundtrack, a figurine of Rachel Alucard, and an unrevealed fourth item (ooohhh – a mystery!).

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PlayStation 3 News

(PC Review) The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition

(PC Review) The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition

“… one of the best fighters of the past several years.”

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PC Reviews

Free-to-play fighter Soulcalibur Lost Swords announced for PS3

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Namco Bandai is expanding their line of free-to-play titles later this year with Soulcalibur Lost Swords. Lost Swords, along with Ace Combat Infinity, Ridge Racer Driftopia, and Tekken Revolution, will be a free download via PSN for PlayStation 3. In Lost Swords, players will be able to utilize a new forging system to craft elemental-based weapons from discovered items as well as those scavenged from defeated opponents. Unlike most free-to-play titles, Lost Swords will be single-player only.

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PlayStation 3 News

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle announced for 2014 release

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CyberConnect2’s one-on-one fighter JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will be launching next year in North America for PS3, according to publisher Namco Bandai. Based off of Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga, the upcoming brawler will feature a Story Mode, local and online Versus, and a roster filled with characters from all eight story arcs. Each character will utilize one of five Battle Styles and have access to an array of unique special moves.

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PlayStation 3 News

The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition now available for PC

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In recent years, PC gamers have had to look on as consoles received a slew of new fighters from Capcom, NetherRealm, and SNK Playmore. Lately, though, their patience has been paying off, first with a PC version of Mortal Kombat, and today with SNK’s The King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition. The PC version features “massively improved netcode,” as well as new adjustable graphics options and the console release’s three DLC-only characters (Iori with the Power of Flames, Mr. Karate, and Nests-style Kyo).

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PC News

Samurai Shodown II mobile updated with new mode, MOGA support

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A new update has launched for the Android and iOS versions of Samurai Shodown II. The free download adds the new Training Mode to both versions, and the Android version also receives support for the MOGA controller. To celebrate the update, SNK has lowered the game’s price by 50% to $3.99 for a limited time.

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Android, Apple Handheld

The King of Fighters-A 2012 launches for Android with bonuses, DLC

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SNK Playmore’s 2D versus fighter The King of Fighters-A 2012 has launched for Android. Specifically designed for Android and iOS, A 2012 features Virtual Pad controls, Desperation and NeoMax Super Special moves, 34 fighters, and six game modes (Team Battle, Single Battle, Endless Mode, Challenge Mode, Training Mode, and Time Attack Mode). Several bonuses have also been added for the North American launch, including previously DLC-only characters Nests-style Kyo and Iori with the Power of Flames, as well as unlockable illustrations and Trading Cards.

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Android, DLC

Heihachi and Spawn added to Soulcalibur II HD Online roster

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Soulcalibur fans looking forward to Soulcalibur II HD Online received some good news today. Namco Bandai has announced that two of the three console-specific bonus characters that were released with the original 2003 home versions, Tekken’s Heihachi and comic antihero Spawn, will be included with the upcoming 360 and PS3 downloads. The only fighter left to be added from the original lineup is the GameCube-exclusive character, Zelda’s Link.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Thunder debuted in new Killer Instinct c-c-c-ombo video

Killer Instinct’s most recent roster addition, Thunder, is the star in the latest combo video. The footage features his Awesome, Extreme, and Master Combos against the returning (and beefed-up) ninja Jago. Thunder is described as “a hard-hitting grappling character with powerful strikes, aggressive special moves and a devastating command grab.”

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Xbox One News