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More information on upcoming titles from E3 2017

As many of you game lovers will be aware, this year's E3 is currently underway at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. Many interesting announcements have already surfaced from this year's event, a few of which you can read about below.

Firstly there's a new trailer for the upcoming crossover fighter Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, showcasing the likes of Dante, Rocket Racoon, Arthur, Nova, Spencer, Dr. Strange, Zero and the mighty Thanos. It shows some of the crossover combo potential available in the game as well as more use of the infinity stones (in this case the Power Stone). You can check this out below.

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is looking nicer as we near that
mid-September release date. Hopefully it will look even smoother
once it hits physical/online retailers.

Capcom has also been nice enough to make a demo of the game's Story Mode available for download. You can find the demo (which clocks in at 5.7Gb) via the link below:!/en-gb/games/marvel-vs-capcom-infinite-demo/cid=EP0102-CUSA08443_00-DUCKDEMO00000000

Xbox One owners can find the demo here:

Not to be left out, fighting game developer Arc System Works is currently working on a new 2.5D Dragonball fighting game. The new title is a 3-vs-3 fighter using a graphics engine similar to its recent Guiy Gear Xrd titles. You can check the trailer from E3 out for this below.

One things for sure. The game looks very true to the spirit of
the Dragonball series

A recent post over at Bandai Namco's Twitter account also suggests the game will be seeing a closed Beta this Summer on the Xbox One and PS4. It looks like many of us will be fighting many an epic fight or two in a couple of months time.

In another update, Namco Bandai confirmed that Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will be getting a release this year on November 10th. A new story-based trailer was shared at E3. You can check this (and all the lovely regional accents) out below.

Lovely as always, Level 5's upcoming sequel is looking
equal parts captivating and charming

Courtesy of Sony's E3 conference we go to see some gameplay footage of Sucker Punch's upcoming Spiderman title. What's good to see is Marvel and the developer caring about producing a great Spiderman title and if the footage is anything to go by, it will be.

You can check Peter Parker's web-slinging antics out that involves villain Mr. Negative via the gameplay video below.

Spiderman swinging around New York, taking goons down
and carrying out superhuman feats. What's not to like?

Finally Sony shared more information on its upcoming reimagining of violent brawling series with Greecian mythical elements, God of War.

This time around it appears Kratos has exchanged the lands of Ancient Greece for a more chilly climate. He also appears to have a son in tow for this journey too (influences of The Last of Us by chance?)

Whatever the case or however arduous the journey, you can check out the latest trailer straight from E3 below.

Santa Monica Studio shows this could be 
the greatest and most involving God of War title yet

So those are some of the juiciest reveals from this year's E3. The reveals and impressions will be happening throughout the week so do check back for more updates from E3 2017. Also share what you think of the above in the Comments below. You can also share this on Facebook, Twitter or your social media network of choice.


An array of game announcements at E3

So the Christmas for gaming annual event, E3, is underway in Los Angeles with some of the industry's biggest publishers holding their own conferences.

Of note were many of the announcements coming from major American games publisher, Bethesda. Among them were the likes of Dishonoured spin-off, End of the Outsider, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and my personal favourite, The Evil Within 2. 

You can check out the trailer for the upcoming sequel to Shinji Mikami's original which saw its release back in October 2014.

Waking up this morning I managed to catch some of publisher Devolver Digital's own conference which appeared to be a result of the presenters all being on some high end drugs. If you want to check out what that was all about, you can do so via the archived stream below.

The next major E3 conference will be Sony's which begins with a pre-show warm-up at 5:00pm PDT (so 1:00am EST for us Brits. Those who're interested may want to have a mild coffee or two later this evening so they don't fall asleep beforehand).

You can check that stream out via any of the links below (I'll try to ratch what I can before I get too tired):

Have you caught any of the conferences from Day 1 of E3 2017? Do you intend to watch any of the upcoming conferences such as Sony's? And are you looking forward to any of the upcoming titles this year? Feel free to share your thoughts in the Comments section here. Alternatively you can share this post via Facebook, Twitter or your social media network of choice.


New Street Fighter update adds new DLC character, CFN update, tweaks and more

Hello everyone. I hope you are well and enjoying the blessed great weather this week. To accompany this, read below for the latest fighting game news to come our way.

Firstly Capcom has shared further details about its next update to its front-running fighting title, Street Fighter V. Details over at the Capcom Unity blog reveal that in addition to the newest DLC character, Ed, being added to the game's available roster, a classic throwback stage in homage to Vega's Spanish-set SFII stage will be made available with next Tuesday's update. You can check out a little bit of Vega using the stage's cage fence to scale, then jump from before clawing at SFV's newest entrant below:

Those fence-climbing antics of Vega's
return to Street Fighter once more

The stage will set players back €3.99/£3.29 or 70,000 FM. The throwback Bison Thailand stage will also be getting added back into the game with the new update, costing €3.99/£3.29 or 70,000 FM. The overconfident fist fighter Ed will set you back either £4.99 or 100,000 FM if you want to add him to the game's roster.

Now an ongoing bone of contention has been the small number of means with which to accrue Fight Money in the game. The good news however is that as of May 30th Street Fighter V's new CFN will be made available to all players who download the latest update. This will see a substantial update to SFV's online experience, new balance changes, matchmaking improvements and additional benefits (of which more information can be found right here). 

Bison's potential new body sticking it to the old one in style

The beautiful cherry on top lies in the 50,000 FM bonus for signing in at any point from May 30th - June 13th PST (those dates also apply for European/British players too).

The final mention of the new update is further information on the upcoming targets that will be available for completion by those who have purchased the Capcom Pro Tour 2017 Pass. You can find more information about what these entail and what rewards you can obtain from their completion via the handy table below.

Although I think this should be available in the game proper for those who play SFV regularly,
I understand that Capcom needs to make money (this is the company
who re-released Street Fighter II an unfathomable number of time to date after all)

Admittedly this is a huge swell of information for what is surely one of Street Fighter V's biggest updates so far. What do you think of the updates that are coming to the game? Will you be downloading and playing as Ed when he becomes available with the update? And do you think Capcom should do things like sign-in bonuses (and perhaps more double-exp./Fight Money earnings weekends) going forwards? Any thoughts, please do share them in the Comments below. Also like and share this and all my other updates via Facebook, Twitter or your social media network of choice.


A wealth of information for various fighters to end the week

How has everyone's week been? As uncertain as the British weather? Well never mind that, read my weekend update of fighting game news to raise your spirits up.

Firstly SNK has shared details on its intended release of its latest 3-vs-3 fighter, The King of Fighters XIV, on Steam. You can check out further details via the game's dedicated Steam page which provides details on both the Regular and Deluxe Editions. Those who choose to pre-order the game will also be eligible to participate in the upcoming Closed Beta, scheduled to run on dates yet to be shared (but leading up to the Steam version's official release on June 15th.

You can check out a long trailer for the versions available on Steam below.

In addition more details have been shared regarding developer French Bread's upcoming updated release in its weapons-fighting series, Under Night In-Birth:ST (UNIEL: ST for short).
Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu has shared additional details of another character it plans to add to the game's home release which will happen in Japan on July 22nd (thanks HDKirin).

The magazine scans confirms that the character Erika Wagner will be added to the game's roster for the home release. You can check a couple of images out below detailing the character and a new group shot (which I'm guessing will end up being the game's front cover image):

Under Night In-Birth's newest roster edition,
Erika Wagner

Namco Bandai has also shared the story trailer for the upcoming numbered entry in its long-running fighting game franchise, Tekken 7. You can check this out below:

What do you think of the latest updates from SNK, French Bread and Namco Bandai? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below. You can also share this update via Facebook, Twitter or your social network of choice.


Street Fighter V CFN Beta goes live very soon

Capcom is running a new Beta in order to test out the imporvements to the CFN (Capcom Fighters Network) and other changes to the roster of Street Fighter V

Those who are interested can download the client and participate for free when it goes live (you can even pre-download the Beta right HERE). For European players, this will get underway from Friday May 12th, 2:00am - Monday May 15th, 6:00am.

The good news is that the game's whole roster will be available to choose from including the new DLC character who had has reveal trailer recently, Ed. You can check this out below.

Will you be playing the Beta for the upcoming changes to SFV's CFN and its playable roster? And what do you make of the rap theme song for the above character? Post your thoughts in the Comments below. Also like and share this update via Facebook, Twitter or your social network of choice.


Street Fighter V's next DLC character is Ed

Perhaps in a surprise to no-one in the FGC, Capcom has unveiled the next character it will be adding to the roster of its famed fighting game franchise, Street Fighter V

Having been (unintentionally) leaked via the PlayStation Store's listing in its Season 2 character pass, Ed is the protégé of burly boxer Balrog and a potential replacement body for M. Bison (hence his flourishes of psycho power during his attacks).

You can check out the trailer for the upcoming character below. He will also be included in the upcoming Beta which will run from May 11th - 14th (Thursday through Sunday). Or will be few to participate for both PC and PS4 players (you done even need to own the game to play).

What do you think of the next DLC Fighter to be added to Street Fighter V? And will you be participating in the upcoming Beta later this week? Do share any thoughts in the Comments section below. Also like and share this update via Facebook, Twitter or your social media network of choice.


Marvel vs Capcom Infinite screens, UNIEL: Exl details and more

This week has felt a little overwhelming with the amount of fighting game news that has been shared on the internet. This here genre fan is doing his best to keep up with it all, however.

Marvel has been considerate enough to share a variety of screens for its upcoming Capcom-developed 2-vs-2 fighter, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. You can check these out below.

Next we have more details on the updated release of developer French Bread's weapons: based fighter, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st].

The latest information from Amazon's product page for the game explains that there will be 4 new characters added to the existing roster. We are already aware of whip-wielding Phonon and power gauntlet-wearing Mika. Dark martial artist Enkidu was recently detailed in this news update over at Gameatsu. That leaves one additional as of yet unconfirmed character to add to the cast.

A recent post over at Shoryuken has rumoured that this could be either Erika Wagner or Uzuki (characters that have either shown up in the existing game's scenario or via concept art.   



 It wouldn't be too unexpected and more new additions to the existing roster if what is quite the interesting 1-on-1 fighter are always welcome.

There will also be a Capcom Pro Tour competition taking place on Austin, Texas this weekend with its Dreamhack Expo.

Capcom will be streaming many of the matches which you can catch over at its Twitch channel here.

That's all the news I've got for you avid readers for now. What do you make of this recent flood of information? Will you be watching any of the fighting taking place at Dreamhack this weekend? And which fighter are your looking forward to the most this year? Feel free to share your thoughts on the Comments section here on the blog. Alternatively you can share this post via Facebook, Twitter or your social network of choice.


Marvel vs Capcom Infinite has a new trailer

Hello eveyone. I hope you are well at this time of year when the weather is as uncertain as the country's future (maybe). To brighten up our outlook, Capcom shared a new trailer for its upcoming 2-vs-2 fighter, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite.

The latest in Capcom's crossover series is returning to the 2-on-2 format established in the earlier Marvel/Capcom crossover titles. This trailer shares footage of long-term Street Fighter mainstay, Chun-Li, everyone's favourite green avenger, The Incredible Hulk, possessor of one cool laser sword and various robotic assistants, Strider Hiryu, and Norse demi-god and wielder of the might hammer Mjolnir, Thor. The villain from Avengers: Age of Ultron also makes an appearance, displaying his prowess and abilities.

You can check out the latest trailer for the game below:

  The latest trailer for MvC Infinite showcases many 
returning faces (and a couple of new ones too).

The game is due for release on September 19th for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. Capcom has announced a variety of editions that I will detail in another future update soon.

What do you think of the latest trailer for MvC: Infinite? What characters would like to see added to the upcoming title? And are there any other features you would like to see included in the game? Post any thoughts you have in the Comments section below. You can also like and share via Facebook, Twitter or your social network of choice.


Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev2 scheduled to launch on May 26th in Europe

In a recent announcement by publisher PQube via Twitter, it has been confirmed that the latest in the Guilty Gear franchise, GGXrd: Rev 2, will be coming to the PS3/PS4 in Europe on May 26th.

The next entry in ASW's recent revival ofits weapons-based fighter,

Guilty Gear Xrd:Rev 2

The update will add characters Baiken and Answer to the existing roster. The existing characters Jam, Kum Haehyun, Raven and Dizzy will also get story scenarios as these were missing from GGXrd: Rev.

Baiken's three-hit wonder of a super
returns to Guilty Gear
Chipp's PA and all-round
business ninja, Answer, joins the fray

Those interested can either purchase the standalone physical or digital release on PS4, and as a $19.99 digital upgrade to Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev for either the PS4/PS3 (an educated guess would suggest that it will be £19.99/€19.99 for the upgrade on the UK/EU PSN and £39.99/€39.99 at retail).

Players of characters like Sol will have a hard time
keeping track of Answer's agile movement during battle

What do you think about the recent announcement for the upcoming GGXrd: Rev2? Any thoughts, feel free to share them in the Comments section here. Alternatively you can share this update via Facebook, Twitter or your social network of choice.


A variety of new costumes inbound for SFV

As mentioned earlier, the volume of fighting game news means I wanted to split these into different updates. Here's the second one.

As mentioned in my earlier post, this last week has seen a swarm of information from developers of some of the most beloved fighting game series on the market. One of those is Capcom with Street Fighter V.

Despite the disappointing announcement of the eponymous developer having to delay its latest major update to its current mainstream fighter, it has been more forthcoming with its details about new costumes that will be added to the game next week on April 25th.

Concept art for the throwback to Bison's SFII Thailand stage

Its first post over on the Capcom unity blog details that they will be adding a nostalgia stage and three school-themed costumes to the game next week. You can check these out via the screens below:

Chun-Li is doing her best impression of a
Chinese honours student
As expected, Juri is fronting a very punk-inspired take
on the traditional school uniform

Ryu donning his kenka bancho getup

Capcom confirms that for those who want to rule the schoolyard, each costume will be available on April 25th for $3.99 / ¥400 / €3.99 (expect them to come in at £3.29 on the UK PSN then).

The next update earlier today from Capcom Unity shares information about additional DLC costumes that are on there way for Alex, R. Mika and Chun-Li. You can check these out via the images below:

Did Capcom staff watch Magic Mike for 
inspiration with this fireman costume 
for Alex?

Ever the consummate professional,
its Chun-Li in her business suit

I guess rowdy cheerleader matches 
R.Mika's personality

Capcom believes that for those who want to rock the workplace, these costumes join the previously announced School Costumes and will be available on April 25th for $3.99 / ¥400 /€3.99 each (again, the wallet-pleasing price of £3.29 each for the UK PSN).

So what do you think of the recent costume announcements? Do you think they are too highly priced? (we're talking about Capcom here though). Feel free to share any thoughts on the Comments section here. Alternatively you can share this update via Facebook, Twitter or your social network of choice.