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Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles officially announced for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, Xenoblade stage shown as well [Updated]

Update: Official art and screenshots, along with an English trailer for Shulk's appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS have been added to this story.

Previously: Earlier this week, we received some leaked footage of Shulk and Bowser Jr. being playable in the new Smash Bros. game.

While convincing footage, some remained unconvinced, but no longer. Today, during a Japan-exclusive Nintendo Direct, Nintendo unveiled Shulk as the latest newcomer to grace the Smash Bros. battlefield, along with a Xenoblade Chronicles stage, seemingly featuring Metal Face from the game as a stage boss.

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Xian vs. Poongko grand finals set; Naroks, DB Koopa and more in these Capcom Pro Tour Asia (Korea qualifier) top 8 matches

Relive the best matches played at Capcom Pro Tour Asia's Korea qualifiers with these videos that have been uploaded to the official Capcom Fighters YouTube channel this week.

The videos not only feature some of South Korea's top fighting games talent, such as Poongko, Naroks and DB Koopa, but also the EVO2013 SSF4 champ, Singapore's RZR|Xian.

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Wednesday Night Fights 3.2 results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Veloc1raptor, Alex Myers, JustFramesJames, Rip, and more

Wednesday Night Fights 3.2 results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Veloc1raptor, Alex Myers, JustFramesJames, Rip, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and continues their 3rd season of the event.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax are all being played tonight.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

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Mecha Vince McMahon? Battle armor Big Show? Check out this sick concept art from a cancelled WWE fighting game

Yes, you definitely read that headline correctly. The fighting game community loves them some WWE, and we were recently sent some truly awesome concept art for a wrestling fighting game that was eventually scrapped.

WWE Brawl, originally set for a 2011 release, was being developed by THQ and was meant to incorporate Street Fighter-like mechanics into a 3D setting. The graphics style was splashed with a heavy cartoon-ish theme that just looked awesome, and luckily we get to see some of our favorite WWE superstars re-imagined in this recently unveiled artwork from Rich Lyons.

Below you can check out a handful of pieces from the since cancelled WWE Brawl that feature a mechanized Vince McMahon, battle armor-clad Big Show, The Million Dollar Man, Hulk Hogan, and more. Hit the jump to see more.

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Next Level Battle Circuit #85 results, archive ft. Sanford Kelly, Zeus, Smug, NuckleDu, Noel Brown, Flux, Shine, and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #85 results, archive ft. Sanford Kelly, Zeus, Smug, NuckleDu, Noel Brown, Flux, Shine, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night, so it's time for some great fighting game action from The Next Level in Brooklyn, New York.

The games being played tonight include Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late.

Brackets are available on The Next Level Challonge site, and results for last week's tournament are posted here.

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Weekend tournament preview: Summer Jam 8 and Shadowloo Showdown V ft. Gamerbee, ChrisG, Latif, Ryan Hart, Ricky Ortiz, Armada, and more

The next few days will be host to two major fighting game events that are sure to bring the hype.

Summer Jam 8, taking place on the east coast, will be held this Friday-Sunday. Shadowloo Showdown V, which is being held in Australia, will also run this weekend.

A ton of games are set to be competed in, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice, Killer Instinct, and much more. AVMGamerbee, GG|NYChrisG, Latif, DIGRyan Hart, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EMP|Armada, and many, many others are expected to compete, so you'll definitely want to tune in.

Below you will find a full breakdown of both events, including event schedules, stream information, and more.

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Meter build reduced by 20%, pokes deal more damage, and more: Maximilian explains the Killer Instinct season 2 changes in Assist Me! pt. 1

With the Killer Instinct season 2 official change log having gone live today, Maximilian brings us a new installment of Assist Me!

Max discusses the new system changes being made in the upcoming update. Because Iron Galaxy and Microsoft assisted with this video, we get to see some new footage of the changes in action, as opposed to clips ripped from the stream that took place earlier today.

We can expect to see the specific character changes explained when part 2 and 3 of these Assist Me! videos drop, so stay tuned.

You can check out the video below.

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Thunder can call lightning strike, Orchid now throws grenades - full Killer Instinct season 2 patch notes and archive, update goes live on Sep. 23

Updated: We have added the full patch notes for system/character changes we can expect in Killer Instinct season 2. You can also find Iron Galaxy's stream archive below.

Iron Galaxy is currently streaming Killer Instinct in order to show off some of the balance changes we can expect to see when season 2 drops.

This broadcast is set to demonstrate some of the changes made to the overall game mechanics / season 1 characters, and also divulge season 2 information.

You can find the live stream below.

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Street Fighter Bishoujo Chun-Li looks prettier in pink - Kotobukiya to launch 'Pink Costume' limited edition of the 25cm figure

Toy and model maker Kotobukiya is releasing a new limited edition version of their highly popular Street Fighter Bishoujo Chun-Li 25cm figure this November in Japan.

The limited edition figure is in all ways identical to the Bishoujo Chun-Li figure that was released back in January, much to popular acclaim (the figures sold out fairly quickly, and Kotobukiya even decided to issue a second batch), save for one difference: its color scheme.

Decked in a pink Chinese traditional dress, this new figure follows after the 2P color scheme for Chun-Li as seen in Street Fighter 2 -- and the pink color which really brings out the blushing Bishoujo ("beautiful young girl" in Japanese) qualities of the character.

See for yourself in the images of the figure below.

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The King of Fighters '98's Kyo, Iori and Athena do battle in 3D as they cross over into MOBA game Core Masters

There's a 3D King of Fighters game in the works -- but it's not yet been officially announced. And it will likely be ages before that new title will see the light of day.

In the meantime, however, it looks like SNK Playmore is continuing to work out collaboration crossovers with other game makers.

Following Mai Shiranui and Hanzo Hattori's appearances in MMORPG Wizardry Online, three KOF'98 characters are crossing over into the Japanese version of Korean-developed MOBA title, Core Masters.

From now till September 30, a The King of Fighters '98 X Core Masters collaboration campaign will allow gamers to play as Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami or Athena Asamiya in this 3D MOBA title, complete with most of their signature attacks.

Three videos of the characters in action in this crossover campaign are available; check them out below.

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Tiers for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax launched, stats now available

To coincide with the Japanese release of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, we've launched tiers for the game, and archived the old ones for the previous release.

If you'd like to view the archived tiers for P4A, you can check out the bottom of the index page, or view these links.

Archived tiers: P4A index
Archived tiers: P4A match ups

Keep in mind, when a new tier section launches the votes/results can be pretty wild, but after a few days things tend to normalize fairly quickly.

We also have a new stats page for P4AU, which means you can add the characters you play into your profile, and look up what other EHubs' members have entered as well.

Let Dakou's Evil Ryu show you how to deal with Rose; insane reactions, solid footsies, plus Akuma and Oni play in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Back when I translated this interview with Qanba|Xiao Hai, in the back of my mind I was more than a little skeptical when the EVO2014 KOF13 champ said that his training partner, Dakou, had a command of Gen on or about the same level as RZR|Xian.

But then I just watched this 46-minute-long video of Dakou playing Evil Ryu, Akuma and Oni, from a recent DouyuTV livestream that the Chinese player did, and suddenly most of my doubts just faded away.

In this extended casual play session, you'll get to see Dakou's insane reactions and extremely calculated footsies at work. Check it out below.

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The Rhythm of Fighters app is all free now! But what happens to the loyal fans who paid good money for this?

Why, they get rewarded for being an early adopter, of course!

SNK Playmore announced via a press release today that The Rhythm of Fighters iOS and Android game app will have its price changed from $0.99 to free-of-charge.

The change is effective as of today for Android smartphone users. If you head over to the Google Play Store now, you'll notice that the app is already listed as a free download. iOS device owners will have to wait a little longer, however, as a firm date for the price drop has yet to be determined.

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Nintendo may be shifting focus toward hardcore fans once again; Miyamoto says they no longer have to make products relevant to general players

Over the years, Nintendo has built a massive empire by creating some of the most memorable franchises ever to exist in video game history. From the original Nintendo Entertainment System, all the way up to the Nintendo Gamecube, fans swore their allegiance to the company console after console due to the complexity, depth, and overall amazing quality found in many of their titles.

However, once the Nintendo DS and Wii dropped, during the 2004-2006 time frame, the target market shifted from hardcore NES-heads to the more casual, everyday gamer. Since then, the legendary organization has kept with this business model, but it looks like things may be starting to revert back to the good ol' days.

In an interview posted in this week's edition of Edge Magazine, Shigeru Miyamoto -- the mind behind Super Mario, the Legend of Zelda, and much more -- made reference to a possible change in approach for Nintendo going forward. Addressing casual players quite candidly, the game designer feels it's time for them to step up and delve a bit deeper into their video games.

"[These are] the sort of people who, for example, might want to watch a movie. They might want to go to Disneyland," Miyamoto said. "Their attitude is, 'okay, I am the customer. You are supposed to entertain me.' It's kind of a passive attitude they're taking, and to me it's kind of a pathetic thing. They do not know how interesting it is if you move one step further and try to challenge yourself [with more advanced games]."

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Reaction U2 hits Oni's forward heavy punch, kara demons, and more: IFC Yipes and Sanford Kelly trade high-damage combos in this USF4 set

IFC Yipes has been on the Ultra Street Fighter 4 grind lately, putting in work as Evil Ryu. Just last month we saw him go up against BT|MarlinPie in a number of matches to get as much training in as possible.

It seems as though Yipes has enlisted a new sparring partner: none other than SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, quite possibly the best Oni player in the US.

During a recent live stream, the two east coast players sat down to play roughly an hour of Ultra Street Fighter 4 matches. There is some great action here, as the two trade off hitting huge-damage combos. Keep an eye out for Yipes' reaction Ultra 2 on Sanford's forward heavy punch, as you'll surely not want to miss it.

You'll find the stream archive below.

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