We're going to introduce characters people wanted to see in the first Injustice, but never did

Continuing his run through Injustice 2 details, NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon was asked about what major features this game will have outside of gear.

"We're expanding the roster," answered Boon. "We're going to introduce characters people wanted to see in the first Injustice, but never did."

Adding to the mix, NRS said the game's online play will be a lot better out of the gate than the initial title.

"We learned a lot with the online network code for Mortal Kombat XL, and that will be incorporated into Injustice 2," said Boon.

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First look at Arcade Mode; Heihachi squares off against Akuma - check out 11 minutes of Tekken 7's PC build

The E3 footage continues to roll out, this time offering a brief look at the current PC build of Tekken 7.

A first look at Tekken 7's arcade mode is offered, featuring gameplay from Kazuya and Alisa. You'll also a brief scene from the cinematic story featuring Heihachi facing off against Akuma.


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You can check out the full video for yourself after the jump.

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Capcom resets top Street Fighter 5 Ranked player's account, docks over 20,000 league points

Tool Assisted has found himself in trouble with the CapCops yet again.

His "RZR_INFILTRATION" bot had not only taken hold of first place on the ladder, but also was first to break into the Super Diamond rank. Earlier today, Tool Assisted took to Twitter to show that that spot no longer belonged to him.

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Why competitive players don't need to fear Injustice 2's gear system

One of the questions that has been fresh on the minds of fans since the reveal of the gear system in Injustice 2 is, "How will the gear system affect competitive play?"

Ed Boon isn't shy about sharing his thoughts on the importance of the competitive scene, and both he and the rest of the NetherRealm Studios team have us in mind.

Boon alludes to game modes where players can step into the ring customization-free. When asked about how gear will be handled in competitive play, he states: "We are absolutely going to have mode of play that is kind of like a normalized, even level playing field."

Since the game is still in the early stages of development, many of the details have yet to be fleshed out. At this point, however, we can expect that those who want a ladder experience without having to worry about gear buffs will be able to play the way that they'd like.

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Harada - If Tekken 7 does extremely well...maybe there is a time later on to revisit Tekken X Street Fighter

Tekken x Street Fighter has pretty much been in limbo since it was announced back in 2010. Producer of the Tekken series, Katsuhiro Harada has been around to reassure us that the game has been in development since.

When he was asked about it on the E3 show floor this year, he spoke a bit more on why we've still yet to see a release.

Game Spot eventually asks Harada if he plans to revisit the idea of TxSF, to which he responds, "That's actually a very good question, because TxSF is not cancelled, it's kind of put on hold."

"Reasons are...right now SF5 just launched, Capcom is putting a tremendous effort into making that successful. On our side we released Tekken 7 in the arcade. It was even more popular than we imagined, and so we each have these two main franchises that we are trying to promote, and to have the players enjoy the moment."

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Gootecks shows off all of Ibuki's Street Fighter 5 trials from the E3 showroom floor

We've seen a few highlights for June's Street Fighter 5 DLC character, Ibuki, but Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez was able to jump into the character's trials at E3, and nab some footage for us to check out.

Street Fighter 5's character trials offer us a bit of insight into how each fighter works, and what their combos will look like. As we watch trials 1-10, we get the feeling that Ibuki will be fairly technical in this game, and certainly flashy to watch.

Below you'll see Ibuki's eighth trial, which involves juggling an opponent off one of her V-Trigger bombs:


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Killer Instinct live stream to show off 'Shadow Lords' mode going live at 12:30 p.m. PDT

Hot on the heels of the General Raam release, more brand-new content is coming to Killer Instinct.

Killer Instinct will be taking the stage at E3 shortly, showing off gameplay of the upcoming Shadow Lords mode.

The live stream embed can be found after the jump, so you can feast your eyes on what's coming.

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Ed Boon all but confirms Wonder Woman for Injustice 2

While he hasn't flat out stated that Wonder Woman will be a part of the Injustice 2 roster, NetherRealm Studios' Creative Director, Ed Boon, has given us some pretty big leads in that direction.

In an interview with Game Informer, the NRS head honcho stated that failing to do a "Wonder Woman movie skin" for the 2017 title would be a missed opportunity.

That by itself causes us to raise an eyebrow, but when Boon took to Twitter to draw direct attention to that specific statement, it all but sealed the deal for us.

Below you'll find the exert from the article

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Xanadu is easily the creepiest KoF character yet... The King of Fighters 14 Villains trailer shows off the game's baddies and a new stage

Another King of Fighters 14 team just got their own trailer, and this time it's the game's combative convicts that are getting the spotlight.

We see highlights for Chang, Choi and Xanadu, off whom show off their moves in a brand new underground prison stage. Xanadu is a brand new character to the KoF franchise, and brings the creepy in no small way.

Little is known about him at this point, but he appears to have some mommy issues. One of his moves sees him throwing a toddler-like tantrum, while another sees him cradle his foe as if they were his child... you know... before slamming them into the ground.

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Ed Boon explains why gear system was added to Injustice 2; will be thousands of pieces available

If you're curious why the gear system was added to Injustice 2, you're not alone.

Fielding questions from the community, Ed Boon spoke about why this aspect was added to the mix.

"NetherRealm Studios, for a few games now, have been trying to give players ways to customize their character," he said.

"With Mortal Kombat X, we gave players three versions of every fighter," noted Boon, saying this is an evolution from what we saw in their previous title.

"This is kind of like the next natural progression, as far as giving competitors more variables and more knobs to control," said Boon.

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King of Fighters 14 E3 trailer

We've got ourselves yet another trailer highlighting the latest build of the upcoming King of Fighters 14.

The game's most recent build is currently playable at E3, and SNK has released a quick promo so that those of us who can't be at the expo can still experience some of the hype.

We see a 48-fighter character select screen, the game's boss figure, Antonov, and the collection of completed three man teams.

Anticipation continues to rise as we grow ever closer to the game's August release date. Hit the jump below and check out the latest KoF 14 trailer.

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There's no shortage of trash talk when Alex Valle takes on Lupe Fiasco in Street Fighter 5 at E3

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, has taken his FGC presence to a whole new level since the release of Street Fighter 5.

Fiasco made a splash when he bested RB|Daigo in an exhibition back in February, and has been regularly involved with the community via social media and major events. The famed rapper is attending E3 this year, and ran into Mr. Street Fighter, LU|Alex Valle at an SF5 cab.

In a traditional Ryu vs. Ken match up, the two players threw down in a best of three contest. Valle pulled zero punches both within the game and without, styling and smack talking throughout their set:


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All of this was done in playfully good spirits, and you can see the full video below.

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Ed Boon reveals that Super moves in Injustice 2 have interactive elements to them

Ed Boon sat for an interview with IGN during E3, and dropped some interesting details concerning Injustice 2.

Over the course of the interview, Boon goes over many things, including possible roster picks, character interactions and the gameplay system. He also reveals that the super moves in Injustice 2 have an interactive element to them.

"There are opportune moments in a Super that a player can press a certain button, or a combination that will actually bump the damage up." Boon states, before going on to note that the inputs will be hidden, leaving it up to the players to discover.

We wonder if this is as simple as mashing to gain more hits and damage, or if perhaps correctly inputting a specific sequence will cause a slightly different Super animation. Hit the jump to see the interview.

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Mike Ross gets a full round with Balrog in Street Fighter 5, shows off both normal and special moves

Mike Ross and Peter 'Combofiend' Rosas took us through about half an hour of the Street Fighter 5 Cinematic Story Mode today at E3, and this included a scene with both Balrog footage and gameplay.

We didn't have Peter's learned fingers controlling Boxer to show us any of his potential, but Mike did jump on the opportunity to explore as many of the character's normals and specials as possible given the very brief time he had.


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Click the jump to see the second half of Mike's Balrog gameplay.

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'I'm on a boat!' Filipino Champ becomes a Bud Light All-Star for Street Fighter in style

PG|Filipino Champ, a.k.a. Ryan Ramirez, has become a Bud Light All-Star for Street Fighter.

Champ rode in style to E3 this year, being picked up in an amazing car with his name on the side, and also traveling on a boat (both pictured below).

If you're curious what being a Bud Light All-Star means, it's a "designation reserved for the 5 most revered 21+ professional gamers across five different titles in North America, voted for by the fans," according to the official site.

Capcom recently banned the promotion of products marketed to adults, and although Filipino Champ will be allowed to participate at CPT events, Bud Light will not be promoted on stream or through official channels, according to the rules.

Regardless, this is a nice accomplishment for one of the more prominent members of the FGC, getting picked up by another major sponsor, and I can safely say I'm super jealous and super stoked for him all at the same time. Check these out.

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