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Arc System Works has been kicking around ideas for a new fighting game

Both of Arc System Works' A-list titles have new versions coming down the pipeline. For Guilty Gear Xrd, we have Revelator, and BlazBlue : Central Fiction was just recently unveiled.

Despite all of that, it seems the company is interested in creating a brand new fighting game. In an interview with Famitsu (thanks to Hachima), Arc System Works' president Minoru Kidooka said that the company is aiming to release more console titles.

“I don’t know if some of these retail games will end up being sold digitally instead, but we’d like to at least work on increasing the number of console titles that can be sold at full price,” Kidooka explained.

Famitsu moved forward, asking if the company had any plans to create any new fighting games.

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Luffy takes out Bonchan's ferocious Sagat, Garireo does the unthinkable, and more: Relive last year's excitement with these hype moments from EVO 2014

EVO 2015 is only a few days away now, and what better way to prepare for all of the hype than to look back upon last year's event.

At EVO 2014, we witnessed a number of upsets, perfects, comebacks, the works. Players such as MD|Luffy showed their dominance in Ultra Street Fighter 4, while others like Garireo defined the phrase "never give up."

Today, we have for you the top 5 most hype moments from the event, courtesy of Maximilian. Each moment included here is one that we would have chosen ourselves, and after re-watching this video, I cannot wait to see what this year has in store. My body is ready.

Hit the jump to check out some amazing moments from EVO 2014.

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Blazblue: Central Fiction announced, location tests slated for July 18th

This morning, a trailer was released detailing a brand new Blazblue game, Blazblue: Central Fiction. It details the game with some new graphical elements, character moves, and two new characters for the game, Hibiki Kohaku and Naoto Kurogane.

Besides game details, it is slated for location testing in Japan from July 18th, through July 20th. The trailer also teases one of the legendary heroes, Nine, as a potential character.

Hit the jump to see the trailer.

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Multiple updates to tiers sections - MKX list heavily changed, Tanya & Predator added, BlazBlue and Skullgirls reset, Aria available

With the deluge that E3 created this year, we had been a little late in updating our various tiers sections on the website, but we pulled out all of the stops today and got caught up with things.

First off, we added Tanya and Predator to the Mortal Kombat tier listings, plus the list has been shaken up a lot, as a number of characters have swung up or down low recently.

Note that Predator and Tanya barely have any votes currently from the community, so they're currently located in the middle of the list, but that should change soon, as readers start inputting some of their match ups.

Next up, since BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend was recently released, we've reset the tiers, but also added Lambda and Celica into the mix.

Skullgirls got their 2nd Encore out into the wild, and we've added Robo-Fortune into their roster, plus reset their tiers.

Finally, long awaited and requested, Aria is now available for Killer Instinct tier voting.

As always, any time we reset the tiers for a game, we archive them. You can find the archives on the index pages for those respective titles.

CEO 2015 preview - Your resource for the big event this weekend, including players, games, schedules, and streams

CEO 2015 is upon us this weekend, and a ton of information has been made available for tournament go-ers and spectators alike to take advantage of.

The tournament is featuring an incredible amount of players, including EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR_Balrog, MCZ|Daigo Umehara, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, MVG|Mew2King, Liquid|Hungrybox, Liquid|Knuckledu, Steam Co.|Yipes, YOMI|Michaelangelo, Kazunoko, Velociraptor, Tryken, and countless others in all sorts of head to head competition.

For such a large amount of players, a large amount of games is expected. These include the main event titles (Smash Bros. for Wii U, Smash Bros. Melee, USF4, MKX, UMvC3, Xrd, P4AU, KI, TTT2, and Divekick) as well as a bevy of side titles like Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Def Jam: Fight for New York, Windjammers, Soul Calibur 3, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Capcom versus SNK 2, and a lot more, including Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7.

Hit the jump to check out all you'll need to know for this weekend.

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South East Asia Major 2015 results ft. Daigo, Xian, Momochi, Bonchan, Tokido, Fuudo, Infiltration, GamerBee, Poongko, Nemo, Mago, Gackt and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The next Capcom Pro Tour premier event is upon us, and it's the always high-level South East Asia Major. This year, instead of Singapore, the tournament is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand.

Games you can expect to see at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

As for players, there's an incredible list. You can expect to see MCZ|Daigo, RZR|Xian, EG|Momochi, Bonchan, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, Infiltration, AvM|GamerBee, /r/Kappa|Poongko, /r/Kappa|Nemo, MCZ|Mago, RZR|Gackt, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, Qanba|Xiao Hai, Qanba|Dakou, CCG|HumanBomb, FGC|EX Pugera, YBK|Santarouman, Tonpy, FA|BigBird, Leslie, RZR|RB, YBK|Shirou and many, many more.

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The Common Wealth results ft. Smug, Sanford Kelly, Sonic Fox, CD Jr., MIT, KDZ, Unkn0wn, Flux, and more

Updated: Final results and stream archives have been added to the story.

Earlier: This weekend is absolutely stacked with fighting game tournaments. Today, finals day of The Common Wealth is taking place in Norfolk, Virginia, and the action is currently underway.

Games being played at this event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, and Blazblue Chrono Phantasma.

PIE|Smug, TSC|Sanford Kelly, CR|Sonic Fox, YOMI|MIT, YOMI|ForeverKing, EMP|KDZ, TSC|CD Jr., CTRL|Unkn0wn, CTRL|Flux, TS|Sabin, TS|LordKnight, and many others are currently in attendance.

You can catch today's stream below, and we will be updating the story with results periodically throughout the day, so be sure to check back with us soon!

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BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extended officially confirmed for North American release June 30th, will feature two new characters

The exciting new version of BlazBlue: Chronophantasma will hit North American consoles on June 30th.

BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extended boasts new additions to the story mode, better accessibility to all modes and an even better network mode for online play. The game is slated to be on PlayStations 3 and 4 as well as Xbox One.

Perhaps the most exciting part of this new version is the fact that it will feature two new playable characters. Check out Lambda -No.11- and Cecilia A. Mercury below:

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Hit the jump below to see the trailer.

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Have a question for a fighting game developer? Let us know and we'll try to run it by them at E3 2015

EventHubs is attending E3 2015, and we're planning on talking to as many fighting game community developers as possible while at the show.

As such, we thought it would be fun to find out which questions our readers would like asked. If you have something you'd like to ask the development teams about the following games, please leave a comment below:
  • Street Fighter 5
  • Tekken 7
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Super Smash Bros. 4
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
  • BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend
  • Killer Instinct
We won't be able to get to every question you leave below, but we'll try and get as many as we possibly can. We'll try and follow up with the developers at a later time to answer some of the other questions we cannot get to at E3.

FFM Rumble 2015 results ft. Luffy, Bonchan, Tokido, Poongko, Valmaster, FAB, Andreas, Pro Fluke, Ebi, Dark Jiewa, Halibel, RMZ, Momi and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

FFM Rumble is taking place this weekend in Frankfurt, Germany, and there are a lot of top competitors attending the event. The event will have tournaments in Ultra Street Fighter 4, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend.

As for players attending, you can expect to see the likes of MD|Luffy, Bonchan, MCZ|Tokido, /r/Kappa|Poongko, GL|Valmaster, FAB, WSO|Andreas, IND|Pro Fluke, /r/Kappa|Ebi, Dark Jiewa, GG|Halibel, UM|RMZ, RSD|Momi and StarNab compete.

Streaming duties are being handled by Fight Club NRW and Hard Edge Official.

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New BlazBlue due in 2016, may feature tag-team battles, over 30 characters -- creator Toshimichi Mori seeks fan feedback

The next installment of Arc System Works's BlazBlue 2D fighting game series may be coming, "sometime in 2016."

Or at least, that's the tentative release date BlazBlue's creator, Toshimichi Mori, is eyeing.

"I am planning to have the next story sometime next year and the next game will have the last 25% of the story," Mori said in an interview with Siliconera.

For this next game, Mori is thinking of pushing the playable character count up from 28 to over 30. Will Nine and Jubei -- characters Mori addressed in this previous interview -- finally be playable?

He is also toying around with the idea of a tag-team mechanic -- and is seeking fan feedback on it.

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Stunfest 2015 results Daigo, Momochi, Xian, Bonchan, Luffy, Ryan Hart, Infiltration, Kazunoko, GamerBee, Tokido, Fuudo, Mago, Poongko

Updated: Day 2 results have been added to this story.

Earlier: A new premiere event is upon us, and this time it's Stunfest, taking place in Rennes, France. Most of Europe's heavy hitters will be in attendance, but that's not all - there's a huge influx of Asian players looking to grab that Capcom Cup spot and the prize money for themselves.

At the event, you can expect to see MCZ|Daigo, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, Bonchan, MD|Luffy, FA|Ryan Hart, /r/Kappa|Infiltration, Kazunoko, AvM|GamerBee, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, MCZ|Mago, /r/Kappa|Poongko, D44|BAS, GL|Valmaster, IND|Pro Fluke, Gagapa, YBK|Santarouman, /r/Kappa|Ebi, Eita, RF, BX3|Veggey and more.

As for games, you can expect to see not only Ultra Street Fighter 4, but also Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Soul Calibur 5, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Breakers Revenge.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 will of course be streamed on CapcomFighters. The English language stream for the rest of the event is being handled by ArmsHouse.

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Texas Showdown 2015 results ft. Infiltration, Justin Wong, ChrisG, Snake Eyez, K-Brad, NuckleDu, Ricki Ortiz, RayRay, KaneBlueRiver and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results and a stream archive.

This weekend, there'll be tons of high-level fighting game action courtesy of Texas' prime fighting game event, Texas Showdown 2015.

On the tournament's schedule, we can find Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. There will also be a Tekken 7 stream going on for the majority of the event.

As for players showing up, you can expect the likes of Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, Tempo|NYChrisG, Snake Eyez, EG|K-Brad, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Ricki Ortiz, CTRL|RayRay, BE|KaneBlueRiver, 801 Strider, CCG|Air, Hsien Chang and many more. Streaming duties will be handled by LevelUp Live, PandaxGaming, BeastChan23 and Texas Melee.

This event also has a new installment of Ultra Fight Night Exhibitions, which is detailed towards the bottom of our story.

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KVO results ft. Bonchan, Kazunoko, Tokido, Pepeday, Haitani, Itabashi Zangief, KojiKOG, Nishikin, Dogura, Kindevu, Misse, Eita, RF, Kyoku and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend (or, actually, weekend+Monday), we're being treated to KVO in Japan. This is a Capcom Pro Tour Asia qualifier taking place in Japan, so the Ultra Street Fighter 4 players are out for blood.

You can expect to see Bonchan, Kazunoko, MCZ|Tokido, FGC|Pepeday, Haitani, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, KojiKOG, Nishikin, Dogura, Kindevu, Misse, Eita, RF, Kyoku and many more.

That's not all, though. This is actually a multi-game event, featuring as many as 12 different games. While Ultra Street Fighter 4 is considered the main event for some, this tournament's main draw is that it is a Arc Revo and EVO qualifier for Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, as well as a EVO qualifier for BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax.

The full list of games you can forward to seeing are Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max, Aquapazzaa and Shin Koihime Musou.

Hit the jump to check out the action in full.

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NorCal Regionals 2015 results feat. Daigo, Momochi, Bonchan, Infiltration, Kazunoko, Fuudo, Justin Wong, GamerBee and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results..

NorCal Regionals 2015 is upon us, and as a premiere Capcom Pro Tour event, you can bet there's a lot of competition present.

It's not all about Capcom though, as the event features tournaments in tons of games. This weekend, you'll be able to enjoy high-level matches of Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Project M, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

There's also Tekken 7 being streamed from the event, so if you're excited to see what this new game has in store for you, make sure to check it out.

As for names expected to show up, the list is beyond impressive - you can expect to see MCZ|Daigo, EG|Momochi, Bonchan, /r/Kappa|Infiltration, Kazunoko, RZR|Fuudo, EG|Justin Wong, Tempo|NYChrisG, AvM|GamerBee, Snake Eyez, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, EG|K-Brad, /r/Kappa|Poongko, Liquid|NuckleDu, /r/Kappa|EX Pugera, Chris Tatarian, Filipinoman, Brentt, EH|Velociraptor, CCG|Air, CCG|Chi-Rithy, pH|Hoodaman, pH|LPN, Hsien Chang, MMD|Alex Myers and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, iPlayWinner and Showdown Smash.

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