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BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend coming to PC in January 2016

AcrSystem Works is continuing their line of title ports to the PC. We learned today that BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend will be seeing a release on the platform, thanks to Korean publisher H2 Interactive.

The publisher has already brought both BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND to PC, and Chronophantasma Extned is next in line. These ports, however, have stayed one step behind the latest BlazBlue installments, as another update -- Central Fiction -- is slated to hit arcades in Japan this Winter.

Chronophantasma Extend is expected to hit PC in January 2016, however, at this time we only have word of a Korean localization. If history is any indication, though, there's a good chance we'll see the game released in other regions down the road.

Source: H2interactive. Via Shoryuken. Sent in by nightmaresteam, LordAkira, and Nyoro.

The Fall Classic 2015 results ft. SonicFox, Snake Eyez, Dieminion, Kwiggle

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Fall Classic 2015 is taking place this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina.

This event is the host of many different games, so you can expect to see Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5, King of Fighters 13, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax being played.

As for players expected to show up, they include cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, YOMI|Dieminion, PIE|Smug, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Justin Wong, EG|K-Brad, Kwiggle, XCaliburBladez, YOMI|ForeverKing, YOMI|MIT, TS|LordKnight, WFX|801 Strider, CTRL|Unkn0wn, STVG|Flocker, YOMI|Michaelangelo, YOMI|REO, YOMI|DJT, SWS|Fatality, EVB|Kitana Prime, YOMI|Slayer, YOMI|SaltFace, F3|Alucard, LU|Alex Valle, BOTB|Tampa Bison, HitBox|Tyrant, TS|NerdJosh, Damdai and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, Bifuteki, FunkyP, Kombat Network and Smash Studios.

Hit the jump to check out the event.

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The Manila Cup results ft. Itabashi Zangief, Humanbomb, Dark Jeiwa, ABEGEN

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

Earlier: This weekend The Manila Cup takes place in Pasig City in the Philippines. It's a major event held in the Imperium e-Sports Bar and Videogame Lounge, and features a number of very strong players playing six different games.

The games featured are Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma, Smash Bros. for Wii U, Ultimate Marvel versus Capcom 3, and Guilty Gear Xrd, with players such as Itabashi Zangief, CCG|Humanbomb, Dark Jeiwa, ABEGEN, and many more expected to make an appearance.

This is also a Capcom Pro Tour event, so there will be ranking points up for grabs in the Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament, as well as potential cup placement. Below is the schedule for the event, as well as it's address:

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Hit the jump to check out the stream, being handled by XSplit.

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Summer Jam 9 results ft. Dieminion, SonicFox, Snake Eyez, XCaliburBladez, DaBuz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend's biggest multi-game event is Summer Jam 9, which features a whopping 16 fighting games that we'll be covering for you this weekend.

The games featured at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, SoulCalibur 5, Skullgirls, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and King of Fighters 13.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event, so Ultra Street Fighter 4 points are up for grabs, but it's also a qualifier for the Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Battle Royale, the finals of which are taking place at NEC in December of this year, so there's a lot at stake.

Also, a lot of high-level competitors are attending. You can expect to see Liquid|NuckleDu, cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, PIE|Smug, Tempo|NYChrisG, MC Kwiggle, XCaliburBladez, YOMI|Dieminion, KIG|Problem X, EG|Ricki Ortiz, cR|HoneyBee, IQHQ|DaBuz, TS|LordKnight, YOMI|MIT, WFX|801 Strider, YOMI|ForeverKing, EG|K-Brad, MC Static, RZR|Perfect Legend, SweetRevenge, BX3TPL|Phenom, TSC|IFC Yipes, DJ Nintendo, YOMI|Slayer, FF|ElvenShadow, The Moon, YOMI|REO, Master, Zhu, YOMI|DJT, Flux, YOMI|Michaelangelo, KIT|Cloud805, EH|Velociraptor, CTRL|Unkn0wn, ModBot|6WX, BCW|Brenttiscool, Julio, TS|NerdJosh, IQHQ|DKWill, UM|RMZ, Cactuar, PAG|Glitch, OG|Shine and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, TS|Arturo Sanchez, KombatNetwork, KPB Live, Smash Studios and Nica_KO.

Hit the jump for the live streams and stream schedule.

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SCR Prelude 2 results ft. Jayce the Ace, Filipin0man, Alex Myers, Chris King, Tyrant

Updated: Final results and archives have been added.

Earlier: SCR Prelude 2 is taking place today in Anaheim, California. This one-day event is the second of two tournaments leading up to SoCal Regionals 2015.

Games being played today include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma, and Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax.

Jayce the Ace, Filipin0man, Alex Myers, WL|Chris King, HB|Tyrant, Miniboss, GutterMagic, and more will be competing, so be sure to tune in! You can find the brackets over on Level|Up's Challonge page.

You can find the live streams and schedule after the jump.

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Alberta Beatdown 5 live stream ft. Nairo, Mr. R, Denti, BigD, Alphicans and more

There's a lot of action going on elsewhere this weekend, but Canada sure isn't sleeping, either. This weekend, we've got Alberta Beatdown 5 going on, with a heavy Super Smash Bros. Wii U presence, including top players such as Liquid|Nairo, LLL|Mr. R, TLOC|Denti, TEG|BigD, TEG|Alphicans and many more.

It's not all about Super Smash Bros. Wii U, though. The tournament's main lineup of games includes Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M as well. The event will also feature sid tournaments for Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-.

Streaming duties are being handled by Edmonton Gamers, SSB University and DasHype.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams and schedule for the event.

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Location test footage of Blazblue: Central Fiction shows off new characters, changes for old characters, and more

Though news about Blazblue: Central Fiction, the upcoming new title in the series, has been scarce as of late, we've been made aware of some location test footage that does an excellent job of showing off the two new characters, and some changes for veterans of the roster.

There's plenty of footage within of the two new characters, Naoto Kurogane, and Hibiki Kohaku. Better yet, the footage provided is of a strong level of play, with the players definitely being familiar with the characters.

That being said, there's plenty to see in the returning characters as well, with balance changes and new moves abound, as well as the effects of the overdrive system on the new characters.

Hit the jump to check out some of the matches.

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Arc Revolution Cup 2015 results ft. Ogawa, Garireo, Chou, Rion, FAB, N-O, Tahichi, Dora, Makkii, Yoshiki, Souji, LordKnight, KojiKOG and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Arc Revolution Cup is one of the most prestigious events for the so-called anime fighting games, and this year's event is upon us.

The tournament will feature 3v3 competitions in Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax as well as a singles tournament in Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st]. With both Guilty Gear and BlazBlue boasting a 500,000 yen prize for the first placers and Persona and UNIEL with a respectable 300,000 and 100,000, respectively, this is definitely the time to give it your all.

Competitors you can expect to show up include Ogawa, Garireo, Chou, Rion, FAB, N-O, NB|Tahichi, Dora, Makkii, Yoshiki, NB|Souji, TS|LordKnight, KojiKOG and many, many more.

Hit the jump to check the live action from the event out.

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Official flyer for CEOtaku details tournament date, main and side games, and more

Having been advertised for a while after this year's stellar showing at CEO, CEOtaku is an anime-fighter only major tournament looking to bring the anime community an overwhelming experience.

Recently, CEO Gaming has posted the official flyer for CEOtaku, showing that the event will take place on October 17th-18th, and what games will be run, including Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma, Arcana Heart 3 Love Max, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Guilty Gear Xrd, Melty Blood Actress Again, Catherine, and many more.

The event is certainly lining up to be huge, and potentially a pinnacle event for the anime community. Registration for the event will go up on August 19th on CEO Gaming's main website.

Hit the jump to check out the tweet containing the official flyer.

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NESiCAxLive now in the United States at Round 1 in California, more locations potentially receiving it

Though it's been quite a long time since we talked about NESiCAxLive, an arcade board that allows the legitimate downloading of countless games and updates onto a single unit digitally, we can finally report that a unit has come to the United States.

The first unit is at Round 1, an arcade in Los Angeles, California (Puente Hills). This could have an enormous impact on the arcade scene in the United States, mixing cost effective convenience for business owners with a huge library of titles for players.

In the announcement tweet by Round 1, they ask that people come by and show interest, with NESiCAxLive units only being able to grow in distribution if they're amply supported by the community. Here's the tweet in question:

If this is something you are interested in, tweet our to Round 1 and let them know, or go to the venue yourself and support it! Perhaps we'll be seeing a lot more of NESiCAxLive in the US soon.

Tip submitted by Shinebox.

Source: Round 1 USA

EVO 2015 results feat. Daigo, Momochi, Luffy, Mago, Xian

Update: This story has been updated with final results for EVO 2015.

EVO 2015 is finally upon us, so hopefully you've cleared your entire weekend and are ready for some serious fighting game action.

This year's main lineup will feature Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax. If none of these games tickle your fancy, though, don't worry - there are more side tournaments than you could ever hope for. For full details, check out our EVO 2015 spectator guide.

As for notable players, there are more than we could even attempt to count. Safe to say, if it's a player name you know, they're most likely there. Just in case, though, make sure to check out the EVO Player Locator to check for your favorite players.

Streaming duties for the main tournament will be covered on SRKEvo1, Capcom Fighters, SRKEvo2, SRKEvo3, SRKEvo4, SRKEvo5, SRKEvo6 and SRKEvo7.

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When is Ultra Street Fighter 4? Who should I look out for in Mortal Kombat X? EventHubs has you covered with our EVO 2015 spectator guide

EVO 2015 is here! The largest fighting game event of the year kicks off tomorrow, and with seven live streams, 9 main games, and thousands of players, one might be wondering how and where to find everything.

Tonight, we have put together a beginner's guide to EVO of sorts in hopes that we can make your viewing experience this weekend that much easier.

Contained in this story is information on all nine of the main games, where and when they are streaming, and which players to look out for. Of course, there are a plethora of amazing players competing this weekend, but we chose a handful that we felt newcomers watching EVO for the first time might have fun looking out for.

Additionally, we've included information on the various side tournament set to take place at the event.

There is a ton of info here, so hit that jump and get ready for EVO 2015!

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Huge 'Knockout' sale currently going on in the PlayStation Store; big savings on Mortal Kombat X, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Guilty Gear Xrd and more

In preparation for this year's EVO, The PlayStation Store has put a whole bunch of combat-related content on sale. Games, movies and TV shows all carry a slashed price tag now through July 20th.

Mortal Kombat X Premium Edition is currently down from $89.99 to $67.49. You can also save 50% off Blaz Blue: Chrono Phantasma and 30% off Guilty Gear Xrd. Many Street Fighter titles, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, are also on sale.

Perhaps the best deal of all? You can get the film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation for only ten bucks. Head on over to the PlayStation Store to take advantage of these great deals.

Thanks to YaNoob, Shinkuu_Kikoken, sic, DarkFlare07, and enkil for the tips.

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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