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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend gets North American release this Summer

Aksys Games announced today that the next upgrade in the Blazblue Series -- Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma Extend -- will be making its way to North America this Summer. The game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in both retail and digital versions.

Much like previous Blazblue updates, Chrono Phantasma Extend will add a slew of new content including two new characters (Celica and Lambda), a new stage, re-vamped Guard Gauge System, and more.

You can read more about Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma Extend in the breakdown provided by Aksys Games.

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Winter Brawl 9 results and stream archive ft. Smug, Snake Eyez, Ricky Ortiz, Sanford Kelly, Dieminion, RayRay, CD Jr., Yipes, Rico Suave and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, courtesy of BigEGaming, you'll be able to enjoy the action-packed Winter Brawl 9.

Among others, you can expect to see PIE|Smug, Snake Eyez, EG|Ricky Ortiz, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, CTRL|RayRay, SteamCo|CD Jr., EG|K-Brad, SteamCo|IFC Yipes, MOR|Rico Suave, Dieminion, TS|LordKnight, BIFU|Insaynne, BT|MarlinPie and many more.

Games set to be played include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Soul Calibur 5, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken Tag Tournament, Skullgirls, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mortal Kombat 9, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, Bifuteki, Kombat Network, Kick Punch Block, TS|Arturo Sanchez and Smash Studios.

You can find all the action right below.

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend to introduce new characters Mai Natsume and Cajun Faycott from BB: Remix Heart manga

The next version of BlazBlue to be released on consoles later this year, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, will introduce two new characters -- Mai Natsume and Cajun Faycott from the BlazBlue: Remix Heart spin-off manga, this week's Famitsu magazine will reveal on Thursday.

But these two characters will not be playable in the game. The 2D sprite of Mai Natsume you see in the banner image above was created by DeviantArt user Eriad-Eternas.

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Instead, Mai and Cajun will be making appearances in a new chapter in BB:CPE's story mode entitled "Remix Heart Tour Version". The story mode chapter is based on the manga series's storyline. In the game, Mai Natsume (green-haired girl) is voiced by Saori Hayami, while Cajun Faycott (violet hair) is played by Saki Fujita.

Although they aren't new playable fighters, if you're a fan of the BlazBlue fiction, the extra story mode arc is one more reason Arc System Works is giving you to buy BB:CPE -- on top of two new playable characters Celica A. Mercury and Lambda-11, some major changes to the core gameplay mechanics and a bevy of balance changes to all of the existing characters.

For a look at how much the game has changed in BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend (also known as BBCP Ver. 2.0 in the arcades), here's nearly two hours' worth of gameplay footage of BBCP Ver. 2.0 from Kyoto's A-Cho arcade.

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EVO 2015 lineup to be revealed live tomorrow evening on Twitch - which titles do you think will be main games this year

After a lengthy consideration process, this year's EVO games are now locked in -- and they're slated to be revealed this week, EVO Championship Series founding member Joey 'Mr. Wizard' Cuellar announced on Twitter today.

I hope you're ready to find out which fighting game titles will be made the main games at EVO this year. If not, well, you have slightly more than 24 hours to brace yourselves. For as it turns out, by "this week", what Mr. Wizard really means is "tomorrow night". Time to get hype, fighting game fans!

That's when a special EVO 2015 announcement Twitch stream is scheduled to happen (starting at 7PM PST). Mr. Wizard is making a trip down to the streaming service provider's offices for this live stream, and he will be joined by Twitch's very own Mike Ross for the broadcast. On top of revealing the EVO 2015 line-up, Mr. Wizard will also be taking questions from the stream monsters.

So make sure to come watch the stream here with us here on EventHubs tomorrow evening (it'll be on the front page as soon as the stream goes live), as we find out what this year's EVO main games are going to be.

Until then, watch the official EVO 2015 trailer below, and tell us your predictions of what the EVO 2015 line-up will be like. Which Smash title will be a main game this year? Will Tekken be part of the main game line-up? Will unreleased titles like Mortal Kombat X make it in? What about the ArcSys fighters?

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Mortal Kombat for $8, $16 Ultra Street Fighter 4 & BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma deals - PlayStation 20th Anniversary Sale

Today's January 13 -- the day that Sony officially launches their PlayStation Now game streaming service. If you have a PS4, you can head on over to the PSN store later today to claim a 7-day trial that will allow you to play the PS3 version of Ultra Street Fighter 4 on your PS4 through the service.

But that's not all Sony's got prepared for today. As it turns out, today is also the start of a week-long PlayStation 20th Anniversary Sale, that will see over 60 games on multiple PS platforms go on discounts as deep as 60% (75% if you're a PS Plus subscriber) -- including some fighting games -- from now till January 19.

Most notably, Mortal Kombat for the PS3 or PS Vita is only $10 during the sale period ($8 if you're a PS Plus subscriber), while Ultra Street Fighter 4 (PS3) and both the PS3 and PS Vita versions of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma can be yours to own for $20 ($16 for PS Plus members). Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max (PSP/PS Vita) is also on discount, priced at $5.99 ($4.99 for PS Plus members).

Here's the full list of titles on sale for the respective PlayStation platforms:

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What are you looking to pick up?

Source: PlayStation Blog via Markman

Kumite in Tennessee 15 results ft. Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz, Yipes, Sanford Kelly, K-Brad, Mew2King, CD Jr. LordKnight and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we hope you're all set to enjoy Kumite in Tennessee 15. The tournament features a wide variety of players competing in many different games at a high level.

Among many others, players you can expect to see at the event include EG|Justin Wong, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, SteamCo|Yipes, Perfect Legend, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Boost|Jan, EMP|Mew2King, TS|LordKnight; AK|Pig of the Hut, KIT|Forever King, SteamCo|CD Jr., GGA|16-Bit and more.

Games set to be played at the event are Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Guilty Gear Xrd, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5 and Mortal Kombat 9.

Tonight we'll be seeing a 16-man invitational tournament with such players as Justin Wong, K-Brad, Arturo Sanchez, Ricky Ortiz, GG|SherryJenix, and more competing.

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BlazBlue's Ragna the Bloodedge squares off against Guilty Gear's Sol Badguy in the newest edition of Screw Attack's Death Battle

Anime fighters rejoice! This bout is filled to the brim with spiky hair, giant swords and unnecessary belts.

The very cynical and foul-mouthed Ragna throws down against the lackadaisical, yet extremely powerful, Sol Badguy.

Both of these fighters serve as the poster boys for their respective games. They both have immense strength as well as the ability to tap into an even greater form wherein their power level rises to the ranks of 'planet smasher' and they become seemingly unstoppable.

In the world of Death Battle, there can be only one victor. Wiz and Boomstick give us the breakdown of each character's weapons, armor and skills and tell us who would win in an epic fight to the death.

After a detailed analysis, we get to watch these two powerhouses fight until one is obliterated. Please note that there is a bit of swearing so this video can be a little NSFW at times.

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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend comes to Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 April 2015; supports cross-platform online play on PlayStation

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven wasn't the only new fighting game announced this week.

The upcoming issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine will also be revealing on Thursday the first details for BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, an enhanced port of what's technically the third installment of Arc System Works's fighting game franchise, that will be making its way to the PS3, PS4 and Xbox One consoles.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend will feature the two new characters (Celica A. Mercury and Lambda-11) that were recently introduced with BBCP Ver. 2.0 in Japanese arcades, as well as all of the balance tweaks included in the updated version.

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NEC 15 results feat. Justin Wong, ChrisG, Pepeday, Snake Eyez, Ricky Ortiz, Smug, PR Balrog, Sanford Kelly, K-Brad and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Earlier: This weekend, Big E Gaming will be hosting the 15th Northeast Championships, with tons of action lined up for the entire weekend.

Games being played at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Injustice: Gods Among Us, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus, Skullgirls, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, Killer Instinct, Soul Calibur 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, Project M and more.

As for players who will be attending, you can expect to see EG|Justin Wong, NYChrisG, /r/Kappa|Pepeday, Snake Eyez, PIE|Smug, EG|PR Balrog, SteamCo|CD Jr., EG|K-Brad, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, MOR|Rico Suave, CTRL|RayRay, FNATIC|Perfect Legend, BE|Abegen, REO, AS|Reynald, LDA|Romance, LDA|Misterio, LDA|Luis Cha and many more.

That's not all, though. This event will also feature the Curleh Mustache Battle Royale, a team tournament featuring some of the finest Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players around - which you definitely don't want to miss.

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40% off Ultra Street Fighter 4; 50% off KOF13, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload and BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger over at Steam Exploration Sale

If you've been meaning to pick up the PC version of Ultra Street Fighter 4 for a while now, then today's the day to stop thinking about it and start taking action.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 (PC) is currently available at 40% off the regular price over at the Steam store as today's Steam Exploration Sale daily deal. The discount applies not only to the full digital version of the game, but also the USF4 upgrade kit (for those of you who already own SSF4 on Steam) as well as the Summer Vacation Complete Pack DLC.

Prices after discount are as follows:

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Apart from USF4, Steam is also currently offering a deep 50% off on a number of other fighting games -- The King of Fighters 13, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload and BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger.

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Absolute Battle 5 results ft. Snake Eyez, Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, RayRay, Angelic, Jan, Ranmasama and more

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

This weekend, Absolute Battle 5 is upon us, and will be streaming tournament action live from Dallas, Texas.

Games present at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Players you can expect to see competing are Snake Eyez, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, CTRL|RayRay, BT|Angelic, Boost|Jan, Ranmasama, Busby, CJ Showstopper, TFA|OMG Itz Andre and more.

The event will also include a series of exhibition matches called "Ultimate Fight Night", in both Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Streaming duties of the event are being handled by PandaXGaming, SaltyMayhem and VersusGameplay.

Hit the jump for the stream action.

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BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend coming soon to PC via Steam

Those of you waiting for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend to make it to PC, your wait is over on December 11th.

H2 Interactive announced today that BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend will be making its way to Steam.

The announcement states the game will feature standard local and online mutliplayer modes as well as be available in Korean, English, Japanese and Chinese.

Those of you that speak Japanese can keep your eyes on Direct Games' website for more detailed information.

Source: H2.

Thank you to Kawalorn and ConneX for the tip.

Canada Cup 2014 results ft. Poongko, Smug, Filipino Champ, Mike Ross, Chi-Rithy, Pepeday, Air and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results for Canada Cup 2014.

This weekend marks the return of the prestigious Canada Cup, and with it come several top-level players ready to show their skills.

Players expected to attend include Poongko and FGC|Pepeday, both being flown out by the ever-amazing Twitch, as well as PIE|Smug, Filipino Champ, Twitch|Mike Ross, CCG|Chi-Rithy, CCG|Air and more.

If you're unsure if your favourite game will be present at the event or not, don't worry - We've got you covered. The games expected to take place at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Super Smash Bros. Melee, King of Fighters 13, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late and Injustice: Gods Among Us.

You can find the action right below.

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Feel the sting: Can heavy underdog Bee overcome Filipino Champ this weekend at Canada Cup?

Canada Cup 2014 kicks off tomorrow, and runs through the weekend, and players like Poongko, FGC|Pepeday, CCG|Air, CCG|Chi-Rithy, Mike Ross and PIE|Smug are all scheduled to attend.

This weekend's marquee event will be a first to 15 between CCG|Bee and Filipino Champ in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and we want to know who you think will walk away with the victory — and how close it will be.

CCG|Bee is a very strong Canadian UMvC3 player, but Filipino Champ has proven he's one of the best players in the entire world countless times, so Bee is coming in as the heavy underdog in many people's eyes.

We've setup a poll you can find below, along with a a schedule for this weekend, and more details.

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VRyu KOs a taunting opponent in 10 seconds, a sea of Hadoukens devour Vega: LiangHuBBB's Comeback Compilation ep. 39

Are you a fan of watching clips where players rise back from the brink of K.O. and score a victory despite all odds? We are too, and thankfully LiangHuBBB returns today with another comeback compilation for us all to enjoy.

In this appropriately named montage, you will find a number of amazing comebacks in games such as Ultra Street Fighter 4, Soul Calibur 5, King of Fighters 13, and more.

Keep your eyes peeled for the footage of VRyu completely destroying his opponent who taunted after bring the Makoto player down to a pixel without being hit. Also, be sure to watch for the Rainbow Edition clip where Ryu locks down Vega with a tidal wave of Hadoukens, leading to Claw's inevitable demise.

You'll find all that and more in LiangHuBBB's latest compilation below.

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