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Harada: Tekken 7 will not have Revolution's fully invincible attacks, Catalina has single-button attack strings geared towards beginners

At Mad Catz's Tokyo Game Show booth last week, we caught up with Tekken series Katsuhiro Harada and Tekken Project team member Michael Murray (who is also a producer on Bandai Namco's 2-on-2 fighting game Rise of Incarnates, which is coming out on Steam later this year) right after they announced Catalina for Tekken 7, to find out a little bit more about the new character.

And since the location tests for Tekken 7 were coming out real soon (this weekend), we wanted to see if we could gleam any hints on what's in store for fans in the new game, too.

While Harada and Murray could not reveal a whole lot about the latest Tekken title, even with the location tests coming up so soon, they did their best to tell us as much as they could reveal for now. So take from this interview what you can, and find out with us here on EventHubs later this week on how Tekken 7 will actually play, once the location test have begun.

Using Dr. Doom's Molecular Shield and her own blood to achieve victory? Eliza combo videos celebrate her release for Skullgirls today

When Skullgirls ran its Kickstarter to add Squigly last year, a community driven funding pushed the goal to new heights and even more characters. Continuing to be on point with meeting the expectations of its fans, Lab Zero Games has continued to deliver its promised features and characters to the title.

While Squigly and Big Band were guaranteed through funding, Eliza had to be chosen via a fan vote between 32 characters. Along with Beowulf, she became an addition to the game.

Inspired by characters like A.B.A from Guilty Gear and Jedah from Darkstalkers, Eliza's morbid style uses such weapons as her own blood and skin to bury her opponents.

With her release on PC and PS3 today, we've decided to share some fantastic combo videos to get you inspired.

Check below to watch Eliza blood sacrifice herself to victory.

First official screenshots of Maya and City of Dawn stage in Killer Instinct season 2

Microsoft has just released a hefty batch of screenshots that give us the first full look at Killer Instinct season 2's second announced character, Maya. Previously, the MS team only gave us a glimpse at Maya's leg and one of her daggers, so it's nice to finally see what her full character model looks like.

Additionally, we get to see what her stage, City of Dawn, looks like in-game.

Check out the images below.


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Killer Instinct season 2, along with Maya, hits Xbox One consoles on October 15th.

Source: Microsoft, via AllGamesBeta. Thanks to SteamCo|CD Jr. for giving us the heads up.

PR Balrog's tier rankings for Evil Ryu in Ultra Street Fighter 4

It's that time once again, true believers! Another top-notch fighting gamer has stepped forward and brings to us an Ultra Street Fighter 4 tier ranking using the tiers section right here on EventHubs.

Evil Geniuses' own PR Balrog has voted on each of the character match-ups for Evil Ryu in the latest installment of the Street Fighter 4 series. 'Rog needs no introduction, as he is easily one of the best USF4 players representing the states.

Below you can check out how PR Balrog feels E. Ryu does against the entire roster.


Click image to view PR Balrog's Evil Ryu tier ranking

Do you agree with this Evil Ryu tier ranking? Disagree? Let us know in the comments below!

You can also check out some of our past tier lists from other prominent players below.

Smug's Dudley tier rankings
Julio's Yun tier rankings
Kelvin Jeon's Hugo / BJ Unchained's Cody tier rankings
Veloc1raptor's Gouken tier ranking
Mike Ross' E Honda tier ranking

Photo via Karaface.

TGS 2014 tournament champion and El Fuerte master Pepeday set to head to The Fall Classic with the help of /r/Kappa

FGC|pepeday was not well-known when his name was listed in the same bracket as players like MCZ|Daigo, EG|Momochi, Kazunoko, MCZ|Tokido, Bonchan and many others during the TGS tournament last weekend.

But he ended up outplacing every single one of them, taking the entire tournament, and with a character that nobody expected to see win a major - El Fuerte. In light of this, /r/Kappa did what they do best, and got to work in getting this man out to a big event.

Maya makes her gameplay debut in new official Killer Instinct trailer, mummy-like character and stage teased

We've seen some static images of Maya in action, but we've yet to see her fluid movements in-game. Now, you get that chance. Look no further than right below to see some Maya gameplay, including an ominous teaser of a new character.

At the end of the trailer you'll see a fairly large tease at what appears to be a mummy-like character. A new backdrop is also shown, and it looks to be some sort of laboratory in which rituals are performed. Microsoft previously noted that the third character to be shown for Killer Instinct season 2 is a new fighter to the franchise, so this mysterious being is more than likely not a revamped character from past KI iterations.

Check out a few screenshots of this new character, below.


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Jessica Nigri's Morrigan and Link, a killer Noob Saibot, B.B. Hood, and more - fighting game related cosplay gallery

Today, we here at EventHubs have a truly stellar assortment of fighting game related cosplay for you to check out.

Much like our previous galleries, we try to bring you the best of the best from all walks of fighting game life. Characters from Darkstalkers, Super Smash Bros., Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, and more can be found throughout, so feel free to click on each image and let us know which are your favorites in the comments below!

Here are just a handful of cosplay photos, but we have included many more after the jump.


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Comeback mechanics are all the rage nowadays - In Super Smash Bros. 4, the attacker's percentage affects how far the opponent will be sent flying

It's hardly a secret that the higher percentage you have in Super Smash Bros., the further you get sent flying. That's just, oh, you know, the whole point of the game.

What Super Smash Bros. 4 brings, however, which has also gone completely unmentioned on the official site, is that not only does your own percentage factor in — but the attacker's percentage does, too.

This technique, currently referred to as "The Rage Effect", is shown in this video with a side-by-side comparison of how far Bowser gets sent flying by Mario's up-smash when Mario himself is at different percentages.

With comeback mechanics being present in all manner of fighting games today, from Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom all the way to Tekken, it might not come as much of a surprise that Super Smash Bros. has adopted the same mantra. What is surprising, though, is that the detail-savvy Sakurai neglected to mention this to us. You can see it in action below.

One of my greatest achievements was making somebody break their stick over a match - Rico Suave, Smug, and Air in Capcom's latest spotlights

Capcom returns with another handful of Pro Tour player spotlights in which they sit down with notable tournament players and talk shop.

Today's batch features MOR|Rico Suave, PIE|Smug, and CCG|Air, and this group is prompted with questions addressing their favorite Capcom fighting games, most painful loss, and more.

During Rico's interview, the exceptional Abel player recalls a couple of his greatest achievements. The first achievement he praises is his victory over Snake Eyez, who is known for being one of, if not, the greatest Zangief player around today.

His other greatest achievement? "The second one, obviously, best reaction having somebody break their stick over a match," Rico said. He goes on to explain what was going on in his head when he claimed that incredibly clutch win over SteamCo|Sanford Kelly at Next Level Battle Circuit.

You can find all three player interviews below, and each is jam packed with interesting info.

Copcam presents... Ultra Street Fighter 4 Omega Edition changes for Guy - starts the round with items on the ground like Cody

Just in case you couldn't tell from the headline alone, no, this is not an official trailer for Ultra Street Fighter 4's Omega Edition mode that Capcom announced this past weekend at the Tokyo Game Show.

Although several characters' Omega Edition changes were shown off when Capcom made the announcement, since the mode is currently still under development, chances are we won't be seeing any more of the Omega changes for a good while -- and that has inspired one Street Fighter fan (Nirachan from Japan) to put up a parody trailer for what he hopes will be the changes for Guy in Omega Edition.

Without spoiling too much of this very short video, let's just say that it seems like Nirachan is hoping that Guy in Omega Edition will play more like his Final Fight counterpart.

New Mortal Kombat X reveal coming tomorrow morning? Ed Boon drops several hints at Fatality and/or character announcement

The cantankerous Ed Boon of NetherRealm Studios is at it again.

Over the past few days, the Mortal Kombat creator has taken to his official Twitter account in order to drop several hints at potential Mortal Kombat X reveals. The first two hints come in the form of very cryptic images. The picture on the left shows a close up view of someone's eyes, hidden in the shadows, with a ball of green energy up front and center. This image was coupled with a message that read, "What day does the internets do its Throwback thingy? Hmmm...?"

The image on the right is labeled with the word "Throwback" on the bottom right corner, and shows a silhouette of a person standing in a field next to what appears to be a palm tree. What these two hints have in common is their "throwback" theme, which we can safely assume refers to Throwback Thursday -- the popular internet trend in which people share photos of themselves or things from their past on social media.


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2 new characters headed to Dead or Alive 5: Last Round - 1 female and 1 male

The next installment in the Dead or Alive 5 series is currently in development, and this week's issue of Famitsu brings us fresh details on the update: Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. According to the Japanese gaming publication, Team Ninja's upcoming title will be receiving two new characters: 1 male and 1 female.

Famitsu states that this new woman-warrior will not be a returning character from past Dead or Alive games, so fans can expect a fresh female face. The report also explains that this character is being developed using Koei Tecmo's "Soft Engine" -- a new engine that helps better capture the “softness” and “warmth” of their fighters' bodies.

A new male fighter is also being introduced, but the magazine did not specify whether he will be a returning fighter or an original design.

Those who pick up Dead or Alive 5: Last Round can also look forward to additional hairstyles, and The Danger Zone stage, which is a returning arena from DoA an DoA2.

Last Round is set to be released on current and next-gen console in Spring 2015, and will be the final entry in the DoA5 series.

Source: Famitsu. Via Siliconera. Submitted by Blackoshinomi.

Desk returns to show that Chun-Li's LP into Lightning Legs is an excellent pressure tool, and incredibly difficult to perform in USF4

Combo wizard Desk returns with another Ultra Street Fighter 4 demonstration. Today we learn how to combo Chun-Li's light punch into Lightning Legs, and how it can be applied in a match.

Desk explains that this particular combo must be performed in the span of 12 frames. With the 3 frame start up of LP, and the 9 frames of hitstop, you'll have to input a kick button on every other frame.

This technique works as a great pressure tool, as LP is much faster than crouching HP. However, the difficulty level for pulling this off is much higher than the cr. HP - Lightning Legs BnB.

Check out Desk's latest tutorial below.

Zangief lands a miraculous 9 crouching light kicks in a dizzy combo, Cody teleports into his U1 from near full screen - RnK USF4 CMV IV

Team RnK (Rush and Kill) members, xOver & Lucius, have a real treat for Ultra Street Fighter 4 fans today, as they've released part four of their combo music video series.

There's a number of eye popping moments in this clip, including Zangief landing 9 crouching light kicks as part of a much larger dizzy combo, and Cody showing some teleporting skills you may not know he had.

There's a ton of really entertaining and well choreographed combos in this video, so sit back and enjoy.

Updates likely on the way for Super Smash Bros. 3DS, DLC stages may be inbound

With Nintendo's recent interest in releasing post-launch DLC for titles, as seen with games like Mario Golf World Tour and Mario Kart 8, many fans figure they'll follow suit with Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U.

Although there has been no official word from the company stating that their upcoming fighting game will indeed receive additional content, future updates appear likely now.

Earlier this week, a Pastebin user named Kaphotics posted text discovered from a ROM dump of Super Smash Bros. 3DS. The massive wall of text contains information found on the cartridge, including character information, in-game messages, options, and more.

Among the ROM dump text were a few peculiar lines that likely reveal some of Nintendo's future plans. First of all, an in-game shop is mentioned, and the only way to access it is to update the software.

You will need to update the
software via Nintendo eShop
before using the in-game shop.

This, along with another similar message, shows that the developers intended to update the game at some point, but it's still not confirmed if they will follow through on these plans, although given the evidence to the contrary, updates seem very likely now.


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