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NEC 16 results ft. SonicFox, Smug, RayRay, XCaliburBladez

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

While this year's Capcom Pro Tour may be over and done with, that doesn't mean the action has ended - far from it.

This weekend, NEC 16 is taking place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and it'll be featuring loads of different games for your viewing pleasure. Games featured include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd: SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13 and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, Liquid|NuckleDu, Tempo|NYChrisG, KIG|Problem X, PIE|Smug, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, RayRay, XCaliburBladez, EG|K-Brad, RIG|Kwiggle, BT|Clockw0rk, cR|HoneyBee, YP|FilipinoMan, PAG|Cosmos, vQ|DaBuz, SRM|Hoodless TK, BE|Takumi, TSC|Sanford Kelly, FF|ElvenShadow, YOMI|ForeverKing, YOMI|REO, YOMI|Michaelangelo, D-Link|LordKnight, RIG|CrazySteady, Master, TSC|IFC Yipes, cR|Biohazard, YOMI|Slayer, Boreal|Ally, Flux, BCW|Brenttiscool, BT|MarlinPie, Madzin, BE|DoraBang, RZR|Perfect Legend, TSB|Mynus, YKWIS|GoldenBoyNeo, Ranmasama, PG|Coach Steve, UA|Tom Brady, F3|Alucard, EMP|DarthArma, CT|The Moon, Hotashi, BOTB|Marq Teddy, IGT Unkn0wn, DJ Nintendo, TS|NerdJosh, PIE|Poem, TheBeautifulDude, CoinUp|Ludovic, BIFU|SpabRog, ANBU|Sonyono, GG|SherryJenix and many more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Team Spooky, Bifuteki, FunkyP, Kombat Network, KPB Live, Nica_KO and Smash Studios.

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Sceptile revealed for Pokkén Tournament; Farfetch'd and Electrode introduced as assist characters

Bandai Namco has just released the reveal trailer for the newest Pokkén Tournament fighter: Sceptile.

The Forest Pokémon shows off an array of heavy hitting, long range attacks in the trailer. He's also able to evolve into his final form, Mega Sceptile, to dole out even more punishment.

Along with the new main character, we also see Electrode and Farfetch'd join the fray as assisting fighters. Check out a few screen shots below:

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Hit the jump to see the trailer.

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Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- coming to Steam on December 9th, four more Arc System Works games to follow by 2016

PC gamers are receiving a handful of awesome fighting titles by next year.

Arc System Works has announced that Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-, Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Extend, and River City Super Sports Challenge ~All-Star Special~ will all be coming to Steam by the Summer of 2016.

What's even better is that Steam users can get their hands on the first game -- Guilty Gear Xrd -- as soon as tomorrow, December 9th. As of right now, there is no final price listed for Xrd on the PC service.

The other four games will be released periodically until next Summer. You can check out more information on each and their release windows over on Arc System Works' website.

Be sure to hit the jump to view the official Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Steam trailer.

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Fighting Games: The Next Generation panel live stream with Ono, Harada and Seth Killian

Sony is hosting a fighting game panel talking about the next generation of the genre, kicking off now at 7 p.m. PST.

It will feature the following FGC developers:
• Yoshinori Ono, Producer, Street Fighter V
• Katsuhiro Harada, Director, Tekken 7
• Seth Killian, Developer, Rising Thunder

This should be a very interesting panel, and you can watch the entire live broadcast below.

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The new Shaq Fu just got a new trailer featuring three new characters, and one of them is a Nazi?

Last night at The Game Awards 2015, we got a new look at the upcoming Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn.

The newest trailer offered some insight into the game's story line, and also revealed three new characters. One of these three is pretty obviously a skinhead, with Nazi-esque tattoos all over his person.You can see all three characters below:

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Though the game appears to focus on a one player beat 'em up mode, it also will feature a "player vs. player combat" mode. This sounds like it very well could be a mode more in line with traditional fighting games.

The characters depicted in the trailer are likely bosses from throughout the game, but we'd imagine they'd also be in the 1v1 playable cast.

Hit the jump to see the latest trailer.

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A brand new Pokkén Tournament character is on its way

The Official Pokkén Twitter announced today that a new Pokémon would soon be joining the fray in Pokkén Tournament.

Fans can look forward to December 10th for reveals on new support Pokémon, but that a new main fighter would be joining as well. The tweet was accompanied by the image below:

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We're not sure at this point as to exactly when the new fighter will be announced, but you can be sure to find out here as soon as it is. Are there any Poké-fighters that you're especially hoping to see join the cast? Let us know who in the comments.

Source: Official Pokkén Twitter via Destructoid

We will never nerf a character simply because a pro player does well with them says ArcSys Works

We will never nerf a character simply because a pro player does well with them says ArcSys Works battle director

4Gamer recently put up a really long, but super interesting piece talking with some of the developers behind Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, Persona 4: Arena, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late and Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax.

One of the more interesting moments came from Arc System Works' battle director supervisor, Kazuto "Pachi" Sekine.

Sekine was asked about a remark MCZ|Daigo Umehara made that in essence said if a skilled player tries really hard, the character they use will become nerfed. This panel of developers was asked if they felt that remark was true.

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Remember this Star Wars fighting game gem? It's almost 20 years old, and still absolutely, positively horrible

I was about nine years old, meandering the electronics section of Target when I looked up to see what appeared to be Tekken with Luke Skywalker wielding a green light saber. Star Wars was one of the most badass things in existence, and now I could control a Jedi? Good night.

Maybe these screen shots will help jog your memory to a similar experience:

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Unfortunately, the demo only let you play as two characters, neither of whom had a light saber, and the game was for PlayStation, and I was a Nintendo kid.

Thus the excitement of the moment would soon fade, and I'd have to go through life envying the kids the PlayStations because they could play that really cool Star Wars fighter.

The game was called Star Wars: Masters of the Teräs Käsi, and as it turns out I wasn't missing anything, because it was absolute crap. Hit the jump to see why.

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Retro Virtua Fighter action figures are on the way and they look terribly awesome

The original Virtua Fighter was a launch title on the Sega Saturn back in 1995 here in the states. With the realism that modern-day fighting game graphics now provide, it's hard to look at a game like the first VF and find its polygonal character models appealing.

It does, however, trigger a great bit of nostalgia -- a nostalgia that fans will soon be able to immortalize thanks to Good Smile Company. The figure maker / distributor recently released two photos showing upcoming retro Akira and Sarah toys that are designed to look very close to their first appearances.

You can check out the colorless prototypes below.

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These figures are still very early in development, and neither pricing nor an ETA is currently known. Based on how great these prototypes are already shaping up, Virtua Fighter fans might want to keep an eye out for more information.

Source: amiami. Via Crunchyroll.

Pokken Tournament coming to Wii U in spring of 2016 - card will unlock Shadow Mewtwo

Pokken Tournament coming to Wii U in spring of 2016 - card will unlock Shadow Mewtwo

Nintendo announced today Pokken Tournament will be hitting the Wii U in the spring of 2016.

Players who purchase Pokken Tournament during its initial launch will receive a Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card. When the card is read using the Wii U GamePad, Shadow Mewtwo will be unlocked immediately.

Normally, you would have to fulfill certain conditions to unlock Shadow Mewtwo. Here's the mockup Nintendo supplied.


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You can check out the game's trailer below.

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Shadow Mewtwo officially revealed in latest Pokkèn Tournament trailer

Earlier today, a brand new Pokkèn Tournament trailer hit the internet. This montage shows a slew of gameplay footage and re-introduces all of the currently revealed characters, including Pikachu Libre -- the lucha version of everyone's favorite electric mouse Pokemon.

This trailer also officially reveals the game's newest boss character, Shadow Mewtwo. Over the weekend, we saw gameplay footage of Shadow Mewtwo that was captured as a result of an update to the arcade game.

You can check out Shadow Mewtwo's introduction in the GIF below.


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Hit the jump to check out the latest Pokkèn Tournament trailer.

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Canada Cup 2015 results ft. Momochi, GamerBee, Xian, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The prestigious Canada Cup is upon us again, and not only is it a huge multi-game event, but it's also a Capcom Pro Tour premier event - the last premier event, in fact, that will actually bestow CPT points upon its participants.

The event is set to hos loads of games, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, King of Fighters 13, Killer Instinct, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

As for players attending, you can expect to see EG|Momochi, AvM|GamerBee, RZR|Xian, Kazunoko, RB|Bonchan, RZR|Fuudo, RB|Snake Eyez, MCZ|Tokido, MCZ|Mago, YOMI|Dieminion, EG|PR Balrog, EG|PPMD, PIE|Smug, FA|Ryan Hart, WFX|801 Strider, PG|Filipino Champ, /r/Kappa|Hagejin, /r/Kappa|Misse, /r/Kappa|KitasenjuDJ, Itabashi Zangief, EG|Justin Wong, MOV, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz, YBK|801 Jayce the Ace, RayRay, IND|Pro Fluke, ESR|Gonzales, DR|StormKubo, LU|Alex Valle, CCG|Air, BCW|Brenttiscool, CCG|Chi-Rithy, TS|Arturo Sanchez, UA|Noel Brown, CT|The Moon, Boreal|Ally, GOL|Ranmasama, TL|CastBlanka, VGP|Chaotix, 12M.OCV|Riceata and more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Capcom Fighters, Canada Cup, Canada Cup 2, Canada Cup 3 and Canada Cup 4.

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Pokken Tournament adds Dark Mewtwo as boss character - gameplay footage and images

Pokken Tournament adds Dark Mewtwo as boss character - gameplay trailer and images

Pokken Tournament just got a new boss character, Dark Mewtwo, in a surprise update to the arcade release.

He's an exclusive boss character, and you can check out some image grabs and gameplay footage below.

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Defend the North 2015 results ft. SonicFox, Dieminion, Snake Eyez, NuckleDu

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The deadline for gathering Capcom Pro Tour points is almost up, with Defend the North being one of the two last ranking tournaments for the season.

This event will feature a wide array of games, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, King of Fighters 13, SoulCalibur 5, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Vampire Savior.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, YOMI|Dieminion, RB|Snake Eyez, Liquid|NuckleDu, PIE|Smug, KIG|Problem X, EG|Justin Wong, TSC|CD Jr., D-Link|LordKnight, EG|Ricki Ortiz, cR|HoneyBee, RayRay, EMP|DarthArma, cR|Biohazard, TS|Arturo Sanchez, TSC|Sanford Kelly, EMP|Hiro, TSB|Mynus, Zeus, STVG|Flocker, UM|Tyrant, YOMI|Joel, IGT Unknown, PIE|Poem, Kreymore, BIFU|SpabRog, L1|Zaferino, GG|SherryJenix and more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Team Spooky, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Bifuteki and Nica_KO.

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A side of Dead or Alive you haven't seen before? Pro players sWooZie, MASTER and more discuss why they play in this DoA documentary

The Dead or Alive community members have quite a passion for their game, and that passion surely comes through in most every event where they gather to play.

Sadly, many people gloss over DoA due to preconceived notions that it's perhaps too technical or difficult. SilentLegend, DrDogg and Mystik have come together to create a documentary that expresses what DoA is all about.

Fighters' Destiny: Ties That Bind looks to show audiences a side of the Dead or Alive community that they may have never seen before. It's being released in segments, and we have the first episode here for you.

You'll hear as players like MASTER and F3|LuckyLoops discuss why they got into playing in the first place, and how DoA offers special charms that other fighters simply do not. Hit the jump to see the video.

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