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It's Smash Bros. meets Street Fighter meets... Looney-Toons? Brawlout is a new competitive platform fighter, and it will make its debut at EVO

Angry Mob Games is putting together a new competitive platform fighter that takes heavy inspiration from the Super Smash Bros. series. Entitled "Brawlout," this new fighting title pits up to eight players against each other in a variety of different game modes.

Brawlout's core mechanics function much like Smash Bros. -- players do battle upon a platform, deal damage in the form of increasing percentage, and must knock each other out of the boundaries of the arena for the KO. The game will feature characters with unique playstyles, and according to the press release from Angry Mob takes inspiration in the violence department from Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and even Looney-Toons.

For anyone looking to check out the game, it will be making its public debut at EVO 2016 at The Mix: EVO Indie Showcase. Brawlout is set for release in Q1 of 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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You can find the Brawlout press release and trailer after the jump.

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Check out gameplay of Under Night In-Birth's newest character: Mika

We've got for you today some action from Under Night In-Birth's newest character. Mika R. (not to be confused with Street Fighter's R. Mika) is a gauntlet-sporting little girl who packs a wallop.

It appears as though she has some great horizontal and vertical mobility, as she can rocket across the stage at a moment's notice. Her rapid fire punches look incredibly fun to deal out, and her special move spin attack seems deadly.

Check out the combo below, which shows off multiple facets of her arsenal, and then then hit the jump to see the full video.

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CEO 2016 results ft. Infiltration, ZeRo, Momochi, Tokido, SonicFox

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend might only have one major event going on, but it's a big one. A very, very big one. CEO 2016 is taking place, as always, in sunny Orlando, Florida, and there's a huge amount of players set to attend.

Games featured at this event will be Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat X, Pokkén Tournament, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Killer Instinct and Ultra Street Fighter 4 as well as exhibitions in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and King of Fighters 14.

Players attending include RZR|Infiltration, TSM|ZeRo, EG|Momochi, Tokido, cR|SonicFox, Liquid|Hungrybox, EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|Nairo, Mago, MJS|Haitani, GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|Mew2King, Mr. R, BST|Daigo, CBZ|Nuki, Qanba|Xiao Hai, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, FOX|Julio, PG|Filipino Champ, PG|Plup, Tempo|Westballz, dT|DaBuz, cR|HoneyBee, Tempo|Axe, EG|K-Brad, PG|Esam, KaneBlueRiver, PG|MarlinPie, Chris Tatarian, cR|Dragon, Ally, Selfless|Lucky, CLG|SFAT, Liquid|NuckleDu, RSZ|Abadango, Marn, PG|RayRay, HM|Dogura, F3|Sleep, SPY|MacD, EG|PR Balrog, HM|Eita, Secret|Poongko, RN|Alex Myers, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Melty|Will2Pac, Brenttiscool, cR|WoundCowboy, COG|Wizzrobe, IFC Yipes, TS|Arturo Sanchez, RB|Snake Eyez, NVT|Flash Metroid, UA|Jan, PIE|Smug, MTL|Hayatei, PAG|PinkDiamond, pH|Nando Tovar, Circa|LPN, Hsien Chang, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, YP|FilipinoMan, UA|Bass, Flux, Wolfkrone, WFX|801 Strider, F3|Alucard, GS|Gllty, LI Joe, Perilous|Packz, BJ Unchained, NOS|Tampa Bison, GnarlyFeats, TS|NerdJosh, DL|FourWude and many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters, CEO Gaming, VGBootCamp, MVG League, Pokkén Tournament, FunkyP, Villain904, Polarity GG and Tekken.

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Sprites for the long since cancelled Garou Mark of the Wolves 2 revealed by SNK, take a look at the game that never came to fruition

In a recent 4Gamer interview with the King of Fighters 14 development team, something very interesting was shared with readers. Sprites for the long since cancelled SNK fighter Garou Mark of the Wolves 2 were finally revealed.

A sequel to the beloved Fatal Fury title was first mentioned back in 2005, and over the years there have been rumblings about its development. Unfortunately, the game never quite came to fruition.

Today, however, we get to see what some of the characters were going to look like if the game had saw an actual release. The image below shows mainstay characters like Rock, Terry, and Tizoc, as well as some of the newer fighters who were set to join the battle.

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Harada - If Tekken 7 does extremely well...maybe there is a time later on to revisit Tekken X Street Fighter

Tekken x Street Fighter has pretty much been in limbo since it was announced back in 2010. Producer of the Tekken series, Katsuhiro Harada has been around to reassure us that the game has been in development since.

When he was asked about it on the E3 show floor this year, he spoke a bit more on why we've still yet to see a release.

Game Spot eventually asks Harada if he plans to revisit the idea of TxSF, to which he responds, "That's actually a very good question, because TxSF is not cancelled, it's kind of put on hold."

"Reasons are...right now SF5 just launched, Capcom is putting a tremendous effort into making that successful. On our side we released Tekken 7 in the arcade. It was even more popular than we imagined, and so we each have these two main franchises that we are trying to promote, and to have the players enjoy the moment."

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Moscow Fighting Arena 2016 results ft. Xian, Problem X, Cuongster, Will2Pac

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we're having some top fighting game action from a place we haven't seen much of as far as sponsored events go, namely Moscow, Russia.

This tournament is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event for Street Fighter 5, but will also feature tournaments for Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Aquapazza, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late.

Players expected to attend include RZR|Xian, PxP|Problem X, Melty|Cuongster, Melty|Will2Pac, BX3|Veggey, UM|RMZ and many more.

Streaming is being done on Fighting RU, Fighting RU 1 and Fighting RU 2.

Check out the full action after the jump.

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Ed Boon teases community with new cryptic image on Twitter

NetherRealm Studio's Creative Director is back with another troll-riffic tease of what we presume to be some upcoming fighting game character's foot.

Boon posted the image below on his Twitter along with the caption "Oh Geez.....not the boots again! :("

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Nothing all that spectacular in and of itself, but Boon is notorious for dropping hints at new content in the manner of cryptic images and word plays.

With E3 just around the corner, the two biggest leads we have in mind are Injustice 2 or content for a third Mortal Kombat XL Kombat Pack. We'd like to hear what you think this could be, and if you do have a guess, please explain your theory behind it.

Brand new character joining Under Night In-Birth; Meet Mika, the giant gauntlet-toting cutie

A recent post on Famitsu revealed to us that a brand new character is coming to Under Night In-Birth, and her name is Mika.

Mika is a childhood friend of Orie, and sports two massive gauntlets on her fists. Not only are these incredibly powerful punching machines, but they appear to also produce some kind of energy for special attacks.

Here are a few images of Mika:

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Thank you to MajinTenshinhan for translations. Sent in by SUPERHUNTA.

Lost limbs disable buttons, fart flamethrower finishers, and more ridiculousness - Hardcore Gaming's Mortal Kombat klones list will have you in tears

Way back in 1992, whether we were ready for it or not, Mortal Kombat broke into the scene as an alternative to Street Fighter 2. Adding a bit of blood sport into a fresh way for gamers to compete with one another led to a spark of popularity so strong that it birthed ESRB ratings.

Much like the way Mortal Kombat was born as a bit of a spin on Street Fighter 2's popularity, many developers tried their hand at adding a bit of "edge" to their fighting games. The goofiness that ensued through the years is nothing short of, well... klassic.

Hardcore Gaming 101 has compiled a list of these "kombat klones," some of which you can check after the jump.

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'We really, really didn't want the game to fail, so we asked for Sakura to be in the game' - Hideaki Itsuno details Rival Schools development

More intriguing words from Capcom's Hideaki Itsuno have surfaced on MMCafe today, this time focusing on his work on Rival Schools.

Itsuno took to work on the Rival Schools project after the development of Star Gladiatior. Since Star Gladiator was locked at 30fps, the team was striving to hit the 60fps benchmark this time around.

Originally, the idea behind Rival Schools was going to be another collection of martial artists gathering to compete in a world-class tournament. When elder employees expressed that they felt the idea was boring, Itsuno had to come up with something else to get players interested in the game.

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Combo Breaker 2016 results ft Justin Wong, SonicFox, Filipino Champ, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the three Capcom Pro Tour ranking events taking place this weekend is Combo Breaker in Chicago, Illinois.

It's not just a Street Fighter 5 event, of course. Other games being played in tournament include Mortal Kombat X, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Vampire Savior, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, King of Fighters 13, Ultra Street Fighter 4 as well as the famous Mystery Game Tournament.

Players attending include EG|Justin Wong, cR|SonicFox, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Rico Suave, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, cR|HoneyBee, YP|Filipinoman, EG|K-Brad, PG|Esam, PG|MarlinPie, PG|RayRay, UA|Bass, FF|ElvenShadow, UA|CD Jr., Circa|Anakin, D-Link|LordKnight, Hotashi, F3|Alucard, Perfect Legend, CT|The Moon, DJ Nintendo, Foo, TS|Arturo Sanchez, cR|Biohazard, KidViper, TXrd|FaultyDefense, UA|Noel Brown, GoldenBoyNeo, YOMI|Tyrant, WFX|801 Strider, DL|FourWude, Flux, DOT|Danke, TS|NerdJosh, Fubarduck, BIFU|Coach Steve and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, BGCallisto, VGBootCamp, Tekken and Event Horizon.

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Stunfest 2016 results ft. Daigo, Tokido, Haitani, Mago, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Stunfest is happening in Rennes, France, and it's a Premier Capcom Pro Tour event - so you know it's going to be huge.

The event houses a bunch of different games besides Street Fighter 5, though. You can expect to see tournament play in Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultra Street Fighter 4, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, The King of Fighters 13, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, SoulCalibur 5, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Breakers Revenge and Hokuto no Ken. There will also be a stream for casual matches and exhibitions in King of Fighters 14.

As for players attending, you can expect to see Tokido, MJS|Haitani, Mago, Kazunoko, EG|Momochi, AvM|GamerBee, RB|Daigo, MD|Luffy, RZR|Fuudo, PxP|Problem X, YP|Valmaster, RZR|Xian, Qanba|Xiao Hai, HM|Eita, LLL|MBR, HumanBomb, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, HM|Go1, RB|Bonchan, CCL, Perilous|Packz, RZR|RB, D44BAS, OR|Nuki, Melty|Will2Pac, F2K|Popi, Perilous|Afii, HM|Dogura, Melty|Cuongster, Gootecks, UM|Tyrant, Emersion, M|LordDVD, RB|Kayane, Umezono, Brick and many, many more.

Streaming is being done by Capcom Fighters and Asso3HitCombo.

Check out the action after the jump.

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Canada Cup Vancouver series results feat. Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, Ricki Ortiz, K-Brad

Updated with final results: We've added final results into this story for the Canada Cup Vancouver series.

The Canada Cup Vancouver series tournament kicks off today and is set to bring us some exciting fighting game action over the course of the weekend.

We can expect to see top-notch play for games such as Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat XL, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extend, Pokken Tournament, and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late.

On top of this, we'll also be seeing a handful of action-packed Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 exhibitions featuring EG|Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, JJATJJ5|Bee, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, NWM|Kyle P, Air, and more are also expected to compete this weekend.

You can catch the live stream and schedule after the jump.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 8 results ft Mago, Haitani, Xian, Momochi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Australia's finest are putting on a good show for us with Battle Arena Melbourne 8, which has tournaments in a whole bunch of different games.

At this tournament, you can expect to see high-level tournament play in Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend.

As for players attending, you can expect to see big names such as Mago, MJS|Haitani, RZR|Xian, EG|Momochi, LLL|Mr. R, Abadango, 9B, Somniac, SL|Burnoutfighter and many many others participate for the glory.

Live streams are being handled by NewGamePlusTV, Melbourne Melee, Kaizmo, SASMelbourneSmash, Jett Smash, Googie Gaming, and ZeroX_FGC.

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Developer Piranaking looking to draw in Power Stone fans with LASTFIGHT

If you have a soft spot in your heart for arena fighters, developer Piranaking has something special coming for you.

LASTFIGHT is based on the acclaimed french comic LASTMAN, and draws much of its inspiration from the likes of Power Stone and Super Smash Bros.

On release, the game will boast 10 playable characters, 8 stages, and more than 25 items. Besides a story mode, players will be able to face off with one another head to head, or in teams of two.

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