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Pokkèn Tournament's new trailer makes this game look better than ever, and did we just see Pikachu's super move?

Bandai Namco has released a brand new trailer for their Pocket Monster fighter, Pokkèn Tournament. In it, we see a ton of new gameplay footage (in beautiful 60 FPS), a quick introduction to the characters, and more.

Unfortunately, the entire trailer is in Japanese, so not everyone will be able to catch all of the info here. Still, it's great to see facets such as Pokkèn Tournament's Support Pokemon system and juggle combos in action here.

Also, at the very end of the trailer we see what appears to be Pikachu's super move. I must say, it looks pretty damn cool. Check it out below.


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Hit the jump to see the latest Pokkèn Tournament trailer.

DOA5LR known issues roundup: Hayate and Phase 4 won't fight on the same team, XB1 ver. freezing up, Mad Catz & Razer fight sticks not working

Koei Tecmo Games's Dead or Alive 5 Last Round has finally hit store shelves in North America. Unfortunately, since the game's release, there have been numerous reports of users encountering game crashes and other sorts odd glitches that have had a negative impact on their experience with the game on launch day.

What sort of odd glitches, you ask? Well, for instance, in the PS3 version of DOA5LR, if you were to go into a tag match and select Hayate and Phase 4 to have them fight on the same team, the game will simply not allow you to proceed with the match. That's kind of creepy -- it's almost as if the characters have a mind of their own.

Fortunately, this is not a bizarre case of artificial intelligence gone rogue, but merely one of two known issues Team Ninja Studio have identified on their official FAQ, which covers many of the things DOA5LR customers should know about their game.


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And that's just the beginning.

Read on to find out more about what other issues DOA5LR players are having with the game, and what you can do to potentially circumvent the problems.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round now available, tiers here on EventHubs reset

That's right, folks! The latest installment in the DoA series -- Dead or Alive 5 Last Round -- is now available for purchase on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 at retail outlets in the U.S. The PlayStation 3 version has been delayed until February 24th, according to Team Ninja. PC users, however, will have to wait until the end of March for their copy.

Since the game has undergone a number of balance changes, and this is an update to DoA5, we here at EventHubs have reset our tiers. You can now go into our Dead or Alive 5 Last Round tiers and vote on specific match ups based on the most current versions of each character.

We've also added Last Round newcomers Raidou and Honoka, so be sure to cast your votes for their match ups once you've gotten some hands-on time with them.

If you'd like to check out the previous DoA5 tier list, we have the archived list (archived today, February 16, 2015) for you to check out. You can view them out below.


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You can also check out Dead or Alive 5 Last Round's balance changes, courtesy of Free Step Dodge.

Spot the difference: Dead or Alive 5 Last Round PS4 vs. PS3 side-by-side game physics comparison

We're just one day away from the US launch date for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (DOA5LR) -- have you decided on which version of the game you're going to pick up yet? Will you be going next-gen (PS4, XB1) or are you sticking with the current-gen (PS3, X360) versions to save yourself some money?

If you already own a copy of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate on the PS3 or X360, you'll be able to upgrade your copy of the game to DOA5LR free-of-charge. However, you won't receive the free DLC costumes that come with the disc versions (PS4, XB1).

Also, only the next-gen versions will feature what Team Ninja is calling the "Yawaraka Engine" (literally "Softness Engine"), which supposedly makes the in-game characters' skin and body movement physics more supple and life-like.

To help you make a better-informed decision on which version to get, PlayStation Japan has created a side-by-side comparison of the exact same scenes on the PS4 (with the Yawaraka Engine) and PS3 (without).

After scrutinizing the video several dozen times over -- for research purposes only, of course -- we have determined that the physics do indeed appear to be more life-like in the PS4 version.

Also there appears to be more body movement in the br... general chest area. I'm not entirely sure yet. It's hard to say. Very, very subtle movement.

Let me go back and check it again for you, just to be sure.

New 3on3 Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade fighting game announced; which FF series will you fight for?

Between two announcements yesterday and today, it looks like Square Enix is trying to appeal to the fighting games crowd to give their latest arcade titles a shot.

Yesterday Square Enix announced fighting game (Ultra Street Fighter 4) collaboration costumes for its Gunslinger Stratos 2 arcade arena shooter for Japanese arcades. And today, they've kicked things up a notch, by announcing a new Final Fantasy title for the arcades that appears to be a 3-on-3 arena fighting game.

The new game is entitled "Dissidia Final Fantasy", and it will be a reboot of the arena fighting game series of the same name for PSP, complete with graphical, storyline and game mechanics overhauls.

A teaser trailer was released today, showing what appears to be gameplay similar to Gunslinger Stratos, except with teams of three characters instead of four, and a focus on swashbuckling sword fight action rather than gunplay.

Publisher Square Enix and its partner on the title, arcade chain operator Taito, plans to unveal more details on this title in a press conference on April 10. For now, enjoy the trailer, and read on for our thoughts on if this title would ever come to consoles.

Flash Sale! The PlayStation Store is slashing prices on Guilty Gear Xrd, SFxT, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate and more!

PlayStation has some awesome deals going on right now in their online store.

How awesome? Guilty Gear Xrd for the PlayStation 4, which is normally $59.99, is only $24.00 right now. The PS3 version is just $20.00!

The flash sale also features a few other fighting game titles including Street Fighter Cross Tekken, down to just $7.50 from $29.99, and Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate 75% off at only $10.00.

If you've been on the fence about getting any of these titles, now is the time to act.

You can head right on over to the PlayStation Store and check out this weekend's awesome deals!

Thank you to SFilp, nikko905, and Shinkuu_Kikoken for the tip.

Dead or Alive 5: Last round release date pushed back for PlayStation 3 users; Team Ninja makes up for it with a sexy, bonus beach costume bundle

We're just four days away from the newest Dead or Alive title... that is, unless you're a PlayStation 3 user.

Team Ninja has made an announcement on their website stating:

"We have been informed that due to unexpected issues the PlayStation Store release date for Dead or Alive 5 Last round on PlayStation 3 in North and South America has been moved from February 17 to February 24. We are working closely with Sony Computer Entertainment America to meet this revised release date. A bonus costume bundle (Beach Party Set) will be available for download for the first four weeks after launch."

Here are the bonus beach costumes referenced in the announcement.



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You can hit the jump to see DOA5:LR's launch trailer as well as a FAQ page for your general questions about the game.

Get juggled! Check out these newly-released videos for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round's newest characters, Cyborg Raido and Hanoka

Slated to hit stores in February 2015, we are eagerly awaiting the release of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on both next gen and previous gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

Along with new costumes, new hairstyles and the return of some old favorite stages, DOA5:LR will also feature two new playable characters. Raido, the evil cyborg and Hanoka the high school fighter will be available to play for the first time.

Koei Tecmo have given us a glimpse or two into these new characters with a pair of combo videos. These videos actually include the commands for each move that is done in them.

Hit the jump to see the new characters in action!

WNF returns Feb. 18th on Steam... and it's FREE to enter! Open to Canada, US and Mexico; Alex Valle and Mike Ross discuss rules, format and specifics

Update: If you missed the stream from last night, you can catch up on all the juicy details here. LevelUp|Alex Valle and Twitch|Mike Ross open up about the specifics of the upcoming Wednesday Night Fights Online Edition.

One of the more interesting points Valle makes is that people from quieter communities around North America will have their chance to enter the spotlight. "You may be a Joe Nobody," as Valle puts it, but this can be your chance at getting your name out there in the community.

Amongst the announcements made, Valle mentioned that WNF will be open to anyone in North America who has a PC and an internet connection with 2MB upload speed or faster.

The whole tournament won't be run on Wednesday night alone, the bulk of the tourney will actually play out on Tuesday night, not streamed, down to the top 16 entrants. WNF will actually feature these top 16 players only.

You can watch the archive by hitting the jump below and hear everything from Mr. Street Fighter himself as well as the special grand prize for the winner of the first season.

Earlier: The Level|Up crew is back to discuss what this year's season of Wednesday Night Fights will entail.

Alex Valle is running a live stream right now, and he is being joined by none other than Mike Ross. The two will fill us in on what we can expect for WNF 2015, and will also make some special announcements.

$10,000 up for grabs in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Battle Royal 2015 - new Capcom Cup-esque tournament circuit

Team Ninja has just announced a brand new tournament circuit for their upcoming DoA title. The Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Battle Royal will operate in a similar style to the Capcom Cup, featuring a number of qualifying and ranked events that bring players one step closer to participating in the tour's grand final.

The grand finale will take place at the end of the year at NEC XVI in December, and the winner is guaranteed a sponsorship to the Battle Royal 2016 finals.

You can check out a list of the events on this year's tour.


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Players will be competing for a total of $10,000 over the span of the entire Battle Royal.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will be released next Tuesday, February 17.

Source: The official Dead or Alive 5 Last Round website. Submitted by SqueakyBloom.

Pikachu, Gardevoir & Lucario's Blast Attack super moves - Pokken Tournament location test footage

Two weekends ago, the first public location tests for Bandai Namco Games and The Pokemon Company's Pokken Tournament was held in Tokyo and Kawasaki over in Japan.

YouTube user seadraDS was able to make it to the Kawasaki location test, and while he was there, he filmed about 20 minutes' worth of the game running on a giant LCD TV display at the venue.

The off-screen footage shows off the entire tutorial sequence players go through upon starting up their play session, and covers several player vs. CPU matches.

During these matches, we also got a glimpse of Pikachu, Gardevoir and Lucario's Blast Attack super moves -- these work somewhat like the Rage Arts in Tekken 7 or Ultra Combos in Street Fighter 4.


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From the extended gameplay footage, we were also able to garner a few additional gameplay details not quite covered in our initial reports of the game. For instance, whenever the game switches from the 3D free-roaming mode to a locked 2D plane for close-quarter encounters, the action will briefly freeze for about half-a-second to implement the "Phase Shift".

More details and the full 20-minute long video below.

Honoka & Raidou's BnB combos: Start playing Dead or Alive 5 Last Round now (in your head) by learning those inputs

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (DOA5LR) hits retail stores worldwide next week. Any of you getting ready to get back on the DOA hype train? I'm already starting to see some of my friends on PSN booting up their copies of DOA5 Ultimate to get their engines all warmed up for the updated installment.

Regardless if you're a seasoned veteran to the series, a casual participant who appreciates the games for its raw entertainment value, or a complete newcomer to the franchise planning on making DOA5LR your first foray into the 3D fighter now that it's all snazzed-up for new-gen consoles, now might be a good time to get yourself familiarized with the game's two new characters -- Honoka and Raidou.

And to better facilitate that, today the game's developer Team Ninja has put out two bread-and-butter combos introduction trailers for the characters.

This isn't just a way for the developer to help you ease up on that dreadful week-long wait between now and the game's release; the combo videos also serve a practical purpose. You can start memorizing the inputs now, and the timing with which you have to hit the buttons, for an early Day 1 advantage in the online fray.

Shadowloo Showdown 2015 results, stream archive feat. Sako, Momochi, Kazunoko, Gackt, Poongko, K-Brad, ChocoBlanka, Dogura, Eita, KSK and more

Updated with final results: We've updated this story with the final results from Shadowloo Showdown 6 (2015), along with a stream archive from the last day.

It's time, once more, for Australia's premiere major event, Shadowloo Showdown. While this one comes a bit closer after the last one, the management have assured everyone that this is because they'll be opting to have the event during the first few months every year from now on, and they wanted to cement this time in 2015.

The event will feature Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, King of Fighters 13 and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

There are many killers featured at this tournament. Among others, you can expect to see HORI|Sako, EG|Momochi, Kazunoko, RZR|Gackt, Poongko, EG|K-Brad, EG|ChocoBlanka, Dogura, Eita, KSK and more.

What are you waiting for? Catch the live stream right below.

Square Enix and Dimps, the team that worked on SF4 and SFxT, are collaborating on the brand new fighting game, 'School of Ragnarok'

We recently posted a story concerning the interesting inclusion of a "copyright 2013 Square Enix" text below the SF5 logo in a spot at the Tapei Gameshow.

Perhaps this was just a typo, but it still has a lot of people asking questions as to whether Square Enix is at all involved in the development for the next Street Fighter game. Square Enix is currently working on a brand new fighting game called 'School of Ragnarok' which will be an arcade-focused, 1v1, arena fighter.

Why is this interesting? Along with Squre Enix, Dimps is also involved in the development of School of Ragnarok. Dimps is the group Capcom worked with on both Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter X Tekken.

So, the plot thickens... Square Enix pops up in an SF5 spot, and is now involved with a team that had a big hand in Capcom's recent projects. It still may be nothing, but we're certainly stroking our beards and raising our brows at the potential collaborative possibilities for the highly-anticipated SFV.

You can hit the jump to check out the latest trailer for School of Ragnarok.

New Pokkèn Tournament photos reveal alternate colors and underwater stage feat. Lugia

With Pokkèn Tournament location tests recently taking place in Japan, it look as though new photos of the game have revealed new content.

Firstly, we can see alternate colors for Lucario, Gardvoir, Machamp, and Suicune.

Additionally, a new stage has been unveiled. The screens show an underwater battlefield with Pokèmon such as Lugia swimming around outside of the dome. It has also been reported that Wailord and other monsters can be seen in the water.



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There have been talks of an alternate Pikachu outfit in which he sports blue shorts, but we have yet to see that in action.

What do you think about Pokkèn Tournament's new content? Are you looking forward to playing the Pocket Monster brawler? Let us know in the comments below!

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