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Updated: Chokaigi Super Smash Bros. Wii U 2v2 tournament results ft. Mew2King, ZeRo, Luminous, and more

Updated again: Results for the Chokaigi Super Smash Bros. 2v2 tournament have been added.

Earlier: The Nico Nico Chokaigi mega fan convention is taking place this weekend at Chiba's Makuhari Messe in Japan.

While it isn't exactly a video games convention, Nintendo, Capcom and Bandai Namco Entertainment are some of the sponsors of the event, and at their respective booths they've got a couple of fighting games-related live stream broadcasts ready for your viewing pleasure between now and Sunday 1 a.m. Pacific Time.

First up, in a few moments the Day 1 broadcast for Nintendo and Nico Video's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U JPN vs. USA 2-on-2 world grand prix will begin. Four American players -- ZeRo, Mew2King, FOW and MJG -- are slated to take on their Japanese counterparts in a singles tournament today. This is followed by a 2-on-2 team tournament play-offs starting at the same time tomorrow.

Later in the day, Capcom's Tomoaki Ayano and Koichi Sugiyama will also be making appearances on the Capcom TV Day 1 broadcast to play some Ultra Street Fighter 4 with attendees and talk briefly about Street Fighter 5.

Tomorrow at 10 p.m. Pacific Time, Tekken Project lead Katsuhiro Harada will also be making an appearance on the Capcom TV Day 2 stream. He plans to share some new information on Tekken 7 with us while on the show, and is even bringing with him new footage to show off -- is he planning to announce yet another new character?

At 7.30 p.m. Pacific Time tomorrow there will also be a Pokken Tournament live stream, where new information on the arcade title is due, and capping off the day is another Street Fighter talk session on the Capcom TV stream starting at 11:50PM P.T.

Hit the jump for the embedded streams and a brief stream schedule so you won't miss all the action. We'll also be bumping this post throughout the weekend as a fighting games-related segment is about to go live.

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Gengar announced as Pokkèn Tournament's next playable character

During the Nico Nico Chokaigi Pokkèn Tournament stream, a new character was announced. Gengar, the ghoulish ghost Pokèmon, will be the game's next playable fighter.

Serebii.net reports that Gengar was actually selected by the public in a Twitter campaign that ran when the game was first revealed back in August of last year.

Other details revealed on the stream include Gengar's Burst Attack -- which will see Gengar transforming into his Mega Evolution -- and a new stage that is set in the middle of a town.


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Source: Nico Nico. Via: Serebii.net. Sent in by Shinkuu_Kikoken and an anonymous reader.

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butouden gameplay footage from demo version - Goku, Vegeta, Teen Gohan and Fat Buu gameplay action

With the revival of the old-school SNES fighting game series Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden right around the corner, it's high time we got some proper gameplay footage of the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butouden for 3DS.

Boasting a huge roster of characters, and trying its best to cater to all fans of the series, this is definitely something to keep an eye on for anyone who has enjoyed the adventures of Goku and his friends and foes throughout the years.

While there's been no official word beyond a Japan release, which is happening on June 11th of this year, it doesn't seem too far-fetched that a fighting game based on a series with such global appeal would eventually reach other shores as well.

Hit the jump to check out the video footage from the game's demo.

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Sarah Bryant, Pai Chan cover up their faces but bare their midriffs in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round's Ninja Clan Pack 3 DLC

The next set of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round costume DLC has been released.

This time around, 10 more characters are playing dress-up as ninjas in the aptly-entitled "Ninja Clan 3 Costume" pack -- and those 10 characters include Sarah Bryant and Pai Chan, whose costumes aren't exactly what I'd call traditional ninja garb.


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The Ninja Clan 3 costume set is the fourth DOA5LR DLC costume set, coming after two Ninja Clan packs and the Senran Kagura collaboration costumes.

A trailer for the Ninja Clan 3 costume set was also released; check it out below.

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Kim gets frozen in air, Xian tries the 'dash, dash, dash, dash' strategy, and more: Funny and Cool Moments ep. 89

LiangHuBBB returns with week with a brand new installment of his Funny and Cool Moments series.

In this episode, games such as Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Killer Instinct, Street Fighter 4 Third Strike, King of Fighters 13, and many others are featured.

There are a number of awesome, and frankly, odd moments included here. Be on the look out for the weird KoF13 glitch that leaves airborne, RZR|Xian attempting multiple dashes, then command throw with Makoto, and plenty of other great clips.

For Funny and Cool Moments episode 87, hit the jump.

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New info and trailer for Dissidia: Final Fantasy: Tecmo Koei's Team Ninja will be leading development, PS4 release, fight with summons, and more

A recent closed press conference revealed the details on Dissidia: Final Fantasy. For one, Tecmo Koei's Team Ninja, known for the Dead or Alive series, will be helping in development of the title. As expected in a fighting game, it will run at 60-frames per second.

The arcade game is actually being created using modified PS4 technology. This means a PlayStation 4 release is imminent. Unfortunately, that release won't be for another year after the arcade version, which is due out in Fall 2015.

Perhaps most exciting, though, players will be able to use Final Fantasy summons in battle. In the trailer, Lightning sees fit to bring out Ifrit in battle. Also, a beautiful sweep of Shinra is shown. Check out some screenshots of both below, then make sure to watch the full trailer.


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NorCal Regionals 2015 results feat. Daigo, Momochi, Bonchan, Infiltration, Kazunoko, Fuudo, Justin Wong, GamerBee and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results..

NorCal Regionals 2015 is upon us, and as a premiere Capcom Pro Tour event, you can bet there's a lot of competition present.

It's not all about Capcom though, as the event features tournaments in tons of games. This weekend, you'll be able to enjoy high-level matches of Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Project M, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

There's also Tekken 7 being streamed from the event, so if you're excited to see what this new game has in store for you, make sure to check it out.

As for names expected to show up, the list is beyond impressive - you can expect to see MCZ|Daigo, EG|Momochi, Bonchan, /r/Kappa|Infiltration, Kazunoko, RZR|Fuudo, EG|Justin Wong, Tempo|NYChrisG, AvM|GamerBee, Snake Eyez, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, EG|K-Brad, /r/Kappa|Poongko, Liquid|NuckleDu, /r/Kappa|EX Pugera, Chris Tatarian, Filipinoman, Brentt, EH|Velociraptor, CCG|Air, CCG|Chi-Rithy, pH|Hoodaman, pH|LPN, Hsien Chang, MMD|Alex Myers and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, iPlayWinner and Showdown Smash.

Hit the jump to check out the full action.

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Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden's latest trailer confirms 20 of the game's playable fighters

Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment and developer Arc System Works's upcoming 3DS 2D fighting game Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden was briefly touched on in today's Nintendo Direct broadcast for Japan.

During Nintendo Direct, approximately 90 seconds' worth of in-game footage from the fighter was shown, and after the broadcast was over, a new three-minute-long trailer was also published on the Nintendo Japan channel.

What's interesting about this new trailer is that it reveals for the first time that although there will be over 100 Dragon Ball Z characters making an appearance in the game, just over 20 of them are actually part of the playable roster -- the rest are Z assists.

The trailer also revealed who 20 of these fighters are:


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Is your favorite Z Fighter in the roster? If you're lucky you may even get to see him or her fight in the over 4 minutes' worth of footage embedded below.

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Hyper Dragon Ball Z - fan made project akin to Capcom's 1990s fighters shows off what they've been up to

It's been almost a year since we looked at the fan-made project Hyper Dragonball Z.

It's a 2D fighting game which the creators say is very much in the vein of Capcom fighters from the 1990s.

The crew has been coding some AI (artificial intelligence) routines for the characters, so you have a lively opponent to spar with when you load up the game, and they've uploaded some fights featuring Gohan, Majin Vegeta and Freeza for people to check out.

This project shouldn't be confused with the 3DS title Arc System Works is releasing titled Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butoden.

Here are a few screens from Hyper Dragon Ball Z, you can find the AI gameplay below.


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Stop-motion Dragon Ball Z is amazing! Watch Broly fight against Goku and his owner in this awesome short

Now, I realize that this video may not be directly related to fighting games. However, with Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butoden currently in the works, we feel this is something our readers might want to see. It's just too good not to share!

A video creator named Jordan Tseng has an impressive figurine collection that he doesn't just use for display. Instead, Tseng creates stop-motion shorts in which his figures engage in battle, perform entertaining acts, and more.

In his latest work, we see Dragon Ball Z's Broly fight against Goku and Jordan himself (well, his hand, anyway). This stop-motion short is exceptionally well done and an absolute joy to watch for any DBZ fans out there.


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Check it out after the jump, and please feel free to let us know what you think of this stop-motion DBZ short in the comments below.

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Breakable 'Senran Kagura' Dead or Alive 5 Last Round costumes now available in Japan; check out all 16 outfits here

Earlier this month, Koei Tecmo announced a new set of costumes for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round. These alternate outfits are a collaboration with Marvelous’ Senran Kagura series and are "explosively destructible" in-game, which is exactly what it sounds like.

The DLC costumes have been released in Japan, and we now get a look at all 16 costumes in this particular set.

Hit the jump to see more.

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Arrogance, overconfidence and awesome action poses; see who the bigger loser is in this One Minute Melee bout between Dan Hibiki and Hercule

Oaf squares off against oaf as Street Fighter's Dan Hibiki takes on Dragon Ball Z's Hercule, also known as Mr. Satan, in ScrewAttack's One Minute Melee!

This is something of an anti-dream battle as both of these characters exist more as jokes in their respective universes than anything else.

Unlike Death Battle, their sister show on ScrewAttack!, One Minute Melee is raw, non researched combat. This is simply a bout for entertainment's purpose, though you can vote on who you think would be the winner in a true fight.

With skills that are sub-par at best and egos that are easily over 9,000, hilarity will surely ensue in this battle of buffoons.

Hit the jump to find out who wins!

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First Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butoden gameplay footage shown in this brand new trailer

Just yesterday, Bandai Namco released a brand new trailer for the Nintendo 3DS exclusive / Arc System Works developed fighter -- Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butoden.

Up until now, we had only seen written details and a handful of images for the DBZ title surface online. Today, however, we get a quick glimpse at actual gameplay footage.

The trailer features a brief battle clip between Goku and Vegeta before the screen becomes littered with a swarm of DBZ characters. If you keep an eye out toward the end of the trailer, you'll spot characters such as Majin Buu, SSJ3 Goku, and more.

Hit the jump to check out the new Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butoden trailer.

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Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butoden dated for June 11; demo with Majin Buu, Goku, Vegeta & Teen Gohan playable coming next month

Publisher Bandai Namco Games has announced a release date for Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butoden through the pages of V-Jump magazine this month. The Nintendo 3DS fighting game, which is being developed by Arc System Works, will hit stores in Japan on June 11.

Prior to the game's release, however, a demo for the game with four playable characters -- Goku, Teen Gohan, Vegeta and Majin Buu -- will be made available to gamers in Japan. To gain access to the demo, you will need a special code that will come with the June 2015 issue of V-Jump magazine, which will hit newsstands sometime next month (the current issue, which officially comes out on newsstands March 20, is the May 2015 edition).

The player's progress (power level) in the demo can be transffered into the full game when it launches.

Along with the release date and impending demo announcements, the Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butoden feature in V-Jump this month also mentioned a number of other details:


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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round for PC: Minimum specs revealed, no online for up to 3 months, lacks certain features in PS4 version (Soft Engine, etc)

Now that the PC version of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (DOA5LR) is just two weeks away from its March 30, 2015 release date, Team Ninja has released some very important information that gamers should be aware of before making their purchases: minimum and recommended PC specifications, as well as some additional product specs comparing the PC port to the PS3 and PS4 versions of the same game.

Before we get into the minimum and recommended PC specs, it's important to note that although the Steam PC version of DOA5LR will support resolutions of up to Ultra High Definition/4K (if your PC will run it), in terms of the game's effects and features the PC port is actually somewhere in between its PS3 and PS4 cousins.

Here's a helpful chart that Team Ninja put together that highlights the differences between the PC port, and the PS3/PS4 ones:


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In summary, the PC port is equivalent to that of the PS3 version, with a few (but not all) PS4 bells and whistles added -- shadows, character selection IU (for selecting hairstyles, etc) -- and the ability to display up to UHD/4K resolution.

Read on for the minimum and recommended PC specs for the game.

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