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Team Ninja announces Dead or Alive 5: Last Round release date, DLC and the return of an old fan favorite from DOA2

It's official, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will launch early next year on February 17th in North America. Europe will have to wait a few days until the 20th to get their hands on the game.

In the midst of the birth of the new console generation, Team Ninja has decided to support both old and new and has included versions for Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The next-gen versions will cost $39.99 while the other two will be $29.99.

Koei Tecmo also revealed that “The Crimson,” one of the most popular stages from DOA2, will make a return in Last Round.

Here we have a few screen shots.


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Click the jump to see more shots as well as some game play footage.

Next Level Battle Circuit #93 results ft. Dieminion, Sanford Kelly, Smug, Shine, and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #93 results ft. Dieminion, Sanford Kelly, Smug, Shine, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night, so it's time for some great fighting game action from The Next Level in Brooklyn, New York.

The games being played tonight include Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late, if there are enough entrants.

Brackets are available on The Next Level Challonge site, and results for last week's tournament are posted here.

Ono: 'Virtua Fighter is the game by which all fighting games are measured' - the Capcom producer shares his experiences with the 3D fighting series

Last year, Virtua Fighter celebrated its 20 year anniversary. A website was created to honor the milestone, and featured various articles of VF news, video clips, and even interviews from 15 different fighting gaming producers and developers, sharing their thoughts on the 3D series.

These interviews were posted exclusively in Japanese, and luckily, a member of the Virtua Fighter forum by the name of Modelah has been hard at work presenting translated versions of each. There are 6 translated interviews so far, and sitting among the bunch is none other than Capcom's own Yoshinori Ono.

When Ono first got his hands on Virtua Fighter, the Capcom representative was awestruck not only by the giant leap in technology being utilized by the title, but also by the "gimmick-free, bare knuckle" gameplay style. To Ono, Virtua Fighter was fresh and beautifully complex.

"The way the game requires players to build on their attacks to create an offensive flow really shows how deep VF is," Ono explained. "It’s no exaggeration to say that VF is the game by which all fighting games are measured."

He elaborates by saying that in a game such as Street Fighter, players have the ability to cancel attacks into other moves and/or combos. This creates a certain flow to a battle, and although Virtua Fighter doesn't quite operate the same way, it matches this flow with its "attacks into movement and vice versa" style.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round dated for February 19, 2015 in Japan; PS4 & XB1 to receive free-to-play versions

Update: Regular and Collectors' Edition prices for the game have added to the story.

Koei Tecmo will be announcing later this week a February 19, 2015 release date for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (PS3, PS4, X360, XB1) through the usual Japanese video game magazines, according to anonymous reports from those who've managed to obtain early copies (via Games Talk).

No pricing details for the standard edition of the game have been revealed through the early reports yet. The PS4 and XB1 versions will be sold for 7,344 yen (~US$69) at retailers, and 6,480 yen (~US$60) digitally on PSN and XBL. PS3 and X360 copies will go for 6,264 yen (~US$58) at retail, and 5,554 yen (~US$52) digitally. There will also be free-to-play editions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round.

There will also be a Collector's Edition, priced at 12,744 yen (~US$119) for the PS4 version, and 11,664 yen (~US$109) for PS3.

Additionally, in Japan Koei Tecmo is planning to release a "Strongest Edition" package of the PS3 and PS4 versions, priced at 26,784 yen (~US$251) and 27,864 yen (~US$261) respectively. No details were given as to what would be included in those special editions, or if they would be available outside of Japan.

Two of the game's new stages (returning from past entries in the series) will be detailed in the Japanese game magazines this week. In addition, sparse details on both of the new characters in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round were also dropped.

Resistance 3 streaming live from Stratford, Connecticut - K-Brad, Dieminion, Smug, Sanford Kelly, RayRay, DaFeetLee, Flux, and more

Resistance 3 is currently streaming live from Stratford, Connecticut. Team Spooky's own Arturo "Sabin" Sanchez is handling the broadcast this weekend, and we can expect to see some great fighting game action.

Games being played here include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, and more. You can expect to see players such as K-Brad, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, Dieminion, PIE|Smug, CTRL|RayRay, CTRL|Flux, DaFeetLee, and more in attendance.

This tournament is the final Capcom Pro Tour ranking event to take place in the US, so be sure to tune in to catch all of the action.

The Runback 3.9 live stream ft. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, and more

The Runback 3.9 live stream ft. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, and more The Level|Up Twitch stream has gone live, and tonight on The Runback, we're about to see some great fighting game action from Super Arcade.

Tonight, the games being played include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm, and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, if there are enough entrants for each. Additionally, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is being played tonight.

You can follow along with all of the action by checking out the brackets over on Level|Up's Challonge page. Last week's results can be found here.

Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- (PS3, PS4) launches in North America on December 16 - Download the demo, check out this English trailer

The wait for Arc System Works and Aksys Games's next-gen fighting game Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- is almost over. Today on the official PlayStation blog, Director of Production at Aksys Games Frank “Bo” deWindt II announced that GGXrd -Sign- will be released on North American shores on December 16, 2014.

That's a mere 12 days away from the Japanese and Asian release date on December 4. That is, I believe, the closest, any Arc System Works fighting game has ever gotten to a simultaneous release, up from the one month wait period between the Japanese/Asian and North American release dates for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

Edit: If you're looking to pick up a new PS3/PS4 fight stick alongside your purchase of the game, Mad Catz's Mark "Markman" Julio has said that you can expect the Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- themed TE2 stick (pictured in image 6 of the gallery below) to launch at around the same time as well. The stick is compatible for both the PS3 and PS4 consoles.



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If you can't wait to get your hands on the game, a demo for Guilty Gear Xrd where you can play as either Sol Badguy or Ky Kiske is currently available on the Japanese PS4 PlayStation Store. You will, however, need to be a Japanese PlayStation Plus member to access it (it is possible to apply for a free trial), and the demo is playable only until October 29.

Before you go on your PS4 though, first check out the official North American launch trailer for Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- below.

New Halloween costumes for Dead or Alive 5 Utlimate try to treat instead of trick

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate has been grabbing a lot of attention with its new wardrobes. And while for better or worse it has certainly succeeded, it doesn't seem like the costume updates will be stopping anytime soon.

Now Dead or Alive 5 tackles the Halloween spirit with such classics as a poorly wrapped mummy, a man dressed as a pumpkin, a cat girl in a kimono, a skeleton that still has a lot of skin, and a Lilith cosplay. If these get you in the mood for holiday celebration, then you might want to take a look at the recently released trailer. We've also attached a few photos to get you started.

Since this is Dead or Alive we're talking about, please save yourself the embarrassing looks you'll get from your coworkers by remembering that majority of these outfits are NSFW.

Check below for Dead or Alive's Halloween images and the trailer.



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The Fall Classic results ft. Pepeday, Xian, Snake Eyez, Smug, PR Balrog, Mike Ross, and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Fall Classic is currently underway over at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown hotel in North Carolina.

Lots of notable players have made their way to the event this weekend, including Japan's /r/Kappa|Pepeday, RZR|Xian, Snake Eyez, PIE|Smug, EG|Balrog, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Twitch|Mike Ross, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, FNATIC|Perfect Legend, PIE|Poem, eSportsMax|Tampa Bison, bTri|NuckleDu, and many more.

Games set to be played at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Killer Instinct, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, King of Fighters 13, Soul Calibur 5, Guilty Gear XX#Accent Core Plus, Under Night in Birth: EXE Late and more.

Catch all of the action at TFC this weekend with us right now; check out all of the streams (and schedule) embedded below.

Red Fight District 2014 results ft. Luffy, Justin Wong, GamerBee, Valmaster, Ixion, and more

Update: This story has been updated with early results for the final day.

This weekend, Red Fight District is taking place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and a lot of Europe's heavy hitters are there, as well as a few non-European visitors.

The event will feature tournaments in Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Killer Instinct, UNIEL and more.

Players expected to take part in the event include MD|Luffy, EG|Justin Wong, AvM|GamerBee, GL|Valmaster, IND|Ixion, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, CDV|Will2Pac, LLL|Emersion, PropBB2|Ettelman, Andreas, LLL|MBR, BCN|Fasoll and more.

Stream duties are being handled by Armshouse and Fight Club NRW.

Look below for live streams.

The Runback 3.8 results, archive ft. ChrisG, Alex Valle, Infrit, Tyrant, and more

The Runback 3.8 results, archive ft. ChrisG, Alex Valle, Infrit, Tyrant, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier:: The Level|Up Twitch stream has gone live, and tonight on The Runback, we're about to see some great fighting game action from Super Arcade.

Tonight, the games being played include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm, and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, if there are enough entrants for each. Additionally, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is being played tonight.

You can follow along with all of the action by checking out the brackets over on Level|Up's Challonge page.

Next Level Battle Circuit #91 results, archive ft. Dieminion, K-Brad, Sanford Kelly, Shine, Smug, and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #91 results, archive ft. Dieminion, K-Brad, Sanford Kelly, Shine, Smug, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night, so it's time for some great fighting game action from The Next Level in Brooklyn, New York.

The games being played tonight include Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late, if there are enough entrants.

Brackets are available on The Next Level Challonge site, and results for last week's tournament are posted here.

The Runback 3.7 live stream ft. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, PlayStation All-Stars, and more

The Runback 3.7 live stream ft. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, PlayStation All-Stars, and more The Level|Up Twitch stream has gone live, and tonight on The Runback, we're about to see some great fighting game action from Super Arcade.

Tonight, the games being played include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm, and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, if there are enough entrants for each. Additionally, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale returns to TRB tonight.

You can follow along with all of the action by checking out the brackets over on Level|Up's Challonge page. Last week's results can be found here.

Next Level Battle Circuit #90 results, archive ft. Smug, Sanford Kelly, K-Brad, DaFeetLee, and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #90 results, archive ft. Smug, Sanford Kelly, K-Brad, DaFeetLee, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night, so it's time for some great fighting game action from The Next Level in Brooklyn, New York.

The games being played tonight include Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late, if there are enough entrants.

Brackets are available on The Next Level Challonge site, and results for last week's tournament are posted here.

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.


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