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DOA5U news roundup: NyoTengu release date, Bath & Bedtime costume images, summer sale and more

It's been a crazy week for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate fans. First, a set of 10 Bath & Bedtime costumes was released for the game's lovely ladies. Next, a release date for DLC character Nyo Tengu was announced -- September 2 for the US, and September 3 for Europe.

Then, to cap it off, Koei Tecmo Games is holding a summer sale for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate and its DLC packs to celebrate the free version of the game (DOA5U: Core Fighters) surpassing the 1.5 million downloads milestone. Kokoro is also being doled out as an additional free character to players on Core Fighters.

Check out the images of NyoTengu and the set of Bath & Bedtime costumes below, along with a trailer for the new costumes, and details of the summer sale.



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Wednesday Night Fights to play Ultra Street Fighter 4 on PC, Yatagarasu added to The Runback line-up - season 3 and 4 details

Alex Valle over at Level|Up has posted new information on the upcoming seasons of Wednesday Night Fights and The Runback. With the grand re-opening of Super Arcade taking place later this month, both events will return to the arcade for their third and fourth season.

Wednesday Night Fights is undergoing an interesting change for season 3 and 4 -- Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be played on PC instead of Xbox 360. The hardware used will be provided by Alienware, and Level|Up hopes to expand the fighting game community by "competing on a platform that’s accessible and predominately used in championship gaming events world wide."

It was also announced that Wednesday Night Fights has officially been added as a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event. The top 16 Ultra Street Fighter 4 players in season 3 will earn CPT points based on their overall performance.

Additionally, the overall Ultra Street Fighter 4 grand champion of Wednesday Night Fights season 3 will qualify for the Canada Cup Master Series taking place this November. The champ will win flight and lodging accommodations for the event and will compete against RZR|Xian, QANBA|Xiao Hai, and more for $20,000 CDN.

New Marvel fighting game announced shortly after pulling license from Capcom

While most Marvel vs Capcom fans are still lamenting over the loss of Capcom's right to further create or sell video games that contain the Marvel brand, Marvel has suddenly revealed its own attempt to woo those looking to smash one another with their favorite heroes.

Enter Contest of Champions, a mobile fighting game described to be an "immersive, high-action, high-fidelity superhero combat game." Favorites set to return include Captain America, Storm, and Spider-Man. Can the new title placate the masses of fans waiting for an expansion to Capcom's series?

Hit the jump to watch both the debut trailer and an appropriate reaction video from Maximilian.

No more waiting: Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-'s 8-player lobbies will support 4 concurrent games with spectating, characters leveled up with M.O.M. mode

The player match lobbies in Arc System Works's forthcoming PS3/PS4 cross-platform fighting game Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- will not only support up to eight players and a spectating functionality, but it will also allow you and your friends to play in multiple concurrent matches within the same lobby, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine revealed in a two-page spread.

This means no more having to sit around and wait for your turn to play if you're not winning. Anytime you're done watching somebody else play, you can start a match with any other player from within the same session, without having to leave and creating a new lobby.

Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-'s player match lobbies is effectively a step up from the same feature offered in BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma. In BBCP, when creating a new lobby, you have the option to set it in "Match/Spectating" mode, in which players wait for their turn to play, or the "Free-for-All" mode that supports multiple concurrent matches in one lobby -- but cuts out the spectating feature.


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Tiers sections for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Darkstalkers, Soul Calibur, and more added here on EventHubs

It's that time of the year again, folks. We here at EventHubs have added a handful of new games to our tiers sections.

In the EventHubs tiers, site members can vote on specific character match-ups in over 25 games. Not only that, but you can share your completed character tier lists with friends, family, or even enemies via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more.

Below are a list of the freshly added titles and links to their respective tiers sections.

If you feel you have solid match up knowledge for any or all of these titles, please jump in and cast your votes!

Also, be sure to leave Josh a.k.a. TheUncharted a thank you in the comments for all of his hard work cranking out our new tiers sections.

'We still innit, Justin!' - The storm rages on in this Justin Wong vs. GoldenboyNeo Marvel vs. Capcom 2 first-to-ten set

Earlier this week EG|Justin Wong uploaded the first part of a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 first-to-ten set between him and GoldenboyNeo.

Although Justin took the first two games in the set, GoldenboyNeo eventually made a comeback to tie it at 2-2 by the end of the first part in the set.

Justin has now published parts 2 and 3 of this intense neck-and-neck match. Who will come up on top? Find out in the videos embedded below.

'Let's go, Justin!' - The EVO 2014 champion returns to Marvel vs. Capcom 2 in part 1 one this first-to-ten set against GoldenBoyNeo

After coming off of his huge EVO 2014 victory in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, it seems that EG|Justin Wong has decided to take a step back and revisit his roots.

Justin is considered one of the Marvel gods for a reason, and that is mainly due to his success in Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Today we have a special treat as JWong goes head-to-head with another excellent MvC2 player, GoldenBoyNeo.

The guys ran a first-to-ten set and in this story we have part 1 of the matches. For some high-flying, fast-paced Marvel vs. Capcom 2 action, be sure to continue reading.

Succubus Ayane, Puppy Kasumi and... Crow Hayabusa? Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate fan-created costumes need your votes to become DLC

For their next Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Halloween costumes DLC pack, developer Team Ninja has enlisted their fans' help in coming up with costume ideas that they want to see turned into reality.

The fans responded with over 300 design submissions, and now it's time to decide through your votes which character costumes are the best, and should be made into DLC.

Even if you're currently not an active Dead or Alive player, some of these DOA5U Halloween costume designs are worth checking out, if only because they're fairly remarkable pieces of fan art.

We've listed a few of our (my) favourites here, purely as fan-art pieces that we (I) found interesting.

Fair warning: Some of these pieces are NSFW.

Kuroda (Hugo) vs. TM (Q) in SF3:3S, recounts the salty story behind Guilty Gear XX's 'Kuroda Combo', which was popularised by SBO winner Ogawa

Weekly Playboy News has published another instalment of their "Kuroda Throws Down the Gauntlet" column. In this latest entry, Kuroda (Hugo) takes on TM (Q) in Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

In the interview part of the column, Kuroda recounts the days he spent playing the Guilty Gear series. He also shares a particularly salty story about how Ogawa, a top Guilty Gear XX player who happened to frequent the arcade Kuroda went to, had copied his play style and technique to win at Super Battle Opera 2005 -- or so he claims.

But that story has a bit of an interesting twist at the end.

Chopping someone up leaves no wounds, Armadon merely bewilders the opponent, and an ice sculpture? Primal Rage 2's Fatalities are...interesting

With Galloping Ghost Arcade now having a playable, (and almost complete), version of Primal Rage 2, we've been seeing quite a bit of footage of it lately.

A few days ago team GGA uploaded a compilation that shows off some of the finishing moves (Fatalities) that are included in this version of the game. Since the game was never fully completed, many of these finishers have some...peculiar properties.

A few of these killer moves actually look complete -- Talon slicing his opponent to death, Malyssa stomping on her victim, etc. -- while others are just plain weird.

Check them out below and let us know what you think!

Sin Kiske, the son between Ky Kiske and Dizzy, will be playable in Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign for PS3/PS4

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine, which officially goes on newsstands in Japan on Thursday, has the scoop on the first console-exclusive character to be added into the PS3/PS4 port of Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign -- Sin Kiske.

Sin Kiske is the son between Ky Kiske and Dizzy, and he was first introduced in Guilty Gear 2: Overture, the real-time strategy spin-off of the series that was released for the Xbox 360 back in 2007. You can also see him in the opening cutscene for Sol Badguy's arcade mode story, as since GG2 Sin has been living and travelling as a bounty hunter alongside Sol -- something he has done ever since the events of GG2.

Details on Sin Kiske as a playable character in Guilty Gear Xrd are scarce at the moment, but what we do know is that he will feature a unique "Full Stomach" meter mechanic.

CEO 2014 results, stream archive, battle logs ft. Justin Wong, Ryan Hart, Infiltration, PR Balrog, Momochi, Dieminion, K-Brad, ChrisG, Armada and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results for CEO 2014.

The time is finally here for some more rumbling in the ring, with the massive Capcom Pro Tour premier event CEO 2014 taking place in Orlando, Florida.

Names expected to be present at the event include EG|Justin Wong, DIG|Ryan Hart, Infiltration, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Momochi, EMP|Dieminion, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricky Ortiz, GG|NYChrisG, EMP|IFC Yipes, C9|Mango, EMP|Armada, Crs|Hungrybox, EG|ChocoBlanka and many more.

The event also features special guests Akimo, Nishikin and Dunhill from Japan, who have been flown out to the tournament by Twitch.tv.

Games to be played at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Injustice: Gods Among Us, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5, Project M, Persona 4: Arena, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and DiveKick.

Below, you'll find livestreams and a schedule for the event.

Primal Rage 2 prototype arcade cabinet (1 of 2 functioning machines in the world) now playable at Gallopping Ghost Arcade in Illinois

If you consider yourself a connoisseur of fighting games in general, there's a very good chance that you're familiar with Atari's Primal Rage.

First released as an arcade game in 1994, and subsequently ported to all of the major consoles at the time, Primal Rage was a fighter in which you picked to play as one of seven gigantic beasts.

The fighting game was considered successful, and Atari actually set out to make a sequel, this time featuring anthropomorphic deities who could transform into giant beasts -- but never finished it.

The Rhythm of Fighters out now, demoed in debut trailer; Nexon Korea partnering with Capcom to develop Street Fighter 4 Arena

It's been less than a week since we reported that SNK's The Rhythm of Fighters is an actual rhythm action game coming to the the iOS and Android platforms -- and the game app has already been released today.

Available for download at $0.99 from the iTunes and Google Play app stores, The Rhythm of Fighters offers 14 playable tracks, featuring music from not just The King of Fighters series, but also from other SNK titles, such as Metal Slug, The Art of Fighting, and Fatal Fury. There are also additional DLC song packs.

A debut trailer for the game has also been released on the Web today, that demonstrates how the game is meant to be played. Hit the jump to view it.

In other mobile fighting game news, MMO publisher Nexon Korea has partnered up with Capcom in a joint venture to develop a "Street Fighter 4 Arena" smartphone game app (iOS and Android) for the South Korean market.

No details on what this game might be like, but Nexon Korea is currently taking applications from Korean gamers to beta-test Street Fighter 4 Arena. The game app is slated for release in the latter half of 2014.

The Runback 2014 2.12 results, stream archive ft. Rico Suave, Filthie Rich, Clockw0rk, Infrit, Paradigm, Alex Valle, and more

The Runback 2014 2.12 results, stream archive ft. Rico Suave, Filthie Rich, Clockw0rk, Infrit, Paradigm, Alex Valle, and more Last night, The Runback returned and streamed live from Super Arcade in Walnut, CA. We now have a stream archive and results for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

RG|Rico Suave, Filthie Rich, BT|Clockw0rk, 1ATK|Infrit, UGC|Paradigm, LU|Alex Valle, and more competed.

You can follow along with the action on Level|Up's Challonge website.

If you missed them, last week's results are available here.


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